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  1. Saw this in the Facebook Forum before seeing it here. Use a generic input in a live tween For example create a WATCHOUT generic input Volume and use its default range ( 1 ). Hook your WATCHNET slider to the generic input. Then the formula is simply Volume Set a startup / default value from WATCHNET using the WATCHNET script command Set Input
  2. Direct URL Images in 6.2

    Just curious, what happens if you open a show made in an older version that already contains cues with URL links?
  3. Pause cue

    Snap back may be a symptom of out of sync servers and may be indicative of network issues, where TCP/IP is working correctly and UDP is not. Not always, but should be checked carefully.
  4. Install to M Drive?

    This comes up a few times. Here is the installer step where you switch to the Installation Folder tab ...
  5. RS-485 to RS-422 Compatibilities

    What function in WATCHOUT needs an RS-422 input? You might get better information from a Show Control Forum like: http://www.richmondsounddesign.com/show-control-list.html
  6. Are you using the exact same show file for both main and backup? That may appear to work, but it is going to create conflicts.
  7. need help on setting multiple command to 1 string cue

    That sounds like a problem with the device. Would not be the first time I have encountered a device that requires time to process after a command before it will accept another. While a well designed device would buffer the second command, we see these poor implementations often. This is often a result of the manufacturer's testing process never attempting multiple commands in rapid succession. So why is it problem to send it as two string cues? That would allow you to tweak the command timing to something the device will accept. If you are using it over and over again, put the two commands in an aux timeline, pause the aux timeline at startup, and never allow that aux timeline to Stop, re-cueing and pausing after each use. That would provide instant response when called.
  8. As you may notice, this forum underwent an upgrade today. In the past, the sign-in process required you to enter your registered name (not your forum display name) and password. This has now changed, and you now must log-in with your forum display name and password. This rendered my browsers saved log-in information inoperative. Easy enough to correct once you understand that. I decided to place this post when I checked how many people were viewing the forum, and saw 11 guests and 0 logged in users. So I suspect the new log-in may have caught more than a few people unaware. Since guests can see this post, hope this helps
  9. need help on setting multiple command to 1 string cue

    I am very confused by your response. You state "the double straight quotes is part of the command" but then state it only works when you do not send the double straight quotes? If the command works individually without the quotes, why are you adding the quotes when you send two? Have your tried $A5$00$00$01$0D$A5$00$01$01$0D or $A5$00$00$01$A5$00$01$01
  10. need help on setting multiple command to 1 string cue

    Couple of Questions. Are the double straight quotes part of the command? "$A5$00$01$01"$0D is no different than sending $22$A5$00$01$01$22$0D, i.e. the actual bits/bytes sent in the packet would be exactly the same for both of the above examples. Have your first tried the commands individually to see if they will work at all? Are you sending the commands from the main timeline or an auxiliary timeline? If aux timeline, what is the time position of the string cue?
  11. Network recognizing on Display Computer

    That is not normal, likely a hardware configuration issue. Sort that first. I would be hard pressed to trust hardware acting like that. The workaround gets you up and running - but at what risk?
  12. Watchpax 2 problem

    The WATCHPAX 2 will be rendered nonfunctional if an unsupported version is loaded. WATCHPAX 2 requires WATCHOUT 5.5 or newer. To recover a nonfunctional WATCHPAX, the unit must be re-imaged to its original factory state. Your WATCHOUT Premium Partner can provide that service. Also, a very few WATCHPAX 2 contain a license key that only support version 5. This can be checked with v5.5.x WATCHOUT Production, License Manager. The embedded license can be upgraded to support v6. Note the license must be upgraded prior to allowing v6 WATCHOUT Software to migrate to the WATCHPAX 2. Updating to WATCHOUT 6 software on a WATCHPAX that only supports v5 will also render the unit nonfunctional as v6 is not supported until after the license is upgraded.
  13. Network recognizing on Display Computer

    Possibly your new network interface takes long to load and become active that your old one. If watchpoint starts before the NIC is ready, this could be the root cause. Consider adding or increasing the value of the -delay watchpoint.exe startup switch. WATCHOUT 6.1 User Guide — Command Line Options page 172 DISPLAY SOFTWARE The WATCHOUT display software (WATCHPOINT.EXE) accepts the following options: -Delay Specifies any delay to introduce when starting the display software. This option must be followed by a number, specifying the delay in seconds (see illustration above). This is useful in cases where other programs or computer functions may need to be fully started before WATCHOUT can start reliably example: D:\WATCHOUT\watchpoint.exe -delay 10
  14. WATCHOUT Version is critical to the answer of this question. WATCHOUT 6.2+ supports 24 channels of output per Watchout Display server All WATCHOUT versions prior to 6.2 are limited to eight channels maximum per Watchout Display server In 6.2+, go to File - Preferences - Audio Output and configure the number of channels. The default is eight, but can be changed up to 24 If you want to send eight channels to one server and four channels to another, you will need to make two cues, both with the same media object / audio file, each assigned to its appropriate server using the Sound cue Basic setting Display Computer: By Display Name and use the v6 routing functions under Output Channel Assignments in each Sound Cue to place the audio in the correct positions for the server the cue references. (My example is only an eight channel audio file, but you get the idea from this picture)
  15. License does not support the new version

    The Dataton website does provide downloads of legacy WATCHOUT versions at WATCHOUT Legacy Downloads If you need assistance identifying the major version of your keys, post a picture of your key and we should be able to figure it out. These are the choices available under the SELECT LEGACY VERSION popup: