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.

WATCHPAX 2 is the next generation of Dataton's solid-state media player with built-in WATCHOUT multi-display software and license. Each WATCHPAX 2 can drive two display sources.

WATCHNET is powerful multi-tasking server software for custom control, scheduling and managing of Dataton WATCHOUT multi-display shows.

GAME ON WITH WATCHOUT STUDIO SET

The interactive studio set of the Kazkh version of game show Boom! relies on WATCHOUT. The multi-display software is teamed with light-on-demand projectors and synched with lighting.

WATCHOUT PUTS FASHION IN THE SPOTLIGHT…AND EVERYWHERE

Multimedia Plus transformed a low-ceilinged London gallery into an immersive and engaging fashion backdrop for the launch of CP Company's hi-tech jackets. Dataton WATCHOUT and 12 ultra short throw projectors helped create the illusion.

SEPTEMBER 11 MUSEUM OPENS IN NEW YORK

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.

CREATIVE PROJECTION MAPPING TRANSPORTS AUDIENCE

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.

WATCHOUT ON THE CATWALK AS FASHION ICON BRINGS LONDON TO SHANGHAI

Iconic fashion brand Burberry brought a touch of Britain to China with a London-themed digital backdrop for the launch of its new Shanghai store. Created by the talented Mill+ team, the 40 meter wide by 8m WATCHOUT show interacted seamlessly with models during the prestigious event.

WATCHPAX CONTROLS STUNNING NEW YORK VIDEO WALL

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.

DUNKERS KULTURHUS – CULTURAL DYNAMO IN SOUTH SWEDEN

Visiting Helsingborg, Sweden? Head for Dunkers Kulturhus, a thriving cultural meeting place with something for everyone: art, history, book and drama lovers. And a longtime fan of Dataton!

TDC DEPLOYS WATCHOUT AT VIVID SYDNEY 2014

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.

WATCHOUT POWERS ELECTION DATA DISPLAY AT NATIONAL CENTER

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.

WATCHOUT FIESTA AT ARGENTINE FESTIVAL

The 2014 Fiesta Nacional De La Vendimia in Mendoza featured an awe-inspiring 30-channel WATCHOUT show by AV TECNICA.

OPEN HOUSE…ÖPPET HUS

We’re celebrating moving into our new offices in Linköping and look forward to seeing you on Wednesday May 21, 1 pm to 5 pm

WATCHOUT SETS THE STAGE FOR REBECCA

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.

CHINA'S LARGEST OUTDOOR 3D MAPPING USES WATCHOUT

In the largest-ever outdoor 3D pixel mapping project in China, Dataton WATCHOUT multi-display software was teamed with ultra-bright Barco projectors.

WATCHOUT IN 360° SETUP AT SANDTON

A recent conference held at the Sandton Convention Center, South Africa, utilized WATCHOUT on the centre stage and on six other stages on the perimeter of the venue, to create a 360 degree touch.

DATATON SHOWCASES NEW PRODUCTS AT ISE 2014

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.

VISUAL TECHNOLOGY ENHANCES MESSAGE AT URBAN LIFE CHURCH

The Urban Life Church in South Africa is an up-and-coming congregation with an added attraction at its Midrand community site … a 20m stage featuring seamless digital scenography sourced by a Dataton WATCHOUT system.

WATCHOUT lights up Sydney harbour for International Fleet Review Celebrations

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 BEHIND WORLD RECORD VIDEO WALL

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.

STEP INTO A DIFFERENT REALITY WITH MSF

Doctors Without Borders (MSF Sweden) toured Sweden in the fall of 2013 with "I Am Here", a 360° WATCHOUT installation that immerses visitors in the everyday life of a crowded, hot, dusty, refugee camp where everything is in short supply.

DATATON CELEBRATES 40TH BIRTHDAY

From synths, to multi-image, to AV control to today's flagship products: Dataton WATCHOUT and Dataton PICKUP, Dataton continues to contribute to the dynamic world of AV technology. Here's to another 40 years of serving the presentation industry!

WATCHOUT CELEBRATED 2013 IN FRONT OF 1.7 MILLION

Dubai, UAE: Staging events specialists Neumann & Müller used Dataton WATCHOUT to manage multimedia and video on an unrivalled scale for a 35-minute spectacular to celebrate the advent of 2013, seen by an estimated 1.7 million people.

