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  1. You're welcome Jim. That's another way to do it. I ususally just place a locate to time or cue point somewhere in the middle of the cue, jumpnig back and pausing at either a time within the cue or the cue to jump to. Have been hitting the space bar too often when I wanted to run an aux timeline and instead ran the main timeline 😉.
  2. No, Medialon Manager was always able to control auxiliary timelines. What might have changed here is auxiliary timelines in folders which in fact might not work since Dataton changed the API. I would also place the remapping (virtual screens) in the main timeline and make sure that I have a loop back command somewhere inside the cue to make sure that the timeline can't be moved out of the relevant part by accident. The main timeline can't be killed. It is always on.
  3. Which version of WATCHOUT are you using? Are you using a ready built system from WATCHOUT (WATCHMAX, WATCHPAX), a system built by your Premium Partner or a self-designed server?
  4. If you haven't changed anything in your system and WATCHOUT used to play the two signals ok before, I would rather guess that something in your server or in the incoming signal flow incl. the cables has changed or got broken.
  5. Which driver are you using for the Radeon Pro cards??? Did you run your show in WATCHOUT 5 on your new system or was it on a different system? Did you try to update the old system to WATCHOUT 6.6.1 or 6.6.2? When HAP shows green videos, it is usually an indication that you have more codec packs on your computer than just those installed with WATCHOUT. Could that be the case? Is VLC running on the new computer? Did you install any HAP codec on your new computer?
  6. If it works when plying sound from the production computer, it gives you some indication where to search deeper. How many MP4 files are you playing on one server and on how many outputs? Codecs? Codec settings? Which graphic card are you using and which driver?
  7. Which version of WATCHOUT are you using? I guess that the audio files are separate files but are the video files without audio as well? Have you tried playing sound from the production computer instead of playing from a server?
  8. what happens if you separate audio and video into two tracks. Is then lenght the same?
  9. While I don't see issues regarding sync and content delivery (there is no real difference from using one server or 20 servers in WATCHOUT), doing it with 2D displays in WATCHOUT would make it neccessary to do the actual warping outside the system. But this would always work in two steps. First to record the outputs of a warped signal and then to take this into WATCHOUT and to position it in each corner of your 4K output linked to your FX4. This could be doable if you set it up once and then leave it as it is (without recalibration or content changes) but it's probably not the right way in
  10. You could of course use two 4-channel servers and use the 3D projection mapping as built into WATCHOUT. This would need a 3D file of your object with a correct UV mesh (3DS, OBJ,...) which you would place into your stage. Then you would just use 8 3D projectors in WATCHOUT and align those to your real object. Softedge would need to be done manually through the display masking feature. Alternatively you could use the domeprojection.com ProjectionTools camera calibration which now supports 3D calibration as well.
  11. It used to be possible to run different versions on the production computer. If I remember right, the trick was to first install e.g. Watchout 5 in C:/watchout5 . Then test that this is working. Now ZIP the folder C:/watchout5 and delete the unzipped files to prevent that the installer finds the previous installation. Next, install Watchout 6 into C:/watchout6. Last step would be to unzip the Watchout 5 installation again and to place two links to your desktop pointing to the two WATCHMAKER.exe files in the two folders.
  12. LTC or MTC (coverted through an external device) is usually the choice if the lighting show is fully pre-programmed along the show time. If you just want to trigger sequences Artnet or DMX is used. Under preferences you can define the standard input and output universes. In the current versions of WATCHOUT you can send out Artnet into more than one universe which is then defined in the actual output channel. You can find this in the output window (DMX). Once an output channel is defined you can just drag this into a timeline and use the attached fade tween to fade the channel up or d
  13. I have no clue what sort of control the Avolite Arena can take. To answer the second question: you can only select one MIDI device to work with WATCHOUT. One possible way would be to use a midi merger device or an USB to MIDI (5-pin DIN cvonnector) adaptor and fader boxes which can be daisy-chained with outputs on a MIDI plug. I have one client who wrote a bit of software to catch the midi commands and then forwarded this to MIDI rtp. WATCHOUT was then listening to this virtual MIDI input.
  14. The screenshot unfortunately doesn't really say much. Which version of WATCHOUT are you using? Which operating system are you using? Are any other codec packets installed on the computer? Which codec are you trying to play? ".mov" is just a container and quite a few different codecs can hide inside a mov container.
  15. We also have loads of TRAX stuff in Berlin. Also a PowerPax or two.
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