The "General" tab allows user to define the following settings:

  • Instance name – enter the desired title to be used as the custom instance name.

    Select the "Embed name in the output user data if possible" for the custom instance name to be embedded into the as-run log file name as a prefix, as well as into the output RTP stream, letting other Cinegy applications, like Cinegy Multiviewer, decode and display this name. For details, please refer to the "Decode UMD info" option in the Cinegy Multiviewer Configurator.

  • Video file to play in the event of error – this video file will automatically replace any playlist item which cannot be played or unavailable and will be played in a loop until the next valid item is started. If unset, the Cinegy Playout engine will play color bars. No audio will be played until a dedicated audio file is defined (see below).

  • Audio file to play in the event of error – this audio file will be automatically played in a loop on top of the replacement video file (see above).

    It is possible to define the Cinegy Playout engine behaviour in the event of an error. For file sources define the video and audio files to be played instead of the corrupted or unavailable playlist item. For live items the black frame is displayed by default. Also there is a setting in the Cinegy Playout instance configuration file to display the last frame after live input video loss. The "InputHoldTime" parameter can have the following values: 1 - a black frame is displayed; 0 - the last frame available before input video loss is displayed. Besides, it is possible to define the time in milliseconds to display the last frame available before input video loss and after that the black frame will be displayed. The configuration file is stored at the following location: C:\ProgramData\Cinegy\CinegyAir\Config\Instance-n.Config.xml, where n is the Cinegy Playout instance number.
  • On start immediately switch to live – check the option to enable instant live playback directly on the engine start.

    If this option is selected, it is possible to overlay the graphics objects over the live item.

    Refer to the Live Switch Events paragraph to get more information on graphics overlay implementation for live items.
    • Target aspect ratio – choose between the available options to adjust the graphics objects display over the live item. Select the "From AFD" option to keep the original aspect ratio of a default live item. If the "Squeeze" option is selected, the target video stream is adjusted to fill the entire frame.

    • Audio matrix templates file – selecting the "On start immediately switch to live" option allows defining the audio matrix that will be used for audio mixing. Choose the audio matrix template file in the "Default profile" list:

  • Use remote Event Manager server – select the checkbox and specify a remote server running Cinegy Event Manager to control the 3rd party baseband routers or other devices.

    To get more information on secondary events, refer to the Secondary Events paragraph in the Cinegy Air Manual.