The "Playback" tab allows defining the player mode, as well as configuring channels and devices:
Use the "Player mode" drop-down list to define the basic TV format system used for the Cinegy Playout server broadcasting:
Changing the player mode settings will reset the I/O and proxy settings to defaults:
Once Multichannel Output licensing option is present, a Cinegy Playout instance can run in simulcast mode having dedicated output devices for each TV format (channel).
Live input device can only be configured for the primary TV format (channel):
|To set the input device, choose the input device and press the "Change..." button. The following dialog box appears:|
Select one of the devices and press the "Next" button.
The following input devices are available:
Each channel can be configured to have multiple output devices that are used for simultaneous broadcasting.
The following illustration shows the playback configuration with the four channels set:
The following diagram shows the general structure of the playback performance:
|To add the output device for the selected channel, press the "Add device..." button. The following dialog box appears:|
The following output devices are available:
- DirectShow Output
- DVS Output
- Decklink Output
- AJA Output
- Deltacast Output
- RTP/UDP Output
- Windows Media Output
- MPEG Recorder Output
- Shared RAM Output
|To add another channel to the list of channels used for broadcasting, press the "Add channel..." button. The following dialog box appears:|
Here choose the video format for the channel being added.
|To change the channel or device configuration, choose the required item and press the "Change..." button. Make your changes in the configuration box that appears.|
|To delete a channel (except the first one) or an output device, select the required one and press the "Delete" button.|
Defines the maximum video buffer size on the playout server. The default and recommended value for all formats is 150.
Drop Frame Timecode
Check the "Drop Frame timecode" option to enable the NTSC time compensated mode.
Use the drop-down list to select the desired feedback codec:
Key&Fill Mode (via RGBA Output)
Cinegy Playout can be set up to work in the Key&Fill mode allowing to superimpose titles or graphics over the video source using the video mixer upstream or downstream keyers.
The typical scenario using the Key&Fill mode is shown on the diagram below:
In this configuration Cinegy Playout generates the full frame from the Cinegy Type template, but on the transparent background, containing only the template objects on the output.
Then the external video mixer keyes this frame into the live video signal:
To set up the Key&Fill mode, do not specify the input device on the "Playback" tab and select the "RGBA Output" option. This will switch the video board to the RGBA 32bit mode and the card will output two SDI signal (Key and Fill) using "Output A" and "Output B" BNC connectors.