06 Aug 2010

Dataton Watchout

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Dataton WATCHOUT is a multidisplay production and presentation system. With WATCHOUT you create giant, wide-screen images as big, as crisp and as seamless as you like. And not just images, with WATCHOUT you can use the screen as an entire backdrop with stills, video, live footage, animations, sound and graphics combined in one mind-blowing presentation.

Dataton WATCHOUT combines multiple projectors, or other display devices, with standard computer and network technology to create breathtaking presentations of virtually any size. The production computer uses a familiar timeline interface to build the show. It then distributes the media files through the network to the display computers to run the show.

WATCHOUT utilizes the full resolution of all your projectors, monitors, video wall cubes or LEDs, resulting in unparalelled image quality. Arrange displays at any angle, shape or form. Overlapping projectors are automatically edge-blended. WATCHOUT accounts for the gap between displays and allows you to mix different pixel densities. The built-in mesh-warping geometry correction handles curved screens with ease.

Working with your current production tools, WATCHOUT reads most media file formats. Produce text and images in Photoshop. Create and edit video at any resolution in After Effects, Final Cut or similar software. Mix multiple stereo or surround-sound audio files. WATCHOUT brings it all together, adding realtime effects such as motion paths, opacity, scaling, rotation, colorization, cropping and volume.

Integrate video fed live from a video camera. WATCHOUT accepts anything from composite and S-Video to 720 and 1080 HiDef using SDI inputs, all with the lowest possible latency. Likewise, you can bring a live PowerPoint presentation, or other computer feed, staight into your wide-screen presentation.

Being a great team-player, WATCHOUT connects to touch panels such as Dataton TOUCHDOWN, and other control system, using TCP/IP, SMPTE timecode or serial data connections. Use multiple clusters at museums or other venues where independent display areas are needed. Built-in remote management functions let you interact with all computers from one location.