Important
For the list of supported video boards refer to Cinegy Air System Recommendations.

Screen Output

Output_device_DirectShow

Here define the following settings:

  • Output video to the screen – select the checkbox for the video to be put out to the screen.

  • Start in fullscreen – select the checkbox for the video to be put out in full-screen mode.

  • Monitor to use – choose the required monitor to be used from the drop-down list.

  • Audio device – choose the corresponding output audio device from the drop-down list.

identify_displays

Press the "Identify displays" button to detect and identify the additional monitor connected.

Note
The "Monitor to use" and "Audio device" lists depend on the hardware installed on the current PC.
Note
If the "Output video to the screen" option is unchecked, only audio will be broadcast without video (over the radio stations, for example).

DVS Output

DVS_output_settings

Here define the board number from 0 to 9 and the channel mode. Press the "Finish" button to set the DVS output device.

decklink_output

Here define the board number from 0 to 7 and press "Finish" to set the Decklink output device.

AJA Output

AJA_output

The following AJA output settings can be configured here:

  • Board number – define the board number from 0 to 7.

  • Channel number – use the drop-down list to select the channel number.

  • Analog output format – choose the appropriate analog video output format from the drop-down list for the analog video output signal.

  • Reference source – define the reference source for the AJA output device by choosing between Reference Input, SDI Input or Free Run from the drop-down list.

  • UHD mode – select the required UHD SDI mapping mode by choosing between Quadrant or 2SI options from the drop-down list.

    Important
    Only multichannel 3G boards are supported for UHD SDI mapping modes.
    Note
    Please note that using double-rate (p50 and p60) UHD formats requires four cables a(4x 3G) for both modes. For single-rate (p25 and p30) UHD formats four cables (4x 1,5G) are needed in Quad-link SDI - Square Division mode, whereas in 2SI mode two cables (2x 3G) are needed.
    Note
    Selecting UHD2160 TV format for 8-channel boards (DELTA-3G-elp-d 8c and Corvid88) is always subdivided for two UHD channels (0 and 1) in both SDI UHD mapping modes, even if single-rate (p25 and p30) UHD formats are used (2 connectors on each channels are free) the rest of connectors are not usable. It is possible to mix different SDI UHD mapping modes within one card (for example use Corvid88 or DELTA-3G-elp-d 8c) as UHD Quad Link SDI input device and UHD 2SI SDI output device simultaneously.

Press "Finish" to complete the setup and assign AJA as the output device for the current channel.

AJA IP Output

AJA IP Output Settings

AJA_ip_output

The following AJA IP output settings can be configured here:

  • Board number – define the board number from 0 to 7.

  • Channel number – use the drop-down list to select the channel number from 0 to 7.

  • Reference source – define the reference source for the AJA IP output device by choosing between Reference Input, IP Input or Free Run from the drop-down list.

  • SFP 1 IP – define the appropriate SFP 1 IP address.

  • SFP 1 mask – enter the SFP 1 subnet mask.

  • SFP 1 gateway – specify your SFP 1 gateway address.

Note
"SFP 2" settings are similar to those defined for "SFP 1".

AJA IP Output Destination Settings

AJA_ip_output_destination

Check the options below to define the needed parameters:

  • Source port – define the source port number.

  • Destination IP – enter the destination IP address.

  • Destination port – enter the destination port number.

  • TTL – defines time-to-live for transmission of relay packets, used to control the number of router hops a packet is permitted to make before being dropped.

    Important
    Refer to the network technical documentation for more information on the TTL option.
  • SSRC – define the unique synchronization source.

Select the "SMPTE 2022-7 secondary" checkbox to specify the secondary port parameters.

Once the settings are set up, press the "Finish" button for the changes to be applied.

Deltacast Output

Deltacast_output

The following Deltacast output settings can be configured here:

  • Board number – define the board number from 0 to 7.

  • Channel number – define the channel number from 0 to 7.

  • Total output channels for bi-directional board – use the drop-down list to define the total number of output channels. The "Do not change" option means that the previously configured input and output channels division will be preserved.

    Note
    This setting is only topical for the new generation versatile Deltacast cards that support channels direction configuration.
  • Reference source – choose the reference source for the Deltacast output device from the drop-down list.

  • UHD mode – select the required UHD SDI mapping mode by choosing between Quadrant or 2SI options presented in the drop-down list.

    Important
    Refer to the AJA Output device configuration description for more information on UHD SDI mapping modes.

Press "Finish" to complete the setup and assign Deltacast as the output device for the current channel.

Note
If the wrong version of Deltacast board driver is installed, the playout engine will not run. In Activity Log there will be the following error message: ERROR: Cannot initialize playout. Code = 0x8007007F.

Deltacast IP Output

Deltacast IP Output Settings

delatacast_ip_output

On the first tab, define the following Deltacast IP output settings:

  • Board number – define the board number from 0 to 7.

  • Channel number – define the channel number from 0 to 7.

