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#1 Jan Nordqvist

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Posted 22 October 2015 - 07:52 AM


Display & Production computer specs
Provided as is and intended as a starting point for a Display computer build.

 

JANUARY 2015

 

Attached File  WATCHOUT Display 4U - JAN15 - Z97 - LGA1150.pdf   306.39KB   1234 downloads

Attached File  WATCHOUT Display 4U - JAN15 - X99 - LGA2011-3.pdf   306.25KB   1300 downloads

 

EARLIER CONFIGURATIONS

 

Attached File  WATCHOUT-dpcspec rack 4U - 2013 mar SB LGA1155.pdf   164.95KB   339 downloads

Attached File  WATCHOUT-dpcspec rack 4U - 2013 mar IB LGA1155.pdf   175.65KB   227 downloads

Attached File  WATCHOUT-dpcspec rack 4U - 2013 mar SB-E LGA2011.pdf   176.17KB   327 downloads

Attached File  WATCHOUT-dpcspec rack 4U - 2013 mar SB-E LGA2011 AMD FIREPRO.pdf   186.41KB   287 downloads

 

Attached File  WATCHOUT-dpcspec rack 4U - 2012 apr SB LGA1155.pdf   178.4KB   348 downloads

Attached File  WATCHOUT-dpcspec rack 4U - 2012 apr IB LGA1155.pdf   166.77KB   236 downloads

Attached File  WATCHOUT-dpcspec rack 4U - 2012 apr SB-E LGA2011.pdf   166.04KB   240 downloads

Attached File  WATCHOUT-dpcspec rack 4U - 2012 apr SB-E LGA2011 AMD FIREPRO.pdf   185.88KB   265 downloads

 

 

Graphics cards

Provided as is and intended as a starting point for a Display computer build.

 

JANUARY 2015

Attached File  WATCHOUT Display - JAN15 - GRAPHICS CARDS.pdf   744.29KB   1463 downloads

 

Capture cards

Provided as is and intended as a starting point for a Display computer build.

 

JANUARY 2015

Attached File  WATCHOUT Display - JAN15 - CAPTURE CARDS.pdf   234.84KB   912 downloads

 

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:

Attached File  Windows_7_Tweaking_list_2.1.pdf   184KB   1974 downloads

 

Codecs for stable WATCHOUT playback 

Attached File  WATCHOUT - Codecs for stable WATCHOUT playback - 2012.pdf   98.9KB   1659 downloads

 

 

WATCHPAX - video encoding guidelines

Attached File  WATCHPAX - video encoding guidelines V2.pdf   60.55KB   1156 downloads



#2 medientechniker

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Posted 08 November 2015 - 08:33 PM

Hey, are there new config tips from your side?



#3 Adela Kriland

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Posted 16 November 2015 - 03:10 PM

Hi

 

Can we check the specs for the encoding for watchpax...? I tought hap was included?

 

Thanks

 

Adela



#4 jfk

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Posted 30 December 2015 - 06:38 PM

WATCHOUT Display & Production computer Tweaking list

 

WATCHOUT Display & Production computer Tweaking list

Windows 7 Tweaking list:

attachicon.gifWindows_7_Tweaking_list_2.1.pdf

 

Just wanted to create a more direct link to information near the end of the first post  ;)



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Posted 30 December 2015 - 06:42 PM

WATCHOUT and WATCHPAX encoding guidelines

Codecs for stable WATCHOUT playback 

attachicon.gifWATCHOUT - Codecs for stable WATCHOUT playback - 2012.pdf

 

 

WATCHPAX - video encoding guidelines

attachicon.gifWATCHPAX - video encoding guidelines V2.pdf

 



#6 Sasami

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Posted 05 January 2016 - 03:21 PM

Hello! Is there a Tweaking List for Windows 8.1? I couldn't find it in the forum.

 

Thanks!



#7 anton

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Posted 04 April 2016 - 09:10 PM

Hello

 

How many [email protected] 30469kb/s h.264 videos can be played on JAN15 - Z97 display server simultaneously?



