Upcoming HOG 4 Training Events: September 2015

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We’ve just added two new HOG 4 training classes to our schedule! Creative Stage Lighting will hold High End Systems HOG 4 classes at:

DATE FACILITY LOCATION
September 15 & 16 ALPS – Advanced Lighting & Production Services, Inc. Randolph, MA
September 23 & 24 TLS Productions Ann Arbor, MI

These two-day training sessions covers the powerful Hog 4 control software used on HOG 4 control consoles. Course prices is $499.99 and includes a HOG 4 USB widget (a $690.00 value!) and HOG 4 t-shirt. With the widget and the free HOG 4 PC download you can stay fresh on everything you’ve learned, even if you don’t have own a HOG 4 board.

Space is LIMITED.1 For more information please see CSL’s Training page. You can also sign-up online.


  1. Registrations not final until payment has been received. Please see sign-up form for details. Course subject to meeting registration number requirements. Registrations closed at eight students. 

We’re Bringing Hog 4 Training To the Pacific Coast Entertainment Open House

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Going to the Pacific Coast Open House? Enjoy the fun, games, and new tech at the open house and then learn the ins and outs of HOG 4 from Creative Stage Lighting.

Class Times

  • 6/24: 10AM – 6PM
  • 6/25: 10AM – 4PM

Hour lunch break each day

Location:

7601 Woodwind Drive
Huntington Beach, CA

Course Price: $499.99

Space is LIMITED.1 For more information please see CSL’s Training page. You can also sign-up online.

Sign-up online


  1. Registrations not final until payment has been received. Please see sign-up form for details. Course subject to meeting registration number requirements. Registrations closed at eight students. 

HOG 4 OS 3.0 Is Out

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High End Systems has released version 3.0 of their HOG 4 software. This release can run on Hog 4, Full Boar 4, Road Hog 4, Nano Hog 4, Hog 4PC, Hedge Hog 4/4S/4N/4X, and RackHog 4.

New features include:

Plots

Users can now build graphical 2-dimension fixture plots in their show files, allowing for quick and easy fixture selection and basic feedback. See section 20 of the Hog 4 OS help manual for more details.

Pixel Mapping

Console operators can now use the plot window to create PixelMaps that can then be used to display video or still image content on fixtures. Custom content is also supported for import into the console for PixelMapping playback. See section 20.4 of the Hog 4 OS help manual for more details.

Inhibitive Submaster Adjustment using Choose + Encoder

Users can now adjust the intensity level of an inhibitive submaster by holding down the choose key for that inhibitive submaster (or hold down the onscreen display for that master on the playback bar) and turning the appropriate main encoder wheel labeled “intensity”. This enables user to be able to adjust inhibitive submitters assigned to masters that don’t have physical faders.

New Uses for PIG key in File Browser

Holding pig while selecting files or folders in the the file browser now adds those files and/or folders to the selection one-by-one as if holding the control key on an external keyboard (in previous software versions hold pig while selecting files and/or folders mimicked holding the shift on a keyboard). Also, now holding the pig key while selecting a single folder in the file browser will select the folder instead of entering the folder.

Front Panel HID Mode Improvements

After upgrading the console to v3.0.0 the console front panel will enter HID mode ONLY when Pig+Fan+Cursor Up are held. If additional keys are held the console will not enter HID mode. Also following the upgrade the blind key LED will continually blink anytime the console front panel is set to HID mode.

Hog 4 Center Wheel Improvements

The Hog 4 console’s center wheel now adjusts single dmx integer parameters such as media folder and media file by a value of 1 with each click of the center wheel’s direct control wheel. The center wheel’s shuttle control wheel still works the same as before.

This release also includes a number of bug fixes.

To upgrade use the download links on High End’s website for your console.

HOG FACTOR

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High End Systems is putting on “The Hog Factor” – a National Collegiate Lighting Show Programming Competition.

