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  1. Surreal Lab

    Watchout in Denmark?

    Hello Watchout family! My name is Guillem Pujol and I am an Audiovisual engineer/technician from Barcelona. I just moved to Aarhus, Denmark to join my partner who has just started studying a master’s degree, and I would love to catch the opportunity to become part of a Danish Audiovisual company. May I ask if anyone is working with WO in Denmark, I would like to be in touch. Just send me a msg if you want to know about my background and what shows I was doing with WO. Mail: [email protected] Thanks for your help :) Guillem
  2. Hi All, I am an amateur,I am building a computer. i am very confused in select the right specs for my server. I want to be very sure before buying this machine and yes i want to ask which graphic card should i go for wx7100 or wx9100 i am really very confused. Here are the specs Someone recommended me for 4K i am planning to purchase Please suggest: 1.I9 PROCESSOR 7900 2.ASUS X299 II MOTHERBOARD 3.16GB RAM GAMING EDITION x2 4.SAMSUNG PRO 850 SSD (512GB) x3 5.AMD RADEON WX 7100 /w9100 6.COOLER MASTER 850 WATT SMPS 7.LIQUID COOLING 8.4 U RACK MOUNT WITH RAILKIT (CHENBRO) 9.WINDOWS 10 PRO 10.DATAPATH 4K CAPTURE CARD (Vision Sc-HD4+) 11.DECKLINK HD/SDI CAPTURE CARD DP TO DVI ADAPTERS ACTIVE x3
  3. mcommendatore

    Newtek NDI over Wifi

    Hello anyone who can help, I have an iphone 6 with the Newtek NDI app installed connected via Wifi to a Linksys AC1900 router. This is the same router connecting the production and display computer. I can see the live feed in watchout on my production computer just fine, but for some reason I have not been able to see signal through the display. I downloaded and installed the latest Newtek software on both computers. The display computer also had difficulty seeing the signal in the NDI monitor app although I did see signal once briefly. Am I missing a setting on the display computer? I tried setting one of the inputs on the display computer to Newtek, but I don't see a reason that is helpful on the settings I made on the NDI input of the production computer. Thanks in advance
  4. Jan Nordqvist

    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
  5. i am facing issue with datapath vision hd4+ /d, only two channel is working ( 1&3), always gets no signal in channel 2 & 4, i have even changed the slot and updated the driver to latest one, still facing the same issue, recently i am facing delay in capturing device about 2 to 3 seconds, please help me to fix this out. Thanks in advance. Display Computer : WatchMax W600 Production Computer : Alienware 17 R4 (Windows 10 Home 64bit)
  6. Media Works

    Watchpoint Autostart Issue

    Recently i am facing issue with one of my display computer (watchmax w600) while turning on i am receiving error ( the WATCHOUT license key can be found Re-trying automatically in a few seconds) after that watchpoint is running. Please help me to fix this out. Thanks.
  7. 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
  8. Menetekel

    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
  9. 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
  10. Miro

    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
  11. Pavlos Christou

    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
  12. jayhubs

    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
  13. 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
  14. Hi everybody! I`m new to Watchout, but have experience with a lot of other mediaservers. In our next show we are final using Watchout with two display computers with 3 outputs each, running 1920x1200 on each output. I`m really looking forward to start using Watchout. Our computers have been used for other mediasoftware and are quite up to date. The only thing we need to upgrade is our graphics card. I`ve read a lot of forum posts, and Datatons recommendation for graphics card 2015, but I`m still a bit confused. With this post, I`m hoping you all could help me to get a better overview of how Watchout uses the different GPU`s, what specifications of a graphic card is important, and pros and cons for professional vs consumer cards. I know this has been heavily debated, but I`m hoping we could summarize everything in this post. Here are my questions: - It seems AMD FirePro line is widely recommended. But what are the benefits except that is professional? Better components? Better drivers? More stable drivers? Other things? - As I understand it, Watchout is using DirectX. Would a gaming card that scores high in gaming DirectX performance be good for Watchout or is other functions of DirectX that is more important? (most of the reviews on graphics card is tested on games) - Does the FirePro line have any performance benefits over high spec consumer card? For example the AMD FirePro W7100 versus NVIDIA GTX 980Ti? (about same price range) Or is it basically stability your paying for? - I `ve been building mediaservers for quite some time and have always used NVIDIA cards. And a least, for a couple of years back, it was widely accepted that NVIDIA had better and more stable drivers than AMD/ATI. Word on the Internet has that AMD drivers has improved over the last years. Any thoughts on this? - If we don`t go down the pro line, but are opting for a high end gaming card, any thoughts on GTX 980Ti versus AMD Fury? Or is better to go a step down to GTX970/AMD 390X? Looking forward to hearing your explanations and experience! Best Regards, Einar
  15. 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!
  16. Hello, I am trying to update watchpax2 from version 6.1.5 to 6.1.6. The watchout gives the message about different versions and if I want to update. I click ok. The watchpax displays this message: "The WATCHOUT license key can`t be found. Re-trying automatically in a few seconds." If I click "Retry" (with the keyboard connected to watchpax) nothing happens. I tried to swith watchpax on and off, restart watchout etc, but with no result. Thank you for any help, Jakub
  17. TiagoFrutuoso