  • Reference source – define the reference source for the Deltacast IP output device by choosing between "Internal" and "External" from the drop-down list.

  • SFP 1 IP – define the appropriate SFP 1 IP address in the address field.

  • SFP 2 IP – define the appropriate SFP 2 IP address in the address field.

Deltacast IP Output Destination Settings

delatacast_ip_destination_output

The following Deltacast IP output destination settings can be configured here:

  • Source port – define the source port number.

  • Destination IP – enter the destination IP address.

  • Destination MAC – enter the destination MAC address.

  • Destination port – enter the destination port number.

Note
The "SMPTE 2022-7 secondary" settings are similar to those defined for "Primary".

Once the settings are set up, press the "Finish" button for the changes to be applied.

For.A HVS-100TB2 Output

hvs_output_settings

Define the board number from 0 to 7 and channel number from 0 to 4 for the For.A HVS-100TB2 output device.

Press "Finish to apply the changes.

RTP/UDP Output

Network Settings

RTP_UDP_output_network_settings

The following RTP/UDP/SRT output network settings should be configured here:

  • Broadcast mode – here choose the broadcast transmission method (unicast or multicast).

    Note
    The SRT protocol is currently supported in unicast mode only.
  • IP address – in the unicast mode, enter the destination station address and port. In the multicast mode, enter the IP and port of the multicast group that will be used for multicasting.

  • Stream – here choose the stream protocol type (RTP, UDP or SRT).

    Note
    The SRT protocol is currently supported in unicast mode only. Refer to this paragraph for details on SRT protocol setup.
  • TS packets – specify the number of transport stream packets placed in the payload portion of the RTP/UDP/SRT packet.

    Important
    Refer to the network technical documentation for more information on the RTP, UDP and SRT packets.
  • Multicast source IP master – here choose the IP address of the local network adapter to be used for multicasting.

  • Multicast source IP backup – here choose the IP address of the local network adapter to be used for multicasting instead of the master IP.

    Note
    It is recommended to set up the static IP address for this adapter. The "Multicast source IP master" and "Multicast source IP backup" parameters affect the multicast mode only.
  • TTL – here define the number of routers (hops) that multicast traffic is permitted to pass through before expiring on the network.

    Note
    The "TTL" parameter affects the multicast mode only.
    Important
    Refer to the network technical documentation for more information on the TTL option.
  • FEC – the parity packets generated for any stream which can be used to correct missing data due to packet loss; check this option and define the rows and columns values in the corresponding fields.

    Note
    The "FEC" parameter affects the RTP mode only.
  • Register output – this option allows you to register the output stream on the Cinegy Route Directory Server in order to be used by other Cinegy IP-based broadcast components as an RTP/UDP input. In this case, enter the Route Directory Server IP and output stream ID (as stream name).

    Note
    No special symbols can be used for the stream ID, alphanumeric only and space symbol are allowed.
    Note
    The "Register output" parameter affects the multicast mode only.

Press the "Next" button to continue RTP/UDP output configuration.

SRT Protocol Setup

SRT (Secure, Reliable Transport) is an open source video transport protocol which operates as unicast UDP, that is the broadcast mode must be set to unicast. Then "SRT" should be selected from the "Stream" drop-down list.

SRT can act in two modes: as caller and as listener which differ by the IPv4 address within the URL.

In a caller mode, a source or destination device acts as the initiator of an SRT connection. The caller device must know the public IP address and port number of the listener. The URL of receiver in a caller mode should contain the specific address of the source of the SRT packets, for example:

srt://10.186.3.41:9000

In this case, the application receiving the stream will reach out to the specified address and request an SRT stream is sent to that calling application on UDP port 9000. Before the request, and in case when the request is terminated or connection is lost, no traffic will flow from the source to the receiver (unlike with a static unicast configuration where the sender continuously streams packets regardless of any receiver state). This is useful when defining and starting a new receiving operation without reconfiguration of a sender, for example a mobile device requesting the output of Cinegy Air Engine or Cinegy Multiviewer over Wi-Fi or LTE for a short confidence check of that output.

In a listener mode, a device waits for a request to open an SRT connection. The listener device only needs to know that it should listen for SRT packets on a certain port. The URL of the receiver in a listener mode should not refer to any specific address as a source of SRT packets, for example:

srt://0.0.0.0:9000

In this case, the application receiving the stream will accept the first valid SRT streams sent to UDP port 9000. This allows a receiver to wait for a sending device to choose to send material to the input, allowing the receiver to wait in a configured state while a sender is set up or adjusted later. This is useful for defining a receiver that can retain a static configuration at runtime while senders are altered, for example allowing Cinegy Multiviewer to listen for incoming streams from a mobile device or uplinked studio.

Preprocess Settings

The pre-process allows you to downscale input video raster and decrease the framerate of the selected video to the size most suitable for broadcasting (for example, in the web).

preprocess_settings

Here define the parameters of input video raster to be pre-scaled to specified resolutions.

