Release Notes

Cinegy Air 21.9 Release 2

Cinegy Air Release: 21.9 R2

Cinegy Air Build: 21.9.0.4590.30813

Cinegy Titler Build: 21.9.140.15309

Cinegy Cinecoder Version: 3.34.40.12817

Cinegy ML Version: 7.5.55072.4011

Compatible with: Cinegy Desktop 14.X+

Release Date: July 28, 2022

Caution
Cinegy Air version 21.9 R2 contains support for the latest NVIDIA boards which are only supported in newer NVIDIA drivers which in turn require a newer SDK to be utilised. This therefore means that the Cinegy Air v21.9 R2 release requires a minimum NVIDIA driver version of 452.39. Until other Cinegy software products are updated to utilise the newer NVIDIA SDK, such as Cinegy Capture and Cinegy Multiviewer, customers should avoid where possible running them on the same machine as Cinegy Air. Please ensure that you have confirmed that the OS under which you are running Cinegy Air and the model of NVIDIA board which you are using are supported in the version of the NVIDIA driver you choose before starting any upgrades.
Caution
Please note that before you start the installation, it is required to manually uninstall all Cinegy Air and Cinegy Titler components that you may have on your machine.
Caution
Configuration made in Cinegy Playout v21.9 is incompatible with previous versions; thus, in case of a downgrade, the Cinegy Playout engines will not migrate the settings, and the configuration should be reset manually.
Caution
Daniel 2 GPU encoding/decoding performance balance is shifted. Daniel 2 decoder is approximately 10% slower, while Daniel 2 GPU encoder is approximately 10% quicker. Please carry out performance testing on your system before using Cinegy Air 21.9 R2 version.
Note
To optimize performance of your NVIDIA graphic board, it is recommended to use the "Prefer maximum performance" value for the "Power management mode" parameter in the NVIDIA Control Panel.

Major Improvements

Important
Please read the Cinegy Air 21.9 – What’s New post to get acquainted with information about new useful features and important enhancements in Cinegy Air v21.9.

Cinegy Air

  • service log is extended on connecting to master and slave engines (task 4986)

  • supported In/Out points preserving during update of file-based playlist items (defect 15810)

  • fixed incorrect block pasting into a completely played program (defect 15770)

  • fixed crashing due to GDI objects leaking after opening CG Browser with extensive list of Cinegy Titler templates (defect 15262)

  • fixed Cinegy Air control application hiding behind a window of another application during start up, if is run from C:\Program Files\Cinegy\Cinegy Air PRO\CinegyAir.exe (defect 15745)

  • fixed incorrect timezone display on the Clock panel (defect 15783)

  • fixed incorrect vertical positioning in STL subtitles (defect 15798)

  • fixed memory leak on rendering subtitles containing vertical alignment on the first phrase with several lines of text (defect 15813, ticket HER-110-13936)

Cinegy Playout

  • fixed H.264 decoding from MP4 files containing 2 consecutive IDR frames with the same idr_pic_id (defect 15737)

  • fixed H.264 decoding from TS files (defect 15764)

  • fixed HEVC 10 bit decoding from TS files (defect 15324)

  • supported AVC Intra 50 decoding from MOV and MP4 files (defect 15757)

  • fixed redistributable c++ 2015-2022 package installation if v2017 package is installed on the machine (defect 15750)

  • fixed XDCAM decoding from MOV (defect 15736)

  • fixed frames skipping in the NDI v5.x input for progressive TV formats (defect 15768)

  • fixed the wrong NDI input handling with TV format mismatch (defect 15806)

  • fixed decoding of the NDI stream that contains only audio stream if the Video&Audio input mode is selected (defect 15766)

  • fixed incorrect color processing during NDI stream generation when RGBA mode is selected in Cinegy Playout engine settings (defect 15731)

  • fixed retaining the last valid frame for NDI input when the signal is lost and InputHoldTime is specified (defect 15711)

  • fixed the Cinegy Playout engine crash on closing media files with H.264, Daniel 2 codec (defect 15785)

  • fixed the Cinegy Playout engine hanging on decoding files with Daniel 2 used in the Cinegy Titler template (defect 14261)

Known Issues

  • Cinegy File Browser is missing in Cinegy Studio x64.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • NDI version 5.x has the problem of frame skipping during interlaced streams decoding. As a workaround for interlaced steams decoding we recommend replacing Processing.NDI.Lib.x64.dll version 5.1.3 with version 4.5.3 in the Cinegy Playout engine installation folder. The Processing.NDI.Lib.x64.dll version 4.5.3 can be found in Cinegy Air 21.9 Release 1 or on the NewTek official site.

