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  1. „...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
  2. 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.
  3. 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...?
  4. Using NDI you can mix and compose live-content and then feed it into Watchout.
  5. 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...
  6. I have at some point used the free Artnetominator application for monitoring.
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. I googled it for you. Found an italian video showing it.
  10. 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.
  11. I was referring to the Bitfocus Companion „system“, which lets you assign keys that you can then press either on the Streamdeck-hardware or in a browser on any device, like iPad.
  12. You might want to look at the Streamdeck Companion software.
  13. Hi, This is coming up a lot this week. I recommend trying vMix instead of Newtek Scan Converter. I would not expect frame accuracy form NDI.
  14. Hello, In my experience, REAL error-free looping between cues in an AUX timeline is not possible (be it stills or video, whatever codec or format). there will always be a short flash to „transparent“, revealing the layer beneath it. Often showing black. So, either use looping with „free-run“ or make the aux timeline so long and repeat the clip as long as needed. Like several hoursor so... Otherwise use the main-timeline for looping a clip/stills between cues. So sad. But still loving the system...
  15. ... make sure you do not let Powerpoint compress your images to a lower resolution once saving the presentation.
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