Hog 4 Comparison Chart

sinclairsinclair Registered User, Hog Beta
edited November 2012 in Hog 4 OS Software Discussion
I threw this chart together for my own benefit, so I thought I'd share. If anyone has anything to add or correct, please let me know.

Updated 10/27

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  • sinclairsinclair Registered User, Hog Beta
    edited October 2012
    I'm also interested in more geek specs if anyone has them. (CPU, RAM, OS etc)
  • srautanesrautane Registered User, Hog Beta
    edited October 2012
    I might be wrong, but I think widgets will unlock Artnet also on H4PC.
  • Unknown Users Awaiting Email Confirmation
    edited October 2012
    The Hog4 has two 17" IPS displays and one 7" IPS display.

    All three consoles use Dual Core x86 processors.
  • sinclairsinclair Registered User, Hog Beta
    edited October 2012
    Yes, I should have been more specific with the Nano and said that there's optionally the possibility for up to 8 artnet universes onboard. And unlimited through DPs
  • Firewood1Firewood1 Registered User, Hog Beta
    edited October 2012
    @Gideon
    I think the height of the Hog 4 on your chart might be slightly out!

    It's very useful to see the specs side by side though. Thank you.

    Colin
  • chrisfchrisf Registered User, HES Alumni
    edited October 2012
    Hi Gideon,

    That is a nice chart! However the MSRP on the Full Boar is incorrect. It is $28,500

    On another note would you mind sending me an editable version of it?

    Cheers

    Chris
  • sinclairsinclair Registered User, Hog Beta
    edited October 2012
    Thanks Chris!

    Have at it.
  • MLorenzMLorenz Registered User, Hog Beta
    edited October 2012
    srautane;62896 said:
    I might be wrong, but I think widgets will unlock Artnet also on H4PC.
    Thats right, each widget-output will unlock an artnet-output
  • LeggyLeggy Registered User, Hog Beta
    edited October 2012
    MLorenz;62916 said:
    Thats right, each widget-output will unlock an artnet-output
    I'm assuming this means the artnet output mirrors the physical output on the widget, or can the artnet output be additional universes i.e. a total of eight universes per super widget?
  • MLorenzMLorenz Registered User, Hog Beta
    edited October 2012
    from the HOG 4 Brochure:

    Art-Net/sACN Support for Hog 4PC
    Hog 4PC can output Art-net/sACN up to 8 universes. Each universe of output is enabled when a matching USB widget output is mapped and physically connected.
  • Playdoe9Playdoe9 Registered User, Hog Beta
    edited October 2012
    Leggy;62923 said:
    I'm assuming this means the artnet output mirrors the physical output on the widget, or can the artnet output be additional universes i.e. a total of eight universes per super widget?
    Jonathan,

    Each widget device can either output DMX OR Artnet.
    So 1 port widget is 1 universes DMX or Artnet
    1 Super Widget is 4 universes DMx or 4 Universes Artnet

    -Ben
  • Playdoe9Playdoe9 Registered User, Hog Beta
    edited October 2012
    Nice chart Gideon.

    It might be worth noting the increase you will get in rental from a production company for having Hog4 vs 3 is a whopping zero $0 :(

    Doesn't mean we won't buy them though. You getting the Nano?
    I'm probably going to wait to upgrade the software till after this show but I'll definitely play around with it.

    Depends what I'll get trading in my wings to try and get Nano.

    -Ben
  • jsteeljsteel Registered User
    edited October 2012
    no internal ups this time? and does any one know much about light converse had a quick look seems to be very chunky and not so easy to use.
  • MLorenzMLorenz Registered User, Hog Beta
    edited October 2012
    No internal UPS!!!!
    Which is a great advantage I think.
    I prefer to have a real UPS for my FoH Stuff, incl all switches, DP etc....

    LightConverse is very easy to use and the results are also very good. The GUI is not that "good" looking like other visualizers, but who cares, i care for the results, and they are really really good. Also getting live-video into it is very easy.
  • sandersander Registered User
    edited October 2012
    what is the noise level of each board? the hog3 console was really silent with no fans. during shows i could only hear the humming of the harddisk (so this sound is not there anymore...).
    are these boards built the same way? okay, the nano is depending on the choice of pc.
  • jsteeljsteel Registered User
    edited October 2012
    totaly agree about the ups was nice though knowing if you did power down that the os still had a chance to shut down properly.

    ill download light converse and give it a go

    thanks
  • Marty PostmaMarty Postma Registered User, DL Beta, Hog Beta
    edited October 2012
    jsteel;62952 said:
    totaly agree about the ups was nice though knowing if you did power down that the os still had a chance to shut down properly.

    The H4 system is so much faster now with SSD and new Linux version etc. that the chance of corrupting data due to power loss is extremely minimal.

    Also if there is a strange lock-up of some sort, you don't have to wait for the battery to die before you can restart....which is also now extremely fast. On H4 it goes from totally cold (no power) to launched into a showfile and ready to go in less than 45 sec.!!.
  • marcjanowitzmarcjanowitz Registered User, Hog Beta
    edited November 2012
    Not sure where I'd put this in a chart, but I just noticed that the H4 and FB have the main playback buttons to the right of the fader bank while the RH and Nano have the main playback buttons to the left. If you use the main playback buttons (many people don't) it will be a bit of an adjustment to go back and forth between models, muscle memory being what it is. This is a bit of a drag over the H3 line where at least the layout from model to model was identical.
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