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  2. Hi, Can you control your projectors using DMX? If so, you can output ArtNet from your two producers and use an ArtNet to DMX converter that handle backup like the nodes from luminex... Good luck, Benoit
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  4. I am working on a system design where there is a redundant backup system, however, am stuck with one aspect of WO TCP/IP and Serial Commands to control the projectors. If I have both production computers receiving midi and those computer are talking to separate WO display computers, how do I prevent the video projectors from seeing 2 control commands over IP (e.g. shutter commands)? The only solution I can com up with is use serial com ports from each computer to the projectors with an AB switch and not use IP to send those commands. Any other thoughts out there would be helpful. Joearist
  5. Same problem here, I have a show into a tweaked guided pc and I have got a crash when sometimes upload a new video, randomly then display crashes go offline and restart. I've seen the log, and got the severity network error "kind" : "Network","code" : -2146949299, "excuse" : "Command: writeShow; [Facility 32776]" Are the same version 6.5, and are tweaked correctly
  6. I see there's a "UDP/TCP Generic module" as well for Companion. Assuming this module can receive data (to trigger commands or "stacks" in Companion) you should be able to use that one, as WO can send TCP and UDP command strings quite easily. Mike
  7. I would like to build a new display server with 5 x 1080P outputs. I am considering AMD RX 590 8GB graphics card. Is it OK for the watchout 6 software ?
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  9. Hello everybody, I have this problem, I can't configure the Dante Yamaha AIC 128-D sound card, I attach some photos, watchout sees the card, and you can choose it from the preferences of the audio device, between the different Display / Servers, the management of windows resources it reconciles the device as an audio video game controller, but does not recognize the card as Audio Input-output I attach photos, someone can help me to configure this Dante card correctly, I need to manage many audio channels. Thanks for all
  10. You can't use SSH on a WATCHPAX since this service is not enabled. All WATCHPAX units are stripped from all OS components which are not essential for playback.
  11. Actually, if you're using a WATCHPAX, you could just use a timer socket and turn it off and on through by cutting the power supply and turning that on again. WATCHPAX devices are built to be turned on and off like this, though I personally would maybe do it once a week or so.
  12. If you use SSH then what login and password?
  13. If you're using a WATCHPAX, the unit's C drive is locked which means that you can't install anything or alter Windows. From my understanding, to be able to shut down a server from remote you need to be either connected as a user e.g. through ssh or have an application running in the background of your WATCHPAX which listens to incoming commands. This is to protect your computer since otherwise everybody could shut down any computer in a network.
  14. I would not like to use another computer for this purpose , it may be busy with other tasks. Can this be done directly on watchpax? can this be done by a command over the network "shutdown -r" ?
  15. No. If you can wake the device through a defined time in your bios, it just takes a timeline with a cue to turn the player off before you restart it from your bios again. In your autostart.txt file you would write something like: authenticate 1 setLogoString "The show will begin shortly" (optional) delay 5000 load "MyShow" wait run "your show timeline" run "reboot" The "reboot timeline will then run for 23h 50m until it restarts your player. The important thing is that your player supports wakeup at time.
  16. Hi, we discovered free way to send out MIDI/MSC from Watchout via Bitfocus Companion and the module Midi-relay. Midi-relay is a small java app which sends/receives MSC/notes from your midi-interface by getting http requests. For every command there is a button to program in companion, plus sending a String output http request "BANK-PRESS" from WO to trigger that button. It works flawlessly and being able to trigger sound and light is a big step. The detour over companion is quite time consuming, a direct string output would be nice. So far I had no luck sending a POST http-request with WO: MIDI-relay is running on WO-production, 127.0.0.1 port 4000 { midiport: 'MIDI Port Name', midicommand: 'msc', deviceid: 0, commandformat: 'lighting.general', command: 'go', cue: '10', cuelist: '13', cuepath: '' } So the string from WO would be: POST {...} $0D I tried monitoring with wireshark to see what the syntax in WO should be but did not get clear results. Is it possible to send a .json method as a string output at all? I was looking into the the bome-box / network before, but there is no way to send commands from WO production, as serial output is only available on a display PC or with a TCP/serial converter. Or am I getting sth wrong? https://github.com/josephdadams/midi-relay https://www.bome.com/products/bomenet
