Dataton WATCHOUT multi-display software lets you orchestrate stills, animations, graphics, video, sound and live feeds across multiple display areas, soft-edge or scattered. WATCHOUT is fully scalable and Windows platform. WATCHOUT software is available for free download for demo and production. Purchase license keys or the WATCHPAX media player when you want to run a show in real life.
Dataton WATCHOUT provides the digital scenography for a new production of “Hair” which opened on January 7 at the Cameri Theatre of Tel Aviv. The WATCHOUT multi-display production and playback system orchestrates the visuals in a dynamic set consisting of 50 monitors and a panoramic three-projector backdrop to bring this classic – but still relevant – 60s musical to life.
POLIN, Warsaw's new Museum of the History of Polish Jews, celebrated its grand opening by transforming its entire glass facade into a single, impressive projection screen. AV company PRO4MEDIA was tasked with finding the technical solution for the event and headed straight for Dataton's multi-display production and playback system, WATCHOUT.
When Hong Kong telecom icon, HKT, launched The Club loyalty program, they chose a new city icon as the venue: The Wheel. To match the spectacular backdrop and product, agency Megaworks turned to local AV integrator Audio Visual Technique, Ltd to create a dynamic WATCHOUT multi-display show on 12 upright LED screens and a circular LED dance floor.
Dlectricity is Detroit's nighttime festival of art and light, a showcase for world-renowned and emerging artists… and cutting-edge architectural projections. At the fall 2014 event, XL Video was selected by designers Mindfield to create projection mapping on two of Detroit’s iconic buildings. Dataton WATCHOUT handled video and audio playback for this mapping feat.
Russia's first museum devoted solely to the First World War opened in 2014 in Tsarskoye Selo, near St Petersburg. Housed in a former imperial residence, the new Museum of the Great War showcases more than 2000 artefacts. WATCHOUT multi-display visuals are at the heart of the museum.
The official launch of the Mercedes S-Class in the aptly named Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai was a breathtaking choreographed event created by Auditoire and media artist Andree Verleger. The evening highlighted the brand slogan “Vision Accomplished” with Dataton WATCHOUT multi-display software helping to accomplish the on-stage take of that vision.
The Silpada Design National Convention attracts around 2000 enthusiastic entrepreneurs from all over the US. CCR Solutions was contracted to produce the full three-day event in July 2014. CCR's Ian Bertrand called on Dataton WATCHOUT multi-display software to raise the wow factor in what was billed as “the biggest girlfriend getaway and jewelry party of the year.”
There was nothing standard about the stunning visuals at Standard Bank's 2014 Corporate and Investment Banking conference, South Africa. At the key biennial event, the 1200 delegates were greeted by a seamless WATCHOUT show on a magnificent 360° scale playing out on fourteen 20K projectors.
The National September 11 Memorial & Museum has opened in the footprints of the World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan. Electrosonic provided the audiovisual systems for the museum, which is primarily located about 70 feet (21 meters) below ground and offers a unique and moving visitor experience. Dataton's WATCHOUT system is used for multiple exhibits throughout the museum.
With an 80 ft stage lined with shipping crates, five 20000 lumen projectors, a 9600 pixel canvas and 48 hours setup, the Pilot Freight Services annual 3-day event presented a creative challenge. The multi-talented event team used WATCHOUT to help deliver the goods.
Visitors to Brookfield Office Properties' new corporate HQ in Lower Manhattan, New York, will be met with a massive and ultra high-resolution video wall. Composed of 36 ultra narrow bezel 55” screens, the video wall tells the story of Brookfield as a company, with high resolution visuals and motion graphics driven by Dataton’s WATCHOUT multi-display system.
Sydney-based TDC is once again pulling out all the stops as it provides core technology and services to Destination NSW for the sixth annual Vivid Sydney festival running until June 9, 2014. The citywide extravaganza calls for a host of AV gear with Dataton WATCHOUT multi-display production and playback systems in place for architectural projections at key venues.
The National Results Operation Centre (ROC) in South Africa deployed an unusual video application to provide an overall monitoring environment for the recent countrywide elections. With Dataton WATCHOUT at the helm, the complex multi-screen management solution displayed various streams of political party results in real-time and with dynamic geographical maps to illustrate voting progress.
