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Going to InfoComm? Visit booth 3153

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Hi Everyone, 

 

If you're going to InfoComm next week, we'd love to see you at the Dataton booth #3153. 

Please also feel free to use our invite code for free entry: DAT816

 

And if you'd like to pre-book a features demo with one of our team, just send an email to: [email protected]

 

Read more about what we'll be showing at InfoComm here!

 

 

Best regards, 
Jacquie

 

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Wow cool introduction to 6.2 Mikael! :D

 

 

When can we get our hands on it? Cant wait to use it! :D

One question about NDI. Is it completely size and frame rate indipendent from the input side of Watchout?

Im planning to build a small pc as interface with dual 4k60 HDMI 2.0 / DP1.2 input cards. The cards are capable of custom resolutions.

Will Watchout just recognize the stream size and framerate and be ok with everything whats going in?

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When creating an NDI source in Watchout, you enter a resolution for it, and it will always be rendered in that resolution. If the NDI input's resolution does not match, the frames will be scaled to the entered resolution before displaying. Watchout will even accept an NDI input that changes resolution along the way.

The same goes for frame rate, Watchout will accept any frame rate from the NDI source, regardless of the rendering frame rate set in Watchout. I would recommend having the frame rate set in Watchout to equal or higher than the NDI source's frame rate. If WO:s frame rate is lower, it will have to skip frames in the NDI stream, and you might experience slightly higher latency. 

For smoothest possible playback of NDI streams in WO, frame blending is available, which is quite useful if the NDI source's frame rate is lower, especially if the frame rates are not multiples of each other. For example, if WO is rendering in 60 fps and the NDI source is 25 fps, by using frame blending you will get smooth playback. 

 

/Erik 

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When creating an NDI source in Watchout, you enter a resolution for it, and it will always be rendered in that resolution. If the NDI input's resolution does not match, the frames will be scaled to the entered resolution before displaying. Watchout will even accept an NDI input that changes resolution along the way.

The same goes for frame rate, Watchout will accept any frame rate from the NDI source, regardless of the rendering frame rate set in Watchout. I would recommend having the frame rate set in Watchout to equal or higher than the NDI source's frame rate. If WO:s frame rate is lower, it will have to skip frames in the NDI stream, and you might experience slightly higher latency. 

For smoothest possible playback of NDI streams in WO, frame blending is available, which is quite useful if the NDI source's frame rate is lower, especially if the frame rates are not multiples of each other. For example, if WO is rendering in 60 fps and the NDI source is 25 fps, by using frame blending you will get smooth playback. 

 

/Erik 

You seem to have omitted to answer the question about when we'll see 6.2. It was talked about back in February at ISE and we are still waiting. Come on guys....

 

Here's another question for you, are there plans to add NDI output capability from Watchout displays? This could be very useful when integrating Watchout playback engine within a productions system for broadcast. Now that we have brought into the whole NDI workflow, we have found so many ways it can be put to use. It seems only sensible to enable outputs as well.

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We are exploring the options of adding NDI outputs as it would be useful in many ways. I cannot give you any more details.

 

//Miro

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