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:


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.