Rave reviews greeted the Scandinavian premiere of the musical “Rebecca” at Malmö Opera in February 2014. Based on the book by Daphne Du Maurier and Hitchcock's famous thriller, the stage version features a digital backdrop of wild seas, shattering vases and spinning moons – all created with WATCHOUT multi-display software.
Integrated Systems Europe now attracts over 50 000 visitors and is rapidly becoming the number one showcase for the industry in Europe. Dataton exhibited at ISE for the 11th time and took the opportunity to preview two new products: WATCHNET and the next generation of WATCHPAX.
Sydney's beautiful harbour burst into life for the centenary celebrations for the Royal Australian Navy in the International Fleet Review. A dramatic, 26-channel WATCHOUT show displayed on the iconic Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, wowed spectators on shore and at home.
WATCHOUT is wowing visitors with the world's largest high definition video wall at Suntec, Singapore. The Big Picture, the 60 metre wide, 15 metre tall display located inside the main entrance at Suntec is the proud recipient of the Guinness World Records title as the 'Largest High Definition Video Wall'. A WATCHOUT system manages the dazzling and dynamic content.
As part of its Universal Wonder Christmas 2012 initiative, Universal Studios Japan® put on a Christmas Spectacular, “The Song of an Angel 2012.” Internationally renowned projection design studio, BARTKRESA Design created the WATCHOUT content, engineering and deploying all projection mapping and equipment. The event included spectacular New Year celebrations in front of thousands.
Expo 2012 Yeosu, Korea, was the biggest single-site project of the year with WATCHOUT employed in numerous pavilions and events. “We are extremely pleased to see that many pavilions chose WATCHOUT because of the genuine reputation we created for our products and services during the world expo in Shanghai two years ago,” says Fredrik Svahnberg, Marketing Director, Dataton.
Creating new dramatic settings at the drop of a hat, WATCHOUT is an essential design element in the events space at Fotografiska, Stockholm. In the exhibitions, Dataton PICKUP audio guides enhance visitors' understanding of the images on display. Fotografiska's Daniel Bodenfors explains how WATCHOUT and PICKUP are used at this dynamic center for contemporary photography.
The wedding party AV business is thriving in Indonesia as couples discover how WATCHOUT can make a great day even more memorable. Lasika Productions in Surabaya produces multi-display shows for the happy event with images shown in function rooms, ballrooms, and even on buildings.
Dataton WATCHOUT helps tell a vivid tale of Old Beijing in a 228m long projection mural at the National Conference Centre in the Chinese capital. This impressive WATCHOUT show is projected with 56 projectors on an angled screen and depicts scenes based on Wang Daguan's famous panorama from the 1930s.
At this impressive awards ceremony for Aditya Birla Group, a Fortune 500 company, producer Percival Crasto at Pixelight Productions, India, used 13 WATCHOUT channels to create a stunning visual backdrop. "We are constantly trying to push the boundaries of video production in the country" says Percival Crasto. Check out Pixelight Productions on Facebook.
The New Opera Theatre in Moscow, Russia, breaks new ground for the staging of classical opera with projected scenography, courtesy of Dataton WATCHOUT multi-display software. Dataton partner INTmedia.ru provided the WATCHOUT expertise for the opera's flexible, digital backdrop.
Theatrical projection designer Zachary Borovay takes you from Broadway to Hollywood, touching upon some of the challenges he's encountered along the way. Check out Zachary Borovay's website.
Dataton WATCHOUT manages the visual content on display at the pioneer Ruskin Digital Gallery in Cambridge, UK. Content flows seamlessly from screen to screen, with WATCHOUT choreographing digital visual art in new ways. The project was shortlisted for the 2011 AV Awards and was highly commended by the judges.
David Niles and Bill Lyons, Niles Creative Group, reveal how DATATON WATCHOUT empowered them to create The Comcast Experience, billed as "the greatest leap forward to date for innovation and artistry in the world of visual imagery." Described as the world's largest 4 mm LED wall, The Comcast Experience is a public art installation in Philadelphia and runs around 18 hours a day.
Los Angeles based Bart Kresa Design is a leading projection design house with numerous fashion shows, concerts, movie premieres and awards ceremonies in its portfolio. Producer Bart Kresa describes some recent projects using WATCHOUT in live, high-profile performances and explains why the software is such an essential creative tool.
