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  1. Display & Production computer specs Provided as is and intended as a starting point for a Display computer build. JANUARY 2015 WATCHOUT Display 4U - JAN15 - Z97 - LGA1150.pdf WATCHOUT Display 4U - JAN15 - X99 - LGA2011-3.pdf EARLIER CONFIGURATIONS WATCHOUT-dpcspec rack 4U - 2013 mar SB LGA1155.pdf WATCHOUT-dpcspec rack 4U - 2013 mar IB LGA1155.pdf WATCHOUT-dpcspec rack 4U - 2013 mar SB-E LGA2011.pdf WATCHOUT-dpcspec rack 4U - 2013 mar SB-E LGA2011 AMD FIREPRO.pdf WATCHOUT-dpcspec rack 4U - 2012 apr SB LGA1155.pdf WATCHOUT-dpcspec rack 4U - 2012 apr IB LGA1155.pdf WATCHOUT-dpcspec rack 4U - 2012 apr SB-E LGA2011.pdf WATCHOUT-dpcspec rack 4U - 2012 apr SB-E LGA2011 AMD FIREPRO.pdf Graphics cards Provided as is and intended as a starting point for a Display computer build. JANUARY 2015 WATCHOUT Display - JAN15 - GRAPHICS CARDS.pdf Capture cards Provided as is and intended as a starting point for a Display computer build. JANUARY 2015 WATCHOUT Display - JAN15 - CAPTURE CARDS.pdf WATCHOUT Multi-output WATCHOUT Multi-output ONLY works with one graphics card. That one graphics card may have up to six (6) outputs, provided the graphics card vendor includes driver support for multiple outputs under DirectX/Direct3D in 3D mode. Irrespectively the number of connectors, DisplayPort or MiniDisplayPort, all outputs over two (2) “legacy” connectors, VGA/DVI/HDMI, MUST use ACTIVE DP/MiniDP—>DVI/HDMI adapters, passive will NOT work. There are 2 different types of ACTIVE DP/MDP-adapters, Single-Link DVI and Dual-Link DVI: Single-Link DVI - cheaper, resolution up to 1920x1200, powered from the DP/MDP-connector Dual-Link DVI - more expensive, resolution up to 2560x1600, powered from separate USB or external PSU. http://forum.dataton.com/topic/93-wo5-multi-output/ Windows 7 SP1/Windows 8.1 Update 1, 64-bit or 32-bit WATCHOUT is a 32-bit application, and supports a 64-bit OS. We recommend to run WATCHOUT under a 64-bit OS, due to the fact that many drivers for capture cards etc, can make use of the extra RAM. 16 GB of RAM is usually a good reference. WATCHOUT Display & Production computer Tweaking list Windows 7 Tweaking list: Download here. Codecs for stable WATCHOUT playback WATCHOUT - Codecs for stable WATCHOUT playback - 2012.pdf WATCHPAX - video encoding guidelines WATCHPAX - video encoding guidelines V2.pdf
  2. WATCHOUT 5.5.2 is now possible to download from http://www.dataton.com/downloads again. Sorry.
  3. Hi! Pretty crowded at the stand when we showed WATCHPAX for the first time. Second and third Images show the new WIRETAG and WATCHPAX below a display. Here is more about WATCHPAX. And WIRETAG. Regards Jan
  4. Neil, You can find the previous topic if you search for "show file". Also click on the button to the right of search text which asks for which section. Select "This forum". Regards, Jan
  5. There are two Training Movies on our site for this: http://www.dataton.com/watchout/training-movie/keying_making_a_video_background_transparent http://www.dataton.com/watchout/training-movie/keying_transparent_powerpoint_slides Regards, Jan
  6. No. You have to get new version 5 dongle/license keys. See http://www.dataton.com/store/product/watchout/watchout_upgrade Please also see this post about running a version 4.5.1 show with version 5 license keys: http://dataton.com/forum/forum-2/announcement-7-watchout-451-for-version-4-and-version-5-license-keys/ Best regards, Jan
  7. This could help instead of the shotgun approach: WATCHOUT Display & Production computer Tweaking list. http://dataton.com/forum/topic/269-watchout-5-technical-notes/page__hl__tweaking__fromsearch__1 Regards, Jan
  8. WATCHOUT | Art. No. 3150 Consists of a single license key/dongle. You need one license key for each WATCHOUT display computer and one license key for the WATCHOUT production computer. If you just want to test the software without display computers connected, there is no need for license keys.
