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  1. Hey everyone, I have been working on the same television show for the last 4 years using the same project that I set up in the beginning. I have it set up to just drag and drop new media for the day on the prefabricated timeline. As of last week, a composition that I made seems to be giving me an error when I play it out. the error is as follows: From Display "Monitor LEFT" of Stage Tier "base" of StageList of Stage, *Current date* Network error; Display computer: Connection lost I made the composition by duplicating one that already worked and dragged the new logo over the old one (keyable logo on one layer animated .mp4 background on layer underneath) Things I have tried: Refreshing all media Made sure no tweens are on the media (in case the media spans more than one display) Deleting composition from the timeline and then deleting it all together Recreating composition from scratch (not from duplicate) Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for looking
  2. Hello, We are experiencing glitches in our system that may or may not be in Watchout - just trying to check all ends. I am using virtual displays in a 10 second composition that is looped for the duration of the show. In the past I have seen weird issues with looped compositions and I was wondering if anyone else has seen this as well? The show I am using this on has 4 display computers feeding into an LED wall. I used 3 virtual displays to span the wall. The glitch we are experiencing is a periodic "flash to black" of one of the rasters inside the virtual display. The virtual displays cover more than one raster so this leads me to believe that it is not in Watchout, however I am still curious about the effectiveness of looping a composition. Thanks all.
  3. Hi everyone, Has anyone else had experience where their Watchout system had difficulties playing Compositions? I have a setup with 1 display computer outputting 3x 720p. It's a good computer i7 3.7ghz 12 or 16gig of ram and an Nvidia Quadro K5000. Watchout v5.5.2 & Windows 7. When I play files inside a composition (size of comp is 1280x720) the computer has a much harder time playing back and chokes and skips frames. But when the same files are not in a comp, they play with more ease and much less dropped frames, if any. We are using H264 in mp4 containers coming from AfterFX or Adobe Media Encoder. I've also noticed that it's not possible to pre-load a composition. Does that mean compostions do not get preloaded? Do compositions bring a performance hit? Would they work better with a different codec? Now for the editing. 1) Is it possible to hold on the last frame of a composition? Just like a normal video file behaves. It would be very handy. Comps always finish with a black frame. 2) It would also be very useful and more clear if the duration time of a comp was its actual end time. Right now, if a file goes past the end time of a comp, it will keep playing until its end and then finish with a black frame. 3) Is it possible, in a composition, to have: Clip 1 running normally but Clip 2 set 2 looping so that when the time reaches clip 2, the comp would start looping that clip until we exit the comp in the timeline? 4) Do the "Free Running" and "Loop" checkboxes of video files insides Comps actually do anything? I tried many combinations and I couldn't figure it out. Looking forward to hearing from you guys! Thanks.
  4. Hi, I got a weird problem with my logo animation composition for a 6 projector 360° show. My complete show has 10080 x 1080 pixels, I've created a 5040 x 1080 pixel composition to use it for each half of the show. When I move the second composition to the second half the elements in the compostion move to wrong positions (e.g. to far to the left). I guess it is some kind of bad translation calculation, because if I move move the compostion more far to the right the effect gets stronger. Any solutions?
  5. Hi all again, Just need a small clarification. I am doing a show with 88 white painted wooden tiles of 1m x 1m randomly spread around a 22m x 4.5m screen. I have 88 images that needs to be mapped on these tiles and animated with wipes. This cannot be pre-composited because the position of the tiles may vary. Hence I would like to know if it would be safe to have 88 layers with these images animating at the same time on one composition. And this composition needs to to play in a task with the content on the main screen. Also please let me know if any alternative methods could be followed. Thanks in advance.
  6. Hello Watchout world. The ability to stretch a video block in watchout is great because the video file remains on its last frame until the playhead leaves the block. It would be great if it was the same with compositions. The problem is that if one puts a video file in a composition and make the composition the exact same lenght as the video file the composition will end in black and not with the last frame of the video file. This can be seen when playing a composition and the playhead reaches the end, it goes to black. But if that composition is put in a timeline then set to loop, the black frame isn't shown so there is an inconsistency and it becomes confusing to use compositions. Ideally the end of the composition would not go to black unless its duration was longer than the video file. Is this possible? Thank you.
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