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  1. Correct, the cluster master will send all commands for Output objects. (The cluster master is defined as the last display computer to successfully process a load "ShowName" command.) BTW The means if you start the show from Production and then remove Production, there is no cluster master. You must either use a startup script command or external IP command to send the load command to establish the cluster master.
  2. jfk

    switches ip/udp traffic

    Agreed. Likely, TCP/IP is getting through, UDP is not. Multiple potential causes for that. Shot in the dark, rare, but I have seen both managed and unmanaged switches that's feature set included "security functions". The master in any WATCHOUT System (in your case the production computer) is continually UDP broadcasting timing information, transport control, show name and show status information, etc. Eventually the "secure" switch decides that WATCHOUT is an attack (DOS, UDP storm, UDP flood, etc) and blocks further UDP traffic. Just a hunch. Well there you go. I think what is above addresses that. If you need further clarification, post back.
  3. jfk

    RGBE2S freezing servers

    Others have posted here on this issue, it appears to be the nature of that card/driver. The simple workaround is to keep the input active at all times. Depends on the features you are using how to go about that. For example, if you are not using standby for anything else, place a Live video cue from time 0 to end of the show on the MAIN Timeline, and make that a standby layer. You never need to actually go into standby. All cues on standby layers are active at all times, whether hidden or visible. So your regular cues will work as always, but when the input is not on screen from your regular cues, it is still active but not displayed, via the standby layer. If you are using standby, there are other techniques.
  4. jfk

    360 degrees picture

    Yes. Use a live tween formula controlled by an appropriate input object (attached to a WATCHNET joystick or slider, MIDI controller, DMX, IP control system, etc.) You need to enable More Effects and Capabilities in the media item and External Control of Position, Scale and Rotation in the Advanced tab of the timeline cue. The original image will be limited to 8k x 8k pixels with these options enabled.
  5. Sorry this slipped through earlier, tripped across it when looking for something else. LTSB version is cleaner and has a smaller footprint. That version is also feature constant so no feature update will be available. With LTSB and the tweaking list posted here, there are no windows components to remove so all powershell Remove-AppxPackage commands can by skipped. We are testing and using the following cumulative package: Enterprise 1607 LTSB (kb4057142)
  6. Then check the setup of the s400 to confirm the second output is synched to the first. The synch settings are very fragile. If anything in the outputs sensed by the card changes, then synch settings are lost and need to be reapplied.
  7. That would have been a decision you needed to make when you purchased the WATCHMAX. While the outputs are in frame synch, their scans are not synched. For 0-pixel separation of the two outputs, you need full scan synch, which is accomplished with the AMD s400 Synch option available at the time of purchase. the s400 will provide full scan lock of the outputs.
  8. jfk

    Firepro w7100 driver

    If that is the case, you should restore the drives to factory defaults using the Acronis True image software and archive supplied with the WATCHMAX.
  9. jfk

    Firepro w7100 driver

    You should not change or update the AMD driver supplied on your WATCHMAX, the correct driver is installed during build.
  10. You are better off if you do not use the IP address in the Display dialog, it is preferred to use the WATCHOUT Computer Name. The user guide still has legacy informant that misleads one to believe using the IP address in the Display - Computer field is valid. It is for legacy reasons, i.e. That was true prior to v5.5 and the manual does not make that clear. Granted, issues with using the IP address there in newer versions have been cleared up, but it is still better to use the Computer name. No harm in using Windows fixed IP addresses, still use the computer name in the Display dialog.
  11. You might want to take a look at this to: Best Practice for Redundant Show Playback? (aka Backup) I was tempted to merge your post with this old tread
  12. jfk

    Watchout Media Transport

    Not sure I am grasping what you are trying to do. It sounds like it is a simple sequence of actions which would work fine a single timeline. Do you need to pause an unknown period of time between the actions? (If so, a Control - Pause cue should do the trick) I am sure I am missing something in your description.
  13. Some additional basic information please ... btw WATCHOUT Production = watchmaker What version of WATCHOUT? When you go to watchmaker's Window menu and select Network, does your Display computer show up? If so, what is displayed in each of the four fields? In watchmaker's Display dialog, what is entered in the field marked Computer: ? In watchmaker's File menu, Preferences, General tab, what is entered in the Display Cluster Name: and Display IP Number Prefix: fields? (it is ok and probably good if they are blank)
  14. jfk

    Use generic output within watchout

    There is a way to accomplish what you want with tweens. i.e. a cue in a WATCHOUT timeline that controls tween aspects of other media objects. Not the most elegant, but workable. This technique only works when online, it is disabled when offline. Essentially set up a DMX output for the programmable output. Then set up a DMX input with the same Universe and DMX channel number. This essentially transfers the programmed output to an input value which can then be used in a tween. This technique can be used when one tween value is used to affect multiple objects or it be used to accomplish a "Master level" control.
  15. jfk

    Use generic output within watchout

    You might want to re-read that. It does not say you can use a generic output in a tween formula, only in a task trigger.