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Posted 04 April 2016 - 09:44 PM

Hello

 

How many [email protected] 30469kb/s h.264 videos can be played on JAN15 - Z97 display server simultaneously?

 

Who knows? There are so many variables undefined in that description

he only way to find out is to test the specific videos you will be using.



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Posted 05 April 2016 - 09:26 PM

Who knows? There are so many variables undefined in that description

he only way to find out is to test the specific videos you will be using.

 

 

So the only way to understand which configuration will be enough for my needs is to test a real computer?

Maybe you could give me some advice which specification I can use for such task:

2 stereoscopic layers [email protected] h.264 HP (4 files at all) plus effects for these layers, dmx, timecode etc, 4 outputs (Left 1, Right 1, Left 2, Right 2).

Is i7-4790k ok for it or better use i7-5820k or i7-5930k?



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Posted 13 September 2016 - 07:29 PM

Is the an updated version of "Codecs for stable WATCHOUT playback" for Ver6 and UHD/4K playback?

 

Thanks

 

Matt



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Posted 13 September 2016 - 08:29 PM

Is the an updated version of "Codecs for stable WATCHOUT playback" for Ver6 and UHD/4K playback?

 

Thanks

 

Matt

 

None that I am aware of. Available knowledge on the topics of 'Ver6 and UHD/4K playback'

are pretty much found in this forum.

 

Favorite hits ... 

 

 (no bi-directional frames) in MPEG2 or any format that offers them.

No -B frames by Dataton AB – Erik Rönnqvist
 
supported HAP variants in 6.1.2 
HAP variants supported by Dataton AB – Erik Rönnqvist
 
HAP chunks
'chunked encoding' by Dataton AB – Erik Rönnqvist
 AVF Batch Encoder v1.6 provides chunk encoding (MacOS) – forum subscriber nicb
Performance optimization for HAP chunked encoding starts in v6.1.2
 
HAP decoding tidbits   by Dataton AB – Erik Rönnqvist
 
Video with alpha channel  by Dataton AB – Erik Rönnqvist
 
Mpeg2 size restrictions & workaround – by Dataton AB - Miro
 
Video stuttering for the first seconds (nVidia tip) – by Dataton AB - Miro
 
'GPU monitoring'  – by Dataton AB - Miro
 
'micro-glitches' i.e. frequency mismatch – by Dataton AB - Miro
 
Anyone care to add to this?


#12 Yousefjuma

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Posted 01 June 2017 - 10:24 AM

A technical question. Can we apply the same system image to different PC with slightly different hardware? For example the Motherboard and GPU the same, but the CPU is different.



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Posted 29 August 2017 - 06:51 PM

In the tweek list it's requirering to install quicktime. But it's kot available anymore for downlod since it's install. Do we still need to install since watchout didn't require to have it since v5? And if yes for any reason where can i get it?

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Posted 29 August 2017 - 06:56 PM

In the tweek list it's requirering to install quicktime. But it's kot available anymore for downlod since it's install. Do we still need to install since watchout didn't require to have it since v5? And if yes for any reason where can i get it?

 

No, version 5.5.x and all version 6 variants

do not require the installation of Quicktime.

 

Keep in mind the tuning guide is written for Windows 7.

If you want Quicktime for Windows 7,

it can be obtained here: Download QuickTime 7.7.9 for Windows 7 (active as of 20_Aug_2017)



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Posted 29 August 2017 - 07:51 PM

Ok, thanks. And i know that the tweek is for windows 7. That being said, is it better to upgrade to windows 8 or keep 7 64bit?

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Posted 29 August 2017 - 08:25 PM

That being said, is it better to upgrade to windows 8 or stay on windows 7 64bit?

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Posted 29 August 2017 - 08:35 PM

Ok thanks, that being said, is it better to go windows 8 or stay windows 7 64bit?

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Posted 29 August 2017 - 09:07 PM

Windows 7 remains the OS of choice,
There is no benefit to Windows 8, only extra things to tune out.

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Posted 08 September 2017 - 02:55 PM

Your last recommendations are from January 2015 so do you have any more recent recommendations for builds with X299/Z270 motherboards and newer GPUs? 







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