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  1. Artnet to m2go

    Hi there, if that would be the case it’s hardly a Watchout issue, is it? I suppose artnet is artnet... and since you’ve used it successfully in the past your network is set at 2.x.x.x and subnet ? Please remember that where one device starts counting its universes at 1, others start at 0. So you might want to try changing the universe.
  2. 50hz on 4 displays, one computer.

    What he said ;-) it’s all about edid management.
  3. Windows Tweaks - Win7 & Win10

    Fair enough
  4. Windows HAP without QuickTime?

    My two cents: havent installed QT on both production and display machines ever since it wasn’t mandatory anymore during the WO install and never experienced any issue since during programming or playback with WO (of course, haven’t used the export function and using dedicated machines that aren’t used for editing and such. Few weeks ago when I had to work on a v4 WO installation was the first time since, that I was asked to and had to install QT again.
  5. Pause cue

    Still, even in a rush, its so little effort to work neat and efficient. You don’t have to move the pause cue or media cue around. Just snap, double click the media cue and type X.1 in the time position field. (X being the actual second where pause cue is, or vice versa). Personally i tend to use short opacity fades on the beginning of my cues, so media can sort of preload, but that’s kind of a heritage from the old days where that was needed (old graphic cards, bad codecs etc). In your environment I understand you don’t want to go that route. Let me clearly state I hope your request doesn’t get processed as I don’t understand the problem and as was said above, it’s the entire point of timeline based cueing. If a media cue is placed at 1 second in the timeline, it makes sense it’s visible once the timeline hits the 1 second mark, doesn’t it? In this case it’s a 2 or 3 second action : double click the pause cue, type 0.9 and press enter. Tadaaaahhh...
  6. Watchout 6.2. Sound Problems

    Hi Felix, glad to hear show went fine. But about this, let's agree to disagree, as it's not a workaround, imo it's THE way to go, as in the only proper way to go. Of course the briefing to the content provider should have been ok, so you'd be supplied with separate files from the start. Just saying as an experienced operator....
  7. Windows Tweaks - Win7 & Win10

    David, why don’t you provide a “preliminary” tweaking list? Stating clearly that it contains the findings so far, and marking any uncertain parts in red / italic / underlined script? I’m certain this will help out the previous respondent getting his system out of the disaster zone, don’t you agree? I understand and respect your take on wanting to provide a bulletproof document, but perhaps that is never going to happen anyway (because of the ongoing changes in and different versions of win10) My two cents...
  8. Watchout 6.2. Sound Problems

    Hmmm... lot of work? It takes literally 5 seconds to extract the WAV from the hap file (with AME for example), another 10 to 15 seconds* per file to duplicate the cue in a layer below it and fill it with the correct WAV file, and of course muting the volume on the HAP cue. As added bonus it gives you more control on the play out / routing options. *note: I didn’t include the time used to insert the content disk containing all the hap files in a AME machine, dragging all the files in AME, selecting them all and choose WAV as format) and ejecting the disk, copying the WAV’s onto your WO media folder and dragging them into the mediabin... Using separate audio files has been the “good practice” for a long time now, so just bite the bullet and comply ;-)
  9. 4.5.1 geometry question

    Hi all, Had to work on an older setup last weekend. 2 separate setups with 10+ projectors got their projectors replaced and so I was asked to redo the geometry on them. So far so good, although it was a long time ago I’ve use v4. Anyway, on both systems, the first screen didn’t do live geometry update. All the others behaved as to be expected. Could it have something to do with the first display being the cluster master? All is set and done so no urgency here, just curious as I never such behavior in the past. Grtz Walter
  10. Network recognizing on Display Computer

    Perhaps you could use a (free) program like StartupDelay. It gives you many options and is easy to configure. A few scenarios you can try, for instance making it run a small script pinging the production machine and set WO to start afterwards. Or whatever program or computer setting you think might kickstart the network settings. You can also have WO wait to start until the system is a given percentage in idle state. Or just go out and by a new network card, costs peanuts.... ;-)
  11. Amending Layer Order?

