In control mode you can do nearly all operations that you can do in playlist editor mode with the following difference: the item will be copied in case you wish to move passed, on-air or cued items.

Important
Refer to the articles from the Handling Items section for detailed descriptions of working with items.

The playlist items are played back one by one from the first clocked item on the schedule in accordance to the following item start time. If there is a gap between successive items, the last frame of the previous played item will be broadcast until the new item goes on-air.

The on-air item can be edited. Once the item currently being broadcast is opened in the Clip Viewer, it is possible to define the Out point or split this item at the selected position, with a 3-second safety margin. When the item is split, the remaining part is placed as a separate item in the playlist right beneath the on-air item and automatically cued.

Item Status, Coloring and Font

All items in the playlist have a background color. The color changes according to the item status. The coloring and styles of the playlist entry can also be changed according to playlist programming.

Status

The statuses1column displays the possible status values of an item. In playlist editor mode they are:

statuses passive fmt1

the item is ready for playout

statuses passive fmt2

the item is skipped

statuses passive fmt3

live item

statuses passive fmt4

dummy item

statuses passive fmt5

the item is empty

In control mode possible status values of an item are as follows:

statuses active fmt1

the item is already broadcast

statuses active fmt2

the item is on-air

statuses active fmt3

the item is ready for playout

statuses active fmt4

the item is skipped

statuses active fmt5

live item

statuses active fmt6

the item is cued

statuses active fmt7

dummy item

statuses active fmt8

the item is empty

Coloring

coloring
Note
To disable the use of italic fonts in the playlist‘s editable fields, deselect the "Use italic font for the editable fields" option in the "Preferences" window. Refer to the Preferences article for details.

Proxied Items

With the item proxying feature configured in Cinegy Playout, every item will be proxied in the background process. The items proxy status is shown in % in the "Proxy" playlist column:

proxy
Note
The proxy value for the on-air item only shows a rate of proxying for the material yet to be played back without regard to the part that has already been played back.

In order to use the item proxying during the ingest, the duration for the item being ingested should be set precisely. If the number of frames is unknown, 0 frames should be defined (e.g. 01:40:35:00).

Note
For the items to be successfully proxied, the ingest progress for the current item should be at least 3%; for short items this value should be not less than 1.5%. Then the proxying of the item inserted into the playlist should reach 10% rate and then it will be ready to be sent on-air.

Coloring

Different proxying stages are shown with different colors:

proxy_blue

The proxy status of the item currently being proxied is shown in blue.

proxy_black

The proxy status of the item not being proxied at the moment is shown in black.

proxy_grey

The proxy status of the item currently being uploaded from the proxy server is shown in grey.

proxy_red

The red background of the proxy status indicates the item source unavailability or failure when reading the item. When this occurs with the on-air item, the progress of proxying is counted backwards and proxied media is played back directly from the proxy folder.

proxy_yellow

The yellow background indicates that the whole item or some part of the item was proxied with autodegradation (in lower quality).

Important
Quality degradation should be enabled on the "Proxy" tab of the Cinegy Playout Configurator. Refer to the Proxy article in the Cinegy Playout Manual for detailed description of proxy setup.

The proxy creation progress of each item is also shown on the timeline in the form of a light blue progress bar:

proxy_progress_timeline

Drop Proxy

The "Drop proxy" option allows to rerun proxying of the defined item in the playlist. This command is available from the item context menu or via the "Drop proxy" command from the "Item" main menu:

Drop_proxy

This function can be used for items proxied with autodegradation while the high quality proxy files are needed; or when a problem during item proxying has occurred. All created proxy chunks are deleted and new item proxying starts.

Playlist Control

Delete to Top of List

You can delete as many expired items as needed by using the "Delete to top" option from the right-click menu or "Edit" main menu. All the items, from the selected expired item through to the top of the list, will be deleted.

Using the "Preferences…​" option from the context menu or "Edit" main menu you can set the number of expired items, which will be represented in the playlist before automatic deletion of any expired item.

Delete to Bottom of List

To delete all non-expired items from the selected one (inclusively) to the bottom of the playlist, use the "Delete to bottom " command from the context menu or "Edit" main menu.