In order to manage different TV formats and the appropriate ingest profiles, configure your settings on the Cinegy Archive Manager "TV formats, profiles" tab that can be launched from the "TV Formats" command:

tv formats profiles commands

Profile Types

All predefined profile types are listed here:



The "Refresh" button updates the list of the profile types.

Editing a Profile Type

Press the "Edit" button to edit the selected profile type; the following dialog box appears:


Here you can change "Profile type name" and "Description".

Deleting a Profile Type

Select the profile type you want to remove and press the "Delete" button.


The "Profiles" are the nexus for import and export operations. Here you can define bit rates, resolutions, GOP structures for high, medium and low qualities, Windows Media streams and so on.

The profile ID is displayed on the red background for the read-only profiles; they cannot be edited.

The "Active" checkbox defines the profile availability for import / export operations. Deselect the checkbox next to the required profile to make it unavailable for these operations.

Here you can also filter the profiles to be displayed. Choose the "System and User", "System only" or "User only" option from the first drop-down list and/or the "Active and Inactive", "Active only" or "Inactive" option from the second drop-down list to assign the display of profiles to suit your needs.

By default, all the profiles existing in the current Cinegy Archive database are displayed.

Adding a Profile

  1. Press the "Add" button.

  2. Select the "Profile type" from the drop-down list.

  3. Enter a unique "Profile name".

  4. Write a short description for this new profile.

    You can also edit the "Content" of the new profile; this feature is described in the Content paragraph below. If you click the "TV formats" tab, you will see a message informing you about necessity to save profile before choosing other compatible TV formats.
  5. Having created a new profile, open it for editing in order to assign the compatible TV formats for it. Open the "TV formats" tab and choose the desired TV formats from the list of available ones:

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    If no TV formats are assigned, the ingest profile is disabled for usage.

Press the "Edit" button to change the profile type, profile name, description, content and TV format as well as define whether the profile should be active.



The "Content" field is used for the codec settings that can be entered manually or copied and pasted into this field. The content settings for MPEG-2 High quality NTSC are shown below as an example:


Content settings for MPEG-2 High quality NTSC

Refer to the Cinegy and MPEG article for more details.


This functionality is obsolete and is no longer in use.

Content settings for Windows Media 320x240, 29.97 fps, 500 Kbps

To create this kind of Windows Media profile, use Microsoft Windows Media Profile Editor, create new WMV profile, save it as *.prx, edit the profile with any text editor and copy/paste the text into the "Content" field.
It is important that all computers are using the same Windows Media version to avoid errors while loading a WM profile.

Broadband TV channel


Content settings for Broadband TV channel

H.264 Ingest


Content settings for H.264 Ingest, PAL 4:3, low, 280 Kbps

MP4 H.264 Export


Content settings for MP4 H.264 Export, PAL 4:3, 352x288, 180 Kbps

MP4 Ingest


Content settings for MP4 Ingest, PAL 4:3, 352x288, 180 Kbps

SeaChange Export


Content settings for SeaChange Export, PAL

Refer to the Cinegy and MPEG article for more details.

TV Formats

The next step is the assignment of one or more TV formats for this profile:


Select the desired TV format from the list of available TV formats and press the add_button3 button to enable it for using in this profile. Press the add_all_button3 button to enable all available TV formats for this profile. To remove TV format(s) from the list of enabled TV formats, use the remove_button3 or remove_all_button3 buttons.

Profiles in Cinegy Desktop

Below is an example of the created profiles and their appearance in Cinegy Desktop.


TV Formats

All available TV formats are listed on the "TV formats" tab.

Inactive formats will be marked with a red "Name" field.

Editing a TV Format

To edit a TV format, choose the required one from the list and press the "Edit" button. The following dialog appears:


Main Tab

Use the "Main" tab to edit the description of the selected TV format.

Activating/Deactivating a TV Format


To activate the TV format you are currently editing, select the "Active" checkbox. To deactivate the TV format, leave the checkbox empty.

All the deactivated TV formats will be shown in red in the list of TV formats:


Outgest Tab

This functionality is obsolete and should not be used for the new installations.

Outgest profiles are managed on the "Outgest" tab.



To create a new outgest profile, press the "New" button; the list of settings appears in the table below:


The following outgest options can be configured here:

  • Back Color – set the background color of the text. Press the 38_DBM_TVformats_tvformat_outgest_choose_button button and choose the background color or enter a numeric value in RGB or ARGB format (values should be separated by the system delimiter).

  • Default – set this option to "True" to apply the given profile as the default one.

  • Positions – set the rectangle position of the text – its X and Y coordinates, width and height; enter the values via the keyboard.

  • Settings Name – enter the profile name.

  • Tape Leader File – specify the heading video media that will be placed at the beginning of the exported material. Press the 38_DBM_TVformats_tvformat_outgest_select_button button to select the corresponding tape leader file.

  • Text Color – set the color of the text. Press the 38_DBM_TVformats_tvformat_outgest_choose_button button and choose the text color or enter a numeric value in RGB or ARGB format (values should be separated by the system delimiter).

  • Text Font – set the standard text font parameters.


Press the "Save" button to save the outgest profile.


Press the "Delete" button to delete the outgest profile.