As usual, TMB had a huge variety of interesting products on display. Front and center were the Green Hippo Hippotizer and Aviary products. The new lineup of Hippotizers have more of everything we’ve come to expect in these products including more layers, more outputs, and the new SHAPE 3D workflow framework. The Aviary products are media players with onboard manipulation of speed and color, plus the ability to map multiple outputs to multiple displays or projectors at varying or arbitrary resolutions.
They also had the complete line of Solaris LED fixtures on display including the Flare, Flare Jr, Flare Micro, and IP rated Flare for outdoor use, Linear LED flood fixtures, and the exciting new Mozart fixture. The Mozart is a 4.7” square array of 64 RGB LEDs producing 11,000 NITS. The fixtures can be configured as 1, 4, or 16 “pixels” allowing for motion effects within a single fixture. Up to 10 Mozart fixtures can be controlled from one power supply using just under 1 universe of DMX at the 16 pixel/ fixture resolution.
Finally, they continue to evolve their ProPlex line of control distribution hardware and ProPower distribution devices to keep up with the increasing demands for different configurations. For power users who are looking for an easier way for RDM per-configuration of fixtures there was the MasterFade. This little desk allows patching of any six channels, or the ability to record scenes to the faders. It can also capture static or dynamic scenes from an external console, but the handy feature of this is the ability to setup and monitor RDM-capable devices.