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  1. Hi Everybody, I have some Elation colour chorus lights and I want to control them from Watchout over the Artnet protocol. But the lights doesn't react on any Watchout DMX output. The lights are Artnet ready. I can control them from my laptop with other software, without any controller only my network, the light and my laptop. But I can't get watchout to control them. I'm sending the DMX outputs over the same universe. Does anyone got a solution for this problem? Kind regards, Ryan
  2. Is there a way to trigger standby mode in watchnet? I couldn't find anything in the script section. I've also tried setting my main display server as an external device to send the network commands but had no luck.
  3. Hi, I am trying to control the shutter of a Christie LHD700 (resp. Eiki LC HDT700, which is technically the same projector). I can communicate with the projector via telnet, using the windows console. The commands work fine: 'C0D' for shutter close, 'C0E' for Shutter open. I am using TCP with port 10000, as written in the projector's manual. In Watchout I created a String Output cue (also TCP). I type '$0D' after the command, as requested in several other threads (carriage return). So it gets 'C0D$0D'. Unfortunately I cannot establish a connection between WO and the projector and I get a message, that the data was not sent. I know, there a some threads about this topic like this one: http://forum.dataton.com/topic/7-christie-lx505-control/?hl=lx505 But the last post in this thread says "it solved all my problems", with a link to another thread (http://www.dataton.com/forum/viewthread/93/), which doesn't exist anymore. Perhaps it will also solve all my problems... I think something is wrong with the syntax, perhaps s.o. can help?
  4. jgaylor

