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  1. Watchnet Cluster Error

    So I just started playing with Watchnet for the first time and have run into a problem that I am having a hard time finding a solution for. I have been following the video tutorials step by step and have had no issues or errors, up until I try to run a script. Whenever I try to run any type of script, I get the logged error "Not authorized for: gotoControlCue". What would you recommend I should try to communicate with the cluster? My subsystem is online and my .wob show file has been uploaded with no problem. Any guidance would be much appreciated.
  2. Hi Everyone, I'm looking for info on WATCHOUT in a fixed installation in a stadium/sports arena for an article in a European magazine. If you've installed a WATCHOUT system in a stadium, please get in touch! Thanks. Email address: [email protected]
  3. Dataton in Mexico

    Hi Hope you can join us in the presentation of the new WATCHNET , with WATCHOUT, WATCHPAX and PICKUP at http://www.canal100.com.mx/expo/preregistro2014.php http://www.dataton.com/events Hand on training in Spanish will be May 28-30 Best regards Adela Kriland
  4. InfoComm China, Dataton stand EA4-05

    Hi Everyone, See Dataton WATCHOUT, new WATCHNET, and WATCHPAX 2 at InfoComm China! Dataton and premium partner Shanghai Lefedv Showtech will be at booth EA4-05, April 9-11, CNCC, Beijing, ready to demonstrate the latest from Dataton. Regards, Jacquie PS Check out upcoming trade shows here: http://www.dataton.com/events
  5. Intro to timecode

    Hi, I've been volentold (a hybrid of volunteering and betting told) into a fairly large amateur production this year and have decided to go with Watchout as I am comfortable/ experienced with the programming style and there are a few other constraints relating to what software is available. We are running a system that needs to output to a total of 5 projectors (some doing blends, some doing their own screen/ surface) I just have a few quick questions that I would love some help with. For this show we are going to be using timecode for certain elements of control as lighting want to have some items in time with the music (Note: Certain parts of the show, not all of it). I wanted to go with timecode as I've experienced a few issues with the production software crashing during some major shows (this is almost certainly not a watch out fault simply our computers - don't worry about this bit as the watchpoint slave software has been 100% rock solid for a few hundred hours of playback time) I haven't used timecode in this situation before so I thought I'd explain my idea and then you can point out any issues that I might need to look at. As only certain elements of the show will be sending timecode from the pit/ stage manager I thought I would pre-program the whole watch out timeline and take the show control timecode into a Mac running QLab. The Mac will be playing and pausing a single timecode file which feeds to the watch out system. The mac can then be triggered to play and pause the timecode audio output from either an external timecode input (eg. the music) or from manual triggers (me pressing go) depending on the cue. This means that there is just a single timeline with timecode running on watch out and the system isn't having to be built around the timecode being sent by the band/ SM intermittently. My main question is: How do the watch out slaves handle timecode playing and pausing? I Understand that I feed timecode into one slave and the rest just keep up via the network, I just want to know how I handle "pausing" the timeline. During previous productions where I've used watch out I was using the production software with pause markers on a layer. I'm guessing that is not applicable when chasing timecode. Do I need to send a special "pause" command at the end of a stream of timecode or can I just stop outputting Timecode and watch out will pause on that frame. Any assistance would be really appreciated Cal
  6. Hi Everyone, Going to the Prolight + Sound show, Frankfurt, March 12 to 15? You'll find Dataton and Premium Partner Mediaservice Rainer Beddig in Hall 9, Stand C046 showing new WATCHNET, WATCHPAX and more… For more info on upcoming trade shows, check out the list at http://www.dataton.com/events Regards, Jacquie
  7. I have a several question about Watchout display sever and production server which are provided by Dataton. I want to display basic video content on the LFD screen and also I want real time text message and flash files on the basic video by scheduling (there are day time text messages and night time text messages to display). 1. Can Watchout 5 have interaction with CMS(content management system) like below? 2. Can this system control in network by remote controlling? CMS Requirement is following First Basic Background Video Content (first artistic video content)Number of Video : 4 (random scheduling is needed) Add and Delete function for Movie Clips and Scheduling for random timeline for content (using network) Second Basic Video Content (2nd artistic video content)Number of Video: 5 , 2 of day time content/3 of night time content --> scheduling is needed Add and Delete function for movie clips and Scheduling for on time display function for content(using network) Welcome Real Time Text message and Flash FileProducing moving text template with flash files and real time text message, There will be 1 Day Time version and 1 Night Time version Add and Delete Template function Manager can type real time text message to display If we have more than 2 of day time and night time template, we need to have the function of designating time for each template Text message should be displayed in the scheduled time
  8. Shutdown Script

