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  1. Help with Windows 10 Watchout

    Ok, I need some advice. We are not getting consistent video out of two of our machines. Here is the build: Three identical water-cooled rigs: Asus Prime X299-A 6-core i7 16GB DDR4 RAM FirePro W7100 quad-output card Dual Samsung SSDs, one 850EVO boot drive, 960Pro M.2 Watchout data. Monoprice SDI-HDMI and HDMI-SDI converters Dedicated gigabit network. Windows 10 professional 64-bit The cards are not putting out video consistently. I have one machine up and running by forcing EDID, but the other two are just bonkers. The Epson laser phosphor projectors are flashing and Watchpoint won't go online. We've nuked and reinstalled one of the machine from scratch. All drivers up to date. Nothing seems to work. We have started tech rehearsals with 4 of 11 outputs working, and it's a disaster. This is the same rig I asked advice about re: VNC.
  2. Hello there, I'm facing a strange problem with the new acquisition card VisionSC-SDI4 from Datapath. When something is pluggeg into the first input, everything works fine. I can add/remove SDI cables in/from the other tree inputs, displaying live videos on the stage or the No Signal message if nothing is plugged. But when I remove the cable from the first input, the other three freeze, stuck on the last acquired frame. The live videos resume to their normal behaviour once I plug back the cable in the first input. Note that this issue doesn't exist in the Vision's preview windows tool, only in Watchout. It has been tested with Watchout 6.1.4 and Watchout 6.1.5, on four servers built in the same configuration (mb: Asus X99-A/USB 3.1; proc: Intel Core i7-5930K; 16Go RAM). Has anybody encountered a similar issue? Any idea about what could cause such a behaviour, or how to fix it? Thank you.
  3. Moving from HDMI to SDI

    I wanted to share with the group that I am sending HDMI video signals from my WO Servers as SDI signals to a switcher or router as on onsite operator. I know many of you may have done this already and I'm hoping you will share what kind of issues you've run into or maybe better ways to accomplish this, but it's been such a game changer for me I felt like it was worth sharing and discussing. I'm now converting the HDMI video signals from the WO server to SDI and sending the SDI signal to the switcher or router. I have been using BMD micro HDMI to SDI converters (www.blackmagicdesign.com) and sending one side of the SDI to the switcher and the other side to a Decimator Multi-viewer, DMON-16SL (www.decimator.com). I'm in Amsterdam now running 8 channels (see diagram and photos below) of video, 4 main and 4 backup using only one monitor for viewing the signals. I also have a Program and OpMon feed on the The key for me is using AMD W7100 or higher video cards. I have been testing this scenario over the last 3 months with very great success. Here are the benefits as I see it. Shorter set up time. No EDID issues when using the W7100 video card Fewer monitors (I'm to one monitor in Amsterdam) Fewer cables Fewer power strips BMD micro converters use USB power, so only one or two multi USB chargers take the place of multiple wall wart. (see photo below) I bring my own well maintained cables for my system. Can easily put most setups in my suitcase (minus servers) for travel. Relying more on equipment I bring and maintain. Most equipment (multi-viewer, cables and converters) are inexpensive, so it is now part of my onsite kit and not rented. Fewer connections means less issues and less time troubleshooting. I know this doesn't fit every scenario and I will continue testing and learning, but I believe that this is how I will setup in the future, because it's a game changer for on onsite corporate work and lets me concentrate on content not technical challenges. Please share your experiences or comments.
  4. Hello all! I'm thinking of upgrading our Wathcout system to include multiple SDI capture cards. This way I could do corporate shows without using a Spyder, or equivalent, for PPT, IMAG, Sat/video conference and the like. Experience, real-world "gotchas," satisfaction from a user, etc, etc, etc... Thanks all!! Kevin Lawson
  5. Blackmagic Decklink Quad

    Hello everybody, does anybody have any experience with this quite new capture/ playback card? I am thinking about a setup with this capture card and a FirePro W 8000, but I guess the the computer will never get enough RAM. Does anybody have an opinion about this?
  6. Hi all, Just a heads up on the new, cheap Blackmagic Decklink Mini Recorder capture card. http://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/decklink/techspecs#35424 While on the surface it looks like a perfect replacement for a Blackmagic Intensity Pro, with one HDMI input and one 1.5G HDSDI input (not to be used simultaneously), it bring some caveats. The HDMI input ONLY accepts an YUV-signal, NOT a RGB-signal, as Intensity Pro can, meaning most computer sources are not possible to use with this card. If Blackmagic intend to fix this or not, is not known as of now, but until they do, proceed with caution. Hope this helps, /jonas