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  1. Hello Guys, I kind of lost my files on my PC, so just think about the way to read the program or media files and 3d object back from watchpax, can I download the program back from it?
  2. Hello, This forum has been very helpful in the past in helping me solve minor dataton problems. I am not a Dataton expert at all and I have a client who has a Watchpax2 with two projects on the device controlled by the remote app on an iPad. He wishes to extract this project from the Watchpax2 in the form of a traditional video file. Any format would work. My first thought was to see if the project could be rendered out as a video from the watchpax2 itself. It looks like the original project was made on TRAX on a computer and then loaded to the watchpax (though I am a novice and also don’t know the exact process used so I could be wrong.) I don’t have access to TRAX or any tools used to compose the presentation so I don’t know if this limits my ability to extract a video file. My second thought was to use a HDMI capture card to simply extract the output of the presentation. This seemed like a good idea but it looks like the original presentation is locked to some preset resolution. The capture card is 1080p native and I’d like to extract the presentation at 1080p if possible. However, when I attempt to do this, I get this message: “Display Specifications Mismatch. Specified resolution can’t be set.” I assume this is a mismatch between the original resolution of presentation and the 1080p capture card. Any ideas on how to solve this problem would be appreciated. Ben
  3. This is the example autostart.txt script text-file from WATCHPAX. It can be used as a starting point for creating an autostart file for stand-alone start of a WATCHOUT Display computer or cluster. Please also see the 5.5.1 Release Notes : http://www.dataton.com/files/watchout/support/Release_Notes_5.5.1.html A script named autostart.txt, located in the same folder as the WATCHOUT application, will run automatically when the display software is launched. This can contain display computer protocol commands, which will then be applied automatically every time the software is started. A new "Edit Startup Script" command has been added to the WATCHOUT display software, accessible locally and from the production software (through the Remote Access command). This provides a shortcut to editing the startup command script file, which can be used to define initial settings for a display computer or cluster. This can be used to load shows automatically, and similar functions available in the WATCHOUT display computer protocol. A new "Re-launch" command has been added to the WATCHOUT display software, accessible locally and from the production software (through the Remote Access command). This is useful after editing the startup script in order to see the effect of your changes. /jonas autostart.txt ---------------------------------- ; ; autostart.txt ; ; This is an example script file on how to use different commands to control the ; start-up and other behavior of the WATCHPAX. ; ; To enable a command simply remove the semicolon sign at the start of the line in front of the command. ; To disable a command just add a semi-colon at the beginning of the line in front of the command. ; Please remember that you can only have one command on each line. ; ; See each individual command in the WATCHOUT User's Guide for more details. ; ; ------------------------------------------------------------------ ; ; This is a small example on a scrip that automatically loads and starts a show named "MyShow" ; ; Note: If the show contains of more then one computer then this script should only run on ; the computer designated as the cluster master and not on any of the other members of the cluster. ; The cluster master will automatically send the load command to all members of the cluster. ; ; authenticate 1 ; setLogoString "The show will begin shortly" ; delay 5000 ; load "MyShow" ; wait ; run ; ; ------------------------------------------------------------------ ; ; These are some examples on how to set a fixed IP number on the WATCHOUT computer. ; You only need to run this script once. After that the WATCHOUT computer remember the ; last set fixed IP number. The fixed IP numbers is shown in the start-up screen under ; the WATCHOUT 5 logo. The IP number inside the parentheses is the DHCP/link-local IP number. ; Remember that you always need to authenticate to level 2 before you try to set the IP number. ; ; Example: Set the fixed IP number to ; ; authenticate 2 ; setIP ; ; Example: Set the fixed IP number to with the network mask ; : authenticate 2 ; setIP ; ; Example: Remove the fixed IP number and restore the WATCHOUT computer to use the DHCP/link-local IP number. ; ; authenticate 2 ; setIP ; ; ------------------------------------------------------------------ ; ; This is an example on how to enable a serial port for use with the Dataton WIRETAG. ; ; authenticate 1 ; serialPort true COM3 ; ; ------------------------------------------------------------------ ; ; These are some examples on how to enable the WATCHOUT computer to synchronize ; the main timeline to a external LTC (SMPTE/EBU) timecode source. ; ; Example: Enable timecode format EBU 25 fps (2) ; ; authenticate 1 ; timecodeMode 2 ; ; Example: Enable timecode format SMPTE 29.97 NDF (3) ; ; authenticate 1 ; timecodeMode 3 ; ; Example: Enable timecode format SMPTE 29.97 DF (4) with an offset of +1 hour ; ; authenticate 1 ; timecodeMode 4 "01:00:00.000" ; ; Example: Disable external timecode control ; ; authenticate 1 ; timecodeMode 0 ; ;
  4. We're installing three Watchpax 4 for a permanent install, and we want to achieve 4 channel surround output from the playback. Preferably over Dante, but we have analog inputs to spare. Is there any multi-channel USB soundcard that's more or less officially recommended? I guess it's impossible/not recommended to install drivers (or Dante Virtual Soundcard) on the Watchpax units? Is it possible to use multiple 2-channel soundcards? Is it possible to output different audio channels on each machine? Thanks!
