The Templates panel provides the means for creating and customizing Engine templates:
The Engine templates individually configured for each Cinegy Capture Engine service are listed here. The type and validity information is displayed for each template.
To create a new template for a certain Engine, select the latter in the list and press the "Add" button; Template Editor will be launched.
|You can create as many Engine templates for each Engine service as you need to meet your capturing requirements.|
The configuration groups and parameters to be set up depend on the template type chosen: Standalone or Archive.
When the "Standalone" template type is selected, Template Editor looks as follows:
Here specify the following parameters for your recording session:
Name – the name of the Engine template being created/edited.
Clip name – the name of the clip(s) to be created during the recording session.
Tape name – the tape name to be created during the recording session.
Filename pattern – the name of the output file(s).
For "Clip name", "Tape name" and "Filename pattern" you can use the following macros to apply naming automation:
Generates random alphanumeric tape ID.Note
The %A macros is only available for the "Tape name" field.
The recording session start date.
The recording session start time.
The specified clip name. The unsafe characters are replaced with the "–" symbol.
The ordinal number of the file when the recording session is set up to be split into several files.
Clip auto-split – the frequency of a new clip creation during the recording session. Use this option during continuous capture sessions to avoid creating huge files, splitting them into smaller ones instead.
Timecode Analyzer Settings
This parameters group allows you to specify values for analyzing timecodes received from the timecode normalizer, both in frames. Minimum values of 2 and 3 frames respectively are used by default. Maximum values are 18 and 19 frames respectively.
If inconsistency between timecodes is less than the "Maximum inconsistency" value and the number of inconsistent timecodes is less than the specified "Minimum consistency" value, the TC break is ignored, and the capture session continues.
Here is an example where the TC can be restored: 1 2 3 4 x x 7 8 x 10 11 12 13 14 15…
In this example, timecodes are inconsistent between frames 4 - 7 and 8 - 10. In both cases, maximum inconsistency does not exceed 3 frames (7–4=3 and 10–8=2) and the number of consistent timecodes does not exceed 2. As a result, this timecode inconsistency is ignored, and the capture session continues with no TC break; the consistent timecodes are generated.
|Capture session cannot be started without timecode values received from the timecode normalizer.|
Coding Scheme Settings in Standalone Mode
The "Standalone" template type means the file-based workflow, when recording is performed into the files on the hard disks with no database connection. Any number of the output streams, formats and files can be supported in standalone mode. All the encoder parameters should be set individually for each encoder and wrapper.
Press the "Add" button to add new video, audio and data codecs to be used by the current template for the recording session. The list with all available codecs will appear:
In the corresponding sections select the required video, audio and data codecs. To select several codecs within each section, click them holding the Ctrl key down or use Shift+ click to select a group of consecutive items.
|The list of available codecs may vary depending on your Engine’s TV format specified via Cinegy Capture Manager. The audio and data codecs are only available when audio and data streams are properly configured via Cinegy Capture Manager for your Engine service.|
After you select the required codecs and press "OK", they will be represented in a table view as it is shown below:
Some codecs have additional settings. Press "Setup" next to the corresponding codec to specify its parameters.
|Refer to the Codec Settings paragraph for details on codec configuration.|
Press this button next to the corresponding encoder to remove it from the list.
Wrappers / Outputs
Press the "Add" button to add wrappers to be used for output by the current template for the recording session. The list with all available wrappers will appear:
Here select the required wrapper(s) from the list with the Ctrl key pressed or Shift+ click an item to select all the items between the last selected wrapper and the clicked one.
After you select the required wrappers and press "OK", they will be represented in a table view as it is shown below:
All the wrappers are displayed in red until they are properly configured; do the following:
Select the required wrapper from the list.
Some wrappers have additional settings; press next to the corresponding wrapper to specify its parameters.Important
Refer to the Wrapper Settings paragraph for details on video encoders configuration.
Select the desired codecs from the lists of compatible video/audio/data encoders that have been previously added to the "Media Codec" list:
Press the button next to the "Output" field to specify the output location. In the "Add Output" window that appears, press the button and browse for the desired location:
Any individual output location can be marked as "critical" meaning that the failure of this output should cause the recording session to abort. Set the "Critical output" option to mark the required location as critical output.
|It is possible to add several output locations for each wrapper.|
|Mapped drives cannot be defined as output location.|
Multiple wrappers with individually configured connected codec(s) can be added for each template as follows:
Press the "Edit" link next to the corresponding output location to change it, if needed.