Background Images recognised the potential in WATCHOUT straight off and has used the system in a slew of TV shows, gathering a fan base of directors and production designers. Alan Barber and Chad Williams from the Atlanta and LA-based company describe how WATCHOUT gives them the edge.
PK Pictures used WATCHOUT to create the visual centerpiece at the 40th anniversary celebrations for Mazda America: HD video projection shaped and precision-mapped to a real-life Mazda and a forced-perspective road. Greg Page, PK Pictures, explains how it all worked.
International AV integrator, Electrosonic, recently supplied WATCHOUT to the NASA Kennedy Space Center for an immersive show environment. Tom Brighton, Media Support Specialist at Electrosonic, Burbank, talks about the installation and how it exceeds client expectations.
Dataton WATCHOUT took center stage at the 2010 CBS Upfront event at Carnegie Hall. Relying heavily on compostions, stage tiers, and pixel density correction, Corporate Imaging, New York, created a flexible show that worked on all levels, covering the entire proscenium. Keith Cromer, Corporate Imaging, describes the challenges of projecting at this prestigious venue.
Working with clients such as RiteAid Pharmacy and the Salvation Army, producer Paul Johnson utilizes WATCHOUT to produce visually stunning shows with creative stage setups. In this review of complex staging projects, he explains how WATCHOUT helps communicate the message to audiences.
Over fifty WATCHOUT sources are used at the Spanish pavilion, in three show areas over 2500 sqm. SONO handled the technical design and instalment. Spain Pavilion, Shanghai Expo 2010 credits: Coordination and development: Empty, Production and installation: UTE Empty-Noè, Client: SEEI
Interactive Controls provides training, design, programming, hire, sales and installation of multimedia display and control systems for museums, galleries, corporate events, theatre shows, theme parks and exhibitions. Dean Stevenson is the Principal of Interactive controls with over 25 years of experience in the Audio Visual Industry and has been using Dataton products for over 20 years.
KJPL, headed up by Peter Lindquist, is the Dataton sales representative in Brazil. KJPL has extensive experience of Dataton products providing technical, sales and training support. KJPL also delivers visual solutions for live events, exhibitions and permanent installations.
Shanghai Lefedv Showtech Co., LTD. is a professional system integration team, focusing on multimedia display and control system design, supply, installation, commissioning and operation. The company's clients include the leading science and technology museum, museums, planning museum, galleries and other exhibition projects.
Videmus SAS is the Dataton Premium Partner in France, providing consultancy, project management and programming services. The company also supplies multiscreen projection and show control for live events, museums, showrooms and leisure parks. Videmus is based in Paris and maintains WATCHOUT server stock for rental purposes. Languages: French and English.
The company was founded 1988. For the last years, Mediaservice has acted as the distribution and support partner for Dataton clients and users in all German speaking countries. Mediaservice offers all services from WATCHOUT license sales to full service rental and production support and has been involved in numerous high-class projects. WATCHOUT seminars are offered.
Omagica provides solutions on presentation, installations, equipment sales, rentals, training and support. Omagica are experts in multi-display integration, control and presentations, projections, stereoscopy and holograms. The company is headed up by Adela Kriland who has 20 years experience in the industry and has spent the last ten years working with Dataton products.
Kenneth Cheung is a veteran of Asia’s AV industry. In 1979 he founded Audio Visual Technique Hong Kong which had nurtured many of the city’s top AV professionals. Since 2006 he has focused on supporting WATCHOUT users in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and selected southeast Asian countries such as Philippines, Singapore and Malaysia.
Video Design is a part of the Modern Stage Service Group and are a multi–faceted AV rental and sales company. They have all facilities and provide a full range of services for WATCHOUT production, rental, sales and installations. Integration of media, creativity and production technology to create a WOW factor is their specialty.
Founded in 1994, digitalmedia was the first company in Indonesia to implement Dataton WATCHOUT and this commitment continues. With vast experience in multimedia, programming, and system integration, digitalmedia has strong visual expertise in its multimedia business mainstream for events, exhibitions and permanent installations.
Digital AV provide a wide variety of multimedia solutions: Visual content & multimedia presentations, AV consultancy and show control programing. Wide panoramic & multi screen projections. Michael Humash is a creative artist who has headed Digital AV for the past 15 years and has 20 years of experience as a photographer, show control programmer and AV producer for unique projects.
