Release Notes

Cinegy Air 21.2 RC2

Cinegy Air Release: 21.2 RC2

Cinegy Air Build: 21.2.0.4190.25006

Cinegy Titler Build: 21.2.137.3598

Cinegy Cinecoder Version: 3.33.54.32690

Cinegy ML Version: 7.4.50286.5324

Compatible with: Cinegy Desktop 14.X+

Release Date: June 24, 2021

Caution
Before you start the installation, it is recommended to uninstall any previous versions of Cinegy Air components that you may have on your machine.

Major Improvements & Defects Fixed

Cinegy Air PRO and SOLO

  • Fixed displaying of extra buttons in the Cinegy Air PRO configurator in the Russian interface (defect 14987)

  • Added missing files to the support folder for the Cinegy EAS Gateway and Cinegy Prompter applications (defect 13103)

  • Fixed an issue with updating the interface coloring caused by updating events on an inactive client (defect 15008, ticket EBW-674-90324)

Cinegy Playout

  • Increased upper limit of board number to 15 for Blackmagic Design graphics card (defect 15006, ticket CMS-686-49929)

  • Fixed issue with skips when starting multiple templates simultaneously (defect 14824, ticket FSP-514-29174) – still under long-running tests

Cinegy Studio PRO and SOLO

  • Fixed empty value of instance number field set by default (defect 14985)

  • Fixed issue with auto-update of Rundowns and Media Pool playlists when working in multi-control mode (defects 15013, 15035, ticket IMV-581-43510)

  • Fixed issue with "Auto" trigger when on-air graphics item is hidden (defect 15033)

Cinegy CG

  • Increased upper limit of server instance to 32 (US 7012)

Known Issues

  • Nvidia RTX and other Turing-generation GPU boards no longer support interlace H.264 encoding. This applies to all versions of any Cinegy software supporting GPU encoding and is a hardware limitation of the Nvidia boards. Pascal and earlier boards are not affected. If using GPU accelerated Nvidia features, please be careful to match your settings to the capabilities of your board. Cinegy Playout provides Pseudo Interlace mode to overcome these limitation, but please be aware this may only be compatible with other Cinegy software.

  • Cinegy Playout engine crashes during high GPU load are registered when using latest NVIDIA driver version. The recommended driver version is Quadro Desktop Driver Release 430 (ODE) versions NVIDIA driver.

  • Some JPEG2000 OP1A files will fail to read correctly, and will not proxy. JPEG2000 support should be considered experimental at this time.

  • AAC audio in Cinegy Air control application preview is distorted in some cases.

Cinegy Air 21.2 RC1

Cinegy Air Release: 21.2 RC1

Cinegy Air Build: 21.2.0.4156.24852

Cinegy Titler Build: 21.2.135.30218

Cinegy Cinecoder Version: 3.33.54.32690

Cinegy ML Version: 7.4.49378.6732

Compatible with: Cinegy Desktop 14.X+

Release Date: May 20, 2021

Caution
Before you start the installation, it is recommended to uninstall any previous versions of Cinegy Air components that you may have on your machine.
Caution
AC-3 encoding libraries no longer included in this product. If you currently use AC-3 encoding features, please contact support before proceeding with any upgrade. AC-3 decoding is now built-in, and no longer requires any specific licenses to operate.
Note
This release includes a version numbering change to align with the new Cinegy year/month release scheme. This release number is equivalent to v15.1 in the old scheme, and can be considered part of the v15.x branch for servicing and support purposes.

Major Improvements & Defects Fixed

Cinegy Air PRO and SOLO

  • Implemented embedded Cinegy Route Source Browser (defect 9075)

  • Supported alpha channel processing in media coded with TechSmith Codec (defect 14849)

  • Fixed skipping of the first item in a loop if the second item in the loop is on-air (defect 14614)

  • Fixed incorrect work of "Combine selected" command in blocks for items played in a loop (defect 14618)

  • Fixed incorrect variance calculation for items with join-in-progress trigger (defect 14608)

  • Fixed applying of changes for secondary events to all channels for on-air item in multichannel variation mode (defect 14620)

  • Fixed resetting the manual start trigger when deleting an item with manual end trigger from multichannel variation block (defect 14646)

  • Fixed setting the manual start trigger in normal blocks after creating Live item in multichannel variation block (defect 14645)

  • Improved playlist scrolling on the timeline (defect 14647)

  • Fixed CinegyAirServerEx process closing after confirming error in the warning message (defect 14677)

  • Fixed CC and teletext decoding of double-rate formats files (defect 14778)

  • Fixed absence of input signal in Live item when GPU video effects accelerator is used (defect 14745)

  • Fixed processing of files recorded by Cinegy Capture through midnight (defect 14844)

Cinegy Playout

  • AC-3 decoding is now implemented using Cinecoder natively, and is included as part of the standard core engine license (US 7007)

  • Added reading of some specific OGG files (defect 14710)

  • Fixed fading of audio in the first frame of the item with Fade In enabled (defect 14724)

Cinegy Studio PRO and SOLO

  • Fixed exception throwing after double-clicking the Story caption in vertical or horizontal timeline (defect 14656)

  • Fixed changing the Story status after manually cueing the item in Cinegy Archive mode (defect 14663)