  17. Do you mean "time code Mode 4 " 01:00:00.000""?
  18. Does your bios support wake on time? If so, you can set the start time here. Then you use an autostart.txt script to run a timeline which runs for maybe 23 h 50 m and then sends the command to power the player down. The player will go down and the bios will wake it up again.
  19. The problem is not a manual reboot. I want to do a reboot every day automatically.
  20. Do you want to run your WP4 in cluster mode or with the production computer connected? If you want to learn MIDI channels you need to do this when the device is connected to the production computer. Furthermore, in the latest versions of WATCHOUT you need to select the MIDI input in the control tab of the preferences. If you then want to run the WP4 stand alone in cluster mode, you need to select the MIDI device in the menu of WATCHPOINT on the WP4 as well. You can reach this by building a remote connection from WATCHMAKER to your WP4 or you can connect a mouse and keyboard directly to your WP4 and press ctrl+W to make the menu visible. After selecting the MIDI device here - which at this point needs to be connected to the WP4! - you need to use an autostart.txt script to take control of the initial loading of your show and restart the unit.
  21. Yes, you can use live video, and any kind of video media in WATCHOUT, on a 3D object. Either by dropping it directly on the object, or via a virtual display.
  22. Hi, Is it possible to use a live video input on a 3D object. For example by using a virtual display. Or do I have to use an NDI entry for this?
  23. So I also have a Watchpax 4 that I updated from 6.4.1 to 6.5 because the Midi control learn function was not working. Once I updated the Watchpax and put it back on a static IP and tried to take the show live I get the error messages about the GPU channel 2 not being active but channel 1 is? I am only plugged into channel 1 and obviously the actual display never gets past the "Transferring" stage. I am connected by a standard 6ft display port cable, only driving a 1920x1080 display to test. I am also getting a network error message. Network Error: -214694300? Any idea whats going on here? I need to be able to add a Midi controller for aux time lines. How/should I roll back my Watchpax to run versions 6.2.2 or 6.3?
  24. Well, you can send a command to yourself from within WATCHOUT to power your device down. powerDown to 127.0.0.1:3039 if sent from a player to itself. If your player supports wake on time in BIOS, it would be easy to wake it up at a certain time again.
  25. JEdgerly

    Bug 6.5

    Didn't think it is worth creating a new thread for but found another bug. Copying and pasting a media element, or task containing a media element which has control formula assigned from an Input with a single period in the Input Name (i.e: 'LED.SATURATION') will cause a crash. If the Input Name contains no period, or two or more periods, this issue does not occur. Thought I was chasing a corrupt show until I narrowed this down...
  26. Hi all, I'm running WO systems on a Cisco 1Gb unmanaged switch. No problems at all. I'd like to introduce a NDI stream (not HX) at 3840 x 1080 @ 50. 1 x NDI source, being received on 2 x Production PCs, and 2 x Display PCs. Question 1: As I'm receiving it on 4 x PC's, does that mean I'm using 4 x the bandwidth? Question 2: It would be nice to monitor the network traffic, to see how much bandwidth I'm using up, but as it's an unmanaged switch, I'm not sure how. Any ideas? cheers guys.
  27. Is it possible to configure the device to reboot once a day at a specific time? I try through the task scheduler - after reboot the task disappears.
  28. While those are very valid arguments, the main reason is the DirectX 3D multiple output native Windows function that provides multiple outputs on all gpu types is restricted to a single graphics card / six outputs by Windows.To get multiple output cards / more than six outputs under DirectX 3D, a different multiple output model that is not native to widows is required (eyefinity, mosaic, etc.).
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