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  2. Hi What is the most recommended and stable - Sound Cards / Hard ware devices to drive 16/24 Channels of audio ? Thanks Percy
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  4. jfk

    Hardware to WatchOut

    x3 The most common causes of overheating are ... dust buildup inadequate air flow (look for changes that may have occurred around the computer that may have changed air flow) high ambient temperatures failed fans And while you have them open to blow out dust, recommend you change the motherboard battery. Before changing the battery, record your BIOS settings so you can restore them after the battery change.
  5. Walter

    Hardware to WatchOut

    What Leonard said! And ps: setup appears to be solid for years to come (specifically for gallery / museum setups where you normally have more than enough time to tweak content to be most efficient).
  6. jonasf

    23.98 frame rates and playback in WO

    Hello, This thread might be old but I am exactly on the same boat. With most of my shows being conferences, clients and speakers would pass me last minute video files which are most of the time 25 fps and 29.97fps. 5 years ago i've done heavy testing and comparison of different file format/containers and frame rates. at that time, mpeg @60fps rendered 16mbps Constant bitrate was my optimum setting. No stutters or lags on a span of 10 projector setup. Now with HAP-Q introduced and H264 mp4 playback being stable. Is this still an important pre-requisite? At the moment, I always ask my clients to provide files in 30fps. Is watchout now capable of playing any framerate with no stutter/lag? especially if 2 video files are being played at the same cue but with different framerate. Will ofcourse do another test for this but I am curios to know your experience with this. TIA
  7. DavidA

    10bit output

    Dear eddyedfred, at the moment Dataton has not published any official roadmap for future developments of WATCHOUT. But we do have some big plans for next year. Best regards, David
  8. Leonard

    Hardware to WatchOut

    It has been a while since 2015 we provided these mechinces, I expect that it's time to dust off the machine and have a check if all of fans inside the chassis work properly. Good airflow & air conditioning will definitely help on this. please feel free to contact me at [email protected] for further discuss.
  9. eddyedfred

    10bit output

    Thanks jfk, are there some more detailes informations available? Perhaps like next year? šŸ™‚ A lot of customers are asking for 10bit support nowadays.Would be nice to give them a better answer like: it's planned... Thanks again. marco
  10. jfk

    10bit output

    WATCHOUT is strictly 8-bit at this time. Plans are in place for future versions of WATCHOUT to support 10-bit.
  11. Zewei

    Hardware to WatchOut

    Hi, I'm pretty new to WatchOut and I am currently in charge of a gallery space that has a 360 wall projection that uses WatchOut. The gallery has 28 projectors and they are linked to 8 computers and 1 master computer. The specs of the computers are as attached. This system has been set up since December 2015 and lately I am having issues with the graphics cards overheating. I have two main queries which I would like to seek the advice of the experts here: 1. Is such a set up suitable? 2. What would be the likely cause of the graphics cards overheating? Thanks very much
  12. Jonas Dannert

    4 x 4k outputs windows 7

    Hi, Thanks for clarifying! /jonas
  13. eddyedfred

    10bit output

    Hey, I tried to find some informations about 10bit output with Watchout in the docs, but couldn't find something. Do you have experience with 10bit (sure, per color channel)? Does Watchout support 10bit output? Thanks, marco
  14. DavidA

    4 x 4k outputs windows 7

    Hi! It is a AMD driver limitation due to the fact that WATCHOUT use an older version of DirectX and AMD has said that they will not develop a fix for this. So for Windows 10 it is all good with 4x4K, while Windows 7 does not support more than 3x4K. Best regards, David
  15. Jonas Dannert

    4 x 4k outputs windows 7

    Hi David, Is that also true for the Radeon Pro WX-series of cards? And only a driver/OS issue, not a hardware issue of the FirePro cards? It seems from this table (link below) FirePro W-series can do maximum 3 x 4K (3840X2160) at 60 Hz, but the Radeon Pro WX-series, from WX 4100 up to the new WX 8200, can do (claims) 4 x 4K (3840X2160) at 60 Hz. https://www.amd.com/en/technologies/eyefinity-professionals, table a bit down on the page. Would be interesting to know if a FirePro W7100 would output 4 x 4K (3840X2160) at 60 Hz under Win10 but only 3 under Windows 7. Driver version seems to be the same. /jonas
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  17. DavidA

