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  1. Hi Bambam. Let me make things clearer then; 1. PCI-e lanes provided by CPU provides communication only for GPUs at the moment. 2. Therefore, total count of lanes and resulting data bandwidth is only relevant to tasks between the CPU and GPU/S such as, gameplay, rendering, CAD, etc. where a very limited dataset is given to the GPU (usually and algorithm and accompanying parameters) and it is expected to spit out huge data(video if you will) output as the result. Not a streaming output fed by storage. 3. As for the chipset provided PCI-e lanes, they are used for data transmission between CPU, peripherals, storage, network I/O, in short; everything except the GPU/S. 3. In WO's case it is more of a matter of how fast and steady the storage can provide content for the GPU rather than how fast GPU can render the content. This is true especially for challenging content with huge dimensions, odd frame rates, transparency data and high color depth. This makes chipset provided/managed bandwidth critical and limiting factor with WO. 4. This is why WO currently does dot support multiple GPUs running simultaneously. You can easily do the math online for yourself. There are plenty of technical resources on many websites for this. This is also why people go to multiple server configurations for very large resolution or multiple screen applications instead of sticking their servers with four WX9100 cards to get 24 4K outputs. 5. Mind you, I did not take capture and sync cards into account above which are sharing bandwidth, too. Of course, I am referring to hardware usage in reference to WO. If we talk about playing CS on 160 Hz monitor with HDR support then that's another story 🙂 Hope this helps.
  2. Currently any chipset available for Intel platform supports a maximum of 24 PCI-e lanes. Therefore, it doesn't matter how many lanes the CPU supports. Any reasonably priced Intel setup be it consumer or server grade, is limited to 24 lanes. For instance, the display PC in piccinaezio's example has 24 on board. AMD Pro WX9100 uses 16, Datapath VisionRGB-E-S2 uses 4, BM Declink uses 8, each Samsung NVMe SSDs use 4 lanes of PCI-e lanes, in total one would need 36 lanes supported by the chipset in order to realize the full potential of the hardware listed. So, there always be compromises in setup and performance of any WO server, including Dataton's own. This is why it is crucial to get the OS and BIOS perfectly tuned for achieving least amount of bottleneck, especially for complex setups with demanding media files.
  3. Hi, could anyone with experience recommend me the best method for exporting my files as best quality 4K HAP Q files from Adobe After Effects 2017? The reason that I am asking is that a recent export yielded files with HAP M and HAP Q tagged files even though we had used exactly the same settings for all of them. WO does not recognize the ones with HAP M tag. Thank you.
  4. Hi, Logs folder was empty. it turned out to be the absence of the license key. All is well after installing the key. Also, I have reinstated the startup defrag task and I have added a 12 seconds delay to WO launch task in the Windows scheduled tasks. No problems from then on.
  5. Hi, I had the same problem and it turned out to be the SpeedStep problem. I built a server with robust server components (Xeon E5-1650, Supermicro X10SRM-F-O Mobo, 16 GB Kingston 2666 Server Premium ECC DRAM, Samsung 970 Pro M.2 SSD for OS and Intel DC P 3700 NVME Enterprise SSD with WO installed and for content, AMD WX 7100 GPU, Win 10 Enterprise LTSC OS, WO 6.5 and ample power and cooling etc.) all was fine with this setup. Then Mobo died on me during 72 hour test due to a manufacturing error. I sent it back for a replacement. I had to built a temporary server for meeting the delivery deadline. I built a consumer grade server with select components with very high performance (Z390 top spec mobo, i7 9800K CPU, 16 DDR4 2666 RAM, and the rest of the components above with no O/C). This freezing, chopped replay etc. started to occur. I have disabled the EIST in the BIOS and all is well now. Using the latest AMD drivers. I am running 4 HAPQ 4K streams simultaneously and no problems whatsoever. One final note; Initially, I had installed Quicktime and additional HAP Codec pack upon some jerk's recommendation, which turned out to be wrong. I quickly discovered that WO was probably struggling between built-in and external codecs. Uninstalled both QT and extra codecs and now HAPQ content is playing just fine. Hope this helps.
  6. Hi Jim, I have set the delay value back to default value 5000. No cure. Then disabled the defrag task. Launched WO without problems and taskbar this time. Restarted the server a few times to make sure it worked. And nope. Same thing again. Went into the task scheduler and disabled remaining google and amd driver update tasks and it worked fine again. For two times. Then back to good old taskbar. I don't know where the WO error logs reside. Could you please tell me where it is located? Thank you.
  7. Hi Jim, this is happening on a display PC which I have just built and without a key. So license key warning is there. I have increased the delay value to 10000 with no difference. Could this be also due to the fact that I had scheduled SSD defrag for both OS and WO disks at the logon? Also, taskbar goes away when I click at somewhere on the WO default black screen. Any thoughts?
  8. I have the same problem. With the display PC, not the production PC though. It was fine with the Display PC until yesterday. But today it started displaying the taskbar after the autostart of the Watchpoint 6.5. WP goes fullscreen upon execution, but taskbar remains at the bottom. Thank you.
  9. I need to control several Play/Pause cues on a timeline via network. Triggering will be done by optical sensors which are connected to a PC and that PC will issue Pause commands over the network into the display server. A timeline will have a number of different clips and I need to play them as the system triggered and eventually loop-back to the beginning. I am thinking of setting pause/play cues at each clip's beginning and activating them when a network string is received. I know I need to make sure the port 3039 is reachable on the display server and I need to "authenticate 1". However, I don't know how to send Play/Pause command over the network. I could not find this anywhere including web, this forum and the latest 6.4.1 manual except for a list of control commands in Knowledge Base webpage. I would highly appreciate a simple step-by-step example as a template for jumpstarting a rookie like me and others in similar situation 😊 Thank you.
  10. Hi Benoit, thank you for your suggestions. Our case is that a visitor at a themed museum stands within a designated stage area and does pre determined body gestures consequently this triggers some audio and lighting cues. So, there always be a single person standing in a pre-calibrated area and the tracking system will be monitoring in 2D, say when the visitor raises both arms then a sound cue will be played out, etc. Therefore, specialized IR targets, suits or such are out of the question.
  11. Hello, I am working on a project which requires triggering video clips and DMX messages by live motion tracking of a person. I was planning to use Kinect environment, but, I have become aware of the fact that they are discontinued and therefore Kinect would not be a reliable option in the long run. What type of product and platform would you recommend or this kind of application please? Thank you.
  12. I understand. Then what is LTSB exactly please? Thank you David. PS. Nevermind. I have found the explanation. Complete disabling of updates sounds good to me.
  13. The official Dataton Windows 10 tweaking guide seems to refer to Windows 10 Enterprise edition as defacto OS. Is this edition a must or a recommendation? Are there mandatory requirements to be met by using this edition instead of Pro? Thank you.
  14. Hi jochri, thank you for your time and input. I was wondering what SKUs from the latest Xeon generation would you recommend. All core turbo specs are no longer published by Intel and therefore I have no clue which CPUs would be suitable. Also, Dataton Windows 10 Tweak guide mentions Win 10 Enterprise Edition. Is there a plausible reason to use this over Win 10 Pro 64 in your opinion? Thank you.
  15. Hi, Is it possible to externally trigger an audio track to play independently while a video file is playing out with its embedded audio in WO 6.2.2? Thank you.
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