Multi-display software for professionals
WATCHOUT multi-display software is your fast track to creating spectacular shows. Use WATCHOUT to compose and manage all the different media elements in your show – video, still images, animations, graphics, live feeds, sound – and then play it back on multiple displays. Perfectly synchronized, high resolution and right-on-cue.
WATCHOUT is easily integrated and controls external units or devices. It has no limitations on displays, channels or resolutions. With over 20 years of unrivalled performance and reliability, WATCHOUT is the choice of professional show creators worldwide.
WATCHOUT is used in live events, 3D mapping, broadcast, digital signage, museums, planetariums, show rooms, visitor attractions and experience centers. In other words – virtually any market or application where you want multiple display devices and maximum impact.
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We understand that image quality is all-important. WATCHOUT supports playback of uncompressed video or images at full resolution and framerate!
Unlimited Display Devices
There are no limits on the number of display devices you can add to your WATCHOUT show. That means no limits on your creativity!
With WATCHOUT you can create any kind of resolution in any kind of aspect ratio. If you want to move beyond 4K, 8K or 16K – no problem.
The virtual display feature is a flexible way to map pixels on 3D geometry or your LED walls through a wall processor. It can contain any kind of media, such as video, stills, tweens and dynamic content.
WATCHOUT is a user-friendly, timeline-based show creation tool. Drag and drop media onto an infinite number of timelines, auxiliary timelines or layers.
3D Mapping / Facade projection
With WATCHOUT you can create projection mapping shows on any shape, structure or building. Import your 3D model and use the 3D projection feature to visualize your show!
With WATCHOUT you can capture multiple content streams through low latency capture cards, USB cards, network streams, VNC or live IP workflow using NDI® (Network Device Interface).
NDI / Live IP production workflow
WATCHOUT supports NDI® capture. NDI allows multiple video streams on a shared connection, enabling high quality, low latency, frame-accurate video over local area networks and reducing costs plus deployment time.
References & User stories
WATCHOUT is used in a wide range of markets and applications – from the smallest gig to complex installations with interactivity and record-breaking resolutions.
You'll find WATCHOUT in broadcast, corporate events, touring artists, museums, houses of worship, architectural projection mapping and in theatres, musicals and operas.
The image to the left is taken from the BMW Group event "The next 100 years" featuring a 149-projector WATCHOUT show. It not only earned a Guinness World Record for "Highest Resolution Projected Image" but was also the world’s largest media kinetic sphere sculpture and lightest projection.
WATCHOUT system overview
- Minimum WATCHOUT system configuration
- Tracking and RTTrPM - and BlackTrax as example
- Video over IP in WATCHOUT using NDI
- Improved sound performance with ASIO and WASAPI
- Camera-based projection auto-alignment in WATCHOUT
- 3D projection mapping
- Unlimited scalability
- Production computer
- Media server (display computer)
- Display devices
- Alternative display outputs
- Supported media: images, sound and video
- Capture cards and live feeds
- External control: TCP/IP, MIDI, Art-Net (DMX-512) and timecode
- Edge blending and geometry correction
- Uncompressed video/image sequence playback
- Collected release notes for WATCHOUT version 6