    4 x 4k outputs windows 7

    Hi! Yes, due to a limitation in the AMD drivers for Windows 7, you are limited to 3 x 4K outputs. With Windows 10 this is no longer the case. We have now announced the Windows 10 tweak guide: https://response.dataton.com/watchout-windows-10-tweaking-guide Best regards, David
  18. Just guessing, but is your 3D object a very complex model? I've experienced Watchout production becoming unresponsive in the past when I imported a 3D object with a very high vertex count. It's just possible that in your case, the production machine managed to import the model, but the display machines are struggling and appear unresponsive. The Watchdog process running on the display machines may have launched a second instance of Watchpoint, if it appeared that the first instance has crashed.
  19. Miro

    Windows 10 Tweaking Guide

    About windows editions. You can probably use which edition you want. Windows professional editions usually comes with more bloatware and requires more effort when tweaking. Later versions contains more features and has a larger footprint. It's probably easier to obtain a specific version like 1709 for enterprise than pro. At Dataton we are using Enterprise 1607 LTSB and Enterprise 1709 and will not spend much time to configure and tweak other editions. Also note you will need a volume licensing agreement if you are deploying a clone image to multiple devices.
  20. Croonquist

    4 x 4k outputs windows 7

    Can I output 4x 4k outputs in windows 7 if running in 25or 30p. Firepro and M.2 hardware. Still limited to 3 outputs in 50/60, right? Regards Christian Croonquist
  21. marklian

    Display order on multi outputs single card

    Thanks Thomas. I went the easy route by just physically plugging 1,2,5,6,3,4 and labelling the phyiscal cards output at the back. The only issue now I realised is, this works if I am using the MiniDP to DP cables. If I introduce any format of adapters, that is minidp to DVI or HDMI etc, this order gets messed up. Hopefully someone will chip in for a fix either a regedit edit or something.
  22. DavidPatrick

    Match Frame Video Files

    I've confirmed this also happens with still image files, so it's not only videos. That makes me think it's not framerate related. And they are pretty small images at that. I'm going to send a test file over to dataton support and see what they say.
  23. JJ Myers

    HAP Encoding not looking so good in FFMPEG

    I myself am planning on using ffmpeg for future HAP encoding, considering that anything using the 32b Quicktime component on OS X will be reaching EOL very soon. In fact, the latest Adobe AME and AE OS X releases have already pulled HAP from the list in anticipation of the next version of OS X (which will no longer support any 32b components). There has been a backlash directed towards Adobe from the live events community concerning the lack of warning to users and the lack of planning to have a solution in place ahead of time. Adobe has mentioned on various forums that they hear the response and intend to provide a solution in the future.... for whatever that's worth. I am sorry Keith I do not have any results to share with you at this time, as I am just getting started. I will indeed let you know what I find out as I experiment. I am hopeful in finding a way to get acceptable results out of ffmpeg, because the project really seems to have taken off and is a great contribution to the development community!
  24. HouseofGusto

    Windows 10 Tweaking Guide

    I understand. Then what is LTSB exactly please? Thank you David. PS. Nevermind. I have found the explanation. Complete disabling of updates sounds good to me.
  25. DavidA

    Windows 10 Tweaking Guide

    It is a recommendation. You can use Pro, but you have some benefits using Enterprise. Windows Enterprise has exclusive the option of running LTSB (Long Term Service Branch), and you have the possibility to 100% remove windows upgrade.
  26. Hi Pete, I'm glad for your interest in the Trax gear. Where are you located?

  27. HouseofGusto

    Windows 10 Tweaking Guide

    The official Dataton Windows 10 tweaking guide seems to refer to Windows 10 Enterprise edition as defacto OS. Is this edition a must or a recommendation? Are there mandatory requirements to be met by using this edition instead of Pro? Thank you.
  28. Pete W

    Dataton Trax gear

    Hi Mal iā€™m interested!
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