Use this tab to define general settings and output parameters of the built-in clip viewer.


General Settings

Specify the interface language using the "Language" drop-down list.

In the "User log folder" field, specify the folder location where the user log files will be stored. To do this, use the "…​" button or enter the path via the keyboard.

The "Metadata editing" option defines whether a user is allowed to edit custom metadata in the Cinegy Air playlist. Choose between the following options:


The "Enabled" option allows user to edit the playlist item description and any custom metadata fields.

When the "Disable" option is selected, all custom metadata fields (internal and fields defined in Cinegy Archive), predefined fields (Name, Description, Traffic ID, Subtitle ID) can not be edited for the playlist item inserted from Cinegy Archive or file storage.

When the "Disable Archive fields" option is selected, for the playlist item inserted from Cinegy Archive the predefined fields and fields defined in Cinegy Archive can not be edited, while internal custom metadata fields can be edited. If the item was inserted from the file storage, all its custom metadata fields and predefined fields can be edited.

The item comment can be edited regardless of "Metadata editing" option state.

Desktop Player

Select the desired option from the "Desktop player" drop-down list:


"Standard desktop player" is set by default.

It is recommended to select "DVS desktop player" or "Blackmagic Design desktop player" when only the corresponding board is physically present.

With "Standard desktop player", the deinterlacing is performed on your graphics card. The quality of deinterlacing depends on the card itself and its driver settings.

However, you can switch deinterlacing permanently on or off or deinterlace only in pause:

  • Deinterlace – use the drop-down list to select deinterlace type:






    "Still" (paused)


  • Show Start/End Hints – enable/disable start and end hints in the clip viewer.



    "Start" hint

    "End" hint

  • Show Media Offline Hint – enable/disable the "Media offline" message for the item when its media is offline.

With output set to "DVS desktop player" or "Blackmagic Design desktop player", a drop-down list will appear allowing you to select the desired video format for the SDI output.



If there are Cinegy Air PRO Web API services installed, select the corresponding option to automatically start them on Cinegy Air control application start. Once selected, define the location of the Web service EXE file.

For workflows where two Cinegy Air clients are working with one Cinegy Playout engine and the Web API service is launched, closing one Cinegy Air client will not automatically reconnect the other.
Please contact Cinegy Professional Services for details of Cinegy Air PRO Web API services configuration.