    Hmmm... don’t think so. Not much help but you could be using tasks in stead of the main timeline and only use the main timeline to trigger the tasks... or use copy / paste from out the tasks once done to paste all items in the correct order...
  12. Can I divide each 4K output in four 1920x1080

    Thanks David and Rainer... indeed bit off-topic, but to clarify, I’m indeed operating in large (high end) events, and all that Rainer said applies. (ALL projectors I use carry BLC). About the latency, yes, and one should avoid using warp in any case, BUT, with class A camerasystems, genlocked to their camera switcher and the seamless switcher, that additional delay won’t matter at all (just enable warp on all PJ’s then even if that particular PJ doesn’t need to be corrected).
  13. Hmmm.... that might even work ;-)
  14. Can I divide each 4K output in four 1920x1080

    What James said. This workflow works great for ledwalls or multidisplay solutions (i.e. 32 separate displays in some sort of creative configuration on an exhibition). If you do the blending and warping in the projectors, then this would work out perfectly too (it's always better to do this in the projectors anyway because of the lack of black level correction in WO). About the throughput = it wouldn't scare me of personally but perhaps I'm just spoiled with extreme beefy systems to work with ;-)
  15. Although that works on a single object, and just for colouring, you'd need another opacity tween for having it dissappear. If you use it for multiple "fixtures", fading down all colours would leave you with a black object, as oppose to the first mentioned workflow, where your objects would actually dissappear or blend and thus behave like multiple lighting beam object blending with eachother and appearing on / behind eachother.
  16. May I suggest a different workflow? Been using this for a while and works great: I’ve been providing lighting designers with on screen “fixtures”, being either a square, circle, gobo-shape or basically anything you like. Having 20 or more of these fixtures available across the canvas, allows the lighting designer to play around with them as if they were projected moving heads. You can assign any property you want (position(x/y/z, size (x/y), rotations, but for color it gets a bit more complex and tedious. I tend to provide 4 colors (rgbw) making pastel tints possible, but RGB also works well. Just create all of the above (however complex you need it), set blend mode to Add and copy the cue 3 times. Replace each instance for its own color and finally assign a DMX address to the opacity of this cue. You could even create a custom fixture for it in your lighting desk. I’ll try to post a small video of the result of a simple “party” project. https://www.dropbox.com/s/2n5j0ifgs1ongap/samplevid3.mov?dl=0
  17. Can I divide each 4K output in four 1920x1080

    Hi Steve, “And your stage layout will not be able to represent the layout of the displays” This is of course not true!! This is, I suppose, exactly where virtual displays are meant for. Just create a physical 4K display somewhere out of sight. Then create virtual displays (1080) as if you were building a normal widescreen. Then layout the created VD’s back on each quarter of the physical 4K output. If you really want you could put in (self created) blend masks on top of these to finish it off .... All programming / editing then can be done as if you were running a conventional HD workflow! Watchout is sooooo awesome being able to provide such a wonderful, creative, impressive and efficient workflow !!!! ;-)
  18. Control Dmx channels with Artnet

    Which IP address and subnet are you using?
  19. Rotate geometric window

    Exactly, rotating in any degree is very well possible and easy. Just double click a display in the stage windows and adjust the rotation angle.
  20. Rotate geometric window

    Uhm, please elaborate on the question! What is it you’re trying to achieve? Basically there are virtually no limitations to achieve anything you wish incl rotating the entire display itself so perhaps I don’t understand what you want?
  21. WATCHOUT 6.2

    Thank you Erik. Any plans on developing this in the (near) future?
  22. WATCHOUT 6.2

    Hey guys, just quick question. I was trying out NDI in the b12 testversion, which actually seems to work really well and extremely quick (little latency). However, I noticed there's no audio feed to be used. Is that correct? Will NDI feature in WO only be videostream, no audiostream? Or is this still developing? Or.... am I'm missing something? Curious about this. Walter
  23. Display computer and Ram

    No there is not! (As discussed widely before in tons of topics in this forum ;-)
  24. 10 of the same video bug ?

    To me it seems the issue is exactly as Morgan pointed out. As the files are free running and thus theoratically not starting at the exact same time, the software is reading out the exact same sector on your hard disks, and I can imagine you're reaching a bottleneck just there. As this is the only different factor as oppose to running the same cues with different video's in it. If you still need to play these exact same video's the solution is probably extremely easy : just make some copies of the original file and play these, thus not reading the exact same location on your drive so many times. Could well be, right?