    TCP Control-TimeLine Status

    Using a Crestron system, I am trying to talk to a Watchout System over IP. More specific I am trying to get the status of individual timelines, (Paused, Stopped, etc…).. I received this from a support tech with Dataton. I also have a document with what a response should look like. Example 1: Your WATCHOUT show is named "TestShow" and the auxiliary timeline inside the show is named "Movie1" and you want to know the status continuously. To achieve this you send the following strings (in bold to WATCHOUT display computer by TCP/IP or UDP/IP to port 3039. Note, every line should be ended with a carriage return character (0x0D): authenticate 1 load "TestShow" (you now need to wait some time for the cluster to build up 1-5 sec) getStatus 1 "TaskList:mItemList:mItems:TimelineTask \"Movie1\"" (Now you will get a periodic update of the status of the Movie1 timeline.) (To reset the status you simply send the same string but with the "turn-off" parameter) getStatus 0 "TaskList:mItemList:mItems:TimelineTask \"Movie1\"" Example 2: Your WATCHOUT show is named "TestShow" but you have already sent one load command so the show is already loaded. The auxiliary timeline inside the show is named "My Super Show" and you want to know a "one-shot" of the status. To achieve this you send the following strings to WATCHOUT display computer. Note, every line should be ended with a carriage return character (0x0D): getStatus 2 "TaskList:mItemList:mItems:TimelineTask \"My Super Show\"" I have tried this to no avail. Additional Notes This is what I am getting back Error 6 6 "Command: getStatus; Invalid/unexpected/damaged data: getStatus 1 \"TaskList:mItemList:mItems:TimelineTask \\x22Timeline1\\x22\""\x0D\x0A I copied it directly from the email. But replaced my timeline name. getStatus 1 "TaskList:mItemList:mItems:TimelineTask \"Timeline1\""\x0D A Ping command gives me this Ready "5.5.1" "WATCHPOINT" "Windows" true\x0D\x0A Any thoughts? I copied it directly from the email. But replaced my timeline name. getStatus 1 "TaskList:mItemList:mItems:TimelineTask \"Movie1\""\x0D A Ping command gives me this Ready "5.5.1" "WATCHPOINT" "Windows" true\x0D\x0A Any thoughts? What a response should look like. Example 3: Note the quoted auxliary timeline name, which must use escaped double-quotes since it’s embedded in the property path string. getStatus 1 "TaskList:mItemList:mItems:TimelineTask \"Timeline 1"\" : Status ”TaskList:mItemList:mItems:TimelineTask \"Timeline 1\"” 2 12114 94553321 : Status ”TaskList:mItemList:mItems:TimelineTask \"Timeline 1\"” 2 17210 94558417
  5. Hello, I'm working on a musical using Watchout for the first time. The musical director and musicians are using a click track, and I'd like to use that click track (or more specifically, MIDI messages related to that click track) to sync watchout cues to the music. I have Qlab2 or maybe Qlab3 running on a mac mini, and Watchout running on two windows machines. The click track will also have two or three audio files synced to it for playback through the sound system, so I can't have the click track and these other audio layers in Watchout without purchasing an audio interface for the windows machine. I figured the best approach is to have click track trigger midi show control messages in Qlab to be sent to Watchout for this (and potentially all of the watchout cues). If so I need two midi interfaces - one for the windows machine in order to accept midi messages, and one for the mac mini, in order to send midi messages. I'm looking at getting two of the M-Audio MIDIsport 1x1's http://m-audio.com/products/en_us/MIDISPORT1x1.html Does anyone have experience with these and/or any other suggestions for my setup? thanks! Nick
  6. Hi, I'm currently working on a show where we would like the lighting board (Grand MA 1) to trigger Watchout (Production computer). The best options are Midi Show Control and Artnet. MSC to me seems perhaps better because you can recall specific cues. Something that one cannot do with Artnet. Though right now I have a couple issues with the Midi Show Control. I got it to work, even over ethernet which is great but: 1-my show killer at the moment is the RESET command. Because the RESET MSC command stops ALL timelines (Main and Aux) even when the Cue List is specified in the incoming MSC message. The Grand MA outputs RESET command when pressing the OFF key, which is used quite a bit. But when it does so it also specifies a Cue List. The problem is that Watchout doesn't care about the Cue List Parameter. In Grand MA it is very common to use multiple Executors (Controls of Sequences - Go+ - Go- - Load - OFF - etc) so one executor can be used for Lighting, one for special effects and one could be used for Watchout but if the RESTORE command doesn't listen to the Cue List it's a big problem because all executors can reset ALL timelines. Meaning your lighting sequence could RESET all Videos cues. Not good. So could Watchout listen to the cue list parameters of the RESET command? Is there a way to tell it do so in a command file I can create? Or is this something you could do in an upcoming release? Perhaps the command could Reset everything only if no cue list is specified. 2-There is no way to go into Stand By mode from the GrandMA using MSC because it does not output ALL OFF or RESTORE. But it is capable of outputting FIRE commands so maybe macro 1 and 2 could be Stand By ON & Stand By OFF or again. Or if there would be a way in Watchout to manually assign different MSC commands to action in Watchout that would be great. Then more devices could talk to Watchout because any commands be used for any action. Otherwise more options for using Artnet IN data to control watchout would be great. Ex: specific cues, next, previous, load, stand by, play, pause. Thank you. I look forward to hearing the possibilities.
  7. Hi, This is Snaido Davis. I am currently working on a project where I have 2 or more presenters on stage at different locations who need to control the video content on screen without having to pass on their Ipads from hand to hand. Can a single show be controlled by multiple remote controls if the all have the same project loaded on them? Please advice. Thank you.
  8. Is it possible to have a looping auxiliary timeline and from the main timeline ask it to fade out not just stop. When I did this the loop would just pop of and was a little disconcerting. I wasn't able to find a command to ask the AL to fade, just stop or pause. Anyone have an answer to this? Thanks David
  9. bgarrett

    Serial Control output

    Hello happy Watchout users, I am having an issue controling my Sanyo PLC XP200L via serial control out of Watchout. We are trying to control the shutters on the projectors from WO and we are not getting any results. We are coming out of com1 and our data rate is 19200. WO tells us to use a $ followed by 2 hexadecimal digits. Has anyone tackled this issue? It would be greatly appreciated if you could shed some light on the issue. Thanks, Brent
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