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  1. Walter

    Networking fundamentals

    Thanks Hugo!
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    4k Video Encoding for Stable Watchout Playback

    I would never use mpeg2 or mpeg4 for 4K playback. Please use HAP codec for this and all will be fine (imo). I use adobe media encoder with repetitive success. The latest version appears to have lost the Native HAP support, but if you have a subscription, you can always install the CC2017 version. Otherwise, there is a third party solution available for this, by Disguise.
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    🤦🏼‍♂️ thanks for this completion! Can you shortly elaborate on why this (imo) additional setting is required? Would WO otherwise overrule gpu settings?
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    Image Sequence Playback

    Any particular desired resolution? And number of simultaneous sequences?
  5. I have experienced before that if you have less physical displays attached that you have assigned in the stage area, WO is looking for the assigned displays and refuses to continue. If you have any unused displays (unattached) displays in the stage area, make sure you disable them (uncheck “use this display”) before continuing. Or, if possible, make sure you emulate the EDID’s in the graphic card.
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    Hi MisterK, you don’t have to do any settings for this in Watchout. You have to go into Nvidia control panel, advanced setting. Setup a sync master (one of the outputs) and slave all other displays and the rj45 port(s). On the next machine, use the incoming sync at the rj45 port for all displays.
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    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).
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    Pause cue

    Nope, I second your opinion strongly! Would be really confusing if a file wouldn’t show when it hits the first frame. After all, I always sell WO as being basically a non-linear editing programme but without the need for pre-rendering and this behavior would really be out of line (and all reality). Feels like TS is referring to something like QLAB or such which is a total different kind of ballgame with its lack of timeline (although I love using it whenever convenient)
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    Recommendations for 3d mapping work flow

    Hi Nikolai. So if I understand correctly, you have one front projector to capture several moving elements? In that case, using 3D mapping is no option whatsoever, since you'll be aligning one projector for one element, which will impact the position of each element in the picture (you can't align multiple elements with one 3D projector, since you'll be adjusting the virtual position of the projector, not the elements) So as I see it, only "conventional" corner pin tweaking would be your only option. Apart from that I doubt 3D Geometry would work as you can not tween this. (I suppose you might be able to copy the geometry and live paste during the show? But even if I could I wouldn't be going that route).
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    Recommendations for 3d mapping work flow

    Hi Nikolai, will you be using one or multiple projectors (one for each stage element for example)?
  11. Walter

    8K render method

    Wow Alex, great set design. Thanks for the technical insight!
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    8K render method

    Thanks Thomas, Thanks Mike. Meanwhile I did a test already. Just generated some content in C4D and rendered into 8K-HAP. Resulting bitrate approx 1500 mbps. Played without any issue in stage window in production on my 2012mbp (bootcamp) and I have no doubt it will play perfect on a properly build displayserver, even multiple streams. (Am used to play numerous HAP files with a 7200x1200px framesize). But again, thanks for the insight, this dxva app seems useful for numerous applications.
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    8K render method

    Hey guys, quick question: what’s your experience with 8K content rendering and playout. Better to use one stream in hap 4320P or quad split to 4x4K? Anyone knows the average bitrate of an 8K HAP file ? Thoughts are welcome 😉
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    Problems with 4k playback

    Well, I’m used to playing numerous files with a bitrate of around 800mpbs at 50fps without any issues (at least 4 or so) using a dual ssd configuration so driving it of an m2 should present no issues. Not sure about the lanes but as your reading speed turns up as well as you state, this should not be the bottleneck. Watchout doesn’t have a max bitrate it can handle afaik, so.... btw, m2 is flash, not ssd, right? Or am I totally lost in the world of data carriers 😂
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    Problems with 4k playback

    WO6 I presume? This should indeed (at first sight) be no problem at all. Are you sure watchout is installed on the m2? Did you measure it’s read speed? How long is the video file you’re trying to play? HAP or HAPQ should play a few 4K streams without issue.