Cinegy Air 21.9 Release 2 Release Candidate

Cinegy Air Release: 21.9 R2 RC

Cinegy Air Build: 21.9.0.4535.17132

Cinegy Titler Build: 21.9.134.27283

Cinegy Cinecoder Version: 3.34.36.63974

Cinegy ML Version: 7.5.54412.5144

Compatible with: Cinegy Desktop 14.X+

Release Date: June 2, 2022

Caution
Please note that before you start the installation, it is required to manually uninstall all Cinegy Air and Cinegy Titler components that you may have on your machine.
Caution
Configuration made in Cinegy Playout v21.9 is incompatible with previous versions; thus, in case of a downgrade, the Cinegy Playout engines will not migrate the settings, and the configuration should be reset manually.
Caution
The minimal supported NVIDIA driver version is 452.39
Caution
Daniel 2 GPU encoding/decoding performance balance is shifted. Daniel 2 decoder is approximately 10% slower, while Daniel 2 GPU encoder is approximately 10% quicker. Please carry out performance testing on your system before using Cinegy Air 21.9 R2 version.

Major Improvements

Important
Please read the Cinegy Air 21.9 – What’s New post to get acquainted with information about new useful features and important enhancements in Cinegy Air v21.9.

Cinegy Air

  • supported GPU decoding of H.264 from MOV, MP4 and MPEG-TS file

  • fixed incorrect block insertion after drag-and-drop between two other blocks when the first block is highlighted (defect 15288)

  • fixed "Previous event"/"Next event" command ignoring the interruption point if an item has configured In and Out points (defect 15383)

  • fixed incorrect variance calculation for items with clock trigger in NTSC playlist if there is a day shift (defect 15405)

  • fixed incorrect behavior when exiting from Live item with manual end trigger leads not to the next but to the second or later item, so that the first skipped event is incorrectly marked as played (defect 15401, ticket VND-695-85369)

  • fixed recalculating playlist item duration after replacing a source file on the storage with a file of smaller duration (defect 15413, ticket OUE-366-64309)

  • fixed incorrect playlist reloading into the Cinegy Playout engine after creation of a new block (defect 15381)

  • fixed occasional incorrect setting of In/Out points in Sequences after item updating in the playlist (defect 15210, ticket OQV-822-44007)

  • fixed occasional failure to update an item in the playlist after correcting master clip duration (defect 15533)

  • fixed incorrect timeline scrolling after clicking on а note item in the playlist (defect 15529, ticket URC-336-84328)

  • fixed occasional incorrect start time of an item, which is placed below the on-air item and started manually after new playlist insertion (defect 15150)

  • Cinegy Air Service: fixed procedure of storing information about changes of primary/secondary Cinegy Playout engines (defect 15624, ticket RHP-272-77419)

  • fixed ignoring the "Out of network" parameter by events with "splice immediate" flag (defect 15653, ticket VJW-859-35879)

  • fixed disabling of the "Delete program" option when no object is selected (defect 15264)

  • fixed crash on parsing SMPTE RDD-18 acquisition metadata when the set is split between ANC packages (defect 15709)

Cinegy Studio

  • fixed context menu call in Clip Viewer (defect 15382)

  • fixed reset of VANC settings after Clip Viewer is closed (defect 15431)

  • fixed loss of connection with the CAS when loading Rundown, if 8K TV format is active (defect 15473)

  • fixed issue with preserving Clip Viewer position between sessions (defect 15432)

Cinegy Playout

  • CUDA 11 is now supported (US 7187)

  • NDI 5.0 is now supported (US 7195)

  • extended the Cinegy Playout instance configuration file with an option to display the last frame after input video loss (US 7179)

Cinegy CG

  • fixed issue with variable update if focus is not shifted from the variable field (defect 15443)

  • fixed time delay after clicking on the "Play" and "Hide" buttons right after application start or idle state (defect 15637)

Cinegy Event Manager

  • improved Cavena subtitling functionality (ticket CQF-170-29195)

Cinegy EAS Gateway

  • improved installation and start of a service under a user (defect 8859)

Known Issues

  • Cinegy File Browser is missing in Cinegy Studio x64.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Color mismatch in NDI RGBA output.

Cinegy Air 21.9

Cinegy Air Release: 21.9 R1

Cinegy Air Build: 21.9.0.4339.28138

Cinegy Titler Build: 21.9.85.65157

Cinegy Cinecoder Version: 3.34.29.6519

Cinegy ML Version: 7.4.51486.1076

Compatible with: Cinegy Desktop 14.X+

Release Date: November 23, 2021

Caution
Please note that before you start the installation, it is required to manually uninstall all Cinegy Air and Cinegy Titler components that you may have on your machine.
Caution
Configuration made in Cinegy Playout v21.9 is incompatible with previous versions; thus, in case of a downgrade, the Cinegy Playout engines will not migrate the settings, and the configuration must be manually reset.
Caution
Windows Server 2022 is not yet qualified for use with Cinegy Air, and the latest qualified and recommended NVIDIA driver version remains the v430.х ODE driver set.

