Timing of Looping Show Drifting Over Hours of Running

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mrw
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Timing of Looping Show Drifting Over Hours of Running

Post by mrw » Thu Oct 26, 2023 6:41 pm

Hi,
I have ESA2 running with a SLESA U9. I used OBS Studio to record my screen to gather data on when each scene really activates. I am running a show that consists of one channel for 30min and then another channel for 30min. I have the scene set to loop continuously. Even though I have only two steps, and they are set to 30min, they actually seem to run for 1 hour 10 minutes instead of 1 hour as expected. Here are the times the second step of the program started:
Video time/Time date from windows desktop clock.
1:36:37 10:24 5:17pm
2:46:23 10/24 6:27pm
3:56:24 10/24 7:37pm
5:06:11 10/24 8:47pm
All are 1hour 10 minutes apart.

I am running the program from the editor. I click the play button and let it go, with it connected via USB.
Does the sequence running not use the local PC clock?
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Any help in figuring out how to keep it in step with the local PC clock would be greatly appreciated.

MW

mrw
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Re: Timing of Looping Show Drifting Over Hours of Running

Post by mrw » Tue Feb 20, 2024 1:01 pm

Are there additional details I can provide that would help diagnose the problem? Is there something with the architecture of the system that would allow for/cause timing drift?

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