Mectech is the Dataton sales representative in Italy and is headed up by Claudio Ceroni who has deep knowledge of all products since 1987. The Faenza (RA) based company works with a network of professional AV rental partners, offering quality products and services all over Italy.
Founded in 1989, Japanese Laguna Hills, Inc., has primarily focused on the development of audio and visual control systems for permanent installations at professional sites, broadcasting stations and multi-purpose halls etc, as well as temporary exhibitions and events. They have added WATCHOUT to their strong repertoire and will make extensive use of the WATCHOUT in forthcoming projects.
AVtrade provides solutions for installations, equipment sales, rental, on-site training and support together with content producers, system integrators and rental companies. AVtrade is founded by Jan Breel who has over 30 years experience in the audiovisual industry in general and has specialised in Dataton products in the recent decade.
MOOV is a team of engineers, graphic artists, animators, producers and specialists in video production. They provide professional multimedia solutions for conferences, museums, theatres, trade fairs, exhibitions, TV shows and all kinds of presentations and events. The founder Piotr Majewski has been working with WATCHOUT since 2006. He has launched WATCHOUT on the Polish market.
INTMEDIA.RU is located in Moscow, Russia. INTMEDIA.RU is a system integrator working on solutions for museums, exhibitions, galleries, clubs, universities, hospitals, training centers, conference venues, cinemas and others. The company provides Dataton WATCHOUT product and support in Russia.
PENMAC has been staging AV productions for over 25 years, with the last seven years primarily focused on Dataton products. While actively involved in staging and installations, Penmac also provide backup and technical support to other local companies offering WATCHOUT solutions.
Control Multimedia was founded in 2005 by a driven team with over 20 years' experience of Dataton products and the AV industry. Control Multimedia provides sales, programming, rental, design and technical support for WATCHOUT users throughout Spain, Portugal and Andorra.
Pikselon serves all your WATCHOUT needs in Turkey. Headed up by Kilic Kirmaci, the Pikselon team combines vast and varied experience working on visual systems empowered with WATCHOUT. Pikselon is your "one stop shop" for creative visual solutions in Turkey.
Mirage Associates is headed up by Managing Director, Steve Selwyn. Mirage has been instrumental in Dataton installations across the board: museum, educational, trade show, conference installations, film and staging industries. The company specialises in Dataton products, and has many years' experience of implementing WATCHOUT projects.
Show Sage is the Dataton Premier Partner in North America and Canada, having pioneered its use in 2000. Show Sage provides sales, support, training and rentals to producers, programmers, dealers and integrators across the U.S. and Canada. They also sell and rent specially tuned computers for WATCHOUT systems. Jim is Show Sage’s president.
Special Events Group is the new name of "Kongresstechnik Bulgaria Ltd" & "Scenio Ltd". The group consists of "Kongresstechnik" which provids technical equipment, "Scenio" which deals with set and stage design, "Next Level Event Furniture" which does rental of event furniture and "Novo20" for event production, post production, 3D and interior design.
The Dataton team at Informationsteknik is a complete sales, design, production and staging service, which specialise in national as well as international conventions, corporate business meetings, exhibit, museum and trade show productions.
No Parking is an AV content provider that works with exhibition and presentation projects. Creative director Morten Ranmar has worked with Dataton products for more than 25 years. Their technical experience covers multi-screen layouts, curved projections, and interactive control of WATCHOUT. No Parking also offers Dataton Sales and support.
Alien Workshop is an interactive design company, owned and led by creative director Ole Samsøe. A global enterprise, Alien Workshop's roots are Scandinavian and, like the best Danish design, they focus on providing elegant and functional solutions.
Mikropo Visualtechnic, founded in 1986, is an audiovisual system integrator and rental company, focusing on large scale events, architectural video mapping wordwide with Barco HDQ projectors. The company provides sales and support for implementing multi-image AV solutions for theatres, museums, exhibitions, shows and fixed installations with WATCHOUT.
From cleaning 35mm transparencies for audiovisual presentations in 1980, Thomas worked his way up to be Show Designer and Programmer of multi-image shows for Malaysia Airlines and Tourism Malaysia. Technically strong, he is a Jack of all trades, and Master of a few. Thomas provides sales, training and technical consultancy services for WATCHOUT.