  9. The link was faulty but is now working again. Better send these kind of web site questions to someone at a dataton email address. See dataton.com/contact Best regards, Jan
  10. WATCHOUT does not use the fonts inside the PSD file. It only uses the pre-rendered image in the file. /Jan
  11. The following posts are pasted in from the old forum as it was sent in the middle of the transition to this forum. Admin mpt_adam: I’ve got a show on the road right now with a time code/lighting issue. Using time code to call up cues on a Hog 3. We’ve done this before with a similar setup, but I haven’t been onsite so I’m not sure what the board used then was. In this instance, we’re using wo 5, and the audio playback is coming out of the production laptop. According to Jim Kellner, this should work. I’ve got them rustling up enough XLR cable to try getting the display pc’s signal sent over to the control room. The board just isn’t hearing the timecode. Lighting guy got it to work once, but thinks it was just a fluke. Output from the laptop and the display pc is Mini RTS, so using a mini RTS to XLR cable. Same as we’ve done in the past. Looking for insight into other ways that you’ve accomplished this ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ jfk: Version of WATCHOUT? There is a malfunction in 5.0 with audio from production that may explain your issue. It will cause production to cease audio output if the audio file’s speaker icon is not visible on the stage. Fixed in 5.1. Since its a laptop, as a troubleshooting step, have you tried moving it to the connection point and using a short simple connection cable? Anytime I hear mini RTS to XLR cable I am always concerned about level mis-match too (-10 dB vs + 4 dB, etc.) Signature Jim Kellner – Cincinnati, OH USA ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ mpt_adam: Hey Jim, I must have just previewed my reply instead of submitting. I should have mentioned the 5.0 stage bug but neglected to, that’s been relayed to the onsite crew and they’re aware of that. The level mismatch was a concern, they’ve adjusted laptop volume levels as well as added a volume tween to check with that to no avail. By simple connection cable, what do you mean? They’re running a 6’ cable with mini rts plug on one side and XLR on the other, no adapters. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ThomasL: Let’s get this right first - Watchout is v5.0 Production PC Laptop outputs audio for the show - correct? No problems with the show’s audio - correct? Display PC outputs audio timecode to the Hog 3 - correct? If this is so, then the speaker icon must be within the relevant Display boundaries in the Stage Window, eg. Display 1 and not 2 nor 3. In any case, being mini rts to XLR, it is probably unbalanced. I’d literally listen to the output for hum. Perhaps you need one of these to provide a balanced output - http://www.dsan.com/sc/shop/category.asp?catid=6 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ mpt_adam: Watchout is 5.0 - correct The only audio in the show is, the time code :/ Plays over the speakers just fine Audio file icon is dead center of Display 1 on the stage. When everything gets back I’ll have to try a balanced converter. I have some Whirlwind PCDI’s that ought to do the trick. Spaced on that, thanks. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ mpt_adam: Got the system back in the shop and had the lighting board brought over as well. Inserted the PCDI to convert to a balanced, line level connection. Still not being seen on the board. Digging through the warehouse looking for a generator or reader to make sure we’re sending what we think we are, and that we actually can listen to it. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Mike Fahl: There’s a software LTC timecode reader included with WATCHOUT. That could perhaps help you troubleshoot what’s going on. It’s pretty good at analyzing the incoming timecode, allowing you to see what’s actually received, in case it’s not what the console expectes (in which case it may simply ignore it). Mike
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