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    Getting out of a loop at the end of loop

    Thanks, Rainer! Works perfectly. Finally a solution for a very old problem, we used to deal with by just fading over. Honestly, I find that the programming effort relatively high for such a "simple" thing...but it works! Walter's solution might be a bit easier, also thanks for that! Regards, Merten
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    1080p25 with Blackmagic Decklink Quad/Duo

    Yes, jfk is right. I contacted Blackmagic and they tell me that Watchout is not an officially supported software. And Dataton has to change something... We use our 1080p25 cameras with Display PCs running the old BM 10.1.1 driver. Another workaround is to use an other SDI capture device like this one. https://www.vision-dimension.com/de/bilderfassung/usb3-video-grabber/xi100dusb-sdi/170 Works really well, no problems with WO and you can keep the newest BM driver. It would be helpful for other WO/BM Decklink users to know about the issues and to collect posts to find a solution. The Decklink series are recommended in the Technical Notes in the Document 'Capture Cards' and a lot of people use them. Perhaps it would help to make a list, which signal works with which driver and what is the right resolution to choose in WO's live video dialogue. Just an idea...
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    Blackmagic Decklink Quad capture issues

    Same thing here... http://forum.dataton.com/topic/2225-1080p25-with-blackmagic-decklink-quadduo/
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    1080p25 with Blackmagic Decklink Quad/Duo

    Thanks for the quick answer! I just wanted to make clear that there is no problem with the signal and that the capture card display the camera. I discovered, that when you use Decklink driver 10.7 or 10.7.1, that the physical inputs of the Decklink Quad are changed. Input former input 1=4, 2=3, 3=2, 4=1. So I have to change them in WO Display Video In. I saw that there are some topics regarding similiar problems, so I'm not alone... http://forum.dataton.com/topic/1931-blackmagic-decklink-quad-capture-issues/?hl=decklink http://forum.dataton.com/topic/1368-blackmagic-decklink-4k-extreme-capture-issue/?hl=decklink http://forum.dataton.com/topic/1931-blackmagic-decklink-quad-capture-issues/?hl=decklink
  5. Hi, I am having issues with cameras, putting out 1080p25. I cannot get them to sho in WO Display (v6.2.1). I am using the newest Decklink driver 10.7.1. In Blackmagic Media Express the camera is there. The new auto-detect in the software tells me the input is 1080p25. But no chance to get it working with WO. I tried with two different cameras. I tried with the Decklink Quad (v1), Decklink Duo (v1+2). When I downgraded the Blackmagic driver to Decklink version 10.1.1 it is working in WO. Another thing is, that I have to use "Decklink Video Capture" instead of "Blackmagic WDM Capture" with version 10.7.1 (or newer than 10.3.7). Otherwise, I only get Input 1 working in WO. All other Inputs are dead, although they are shown in Media Express. Any clues?
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    Blackmagic Decklink Quad capture issues

    Same here. I had to downgrade from 10.3.7 to 10.1.1. Although it seems to make a difference wether you use the "Blackmagic WDM capture" or the "Decklink Video capture" drivers in WO Display's Video In window. http://forum.dataton.com/topic/1934-bmd-desktop-video-driver/
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    BMD Desktop Video Driver

    When WO Display crashes, on the Display computer a and Windows-message appears: Watchout doesn't function any more. (In german: Watchout funktioniert nicht mehr). In WO Production I get the message "Lost connection to Display computer". In most cases, after about 30s, WO Display runs again. I think, the 2nd instance of Watchout Display (WP) is taking over. Sometimes I have to restart WO Display manually. When the connection is lost, the Display PC is putting out black. The crash happens, when the cursor in the timeline is standing on a Live Input, of which the driver was changed, as desribed in my previous post.
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    BMD Desktop Video Driver

    Thanks for the quick answer! So I guess it's the usual BM hassle... Though it's weird, WO doesn't show Live Input when I change the driver in the Video In Menu (WDM/Decklink) and crashes. And that it worked again when I downgraded to the older working driver Version. Perhaps, Windows (WDM) remembers which input card was used.
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    Christie LHD700 Shutter Control