WATCHOUT VISUALS AT THE VIEW FROM THE SHARD

With Dataton WATCHOUT as an essential element, Event Communications and DJ Willrich combined to give a unique flavour to the tallest viewing platform from any building in Western Europe, London's The View from The Shard.

AWARDS SUCCESS AT INFOCOMM 13

Dataton was recognized by the industry for its unrivalled excellence in multi-image display. The company received four innovation and project awards during the InfoComm 13 trade show in Orlando, USA.

WATCHOUT ACADEMY

The WATCHOUT Academy training program made its debut at InfoComm 2012 in Las Vegas and continues to go from strength to strength. The most recent Academy took place in early March with the one-day basic session followed by a two-day advanced course.

WATCHOUT BACKDROP FOR KRAFTWERK

German electro pop pioneers, Kraftwerk will use the dynamic interactive and 3D features of Dataton WATCHOUT™ multi-image and presentation software, for all on-stage digital scenography at their hotly anticipated tours and concerts’ programme throughout 2013.

WATCHOUT PROVIDES BREATHTAKING IMAGES IN THEATER

Award-winning Polish multimedia company, MOOV uses the Dataton WATCHOUT multi-display presentation system to manage all content for the production of Ja Piotr Rivière, a musical drama running at the Musician Theater Capitol, Wroclaw.

WATCHOUT WELCOMES NEW YEAR AT UNIVERSAL STUDIOS JAPAN

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.

DATATON SUCCESS AT ISE 2013

This year marked Dataton's 10th year as an exhibitor at ISE and the company's 40th year in business. To celebrate, Dataton brought a whole new stand concept, new shows and new products to Amsterdam.

WATCHOUT AT HAUNTED CASTLE

Muncaster Castle has a well-earned reputation as one of the UK’s most haunted buildings. Not surprisingly, Halloween Week is the busiest time of year for the Castle, which for the last eight years has used Dataton WATCHOUT to drive its exterior illuminations.

WATCHOUT GREETS VISITORS AT ALEXANDRIA CENTER

WATCHOUT was used by Niles Creative Group for a colossal 50 x 5 feet high, kinetic, digital video display in the foyer of The Alexandria Center for Life Science, an international hub for collaboration and innovation located the heart of New York City.

WATCHOUT ON MENU IN QATAR

Creative Technology, CT, used Dataton WATCHOUT multi-display software in a new World Menu Launch by Qatar Airways, merging, edge-blending and warping the images from fourteen 20K Panasonic projectors.

WATCHOUT GIVES VISUAL TREAT AT BIENNALE

WATCHOUT drives a number of AV installations at the 2012 Venice Biennale.You'll find WATCHOUT in the Arsenale, Giardini and Italian Pavilions, and in an immersive installation from Denmark's prestigious Louisiana Museum, ‘Life Between Buildings.’

WATCHOUT DAZZLES AT YEOSU EXPO

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.

FOCUS ON DATATON AT FOTOGRAFISKA

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.

WATCHOUT IN FASHION AT FLAGSHIP STORE

H&M’s flagship store on the Champs Elysées, Paris, was designed by architect Jean Nouvel and has caused quite a stir in an area where innovation in retail design is not hard to come by. WATCHOUT handles the constantly changing imagery in the store.

WATCHOUT ON STAGE AT AWARDS EVENT

At the annual Rand Merchant Bank awards, Dataton WATCHOUT took center stage with vertical edge-blended images creating a city skyline.

WATCHOUT BRINGS VAN GOGH TO LIFE

In ‘Van Gogh Alive – The Experience’ – a travelling exhibition, Dataton WATCHOUT presents the painter’s most famous works on huge projection screens as part of a uniquely engaging multimedia show, immersing the audience in a world of images.

PLANE MAPPING WITH WATCHOUT

Using WATCHOUT and nine projectors, Jakarta-based Aptronim put the party on the plane in a stunning projection mapping show for a local airline.

WATCHOUT A WINNER IN LAS VEGAS

Las Vegas: Dataton WATCHOUT triumphed in the Commercial Integrator "BEST" Award (for the second year running) and the Rental & Staging Systems Awards, both presented at InfoComm 2012.