    Hi, I'm currently using watchout for a show (In the Sydney Opera House) and really like the system. My only question is about how the remote shutdown actually works under "Manage display computer". At the moment in my show I leave the stage window closed so at the end of the show I need to open the window and click each screen and shut down the computer (which sometimes is really fast or locks up the computer). I would like to know what sort of command this is sending out over the LAN as I would be interested in automating this into one (very dangerous) script that shuts down all computers and projectors when you run it (after you confirm that you want to shut down of course) Any input would be appreciated. Cal
  9. Hi, Medellín next: Check out WATCHOUT, dome projection demos and more at Tecnomultimedia Infocomm, Medellín, Colombia, November 7-8, stand 28, 29, 30, with premium partner Omagica! Omagica is also running WATCHOUT training after the event. More info on both the show and training session: www.dataton.com/events
  10. UPDATE: The links in this post are no longer valid. To download WATCHOUT, WATCHNET or legacy versions of WATCHOUT, use the following links: Latest version of WATCHOUT: https://www.dataton.com/downloads/watchout Latest version of WATCHNET: https://www.dataton.com/downloads/watchnet Legacy versions of WATCHOUT: https://www.dataton.com/downloads/watchout-legacy-downloads General download page (user guides, release notes) https://www.dataton.com/downloads Best regards, ​David / Dataton ------------ NON FUNCTIONAL LINKS -------------- WATCHNET First release: 2014-07-06 -> Final release: - current - OS version required: macOS/Windows, 32-/64-bit WATCHNET-Installer.msi WATCHNET_Installer_1.1.dmg WATCHNET_Installer_1.1.msi WATCHNET_Installer_1.2.dmg WATCHNET_Installer_1.2.msi WATCHNET_Installer_1.2.1.dmg WATCHNET_Installer_1.2.1.msi WATCHNET Release Notes.html WATCHOUT Systems Manager WATCHOUT Systems Manager can be downloaded here: WATCHMan_1.1.zip To run it you need Adobe Air, which can be downloaded here: http://get.adobe.com/air/ WATCHOUT files Version 6 First release: 2015-06-15 -> Final release: - current - OS version required: Windows 7, 32-/64-bit Windows 8/8.1, 32-/64-bit Windows 10, 32-/64-bit (Currently Production only) QuickTime version: 7.7.7 or newer (not required) http://support.apple.com/downloads/#quicktime WATCHOUT_Installer_6.msi WATCHOUT_Installer_6.0.1.msi WATCHOUT_Installer_6.0.2.msi WATCHOUT_Installer_6.1.msi WATCHOUT_Installer_6.1.1.msi WATCHOUT_Installer_6.1.2.msi WATCHOUT_Installer_6.1.3.msi WATCHOUT_Installer_6.1.4.msi WATCHOUT_Installer_6.1.5.msi WATCHOUT Release Notes.html Version 5 First release: 2011-06-15 Final release: 2014-12-15 OS version required: Windows 7, 32-/64-bit Windows 8/8.1, 32-/64-bit (from 5.3.1->) QuickTime version: 7.7.1 or newer (not required from 5.3.1->) http://support.apple.com/downloads/#quicktime WATCHOUT_Installer_5.1.msi