    Thanks, jfk! Do I always have to use capital letters in WO? In Packetsender I discovered this $0A for \n before, but written $0a.... Gonna give it a try!
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    BMD Desktop Video Driver

    Hi, I just wanted to share some of my latest BMD Decklink issues, in the hope to get some feedback from some (worried) users. Does someone know, if the newest driver version 10.5.2 for the BMD Decklink Video Capture Cards (SDI Duo/Quad) works with WO? Currently, we have installed version 10.1.1 and 10.3.7 as these work okay, as far as BMD things work... I discovered, when I updating the driver from 10.1.1 to 10.3.7 (to capture a GoPro4, what's not possible with 10.1.1) on a display PC wit Decklink Quad SDI, that older WO shows, with Live Cameras in it, created with the older driver didn't work anymore. The camera signals came into the card, but WO was not able to show them. I downgraded to 10.1.1 and it wored again. So, does does the WO show save, which BMD Decklink driver was used when creating the show? And does it help re-installing Watchout after I updated the Decklink driver+firmware? The goal is, to be able to run all old shows with most stable decklink driver...if something like this exists. An other strange thing is, that with version 10.3.7, Watchout Display is only able to show live video, when "Decklink Video Capture" is selected. (cntrl+W, then Live Input Devices) On 10.1.1 we used to run the "WDM capture", as recommended. Also, it is not possible, to run a show with Live Video, which was created with a Display-PC where the WMD driver was selected on an other PC where Decklink Video driver is selected. Watchout Display even crashes, when you try to go online on a Live Input in the timeline. So I guess WO loses the connection to the Live Input Card, once the Driver is different from the original. Am I right with this assumption?
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    Christie LHD700 Shutter Control

    Hi Mike, I tried that combination, and several others, before. With Packetsender, I tried to get a connection to the projector and send the commands. When I was sending a packet, the projector replied wit PASSWORD. Just like in the console with telnet. Then I had to send the command \n several times. ( \n is the ASCII code for new line / carriage return.) After sending this for about 10 times, the projector answered HELLO. So a connection should have been established and I tried the C0D command to close the shutter. But everything I send from then on, throws me back to the PASSWORD. Any chance, the missing thread http://www.dataton.com/forum/viewthread/93/ gets revived?
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    Christie LHD700 Shutter Control

    Yes, I tried this command and others before. With Packetsender I can manage, that the projector answers with "Hello", like in the console wit telnet. But I have to send the ASCII packet (\n --> for new line?) several times until the projector responds. After that, I cannot go any further to send the C0D command, as the procedure starts over again and I get asked for the password. C0D is an ASCII command, right? A strange thing is, that the projector communicates with another port of the pc, everytime I send a packet. Upwards from 50500.
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    Christie LHD700 Shutter Control

    Hi, firstly, thanks for your time! I set the projector's network password on default, so there should be no password necessary, as said in the manual. There is no option to remove the password, though. In the telnet session I get asked for a password, but I don't have to enter it. I can go on just by pressing ENTER. This is what I type in the telnet session (right side): C:\...\... > telnet Microsoft Telnet> open 10.112.81.61 10000 PASSWORD: ENTER Hello C0D (for shutter close) regards, Merten
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    Christie LHD700 Shutter Control

    Thanks, gpeeler! I tried to read out the commands with wireshark before and it seems that, there is a connection between PC and projector. But I didn't know, where to find the telnet commands I was sending. I can see that there is a conversation in both directions. With Teltec I'm sending over TCP port 10000. Port 10000 is the default port of the "Network Data Management Protocol" (ndmp). Wireshark also shows this port as ndmp. Another thing is, that I have to type in a password (projector's network password) before I can type in the commands into the console. It is by default 0000. Perhaps this has to be included in the String that is send by Watchout? I also controlled the projector by using the browser. Wireshark tells me, that in this case, tcp port 80 (http) is used. But this port doesn't work for the teltec commands in the console.
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    Christie LHD700 Shutter Control

    Okay, let's not talk about quotation marks anymore... Thanks for the detailed reply, jfk. I tried with an other PC. No firewall active, all ports open, telnet works fine, but I still get the message "failed to send data". But I will look further into network settings, as you made clear, that this must be the reason. I'll report!
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