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  1. Walter

    EDID generator tools

    Hey guys, which tool(s) are you using to create a working EDID file wider than 4096? Looking for a [email protected] edid file but my regular tool (Lightware LDC) isn't working on AMD Firepro W8100. thnx in advance!
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    4k to HD quads with Datapath FX4

    Done this. No issues actually, none at all.
  3. Watchpax won’t give you edid management on the outputs and is lacking a framelock possibility on the outputs. Not my first choice for a large videowall. If you have the choice, why not go ahead and start doing some practical tests? You can spend all the time of the world on this forum asking for experience, but you will never get the perfect answer for your particular situation and everyone here capable of directing you would perform the testing themselves, regardless of their experience, before taking such a project into the live show environment. You’ll discover soon enough and while you’re at it: share your experience, we’re all curious about your findings! Good luck!
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    live inputs and aux timelines

    Can you share a pic of the task list? Also, when changing the timeline properties, do you close all tasks and then perform an update? (And then open the timelines again).
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    Choppy Playback on ShowServer XHD R4

    50min long? Might wanna try chopping them in 2 or 4 parts. How big is one file? I wonder what this does to buffer or whatever... Or at least try the same with a few short test files (5 minutes each or so)
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    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?
  10. 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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    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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    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)?
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    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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    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.
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    3d Mapping alignment

    Hi Ben, you state the object is a series of boxes... so not a separate object for each box? I’d go with separate elements and, if needed, split up your source content in watchout using virtual displays to map onto the separate boxes. Would give you exact control per box.
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    3D video file playback within WO?

    Sequential 3D is not possible to generate in Watchout. Can’t your active projector or display handle two full res feeds and combine them into a sequential result? Should be possible
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    Stage Position and Size limit

    I’m pretty sure Dill is talking about stage size rather than display size. There red used to be a limitation to how much you can scale up or down the stage size of a display relative to it’s actual size. Used to be factor 2, later it became factor 3 (So a 1920 display couldn’t be smaller than 640px in stage size? But in the latest releases there’s apparently no noticeable limit anymore. At least, I appear to be able to set extreme values, both up and down. Which leaves the question: Dill, what version of WO are you using?
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    Network issues

    Are you sure only one network adapter is active? And by “the IP of the machine”, do you mean you actually checked it in the adapter settings or the one that’s written on to it?
  25. Hi there. What do you mean with “it does not correspond to HAP family” ? I encode using AME all the time to hap. Just don’t forget to install the codec and it will be in the QT list of the encoder.