WATCHOUT_Installer_5.2.msi WATCHOUT_Installer_5.3.msi WATCHOUT_Installer_5.3.1.msi WATCHOUT_Installer_5.5.msi WATCHOUT_Installer_5.5.2.msi WATCHOUT_Release_Notes_5.1.rtf WATCHOUT_Release_Notes_5.3.1.rtf WATCHOUT Release Notes_5.5 WATCHOUT_Users_Guide_5.pdf WATCHOUT_Users_Guide_5.1.pdf WATCHOUT_Users_Guide_5.2.pdf WATCHOUT_5.2_Users_Guide_Chinese.pdf Version 4 First release: 2008-10-03 Final release: 2011-10-24 OS version required: Windows XP, 32-bit Windows 7, 32-bit (64-bit from 4.2->) QuickTime version: 7.1.x or newer http://support.apple.com/downloads/#quicktime WATCHOUT_Installer_4.0.msi WATCHOUT_Installer_4.1.1.msi WATCHOUT_Installer_4.2.msi WATCHOUT_Installer_4.2.1.msi WATCHOUT_Installer_4.2.2.msi WATCHOUT_Installer_4.3.msi Final release of WO4 WATCHOUT_Installer_4.5.1.msi Makes WO5 keys usable for running a WO4 setup. WATCHOUT_Release_Notes_4.pdf WATCHOUT_Users_Guide_4.pdf WATCHOUT_Users_Guide_4_Chinese.pdf WATCHOUT_Users_Guide_4_Chinese_Traditional.pdf Version 3 First release: 2005-11-11 Final release: 2008-01-25 OS version required: Windows XP 32-bit QuickTime version: up to 6.4 6.4 Windows: http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1207?viewlocale=en_US WATCHOUT_Installer_3.3.exe WATCHOUT_Installer_3.4.exe WATCHOUT_Installer_3.4.1.exe WATCHOUT_Installer_3.4.2.exe Final release of WO3 WATCHOUT_Release_Notes_3.pdf WATCHOUT_Users_Guide_3.pdf WATCHOUT_Users_Guide_3.1.pdf WATCHOUT_Users_Guide_3.1_Chinese_Simplified.pdf WATCHOUT_Users_Guide_3.1_Chinese_Traditional.pdf WATCHOUT_Users_Guide_3.1_Spanish.pdf Version 2 First release: 2003-03-23 Final release: 2005-09-11 OS version required: Windows 98/98SE/ME/2000/Windows XP, 32-bit MacOS 9/MacOSX 10.3 QuickTime version: up to 6.4 6.4 Windows: http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1207?viewlocale=en_US 6.4 Mac OSX: http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1212 WATCHOUT_Installer_2.2_Mac.sit WATCHOUT_Installer_2.2.exe WATCHOUT_Installer_2.3.exe Final release of WO2, older WO1/2 shows need to be opened and saved in 2.3, in order to be opened in WO3. WATCHOUT_Release_Notes_2.2.txt WATCHOUT_Release_Notes_2.3.txt WATCHOUT_Users_Guide_2.1.pdf Version 1 First release: 1999-12-13 Final release: 2002-05-08 OS version required: Windows 98/98SE/ME Mac OS 9 QuickTime version: 4 or 5 5.0.5 Windows: http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1160?viewlocale=en_US 5.0.5 Mac OS9: http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1158 4.1.2 Windows: http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1133?viewlocale=en_US 4.1.2 Mac OS9: http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1134?viewlocale=en_US 4.0.3 Windows: http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1140?viewlocale=en_US WATCHOUT_Installer_1.4.1_Mac.sit WATCHOUT_Installer_1.4.1.exe WATCHOUT_Users_Guide_1.pdf WATCHOUT_Users_Guide_1.1.pdf WATCHOUT_Users_Guide_1.4.pdf
  11. BITAM 2013, November 5-7

