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  1. WATCHOUT Technical Notes - 2015

    Display & Production computer specs Provided as is and intended as a starting point for a Display computer build. JANUARY 2015 WATCHOUT Display 4U - JAN15 - Z97 - LGA1150.pdf WATCHOUT Display 4U - JAN15 - X99 - LGA2011-3.pdf EARLIER CONFIGURATIONS WATCHOUT-dpcspec rack 4U - 2013 mar SB LGA1155.pdf WATCHOUT-dpcspec rack 4U - 2013 mar IB LGA1155.pdf WATCHOUT-dpcspec rack 4U - 2013 mar SB-E LGA2011.pdf WATCHOUT-dpcspec rack 4U - 2013 mar SB-E LGA2011 AMD FIREPRO.pdf WATCHOUT-dpcspec rack 4U - 2012 apr SB LGA1155.pdf WATCHOUT-dpcspec rack 4U - 2012 apr IB LGA1155.pdf WATCHOUT-dpcspec rack 4U - 2012 apr SB-E LGA2011.pdf WATCHOUT-dpcspec rack 4U - 2012 apr SB-E LGA2011 AMD FIREPRO.pdf Graphics cards Provided as is and intended as a starting point for a Display computer build. JANUARY 2015 WATCHOUT Display - JAN15 - GRAPHICS CARDS.pdf Capture cards Provided as is and intended as a starting point for a Display computer build. JANUARY 2015 WATCHOUT Display - JAN15 - CAPTURE CARDS.pdf 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. 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/ Windows 7 SP1/Windows 8.1 Update 1, 64-bit or 32-bit WATCHOUT is a 32-bit application, and supports a 64-bit OS. We recommend to run WATCHOUT under a 64-bit OS, due to the fact that many drivers for capture cards etc, can make use of the extra RAM. 16 GB of RAM is usually a good reference. WATCHOUT Display & Production computer Tweaking list Windows 7 Tweaking list: Download here. Codecs for stable WATCHOUT playback WATCHOUT - Codecs for stable WATCHOUT playback - 2012.pdf WATCHPAX - video encoding guidelines WATCHPAX - video encoding guidelines V2.pdf
  2. i have some problem about tier Backup display machine.Yesterday we have event used watchout playback. I have x2 production machine for main / backup and x2 display machine for main / backup display like a production.I create tier base for main display machine and two tier for backup display machine.All IP assignments are different.main and backup all can online and play all together. until 5 hours past only backup display lost of connect and show logo watchout on multiview barco E2. But main machine don't have a problem can runningi hope you help me this problem
  3. Watchout 6.2. Sound Problems

    Hey together, having 3 XI-Media Server with Marian Seraph AD2 Sound-Card and Nvidia Quadro M5000. Watchout Version 6.2.0. When i play a Quick Time MOV with HAP Codec, i have some strange Click noise in Audio. not often and not loud, but so loud that i can not use it. With same File in MP4, I dont have the Problem. But i need to use the HAP files. Restart Computer does no effect. The Sound-Card Settings i checked. Also all other Windows Sounds are all right. Anyway, these Click-Noise comes out of both Server. So the Problem is anywhere in Watchout. Now i did a downgrade to version 6.1.4. and i dont have the Problem anymore. Any Solution for this ? becouse basicly Version 6.2. is nice and i would like to use ;-) best, felix
  4. Hi, we're line testing and shaking out our new Watchout rig, and the Display machines are taking commands and displaying most of the monitors. However, we are unable to 'manage' them using the VNC service built in. We can remotely shut them down, etc but the VNC throws an error of unable to connect to service. Is this easily fixable? I am a few hours away from just installing TightVNC and throwing my hands up. I need to get this working. Any info would be appreciated! Nick Farwell Stage Operations Supervisor ACT Theatre, Seattle WA
  5. WATCHOUT in Windows 10

    At the moment WATCHOUT doesn't work in Windows 10. We are working on a solution and will release an update as soon as possible. This issue has our highest priority and we expect to have a solution in March-April. Until then we recommend Windows 7 Professional. We apologize for any inconvenience! Best regards, Miroslav Andel Chief Software Developer
  6. Watchout 5 & 6 Test Videos

