Click the "Global parameters and settings" link. The "Cinegy system settings" dialog appears:

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Global Parameters

This dialog gives you access to a number of global system settings.

Audit

DBMail Profile

Here define the database mail profile containing settings used for event notifications sent from the SQL Server.

Enable Email

This option enables/disables sending of the event notifications via email.

Log Database

Here enter the name of the Cinegy Archive database, to which audit and application logs will be written. This log database can be created via Cinegy Archive Database Wizard.

Important
Refer to the Cinegy Archive Database Wizard Manual to learn how to create Cinegy Archive databases.

It is possible to write application logs to a separate database. Having a log database helps you to reduce the size of the main database preventing it from growing at the expense of the log records. Also in such a way, the performance of the main Cinegy Archive database will not be affected by the central log operations.

If this field is left empty, all audit and application logs will be written to the current database.

Note
Note that the log database must be on the same SQL Server as the main database.
Note
Please note, that all audit parameters are configured in the main database, while all audit and application logs are written to the log database.

To view the logs, open your log database in Cinegy Enterprise Manager and go to Audit and applications log.

Log Records Limit

Defines the maximum number of logs that can be created in the log database. When the defined number is reached, approximately third of the oldest logs is automatically deleted. Regular number of logs is maintained within the current maximum number range.

Use Audit

This option enables/disables the audit functionality.

Use the Central Log

This option enables/disables the use of the applications log.

Broadcast Messaging

Broadcast Messages

This option enables/disables the broadcast message subsystem.

Message Display

Defines the number of broadcast messages allowed to be displayed at the same time.

Message Display Period

Defines the time period value during which the broadcast message will be displayed.

Use ENTER to Send

This option enables/disables the broadcast message sending by pressing the "Enter" button.

Cinegy Messenger

If you are using the Cinegy Messenger tool, you should provide the name of the messenger server and the messenger server IP address (5222 is default).

Note
To disable Cinegy Messenger for all the clients, leave the fields empty.
Important
Cinegy Messenger is described in the Cinegy Messenger article of the Cinegy Desktop Manual.

Common Settings

Set Halt Flag

Set this option to interrupt the connection for all active Cinegy Desktop applications (for maintenance purpose). While this flag is set, all active Cinegy Desktop clients will be disconnected; no applications will be able to connect to the database.

Audiometer (DB)

Audiometer

"Audiometer (DB)" defines the 0dB level for the VU meter for all clients. Enter the value between the 0dB and the digital maximum (0dBFS; FS = full scale) or press the button_1button to use the scroll bar for these needs. In this case, you should select the audio value using the scroll; then press the "Apply" button for confirmation.

Audio meter_scroll

Important
Refer to the Working with Audio section in the Cinegy Desktop Manual for more details on the VU meter.

Check Ingest Fields

This option makes it necessary to fill in all mandatory ingest fields before the user can proceed with the ingest session.

Important
See the Descriptors, Presets article or refer to the Cinegy Ingest Manual for more details on the mandatory fields.

Clean Lock Records

This option enables the Cinegy Archive database to delete the lock records after you have unlocked the item. When this option is not set, the lock record remains in the Cinegy Archive database and this may cause growing of the table sizes for large databases.

Note
This feature can be useful when using large databases.

Create a Private Folder

This feature creates a private folder in the database for the user, logging for the first time. This option is recommended for a more organized Cinegy Archive database.

Create Roll Ingest Report

This option enables generation of a specific report in PDF format for any ingested Roll in Cinegy Desktop.

Important
Refer to the Ingest Reporting section in the Cinegy Desktop Manual for details on the ingest report feature.

Default RR

This parameter defines the default reading speed value used to calculate duration of the SOT blocks, ANCHOR blocks with no Presenter specified and VO blocks with no Author specified.

Default System TV Format

Here you should select the preferred TV format (e.g. NTSC 16:9) from the drop-down list. The defined TV format will be used by the system as the default TV format for all applications work with Cinegy Archive database.

Delete by Portions

Checking this option allows user to delete a large number of nodes by portions of defined amount.

