Green Hippo Chipmunk HD V3 Hippotizer Media Server
SKU: Chipmunk
Green Hippo

A compact, two layer media server with a range of creative effects as well as masks and keystone correction. Presets allow instant recall of scenes while timelines enable sequences and entire shows to be pre-programmed. Timelines can then be recalled from the user interface or set to run at specific times based on the system clock. X-Fade mode gives one layer that can automatically and seamlessly transition between states meaning presets and clips are smoothly recalled in any order

chipmunk logoChipmunk is an award winning media server. Driven by the same acclaimed software engine that powers the entire range, Chipmunk delivers two layers of 1080p HD with ease. Full on-layer geometry, FX and colour control plus keystone correction.

chipmunk awardTimeline functionality is as per Chipmunk's siblings along with Region-Mapper, Preset Manager, ScreenWarp and many more of the components Hippotizer users have come to expect.

The ability to switch to a single layer with cross-fade opens up a host of possibilities for Chipmunk. With a selection of transitions and mixer style functions built in, the system is ideal for on the fly applications such as music events, nightclubs or even permanent installations.

Chipmunk can be further configured to perform advanced functionality through a series of additional software packages that can be purchased at any time.

For projects with up to 2 layers of HD video via a single output without sacrificing flexibility and control Chipmunk is the perfect solution.

Chipmunk: Within reach...without compromise!

Key Features

  • Single output HD
  • Class leading video playback and real-time rendering
  • 2 media layers (1 layer in XFade)
  • Up to 2.5MegaPixels encoding and playback with FlexRes codec
  • PixelMapper > 25 output universes
  • 1U rackmount case
  • Optional patch panel for professional connections
  • 2 FX engines per layer - 100+ effects per FX engine
  • Frame accurate synchronisation across multiple servers (Connect & Control pack only)
  • Media Manager with live media updating and WatchFolders
  • ScreenThief for Ethernet video capture
  • Keystone and ScreenWarp for non-linear projection surfaces
  • Soft-edge blending
  • Timeline for stand-alone operation
  • HippoNet (Connect & Control pack only)
  • External control via DMX / MIDI / TCP-IP / OSC / RS232 / MaNet (Upgrade packs only)
  • High performance 3D show visualisation integration via CITP and HMap2 (Upgrade packs only)
  • Map to the most complex screen setups using RegionMapper and the award winning VideoMapper
  • New visual presets applicable across all layers
  • XFade - Automatically fade between clips and layer settings seamlessly


Maximum Media Size (FlexRes) 2.5 MP (>1920x1200)
Dimensions  6.3 inches)06 x 45mm (18.5 x 8.1 x 1.8 inches)
Boxed For Shipping Unit 470 x 2560 x 410 x 160mm (22.0 x 16.1 x
Weight Unit 5.88kg (13.0lbs)
Unit-Boxed w/ accessories 7kg (15.4lbs)
Case Type 1 U 19" Rackmount
Environmental Tolerances  
Operating Temp. Range 5 - 35 C (40 - 95 F)
Humidity 5% - 95% (non condensing)
Altitude 0-8850ft (0 - 2700m)
Voltage 108 - 240v 50-60Hz Auto Switching
Power Consumption 2.0 amps
Media Drives 1
Total Media Storage Space Over 50h SD content
Pro-Connectors/Breakout Panels Optional

Inputs and Outputs

Outputs Single output using DVI, Control outputs using RS232, Ethernet control, DMX over Ethernet and HippoNet, Control >25 Artnet or Kinet universes
Max Output Resolution 1 output unrestricted
Video Inputs Single HD-SDI (optional), ScreenThief Ethernet Capture


Supported Media Formats Quicktime, MPEG1, MPEG2, AVI, DIVX, Windows Media, MPEG4, DV, PNG, JPEG, BMP, TIFF, TGA, Image sequences
Maximum Number of Media Layers 2 ( 1 in XFade)
Maximum Media Size (FlexRes) 2.5 MP (>1920x1200)