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  1. Panasonic Shutter Control Using PJLink

    I have used these PJLink for a long time and have always had to put in 2-3 cues into the aux timeline to send a command into in case the first one fails. For this show I am currently doing, we made an looping aux timeline that sends a carriage return every 20 seconds to all projectors. This has reduced our failed to send data message rate by easily 95%.
  2. HAP,New Codecs and more...

    I don't know if you've come across this yet, but I've been using it on my last project in After Effects. It's called Render Garden. https://www.mekajiki.com/rendergarden/ It uses all the cores, ffmpeg as a backbone with an after effects interface, you put your files in the render cue, and plant a garden that runs in the background. It's a lot faster than AE or AME.
  3. Quicktime Error-8961

    Hi All, Getting a quicktime error on a show that previously ran in earlier versions. QuickTime Error:-8961 Looks to be a 960X600 .mov file I've gotten this on another test show that I used HAP to encode. This file was created way before HAP, so I'm curious if I have encoding problems or a bad install. Thanks, CC
  4. recomended graphic card

    Hi Pablo, please review the discussion about multi output below. Watchout can only OUTPUT from 1 Graphics card. WATCHOUT Multi-output WATCHOUT Multi-output ONLY works with one graphics card. That one graphics card may have up to six (6) outputs, provided the graphics card vendor includes driver support for multiple outputs under DirectX/Direct3D in 3D mode. All outputs MUST be the same resolution AND refresh rate. Irrespectively the number of connectors, DisplayPort or MiniDisplayPort, all outputs over two (2) “legacy” connectors, VGA/DVI/HDMI, MUST use ACTIVE DP/MiniDP—>DVI/HDMI adapters, passive will NOT work. There are 2 different types of ACTIVE DP/MDP-adapters, Single-Link DVI and Dual-Link DVI: Single-Link DVI - cheaper, resolution up to 1920x1200, powered from the DP/MDP-connector Dual-Link DVI - more expensive, resolution up to 2560x1600, powered from separate USB or external PSU. http://forum.dataton.com/topic/93-wo5-multi-output/
  5. Watchmax lose (drop) signal on the last port (4).

    Use active adapters. Like this: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812200949 Your problem most likely lies in your passive adapters. Fix this first, then see if your problem persists.

    Since this is a good/great thread, here is my question: I just did a build and put my OS on a Toshiba OCZ RD400A 128Gb drive like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820228165 Then I put 2 SSDs in Motherboard RAID. I get the not true RAID idea. From what you are saying here, I should put the OS on one of the SSDs, no RAID, and put the Watchout Drive on the M2 drive. Why? Can you elaborate for me and the rest of the class?
  7. Feature requests? - POST here

    Could we get a new Feature request page started for WO6? Most of this thread was dedicated to WO5, and it would be nice to differentiate. I do use the go to unread posts button, but I'd rather sort by V5 vs V6 for simplicity. Thanks,
  8. Building Mask for WO

    I typically take a photo from the position of the projector while it is showing full white. Then I resize to display resolution and create the mask in Photoshop. I use no geometry correction in WO, as that would make it hard to make it line up. If I need to tweak the mask, I can do it with corners. Usually, it is spot on. The WO6 mask tool is good, but it takes a little while to get used to, and might be a little too clunky for something like masking in between umbrellas.
  9. WO6, Tasks, and Opacity

    Here is a link to a consolidated small show demonstrating the problem. Execute Task 050 and let establish. Then execute task 051 while watching the 3D model. I solved the issue by placing a black solid at full under the media in 050, but removed it for demonstration purposes. https://www.dropbox.com/sh/x4gmwad541207d5/AADOJ7vnzuPcvOUmUYYw8jWVa?dl=0 Thanks.
  10. WO6, Tasks, and Opacity

    I am triggering tasks or alternative timelines via midi notes, and all is working as expected except: I have 1 timeline that has content at 15% opacity when the timeline above it is fired. The timeline with low opacity jumps to full (no accidental keyframes) when the above timeline is activated. I tried copying the look of the lower timeline into the beginning of the above timeline with no success. Does anyone have any ideas about it? Thanks.
  11. Movie playback in the stage preview window WO6

    Yes, I have best quality checked in the cue's advanced properties tab.