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  1. I am trying to control a IDK MSD 502 matrix switcher from Watchout using RS232. IDK tells me that the code to make this happen is @EXC,1 @EXC, 1 will trigger a shutter command that is stored in the switcher. I was able to make the switcher work in a terminal software, but when I hook it up to WO nothing happens. I tried to add $0D to the front and back of the code. I have the settings correct. Baud rate 9600, no parity. I will take any suggestions. Thanks, Bg
  2. I did purchase some nice cable that is cat6a with good shielding. Here is the link: http://pub.tmb.com/ProPlex/CAT6a/pdf/ProPlex-CAT6a-A4-web.pdf Do you think radios will be able to interfere with good quality shielded cat6a cable?
  3. Does anyone have any experience with Lightware products mentioned above and HDbaseT in live productions. I am getting ready to purchase the gear and sure could use the advice.
  4. Does anyone have an update on this topic. We are getting ready to use HD BaseT with a quad server and would like to know if anyone has some advise.
  5. Thank you all for the responses. I was able to make both ways work with Mike's suggestions. I have a Datapath Vision card that I was able to use as a second display and I also was able to install Photoshop on the display computer in order to use the remote computer. Thanks again. Brent
  6. Hello, I recently had a project that I projected on two organic shaped projection screens. Projection surface #1is a piece of spandex like materiel that was stretched out to look like a flower blossom with the center coming to a inner point. Projection surface #2 was a group of white umbrellas that were group together to make a large projection surface. Both projectors over shot the projection surface, bleeding light onto the wall behind it. I wanted to make a black mask to make sure the light that overshot the the projection surfaces was black and not content. My question is what is the best
  7. Hello, I am getting ready to purchase four Panasonic RW630 laser projectors. I am planning on sending HDbaseT to the projectors through the Lightware DVI-HDCP-TPS-TX210. I own a ShowSage ShowServer Core R4 server with an AMD Firepro W5100. Has anyone used the Lightware DVI-HDCP-TPS-TX210 HDbaseT extender with Watchout? After talking with Lightware I felt the DVI-HDCP-TPS-TX210 looked like a great solution. It has advanced EDID configuration and is powered off its own power supply and not the graphics card. I wouldn't need an additional EDID emulator. I will also be sending either PJ Link for
  8. So does that mean a version 6 dongle will work with a version 5 project? Thanks.
  9. Has anyone had a good experience with the Blackmagic mini recorder? Did BMD update the drive to accept an RGB signal in the HDMI input? How well does the SDI input work?
  10. Hello, I currently use PJ Link to control my Eiki X85 projectors. I use a TCP/IP string out of WO to shutter and power on my projectors. It works most of the time. I edge blend the projectors and I need them to shutter simultaneously. Sometimes that happens and sometimes it doesn't. One projector might lag behind. In the past I have controlled my projectors through the serial ports-rs232. It was solid. I had no issues with the serial ports on the display computer and the projector. I have seen the serial over ip converters and was wondering if they are as reliable as the standard rs232 with W
  11. Hello, I have been working with Rob on this issue. We have seemed to figure out a work around with the projectors not shuttering on a consistent basis through TCP/IP and PJ Link. We figured out that if we send a command moments or seconds after the port has closed the projector doesn't seem to receive the command. Watchout will give us an error. We figured this out with Wireshark. So we set up an Aux timeline that sends a carriage return every 35 seconds to the projectors. That keeps the port open and we seemed to have good results. The issue that we are still having is that sometimes the pro
  12. Hi Mike, Thanks for the reply. I am using a tween track. When you say external control. Do you mean through a video switcher. Thanks, Brent
  13. I have a Show*Server CUBE: Intel i7 Quad-core CPU (i7-4770K), 16GB RAM, 128GB OS SSD, 512GB WATCHOUT/Media SSD, Quad-output 2GB Graphics Card (FirePro W4100). I have a Datapath Vision SD4+1s video capture card installed in the PCIe x4 slot of the Show Server. The capture card requires a PCIe x4 slot. So I don't think the capture card will steal bandwidth from the graphics card in the computer. I am trying to capture four standard def camera signals that I can use as live inputs on four outputs going to projectors. The cameras look great and have very little delay. I was very impressed with th
  14. My video card has four mini displayports. I need two dvi outputs and two vga outputs out of the card. The resolution for all outputs will be 1024x768. Can I use two active vga adapters and two dvi active adapters from the same graphics card?
  15. How do I setup the iMac to not require HDCP handshake? I have a Blackmagic decklink card and I couldn't get Watchout to see the iMac. I would see the iMac flashing on the Watchout display computer but I couldn't get it to stay a solid image.
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