SAYING "I DO" WITH WATCHOUT

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.

CES 2012: WATCHOUT BACKDROP AT KEYNOTE AND PAVILION

Dataton’s high-performance presentation software, WATCHOUT was used by Mind Opera in one of the most impressive CES stands and the conference Keynote presentation at this year’s CES International 2012 event.

WATCHOUT ON BOARD AT MARITIME MUSEUM

Visitors to the re-vamped National Maritime Museum in central Amsterdam can enjoy an evocative journey into the Netherlands proud maritime past. A ten projector, 360° WATCHOUT show is the centerpiece of a five-room immersive experience.

OLD BEIJING GETS MOVING WITH WATCHOUT

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.

ABG AWARDS 2011

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.

WATCHOUT ON STAGE IN MOSCOW

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.

WATCHOUT IN JOHANNESBURG THEATER

The Market Theatre production of 'Hotel' features a backdrop across multiple surfaces, all projected with WATCHOUT. Johannesburg-based PENMAC provided the technical know-how, sourcing both visuals and audio from WATCHOUT.

BOSTON THEATER WITH DYNAMIC BACKDROP

The Lyric Stage Company's recent production of 'Big River, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn' features a three-projector WATCHOUT backdrop recreating the effect of the mighty Mississippi flowing past. Projection designer Seaghan McKay used WATCHOUT version 5.

WATCHOUT AT LOLLAPALOOZA CHILE

At the 2011 Lollapalooza festival, Chile edition, Dataton WATCHOUT provided the backdrop for headline artist Kanye West on a 40 ft tall LED screen.

WATCHOUT SET FOR SOLDIER OF ORANGE

The acclaimed production of ‘Soldaat van Oranje’ (‘Soldier of Orange’) in a converted hangar outside Amsterdam features breathtaking digital scenery created with WATCHOUT. A 65m curved WATCHOUT backdrop helps set the stage for this celebrated wartime story.

USING PROJECTION IN LIVE PERFORMANCES

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.

ARCHITECTURAL PROJECTION AT ASIAN GAMES

Dataton WATCHOUT covered the headquarters buildings in Guangzhou with huge images to celebrate the 16th Asian Games. Fifteen Digital Projection projectors were used in this geometry correction set-piece, creating 80m high images.

UNDERGROUND ART INSTALLATION

Dataton WATCHOUT is the technology behind a 100 m long, multi-projection video art work that transforms a new underground station in Malmö, Sweden.

THE COMCAST EXPERIENCE

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.

CISCO EXECUTIVE BRIEFING CENTER

Constantine Zachariou takes you behind the scenes at the Cisco Executive Briefing Center in San Jose, explaining why he chose WATCHOUT for this prestigious installation.

WATCHOUT BRINGS HISTORY TO LIFE

Bruce Hornstein of Pyramid Studios takes you aboard the USS Monitor, one of the first ironclad warships. WATCHOUT makes this story from the past come alive.

THE TALL, CURVED, CRAMPED TOWER CHALLENGE

Tradeshows are expensive. The flexibility of WATCHOUT can help you get the most out of your booth space. IdeaMedia's Evan Smith and Kerianne Sidoti tell you how.

THE BUSINESS CASE FOR WATCHOUT

Christopher Johnson of Tri-Marq Communications talks about how WATCHOUT has enabled his company to grow and attract new customers.

PROJECTION DESIGN WITH WATCHOUT

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.

WATCHOUT A HIT ON TV

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.

MAPPING THE ROAD AHEAD WITH WATCHOUT

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.

WATCHOUT AT KENNEDY SPACE CENTER

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.

WATCHOUT UPFRONT AT CARNEGIE HALL

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.

CREATIVE STAGE SETS WITH WATCHOUT

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.

EXPO 2010: SPAIN PAVILION

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

EXPO 2010: BRAZIL PAVILION

CT Asia supplied WATCHOUT for this stunning pavilion. Forty-five WATCHOUT sources cover walls, curved screens, cubes and floors.

Australia | Dean Stevenson | Interactive Controls

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.

Brazil | Peter Lindquist | KJPL

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.

China | Weiyi Bian | Shanghai Lefedv Showtech Co., LTD.

