Release Notes

Cinegy Capture v21.11 is the next major release of the Cinegy Capture family, which includes a lot of new useful features and important fixes and improvements.

The Cinegy Capture bundle comprises the following components:

Cinegy Capture Manager which is installed with Cinegy Capture Server and is responsible for performing the core functions of recording, encoding, as well as controlling and reacting to devices; it performs all the stages of the Cinegy Capture engines management.

Cinegy Capture Archive Adapter is controlled from Cinegy Capture Manager and allows user to integrate Cinegy Capture with Cinegy Archive for direct ingest into centralized asset management systems.

Cinegy Capture Control connects to the Cinegy Capture engine(s). Each Capture engine is responsible for receiving streamed data and its encoding.

Cinegy Capture Planner is responsible for automated jobs processing according to the schedule. It can work with multiple servers simultaneously.

Cinegy Capture Web Control is a scalable panel that provides remote control of capturing via a web-hosted application from a standard PC or a mobile gadget running on any operational system.

Cinegy Capture 21.11 Release 3

Cinegy Capture: 21.11 R3

Cinegy Capture Package Build: 21.11.193.49961

Cinegy PCS Build: 4.65.0.641

Cinegy Cinecoder Version: 3.33.60.57962

Cinegy ML Version: 7.5.53167.860

Release Date: May 05, 2022

Caution
Make sure that the GPU card selected as video accelerator in Cinegy Capture Manager supports interlace field coding; otherwise, interlaced encoding processing will fail even if an appropriate GPU device is selected for the video encoder.
Caution
Windows Server 2022 is not yet qualified for use with Cinegy Capture. The v430.х ODE driver set remains the latest qualified and recommended NVIDIA driver version for the GPU-based encoding, decoding or video processing.
Important
Please read the What’s New in Cinegy Capture v21.11 post to get acquainted with information about new useful features as well as important fixes and enhancements in Cinegy Capture v21.11.

Major Improvements and Fixes

  • fixed performance issue with XDCAM HD / XDCAM HD 4:2:2 (defect 14977, ticket NZE-577-19287)

  • fixed NDI ingest, supported NDI 5 (defect 15600)

  • fixed possible Cinegy Capture engine hang in a "Session is closing" state in the direct transcoding mode (defect 15643)

  • fixed PTS break error when decoding H.264 GPU stream with the latest NVIDIA drivers (defect 15322)

Cinegy Capture 21.11 Release 2

Cinegy Capture: 21.11 R2

Cinegy Capture Package Build: 21.11.188.42999

Cinegy PCS Build: 4.65.0.641

Cinegy Cinecoder Version: 3.33.60.57962

Cinegy ML Version: 7.5.53167.860

Release Date: March 10, 2022

Caution
Make sure that the GPU card selected as video accelerator in Cinegy Capture Manager supports interlace field coding; otherwise, interlaced encoding processing will fail even if an appropriate GPU device is selected for the video encoder.
Caution
Windows Server 2022 is not yet qualified for use with Cinegy Capture. The v430.х ODE driver set remains the latest qualified and recommended NVIDIA driver version for the GPU-based encoding, decoding or video processing.

Major Improvements and Fixes

  • supported 720p25 and 720p29.97 input streams (US 7161)

  • fixed issue with starting a service after installation on the fresh system

Cinegy Capture 21.11 Release 1

Cinegy Capture: 21.11 R1

Cinegy Capture Package Build: 21.11.186.57825

Cinegy PCS Build: 4.65.0.641

Cinegy Cinecoder Version: 3.33.60.57962

Cinegy ML Version: 7.5.52373.2472

Release Date: February 17, 2022

Caution
Make sure that the GPU card selected as video accelerator in Cinegy Capture Manager supports interlace field coding; otherwise, interlaced encoding processing will fail even if an appropriate GPU device is selected for the video encoder.
Caution
Windows Server 2022 is not yet qualified for use with Cinegy Capture. The v430.х ODE driver set remains the latest qualified and recommended NVIDIA driver version for the GPU-based encoding, decoding or video processing.

