Creating the Schedule

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

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Interface

The "Planner" tab displays all the configured Engines and Engine groups as well as a time scale.

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. Select the corresponding setting in top right corner of the table view:

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Use the "Show" drop-down list to choose which Engine or Engine group will be shown in the main calendar. With the "All Engines" option selected, the calendar will show all the available Engines and similarly, selecting the "All Engines Groups" will display all the available Engine groups:

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To increase/decrease the scale spacing, use the Increase_timescaleand Decrease_timescalebuttons correspondingly.

Recordings Scheduling

New recordings are configured on the "Planner" tab. They can be planned individually for a certain Engine as well as for the whole Engine group.

Scheduling Recording for a Single Engine

Choose the desired Engine from the "Show" drop-down list. The time scale will show only the selected Engine. 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. The Engine for processing should be selected from the "Engine" drop-down list. 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 description to your recording into the corresponding field. Use the "Template" drop-down list to select the Engine template for your recording session.

Note
The template list comprises only valid Engine templates.
Events

Cinegy Capture Planner Manager allows user to add events to the recording task which are controllable via the secondary events through Cinegy Event Manager.

Note
Refer to the Event Presets article in the Cinegy Capture Manager Manual to learn about events configuration.

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Press this button to add a secondary event to your recording.

In the window that appears set up the parameters for your secondary event:

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Note
Refer to the Events Tab paragraph within the Cinegy Capture Control Manual to learn about secondary events configuration.

Having specified the needed parameters, press the apply_routeto apply or cancel_apply_routeto discard the changes.

Metadata
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Check the "Metadata" option and specify the following parameters:

  • Comments – general comments describing the recording being scheduled.

  • Roll name – the name of the Roll(s) to be created during the recording session.

  • Clip name – the name of the clip(s) to be created during the recording session.

  • Traffic ID – the Traffic ID of the material to be created during the recording session.

  • Description – the description of the clip(s) to be created during the recording session.

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 within the Cinegy Capture Control Manual to learn how to set up the planned recording recurrence.

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

Scheduling Recording for Engine Groups

To schedule a recording for Engine groups, select the required Engine group from the "Show" drop-down list and double-click the required time cell; the "New Recording" window appears:

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Choose the required Engine group from the list of available Engine groups and specify the name, start/end date as well as description of the recording.

Check the "Templates" option and use the drop-down list to select the Engine templates for your recording session:

Templates_Engine_Group

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

Planner_Routing
Note
The routing source name will be displayed as a tooltip for the recordings using routing.

Configure the "Metadata" and "Recurrence" parameters.

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 the operator’s approval 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 Capture 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 check the "Submit as approved" option. The "Submit as approved" option is not displayed for already approved recordings.

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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In the "Edit Recording" dialog define the new recording parameters.

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

Press "Save" to apply the changes.

The pen iconicon appears on the recording block indicating that the recording has been edited and the tooltip will display the information about the user who has edited this recording:

Appointment_edited

The loop iconicon appears on the recording block meaning that the recording is configured to repeat at the specified time.

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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.