Hippotizer Version 4.5.4 adds new features and functionality to V4 and V4+ systems.

Software Assurance The Release Date for Software Assurance of 4.5.4 is 28-Feb-2019. This version will install on all V4 and V4+ systems even if they report having expired Software Assurance.
  • Systems currently running 4.5.1, 4.5.2 or 4.5.3 should update to 4.5.4 with no programming changes.
  • Systems currently running 4.5.0 should update to 4.5.4 with only potential changes to layer zoom.
  • Systems currently running 4.4.X should export all programming, carry out a clean install and then import data into 4.5. Some Changes in 4.5 may require updates to programming. See the Release Notes for more information.
  • Systems currently running 4.3.3 or older software must clean install 4.5.4; all existing programming and settings will be lost.

Functionality Changes In 4.5.4

  • Problems with unintended fading of content have been fixed.
  • ZooKeeper will now notify a user when DPI scaling is on which prevents ZooKeeper from working correctly.
  • Improved support for Stream Deck in Multi Controller.
  • Parameters in DMX Personality editor are now ordered by channel
  • Remote updater can now install SHAPE
  • Background images are now saved in VideoMapper and PixelMapper
  • Importing Fixtures CSVs in PixelMapper has now been improved
  • Discovery of LabJack sources in MultiController has been improved.

For a full list of changes and fixes please see the release notes.

New Features in 4.5.3

Functionality Changes in 4.5.3

  • Multichannel audio encoding has been improved: audio with more than 2 channels can now encode alongside a clip.
  • The Watermark on PLAY and PREP systems will now fade in and out.

New Features in 4.5.2

  • Added Level pin to each input into SHAPE
  • Added option in SHAPE for texture mappers to ignore normals
  • Added option to rename materials in SHAPE
  • Added option to delete compositions in SHAPE
  • Added ability to set Zookeeper to High CPU Priority

Functionality Changes in 4.5.2

  • Sprite Mix Mode in SHAPE now fades through transparent instead of black
  • Added contrast fader to the Colour Trafo effect in Hippotizer Effects.

New Features in 4.5.0 and 4.5.1

Functionality Changes in 4.5.0 and 4.5.1

  • The default Zoom range of layer Zoom now goes from 0-400% instead of 0-200%.
  • When Zoom X/Y is active Zoom and Aspect are disabled.
  • The range of displacement of Pos-X and Pos-Y has been increased to accommodate the additional zoom.
  • The Notch parameters.txt file now only affects notch mixes
  • Automation Mappings have been changed though backwards compatibility has been preserved.
  • Hippotizer 4.5.0 Must run with Datapath driver version 17.19.4. This driver is now included as part of the Hippotizer Installer.


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