In order to provide full fail-safe broadcasting, the following configuration models are available for each channel:

Note
Configuration models cannot be set in playlist editor mode.

Single Machine Configuration

This configuration model allows you to use a single machine in the network to edit your playlists and perform the playout session.

Press the "…​" button to locate a current computer or simply enter its local IP address to the "Engine 1" field or select the "Local" checkbox.

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Press the "…​" button to open the "Playlist location" dialog box and define the active playlist storage folder. There you can browse for the "*.MCRactive" playlist file location. To create a new file, enter a unique file name in the text box and press the "OK" button.

The "*.MCRactive" file is a unique file. When you work in one of the control modes and close the Cinegy Air application, the current on-air playlist will automatically be saved with the *.MCRactive extension in the folder specified via Cinegy Air Configurator.

When you launch Cinegy Air, the active playlist will be restored from *.MCRactive.

Note
If you do not provide a path and a file name, the "OK" button will remain inactive.

The following diagram represents the single machine setup:

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One Cinegy Air Client and One Playout Server

Browse for "Engine 1" to locate the playout server.

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The following diagram represents this configuration: one Cinegy Air client and one playout server.

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One Cinegy Air Client and Two Playout Servers

This is an advanced playout mode. To enable this mode, use three computers: one Cinegy Air client, and two servers – master and slave.

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Browse to the "Engine 1" location you would like to use as a master playout server. Mark the checkbox next to "Engine 2" and browse to the location of the slave server.

The following diagram represents this configuration with one Cinegy Air client and two playout servers:

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Both playbacks are independently backed up. There is no single point of failure. If the master playout server is disconnected, broadcasting will automatically be switched over to the slave playout server.

Two Cinegy Air Clients, One Shared Playlist and One Playout Server

To configure this mode, set the same playlist path for the master Cinegy Air client and slave Cinegy Air client, then browse the common playout server in the "Engine 1" field.

The configuration for both master and slave Cinegy Air clients is as follows:

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Simultaneous Playlist Editing

Simultaneous playlist editing from both stations is impossible. When editing a shared playlist on either client station, the applied changes become visible on the other client station only after reconnection. If the playlist was edited on one of the client stations, the other clients station should be reconnected and the following dialog appears:

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The options are to reload the updated playlist to the Cinegy Air playlist panel, leave the loaded playlist and establish connection, or cancel connecting to Cinegy playout.

Alternatively, the "Shared playlist" option can be used to work on one playlist from two stations. This option should be enabled on both stations. Any changes made to a playlist on the active station will be visible on the other Cinegy Air client.

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The following diagram represents this configuration: two Cinegy Air clients, one shared playlist, and one playout server.

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The scheme described above provides simultaneous work of two Cinegy Air clients with the same shared playlist, which is played back from a single-connected playout server.

Two Cinegy Air Clients, One Shared Playlist and Two Playout Servers

To configure this mode, set the same playlist path for both the master Cinegy Air client and the slave Cinegy Air client. Set the fields "Engine 1" and "Engine 2" to be the same for each of the Cinegy Air clients. The playout commutation master/slave is available in this mode.

The configuration for both master and slave Cinegy Air clients is as follows:

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This configuration is the most fail-safe mode. Both Cinegy Air clients and both playout servers are independently backed up. The presence of the change over device in the scheme enables switching of the master/slave playout servers.

The following diagram represents this configuration: two Cinegy Air clients, one shared playlist and two playout servers.

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Two Cinegy Air Clients and Two Playout Servers

To configure this mode, set different playlist paths for master Cinegy Air client and slave Cinegy Air client, but browse the same playout servers (master and slave) for each Cinegy Air client.

The configuration for each Cinegy Air client is as follows:

Master Cinegy Air client configuration

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Slave Cinegy Air client configuration

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The following diagram represents this configuration: two Cinegy Air clients, two playlists and two playout servers.

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This mode is fail-safe: both editing and playback are independently backed up. The change over device will quickly respond in the case of signal point failure. Each Cinegy Air client has its own playlist, which can be immediately started if needed (e.g. to replace one broadcasting scheme with another). The process of switching takes about two seconds.

Note
Even if the playout connection is lost, the on-air time countdown will go on. So, master/slave active playlists will switch for going on-air every 15 – 20 seconds until you press the "Release" button in the On/Off menu for disconnected Cinegy Air to cease such commutation.
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