Jump to content
Dataton Forum


  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited


About DavidA

  • Rank

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
  • Interests
    Projection and visualization geek. Marketing Manager at Dataton.

Recent Profile Visitors

769 profile views
  1. DavidA

    WATCHOUT 6.3 released

    Hi! We do require all to register before downloading WATCHOUT. If you have downloaded WATCHOUT earlier (and does allow cookies) from the same browser, your details will be present in the download form. If you do not receive an email it can be because of spam/junk filters. If you use Gmail, check the Promotion tab. Since I cannot check which email you have used to download, I cannot trace the email to you. Please send to [email protected] and I will get back to you ASAP. Best regards, David
  2. DavidA

    WATCHOUT 6.3 released

    We are happy to announce that WATCHOUT 6.3 is now officially available for download! https://www.dataton.com/downloads/watchout Release notes: Dataton WATCHOUT® version 6.3 This version introduces new features, including real-time motion tracking, as well as improvements and fixes. Live motion tracking Live motion tracking using the RTTrPM protocol is a new type of input. This multi-variable input enables media cues to mimic the position and rotation of real-world objects. It may also be used in expressions and for conditional show programming providing great flexibility. More new features It’s now possible to select which MIDI device to use for input. Choose from among those connected to the system. You can now select which audio device you want to use for timecode input, including ASIO or WASAPI audio devices. It’s possible to download log and dump files from media servers, through the Stage menu. A menu item has been added to open the GPU control panel on selected Dataton media servers (requires a disk image update). You can now lock the width/distance ratio of projectors when calibrating. A compatibility mode hint has been added to address problems with dropped frames on some capture devices. This setting is available through a checkbox in the live video dialog. Basic support for audio in RTSP streams has been added. Improvements You can now open a configuration dialog for audio devices on non-proprietary media servers. This was previously only possible in the production software. Note: This does not apply to Dataton media servers which are pre-configured with optimal settings. Reliability and performance have been improved for the dynamic image server. Geometry correction now produces a sharper and more precise result. We’ve improved cluster synchronization on highly loaded networks. Reliability and performance have been improved for NDI media. Incremental improvements in audio playback. Fixes In recent Windows 10 editions, the display software sometimes failed to start if there were many high-resolution displays connected to the same computer. This is now resolved. Preloading media cues that are shorter than 3 seconds now works properly. Going online to a single media server with "Use as Synchronization Chain Master" checked will no longer cause a crash. The Color tween dialog now works as intended. In some rare cases, control cues could be skipped. This has now been fixed. Known issues and limitations Audio may start playing slightly before the video in RTSP streams. Looping video with embedded audio might drift out of sync, if the audio stream is longer than the video (our recommendation is to use audio on a separate layer). NewTek NDI HX is currently very sensitive to the network configuration and may only work on a few media servers at a time. This is a NewTek issue and the best workaround is to convert NDI HX streams to regular NDI streams. H.264/AVC is limited to level 5.2. Videos encoded using a higher level will not be rendered. Seeking in hardware-accelerated videos may display the incorrect frame in a paused state. Audio streams in NewTek NDI are not supported. When remotely upgrading a WATCHPAX to 6.2.2 or 6.3 from an older version, the WATCHPAX is rebooted twice to make sure all components are installed. As a result, the production software needs to be taken online manually, after the update is finished. When upgrading the software remotely, WATCHOUT must have administrative rights for the media server (non WATCHPAX). Otherwise, essential components which are required by WATCHOUT may not be installed.
  3. DavidA

    New Watchmax or Watchmax 2

    I agree! Transferring big files over network is a tedious process and having a 10GB would of course speed things up.
  4. DavidA

    New Watchmax or Watchmax 2

    The new versions of WATCHMAX builds on the previous model, but with new GPU, faster disks and has overall a highly improved performance. We decided to keep the motherboard for this version,. The current configuration is also CE/FCC marked.
  5. DavidA

    windows loading freeze after using watchout

    Hi! Perhaps you are affected by the same bug as is in this thread? Read JFK´s comment from August. Your GPU is based on the AMD - so perhaps an older version of the driver and the registry fix will do the trick.
  6. DavidA

    New forum sign-in procedure

    Hi! When we upgraded to the v4 of the forum software, this was not an option. With the latest version at 4.3.x it is - so I have changed the login procedure so it accepts now BOTH screen name AND the email address. Best regards, David
  7. DavidA

    Motion sensor Device / Kinect motion sensor Device

    Mike, you are right that Microsoft does not manufacture Kinect anymore. But they are dead cheap and available in volumes used. In Norway, in 2nd hand market you can buy a Xbox 360, with 5-10 games and Kinect for less than USD 100.
  8. DavidA

    Motion sensor Device / Kinect motion sensor Device

    Hi! Here are a couple of files and a document from our old cookbook that shows how to use Kinect. I think all files are here. Best regards, David / Dataton Kinect Input.pdf Kinect.zip KinectWO_src.zip KinectWO.zip
  9. DavidA

    Wx 9100 4 or 6 output

    Hi! WATCHOUT supports up to 6 outputs. So with WX9100 you can get 6 outputs of 4K, under Windows 10. If you use Windows 7, you are limited to 3x4K due to limitations in the AMD driver. Best regards, David
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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.
  14. DavidA

    Product Introductions, InfoComm 2018

    Hi Phonebook! For a production computer we are normally recommending a laptop with the following specifications. In this case it is a HPZBook, but any computer with more or less same or better performance will of course do well. HP ZBook 15 G3/G4 Intel Core i7 processor. Win10 Samsung SM961 1TB M.2 SSD Note that we also offer a bundle for production computer and WATCHOUT license. If you are interested send an email to [email protected]ton.com Best regards, David
  15. DavidA

    Loueur - Prestataire Français

    Salut! Veuillez contacter notre partenaire Premium Videmus pour cela. www.videmus.fr Cordialement, David PS! Excusez le Google Translate car je ne parle pas français