The Cinegy Archive database content is laid out as an explorer tree structure in the "Nodes" dialog:


The "Nodes Explorer" window allows to perform nodes management, including configuration of the access type to separate nodes, deletion of nodes marked as deleted, etc. The options are divided into 3 subsequent tabs: "Permissions", "Properties", and "Actions".

Show Deleted Nodes


Select the "Show deleted nodes" checkbox to see all removed nodes. Objects deleted by user disappear from the Cinegy Archive explorer, but the database administrator has to approve permanent deletion from the archive storage.


Show Total


Select the "Show total" checkbox to overview all folders and objects in the Cinegy Archive database. For example, the "News" Portfolio on the picture below has number 2 in square brackets, that stands for a number of folders. The "Morning news" folder contains 4 children: "Business", "World", "Sport" and "Health". The "G8 Diplomacy" Roll has number [4]; meaning that it contains 4 clips.

Press the "Refresh" button to see the latest status in your Cinegy Archive database.


The "Permissions" tab allows you to change access rights assigned to every role.


Select the role and assign its access right by choosing the desired option from the drop-down list:

  • Modify – user has full access to the node;

  • View only – a node is marked with a blue lock. It can be copied, but not changed;

  • None – user does not see and cannot modify the node.

Select the "for all descendants" checkbox and press the "Save" button to apply the specified rights to all subnodes.

Access rights modification is indicated with selected "Modified" checkbox until it is saved or dismissed.

Use the "Select All" drop-down list to assign the same permission type to all roles:


Press the "Refresh" button to reset all changes.

If the rights are not explicitly specified, they are inherited from the parent object.

Nodes Access Rights Correlation

Please note, the "public" role is contained in every database, which includes system databases. Permissions granted to the public role are inherited by all other users and roles because they belong to the public role by default.

Since the "Modify" permission is of the highest priority, when you assign it to the "public" role the "Modify" permission is automatically assigned to other roles, once you press the "Save" button. "View only"/"None" permissions will be disabled for other roles, even if you choose them in the editing mode:


If "View only" is specified for the "public" role, then for other roles the same permission and/or "Modify" can be specified, but not "None", once you press the "Save" button:


If "None" is specified for the "public" role, then for other roles you can specify any access rights:


Press the nodes_explorer_permissions_save_button button to save your access rights modifications.

Press the nodes_explorer_permissions_refresh_button button to discard changes and restore the previously configured access rights.


Go to the "Properties" tab to see detailed information on the selected object:


Each object has the following properties:

  • Name – the name of the object;

  • Type – the type of the object;

  • Created – the creation date and time;

  • By – the user who has created the selected object;

  • Modified – the date and time of the latest modification;

  • By – the user who has modified the selected object;

  • Locked by – the user who has locked the selected object, if any;

  • Children total – the number of child elements;

  • Deleted – the number of deleted objects;

  • ID – the internal unique identifier.


On the "Actions" tab, you can perform several actions such as unlocking, restoring or deleting the selected node.

Command Action

Unlock node(s)

Use this option to unlock the node if it is locked when any action should be performed with it. Select the "include all the locked descendants" checkbox to unlock all subnodes.

Clear Read-Only flag

Use this option to remove the read-only status for the selected node.

Be careful when performing this operation as it may lead to unwanted editing of the node without the read-only status.

Delete node(s)

Use this option to delete a selected node. Select the "all descendants only" checkbox to delete the subnodes only.

Restore deleted node(s)

Use this option to restore a deleted node. Select the "include all the deleted descendants" checkbox to restore all deleted subnodes.

Purge deleted node(s)

If you are sure that a node is obsolete, press the "Purge deleted node(s)" button to delete the node permanently. Select the "all the deleted descendants only" checkbox to delete all subnodes permanently.

If you purge a deleted node, the node can not be restored and action cannot be undone!

Query security context

Use this option to generate a report for a selected object that shows the security parameters for AD users and AD user groups.

Convert Sequences

Use this option to convert Sequences without master audio tracks (prepared in Cinegy Desktop 9.5.5 and earlier) into the new format supporting new audio tracks mapping.

A sample of the security context report is shown below:


Sequences Conversion

Sequences of old types can be converted into the new format according to the selected conversion schema. This operation is pre-configured and performed manually.


Press the "Convert Sequences" button; the following dialog appears:


Choose the Sequence conversion mode by selecting the desired option from the corresponding drop-down list:

  • Mix-down to the single stereo output – all audio tracks from the initial Sequence will be mixed down into one stereo output track in the converted Sequence:

  • Mix-down to two stereo outputs – all audio tracks from the initial Sequence will be mixed down into two stereo output tracks in the converted Sequence:

  • One-to-one mapping to 4 stereo outputs – all stereo tracks from the original Sequence will be mapped into 4 output stereo tracks in the converted Sequence correspondingly:


Select the "Include subfolders" checkbox to apply the conversion from a parent node to its child nodes including only Sequences.

Narrow the Sequences range to be processed by choosing the corresponding "Process" pattern:

  • All – all Sequences from the selected folder will be converted into the new format;

  • First – a specified number of first Sequences from the selected folder will be processed. Enter the desired number in the corresponding field via the keyboard or use the archive_arrow_buttons buttons arrow buttons;

  • Selected – only selected Sequences in the selected folder will be processed.

You can also define the application behavior while converting Sequences on error occurrence:

  • Stop – the Sequences conversion will stop immediately if an error occurs;

  • Stop after – the Sequences conversion will stop after a number of errors (defined in the corresponding field) occur;

  • Continue – the Sequences conversion will continue skipping the errors, if any.


Use the "Refresh" button to get the current state of the conversion parameters.


Use the "Save log" button to generate the text log file containing the details about the Sequences conversion process.


Having defined all the parameters, press the "Convert" button to start converting Sequences to the new format.


Press the "Cancel" button if no changes should be applied.