Omagica provides technological and vanguard solutions on installations, equipment sales, rentals, training and support. Omagica are experts in multi-display presentations, projections (flat, curved, 360 degrees, domes, spheres, architectural), stereoscopy (3D) and holograms.
Audioteknikk is a system integrator, specialising in installation and audiovisual solutions for both the public and private sectors. The skilled Audioteknikk crew offers a broad spectrum of services and prides itself on always being up to date on the latest technologies.
AV production company IACQatar has gained a reputation for being a leader in the region’s live communication industry. A network of global partners provides unlimited access to the world’s finest technicians and cutting-edge equipment to ensure world class production. IACQatar offers a range of technical solutions from large-format projection, to AV solutions, sound and light and more.
AV-Galaxy is a Saudi AV agency working in any city across KSA, The company specializes in corporate events, stage design and live shows, operating the WATCHOUT system to produce widescreen and multi screens. The AV-Galaxy team has worked with many international companies and together delivered superb jobs.
Kentie is a WATCHOUT specialist and has produced and designed many widescreen shows using Dataton WATCHOUT, working with AV companies across Asia and the Middle East. With her strong background in projection, hardware, video editing and graphic design, she is available to integrate multiple medias to create a dynamic and memorable show for your clients.
DigiMagic specialises in Experiential Media (ExM) – creating immersive, interactive experiences. Based in Singapore with offices in Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur, the company has developed solutions for major corporate and government clients all over Asia and Europe. Managing director Donald Lim has over 25 years' experience in multimedia communications technologies.
Acetel Co., Ltd, is a digital broadcasting system integrator and contents provider, with a proven track record in IPTV STB and the digital video display industry. Acetel offers innovative solutions with Dataton WATCHOUT and PICKUP, drawing on their experience of digital broadcasting technology. Acetel provides contents design and production, rental service, and technical support.
Eyebrite produces films and WATCHOUT shows for companies, museums, exhibitions, public events and video mapping. Based in Gothenburg, Eyebrite develops ideas and concepts into stunning audiovisual experiences. The Eyebrite team works with advanced 3D-software like Cinema 4D, Maya, 3D-studio MAX as well as After Effects and Photoshop for WATCHOUT shows.
CTED create innovative and forward thinking experiential concepts for corporate presentations, exhibitions and events. WATCHOUT is one of their powerful tools for creating professional, engaging and memorable presentations. They are based in the south of Sweden and work internationally.
Sound & Vision AV-Studio, headed up by Alf Norén, photographer, videographer and sound specialist, has worked with Dataton WATCHOUT since its launch and has an impressive WATCHOUT resumé. Projects include theatre projection for live performances, shows for permanent installations, cultural and international events. Alf Norén offers programming and production services worldwide.
Firstplay AB creates AV shows for interactive presentations, events and permanent displays. This includes graphic design, photo, film, post-production, show programming, installation and performance of WATCHOUT shows at events. Bernt Toftgård is an experienced WATCHOUT designer, photo- and videographer.
Allumage is UAE branch of a Canada-based company with Iurie Boitov as its local representative. Iurie has vast local experience and technical expertise in utilizing WATCHOUT and related products for a multitude of temporary and permanent installations around the Middle East. Allumage is Dataton’s main support and sales partner in the region.
Mediapro is a preferred AV solutions company in UAE, Qatar and India with a skilled work force. The company's in-house creative studio renders complete projection solutions from corporate events to architectural projections. Mediapro has delivered creative designs for many stage sets, fashion events, outdoor concerts including architectural mapping.
This first episode will give you a short introduction to the Dataton WATCHOUT multi display system. PLEASE NOTE! As of WATCHOUT version 5, you can drive up to six displays/projectors from each display computer. As a result the starter kit referred to in this movie has been discontinued.
Released December 15, 2014. Works with WATCHPAX as well as all current WATCHOUT 5 licenses. WATCHOUT Release Notes here.
WATCHNET software is used for custom control, scheduling and managing Dataton WATCHOUT multi-display shows from external panels or computers. Each WATCHNET system requires a WATCHOUT 5 license key for operation. Online user guide available here. Version 1.1 released on December 17, 2014.
A product concept for controlling WATCHOUT interactively. More info at WATCHOUT TRAINING MOVIES.
Application that lets you assign certain audio file channels to specific sound outputs. Download the product sheet and application files as one compressed zip file. You also need Adobe AIR installed. Download it from get.adobe.com/air.