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  1. Hello! Is it possible to send a String Cue where the Data to Send would be variable? Let me explain : When I want to close the videoprojector's shutter, I'm using a button on my MIDI controller to trigger a task that send the data (SHU 0) to the projector and that works fine. In the same way, I have another button that triggers another task that send (SHU 1) and open the shutter. But when it commes to Lens shift (for example) it's not a two-states control. I use a slider that send 256 values between 0 and 1 and it wouldn't be reasonable to create 256 taskl Is there a solution to make the "Data to Send" field of the String Cue variable just in the same way we use parameters and formulas to govern tween values? Thank you for your help.
  2. Hello When you say "So fast", do you mean easy to implement or with such a low latency that it could be used for live without any lip sync problems? Thank you
  3. Hello! A similar problem with tween corner occurs when you want to scale with the mouse : The bottom right corner point is covering the scale handle.
  4. Hello, I have one display computer in a cluster of three identical well tuned machines, that display "Licence key not found" at each startup. I only have to extract the dongle and re-put it in place and then everything works fine. This cluster is controlled via Watchnet v1.0 Watchout v6.0.2. Thank you for your help.
  5. Hello! I'm testing HAP CODEC on Watchout 6. It seems some dimensions are not supported independantly from size nor aspect ratio. Classical dimensions like 1920 x 1080 or 1920 x 1200 work well. But when I try other more exotic dimensions, sometimes it works, sometimes not. For example, these dimensions work : 800 x 640 1350 x 1050 1340 x 200 1430 x 200 1440 x 200 1450 x 10 1550 x 200 2518 x 1890 3456 x 1944 And these dimensions don't work : 1420 x 200 1500 x 100 1500 x 500 1540 x 200 By working or not I mean : I can drag and drop the files into the media windows, I can put the media on the time line but, the media don't appear in the stage window, neither can't be positionned on stage unless the stage window is resized. And even then the file is not played though it is correctly transferred to the player. Does anybody know about such restrictions/constraints? Thank you. Jean-Luc PS : More testings seem to lead to the following conclusions (to be confirmed): 1) These restrictions only occur with regular HAP, not with HAP Q 2) These restrictions only occur when the number of pixel per line is not a multiple of 8
  6. Hello! I've had a similar problem one day. Maybe you're in the same situation. I was using two production computers (one as a backup). The project and media content were supposed to be strictly identical on both machines. Since videos were in proxys, file names were identical (file must be named according to the display names). So when I quickly browsed into media folders I couldn't see any difference between "Production 1" and "Production 2". However, each time I changed from Production 1 to Production 2 computer (and vice-versa) some files were re-uploaded to the display computer. I finally found that some files in proxy had a DIFFERENT DATE on each computer. Jean-Luc
  7. Hello, I'm trying to set an autostart on a show. It works fine when it is launched at Power-on by the windows start menu with the file autoWO.exe. But, When I try to set the same parameters in windows task manager, Watchpoint starts but stays on the logo splashscreen and wait. The show don't start. Did I miss something? Thank you for your help Jean-Luc
  8. Thank you for your answers, @Alex : Creating a VPN seems hard to me since I may not have total control over the hardware internet link installed on site. I was thinking about a solution like steve did. I've made several tests these days and can confirm it seems to work for what I need. I precise that I'm not trying to develop a project over the internet. I just want to be able to start/stop a show, which could be automated, Check is everything works fine, which should not be necessary. and to restart a computer in case of problem, which should never happen! I use three computers, WO display, WO producer and a laptop with two network interfaces (ethernet to WO, WiFi to the internet). The only violation of Dataton rules is that i Installed a kind of VNC on the producer. I acces first to the laptop, then to the producer and, if needed, to the player (a triple vnc!). I'll continue my tests. Jean-Luc
  9. Hello! I would like to be able to monitor (or control a show) without being physically on site. My first idea is to install a remote control software like Teamviever or VNC on the producer with an internet connexion so that I can acces it. But I read it is not recommanded : Do NOT use/instal VNC, LogMeIn or similar remote control software, as it will interfere with stable WATCHOUT playback So how could it be possible? Keeping the producer "at home" and connecting the display to the internet? Thank you for your help. Jean-Luc
  10. Yes Mike, I set an auxiliary timeline composed of a large still test pattern, that looped every 9.4" The test pattern was'nt correctly positionned at the beginning of the task. So, each time the task looped, a part of the picture blinked.
  11. Thank you Eric, My problem is solved. It had nothing to do with a hardware failure neither a software bug, only a user mistake. Shame on me!
  12. Hello! Every 9.4 seconds, a part of my "output 1" blinks to black. Three other outputs work fine. The part going to black is about half of the image. The duration of the black is about one frame. I'm using 4 output at 1920 x 1200 @ 50Hz. Three of them rotated by -90°. I use active mini-display-port to DVI adapters. I don't use EDID Minders since the outputs go to a 16x16 grid which is suposed to correctly handle EDID parameters. The graphic card provides 6 outputs. I tried to use another one without succes. The same player worked fine last month with 5 outputs at 1920 x 1080 @ 50Hz. But I can't really compare because it was then still using with WO 5.3. and now I upgraded to 5.5.1. In windows display settings, I tried to change "This is my main Monitor" to another display output. After restart, Watchout player had re-assigned its outputs according to the new "Main monitor" wich forced me to re-assign my displays. It seems Watchout always assign Output 1 to the Windows main monitor. And the problem followed the "Main monitor" (or the output 1, wich is the same). I've read that Windows periodically checks for additional displays. Could it be the source of this? Any idea? Thank you WO 5.5.1 (French) AMD Radeon 7900 series Windows 7 Pro Service pack 1 Core i7 (3820) 3,66 GHz 32 Go RAM C: SSD D: SSD
  13. Hello, I try to play a video proxy composed of three 1080 x 1920 parts on three 90° rotated displays : the result is a bad orientation of the video. Though, when I play a wide 3240 x 1920 pixels movie across this display, it is correctly displayed. I have a wide screen of 3240 x 1920 pixels made with three 1920x1200 videoprojectors vertically oriented (and two softedges). I designed a stage with three displays of 1920x1200 and set them a -90° rotation. Is it a known issue? Thank you Jean-Luc WO 5.5.1 (I already observed that with WO 5.3)
  14. Hello, Let me try an explanation : Maybe your mpg are on auxiliary timelines with stacking order set to "above edge blend". This would explain that edges get cut off while displays are overlapped. Otherwhise, when you put your mpg against each other (I understand "side by side") it's normal to have one-half too much image than space on your screen : 7 overlaping zones x 7% = 49% of an image. And what you discribe then as a nice blend is just a side to side where you can't see the seam.
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