Welcome to Dataton WATCHOUT®, the leading multi-display production and playback system. With WATCHOUT, you can create and present stunning shows combining images, video, lighting, 3D and interactivity. Use it with projectors for large, seamless images and projection-mapping, or hook it up to monitors, video walls or LED displays for other creative screen arrangements.

About this user's guide

This manual refers to WATCHOUT version 6 and is divided into the following parts:

  • An introduction to give you the big picture. Start here if you’re a new user or just having your first look at WATCHOUT. You’ll also find basic instructions on how to install the program and configure your computers.
  • A reference section, describing all windows, menus, commands and other details. Refer to this section to learn more about specific functions.
  • A number of appendices with additional information related to particular areas of the product, such as live video inputs and external control protocols.


This manual refers to WATCHOUT version 6. The latest version of the software is available for download on Dataton's website:

Legacy versions are listed here:

User resources

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Visit the Knowledge Base for some FAQs.

If you have an issue and need to contact the support department, please visit the Help Center and submit a support ticket!

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