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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. The topic of virtualization is one which we at Cinegy have been asked about with increasing frequency and generally starts out with something along the lines of "

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. Introduction The idea behind Hacking Cinegy presentations during TechCon 2017 is to demonstrate tips and tricks that can be used to extend functionality of your products using open Cinegy architecture and APIs.

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. Introduction The idea behind Hacking Cinegy presentations during TechCon 2017 is to demonstrate tips and tricks that can be used to extend functionality of your products using open Cinegy architecture and APIs.

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. Introduction The idea behind Hacking Cinegy presentations during TechCon 2017 is to demonstrate tips and tricks that can be used to extend functionality of your products using open Cinegy architecture and APIs. The latest demo showed the following features:

Big Data for Cinegy Logging and Analytics

What Is It? 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.

Announcing Cinegy License Portal

What Is It? At TechCon 2017, as a part of the general overview of what is coming up, we announced our intentions to improve the experience of customers using our software and particularly managing their licenses. Coming in 2017, we’re going to provide a customer portal for easy review of licenses that they have an entitlement to and to automate the management and updating of Cinegy License Dongles. Organizations A critical part of this rollout will involve customers being grouped into 'organizations' which they belong to.

Introducing Cinegy Cinescore – Creating Baselines

Today we will give you a quick overview of Cinegy Cinescore and show you how it can be effectively used for the platforms benchmarking. Benchmarking What is benchmarking and why is it important? Benchmarking gives better understanding of the current platform capabilities and ways to improve it. It is important to note that benchmarking gives meaningful results when you define the goal - what you want to achieve with the help of the test.

Deltacast Cards

Unlike "older" Deltacast cards that have a fixed number of inputs and outputs (e.g. DELTA-hd-elp-d 60 (6-input, 2-output) or DELTA-hd-elp-d 80 (8-input, 0-output)) and are only 1.5G, there appeared new 3G Deltacast cards – the so-called "versatile", bidirectional cards (e.g. DELTA-3G-elp-d 8c). Such cards are recognized by letter "c" at the end of their names. These versatile cards should be pre-configured in bidirectional mode that allows you to define the desired combination of inputs-outputs.

Cinegy Air - Using Engine REST APIs

With the release of Cinegy Air 11, there are now some enhanced REST API calls accessible via the playout engine, which allows us to make some interesting interfaces to extend Cinegy Air. While this does not allow complete control of the playlist (for this you will need to wait for Cinegy Air 12, or access the engine via the traditional COM API), it does allow some common activities to be controlled - which can be used to make some useful remote panels.

Dogan TV: The Transition from SDI to IP

Turkish broadcaster Dogan TV completed the migration from SDI to an IP infrastructure at the end of 2015. Read the full case study on how Cinegy helped them in this transition and how it feels for Dogan TV to be the first national broadcaster in the world whose workflows are fully IP operated. Dogan TV and Cinegy For more than 10 years national Turkish broadcaster Dogan TV has been working with Cinegy.