In this dialog select the "Enable preprocess" checkbox to define the following parameters:

  • Width – specify the output horizontal size of the coded picture, in pixels.

  • Height – specify the output vertical size of the coded picture in pixels.

  • Frame rate – use the drop-down list to define the nearest appropriate frame rate.

For example, you may downscale video from 1920x1080 to 1440x1080, 852x480, 640x360, 544x576 or other for all supported codecs, and reduce frame rate from 50 to 25 or from 59.94 to 29.97 fps.

Press the "Next" button to continue RTP/UDP output configuration.

Transport Settings

RTP_UDP_output_transport_settings

In this dialog you can define the following RTP/UDP output transport settings:

  • Program number – define the program PID that will be used.

  • PMT PID – define the Program Map Table PID value.

  • Transport ID – define the label that identifies the Transport Stream from any other multiplex within a network.

Note
You can set up manually the maximum bitrate of MPEG transport stream which includes video, audio, data and other streams. Please keep in mind that this value should be greater than the sum of all bitrates plus some overhead to cover local spikes on complicated scenes.
  • PCR PID – define the Program Clock Reference PID value.

  • Transport rate – select the checkbox and define the transport rate value in Kb per second.

  • SCTE35 cueing messages stream PID – select the checkbox and define the PID value to enable SCTE35 messaging.

  • OP47 subtitle stream PID – select the checkbox and define the PID value to enable VANC tracks in the playlist containing OP47 data packets.

Note
SCTE104 messages are embedded in VANC at line 11. It can be disabled by setting the hidden line number parameter to 0. Decoding of the SCTE104 messaging is not currently supported.

Press the "Next" button to continue RTP/UDP output configuration.

Video Settings

RTP_UDP_output_video_settings

In this dialog you can define the following RTP/UDP output video settings:

  • Video PID – define the video stream PID in the program.

  • Video encoder – define the video encoder type. Select the corresponding option from the drop-down list to choose MPEG-2, H.264, H.264 NVidia GPU, HEVC NVidia GPU, Daniel2, Daniel2 NVidia GPU or AVCI/AVCU video encoder type and configure its settings in the table on the right.

  • Video bitrate – define the bitrate value used for compression.

  • Rate mode – choose either VBR (variable bitrate) or CBR (constant bitrate) mode by selecting the corresponding option from the drop-down list.

  • Chroma format – define the color space (4:2:0 or 4:2:2) by selecting the corresponding option from the drop-down list.

  • Bit Depth – choose whether 8- or 10-bit stream processing should be used.

  • GOP – choose the Group of Picture (GOP) structure of the resulting stream from the drop-down list and define the GOP length in frames.

  • Adaptive GOP – select this option to allow GOP to be of variable length.

  • Interlace coding mode – define the frame-coding rule (frame or field) in the current stream by selecting the corresponding option from the drop-down list.

  • H.264 entropy coding mode – define the coding mode for the H.264 video encoder by selecting the corresponding option from the drop-down list.

  • Coding window – define decoder buffer delay that allows optimizing the quality parameters for coding the GOP. Increasing the delay value improves the quality.

    Note
    It is not recommended to change the "Coding window" default value, as it is verified by Cinegy and ensure the most efficient configuration.
Note
Some parameters may vary or be missing depending on the selected video encoder.
Note
The HEVC NVidia GPU encoder should only be selected with a suitable NVidia video board installed. Particular attention should be paid when configuring the HEVC NVidia GPU encoder to match the capabilities of the video card installed.
Note
The AVCI/AVCU encoder is properly supported for HD or UHD TV format only.

Having configured the encoding settings, press the "Next" button to continue RTP/UDP output configuration.

Audio Settings

RTP_UDP_output_audio_settings

By default, this dialog contains the "S0" audio source of the MPEG Layer II audio type with the 384 kbit/s bit rate. You can edit it according to your needs by selecting a different audio source number, type and bit rate from the corresponding drop-down lists. You can also change PID of the current audio source and specify the three-letter ISO code of the language to be added to the stream via the keyboard in the corresponding fields.

Note
If you select the audio type that already contains bit rate in its name, the corresponding field in the "Bit Rate" column will be disabled.

To add another audio source, press the "Add" button and edit its parameters in the table as described above. Use the "Delete" button to remove an audio source from the list.

Press "Finish to apply the changes.

Shared RAM Output

The Shared RAM output can be used to send a live uncompressed stream to another Cinegy application installed on the same machine, e.g. Cinegy Capture, Cinegy Live, Cinegy Multiviewer or another Cinegy Playout instance.

Define the following parameters for the Shared RAM output device:

shared_ram_output_settings
  • Output name – define the name for your output device via the keyboard.

  • Global namespace – check the option to enable sharing between several users on the machine, or between applications and services.

Note
If the "Global namespace" option is selected, the engine should be started using the "Run as administrator" command; otherwise the engine will not start.

Press "Finish to apply the changes.

NDI Output

ndi-output_settings

Here define NDI output name in the respective field. Press the "Finish" button for the changes to apply.