    Hi Everyone, BITAM, Madrid, Spain opens on Tuesday and you'll find Dataton and WATCHOUT Premium Partner, Control Multimedia, at stand 5. BITAM is an international broadcast, IT, audio and media show and takes place at Hotel Auditorium Madrid. As always, for more info about BITAM and other upcoming trade shows: http://www.dataton.com/events
  12. Live mixing with ProTools

    I need to find the best way to allow Protools to sync up with a 8-screen Watchout show to allow for live audio-mixing in the theater. The audio is specific to the screens at times and is full surround at other times. 1. Protools can generate TC. How would I feed this to allow Watchout to chase the Timecode? 2. What framerate should Protools be set to? The original timeline was 23.98. The mpegs inside Watchout are 29.97. Watchout plays 60. How should the Protools be set up? Has anyone out there done this?
  13. Prolight + Sound Shanghai, W5-B32

    Hi Everyone, If you're going to the Prolight + Sound Shanghai show, October 10 to 13, head for hall W5, stand B32 where you'll find Dataton and WATCHOUT Premium Partner Shanghai Lefedv Showtech. For more info about this and other upcoming trade shows: http://www.dataton.com/events Regards, Jacquie
  14. Watchout & Spyder

    Hi Everyone, I have been using Watchout (WO) with other staging companys' Spyder systems for a few years now using both v4 and v5 WO. Occasionally there have been some odd flashes on the screen but generally nothing serious, more annoying and unsettling. I don't like surprises. Any odd experiences like that were put down to firmware updates in the Spyder as the display output monitored out of my WO kit were absolutely stable. I have a Lightware 16x16 DVI matrix between my WO kit and the Spyder so I can switch between each output and check each individual output. Last year a staging company here in Australia did not want to use Watchout with Spyder on a project I was involved with because their in-house testing suggested there were 'issues' between Watchout and their Spyder. They didn't explain what issues they had during their tests. Recently my WO kit was used on another job with Sypder and to my knowledge (I wasn't on site for this job) there were no issues. Considering both WO and Sypder are mature, well developed products used around the world and would have been used together many hundreds or even thousands of times, can anyone share their experiences of any 'issues' they've encountered using WO and Spyder and what work arounds they've used to get a succesfull marriage between the two systems? Please post what versions of WO and Spyder you've been using and whether certain versions of either were more problematic than others. I've run this queation past both Dataton Support and our local distributor and they are not aware of anything specific when using WO with Spyder. Many thanks in anticipation for your assistance. ---> Mal Padgett --> Melbourne --> Australia
  15. PLASA London & WATCHOUT Academy

    Hi Everyone, London, UK: Join us for a free two-hour seminar all about award-winning Dataton WATCHOUT. We will be holding the seminar three times during the PLASA London show: October 8 at 10.00 and 14.00, October 9 at 10.00. Venue: South Gallery Room 10, ExCel London. These WATCHOUT Academy sessions are free… but participants must pre-register as seating is limited. Find out more and sign up here: http://www.dataton.com/academy/watchout_academy_october_2013 We're also looking forward to seeing you at the Dataton stand Q69 at PLASA London, October 6-9. For more info on this show and other upcoming trade shows please check out: http://www.dataton.com/events Regards, Jacquie
  16. Hi all, We're running a one-day WATCHOUT Academy in Amsterdam on September 4. The Academy is designed to fine-tune your skills and help you harness the creative potential in WATCHOUT. The Amsterdam session kicks off with an introduction to the system before moving on to a more advanced level. The one-day session is free, but registration is required as seating is strictly limited. The venue is the Barco/projectiondesign office in Amsterdam. To find out more and to sign up for the Academy please click here: watchout_academy_september_2013 Regards, Jacquie
  17. Hi everybody! I am building a multi-outputs machine based on your document: "WATCHOUT dpcspec-4U rack - March 2013 SB-E LGA2011 AMD FIREPRO.pdf" The only things different are the torque: processor / motherboard. I was offered the following material: Motherboard Supermicro X9SRA Proc Intel Xeon E5-1650 Based on your expertise, do you see any problem to choose this material? Thanks!
  18. URL-based Images in v.5.5

