Multi channel control mode enables broadcasting different playlists to multiple channels simultaneously. To activate this mode, select the "Multi channel control" from the "Application mode" drop-down list.

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The following diagram represents the multi channel control mode configuration:

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Global Settings

Specify the interface language using the "Language" drop-down list.

Select the "Connect automatically" checkbox to enable the Cinegy Air PRO application to automatically connect to the playout server(s) on startup and upon disconnect.

Select the "Swap control monitors" checkbox to swap the position of the control monitors on the playout control panel.

The "Edit custom metadata" option defines whether user is allowed to edit custom metadata in the Cinegy Air playlist. If this option is not set, user can edit only the Name and Comments values. If this option is set, user can edit the playlist item description and any custom metadata fields.

If the built-in Cinegy Browser is not required in Cinegy Air and you also have Cinegy Desktop installed, select the "Don’t use Cinegy Browser" option.

In the "User log folder" field, specify the folder locations where the user log files will be stored. To do this, use the "…​" button or enter the path via the keyboard.

The "Alerts log folder" field specifies the alerts log files location.

In the "EPG configuration file" field, define the EPG configuration file location.

Channels Setup

The list of channels that can be used for broadcasting is prepared here.

Each channel can be configured individually. Select the desired channel from the list and set up its parameters.

Important
Refer to the Single Channel Control article for a detailed information on channel setup.
Note
In order to prevent the time differences between the control and playout stations, all Cinegy Air clients take the current time from the playout server.

Click the empty line underneath the list of channels to add a new channel for broadcasting.

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Note
Once the channel is created, its name is written in red until you specify its playlist and engine parameters. These two obligatory parameters are also outlined with a red box.
Caution
Controlling remote instances and defining the secondary (slave) engine in multi channel control mode is not supported in Cinegy Air SOLO.

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Press this button to delete the selected channel.

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Use these buttons to change the channels order.

You can set up the configuration model for each channel separately.

Shared Playlist

Check this option if you want multiple playout engines to follow the same playlist, for example in a multi-region broadcasting scenario. The Cue Selected and Cue Started operations will affect all engines sharing the same playlist. Use Multichannel Variation blocks to create the "opt out" window for a region-specific content or commercials on all the channels.