Release Notes

Cinegy Air 11.1

Cinegy Air Release: 11.1

Cinegy Air Build:

Release Date: February 1, 2017

Compatible with: Cinegy Desktop 10.X

Major Improvements

Cinegy Playout

  • various issues with some specific MP4, MOV and MPG4 files are fixed

Cinegy Air PRO

  • the 64-bit application is introduced

  • a confirmation dialog is displayed if the appended playlist is going to interrupt the playback

  • improved performance with multiple channels sharing one playlist

  • automatic playlist append function is implemented

  • a notification on application start is displayed whenever collaboration mode is enabled

  • the built-in clip viewer now renders Cinegy Type and Cinegy Titler secondary events as long as they belong to the item mark In/Out range

  • the name of a Live item with an edited stream URL is now preserved between sessions

  • drag-and-drop of RTP/UDP URLs in Live item properties is now supported

  • audio volume level is now preserved on playout restart

  • the application now automatically restores the playlist from backup if the main file is broken

  • Cinegy Archive preset metadata is copied to the playlist as editable strings

Cinegy Studio PRO

  • a new shortcut allowing to start all cued items simultaneously is implemented

  • TXT, RTF, DOC and DOCX files can be dragged-and-dropped directly into the playlist as items for Cinegy Prompter

  • the application now connects to only those devices which are configured and made visible in UI

  • a "local" checkbox is added to every device in the configurator

  • default layouts are included

Cinegy Type

  • digital clock formatting options are extended

  • countdown timer can now be linked to a fixed date or specific playlist item

  • image size is now preserved correctly when using value replacement

Cinegy EAS Gateway

  • secondary events control via HTTP server is supported

  • inbound audio presence checks are implemented

Known Limitations

These limitations will be addressed in the next releases.
  • Closed Captions, OP47 teletext and custom RTP labels are destroyed by NVidia GPU encoder set to B frames.

  • Flickering and other artefacts appear in MPEG-2 RTP output when the stream bitrate is set to extremely low value.

Cinegy Air 11.0

Cinegy Air Release: 11.0

Cinegy Air Build:

Release Date: September 1, 2016

Compatible with: Cinegy Desktop 10.X

Cinegy Air 11 is a major new update to the Cinegy Air platform, with numerous new features. As with every major release of software, we have worked hard at Cinegy to ensure that this release is tested and proven stable. Nevertheless, we would recommend all customers take care to review this software version before replacing broadcast critical on-air systems and evaluate the changes in functionality carefully. We hope you enjoy this new software, please take a moment to review the long list of improvements and changes below.

Major Improvements

Cinegy Playout

  • 50/60 fps HD and UHD TV formats are supported

  • Dolby® E encoding and decoding is now supported (certification pending)

  • a simple R128 loudness limiter is introduced

  • NVidia GPU accelerated H.264 and HEVC streaming is implemented

  • AJA Corvid 44 board and Deltacast 3G boards are supported

  • "Bypass" function will now connect the default instance input with all outputs once invoked

  • realtime preview of a cued live item is generated and visible in all control panels

  • MXF embedded OP42/47 subtitles are encoded into RTP and HD-SDI outputs as DVB teletext

  • OP47 teletext live pass-through is implemented for RTP and HD-SDI

  • proxy settings are simplified and proxy presets are introduced

  • Key&Fill mode is supported with AJA and Blackmagic Design SDI boards

  • shared RAM I/O is introduced to let multiple Cinegy products exchange uncompressed realtime video feeds within the same machine

  • HTTP API is extended to expose Bypass, CG Off and Black switches and direct access to Cinegy Type subsystem

  • H.264 CPU or GPU based preview is introduced

  • 3rd party EPG integration is implemented

  • XAVC and AVCI decoding and playback is improved

  • DNxHD playback is now available with no additional installation required

  • next generation hardware-independent channel branding option Cinegy Titler is introduced

With this release, Cinegy Titler is provided strictly for experimental purposes, i.e. very intensive testing is required prior to any live application. The Cinegy Titler creative tool is only available to customers with valid Service Level Agreement (SLA). Please contact your Cinegy sales representative for details and further guidance.

Cinegy Air PRO and SOLO

  • user interface has been made customizable and is optimized for better compatibility with Windows 10 desktop scaling settings and UHD screens

  • once connection to playout engines is lost, application will keep trying to reconnect automatically

  • gang control of multiple channels sharing the same playlist is implemented

  • Dolby® E encoder in Audio Profile Editor is supported

  • currently playing item can now be split or its mark out point can be changed

  • batch replace/update with <Ctrl/Alt>+drag-and-drop is introduced

  • dummy items can now have In/Out points and metadata

  • the marker indicating the point of interruption for unfinished items is preserved regardless of the next item start method

  • time counters to monitor automatic opt-out and multichannel variation content per hour are introduced

  • new keyboard shortcuts for realtime audio volume control are supported

  • drag-and-drop insert function is now supported for MCRList playlists

  • the NDS Integration installer is removed from the Air PRO package and only available on request

Cinegy Studio PRO and SOLO

  • user interface has been optimized for better compatibility with Windows 10 desktop scaling settings and UHD screens

  • vertical and horizontal timeline views are introduced

  • Media Pool is made a part of the Rundown panel thus enabling simultaneous display of Media Pool and Inventory Browser

  • "On Air" mode and rundown timers are streamlined and simplified

  • multiple items can now be copied, their start triggers changed and "favorite" secondary events inserted simultaneously

  • switching of currently played item end trigger, between "loop" and "play once", is now available

  • Graphics scene countdown timer behavior is improved

  • a "Reset" button to cancel the current on-air item is added to Video 1-3 and Prompter panels

  • Cinegy Studio Legacy is discontinued and removed from the Studio PRO installation package

Cinegy Air PRO and Studio PRO

  • clip preview option via Blackmagic Design and DVS boards is implemented

Cinegy Type

  • Cinegy Type Studio control panel is rebranded to Cinegy CG and now has a dedicated installer within the Cinegy Air PRO package

  • the Cinegy CG application can now be configured to control more than two Cinegy Playout engines

  • Cinegy Titler scenes are now supported in Cinegy CG control panel

  • "Exit loop" function for Cinegy Type is implemented in Cinegy Air, Cinegy Studio and Cinegy CG applications

  • "Mute" button is added to the Cinegy CG user interface

  • Cinegy Type root path override option is added to the scene preview window in Cinegy CG and Cinegy Air

  • path to a text file sourcing variable is not displayed when unavailable

  • anamorphic scaling is implemented

  • Cinegy Type installer incorporating Type editor tool is made a part of Air PRO package

  • the right-to-left languages support is improved

  • automatic word wrapping can be now deactivated

Cinegy Prompter

  • a stream name can be embedded into the RTP output allowing Cinegy Multiviewer to display it in UMD

Cinegy EAS Gateway

  • GPIO inputs on Digigram boards are now supported for receiving STOP messages from 3rd party EAS units

  • EAS Gateway installer is removed from the Cinegy Air PRO package and is only available on request