Hippo-CritterImpact Production Services (IPS) now stocks the Green Hippo Hippotizer Media Server, in the compact 1U Critter variant. Available from £450 per week, the Critter can add a whole new dimension to your event. Capable of running up to four video layers, the Critter is a powerful device for media playback. Control options via DMX and Artnet, along with MIDI and various other integration options mean lighting and video convergence are yet another step closer.

Features the latest version 3.1 software with on board Media Encoding, extensive effects banks, Screen Warping, Pixel Mapping, and a comprehensive Timeline control capability, the Critter has all the features you may need in a Media Server. The Critter can run up to four simultaneous video layers at 720 x 576, or a single 1920 x 1080 layer. The video outputs are via DVI, and the Critter also features a composite video input that can be manipulated with any effects as if it were a video layer. The Critter is supplied with a selection of stock footage preloaded, and can playback most popular video formats, including .mpeg and .mov files.

The Critter is the ideal device to drive our low resolution LED screen, which is also now in stock - perfect for bold visuals at the back of a stage, or to add some sparkle to an awards set. This complements the range of Plasma Screens, Projectors, Laptops, Switching and Distribution equipment already in stock. For any further details on any of the video equipment available from IPS, or to discuss your next event, please get in touch.