The top teams in the country will be brought to LDI 2015 in Las Vegas where they will compete to win school prizes such as a Hog 4 console (worth $44,000), a $20,000 Scholarship and a personal Internship at High End Systems with the chance for full-time following a successful trial period!

Phase 1 is in progress now and will close on July 31st. Submit a virtualized light show programmed to one of the following songs to compete.

  • Uprising- Muse
  • Bring Me To Life – Evanescence
  • Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson / Bruno Mars

The final competition will be held at LDI 2015!

Learn more at http://www.highend.com/hogfactor.

HOG 4 Training This March at Creative Stage Lighting

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We’re happy to announce our March HOG 4 training event hosted right here in our North Creek, NY facility!

Full details below. As always, space is limited with only 8 seats available. These usually sell out quickly, so if you’re interested in attending make arrangements ASAP.


This two-day training session covers the powerful Hog 4 control software used on HOG 4 control consoles. Topics to be covered include, but are not limited to:

  • Console layout
  • Launching and managing shows
  • Patching and editing fixtures
  • Groups
  • Palettes and directories
  • Selecting and modifying fixture attributes
  • Scenes, Cues and Cue lists
  • Effects
  • Timing
  • Playback

Class Times

3/10: 10:00AM – 6PM
3/11: 10:00AM – 4PM

Hour lunch break each day.

Location

Creative Stage Lighting
149 Route 28N
North Creek, NY

Course Price: $499.99

Space is limited. Register today!

HOG 4 Training in Orlando Next Month – Part of PLASA Focus Orlando

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HOG fans – we’ll be in Orlando next month for our next HOG 4 training class offered as a part of PLASA Focus Orlando! Need to get up to speed on HOG? Then you won’t want to miss this.

This two-day training session covers the powerful Hog 4 control software used on HOG 4 control consoles. Topics to be covered include, but are not limited to:

  • Console layout
  • Launching and managing shows
  • Patching and editing fixtures
  • Groups
  • Palettes and directories
  • Selecting and modifying fixture attributes
  • Scenes, Cues and Cue lists
  • Effects
  • Timing
  • Playback

Class Times

2/19: 10:00AM – 6PM
2/20: 10:00AM – 4PM
Hour lunch break each day

Location

Paradise Show & Design
4653 35th St
Orlando, Florida

Course Price: $499.99 – includes Hog 4 Widget (MSRP $690.00)

Space is LIMITED! As we write this only four spots are left, so register today!

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VMB Announces TE-046

Our friends at VMB recently announced their new TE-046 telescopic lift.

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The TE-046 is based on the VMB’s TE-034, maintaining its compact features whilst being able to lift a total of 150kg (330lb) to a height of 4.6m (15′). TE-046 is made from 3 steel aluminum profiles, has an adjustable 3 position folding base, and comes with a handle for easy transport. It also includes the companies ALS (Auto Lock Security) system a safety feature which automatically locks the lift masts as they rise. The TE-046 is the ideal tool for any small to medium sized rental company looking to rig sound, light and/or Trussing quickly and safely.

Want to learn more? Call us at (518) 251-3302 or check out our VMB page and check out VMB’s entire range of lifts and find the right one for you.

Announcing Dura-Flex 12/3 SEOOW and SJEOOW Portable Power Cords

Today we’re happy to announce Dura-Flex 12/3 SEOOW and SJEOOW portable power cords!

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The new cable varieties are more flexible and weigh about 18% less than conventional Neoprene entertainment industry cable, making them even easier to handle and less expensive to ship. The UL listed cables meet RoHS requirements, feature a wider temperature range of –50ºc to 105ºc, and can take on the harshest environmental conditions.

Dura-Flex 12/3 SEOOW and 12/3 SJEOOW cables also feature:

  • Non-wicking polyprene fillers
  • Superior abrasion resistance and chemical resistance
  • A non-marking jacket
  • Higher dielectric strength compared to conventional cables
  • Higher tensile strength compared to conventional cables

For more information, including specification sheets, please see our portable power cords page at Dura-Flex.com

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