    Hello, Does anyone have demanding WATCHOUT files to stress test computers running WATCHOUT 5 or 6? Looking for Videos and Graphics of various formats to run tests on multiple screens. Any leads will be highly appreciated. Thank you
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Hello, I'm building an application in which there are 2 major components: a python server, which will send telnet commands to WATCHOUT WATCHOUT Production (Version 6.1.7b2) Although most of the telnet commands were successfully sent to WATCHOUT, sometimes I could continuously see a mystery error which makes me feel a bit worried: [0]Error 7 0 "Application in modal state (eg, a modal dialog)" I've checked the documentation and the "7" here means: "General Runtime Error. Other errors, not covered by any of the above cases. Always described further by a string as the second parameter, as well as further information in the third parameter (optional)." So I guess my questions are: What does the "Application in modal state" mean? Is there anything that I should / should not do to avoid this error? Thanks in advance!
  10. MIDI controller automation

    HI, I've connected a MIDI controller (Novation Zero SL MKII) to my production, I've assigned CC to some tween (scale, position ecc ...) and I can change values of this tween with the controller, but I can't make any automation. If i use the controller to make an automation, the watchout doesn't record the values of the keyframe. Thank you all
  11. h.265 ?

    Hi all, I searched the forum but couldn´t find an answer: Doese WO6 support h.265 ? Thanks in advance....
  12. Events and training in June!

    Hi Everyone, Find out more about Dataton products at events in USA, Israel, Netherlands, UK, Portugal and Spain in June! www.dataton.com/events Exhibitions/trade shows: June 8-10: InfoComm 16, #N547, Las Vegas, USA June 29-30: CONNECT 2016, Tel Aviv, Israel Training sessions and Dataton Academy: June 27: Dataton Academy, Overview (free), Amsterdam, Netherlands June 27: Introduction to WATCHOUT, by IberCOMM-TEC, Lisbon, Portugal June 28: Dataton Academy, Certified User, Amsterdam, Netherlands June 29: Dataton Academy, Overview (free), London, UK June 28-29: WATCHOUT training basic & advanced, by IberCOMM-TEC, Madrid, Spain June 29-30: WATCHOUT Training, by Show Sage, Chicago, IL USA June 30: Dataton Academy, Certified User, London, UK June 30: Introduction to WATCHOUT, by IberCOMM-TEC, Seville, Spain Links to more info and registration pages at www.dataton.com/events Regards, Jacquie
  13. Hi Everyone, We're working flat-out towards ISE 2016 which is just a couple of weeks away… If you are going to be in Amsterdam for the show, please visit us in Hall 11, stand F68 and take a look at the very latest from Dataton. Or keep an eye on our social media channels for updates from the show floor: we're on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram Dataton stand 11-F68 • Integrated Systems Europe • February 9-12 • RAI, Amsterdam • Invite code for free entry 706353 Regards, Jacquie PS To schedule a meeting with the Dataton team or one of our international partners during the show, please email [email protected]
  14. Vote for WATCHOUt!

    Hi Everyone, There's still time to vote for WATCHOUT (category 5) in the SVC 2015 Innovative Product Awards and we hope you will! Here's the link and it really does only take a couple of seconds… https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/P6KXLRH Thank you! Best regards, Jacquie
  15. LDI 2015, booth 1777, October 23-25

