The following items can be added to a playlist: media files in Cinegy Air supported formats (mxf, mpg, mp4, avi, dv, wmv, bmp, jpg, gif, tif etc.), clips, Sequences, special items like live, dummy and note items.

Use the "Insert" command from the "Item" main menu for adding items to the playlist:

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To add a live item, a dummy item or insert a new comment to the playlist, select the corresponding command from the submenu.

Adding Items

There are various ways to add an item (e.g. Sequence, clip from a Roll or ClipBin) to the playlist:

  • by dragging-and-dropping the corresponding MCRitems from the shared folder (inventory) via the Windows Explorer or File Browser;

  • by dragging-and-dropping clip or Sequence directly from Cinegy Browser or from Cinegy Search

  • using the "Insert" command from the "Item" main menu for adding previously created via Cinegy Desktop MCRItems

The ways of adding items to the playlist are described in detail further in this arcticle.

Drag-and-Drop via File Browser

Use File Browser to navigate through local or removable media or folders (e.g. shared inventory folder) where *.MCRitem files are stored. Select an item and add it to the playlist via drag-and-drop. It is also possible to select multiple items and add them all to the playlist at the same time.

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Drag-and-Drop via Cinegy Browser

Use Cinegy Browser mode to navigate to the desired item in the Cinegy Archive database; select the item and add it to the playlist via drag-and-drop.

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Using the "Insert" Command

To add the desired MCRitems or item(s) in a Cinegy Air supported format, click the "Insert" > "Item(s)…​" command. The "Open" dialog box appears:

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Browse for the file storage folder. Select one or several items in *.MCRitem format or change the "Files of type" option to "All files" and select files in any Cinegy Air supported format. Press "Open" to add selected files to the playlist.

Important
The item(s) will be inserted with the aspect ratio, defined in the Cinegy Air Configurator. For more details, see the Aspect Ratio paragraph.

If selected media files are not supported by Cinegy Air, the following error message appears:

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Important
Refer to the Integration with Desktop manual for more details on creating MCRitems.
Caution
If you are using footage from a removable media, and the media becomes unavailable, the item will be shown as media offline in your playlist.
Important
Learn more about media offline in this article.

Drag-and-Drop of Items via Windows Explorer

When composing a playlist, single or multiple Cinegy Air playlist items can be dragged-and-dropped from the Microsoft Windows Explorer. Use the Windows Explorer to navigate through local or removable media (e.g. shared inventory folder), select the item or items and add these to the playlist via drag-and-drop.

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If there are items already present in the playlist, the new items will be inserted above the currently selected item.

If you inserting an item into a newly created empty playlist, the program metadata will be substituted by the item metadata. Any subsequent items inserted will not affect the program metadata.

Note
To disable this feature, remove the selection of the "Auto-propagate metadata to a program" option in the "Preferences" dialog.

The diagram below demonstrates different ways of adding items to a playlist, as described previously in this article.

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Inserting Items to Empty Playlist

The "Insert items" window appears after you add a new playlist or when you add one or more items to the empty playlist table either in single channel or multi channel control mode:

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Here you can set the exact time and date when the inserted item will go on-air.

The same window appears after you have added the follow item type to the end of the composed playlist after the last item had been broadcast in one of the control modes.

Important
Refer to the Single Channel Control article for details about working in single channel control mode.
Note
The items in the playlist for the current 24 hours are displayed in bold in one of the control modes.

Source Error

Ensure that all the items being added to the playlist are of the compatible TV formats.

Otherwise, the following error message appears:

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