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  1. Dear All, Anyone has tried Nvidia NVS810 with 8 miniDP port? Does Watchout 6 support? Can output all 8 channels or just 6 channels? Regards, Lawrence
  2. Dear Rainer, Interesting, I knew a bit about this and have been trying to imitate this by saving EDID on the extender, setting EDID file on PC but I think it is still different from a dedicated hardware to do so. I think I’ll have a try. There are many brands and may I know what brand you recommended? Regards, Lawrence
  3. Hi Folks, I'm using a Dell workstation with Quadro P2000 as display computer, outputting 3 sets of HDMI signal at 1920x1080@60Hz to projectors. On the display card end, I used DP to HDMI adaptor, then two shorter paths (15-20m) I use HDMI cables directly, while the longest one is about 25m, I use Kramer HDMI to cat5 extender. There is no issue about the HDMI direct cables but I consistently experience video signal interrupt once a day, happens at random time. We used Kramer extender before and its quality is good, so we thought maybe our Cat5e cable was not good enough or there was s
  4. Dear Jfk, When i google Artnet delay, I found a number of replies on other software forum mentioned about unicast and broadcast, while I understand what is unicast and broadcast, having using Watchout for so many years I have never had to worry about those, so far I just need to change universe under preference/control, but that might be the reason why the phone APP has no delay while Watchout has, I must have change some network settings without knowing. Where can I adjust the unicast/broadcast in watchout? or it was just a particular type that i should change the ENTTEC instead? or it i
  5. Dear Jfk, Thanks for your response, I'm really confuse and don't know how to start with. It is a private network, consists of just the display computer and master computer. I downloaded the phone APP to test because I have checked and swapped every devices (master PC, ENTTEC, lights, transformer, dimmer, etc) and the delay was there, so after near to 2 weeks trial, I downloaded the APP to test....... and I offline Watchout when tested phone APP; exit phone APP when I used Watchout, so to make sure no two connections were controlling at the same time. In any case, it just doesn't make
  6. Hi Folks, I have been using Watchout for about a decade, each year I had a Watchout video show and use Artnet to trigger door open/close and dim some lights. Honestly, I'm not an experience user but the yearly show I'm making is kind of routine. With the exception of the new master workstation, this year I'm using the same of DMX dimmer, DMX relay and ENTTEC ODE MKII, all those equipments are brought from last year and was working properly during last year show (show was last for about a month). However, this year the dimming effect has a 9 second delay, I thought it was the LED lights or
  7. Dear Paolino and Morgan, Thanks for your suggestions, as explained before, the whole setup was used 3 years before without problem, I used the active mini-dp adaptor that I used 3 years ago as well..... there are 8 sets of them and 1 was broken.... I don't believe all 7 sets will be broken. Besides, if they are broken, I supposed it will be total failure? I do able to obtain 2 output from 2 mini-dp from the same card, just the 3rd (DVI or HDMI) is unstable. In addition, Nvidia card doesn't require any active dp adaptor, still doesn't produce stable signal for the 3rd video channels, an
  8. Dear All, I have a very strange situation: I has 8 sets of HP Z620 with AMD ATI HD7970 which were purchased more than 3 years ago for a Watchout show, that show lasted for 1 year without any problem and then were store for 2 years, Recently we take out and reinstall the OS (win7 32-bit, using HP recovery CD) for another new project, however, I have trouble to output more than 2 video channel per workstation. HP Z620 is running with 800W power supply and HD7970 only requires 230W. HD7970 should run with 4 displays, which we confirmed that 3 years ago. At first we were thinking it is extende
  9. Hi Jonas, It is interesting that you mention NVS series. Here in our company, when we choose graphics card, we usually based on the projection system and software application used... realtime application especially works with OpenGL, we tend to choose workstation grade card like Nvidia Quadro card, entertainment video playback we usually use home/game grade graphics card like ATI Radeon HD 7000 series or Nvidia GeForce GTX series. Watchout recommended to use ATI Radeon HD series so we are quite comfortable to use Nvidia GeForce GTX eventhough it hasn't been tested. Watchout actually do
  10. We have tested here in Asus Nvidia GTX 660Ti and Galaxy Nvidia GTX 670 also working seamlessly for 4x full HD display. It actually has much more stable performance than the Sapphire ATI 7970 that we bought last May, using less power and no need for active DP.
  11. Dear All, I'm programming DMX strobe light and it doesn't always give me an accurate flash. I'm using DMXKing eDMX1 3pin to send out DMX signal to the strobe light and using its configuration program to test, the strobe light does flash correctly. When I program the strobe light flashing in watchout timeline and loop the timeline, most of the time it flashes 2 times, other time it flashes once, and sometimes it flashes continuously for a few seconds and sometimes it doesn't flash at all. Is there anything that I should check? What could possibly causes this DMX signal so unstable / unrelia
  12. Dear All, I want to use Asus 6970 to run 6x 1280x800 or 4x 1920x1200 WMV videos, and because of maintenance and stability issue, I would like to use HP Z620 workstation (gives more power), now they all use Xeon E5 series processor, anyone knows which processor is fitted for this application? Is there any guideline? Multi-threads, cache, clock speed, QPI, what are the specs which really matters? And is there any difference on Controller and Display computer? I believe I can use a less powerful computer (both CPU and display card) for Controller and a much more powerful computer for Disp
  13. Hi, I want to use Asus 6970 to run 6x 1280x800 or 4x 1920x1200 videos, and because of maintenance and stability issue, I would like to use HP Z620 workstation (gives more power), now they all use Xeon E5 series processor, anyone knows which processor is fitted for this application? Is there any guideline? Multi-threads, cache, clock speed, QPI, what are the specs which really matters? Regards, Lawrence
  14. Hi, Can Watchout control dimmer lights if the dimmer control units has dmx receiver? Yes? Dimmer control unit like Lutron has DMX interface so I believed I can control the dimmer level using Watchout, can't I? It should be quite common application. Any particulars I need to be aware of? Regards, Lawrence
  15. Dear All, I'm using watchout and ENTTEC ODE (Open DMX Ethernet) to control the lighting, I have some odd situation when I use wireless network. I cannot wire an ethernet cable directly from computer to DMX device location, and therefore I have to use wireless network. I use one wireless access point (AP) which connects to ENTTEC ODE, then I use another wireless router (router) which connects to my computer side, I can set the router in 2 different modes: wireless client; and wireless repeater. Strange things is: When I use the computer to control the ODE through wireless, no matter whi
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