The Planner host service provides interaction between the Cinegy Capture Engine services and web interface for scheduling recordings.

Planner_icon

When started, the Cinegy Capture Planner Manager icon is displayed in the notification area of the taskbar.

To make Cinegy Capture Planner Manager automatically run on Windows startup, right-click the icon on the taskbar and select the corresponding option from the context menu:

Planner_run_on_startup

Planner Settings

To configure the service, right-click the Cinegy Capture Planner Manager icon on the taskbar and select "Planner Host service" > "Settings" from the context menu:

Planner_host_settings

Server Settings

Server_settings

On this tab, specify the URL and the port of the machine with the running Host service and press "Apply".

Database Settings

Database_settings

backup_button

Press the "Backup" button to back up the existing database.

create_new_button

Press the "Create new" button to create a new database.

Please mind that the new database creation may cause the existing database data loss. To save the database data, it is recommended to backup the existing database before creating a new one. In this case you will be notified with the following message:

Create_new_database

Database Clean-up

Options for automatic and manual database clean-up are available on the "Database" tab. To perform the manual clean-up operation, check the corresponding options, then press the "Clean up" button to start the database clean up procedure.

Managing Service

The service can be managed using the corresponding commands from the context menu of the Cinegy Capture Planner Manager icon in the notification area of the taskbar:

Planner_service_management

Launching Planner

To launch Cinegy Capture Planner Manager, use the "Open Planner in web browser" command from the context menu of the Cinegy Capture Planner Manager icon in the notification area of the taskbar:

Planner_open_web

The application will be open in your web browser asking you to specify user account information:

planner_account_information

Choose the access type from the drop-down list and enter the domain/computer name, user name and password.

Access to the Planner is limited by the domain user rights. During the first launch the "Guest" rights are assigned to the user. To assign "Admin" rights to the group, select the corresponding user group from the list and press the "Enter" button:

Planner_directory_group

Configuring Engines

To configure engines to be controlled via Cinegy Capture Planner go to the "Engines" tab.

During the first launch you will be prompted to add at least one Capture server:

planner_schedule

Here define the server display name and machine name or IP address; then press the Tickbutton. The server with its installed Engine services will be added to the "Servers" list:

Planner_Engines_tab

The current status of Engines is displayed in the "Status" column.

Tip
To check the current status of Engine, refresh your browser by using Ctrl+F5 shortcut.

The Engine status can be of several types:

  • Ready – Cinegy Capture Service is started and running.

  • JobInProcess – Engine is busy with recording.

  • Pending – Cinegy Capture Service is being configured at the moment.

  • Failed – Cinegy Capture Service is not properly configured.

  • Offline – Engine is offline, meaning it has wrong URL or Cinegy Capture Service is not started.

Planner_Add_Engine

To add a new server, press this button and enter the required server details – its display name and hostname or IP address.

Edit_server

To edit a particular server, press this button, set the required parameters and press the Edit_serverbuttons to apply the changes.

Engine templates intended for recording session can be chosen from the "Active Template" drop-down list next to the needed Capture Service:

Active_template
Important
The "Active Template" drop-down list displays only valid Engine templates. Refer to the Templates Panel article within the Cinegy Capture Control Manual to learn about templates creation and management.

Engine_delete_button

Unnecessary server with its nested Engines can be deleted using this button. You will be asked to confirm your decision:

Deleting_Confirmation

Engine Groups

Engine groups are used to organize multiple Engines into groups for simultaneous capture recordings processing.

Go to the "Engine Groups" tab:

_Engine_groups_tab

Free Engines panel contains Engine services not assigned to any of the Engine groups. The Engine Groups panel comprises Engine services arranged in a group. Free Engines can be assigned to the Engine groups via drag-and-drop. To remove Engine from the group, press the Unpin_enginebutton.

Use the buttons below to manage and control Engine groups:

Add_new_engine_group

To add a new Engine group.

Engine_group_delete_button

To delete an Engine group.

Engine_group_edit

To edit an Engine group.

Policies

This tab allows to assign different Cinegy Capture Planner access rights for domain user groups:

Planner_Policies_tab

The Groups panel on the left shows all existing user groups. Click a user group to display its description:

Planner_active_directory_group_description

The user groups authorized to have access to the Cinegy Capture Planner configuration are displayed on the right in the "Used Groups" list. There are three types of policy privileges:

  • Admin – provides full access to the Cinegy Capture Planner configuration and management on the website.

  • User – provides the rights to edit the recordings on the Cinegy Capture Planner website.

  • Guest – provides the view-only rights on the Cinegy Capture Planner website.

Note
The "Guest" rights are assigned to the users logged in to the Cinegy Capture Planner website for the first time.

To assign a new group to the used groups, follow the steps:

  1. Select the required group in the "Groups" list.

  2. Define policy privilege by choosing either "Admin" or "User" from the "Filter By Policy" drop-down list.

  3. Press the "Add" button.

  4. All the users of the group will have access to the Cinegy Capture Planner configuration and management determined by the predefined policy.