Scheduler_panel

This panel allows a user to schedule recordings. It automatically controls the capture schedule to start / stop the recording sessions and can be also controlled from the web via Cinegy Capture Planner.

Important
Refer to the Cinegy Capture Planner section to learn about web-based Cinegy Capture Planner.

In the "Schedule date" field specify the date for the capture session schedule via the Arrow_left and Arrow_right arrows or by pressing the calendar_icon icon and choosing the date from the calendar:

Calendar

You can edit the schedule for any future date (including the current day).

Add_button

Press the "Add" button to add a new schedule entry to the list; the following form appears:

Add_planned_task

Note
The parameters available for setup depend on the template type chosen: standalone or archive.

General Tab

On the "General" tab, specify the following parameters:

  • Start – the date and time of the planned recording session start.

  • End – the date and time of the planned recording session end.

  • Scheduler event – the schedule event name.

  • Template – the active Engine template to be used for the planned recording session; use the drop-down list of the available templates to select the required one.

  • Target folder – the target folder path within your Cinegy Archive database in which the target Roll(s) will be created during the planned recording session; use the "…​" button to choose the folder.

  • Description – the custom text describing the recording.

  • Template metadata – the template metadata of the planned recording session. The list of metadata fields depends on the template type as well as on the database settings. Hovering the mouse over the info_signsign displays additional information on macros usage in a tooltip.

Recurrence Tab

Scheduler_recurrencel

Once you have set up a planned recording, you can set it to recur by selecting the "Use recurrence" option and specifying the following parameters:

  • Recurrence pattern – sets how often the planned recording occurs in the calendar. There are different patterns of daily, weekly and monthly recurrence.

    • Daily – allows a user to set the recording to recur every weekday or every specific number of days.

    • Weekly – allows a user to select the day(s) of the week for the planned recording.

    • Monthly – allows a user to set the recurrence to a particular date of the month or select first, second, third, fourth or last and specify the day of the week used for recording recurrence.

  • Range of recurrence – specifies when recurring starts and stops. The recording can be set to have no end date, to end after a specific number of occurrences or to end by a specific date.

All the planned recordings for a particular day are listed on the Scheduler panel in a table representation with the following parameters: recording name, start and end time, actual status of the recording and its recur mode (displayed as an icon). Under the "Owner" column the application name (Capture Control or Capture Planner) within which the planned recording task was created, is represented.

Edit_link

Press the "Edit" link next to the corresponding planned recording to edit its parameters, if needed.

Note
Please note that the "Edit" button is only available for planned recordings added via Scheduler panel.

show_planned_recording_details

Use this button to view the details of the planned recording created via Capture Planner application.

remove_engine

Press this button next to the corresponding planned recording to delete it.

Events tab

The "Events" tab allows a user to add secondary events to currently scheduled recording:

Events_tab

Add_secondary_event

Press the "Add" button to add the secondary event; the following dialog box appears:

New_secondary_event

Here, define the following parameters:

  • Event preset – select the event preset to be applied.

  • When – specifies whether the event will be before or after the scheduled task.

  • Offset – the time delay between the secondary event and the corresponding recording.

Having configured all the options, press the "OK" button for the secondary event to be added.

edit_event

To modify an event, select it from the list and use the "Edit" button.

remove_event

To delete unnecessary event, select it from the list and use the "Remove" button.

Scheduler Panel [Batch]

The Scheduler Panel [Batch] substitutes the Scheduler Panel when the SDI input source is used with device control enabled.

Important
Refer to the Capture Source paragraph for more information on capture source configuration.

The Scheduler Panel [Batch] looks as follows:

batch_panel

In order to start scheduling batch recordings, add the batch entries manually or load previously created batch file.

import_batch_file

Press the "Import/Load" button to open the "Import batch items" configuration window.

export_save_batch

Press the "Export/Save" button to export the batch items according to the template configuration.

clear_batch_items

Press the "Clear All" button to remove all batch items. You will be prompted to confirm your decision.

start_button

Press the "B.REC" button to start your batch capture session.

stop_button

Press the "B.STOP" button to stop a running batch capture session.

Import Batch Items

import_batch_file

Press the "Import/Load" button to open the "Import batch items" configuration window:

import_batch_item

Here, select the template to be used for the batch tasks import and press "Open file" to browse for the batch file.

Once the batch file is uploaded, the imported batch items are listed in a table representation with the following parameters: name of the imported task, In and Out timecodes and template to be used for the recording:

uploaded_batch_items

Now you can start scheduling the batch recording.

Adding An Item

Add_button

Press the "Add" button to add a new schedule entry; the following form appears:

Add_batch_recording_task

The configuration is similar to one for scheduling the recordings via the Scheduler panel with the only difference in the "Start" and "End" parameters which indicate the predefined start and end timecode values.