Note
Set "Delete by portions" to zero to delete all nodes in a single operation.

Enumerate Clips in ClipBin

This option enables clip numbering globally in the entire Cinegy Archive database and displays clip numbers in user bins in Cinegy Desktop.

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Plugins Settings

Here you can set up target fields for ingested closed captions/subtitles or for speech-to-text recognition.

Use "Add" or "Remove" buttons to add or remove closed caption members. You can choose the descriptor for the selected closed caption members from the drop-down list and edit its "Name" in the plug-in properties menu.

pluginItemCollection

Recover Offline Files

Set this option to "True" to enable offline files restoration on the Cinegy media storage.

Sequence Autosave Timeout

This parameter defines the timeout in seconds after which the Sequence is saved automatically. Values below 30 sec will be replaced with the minimal value of 30 sec timeout. The negative value means no autosaving.

Show Total Children

Set this option to "True" to get the information about the total number of children objects located in the node. When the node is hovered over for the first time in the session, its number of children is calculated in the background. Next time the node is hovered over the tool-tip, it will display the total number of children.

Two variations of the tooltip are shown below: with the "Show total children" function enabled and disabled accordingly.

children_total_true

children_total_false

"Show total children" option set to TRUE

"Show total children" option set to FALSE

Story Autosave Timeout

This parameter defines the timeout in seconds after which the Story is saved automatically. Values below 30 sec will be replaced with the minimal value of 30 sec timeout. The negative value means no autosaving.

Unlock Objects on Start

Locked objects are available for editing only by the user who locked them. Thus, all the other users will have "read only" access to the locked objects.

This option permits you to unlock all the locked objects of the user on starting Cinegy Desktop. If for some reason there are locked objects left when a user session is finished, they will be unlocked when the owner logs in again.

Important
See also the Actions paragraph.

Update Interval

This parameter defines time interval (in seconds) for SQLMAMAccessor update queries.

Use Default Media Groups

Set this option to "True" to enable use of media groups marked as "Default" if no other media groups are available.

Use Rights for the Nodes

Cinegy Enterprise Manager has a rights management read-only parameter for the node access control. It displays the mode in which the Cinegy Archive database is working:

  • Use

    Node access is performed according to the permissions set up in the database.

  • Write, but not use

    Storing of the actual node permissions is retained, but not used when reading nodes. Newly created child nodes inherit permissions of parent nodes as usual.

  • Not use

    Recording of the existing node permissions is retained, but not used when reading. Newly created children do not inherit the permissions of the parent nodes.

Use the Dedicated Update Server

To get the updates from the dedicated server, enter the update server name in this field.

Note
To disable getting the updates from the dedicated server, leave the field empty.

Use the Roll Name in Clip Names

With this option set, Cinegy Desktop will name the media files on the Cinegy Archive content server using the actual Roll name at the beginning of the file name.

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Before you ingest anything, the "Roll info" dialog comes up. At the top, you will see the "Roll Name" field. This could be a normal word or macro. In our example, we are using the macros – %O (ingest operator), %D (date) and %T (time). The file name will be written on the Cinegy Archive content server as:

roll_name_1

Used Roll name in clip names

roll_name_2

Not used Roll name in clip names

Important
For further information about the Roll info fields of the Roll info and macros, read the Setting Up Roll Info article in the Cinegy Ingest Manual.

Use the Timecode in Clip Names

Set this option to force the system to add the start timecode to every master clip name on ingest.

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Autotimecode off

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Autotimecode on

Important
Refer to the Working with Timecodes section in the Cinegy Desktop Manual to learn more about timecodes.

Database

Alias

A user-defined name of the current database to be displayed in the Cinegy Desktop explorer tree is set here. Leave this field empty to keep the default Cinegy Archive database name.

Compatibility Checking

Set this option to "True" to enable the compatibility control of the Cinegy products currently installed on your machine with the Cinegy Archive database(s) to which you are connecting.

Note
The compatibility checking is performed on the Cinegy Desktop startup. In the case when the database is incompatible with the release version, you will be informed about this with the corresponding message.
Caution
It is not recommended to disable this option. This may lead to the unexpected behavior.

