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  1. quotes may be in wrong place, try "C:\ProgramFiles\Dataton\Watchout 6\Watchpoint.exe” -Showspath /F:/Shows/ and if example above line wraps, to be clear there is a space between the ending double quote and the hypen beginning the command line switch
  2. Thanks for the help Rainer. No task window folders in this show, will be sure to avoid them. While i do place loopback cues, i also trim the timeline duration to march the cue duration.
  3. I am being told second hand that Medialon can not run or kill WATCHOUT auxiliary timelines in cluster mode. Can that be true? I am hoping something is ‘lost in the translation’. It is very important that auxiliary timeline control is available. The main timeline is used exclusively for re-mapping since it can not be killed. Much safer to keep the main timeline closed and show programming placed in auxiliary timelines so that there is little chance the mapping is accidentally disturbed.
  4. The DataPath utility uses the proprietary DataPath driver, WATCHOUT uses the WDM driver. Since they are using different drivers that conclusion is invalid.
  5. Dataton provided a developers tool kit with documentation under the name WATCHOUT System Manager for many years. It was withdrawn due to lack of interest. The toolkit included a functioning sample application that does exactly what you describe, it would retrieve information of all control cues (and provide that list through the user interface for quick 'goto' any control cue within a timeline). The control cues containing a 'pause' argument were used to automatically generate a countdown timer along the lines of what you describe. i.e. whenever a timeline is playing you will see a countd
  6. And as you seem to grasp, that will benefit from chunks, I would try 4 chunks for that size/refresh rate. While reinstalling the software is certainly OK, it is an unnecessary process with extra steps that increase the potential for introducing new errors. Repair should correct things like corrupted codecs, license key drivers, etc. and has less potential to introduce new variables. I assume you ran the Windows 10 Tweaking Guide. Unless you doubted your clean install and applications of the tweak list were run correctly the first time, this seems unnecessary. Absolutely
  7. Agreed, it is possible to make the BlackMagic Design WDM driver work. That said, the BMD WDM driver is idiosyncratic. A customer reported they were able to successfully get it to work, but it took significant hours of research, trial and error. Windows build, driver version number, and something they chose not to divulge were needed to tweak their system to function properly with a BMD card. On later servers that customer abandoned BlackMagic Design and switched to Magewell capture cards. Yes, if I recall correctly, there are two entries for each output and with some driver versions th
  8. I suggest you re-open the watchout installer and select repair. Also, what are the resolution and frame rate of the movie? (larger movies may need a chunk parameter to perform correctly)
  9. HAP, HAP-Q or HAP Alpha (NOT HAP-Q Alpha)
  10. WATCHOUT does not support h.265. Is that a typo. h.264 is mp4? If it is h.264, WATCHOUT only supports level 5.2, so frame rate may come into play at 4k.
  11. WATCHNET works much the same way as WATCHOUT Production - when it is communicating with the WATCHOUT Displays, all other IP control methods are locked out.
  12. No, not at this time. The outdated version used in the tweaking guide is still the recommended version. With every incremental release of Windows 10 Microsoft has changed / broken / fixed critical areas related to WATCHOUT. Attempting to use newer releases will trip you up in these areas. WATCHOUT is tuned to the version indicated. That said, if you find it necessary you may apply security updates only to the specified version. When Dataton updates to a newer Windows 10 release it will be posted in this forum.
  13. Black Magic Media Express uses a proprietary Black Magic driver. WATCHOUT requires a generic Windows Driver Model (WDM) driver. BMD Media Express confirms the physical connection for WATCHOUT, it does NOT confirm the drivers required for WATCHOUT. BMD WDM drivers are notoriously difficult to get right, most experienced users avoid BMD for this reason.
  14. Just curious, have you quit all Scalable software prior to opening watchpoint or watchmaker? Pretty sure Scalable and WATCHOUT will interfere with each other.
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