The engine preview area has three different modes:

  • Preview mode

In this mode the real time preview streams from engines are displayed.

  • Compact dashboard mode.

In this mode the same engine instance is displayed, but there is some information instead of the real time video preview.

  • Detailed dashboard mode.

In this mode the detailed info about the engine, together with the real time preview is available.

All the monitored Cinegy Capture Engines are displayed in thumbnails representation.

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It is possible to adjust the thumbnail size by specifying the number of columns with Engine instances to be displayed:

Columns_slider

These modes can be switched by the small toolbar placed in the zoom bar at the bottom.

Switch_toolbar

Preview Mode

Engine Management

The Engine caption displays the Engine status and name. If the name is long and doesn’t fit the caption area, hover the mouse pointer over the caption to display the tooltip with the full name:

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The caption also contains the following buttons for Engine management:

add_template_button

Pressing this button forces adding the Engine to the active engines group.

Important
Refer to the Gang Control Panel article for details.

remove_engine_button

This button disconnects the corresponding Cinegy Capture Engine service and removes the Engine from the Engines panel.

Audio Indication

When working in RTP and Shared RAM preview modes, audio playback is enabled. To display the audio indicators, right-click your Engine and select the corresponding context menu option:

Show_audio_indicators

The VU meter(s) will be shown on the right of the Engine window. The number of audio indicators depends on the number of input audio channels specified via the Capture Engine Configuration wizard:

engine_audio_indicators

Each VU meter shows peak and integrated audio levels in the dB scale as the master output for all the enabled audio channels mixed together.

There is an individual speaker button below each audio scale. The speaker buttons allow a user to mute the corresponding audio channels.

On_audio

To mute the audio, press the speaker button.

No_audio

Press this button once more to turn audio back on.

On-screen Deinterlacing

The computer screen is progressive and may not display interlaced video correctly. Cinegy Capture uses the built-in deinterlacing features of your video adapter. Therefore, the deinterlaced image quality may vary depending on your board and driver.

Right-click your Engine or anywhere within the preview window and select the corresponding deinterlacing mode from the context menu:

Deinterlace_preview

Video Streams

Each Engine supports the use of multiple video stream previews.

Important
Refer to the Preview Settings paragraph to learn how to add and set up video stream previews.

Right-click your Engine or anywhere within the preview window and select the appropriative video stream preview from the context menu:

Video_streams
Note
By default, the first active video stream preview configured via the Preview Settings configuration window is played in the preview window.

Hover the mouse pointer over the preview item in the list to display the tooltip with its URL address:

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Real-time Preview Mode

This option can be used to reduce the network traffic and CPU usage.

Right-click your Engine or anywhere within the preview window and select the corresponding preview mode from the context menu:

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  • All preview windows – plays the incoming video in real time both in all Engine previews on the Engines panel and on the main preview;

  • Current channel only – plays the incoming video in real time only in the currently selected Engine preview on the Engines panel and on the main preview; the rest Engine previews are displayed in "Image" mode (with a 1 second update rate);

  • None – plays the incoming video in "Image" mode (with 1 second update rate) both in all Engine previews on the Engines panel and on the main preview.

Note
It is recommended to use either the "Current channel only" or the "None" preview mode to reduce the system load.

Compact Dashboard Mode

In this mode instead of real time preview some important information about the engine and ingest status are displayed:

Compact_dashboard_mode

The dashboard size is controlled in the same way as in the Preview mode – by the zoom bar. The number of rows may vary depending on the preview size. If the size becomes too small to display the information, it shows nothing.

Detailed Dashboard Mode

In this mode the both real time preview and additional information is available. The panel displays a list of dashboard elements, one engine per row:

Detailed_dashboard_mode

The layout can be automatically adjusted according to the panel size, which can be changed by zoom bar or by the width of the preview panel. In this case, CPU/GPU meters are hidden, and right info column disappears:

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Additional Details

Important
For detailed description of configuration parameters, please refer to Dashboard configuration tab.

Each dashboard "cell" can have some additional details to display in certain cases. For example, if the “File write errors” field shows some errors, it is possible to see which outputs had the problem, etc.

Every individual cell can be highlighted by hovering the mouse and the left click will open the form with additional details (if any):

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