10.2 CITP Previews in the Media Picker

By default the media picker displays previews for fixtures using a default preview package for that fixture type as supplied by the fixture library. However, the media picker can also display previews that have been downloaded and cached from connected CITP enabled fixtures. In this section we will review which CITP clients are supported by the Hog 4OS for previewing, how to configure the DP8000 for CITP fixture discovery, how to associate fixtures to CITP media servers in the patch window, and finally how to use the patch window to refresh CITP media preview packages.

10.2.1 Supported CITP Media Server Clients

Hog 4OS supports the following CITP Media server clients:

  • Arkaos MediaMaster (software version 3.2.2, 4.2.1, 5.0.1, and 5.0.2)

  • Coolux Pandoras Box (software version 4.7)

  • Green Hippo Hippotizer (software version 3.2.1, 3.2.2, 3.2.3, 3.2.4, 4.2)

  • High End Systems Axon (software version 2.1.2 or greater)

  • High End Systems DL.2 (software version 2.1.2 or greater)

  • High End Systems DL.3 (software version 2.1.2 or greater)

  • High End Systems DLV (software version 2.1.1 or greater)

  • High End MMS-100 (software version 2.1.1 or greater)

  • PRG Mbox Studio & Mbox Mini (software versions 3.6.1, 3.8, 3.9, 3.10)

  • D3 Technologies d3 Designer (software version 14 and 14.1 with Video Modules v15, v16 )

10.2.2 Configuring DP8000 for CITP Discovery

In order for the console to properly discover CITP enabled fixtures on a DP8000's FixtureNet network, the FixtureNet adapter for the DP8000 must be properly configured:

  1. Open the node settings window for the DP8000 that is connected via FixtureNet to the CITP enable fixtures

  2. Select the FixtureNet tab of the node settings window

  3. Ensure that the IP address and subnet settings are appropriate for the network environment in which the CITP discovered fixtures are connected. This is similar to configuring the FixtureNet adapter for Art-Net and sACN output. To better ensure connectivity it is recommended that the IP address assigned to the FixtureNet adapter be within in the same sub-network as the CITP fixtures it is receving preview thumbnails from.

10.2.3 Patching fixtures to CITP discovered fixtures

Once a fixture is scheduled into the patch window and patched to a DMX output, the fixture can then be patched to a CITP fixture that has been discovered on the FixtureNet network of any active DP8000 connected to the console. Follow these steps to patch a fixutre to a CITP discovered fixture:

  1. Open the patch window

  2. Select the fixture(s) you wish to associate with a CITP fixture in the rig

  3. Press the "patch media" button at the top of the patch window

  4. Select the IP address of a discovered CITP fixture from the media patch window

  5. Press okay. You will now see the IP address of the CITP fixture in the patch window listed for the fixtures you selected in step 2.

  6. With the fixtures still selected press the "refresh media" button at the top of the patch window to fetch previews from the CITP fixture.

[Caution]Caution

If the IP address of a discovered CITP fixture in the rig changes you will need to perform the "patch media" task again.

[Tip]Tip

Selecting "None" from the list of CITP discovered fixtures in the media patch window will disassociate/unpatch the selected fixtures from CITP discovered fixtures and revert the fixture to using the default preview package supplied by the fixture library.

10.2.4 Refreshing CITP Previews

The content stored on CITP discovered fixtures may change during the programming of your show. For example, the video clip file used in the openning scene might have been changed on the media server. The console is not automatically made aware of these content changes and so it is necessary to request new previews from the fixture in order to update the cached preview package on the console. Follow these steps to update cached CITP previews on the console:

  1. Select the fixture(s) you wish to refresh the media.

  2. Open the fixture window or the media picker window.

  3. Press the "refresh media" button at the top of the fixture window or press the refresh button at the top of the media picker window. A green and white animated refresh icon will appear at the top right of the media picker window to the right of the search field. The media refresh is finished when the status animation changes to a green check mark (this indicates a sucessful refresh) or yellow exclamation point (this indicates there was an issue refreshing the media previews for the selected fixtures; click on the yellow exclamation point for details).

10.2.5 Disabling CITP on DP8000

By default CITP is enabled on all DP8000s in new shows. To disable CITP on a DP8000:

  1. Open the node settings window for the DP8000

  2. Select the CITP tab of the node settings window

  3. Deselect the enable button and hit apply