    Hello, I just finished installing version 5.5 and everything looks awesome. I'm especially interested in the new URL Image Proxy feature. I'd love to have a URL-based image in my show, but am having trouble figuring out how exactly to network a live internet connection within my local connection to my display computers. Is there a specific way that you would recommend? Thanks, Jeremy
  19. PALM Expo 2013, India

    Heads up! PALM Expo takes place next week, May 30 to June 1, at the Bombay Exhibition Center, Goregaon East, Mumbai, and you 'll find Dataton at stand J17-24. On the stand, we'll be showcasing WATCHOUT and WATCHPAX as well as running WATCHOUT Academy Basic skills sessions each day. You can see WATCHOUT in action at the Palm Integration booth, too. http://www.dataton.com/events WATCHOUT Academy Basic skills schedule, stand J17-24 May 30: 4:30 pm May 31: noon, 3 pm, 5:30 pm June 1: noon, 3 pm
  20. Museums + Heritage Show, London

    Hi, Just a heads-up that Dataton is exhibiting at the Museums + Heritage Show in London, UK, this week. You're welcome to drop by stand D7 where we're demonstrating a real-life PICKUP audio tour as used by Scandinavia's leading photo forum, Fotografiska; our new WATCHPAX media player; and sound sync between PICKUP and WATCHOUT visuals. Dates: May 15-16. Venue: West Hall, Olympia For more info on the event: www.museumsandheritage.com/show Regards, Jacquie
  21. Vote now!

    Hi Everyone, Time to get voting if you haven't already done so! The voting for Rental & Staging closes TODAY and we'd really appreciate your vote (and family and friends' votes too!): https://nbmedia.wufoo.com/forms/the-infocommrental-staging-new-product-awards/ Best Show Control: Dataton WATCHOUT multi-display software Best Digital Signage Product: Dataton WATCHPAX solid-state media player The SCN Awards voting closes on May 5: https://nbmedia.wufoo.com/forms/2013-scninfocomm-installation-product-awards/ Most Innovative AV Control Software/Hardware for Commercial Installation: Dataton WATCHOUT Most Innovative Digital Signage Player Product: Dataton WATCHPAX Thanks!

    Hi, We are now offering an advanced class for WATCHOUT users as part of the WATCHOUT Academy program. The two-day training session aims to give participants a thorough understanding of WATCHOUT, its strengths, key features and applications. The training sessions focus on practical examples and problem-solving, and we have limited the number of attendees to just eight people. Date: March 6 & 7 Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands. Cost: EUR 750 p/p. You'll find more info here: http://www.dataton.com/academy/watchout_academy_march_2013
  23. PowerPoint and Watchout

    We're working on a fixed installation and the end user needs PowerPoint in the Watchout presentation. The end-user can copy video files in a video folder, images in a image folder, audio in the audio folder and a PowerPoint presentation in a PowerPoint folder. All the cue's / external time lines are linked to these different media files. I know it's not possible to play PowerPoint directly with Watchout. Capturing a separate computer with powerpoint is a solution, but the client prefer one system which can handle all the media, also the PowerPoint. Maybe it´s possible to create a interactive front-end which is running on a laptop / tablet which trigger Watchout and a PowerPoint viewer? Just wondering if someone has a workaround. Maybe in combination with the dynamic image server?
  24. Hi, Don't forget you can meet Omagica, the WATCHOUT Premium Partner in Mexico and Latin America on stand 71 at Tecnomultimedia-InfoComm 2012, WTC Mexico City, closing today. Omagica's Adela Kriland is also presenting "HD Management of Live Events" in the education sessions, today at 2:30 pm. http://www.tecnomultimedia.com/201203238266/2012/programa-academico/programa-academico-mexico-2012.html In addition, Omagica will be at the Colombian sister event, Tecnomultimedia-InfoComm 2012, in Medellin, November 8-9, stand 42.
  25. Quicktime Error -50

    Please help, Watchout 5.1 shows Quicktime error -50. I converted my movies to quicktime H.264 30fps with Win7. what's problem? Thanks!