  5. Hello everyone, Got 2 nos. of watchpax 2 units. Plug it on, got the green and red activity led lights then after that only the red led lights will stay on. The LAN port activity led will give a flashing amber light only. Keeps blinking slowly. No Display on my screen outputs. tried both mini dp ports. Got no luck with swapping mini dp adapters. All are active connectors. Wont get any video signal at all. Didn't even hear the internal fan cooler to startup. Anyone who experienced this issue?
  6. Hi! Recently i just bought a WATCHPAX 4. I was told that WATCHPAX 4 can also be a master and also a slave PC. Currently this is my setup: - 2x Projectors - 1x Laptop - 1x WATCHPAX 4 Right now i can run my show when i'm using my laptop (master) and WATCHPAX (slave) machine. I want to make the WATCHPAX 4 auto-start to run the show without using my laptop as a standalone machine. I just want to turn on my WATCHPAX 4 and the show will start running on it's own. Please advise how do i do it in steps. I tried to understand the startup script but i fail. Thanks!
  7. Hi all, has anyone had an issue with Watchpax 4 where a large section of a particular display "jumps" up a few pixels (say 10 or so) randomly? At first I thought it was the (active) DisplayPort converters or cable, but after a reboot, the outputs swapped around so Display #2 now comes out of a different physical output (Weird? Related?) on the Watchpax (and projector and cables etc). So I'm fairly confident it's Watchpax/Watchout. Like I say, I'm really thrown by the fact the issue is now happening on a different projector/cable after some rebooting, with the display number being the only constant. I'm running v6.1.6 - it had recently upgraded from v6.1.5 as it is brand new. I'm reluctant to use v6.2 because other parts of the installation need to be v6.1.6 due to bugs in 6.2 with our multi-channel audio interfaces. Only content in the show is 2x .pngs for lineup grids. Four outputs (three rotated 90-degrees, one currently disabled because I'm not using that projector yet!). UPDATE - This is happening on two different Watchpax 4's with different content/setup etc. They came from the same batch. The issue is still on Display no. 2, but physical outputs are different.
  8. Hi, I wonder if Watchpax series will be compatible with ASIO to be able to have until 24 audio outputs. Thank you for the new 6.2 version.
  9. Hi, I wonder is it possible to integrate Live Video to Watchpax? is it the USB port can be act for input? iskdps
  10. Hi, Is it possible to set a watchpax 2 on 10Mbits without a manageable switch? We found a way, but after rebooting, it was set back to 100Mbits. maybe there is a que for the Autostart.txt? Any help is appreciated!
  11. Hello, I expect the answer to my question would be no, but I felt I had to do it. We know the way to recover a complete show from a Display computer, but there is anyway to do it from a Watchpax? Thank you.
  12. Hello. I am designing a museum exhibition and would like to use dataton watchpax to produce sound. Will it be possible to connect it to Steinberg external sound card and install drivers? Thank you
  13. Good day. I have taken over a setup of 4 Watchpax controlling 7 monitors in a row. If I try to stretch a video across the screens, they don't sync properly. I am wondering if it is just a setting I'm missing, or is it just that watchpax aren't meant to be in multi screen setups... Any thoughts or insights would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! Taz
  14. Hi Everyone, Dataton is exhibiting at InfoComm 16 in Las Vegas June 8-10!. If you are in Las Vegas, we hope you'll come by booth N547 and check out our news! Click here to find out more about what we are showing at InfoComm – WATCHOUT, WATCHNET 1.3, #projectionmapping, and WATCHPAX 4. The booth is manned by members of the Dataton team from Sweden, North American premium partner Show Sage and partners from around the world. If you'd like to arrange a meeting at the show to talk about a specific solution or get an in-depth demo, please email us at meetings@dataton.com WATCHOUT can also be seen in action at the booths of tech partners Epson C6333 and ROE Visual N227. Regards, Jacquie PS Register for free entry to the show with our invite code: DAT816
  15. Hello, guys! Have some issues. I hope you will help me to figure it out... We have Watchpax and wathpax2 and active miniDP to DVI adaptors (which came with Wathchpaxes). We have just bought them. Watchout 6.1 We have next projectors: Panasonic PT-DZ870EL and PT-DZ10KE. Same settings. Watchpaxes are connected via DVI cable. So, if during the show I turn off Panasonic PT-DZ10KE and then turn it back on I see the black ( blank) screen (but sound continues to play). Every time. In Window mode (then I go to Windows Desktop) I have no such problem. After turning off the projector and turning in back on the Windows Desktop is there. If I restart Watchpax, it starts play show. But if I again turn off and then turn of the projector, I see the black screen. With Watchpax and with Watchpax2 I have the same problem. With Panasonic PT-DZ870EL I have no such problem. I would be very grateful for the ideas and suggestions!!!! P.S. I also had same problem years ago with Watchout 4 and mobile pc with DVI output and DVI connection to the projector. Lately I had same problem with Gibabyte Brix (with Watchout 5.5) which was connected to a projector via HDMI - DVI cable (HDMI output from PC and DVI input to the projector)
  16. "Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key" One of my WATCHPAX computers stopped working and shows this error when it boots up. I understand this error needs to be resolved by changing the boot drive in the BIOS, but I have no idea how to get into the BIOS. How do I resolve this?