The following error will be displayed in case of the client application and database version incompatibility:

DatabaseMissmatchXP

Current Build

Here the current Cinegy Archive database build is displayed in the following format: xxxyymmddv.

where:

  • xxx – the Cinegy Archive database version;

  • yymmdd – the database creation date in the YearMonthDay format;

  • v – the Cinegy Archive Database Wizard version used for the database creation/upgrade.

Current Version

Here the current database version is displayed.

Note
The current version number is set automatically depending on the specified database.

Default Folders, Bins

Default Cinegy eXtreme Folder

Cinegy eXtreme is a postproduction application that can be integrated with Cinegy. Here you can define the location for the Cinegy eXtreme export Rolls. To do this, press the "Browse" button to select a different folder instead of "Default master clip folder".

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Search for the Cinegy eXtreme folder in the "Nodes" window and "Select" it.

Default Voice-over Folder

Here you can define the path to the voice-over bin the same way you did it for the Cinegy eXtreme folder.

ENPS, MOS

For proper connection to a supported newsroom system (e.g. Associated Press ENPS or Octopus), define correct settings for the MOS server and ENPS gateway.

Default MOS Version

Enter a version number of the supported MOS protocol.

Disconnect on Deactivation

Set this option to "True" to enable disconnection of the ActiveX component when closing its window.

ENPS Identifier

Enter the name of the MOS identifier for the ENPS server.

Media Group ID

Enter the media group identifier for the MOS ActiveX component.

MOS Identifier

Add the name of the MOS identifier. This name will also be used in the CynMOS.ini.

Expiration

Default Docs Expiration Units

An expiration timer provides timing of terminal date that is used as the default documents expiration date.

The default expiration date may be set in the following units: days, months or years.

To disable the documents expiration monitoring, set this option to "None".

Default Docs Expiration Value

Set the default documents expiration value in the specified expiration units.

Note
The default documents expiration date defined here can be used during the document import if the expiration period is set to "Database default" in the watch folder settings configurator.

Default Expiration Units

An expiration timer provides timing of terminal date that can be used as the default expiration date in the operations with expired objects by Cinegy Desktop plug-ins (for example, scheduled media cleaner).

The default expiration date may be set in the following units: days, months or years.

To disable the expiration monitoring, set this option to "None".

Default Expiration Value

Set the default expiration value in the specified expiration units.

Default Ingest Expiration Units

An expiration timer provides timing of terminal date that is used as the "Roll info" default expiration date. Here define the default expiration units (days, months or years).

Default Ingest Expiration Value

Set the default expiration value in the specified expiration units.

Note
You can change this expiration date for the selected Roll manually from the "Roll info" dialog in Cinegy Desktop.
Expiration_date

Federated search can be used to divert the search request to a specified web search engine. For example, if you want to use the Google search engine, enter http://www.google.com/search in the "URL" text field.

Note
To disable the Federated Search feature, leave the field empty.
Important
For further details refer to the Search section in the Cinegy Desktop Manual.

Interdatabase Operations

The "Allow to copy Rolls without footages" option is used when performing interdatabase operations. Set this option to "True" to enable copying Rolls between databases without their footages. The Rolls will share the same footages in Cinegy Archive.

Media Cleaner

Handle Duration

Defines the amount of extra material preserved at every boundary of the referenced material during media cleaning. Using handles allows you to avoid compression artifacts occurrence and enables proper de-trimming of the clips.

Note
The duration cannot be less than 1 second.

Remove Original Files

Set "Remove original files" to "True" to enable removing of the original files after media cleaning.

Unused Fragment Threshold

Here define the threshold value for unused fragment that will be removed during media cleaning, i.e. if unused fragment is less than defined value, there will be no cuts in a new footage at this point and the unused fragment will be included in the cleaned footage.

Note
The default value of the unused fragment threshold is 10 seconds.
Important
Refer to the Media Cleaner section in the Cinegy Desktop Manual to learn more about Cinegy Media Cleaner.