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.

France | Eric Lambert | Videmus SAS

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.

Germany | Rainer Beddig | Mediaservice Rainer Beddig

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.

Hispanoamerica | Adela Kriland | Omagica

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.

Hong Kong | Kenneth Cheung | Audio Visual Technique

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.

India | Vijay Sabhlok | Video Design

Video Design, headed by Vijay Sabhlok is based in Mumbai. 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.

Indonesia | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | digital interaktif media, PT

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.

Israel | Michael Humash | Digital AV

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.

Italy | Claudio Ceroni | Mectech

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.

Netherlands | Jan Breel | AVtrade

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.

Russia | Sergey Mikhaylov | Intmedia.ru

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.

South Africa | Malcolm Finlay | Penmac

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.

Spain | Quim Martinoy | Control Multimedia

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.

Turkey | Kilic Kirmaci | Pikselon Visual Solutions

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.

United Kingdom | Steve Selwyn | Mirage Associates

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.

USA | Jim Testa | Show Sage LLC

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.

Bulgaria | Nikolay Kachamakov | Special Events Group

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.

Canada | Mark Watzl | Show Sage LLC

Mark Watzl has been immersing audiences in the audio visual experience for many years, incorporating scenic design and content with multi-image slides early on. Having designed and produced many shows, events and exhibits, Mark brings a depth of AV and staging knowledge to each and every project.

Denmark | Rasmus Linck | Informationsteknik Scandinavia A/S

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.

Denmark | Morten Ranmar | No Parking

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.

Denmark | Ole Samsøe | Alien Workshop

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.

Hungary | Lászó Molnar | Mikropo Ltd

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.

Japan | Izumi Higasayama | Laguna Hills, Inc.

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.

Malaysia | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | Thomas Leong Associates Sdn Bhd

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.

Mexico | Horacio Martinez | Omagica México

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.

Norway | Eirik Jahre | AUDIOTEKNIKK

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.

Poland | Piotr Majewski | MOOV

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.

Qatar | Ayman Hamada | IACQatar

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.

Saudi Arabia | Basil Ashoury | AV-Galaxy

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.

Singapore | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | Freelance

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.

Singapore | Donald Lim | DIGIMAGIC COMMUNICATIONS PTE LTD

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.

South Korea | Jeong-Mok Byun | Acetel Co.,Ltd.

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.

Sweden | Jan Brånå | Eyebrite Film and Visions

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.

Sweden | Richie Gray | CTED

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.

Sweden | Alf Norén | Sound & Vision AV-Studio

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.

Sweden | Bernt Toftgård | Firstplay AB

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.

United Arab Emirates | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | Allumage

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.

United Arab Emirates | Jinesh Nair | Mediapro International LLC

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.

What is WATCHOUT?

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.

The End Result

This episode sets focus on the end result, giving you some examples of work that has been created with WATCHOUT.

Software Overview

A quick overview of the WATCHOUT production software.

Making a Show - Getting Started

Putting together your first presentation.

Making a Show - Adding Displays

Adding projectors and other display devices to your presentation.

Making a Show - Adding Media

Adding media, such as images, sound and video, to your presentation.

Making a Show - Building the Timeline

Adding media, such as images, sound and video, to your presentation.

Animation - Adding Tween Tracks

This first episode of the Animation serie introduces the basics of animations in WATCHOUT.

Animation - Editing Tween Tracks

Learn to copy a tween track from one cue to another, and how to create some more advanced effects.

Animation - More Tween Tracks

Using the rotation, scaling and coloring tween tracks.

Effects - Wipe

A flexible Wipe effect is first out the gate of the many new visual effects added in WATCHOUT 4.1.

Effects - Contrast & Brightness

Tweak the overall look of images and video without having to go back to Photoshop or re-render the video.

Effects - Hue & Saturation

A powerful "Swiss army knife" effect offering a lot more than its name implies.

Effects - Black & White

A better way to turn images into grayscale, providing more control than the Hue & Saturation effect.

Blend Modes - Add

How additive blend mode works.

Blend Modes - Adding Light

Shooting blobs of light using the additive blend mode.

Blend Modes - Adding Video

Using blend modes in a clever way can sometimes be an alternative to making a video with an alpha channel.

