Green Hippo and Barco join forces

Posted on Wednesday, June 11th, 2008

UK-based media server specialists Green Hippo have teamed up with Barco to offer an integrated media server for the recently released Barco DML 1200 digital moving light. The DML 1200 is a very bright digital moving light, with a wide zoom-range and integrated CMY colour-changer that also has powerful projector capabilities. Barco says the new unit “tears down boundaries between projection and lighting.”

This amalgamation of video and lighting capabilities combines Barco’s projection technology with Green Hippo’s widely recognised and user friendly Hippotizer V3 software technology.

According to Barco: “With its brightness, unlimited image selection and instant switching between light beam and video projection, cue by cue, the DML-1200 provides lighting designers with pure creativity at their fingertips. With its on-board media player, lighting designers are no longer limited to static, pre-selected patterns and colours. Any image, static or animated, can be created and projected at a touch of a button. The DML-1200 is completely controlled over DMX, when using the integrated media server as well as the live video inputs, allowing it to be driven directly from any lighting desk.”

After nearly 10 years in Barco’s R&D department, Joost De Frene has taken up the role of digital lighting product manager and says: “We are convinced that it is an advantage to have an integrated media server based on Hippotizer V3 and we make a point of mentioning this in all of our external communication.”

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