    Hi Everyone, Dataton and Show Sage, Dataton's North American Premium Partner, will be exhibiting at the LDI show next week in Las Vegas, October 23-25. Head for booth 1777 to talk WATCHOUT and see version 6 in action! Regards, Jacquie PS Keep up-to-date on Dataton events here!
  16. Hi Everyone, INTmedia, Dataton's premium partner in Russia, is at Prolight+Sound Russia this week. They'll be showing off Dataton products – with the focus on WATCHOUT 6 – at Pavilion 4, stand C13, September 10-12, Sokolniki Exhibition and Convention Centre. PS Click here for more info about upcoming events!
  17. Hi, TouchOSC and Bridge I use to control the show. Watchout reports error message "unable to open midi port". Watchout 6 on Windows 7 and two watchpax. The network allowed all. Anyone have an idea how to fix it? During testing in same network, everything was fine. Thakyou
  18. Our office has been using Watchout version 5.1 for many projects and for many years. The issue is that our USB holding the license is old and has been used many times and is beginning to fail. How can we buy or replace the USB with a new one so our license can be valid? Often we use Watchout for performances, so immediate online registration of the key is not possible because we wouldn't have access to Wi-Fi from the stage. Therefor, we need the license key on a USB. Can we buy a new USB with our license key on it? SIDE NOTE* I arrived in the office 1 year ago and the key and license we have been using is already three years old. I'm not sure if it is possible to locate the original purchase! Our office is in China and we used a Chinese seller to buy the program. We've been using the USB and key for many years... Many thanks!
  19. Hi Everyone, Headed for Tecnomultimedia InfoComm Mexico this week? Call by the Dataton / Omagica booth, number 502, and check out WATCHOUT version 6 in action! www.tecnomultimedia.com.mx Regards, Jacquie PS Keep up-to-date on Dataton events here!
  20. Hi Everyone, Dubai, UAE, is the next stop for our popular WATCHOUT Academy! Our expert team will be holding two free Overview sessions on August 4 and 5 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The Overview is an afternoon session suitable for anyone in the AV industry who'd like to learn more about WATCHOUT or get new ideas on using WATCHOUT! The class is held in English by key members of the WATCHOUT team from Dataton. Sign up now to ensure your place at the WATCHOUT Academy! More info and register for the Overview session, August 4 More info and register for Overview session, August 5 Regards, Jacquie
  21. Hi Everyone, We're proud to announce that Dataton WATCHOUT was selected as an "AV Technology Best of Show" winner for InfoComm15. Here's what one of the judges had to say: "The new 3D projection and mapping features in Version 6 empower users to create dynamic presentations using almost any style and quantities of displays possible." Read more about the selection process and see the full list of winners here!
  22. Hi Everyone, We're exhibiting at the Tecnomultimedia InfoComm Brasil trade show in São Paulo, Brazil this week together with Dataton premium partner KJPL. The event takes place May 12 to 14 and the Dataton/KJPL stand is number 46. Hope to see you there! KJPL will also be hosting WATCHOUT training on Friday afternoon, May 15 with Mike Fahl, Chief Software Architect at Dataton, in attendance! More info about the show http://www.dataton.com/events For more info about the training session, contact KJPL Regards, Jacquie
  23. WATCHOUT Academy in May, Sweden

    Hi Everyone, We have two WATCHOUT Academy sessions scheduled for May at Dataton headquarters in Linköping, Sweden. If you are interested in attending, please follow the links below! Both sessions explore the new features in WATCHOUT 6. The free, afternoon, overview session on May 6 is open to anyone in the AV industry with an interest in finding out more about WATCHOUT. The paid, one-day, certified session on May 7 is for attendees with a basic knowledge of the system (or who have attended the Overview session). WATCHOUT Academy: Overview Date: May 6 Location: Dataton, Linköping, Sweden Free afternoon session. Registration is required as seats are limited. Click here to register and for more info WATCHOUT Academy: Certified Date: May 7 Location: Dataton, Linköping, Sweden Cost: EUR 850 p/p. Certified one-day training session which focuses on practical examples with hands-on programming and active guidance from instructors. Maximum 10 attendees. Click here to register and for more info Regards, Jacquie
  24. NAB Show, Las Vegas, April 13-16

    Hi, NAB Show opens next week in Las Vegas and we'll be there together with North American Premium Partner, Show Sage LLC. Head for booth SL15408, April 13-16, say hi and get a demo of new WATCHOUT! For more info on all our upcoming events worldwide: www.dataton.com/events
  25. Hi Watchout professional! There is a new platform available for you to help your business! It is called Toperators. On www.toperators.com you can make a beautiful portfolio and use keywords, so producers and rental companies will find you on your specific expertise. Dataton endorses Toperators Having your portfolio on Toperators will cost you $ 0,- during startup. Create and publish your portfolio and we will connect you to your clients. Any questions, or need help? We will support you to set up or moderate your portfolio. Contact: [email protected] (Meet us at NAB-2015 #N6729)