Reconnection

This option performs automatic reconnection to the server when Cinegy Desktop loses the connection.

Attempts

Defines the number of attempts to reconnect to the server. A value of -1 indicates that the number of reconnection attempts is unlimited (the client runtime attempts to connect to the server until it succeeds).

Timeout

Defines the time delay in seconds between reconnection attempts.

Search in Containers

This option enables/disables the object metadata search inside the containers.

Use Corrector

Set this option to "True" to enable the fuzzy search in Cinegy Desktop.

Important
Refer to the Fuzzy Search paragraph in the Cinegy Desktop Manual to learn more about the fuzzy search phrase corrector.

Use Predefined Fields

This option enables/disables the usage of the predefined descriptor fields during the full-text indexing and search operations. This can be useful for large databases for faster search and copying operations.

When this option is set to false, these fields will not be included in full-text indexing. The predefined fields, created or modified when the option is disabled, can be not found in some cases (for example, during the simple search). However, they can be found with advanced search or via direct search (with *).

It is possible to rebuild the indexes and make these fields searchable. To do this, set the "Use predefined fields" option to "True" and run Cinegy Archive Database Wizard one more time and upgrade/patch the database.

Caution
For large databases this operation may take a long time.

Use the Dedicated Search Server

To use the dedicated search server, enter the server name in this field.

Note
To use the standard search server, leave the field empty.

Words Minimal Length

This parameter specifies the minimal length of searchable word in a search query.

Change Master Root ID

Each root node in the database on the SQL Server is labeled with a Globally Unique Identifier (GUID) for their recognition.

Nevertheless, the situation can arise where root nodes in databases are labeled with identical GUIDs (e.g. when both databases are restored from the same backup). In this case, you need to make GUIDs different for simultaneous work with these databases.

change master root ID button

Press the "Change master Root ID" button to change the root ID for the current database. The following dialog box appears:

change master database root ID
Caution
If there are any users connected to the current database, you ought to disconnect them before changing root ID.

Slave Databases

This functionality enables you to work with multiple databases simultaneously.

An example of the slave database usage is shown in the figure below:

slave_db_in_explorer

The "Slave databases" tab in the "Cinegy system settings" window is used for the setup and Cinegy Archive roles management of slave databases.

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Configuration

Refresh

This command renews the parameters of the slave databases that are listed in the table.

Add

To add a new slave database, press the "Add…​" button. The following dialog box appears:

add_new slave db

Here the following parameters should be set:

  • OLEDB Provider name – defines the OLEDB provider name.

    Note
    Use the SQLOLEDB.1 provider name by default.
    Note
    To use the SQL Server Native Client OLE DB provider, set the "OLEDBProvider" parameter to "SQLNCLI.1".
  • Extended provider string – defines the provider specific connection parameters.

  • Database Server name – defines the server where the Cinegy Archive database is located.

    Note
    "Use trusted connection" means that the login name and the password, which you are using to log in into the network, will be used for the trusted connection to the SQL Server. This must be set up on the SQL Server side; otherwise the login will fail. If you deselect "Use trusted connection", you will need a dedicated username and password on the SQL Server.
  • User name – defines the SQL Server login.

  • Database name – defines the name of the slave database being used.

  • Flags – defines the database flag.

  • Description – allows you to add the description for the slave database being used.

Having filled in the form, press "OK". The new slave database will be added to the list.

Edit

This command is used to edit the parameters of a selected slave database.

Delete

This command is used to remove a selected slave database from the list.

Check Compatibility

This option allows you to compare the metadata model of the master database to the defined slave database(s). Press the "Check compatibility" button to display the "Compatibility checking" dialog:

compatibility checking

Select the slave database from the drop-down list and press the "Compare" button. Differences in metadata descriptors are colored in red.

Database Access

This tool performs role access management for slave databases.

database_access

You can permit access to selected databases to any Cinegy Archive role. To do this, select the Cinegy Archive role; then select the required database from the list and press the add_buttonbutton. The user will only have access to the specifically selected slave databases for their role.