Miscellaneous

XML Playlist Format

Cinegy Air playlist is a text-based XML file that contains information about each item inserted into it. The XML playlist format uses a simple and flexible item structure.

Cinegy Air – Subtitle Integration

Timecode and Cue List Distribution

A vendor may introduce a mechanism for timecode distribution by means of its integration into the playout engine via the standard secondary events mechanism.

From Cinegy Air 9.5 and later, the playout engine can raise an event with a regular update interval (which is recommended to be in a range between 5 and 10 seconds) which vendors may then hook into their system. The nature of this time code distribution may be either through direct, targeted injection or via some network-based repeater mechanism. Distribution beyond the initial Cinegy-raised event is outside the scope of the Cinegy Air system and is left to the implementer.

As well as distributing timecode, the playout engine can provide details of the current on-air item, as well as some number of currently cued items (along with their subtitle ID). This event, again configurable as an interval-based event, provides subtitle systems with time to prepare for any subsequent playlist-oriented secondary events.

Log2Console

Log2Console is a development utility which provides an easy-to-use UI allowing to filter and search for log messages from the following logging services: Log4Net, Log4j and NLog. It can directly receive log events locally or remotely, or read them from a log file.

Upgrading USB Dongle License Keys

Introduction Cinegy License Viewer is a tool for viewing licenses available on your Cinegy dongle, as well as for generating remote upgrade requests. Such upgrades are required for all USB dongles for all Cinegy products needing a USB license key. This article describes the process of upgrading the currently used USB dongles to be compatible with the latest version of Cinegy software and includes the following steps: STEP ONE: Cinegy License Viewer Installation STEP TWO: Remote Dongle Upgrade/Programming Request STEP THREE: New Licenses Activation STEP FOUR: Licenses Checkup STEP FIVE: Cinegy License Service Installation STEP ONE: Cinegy License Viewer Installation Cinegy provides a special utility – Cinegy License Viewer – to help you check and upgrade the USB dongles and licenses enabled on them.

Cinegy MOS Gateway

Overview Cinegy MOS Gateway is a tool for third party MOS-based newsroom control systems integration. Cinegy MOS Gateway supports the standard MOS protocol enabling efficient and fast integration with news products such as ENPS, iNews, or Octopus. This guide takes you through the steps to install and configure all the components required for integration with third party newsroom control system. STEP ONE: Preparing for Installation STEP TWO: Cinegy MOS Gateway Installation STEP THREE: Configuring NCS Client STEP FOUR: Configuring MOS via Cinegy Enterprise Manager STEP FIVE: Configuring Cinegy MOS Gateway STEP SIX: Configuring MOS via Cinegy Studio STEP SEVEN: Working with Rundowns STEP ONE: Preparing for Installation Cinegy MOS Gateway and Cinegy Archive Browser licenses are required for work with Cinegy MOS Gateway.

Macros

Automatic macros substitution feature may be very handy, for example, when creating multiple files via Cinegy Convert or Cinegy Capture. Naming such files in an automated manner helps to avoid file name conflicts and maintain the logical structure of the storage. This article explains how to use different macros and where they are applicable.

XML Converter

Please, keep in mind that XML Converter is a legacy tool, which is only supported for the specific purposes and is not being further developed. We recommend using the proper 3rd party Command Line Transformation utility to transform source XML into FIDEF format.

This tool is provided for connecting 3rd party systems, or for use in extracting arbitrary metadata from inbound source files.

An example of this is to extract metadata embedded within MXF files, which can then be mapped to the sidecar FIDEF (file definition) XML that will set metadata for input files inside Cinegy.

The tool is expected to be used in a compound script within Cinegy Convert custom pre-execution processing scripts.