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First off, we just had our first WO6 show.  We had a 22144 x 1080 content template split into 5 segments and played it all back in HapQ… Worked great!


I’m having some trouble with audio and virtual displays in Watchout 6. 


Issue 1:


If you have a wav file playing on a virtual display, but you’re not using that virtual display in a timeline, it does not play on any display computer.  That seems normal.  If you have a virtual display coming up in the timeline with audio already playing in it, it starts to play on that display exactly 3 seconds before the time indicator actually reaches the virtual display cue container….  That seems like some sort of pre-roll bug.  After the time indicator leaves the virtual display, it will continue to play audio until the timeline pauses.  I would think that it should start playing right when you enter that virtual display on the timeline, and end when you leave.


Please see the Watchout file showing this problem here.  Keep in mind you will need a display computer w/ an audio output to property recreate the issue.




Just playing the WAV routed directly to the display would fix my problem here, but it’s still just odd, and the current behavior seems like a bug.



Issue 2:  This one is a more serious


When Playing a WAV file with a video in an Aux timeline, AND thought a virtual display, it does not playback in sync.  If you place the WAV in the actual output display, rather then the virtual display, it works fine.  If you route the audio directly to the display audio output, it works fine.  If you play it off of the main timeline, it plays back in sync.


In the above watchout show file I have an example of this as well on the only AUX timeline.  I set it to route back and forth between two wavs, one placed on the display, and one on the virtual display.  At first it plays both of them at 50%, and then it pans between the two.  You can also use input “A” to pan between the two yourself.  When it’s playing them at the same time you can tell that they are about 200ms off from each other.  Sometime it plays back fine, and most of the time it doesn’t,  if you are unable to recreate it, try toggling offline, and back online, then try again.


Why am I getting this delay?  Should I be worried about using virtual displays?  Why is it present on AUX timelines, and not not the main?



Thank you,



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Also, The setting to route audio to a specific display, rather then by icon placement, does not seem to survive a copy and paste.  It seems to always default back to “by icon placement.”  it is the only one of these settings that does so, so it seems like a bug.



FYI, that has been fixed for the next version of WATCHOUT.



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