Blend Modes - Screen

The Screen mode is similar to Add, but often produces a softer and more useful result.

Blend Modes - Multiply

Use the Multiply mode when you want to retain dark areas in the blended images.

Masking - Making an Oval Video

Introducing the masking feature added in WATCHOUT 4.1, showing how it can be applied to a video clip.

Masking - Animating the Mask

Showing how to animate a mask and how to combine masking with other effects to illuminate a map.

Masking - Using a Video Mask

Using a video clip as a mask opens up a whole new range of creative possibilities.

Masking - Creating Custom Wipe Effects

Although WATCHOUT has a built-in linear gradient wipe, this episode shows how to create your own custom wipe shapes using a mask.

Keying - Making a Video Background Transparent

The blue/green screen keyer removes a colored background from video and live camera feeds.

Keying - Transparent PowerPoint Slides

A luminance keyer can remove the background from a PowerPoint presentation, allowing it to be seamlessly integrated into WATCHOUT.

Compositions - Making a Composition

Compositions bundle multiple cues together, allowing them to be reused and manipulated as a group.

Compositions - Creating Animations

Put a few still images together into a composition to build an engine.

Compositions - Applying Transformations

Compositions can be scaled, moved and rotated as a whole, which is far easier than transforming all their parts individually.

Compositions - Nesting Compositions

Compositions can be used inside other compositions to create more complex animations.

Compositions - Applying Effects

Combine effects, blending modes and masks with compositions to create visually interesting results.

Timelines - Using Multiple Timelines

By using multiple timelines, you can start show modules in any order, or even have multiple modules running at the same time.

Timelines - Stacking on Stage

You can control the stacking order of timelines - useful when running multiple, overlapping timelines.

Timelines - Starting from External Events

Use external inputs to trigger timelines to create more interactive presentations.

WATCHOUT Systems Manager - Introduction

Manage your WATCHOUT shows from pretty much any device or computer using this new, flexible control solution.

WATCHOUT Systems Manager - Remote Application

A clean, simple and safe user interface for operators running live presentations.

WATCHOUT Systems Manager - Scheduler Application

Manage your WATCHOUT shows from pretty much any device or computer using this new, flexible control solution.

WATCHOUT 5.5.1

Released October 30, 2013. Works with WATCHPAX as well as all current WATCHOUT 5 licenses. Please see the Release Notes for all changes. Windows 7 required for full functionality.

WATCHNET 1.0

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. Released on July 4, 2014.

WATCHOUT 5 USER’S GUIDE

The manual/user's guide is also included in the WATCHOUT software.

WATCHOUT 5 USER’S GUIDE IN SIMPLIFIED CHINESE

The Manual in simplified Chinese language. (5.2 中文用户手册).

WATCHOUT 5 USER’S GUIDE IN TRADITIONAL CHINESE

The Manual in traditional Chinese language. (5.2 中文用戶手冊).

WATCHOUT REMOTE APPLICATION

Run WATCHOUT from your iPhone, iPad or Android device. Provides basic transport control, access to auxiliary timelines and cue positions, countdown timer, and more. Click DOWNLOAD to view the description for how to install the app.

WATCHOUT SYSTEMS MANAGER

A product concept for controlling WATCHOUT interactively. More info at WATCHOUT TRAINING MOVIES.

AUDIO CHANNEL ASSIGNMENT

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.

WIRETAG USER GUIDE

WIRETAG can be used as an externally powered alternative to the MICROTAG transponder or for WATCHOUT/PICKUP sound sync. This download consists of a zip file containing the user guide, drivers and configuration software for WIRETAG when teamed with WATCHOUT.

WATCHOUT ALIGNMENT IMAGES

The set of alignment images in this folder are appropriate for all horizontally arranged projection applications using projectors with resolutions matching those of the "Display Perimeter" images. Check out the ReadMe text in the folder for more info!

WATCHOUT COMPOSITION EXAMPLE

Composition example titled: Engine.watch

TIMECODE AUDIO FILES

This folder contains two audio files with approximately 60 mins of recorded LTC timecode. One file is SMPTE (NTSC) non-drop timecode and the other is EBU (PAL) timecode. Use in WATCHOUT to synchronize external equipment able to sync to LTC timecode.