Watchout

Multi-display software for professionals

MIRAGE ASSOCIATES are the premium Dataton Partner

Mirage Associates are Dataton’s UK and Ireland Premium Partner. We are your exclusive connection to DATATON WATCHOUT™ multidisplay production and playback software. We are your best source for state-of-the-art media servers. And we are your connection to the Ovation Audio Server and Sequencer from Merging Technologies.

We are the team behind your team to help you create stunning multi-display presentations. We’ve helped countless organizations present their stories in dramatic and engaging ways.

Why Dataton WATCHOUT?

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 15 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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Key features

Uncompressed playback
Uncompressed playback

We understand that image quality is all-important. WATCHOUT supports playback of uncompressed video or images at full resolution and framerate!

Unlimited display devices
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!

Unlimited resolution
Unlimited resolution

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.

Virtual displays
Virtual displays

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.

Unlimited timelines
Unlimited timelines

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 Mappinkg / Facade Projection
3D Mappinkg / Facade Projection

WATCHOUT is a user-friendly, timeline-based show creation tool. Drag and drop media onto an infinite number of timelines, auxiliary timelines or layers.

Capture content
Capture content

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
NDI / Live IP production workflow

WATCHOUT supports NDI which 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.

WATCHOUT system overview

  • Minimum WATCHOUT system configuration
  • 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
  • Network
  • Edge blending and geometry correction
  • Uncompressed video/image sequence playback

Projects and Applications

Discover the latest Dataton projects

WATCHOUT 6 Latest features

  • Video over IP in WATCHOUT using NDI (NEW!)
  • Improved sound performance with ASIO and WASAPI (NEW!)
  • Camera-based projection auto-alignment in WATCHOUT (NEW!)
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