Creating the Schedule

Having configured Engines, you can start creating the schedule for capturing materials. Recordings can be assigned on the "Planner" tab.

Interface

The table representation shows all the configured Engines and a time scale. To increase/decrease the scale spacing, use the "+" and "–" buttons correspondingly.

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Select the required date using the calendar popup:

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For quick navigation between adjacent dates, use the arrow buttons. To go to today’s date, use the "today" link. The "Go to today" command is also available from the empty cell context menu.

The non-business hours are highlighted in gray in the table view. To show only business hours, press the "Show business hours…​" button. To get back to the full time scale, use the "Show 24 hours…​" button. The same commands are available from the empty cell context menu.

The schedule can be displayed in day, week, or month scale or as a timeline. Select the corresponding setting in top right corner of the table view:

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Recording Scheduling

To plan a new recording, double-click the required time cell; the following window will appear:

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This command is also available from the context menu appearing when you right-click an empty cell in the table view:

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In the "New Recording" form specify the recording name and select the virtual Engine for processing. Start and end date as well as time for the recording can be specified using the corresponding calendar and time view popups or entering the desired values via the keyboard to the dedicated fields. You can also add a recording description to the corresponding field.

Routing

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Select the "Routing" checkbox and enter the source name to switch the input stream from this source to the relevant Capture Engine.

Note
The routing source name will be displayed as a tool tip for the recordings using routing.

Metadata

Select the "Metadata" checkbox and enter the comment describing the recording being created:

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Recurrence

To repeat the same recording more than once, select the "Recurrence" checkbox and set up the recurrence parameters on the panel below the checkbox:

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Important
Refer to the Recurrence Tab paragraph to learn how to set up the planned recording recurrence.

Approval

The "Submit as approved" checkbox controls the recording approval. If checked, it indicates that the recording is approved and ready for capturing. Otherwise it means the recording is pending for approval of the operator and requires update or improvement.

Having configured all the parameters of the recording being created, press the "Save" button to create the scheduled recording.

The block representing the scheduled tab will be located on the time scale according to the specified time:

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Caution
Make sure the Planner Host service and Cinegy Capture Archive Adapter are started and Cinegy Engine is running.

If the date or time defined is already expired, you will be warned about it with the following alert message:

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If the time you have defined overlaps another planned recording, you will be warned about it with the following alert message:

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Working with Blocks

The recording blocks differ in color depending on the status of the recording.

Once the recording has been created and marked as approved, it is displayed in blue, indicating the idle status. This means that the recording is being initialized:

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If the created recording has not been approved yet, it is displayed in yellow until it is approved by operator:

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Note
To approve the recording, double-click it or use the "Edit" command from its context menu and tick off the "Submit as approved" option.

Light-blue block coloring means that the recording is waiting to be processed at the specified start time:

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Orange block coloring indicates that the recording is being processed:

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Green block coloring indicates successful completion of the recording session:

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Red block coloring indicates failure during the recording processing:

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Recordings Editing

To edit a recording, double-click it on the schedule or choose the "Edit" command from the recording context menu; the following dialog appears:

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Note
The "Submit as approved" option is not displayed for approved recording.

To edit all the instances of the recurring recording at once, use the "Edit all series" context menu command.

In the "Edit Recording" dialog define the new recording parameters and press "Save".

The "pen" icon appears on the recording block indicating that the recording has been edited and the tool tip will display the information about the user who has edited this recording:

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For a quick change of the start and end time drag the top or bottom margin of the block, the cursor will turn into 2point_arrowto change the block size. The whole block can be rescheduled via dragging to the desired position or even to another Virtual Engine; while dragging, the cursor turns into 4point_arrow.

To remove a recording use the "Delete" context menu command. To remove all the instances of the recurring recording at once, use the "Delete all series" context menu command.