The main window is divided into three parts:


The main window may also contain the "Cinegy Browser", "Cinegy Search" and "File Browser" tabs (on the left) if they are enabled via "View" main menu command.

Playlist Caption

The caption of the Cinegy Air window in playlist editor mode displays the Cinegy Air version and the name of the currently open playlist. The following illustration displays the Cinegy Air PRO version:

If a playlist contains any unsaved changes, its name in the caption will be marked with an asterisk.

Playlist Panel

The playlist panel is always available. Playlists are represented in the form of a table. Each row contains detailed information about each Cinegy Air playlist item. The playlist panel view can be adjusted to show only the columns that you wish to see.

Column Management

Column headers of the playlist table contain the database field names. Numerous fields exist to control the playlist. If the column is out of view in the main window, it can be shown by horizontal scrolling of the playlist table. Each column can be resized by positioning the mouse pointer on the grid line between the field names, and dragging the sizing tool left or right to adjust the column size.

The playlist panel view can be configured using the "Show columns" dialog. To invoke the dialog, right-click the table header and click the "Customize…​" command or use the "Customize columns" command from the "Edit" main menu:


The following dialog appears:


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Use the "Move up" and "Move down" buttons to reorder the columns.


Press the "Reset" button to return to the default settings.

The column names in the list on the left show the columns that are not included into the current view. The list on the right shows the columns that are included in the current view. To add a column to the view, select the column name from the list on the left hand side and press the "Add –>" button. To remove a column, select it in the right hand side list and press the "<– Remove" button.

Cinegy Air provides the possibility to enter and edit custom metadata values directly in the playlist table.


To create a new playlist column for custom metadata, press the "Create…​" button.

The following dialog appears allowing you to set the custom column name and its data type:


The data type in the column can be plain text or boolean value.

Having specified the column parameters, press "OK". The custom column will be added to the list, marked with an asterisk:


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Use the "Delete" button to remove the custom metadata column from the playlist table. This button is active only for custom metadata columns selected in the list on the right.

Column Overview

The leftmost column displays a line numbering. The programs dates and blocks names are shown in a tree-like structure in the next column. Each program or block can be collapsed/expanded if necessary.

A quick overview of the columns available in the playlist panel view is given below.

Column Description


Cinegy Air uses the following start trigger types displayed in the "Start" column of the playlist panel: "Follow", "Clocked" and "Join-in-progress".

Start Time

In this column, the manually entered or automatically calculated start time of the Cinegy Air playlist item is shown.


This column displays the "Manual end" trigger. Also the corresponding icons for the items included into the loop playback are displayed in this column.


This column displays the names of the programs and the Cinegy Air playlist items.


The icon in the "S" column shows the item source. For example, a live item is indicated by a camera icon, a dummy item is indicated by an empty crossed circle icon.


This column contains the item description.


Here you can add your own comments.


In this column the duration is shown in hours:minutes:seconds:frames.


This column displays any timecode inconsistencies regarding start time and duration of previous and next items.


Here the proxy status of the item is displayed in %.

Please note, the item proxying is not supported in Cinegy Air SOLO.


This column displays each playlist item status. The status of items can be "live", "skipped", "ready for playout" etc.


This column is headed with an arrow icon. It displays the command number and the presence of a logotype specified for the current item.

In and Out

The In and Out timecodes for each item are shown in these two columns.

Orig Asp

This column defines the original aspect ratio of a playlist item.

Targ Asp

This column defines the target aspect ratio of a playlist item.


This column displays the number of audio channels that a playlist item contains.

Audio Mtx

This column defines the audio matrix preset used for playlist items playback.

Audio Enc

This column defines the audio encoding profile containing Dolby® Digital Professional Encoder settings.

Traffic ID

Here the information about connection with the 3rd party Traffic applications is displayed.

Subtitle ID

This column defines the subtitle ID value of playlist item.


This column defines the EPG ID value. This value is editable only for programs; items inherit the value automatically, so that this field is read-only for them.

The EPG ID value is processed in event only with the EPG event properly configured via Cinegy Playout configurator.


This column shows if any SRT/STL subtitles are attached to a playlist item.

Text Size

To change the font size of the currently open playlist, select the desired size in the "Text size" submenu of the "View" main menu:

This option affects the appearance of the current playlist only.

Collapse and Expand

These functions are available for both program and block contents. To collapse or expand all of the playlist components, use the corresponding command from the main menu ("View" > "Expand/Collapse"):

  • Collapse all – collapse all playlist components up to the program items.

  • Expand all – expand all playlist components.

  • Expand to blocks – expand all playlist components up to the block items.

Selective Collapsing and Expanding

To collapse or expand a single program or block, click the corresponding sign, either "+" or "–" on the left of the program date or the block name:


Row Height

The playlist row height can be changed by positioning the mouse pointer to the first column with the rows numbering and dragging the sizing tool up or down to adjust the rows height. To reset the rows default height, use the "Reset rows height" command from the "View" main menu.

Item Editor Panel

The buttons located on this panel allow you to view and edit the selected Cinegy Air playlist items, add blocks and items (LIVE, DUMMY, NOTE, etc.), easily navigate through the list, remove or skip items, control start time and duration, and set the trigger type for the selected item.

This panel can be toggled using the "Item Editor" command from the "View" main menu:


Secondary Events

The "Secondary Events" command shows/hides the secondary events grid. The secondary events table provides an interface for managing events from external devices for the selected item.


For convenience in work with Cinegy Air according to your requirements, assign the shortcut keys using the "Keyboard…​" command from the "Edit" main menu:


The "Customize Keyboard" dialog appears:


Select the required command by navigating in the "Categories" and "Commands" fields. The selected command description is displayed in the "Description" field.

The categories list of the "Customize Keyboard" dialog differs depending on the application mode: the categories supported in playlist editor mode only are not available in single/multi channel control mode and vice versa.

The "Current keys" field displays all the assigned shortcuts for the selected command, if any.

Remove button

To delete an existing shortcut, select it from the list and press the "Remove" button.

Assign button

To assign a new shortcut for the selected command, press the desired keys combination in the "Press new shortcut key" field and press the "Assign" button. If the specified shortcut is already enabled to any other command, the corresponding command name will appear in the "Currently assigned" field. Pressing the "Assign" button in this case enables the entered shortcut for the selected command anyway.

Reset all button

To reset all the changes, press the "Reset All…​" button.

Close button

Press the "Close" button to confirm the changes and close the dialog box.