CITP is network based protocol for the transfer of information from a Media Server to a lighting console or Visualizer. CITP can transfer thumbnails and media names, as well as low resolution streaming previews to select lighting consoles and Visualization software.

Note: CITP can add significant load to the network and may negatively affect performance of the Hippotizer or other network systems. We do not advise therefore using CITP during a live show situation. Instead, it should be viewed as a programming aid only.

To use CITP, start the CITP component and add it to a Pinboard.

Enable CITP

Enables / Disables the CITP

Network Interface

Choose which Network port that CITP will use to send data.

Note: It is considered best practice to use the data port to carry CITP to avoid congestion on the HippoNet Network

Multicast Address

Choose which multicast grouping address CITP uses. Most of the time this does not make a difference as many applications support both the old and new standard.

What works with CITP in 4.2.2?

Please see the release notes

Setting CITP up can be a challenge, each combination of manufacture can have a unique trick. The following specific combinations are known to have a ‘trick’:


The Avolites desk must see the CITP component start up on Hippotizer to work. The easiest way to do this is set everything up and then turn the CITP component on Hippo off and on again to allow the desk to see layers.


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