Audio Profile Editor is a separate application within the Cinegy Air installation that provides an easy, convenient and intuitive interface for creating and editing audio profiles. Audio mapping profiles, audio ducking profiles and Dolby® Digital and Dolby® E Professional Encoder profiles can be managed here.
Audio Profile Editor
The Audio Profile Editor window consists of two panels:
The left panel contains three groups of profiles:
When expanding each group, the list of the corresponding profiles is displayed.
The right panel displays the details and commands for working with the selected profile.
To load a previously created profile in the XML format, press the "Load" button and browse for the required file using the common "Open" dialog.
Having finished working with the profiles, press the "Save" button to save the audio matrix presets in a separate XML file. The common "Save As" dialog will open asking you to specify the name and location of the XML file.
Press "OK" to save the changes and close the Audio Profile Editor window. If no changes should be applied, press the "Cancel" button.
In order for the custom profiles to be available during the Cinegy Air playlist composing, the saved audio matrix presets XML file should be specified in the Cinegy Air configurator.
|Refer to the Configuration section for more information about specifying audio matrix presets in the Cinegy Air configurator.|
Audio Mapping Profiles
The profiles for mapping audio inputs to audio outputs are managed in the "Audio Mapping Profiles" paragraph of Audio Profile Editor.
The sample audio mapping profile is included to give the starting point for creating a custom profile.
Choose the "Sample" subcategory in "Audio Mapping Profiles"; the right panel will display the details and default description of the selected profile:
To get familiar with the audio matrices, use the "Edit profile…" link. The "Matrix Editor" will open. It is described later in this article.
Creating a New Profile
To create a new audio mapping profile, select the title of the corresponding section and use the "Create new profile" link:
The default details of the newly created profile will be displayed on the right panel of the window:
You can specify the profile description entering the desired text in the "Description" field.
Audio Matrix Editor
Proceed with specifying the profile parameters and use the "Edit profile…" link. The following window will open:
The Matrix Editor provides a graphic interface for routing and mixing different input channels to different outputs. Each input can be routed to any combination of outputs. Several input channels can be connected to one output channel at the same time. In this case, the signals are mixed together.
To change the default profile name, enter a new one in the "Name" field.
Select the "Default" checkbox to make the profile being edited a default profile used for new items added to the Cinegy Air playlist. The default profile is displayed in bold in the corresponding profiles drop-down list in Audio Profile Editor.
The "Dimension" drop-down list allows you to choose the audio matrix grid size, i.e. a number of input and output channels.
By default each output channel is set to receive only the signal from the corresponding input channel.
To create a mix, use the corresponding adjustment controls. While keeping the left mouse button pressed over the control, move the mouse left or right; the current value is shown as a decimal below the adjustment knob. The minimum, maximum and middle values can be set simply by clicking on the desired value displayed around the adjustment knob. The exact value can also be entered in the field below.
The zero value means that the input channel is routed to the output channel without any additional mixes. The "-100" value disables the input channel from mixing and deactivates the control.
Having specified the necessary input-to-output relations, press "OK" to finish the profile creation.
To delete a profile, select it in the "Audio Mapping Profiles" list on the left panel and use the "Remove profile" link.
Audio Ducking Profiles
The audio ducking profiles are necessary for using the audio ducking feature.
|Refer to the Audio Ducking paragraph for detailed information on audio ducking.|
The process of creating and editing audio ducking profiles is similar to that for audio mapping profiles described in the previous paragraph.
The Matrix Editor for audio ducking profile is as follows:
The "Main Level" slider defines the audio attenuation level of the main signal (all channels) before merging it with the ducking signal.
The matrix specifies the mixing pattern of the ducking signal.
Audio Encoder Profiles
The "Audio Encoder Profiles" section allows you to manage Dolby® Digital and Dolby® E Professional Encoder profiles:
To create a new profile, select the "Audio Encoder Profiles" section on the left panel of Audio Profile Editor and use the "Create new profile" link; the following information will be displayed on the right panel:
Enter the name and description for the new profile in the corresponding fields on the right panel.
The metadata channel number, encoding type, and the summary information about the encoder settings are displayed in the separate section. To change the encoder settings, use the "Edit…" link; the "Dolby Digital Professional Encoder Settings" dialog will appear.
|Refer to the Dolby® Digital Encoding Settings paragraph in the Cinegy Playout manual for a detailed description of the Dolby® Digital Encoder settings.|
To add a new metadata channel, press the "Add channel" button. You can change the metadata channel number from the drop-down list if necessary. To remove the specified metadata channel, use the corresponding "Remove" link. In order to delete the whole profile, press the "Remove profile" button.