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Hi Everyone, I have a day next week on an install where I need to get the watchout up and running and I wanted to check with you guys I understand what I need to do before i get to site if possible. Essentially I'm running the control software on the same machine as the show will output on (it's only 1 output, a single projector) if I understand correctly I need to put 2 licences into the computer to do this, correct? 
Then I'm assuming I open the show software and drag the window onto the required output window? I've got the output on the stage currently set to the IP address of the computer I'm using and selected output 2 (output 1 being the monitor I'm viewing the control software on) so that should do it right? 

I know this will be a very basic question for you guys but I've never ran it all out of the 1 machine before so I wanted to check I understand it now before running out of time on site next week.

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The minimum requirement to prepare a WATCHOUT Display machine is two computers, each with its own  license (WATCHPAX / WATCHMAX provide the function of one computer (display) and one license). You can not practically run WATCHOUT Production on the same computer as WATCHOUT Display (even with the two licenses). i.e. if you run both on the same computer, anytime you update the display, you will lose the production software to the background as display will jump to full screen operation, as it is designed to do. When WATCHOUT Display is running full screen you can not run any other software, as WATCHOUT Display takes over all outputs and the keyboard is limited to the few special keystrokes supported by WATCHOUT Display in full screen mode. When WATCHOUT Display is reduced to Window mode, it does not render any of its outputs.

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Thank you for your reply, sorry it has taken me so long to reply myself. I now have the system up and running, watchout is outputting to the projector a looped video in an aux timeline. I have a button panel programmed to send UDP commands to WO when pressed and this has been controlling video loop start & stop and projector on & off.

I'm now back again however as they would like a couple more features adding in, namely a bit of volume control in case they need to turn it down or off for filming during media visits. I can't seem to find the UDP command for controlling the volume, I thought a "set volume1" "set volume 0.5" and "set volume 0" would give me full volume half volume and mute functions but they're not recognised commands. Is their a list of commands I haven't found? Or am I missing something really obvious?

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Use a generic input. You can set the value of the generic input with IP commands. Place the generic input value in a volume tween formula.

If you use the default value range of 0 to 1 and name the generic input    Volume      , then the formula would be       Volume * 100.

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Thank you so much for you help, I have now set a generic input called it volume, changed the name of the tween value from 'TweenValue' to volume and the input is controlling the volume if i scroll the value bar with my mouse, that's fine, however my UDP command doesn't seem to work, I tried:
setInput Volume*100

but instead of taking the volume to 100 it just comes up with an error saying 'parsing error:3; Unexpected end of file/line/communication.

I'm trying different varients now but it looks like it needs something to end the command line?


EDIT ignore that, me being silly, just removed the star and replaced with a space, all working perfectly. Thank you again for all your help

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