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#1 Fredrik Svahnberg

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 09:54 AM

An great new feature in WATCHOUT version 5.1 is that you can use inputs (DMX, MIDI etc) directly connected to a display cluster (a group of Display Computers) without having to go through the WATCHOUT Production Computer.

It is however not enough just to go offline with the Production Computer. You have to "activate" the display cluster first. An easy way to do this is to use the "command file" (see page 247-249 in the manual). You can of course do the same from any external control system.

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#2 makkot

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 06:21 PM

HI,
is there a group of MIDI or DMX external box devices that are suggested? Or they do work in Watchout as far as windows recognize the harware with no compatibility issues?
thanks in advance

#3 creeksideav

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 04:52 AM

HI,
Is there an easy way to use a DMX channel to trigger cues. We have every cue programmed in sequence, and want the light board to cue it via dmx. Any help would be appreciated

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Ryan

#4 Fredrik Svahnberg

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 08:54 AM

Makkot

Pretty much any MIDI USB interface and any DMX box which supports Artnet will work.

For more details, please study the WATCHOUT manual, page 187-205

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#5 Fredrik Svahnberg

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 09:01 AM

Ryan,

One again, the manual is pretty good reading. Try it ;-)

I see two alternatives...

Either you use DMX inputs triggering Auxiliary timelines (where you put your cues/sequences). Again, that is well described on page 187-205 in the manual.

Or, if your console supports MIDI SHOW CONTROL, you might find a more appropriate solution firing your cues on the main timeline. Page 265-266 in the manual.

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