    WO Remote

    Hello everyone, Our company's been running a few tests with a few different machines and versions of Watchout 5 / 6, and we've noticed that the WO Remote (https://www.dataton.com/files/watchout/remote) doesn't work on v6. Can somebody confirm this feature is deprecated? Thanks!
  18. operaroma

    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
  19. Hey all, trying to do some testing for an installation project utilizing (8)Watchout Display servers.... eventually, a crestron control system will manage and trigger WO Timelines etc...targeting different display clusters. Right now, i'm trying to test by controlling a production computer from another PC via a network and telnet on the PC (i.e, Production version of WO is not on same PC as telnet commands) everything is working great, so far. One question though: There will be certain Cues that i've made that i need to jump to a new time position and play the timeline. Is there way to send a ' gotoControlCue' command , and a 'Run' command simultaneously in telnet to the Watchout PC? Thanks for any advice!
  20. TomT

    h.265 ?

    Hi all, I searched the forum but couldn´t find an answer: Doese WO6 support h.265 ? Thanks in advance....
  21. Hello everyone, What's the difference between WATCHOUT and Pandora's Box? I keep getting asked the question more and more when I'm meeting potential clients or AV companies for the first time. Some have not heard of WO and others use Pandora exclusively but are looking for alternatives. I'm a big fan of WO and have been using it for 11 years to produce impressive events. I've never had an opportunity to operate a Coolux solution or speak in depth with a Pandora programmer, so what I understand is only what I've read and watched in online tutorials. that's why I find it difficult to answer the question with any confidence. Anyone in the WO world that has some market differentiators? Any financial reason why AV companies would choose one over the other? Is pre-production and content planning important to clients anymore? This is what I think I know. WO uses an easy timeline-based approach to programming content. Pandora seems very clunky as a GUI and requires deeper technical knowledge to operate. WO Computers are not proprietary so typically they cost less to own and operate. WO works best when advance pre-production is used. Pandora can operate more on the fly. WO is a presentation tool, Pandora is a playback tool. I know I'm missing a ton of differentiators and my comments above may be incorrect, so If you could contribute your ideas I think it would be helpful to all WO users. Thank you in advance
  22. Hi Everyone, There are plenty of opportunities to find out more about Dataton products over the next few weeks, all over the world! www.dataton.com/events Exhibitions/trade shows: September 12-14: InfoComm India, booth B45, Mumbai, India September 18-20: PLASA 2016, stand S71, London, UK September 21-22: Worship Facilities Expo, booth 928, Louisville, KY, USA October 11-13: Tecnomultimedia InfoComm, booth 302, Bogotá, Colombia October 17-21: Monitor Expo, roadshow Malmö, Göteborg, Stockholm, Sweden October 21-23: LDI Show, booth 737, Las Vegas, USA Training sessions and Dataton Academy: September 21: Dataton Academy, Extended Overview (free), Dubai, UAE September 22: Dataton Academy, Extended Overview (free), Dubai, UAE October 5-6: WATCHOUT Training, by Show Sage, Chicago, IL, USA October 27: Dataton Academy, Overview (free), Melbourne, Australia October 28: Dataton Academy, Certified User, Melbourne, Australia October 31: Dataton Academy, Overview (free), Sydney, Australia November 1: Dataton Academy, Certified User, Sydney, Australia You'll find links to more info and registration pages at www.dataton.com/events Regards, Jacquie
  23. Hi, Can Watchout 5.5.1 be controlled by Ableton Live 9 over MIDI? What the equipment is needed? Ableton Live https://www.ableton.com/en/live/ Thanks.
  24. Jacquie McHale

    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
  25. Andreas Lindemark

    WATCHOUT, WATCHNET and Autostart.txt

    Hi, I'm not sure how to use Autostart.txt when running WATCHOUT on two (or more computers) in the same cluster and I also run WATCHNET on a separate computer. I'm currently running WO 6.0.2 and WN 1.1. Should I have the same autostart.txt in the all WATCHOUT computers in the same cluster? authenticate 1 setLogoString "The show will begin shortly..." delay 5000 load "MyShow" wait run I'm only using "setLogoString" to show that the autostart.txt is loaded and used. The reason I'm asking, is that I sometime have problem to get WATCHNET to work, I guess it's depending on in which order I start the computers. And I haven't found any information in the forum, when it comes to running on several computers. Any help is appreciated!
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