4-Day Hippo Schools - Now with Five Options!

  • More Choices!
  • More Input!
  • More Flexibility

Hippo School Basic - 1 Day
Hippo School Advanced - 2 Days
Hippo School Full - 3 Days (Basic + Advanced, our most popular option)
Hippo School System Troubleshooting - 1 Day
Hippo School Full + Troubleshooting - 4 Days


Available Curriculum Includes:

  • Instruction on the new features of the Hippotizer V4 + latest software
  • Multiple advanced practical projects
  • More question & answer sessions
  • Properly interfacing with other equipment
  • Troubleshooting server issues

Created for programmers and professional designers with Video, Lighting and Production backgrounds, Hippo School provides participants with everything required to set up and program a show. From timeline programming and screen warping to Automation integration and VideoMapper LED and projection layout. To ensure focused hands-on training is achieved, class sizes are limited to two participants per machine for a total of 12 participants. Register early to get a seat!


  • Hippotizer V4 product line and features
  • System setup and configuration
  • Navigating the interface
  • Managing media
  • ScreenWarping and projection masking
  • Basic Hippotizer functions
  • Timeline programming
  • Advanced Timeline programming with Group Controller
  • DMX control of Hippotizers
  • Scenic automation integration
  • MIDI/SMPTE/OSC controls
  • Serial control
  • PinBridge programming
  • Media Frame-Synchronization
  • PixelMapping with ArtNet and KiNet
  • Uberpan multi-screen software
  • VideoMapping with LED tiles
  • Setting up & implementing an Uberpan system
  • Programming media creation for Uberpan systems
  • Common technical support procedures


Day 1: Hippo School Basic

An overview of the Hippotizer product line and features, system setup, basic controls, managing media, screen warping, edge-blending, live projection masking and basic timeline programming. Examples and time for questions is also included. Hippo School Basic is ideal for those new to the world of media servers or not familiar with Hippotizer.

Day 2: Hippo School Advanced I, Input/Output

Advanced input and output feature of the Hippotizer V4 system featuring advanced timeline programming with Group Controller, DMX connectivity, Automation integration, custom control protocols, Timecode, MIDI, OSC, RS232, PinBridge and synchronization. Projects are integrated into the training and time for questions is also included.

Day 3: Hippo School Advanced II, Projects & Mapping Technology

Multiple advanced practical projects will be assigned for participants to put their new found skills in action. Instruction will also include PixelMapper with ArtNet and KiNet integration, VideoMapper LED and projection layout. Participants will walk step-by-step through setting up and implementing the new UberPan multi-server screen management system. Hippo School Advanced (Days 2-3) is recommended for professional with a working knowledge of Hippotizer media servers who wish to hone their skills and enhance their creative productivity. Professionals familiar with media servers but who may be new to Hippotizer should consider Hippo School Full (Days 1-3) to include Hippo School Basic.

Day 4: Hippo School System Troubleshooting

One-day training for those who need to know troubleshooting and repair methods for the Hippotizer V4 system. This class allows shop and road technicians to get hands-on with the different models of Hippotizers and become familiar with solving common issues. Properly interfacing with other equipment is also covered. Expert programmers and designers wishing to improve their general skill sets will also benefit from this class.


Hippo School Basic (Day 1): $150
Hippo School Advanced (Days 2-3): $300
Hippo School Full (Days 1-3): $375
Hippo School System Troubleshooting (Day 4): $150
Hippo School Full + Troubleshooting (Days1-4): $450

All classes are taught by qualified TMB personnel and typically run 8 hours from 10am-6pm. Lunches and refreshments are provided. Payments are accepted via PayPal or check and are non-refundable.

Contact: hipposchool@tmb.com or 818 899 8818


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