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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.

Hacking Cinegy

The idea behind the original presentation at TechCon 2016 was to show how you can extend your workflow using the open architecture of Cinegy products and open Cinegy APIs.

So in this post we will revisit some of these demonstrations and show that such kind of 'scripting' is not as difficult as most of you may think and can open new horizons for your everyday tasks.

RTP/UDP URL

The RTP/UDP URL string defines the RTP/UDP stream source in various components of the IP streaming solution. Usually this URL is generated automatically, but sometimes for various reasons you may need to change this manually.

Scaling with PowerShell

At TechCon, we demonstrated some useful tricks for managing larger scale Cinegy deployments (or just test labs when you are doing lots of rolling out versions).

This post will recap some of the tricks and tips we showed, and provide the relevant PowerShell snippets. You can grab the full PowerShell elements over from our GitHub repos, but right now let’s jump into the bits that we look at here.

Cinegy Support Tools

Cinegy introduces a new set of tools in order to help customers assessing their system, help with technical data collection and perform basic troubleshooting.

Once started, the tools automatically collect the required data and analyze it immediately to identify basic errors according to the defined validation rules, as well as potential issues that may appear in the system.

Cinegy as a Service

At NAB, Cinegy announced the initial launch of "Cinegy as a Service". All of Cinegy’s software technology, starting with Cinegy Air, will eventually be ported to run via cloud-based services such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), enabling prospective users to spin up and test drive Cinegy technology in an HD or 4K cloud. No hardware required.

Corrupting Your TS Streams

This post sheds some light on possible reasons for deliberate corruption of the transport streams and demonstrates how useful it may be when performing testing and troubleshooting tasks.

Productivity Tools

Cinegy includes various tools to improve the workflow and productivity.

You can connect to a Cinegy Archive database, change the video settings, use messenger for better collaboration, check your system log or use the navigator for file or internet browsing.

Solution

Cinegy software provides customers with a complete production environment, capable of managing content of the highest quality from broadcast, HD or film productions while improving speed and efficiency in all aspects of the production process.

Amino DHCP Configuration for Windows DHCP Servers

Amino set top boxes [STB] are a favourite little unit, found in many Cinegy offices and customer sites around the world. They are a great balance between price and features, and for those times when you just need a quick converter box between IP and HDMI they are perfect. However, to get the most out of them, you really need an easy way to manage a fleet of such boxes – and commanding them via DHCP options is the best way to do this! Follow this simple guide, and you too can shortly have your own small army of STBs doing your bidding…​