VisualAudio Productions’ Staal Van Der Bergh has invested in a new Hippotizer Karst Media Server from South African distributor DWR Distribution. The new purchase complements his existing Hippotizer Boreal Media Server.
Staal comments: “I love animals – the more Hippos, the merrier! But in all earnestness, I don’t always need a big Hippotizer such as the Boreal and the Karst’s greatest selling point is flexibility. Now I have the best of both worlds.”
DWR’s Dylan Jones agrees: “Staal can send out the Karst on an extra show, he can work on large productions using both the Karst and the Boreal, or he can do a smaller show with just the Karst.” In addition, the unit can also be rented out for dry hire.
“The main attributing feature is a 4k Output which can be split into more outputs if needed,” explained Dylan. “Because the Hippotizers work together, you can plug a network cable over HippoNet, which will connect the two servers and create six outputs.”
Staal was one of the very first Green Hippo users in South Africa and his passion for his Boreal Media Server has made him a fast programmer. With corporate events being his main line of work, he recently had 81 video starts in three hours at the Adcock Ingram Awards Evening, 60 video starts at the APEX Awards, and then created six masks to make one scene at the Young Community Shapers Awards.