3.7 Adding DMX Widgets

The number of physical dmx connections on the back of the Hog 4 Console and the DP8000 is actually lower than the number of dmx universes these devices are actually capable of outputting. Connecting external USB dmx widgets to your Hog 4 Console, DMX Processor 8000, or Hog 4PC is the best way realize the full dmx output potential of your setup.

 

DMX Output Potential

Built-in DMX Outputs

Widgets to fully reach DMX output potential

Hog 4 Console

16 Universes

8 Universes

8 Single or 2 Super or 1 Super-duper

DMX Processor 8000

16 Universes

8 Universes

8 Single or 2 Super or 1 Super-duper

Full Boar 4

12 Universes

4 Universes

8 Single or 2 Super or 1 Super-duper

Road Hog 4

8 Universes

4 Universes

4 Single or 1 Super or 1/2 Super-duper

Hog 4PC

8 Universes

None

8 Single or 2 Super or 1 Super-duper

HedgeHog 4X

6 Universes

2 Universes

4 Single or 1 Super or 1/2 Super-duper

HedgeHog 4, 4N, 4S

4 Universes

2 Universes

2 Single or 1/2 Super

To attach an external DMX widgets:

  1. Connect the USB port of the dmx widget to the an open USB port on the console (Superwidgets also require an external DC power source).

  2. Setup → Network......

  3. Assign the dmx widget to one of the available dmx outputs of the internal DP8000 by selecting the wing's unique ID number in the drop down menu.

  4. If you have more than one dmx widget plugged in, you can identify which is which by pressing the Beacon button for the appropriate universe output mapping.