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  1. RBeddig

    Watchmax Drop signal without any error message

    How many outputs on which resolutions are you using? Have you tried using an EDID minder in between the outputs and the LED processors. Since WATCHOUT does not resort the displays when it goes black and you see no error message it seems that the graphic card still receives a valid EDID and actually tries to send out data. I've seen some problems with standard EDID data sets and Novastar LED processors lately though.
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    4x4k impossible with NVIDIA ? Win 10 tuning ?

    The limitation Luca is referring to is only valid for AMD graphic cards and Windows 7 due to an AMD driver bug. There are quite a few postings on this forum about this issue. NVIDEA should work. The new WATCHPAX 60 series, the WATCHMAX SDI and the WATCHPAX 4 all use NVIDEA graphic cards. The first two run Windows 10, WATCHPAX 4 WIndows 7 embedded.
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    LTSB vs LTSC ?

    Yes, tweaking Windows 10 can be quite a task and it takes a long time to get the system stable and fast. WATCHMAX and WATCHPAX servers are more expensive than a self-built system but the price includes a warranty for a stable system which took months to set it up and for tests.
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    Media files not transferring to Display PC

    Well, usually a warning would pop up in Windows 7 as well but maybe it was sort of half-way registered in the OS. Normally it would also work with an activated firewall but WATCHOUT uses more ports, some of them being dynamically selected by Windows. BTW, we have seen the firewall of Win 10 blocking WATCHOUT although it was turned off. Here, we needed to turn it on, accept the rules for WATCHOUT and then turn it off again.
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    LTSB vs LTSC ?

    LTSB 2016 is the 1607 version of Windows 10. The tweaking document is based on this version!
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    Media files not transferring to Display PC

    Are you sure that you only use ONE active NIC (network port) on the production computer, all others DISABLED? Have you tried swapping the switch or using a direct cable between both computers to rule out problems on the switch? Have you tried other media codecs? While it usually works, WMV is not officially supported. See: https://www.dataton.com/watchout-overview-supported-media-images-sound-and-video
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    AMD latest driver 2019

    WATCHOUT will still use 8bit colour depth, even if the graphic card supports 10bit.
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    Live Feed Not Appearing in Blended Area

    I've seen this in very early versions of WATCHOUT 6. Which version are you using? Have you tried to rebuild the cache on both sides?
  9. Hmmm.... What is "that problem" and what did you clean and remove? If you installed WATCHOUT under the programs folder of Windows on drive C, you should de-install it and then re-install it using the correct folder on your fast WATCHOUT drive.
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    LTSB vs LTSC ?

    LTSC is the successor of LTSB. They changed the name in 2018 and now call it LTSC. LTSC versions are newer and are not tested in Sweden yet. The tweaking guide is for the 2016 LTSB version only. Might work with LTSC but there is no guarantee. The update files mentioned for LTSB 2016 will most probably not work with LTSC.
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    Error messages while trying to get online

    This is a different problem and should probably moved to a new separate thread. There are many reasons why you could see a network error and the loss of the connection. Pls. elaborate a bit what you are doing and how the error messages look like more specifically. Which version of WATCHOUT are you using? What Windows version? Are you using WATCHMAX or WATCHPAX or your own builds? How does your network look like and are there other devices inside the network? Reasons could be hardware related, software related (not only WATCHOUT!), tweaking, codecs....
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    URGENT - "Video In" Greyed Out

    Hi Chris, Just tried with two such cards on our servers and all six inputs appear and work fine. Which driver are you using? I've just installed 7.19.0 but had no issue with older drivers before. Maybe you should de-install the driver and re-install it again. https://www.datapath.co.uk/datapath-current-downloads/vision-capture-card-downloads/vision-drivers/vision-drivers-1 BTW, older drivers had an option to install the driver in kernel mode or custom mode. We need custom mode now.
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    watchnet script actions missing

    Since it is a webpage, trying a different browser or deleting the cache might also help.
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    LTC chasing timecode isssues

    Hi, If the timeline length is shorter than the timecode received, you will see strange timecode values and flickering in images. I would not turn the timecode listening mode on and off all the time as long as you have control over the timecode itself (Medialon). It's recommended to not only turn the timecode listening mode on but to also tell WATCHOUT what sort of timecode it should expect (25fps, 30fps,...) You should also allow for a little pre-roll since timecode readers need to analyze the complete timecode string first to adjust the correct position. This hasn't changed much since the times of tape based media. Last but not least, the timecode value is only half of the story. If in doubt, you should check the signal with a scope. LTC is a rectangular signal and should look like rectangles on a scope. Some audio devices have problems with rectangular signals and if the shoulders look too much like a sine-wave or even worse, the timecode reader has problems to synchronize to it, even if the signal strength is fine.
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    WO6 Generic Ouput **Wishlist Item**

    Hi Jim, I just tried three DMX values in a formula for opacity and position. Both worked fine for me. Actually, since the limitation for one universe in/out has been dropped, DMX values are quite a good work-around for in-out-variables. BR Rainer