Press this button next to the corresponding wrapper / output location to remove it from the list.
To use "Archive" mode for your template, select the corresponding option from the "Template type" drop-down list:
|Please note, changing the template type causes reset of your coding scheme settings.|
|Archive mode is only available with Cinegy Archive Service installed and running as well as Cinegy Capture Archive Adapter installed and properly configured.|
When the "Archive" template type is selected, Template Editor looks as follows:
The "General settings" configuration of an archive template is similar to that of a standalone template except for the following parameters:
Roll name – the name of the Roll(s) to be created during the recording session;
Media group – the media group to be used for the recording session (should be selected from the drop-down list).
|Refer to the Media Groups paragraph in the Cinegy Enterprise Manager Manual to learn about media groups, their configuration and management.|
The "Timecode analyzer" settings are identical for both the standalone and the archive template types.
|Refer to the Standalone Templates paragraph for details on general settings and timecode analyzer configuration.|
In the "Metadata" parameters group specify the necessary ingest metadata in the corresponding fields.
|The list of metadata fields depends on your database settings.|
Coding Scheme Settings in Archive Mode
Here define the Roll creation cyclicity for your capture session choosing the appropriate parameter from the "Integration mode" drop-down list:
One roll – all the captured clips will be recorded into a single Roll.
One roll per day – all the clips captured on a particular day will be recorded into a single Roll.
One roll per session – all the clips captured during a particular capture session will be recorded into a single Roll.
One roll per TC sector – each clip will be recorded into a separate timecode sector.
|If macro is specified for the Roll name within the "General Settings" configuration group, the corresponding Roll creation cyclicity is applied regardless of integration mode defined.|
Define the audio type to be used for encoding audio streams by choosing between stereo and mono from the "Audio type" drop-down list. Clips will have mono or stereo audio tracks depending on the audio type used for capturing.
|The separate sets of encoders are available for mono and stereo audio types.|
|The Material Exchange Format (MXF) encoder is available only for mono audio encoding type.|
Multiple quality levels can be captured concurrently in one session. The typical qualities are:
Select the required material quality, choose the required video and audio encoders and define their configuration.
|Refer to the Multiple Qualities article within the Cinegy Ingest Manual for detailed information on quality levels used for capturing.|
|Refer to the Codec Settings article for details on encoders configuration.|
Go to the "Additional outputs" tab to define additional output formats supported in your template:
|The outputs configuration is similar to one described in the Coding Scheme Settings in Standalone Mode paragraph.|
|Note that the archive outputs are captured into the target folders and registered in the Cinegy Archive database, while additional outputs are written as standalone files (with no Cinegy Archive registration).|
|For better usability, the number in the "Additional outputs" caption corresponds to the quantity of specified additional outputs in the current template.|
Having specified all the necessary capturing session parameters, press the "OK" button to finish the template creation process. To close Template Editor without changes, press the "Cancel" button.
Exporting and Importing
Use the "Export template" button to save the selected template in the *.TSchema file format. The following dialog box appears asking you to define the location where your template will be stored:
Use the "Import template" button to load the previously saved template in the *.TSchema format to the currently selected Capture Service. The following dialog box appears asking you to select the *.TSchema file to be imported:
You can duplicate any template within the same Engine service via the "Duplicate" context menu command:
You can copy a template to another Engine service via simple drag-and-drop or by using the usual key combinations Ctrl+C to copy and Ctrl+V to paste the copied template.
It is also possible to copy multiple templates at a time.
To move a template to another Engine service, simply drag-and-drop it holding the Shift key down or use the common Ctrl+X and Ctrl+V key combinations.
You can remove any selected template (or several templates) by pressing the "Remove" button or by selecting the "Delete" command from the context menu:
Alternatively, select the template and hit the Delete key.
You will be prompted to confirm the deletion.
All the templates are automatically checked for validity and have respective indication (valid and invalid):
Hover the mouse pointer over the "Invalid" indicator to display the tool tip describing a problem.