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Cinegy / Cavena Installation and Architecture Recommendations

Introduction Starting with Cinegy Air 11.3 direct integration is available between Cinegy Playout and the Cavena Subtitling platform. This takes the form of a plugin, hosted by the Cinegy Event Manager service, which provides relevant interoperability between a Cinegy Playout engine and the Cavena Subtitle Control software. This post outlines how to configure the Cavena solution, and how to arrange the relevant software components as aligned to various user requirements for density and availability.

Cinegy Air 12 - What’s New

Introduction Cinegy Air 12 marks a new milestone for a product now over a decade in the market, and the first major release update to the product since August 2016. The build contains a great many internal changes and performance optimizations, making the Cinegy Air 12 Playout Engine the most efficient and powerful platform yet released by Cinegy. This document outlines some of the key new features that customers and partners will be interested in understanding are coming in the v12 release.

RTP Skips Issue on Cinegy Air Machines with Some Nvidia Quadro Boards

This post is intended to provide guidance on how to solve the RTP skip issue for specific graphic cards. Symptoms Several Cinegy customers reported an issue with frequent "RTP skip" messages in the logs when using latest Nvidia drivers with default 3D image settings. The GPU load is not relevant and the issue can be experienced even with a low load, although high system load increases the frequency of the issue.

How to Get the Best out of Cinegy Helpdesk

The basic Cinegy support procedures and workflow are described in this post. Recommendations on achieving smooth and efficient support process and cooperation are provided throughout.

Using Cinegy Playout Engine with Wowza Streaming Engine on AWS

This post is intended to provide general guidance on how to set up Wowza Streaming Engine AWS instance with Cinegy Playout Engine generated input stream.

Virtualization and Cloud Provider Comparison

This post is a slightly amended version of the presentation that we gave at TechCon 2017. The intention of this post is to provide some general information about virtualization and the technologies involved, follow this with comparisons of the main software options and then finish up with cloud providers.

Hacking Cinegy ‒ Cinegy Convert

This post provides insights on the new features available in Cinegy Convert v11 (pending for release). With powerful pre- and post-scripting events it is possible to extend your workflow way further the out-of-the-box functionality, for example, automatically publish videos on Facebook on user’s behalf. Source codes are also available for the reference.

Hacking Cinegy ‒ Cinegy Air

This post provides details on the new Cinegy Playout WEB API available starting from the v11 release. The post explains basic features available and demonstrates the possible results visualization with simple HTML/CSS/Java script. Source codes are also available for the reference.

Hacking Cinegy ‒ Cinegy Type

This post provides details on how Cinegy Type templates can be updated from the external data source like Excel file or RSS using built-in Windows OS PowerShell scripting. Source codes are also available for the reference.

Big Data for Cinegy Logging and Analytics

As a software provider, we’ve always directed our customers to make best use of available tooling normally found inside any Enterprise IT deployment for managing their environment. Many technologies have come (and some gone) for tracking problems and for maintaining a healthy environment. Some fantastic products exist, such as SolarWinds for general IT or iControl from Miranda for broadcast, and these can help make managing an environment much easier. We understood that a Cinegy platform does not exist in isolation, and never tried to force yet-another-management tool onto customers for working with our software.