  17. Has anyone used the Extron 101H EDID Emulators with the Watchpax? We're having an issue where the input side of the emulator "blinks" when the monitor is turned off or changed inputs. We've tried with setting the resolution and refresh rate manually with the rotary switch, and also tried with the "auto" setting, but same result. Does anyone have any suggestions? What EDID emulators have you used that were successful? Thanks, --D
  18. Hi All, I've been working with Watchnet Server and an iPad with very good results. However, I'm seeing at the server's log a few errors. First one is when powering up the system in the morning: (DATE/TIME) ERROR Worker task/Cluster/HoP/GetTimelines/2 IllegalState Cluster not ready Error in STARTUP Normally the log is showing this message albeit the 4 WatchPax in use are awake for long time ago. Also, as I'm using the same PC for both Watchmaker and WatchNet (one license) and running one of the applications at a time, server's log sometimes shows the following: (DATE/TIME) ERROR Worker WATCHPOINT/DMP_01.HoP Exception Connection error, An existing connection was forcibly closed by the remote host. I know is not ideal to handle both applications under the same license/computer but have no other choice at the moment. The 4 Watchpax are working with fixed IP address, and only one of them has the autostart script that way: authenticate 1 setLogoString "loading" delay 5000 load "HoP" wait This normally works fine but when changing from WO to WN it struggles a bit (even relaunching Watchpoint), is that normal?? By other hand, I'd like to know if WatchNet can receive any external command to i.e. send iPad panel to page "1" or "kill" all the timelines in case of a fire alarm has been activated. Is there any extended manual, tips, tricks or treats for the WatchNet application? Thank you Kind Regards Sergi Jover
  19. Hello, I am consulting this problem with support already, but as we can not find the problem solution/source, I want to ask here if somebody has encountered same problem or will have some idea how to solve it. We have system with one production computer (watchmaker version 6) and two watchpaxes 2. Production computer also controles light over ArtNetDMX. It works just fine. Problem is whan we switch from watchmaker to watchnet. Videos are playing just fine, also pj link commands work, but the artnetDMX doesnt work at all. -------------------------------------------------------- We have tested the network. There is around 200 artnet packets/sec when useing wachmaker and not a single one is comeing out of cluster master watchpax when useing watchnet. -------------------------------------------------------- Here is the procedure we do when switching from watchmaker to watchnet: A) I prepare the show in watchmaker - Just with one image (on layer2, main timeline) and one DMXoutput (on layer1, main timeline). I upload this to watchpax by going online and test it - it works with watchmaker like a charm. Than I go offline and switch watchmaker off. C) I switch on watchnet (on the same computer where the watchmaker was) and I choose Subsystems, add the cluster and than power the watchpax off and on. And than I check if the show is there (by the i button on the subsystem page). D) Than I go to script page and make script out of: ClusterLoadShow (with the force reload) wait (1 sec) TimelineControl Than I ran the script with "Run the script" from the main menu. E) I can see that the picture is projected from watchpax as expecetd, but the ArtnetDMX doesnt work. Thanks for any ideas how to solve this.
  20. I am currently in the process of setting up a WATCHPAX unit to display two Network Video feeds from two separate PC sources using VLC Media Player's streaming functionality. I have successfully got the streams running on the unit, but after exactly 1 minute, the feeds freeze, and in order to start them up again I just skip to anywhere else on the timeline in Production. Has anyone else encountered this issue before and may be able to shed some light on where I might be making a mistake? My VLC Settings are as follows: Desktop Stream at 30FPS MPEG-2 256kb bitrate 640x360 (Transcoded on the PC) via RTSP. WATCHPAX settings: Unicast and Hardware Acceleration off and mirrored resolution settings. I can also confirm that playing the stream via another PC using VLC does not cause any issues. Your help will be greatly appreciated!
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  22. I need to know what is the advantage and disadvantage of this product? Also need to know the complete hardware specification like Processor? Video Card? Memory Card? Hard Drive Capacity? Need also a DVI capture card and video input card? Thank you Best Regards.
  23. Hi Everyone, Going to the Prolight + Sound show, Frankfurt, March 12 to 15? You'll find Dataton and Premium Partner Mediaservice Rainer Beddig in Hall 9, Stand C046 showing new WATCHNET, WATCHPAX and more… For more info on upcoming trade shows, check out the list at http://www.dataton.com/events Regards, Jacquie
  24. Hi Everyone, Dataton WATCHPAX has been shortlisted for an InAVation Award, category 3: Most InAVative Content Management and Playout Solution and we need your vote! Voting only takes a couple of minutes and here's the link to the voting page: http://www.inavationawardsonthenet.net/technologyvoting.aspx Thank you!
  25. Hi all, just to clear things up: WATCHPAX needs an ACTIVE MiniDP to DVI/VGA/HDMI-adapter, passive will not work. HDMI output can be achieved through adding a passive DVI->HDMI converter to an ACTIVE MiniDP to DVI adapter. /jonas
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