  • Fixed loosing and resetting the cued status of the item after enabling global loop mode (defects 14673, 14671)

  • Fixed special items creation after staring the application or after deleting the Story when no item or Story is selected (defect 14813)

  • "Auto" trigger may now be set to a cued item that is placed below on-air item but doesn’t follow it (US 6991)

  • Fixed "Auto" trigger can be set to cued item above/below on-air item if the Default items start mode is switched to "Auto" (defect 14921)

  • Added new facility to broadcast Story non-consecutively while in on-air mode (US 6997)

Cinegy CG

  • Various minor UI improvements (defects 14723, 14711, 14732, 14843, 14851, 14852)

  • Fixed Cinegy Titler template displaying in the "Load Template" window if network location is selected as repository (defect 14626)

  • Added ability to customize shortcut to enable/disable the Voiceover button in the "Shortcuts setup" window (defect 14713)

Cinegy Event Manager

  • Add support for multiple key/value elements within Cavena subs plugin (US 6984)

  • Cavena multi-channel LOAD causes repeated stop/start events (defect 14885)

Cinegy Air 15.0

Cinegy Air Release: 15.0

Cinegy Air Build: 15.0.0.4038.23281

Cinegy Titler Build: 16.1.120.28826

Release Date: January 21, 2021

Compatible with: Cinegy Desktop 14.X+

Caution
Before you start the installation, it is recommended to uninstall any previous versions of Cinegy Air components that you may have on your machine.
Caution
AC-3 encoding / decoding libraries are now made available to Cinegy Playout via a separate installation process. If you require AC-3 features, please ensure you have access to these installation packages before proceeding with any upgrade.

Major Improvements & Defects Fixed

Cinegy Air PRO and SOLO

  • On-air items can now be edited within Cinegy Air control (secondary events can be changed etc.)

  • Audio ducking extended to accommodate Live audio inputs for RTP, SRT, and SDI inputs

  • Single command clears down all active graphics layers in playlist item

  • Cinegy Route integrated into secondary event service menu

  • Improved color coding of *.MCRitems status in playlist

  • Auto update of *.MCRitems in playlist. Items brought from a Sequence in Cinegy Desktop can be selected for updating automatically within the playlist by selecting this feature in the Cinegy Air Control Configurator

  • Preview window displays exit/loop behavior of graphics events within playlist

  • Voiceover audio input added to CG panel

  • Copy and paste for blocks improved to standardize behavior and make selection more obvious by block highlighting

  • Added, to the Cinegy Air Clip Viewer, single click selecting an audio track in SOLO mode (toggle all on / all off)

  • A new ‘breaking live’ button is added, which effectively pauses the on-air item and goes to live, providing an easier path to come back to where a playlist was before the event

  • Added various changes and improvements to the way selected items are highlighted in the GUI following manipulation. General GUI operation improvements of items and blocks

  • Improved the way start time on item start is updated

  • Removed official support of Cinegy Type

  • Added highlighting updates for non-MAM playlist items in playlist grid and functionality for accepting/declining updates

  • Implemented copying of read-only fields content for the playlist item

  • Extended functionality finding playlist items

  • Details of client connected station status are added to REST XML

  • Implemented extensive placeholders indication in the playlist grid

  • Implemented Cinegy Web API services automatic launching option

  • Extended Air HTTP API to give access to cued and on-air items status information

  • Introduced an option to disable mapped network drive to UNC auto-mapping

Cinegy Playout

  • Added "PSEUDO_INTERLACE" mode to NVidia H264 / H265 encoders

  • Improved SCTE-35 frame accuracy

  • Added support for DTMF Tones, listen and transmit

  • SCTE104 decoding and processing

  • Reworked Default RTP input functionality

  • Added teletext stream PID, bitrate and descriptor setting to RTP output

  • Introduced option to automatically return SCTE-35 messages

  • Extended maximum proxy size to 100TB

Cinegy Titler

  • General improvements to variables editing

  • Cinegy Type is no longer supported

Cinegy Studio PRO and SOLO

  • Improved search results from within Cinegy Studio panels

  • Implemented option for automatic start of rundown items

  • Cinegy Titler is defined as a default option for graphics device

Known Issues

  • Nvidia RTX and other Turing-generation GPU boards no longer support interlace H.264 encoding. This applies to all versions of any Cinegy software supporting GPU encoding and is a hardware limitation of the Nvidia boards. Pascal and earlier boards are not affected. If using GPU accelerated Nvidia features, please be careful to match your settings to the capabilities of your board. Cinegy Playout provides Pseudo Interlace mode to overcome these limitation, but please be aware this may only be compatible with other Cinegy software.

  • Cinegy Playout engine crashes during high GPU load are registered when using latest NVIDIA driver version. The recommended driver version is Quadro Desktop Driver Release 430 (ODE) versions NVIDIA driver.

  • The EAS Gateway and Prompter applications are missing some packages inside the support folder. Please install Cinegy Air control application on any machine needing these applications first, then install these applications via the MSI packages instead of using the setup.exe program file.

  • Some JPEG2000 OP1A files will fail to read correctly, and will not proxy. JPEG2000 support should be considered experimental at this time.

  • AAC audio in Cinegy Air control application preview is distorted in some cases.