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#1 Miro

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Posted 11 May 2017 - 08:13 PM

WATCHNET 1.4 has been released and you can download it here. There has been massive improvements increasing reliability and stability. The major highlights are:

  • It is now possible to configure and connect to Production Computers and control them just like WATCHOUT clusters from panels and scripts.

  • The text panel item has been enhanced and now includes a dynamic text option which enables WATCHOUT input values and current time of Main/Aux Timelines to be displayed on the text item. 

  • A selection of well-known protocols for controlling external devices are now shipped with the WATCHNET installation and can be found under "Devices".
Full release notes can by found here: https://www.dataton.com/watchnet-release-notes


#2 Quim

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Posted 13 May 2017 - 02:49 PM

Thank you Miro.

 

There is something that I missed from the beginning of the Watchnet and is the ability to enable or disable Schedule Events from a Script or a Panel. Would be useful when you had a programmed show in the Schedule and you wanted to stop it and play manually a show from a Panel, without the need to go to the Schedule page. Hope understand what I mean.

 

Thank you.



#3 MarkHoward

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Posted 28 August 2017 - 09:28 PM

A am experiencing unexpected behavior when using Watchnet 1.4.  Sometimes when loading the Watchnet interface in the browser, the "Actions you can use" section on the scripts tab is empty.  No actions are available.  The only way I've been able to restore is to reboot the production computer on which Watchnet is installed.  Both Watchnet and Watchout are installed on the same computer and I am switching between applications when this happens.



#4 MarkHoward

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Posted 29 August 2017 - 08:54 PM

Can I read external time code via Watchnet?  Most of my shows chase SMPTE from an external source.  I want to load the shows from Watchnet but sync them with the time code as I can do through Watchout.



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Posted 29 August 2017 - 09:10 PM

Can I read external time code via Watchnet? Most of my shows chase SMPTE from an external source. I want to load the shows from Watchnet but sync them with the time code as I can do through Watchout.


WATCHNET operates WATCHOUT in cluster mode.
When chasing SMPTE Timecode in cluster mode,
timecode signal is fed to the cluster master WATCHOUT Display computer.
You will need to send a command from WATCHNET to enable timecode chase,
but the timecode is not connected to WATCHNET.

For editing convenience, you may wish to split the timecode signal

and send it to both Production and the cluster master Display computer.

There is no harm in sending it both places,
depending on mode, it will always only read timecode from one place.



#6 MarkHoward

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Posted 29 August 2017 - 09:54 PM

Following your suggestion, I connected the SMPTE feed to the Display computer but still not reading timecode.  Where (or what) is the Watchnet command to enable timecode chase?



#7 MarkHoward

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Posted 30 August 2017 - 06:31 PM

I now have split the timecode feed so it is present at both the production computer and the display computer.  I have searched through Watchnet unsuccessfully for any script command that enables timecode.



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Posted 30 August 2017 - 07:25 PM

I don't think there is a command in WATCNET to enable imecode chase. Your best solution is probably to put this into a startup script (assuming you're feeding it to the display PC, and not production PC). See "timecodeMode" and "File-based Control" in the WATCHOUT 6 maual for details on how to do this.

 

Mike



#9 MarkHoward

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Posted 30 August 2017 - 08:32 PM

Yes!  That works.  Thank you very much.



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Posted 14 October 2017 - 03:32 PM

Hi, we are having issues on the notebook managing a show by Watchnet 1.4

and i would like to move the already configured watchnet panel to a new computer.

 

Wich is the preferred way to do that?

 

thanks in advance



#11 Quim

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Posted 14 October 2017 - 05:32 PM

Hi Makkot,

 

When you install Watchnet in your computer, I talk you about Windows version, don't know about MAC OS version, create a folder called "WATCHNET_Data" at \users\"user name" folder in the main drive system. Copying this folder to the new computer you could have the Watchnet setup transferred to it.

 

Hope helps.



#12 makkot

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 02:34 PM

Hi Makkot,

 

When you install Watchnet in your computer, I talk you about Windows version, don't know about MAC OS version, create a folder called "WATCHNET_Data" at \users\"user name" folder in the main drive system. Copying this folder to the new computer you could have the Watchnet setup transferred to it.

 

Hope helps.

Thank you for the tips !







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