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  1. that is a long gap. I just tried it myself on a tiny Surface Pro 3 with an i5. No displays attached, though. Using a full HD Prores 422 clip, audio as wav. It worked in the Main and in an Auxtimeline without any flashing. Maybe test it with a fresh project and only two clips, to check if is a computer, graphics card, quicktime installstion (none required) or somehing.
  2. Hi... I have not worked with HAP at all so far, because I find the filesizes ridiculous. So for troubleshooting I would recommend trying the original ProRes 422 (not HQ) files, they might play in watchout. Or MP4. Make sure the computers and SSDs/drives can handle the files. We had some from a rental company, who insisted the machines were capable enough but it turned out and rental had to admit, they were not.
  3. I have not that much experience with NDI and watchout together, because it seems to have been rather „experimental“ from the start. And Newtek, releasing different versions and flavours is not really helpfull either. So in general (for Ventuz etc.) I switched to vMix to send NDI from one to other computers. Also I would never start an NDI Stream in the middle of a timeline but from the very beginning and fade it in and out with tweens. Also I wouldnt leave the IP-addresses on DHCP. just my 20 cents
  4. Streaming outputs as an alternative to real displays. Could be a special license to have the different outputs available as Spout- or NDI-streams instead of or in addition to Displays.
  5. hm... why not mask only the overlapping (blended) area with an additional layer which can be controlled via Midi, OSC, Keyframes etc for the moments not needed. But maybe I am getting this all wrong...
  6. „...but a virtual studio might have several surfaces on which content can be displayed: animated backdrops, screen inserts, graphics overlays. Being able to manage content for each destination with separate Tasks & Displays in Watchout seems like a good way to manage that. ...“ Indeed, hopefully Dataton goes this route,because this is something that for example OBS falls short. No timeline... So, for the wishlist. Make NDI an addition or alternative to Hardware-displays. With a respective model in licensing. It will take some time until usual events will come back, I am sure
  7. well, before purchasing anything you might try installing the free vMix Desktop Capture on that Watchout-Display machine and check if OBS sees that as a NDI source.
  8. hm... why use watchout as a playback for OBS? Multiscreen is not really for streaming... Only the comfort of „editing“, layering lowerthirds etc.. come to my mind. but basically all that can be achieved otherwise as well. But let‘s wait for more details...?
  9. Using NDI you can mix and compose live-content and then feed it into Watchout.
  10. I do not use HAP myself, but see in your files specs, that you have audio with 32bits pre sample. Have you ever tried without audio, using a separate wav? Who knows...
  11. I have at some point used the free Artnetominator application for monitoring.
  12. hm... you should definitely check out https://www.dataton.com/ and watch the video using the „discover“-button. Why Watchout? Because it is very widespread, an industry-standard (not the only one). It is basically kind of easy to understand and operate. An advantage is that one can take over or share someone elses „programming“ without having to dive into complex and hidden-at-first-sight structures, usually. One can of course make it more complex with virtual screens, remoting, tracking, dynamic external files etc. And it is kind of cost-effective. No, I do not work
  13. I would go with NDI anytime. Check out OBS, which supports NDI as well. Use it as a Mixer for sources before going into Watchout. REALLY great. And free, on top of it all.
  14. I googled it for you. Found an italian video showing it.
  15. This must be that long existing „bug“ or feature in aux-timelines. Be it a tiny jpg or heavy ProRes... does not matter, you will get the „black flash“, which is actually a „transparency flash“ at the loop point. Maybe Dataton can fix it some day. Or describe a working method for it in the manual. Until then, use the main timeline or do not loop but put your media end to end in a long enough aux-timeline. That is what I have been doing for years now.
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