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  1. I'm doing a museum install and I have a very simple timeline with 6 videos and one audio track, The museum would like to control certain functions with a cell phone through WATCHNET software and one piece of media in particular they would like to control is the volume of the only audio file being played. I know I need a give the audio tween a formula, but I'm not sure what is a formula for controlling the volume. I also need to create a slider on the WATCHNET computer to connect the volume. I have been reading the documentation and I cant find anything solid to help me with wording on a parameter for volume. Can you help me please?
  2. Pause cue

    If people are upset by the results of their current process then it would make since to ask for an additional 10 to 15 minutes of YOU time, to let you go through your cues and make sure they are placed in their proper position before the show begins. That seems like a reasonable request to eliminate errors.
  3. Windows Tweaks - Win7 & Win10

    Any timeline on an official windows 10 tweak list for WO servers?
  4. Don’t give up on the vnc installed in WO. If everything is correct with the setup it will work. Can you describe in greater detail what your server system is? Video card, processor, operating system, version of WO, etc. Also, where and how many video displays is the server computer sending its video signals to, projectors, video wall, switcher and is the signal going directly to the displays? What cables are being used? Are you using active display adapters? Are your servers set to a different and static IP on the producer and the server computers? Is the Firewall turned off on the producer and the server computers? It kind of sounds like an EDID issue and more specifics could help. I’m based in Seattle for future reference.
  5. I'm trying to understand the reasoning behind framerate choices, mostly because I receive so many different ones such as 30, 29.97, 25 and the one that is the most perplexing, 23.98. I know WO can play this different frame rates and filmmakers like the idea that they are matching the frame rate and stutter of old-school film (celluloid) and they will get the same look if played back at 23.98 Is it better to film at 23.98 and output playback files (HAP-Q) for WO at 30fps? Is there any real advantage to achieving a film look or is this a myth handed around? Will there be any sync issues if 23.98 fps is changed to 30 fps and played back with a separated audio file and looped over a long time in WO? What has been your experience, thoughts, and solutions for the framerate question? Thanks
  6. Zotac GeForce GTX 1080 vs. AMD Radeon Pro WX 5100

    That's good advice. I will be doing 1080 across four channels on this build, so it sounds like I can expect good performance in the configuration on the WX5100. Thank Rainer.
  7. I am looking into building some Watchout ITX cases and want to use one of the two video cards to drive the video. Zotac GeForce GTX 1080 or AMD Radeon Pro WX 5100 I wanted to reach out to the forum to see if anyone has direct experience with these cards or their bigger brothers (full size GTX 1080 and WX7100) in terms of software issues and hardware issues. Things like drivers, features or OS issues, etc. Anything solid you have witnesses on your builds would be helpful. I currently use Fire Pro 7100's and they have performed well, but I do have some issues when updating drivers. Thanks
  8. Windows HAP without QuickTime?

    As far as I know QT is the only wrapper for the HAP family of codecs. I'm surprised you're not using QT with WO. I always thought QT was an important install for WO. The WO install software always asks you to download and install the latest version of QT. I have done this for years without any issue. What type of support are you looking for that you don't get?
  9. Simple MIDI button box for Watchpax

    These look like they can be pretty handy. Thanks for the heads up.
  10. No Signal in Martin P3 Processor

    Do you have a WATCHOUT (WO) license dongle plugged into the USB port of each WO PC? WO requires that the Production PC and the Display PC have a physical license dongle (https://www.dataton.com/shop/watchout) in order to communicate with each computer. If you have the physical keys installed in a USB port, then you might try them in different USB ports to see if they are seen. You may have a bad USB port. You should not have to run windows in Safe mode for WO to work.
  11. Getting out of a loop at the end of loop

    In my experience, there is no solution to leave the looping video and enter the next piece of media without using a tween. Usually the opacity tween. If you don't dissolve out of the loop it will be a jump cut to the audience. I usually handle that limitation by designing the video's to look as though they are seamless with a tween in mind, but it all depends on what type of control you have of the original video. For me, it's using visual techniques to hide the change. Maybe someone knows a trick to get the looping video to end at an exact frame before sending the play-head forward. I'm always eager to learn something new.
  12. Experience with WX 9100 and S400

    I would be interested in the results since the WX series seems to be where AMD is headed.
  13. WO loses fourth video channel on certain images

    Here is the computer info. Intel I7 X980 @ 3.33 GHz 12GB of RAM Windows 7 Pro 64 bit (tweaked) OCZ-Vertex3 ATA SSD 240Gb (original) 2- 250gb 850 EVO - Raid 0 = 500GB (New) AMD FirePro W7100 Driver Packaging Version: AMD 15.201.2401-151104a-296716C-Retail_End_User All connections were thoroughly vetted. I have 4 identical computers running it and each had the exact issue occur.