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Hello, I am controlling a watch out cluster with Crestron and want to know if there is any way to get timecode info so I can put it on a touchpanel. Is there a command I can query to get timecode to my control processor?

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Yes, it is possible to get some sort of timecode from WATCHOUT though it is not a permanent stream.

Normally you would subscribe to a getStatus command. It will send you the current timcode positioin of a timeline in ms in certain intervals.

See attached PNG for more details.

 

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7 hours ago, RBeddig said:

Yes, it is possible to get some sort of timecode from WATCHOUT though it is not a permanent stream.

Normally you would subscribe to a getStatus command. It will send you the current timcode positioin of a timeline in ms in certain intervals.

See attached PNG for more details.

 

getStatus.png

Thank you for the reply, so do I have to convert the milliseconds into timecode?

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The data received back by this subscription mechanism provides a very accurate time position. The Status message carries three parameters:

  • The name of the timeline.
  • The run mode, where 1 is paused and 2 is playing.
  • The current time position, in mS.

WO will notify you whenever there's an abrupt change. Based on those updates, you can extrapolate the current time position at any instant.

Mike

 

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15 hours ago, Watchout said:

Thank you for the reply, so do I have to convert the milliseconds into timecode?

Yes

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On 4/16/2020 at 8:45 AM, RBeddig said:

Yes, it is possible to get some sort of timecode from WATCHOUT though it is not a permanent stream.

Normally you would subscribe to a getStatus command. It will send you the current timcode positioin of a timeline in ms in certain intervals.

See attached PNG for more details.

 

getStatus.png

May I ask where the "Example 3" comes from?
In the WO Users' Guide the getStatus command is documented only in its parameter-less form.
I'd really like to take a look to more in-deep documentation, is that possible?

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Some questions on the getStatus command:

- what do the first parameter do?

- In the answer from WO, 2nd parameter is for stopped/playing/paused, 3rd is the position in msecs, what is the 4th? The time since WO power on?

- How do I unsubscribe from the getStatus stream?

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41 minutes ago, Orf Quarenghi said:

- How do I unsubscribe from the getStatus stream?

getStatus 0

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