The control mode interface is made up of six panels:

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The Control Mode Interface Sample

It is also possible to enable Cinegy Browser, Cinegy Search and/or File Browser plug-ins for the convenient playlist preparation and searching required media files. Enable the necessary plug-in via the "View" main menu.

The panels can be shown or hidden according to your needs. Select or deselect the corresponding panel in the "View" main menu.

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For example, if only on-air control and playlist panels are needed, the window will look as follows:

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Playlist Caption

The Cinegy Air window caption displays the version number, the currently open playlist name, and the playout server.

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The main application menu provides access to the commands for working with a playlist and its items. In control mode it looks as follows:

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Note
The "Playout" menu is not available in playlist editor mode.

On-Air Control Panel

Here you will find the countdown and clock displays of the current on-air item, as well as the system time and buttons that control playback.

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Playout Control Panel

The playout control panel is only available in control mode. There are two control monitors. The first monitor (on the left) shows the item that is currently being broadcast. The second monitor (on the right) shows the first frame of the next cued item that will be broadcast next.

ControlPanel

It is possible to swap the position of the control monitors. To do this, open the Cinegy Air configurator and select the "Swap control monitors" checkbox:

SwapMonitor

To show or hide (toggle) the playout control panel, use the Ctrl+P keyboard shortcut set by default or use the "View" main menu > "Playout control panel".

Important
It is possible to reassign the default shortcut used to show/hide the playout control panel and to add a new combination(s) via the keyboard customizer. Refer to the Keyboard paragraph for more information about the keyboard customization.

VANC Data Display

Note
If a media file contains VANC (Vertical Ancillary Data Space) data, it will be displayed on the playout control panel on the corresponding control monitor.

The following VANC information is available in Cinegy Air:

  • CC (Closed Captions) – indicates if closed captions are present in the current media file.

  • AFD (Active Format Description) – displays the active picture aspect ratio.

  • PR (Parental Rating) – displays the TV parental guidelines rating of the current media content.

AFD Data

The following table shows the AFD codes for different aspect ratios of the active image:

Target Aspect Ratio AFD Code

16:9 output

4:3

1001

14:9

1011

16:9

1000

otherwise

1000

4:3 output

4:3

1000

14:9

1011

16:9

1010

otherwise

1000

Playlist Panel

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The playlist in control mode is similar to the playlist in playlist editor mode. All columns are available to you and can be managed using the "Customize" column management tool. All items in the playlist have a background color that changes depending on the item status.

Important
Refer to the Playlist Editor Mode article for full details on all available columns and their management.
Important
Refer to the Item Status, Coloring and Font paragraph for details about playlist coloring.

Timeline

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The timeline panel represents the playlist as a horizontal timeline with the corresponding coloring. The current playout position is marked with a red triangle.

Important
Refer to the Timeline article for more details.

Item Editor Panel

ItemEditorPanel

The item editor panel is used to edit individual items, add items, new blocks and new programs to the playlist and navigate through the playlist. The preview window is located on the left of this panel. It shows the first frame of the selected item.

To show or hide (toggle) the item editor panel, use the Ctrl+E keyboard shortcut set by default or use the main menu "View" > "Item Editor" command.

Important
It is possible to reassign the default shortcut used to show/hide the item editor panel and to add a new combination(s) via the keyboard customizer. Refer to the Keyboard paragraph for more information about the keyboard customization.

Secondary Events Panel

CommandPanel

This panel provides an interface to manage secondary events from external devices for the selected item.

The secondary events panel can be hidden using the main menu "View" > "Item editing panel" > "Secondary events" command.