Major Improvements

Important
Please read the Cinegy Air 21.9 – What’s New post to get acquainted with information about new useful features and important enhancements in Cinegy Air v21.9.

Cinegy Air

  • color scheme of Cinegy Air configuration tool is changed to dark (US 6885)

  • subtitle insertion dialog default functionality is set to modern Titler renderer (US 7030)

  • templates are now always sorted alphabetically in the CG Browser during Cinegy Titler secondary event adding (defect 15252)

Cinegy Studio

  • application now uses 64-bit architecture

  • color scheme of Cinegy Studio configuration tool is changed to dark (US 6909)

  • the "Close" button is added on Rundown tab caption (US 6992)

  • implemented logging functionality (US 6875)

Cinegy Playout

  • AC-3 decoder is implemented (US 6968)

  • AC-3 encoder is implemented (US 6969)

  • AC-3 audio pre-filtering is supported (US 7063)

    Note
    Further details on the AC-3 encoder and decoder can be found in this article.
  • implemented SRT statistics collection and publishing (US 6966)

  • added settings for choosing audio channel for DTMF decoding (US 6804)

  • Cinegy Titler NDI live input is now supported as RGBA (with alpha channel support) (US 6375)

Cinegy Event Manager

  • added support for multiple key/value elements within Cavena subtitling plug in (US 6984)

Cinegy CG

  • application now uses 64-bit architecture

  • previously saved profiles are now sorted alphabetically in the dialog when one wants to load a profile (defect 15258)

Cinegy Prompter

  • application now uses 64-bit architecture

Cinegy EAS Gateway

  • application now uses 64-bit architecture

Other Improvements

  • Example of Cinegy As Run Processor PowerShell script is added to the installation package (defect 15277)

Known Issues

  • Cinegy File Browser is missing in Cinegy Studio x64

  • 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.

  • 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 21.9 Release Candidate 2

Cinegy Air Release: 21.9 RC2

Cinegy Air Build: 21.9.0.4326.64

Cinegy Titler Build: 21.9.85.65157

Cinegy Cinecoder Version: 3.34.29.6519

Cinegy ML Version: 7.4.51486.1076

Compatible with: Cinegy Desktop 14.X+

Release Date: November 9, 2021

Caution
Please note that before you start the installation, it is required to manually uninstall all Cinegy Air and Cinegy Titler components that you may have on your machine.
Caution
Configuration made in Cinegy Playout v21.9 is incompatible with previous versions; thus, in case of a downgrade, the Cinegy Playout engines will not migrate the settings, and the configuration must be manually reset.
Caution
Windows Server 2022 is not yet qualified for use with Cinegy Air, and the latest qualified and recommended NVIDIA driver version remains the v430.х ODE driver set.

Major Improvements & Defects Fixed

Cinegy Playout

  • change in previous build that reduced latency for H.264 and HEVC is reverted (fixes certain files that had freezing issues) (defect 15253)

Cinegy CG

  • previously saved profiles are now sorted alphabetically in the dialog when one wants to load a profile (defect 15258)

Cinegy Air 21.9 Release Candidate 1

Cinegy Air Release: 21.9 RC1

Cinegy Air Build: 21.9.0.4317.22543

Cinegy Titler Build: 21.9.85.65157

Cinegy Cinecoder Version: 3.34.29.6519

Cinegy ML Version: 7.4.51486.1076

Compatible with: Cinegy Desktop 14.X+

Release Date: October 28, 2021

Caution
Please note that before you start the installation, it is required to manually uninstall all Cinegy Air and Cinegy Titler components that you may have on your machine.
Caution
Configuration made in Cinegy Playout v21.9 is incompatible with previous versions; thus, in case of a downgrade, the Cinegy Playout engines will not migrate the settings, and the configuration must be manually reset.

Major Improvements & Defects Fixed

Cinegy Air

  • color scheme of Cinegy Air configuration tool is changed to dark (US 6885)

  • subtitle insertion dialog default functionality is set to modern Titler renderer (US 7030)

Cinegy Studio

  • application now uses 64-bit architecture

  • color scheme of Cinegy Studio configuration tool is changed to dark (US 6909)

  • the "Close" button is added on Rundown tab caption (US 6992)

  • implemented logging functionality (US 6875)

Cinegy Playout

  • AC-3 decoder is implemented (US 6968)

  • AC-3 encoder is implemented (US 6969)

  • AC-3 audio pre-filtering is supported (US 7063)

    Note
    Further details on the AC-3 encoder and decoder can be found in this article.
  • implemented SRT statistics collection and publishing (US 6966)

  • added settings for choosing audio channel for DTMF decoding (US 6804)

Cinegy Event Manager

  • added support for multiple key/value elements within Cavena subtitling plug in (US 6984)

Cinegy CG

  • application now uses 64-bit architecture

Cinegy Prompter

  • application now uses 64-bit architecture

Cinegy EAS Gateway

  • application now uses 64-bit architecture