New Features

  • implemented direct transcoding for MPEG, H.264, HEVC and Daniel2 streams and Archive templates (USs 666, 7065)

  • implemented AC-3 decoder (US 6994)

  • added support for DNxHR in MXF OP1a (US 5858)

  • supported audio input devices (US 6874)

  • supported the synced ingest for the direct transcoding (US 7064)

  • supported "pseudo" and "progressive" interlace encoding mode for H.264 NVIDIA GPU preview (US 6971)

  • supported option for downscaling to HD by using DNxHD encoder (US 6987)

  • implemented use of SQL authentication if "Domain" is set to "." in Cinegy Capture Archive Adapter (US 7062)

New Fixes

Cinegy Capture Engine

  • reworked GPU acceleration functionality and removed the "Enable GPU Decoding" option for MPEG-TS streams as obsolete (defect 15336)

  • fixed issue with incorrect duration of the created files when H.264 encoder is used with MXF wrapper (defect 15373)

  • fixed possible Cinegy Capture engine hang in a "Session is closing" state after the "STOP" button is pressed when H.264 encoder is used with MXF wrapper (defect 15429)

  • fixed issue with playback of the files recorded using H.264 encoder with MOV / MP4 wrappers and GPU acceleration enabled (defect 15355)

  • fixed issue with incorrect import of templates from a file into global PCS storage (defect 15444)

  • optimized logging information (defect 15460)

  • fixed issue with unexpected recording stop caused by changing the input stream bitrate from high to low (defect 15480, ticket CBJ-814-81612)

  • fixed issue with display of SRT preview in unicast mode in some specific cases (defect 15328)

  • fixed issue with crash of the MPEG-TS stream recording when using direct transcoding template if "Start" and "Stop" buttons were pressed several times at short intervals (defect 15276)

  • fixed a possible Cinegy Capture engine crash caused by a file write error (defect 14800)

Cinegy Capture Control

  • fixed issue when recording of Cinegy Capture engines within the Gang group sometimes is not stopped by pressing the "G.STOP" button (defect 14466, ticket KME-382-39254)

  • fixed issue with displaying "Common settings" in the Engine setting panel even with the "Allow to edit in Control application" option enabled (defect 15227, ticket XHJ-753-79484)

Important Known Issues

Note
These limitations will be addressed in the next releases.
  • Currently, only NVIDIA-based accelerator is supported, other types might not work properly.

Cinegy Capture 21.11 Release Candidate 1

Cinegy Capture: 21.11 RC1

Cinegy Capture Package Build: 21.11.174.31529

Cinegy PCS Build: 4.65.0.641

Cinegy Cinecoder Version: 3.33.60.57962

Cinegy ML Version: 7.5.52373.2472

Release Date: December 23, 2021

Caution
Make sure that the GPU card selected as video accelerator in Cinegy Capture Manager supports interlace field coding; otherwise, interlaced encoding processing will fail even if an appropriate GPU device is selected for the video encoder.

Major Improvements and Fixes

Cinegy Capture Engine

  • implemented direct transcoding for MPEG, H.264, HEVC and Daniel2 streams and Archive templates (USs 666, 7065)

  • implemented AC-3 decoder (US 6994)

  • added support for DNxHR in MXF OP1a (US 5858)

  • supported audio input devices (US 6874)

  • supported the synced ingest for the direct transcoding (US 7064)

  • supported "pseudo" and "progressive" interlace encoding mode for H.264 NVIDIA GPU preview (US 6971)

  • supported option for downscaling to HD by using DNxHD encoder (US 6987)

  • fixed issue with adding filename index at the simultaneous writing of MXF OP1a and MXF OPAtom files (defect 13573)

  • fixed failure to start recording with MPEG-TS wrapper template using only the audio codec (no video) (defect 14856)

  • fixed audio issue with sound dropping on certain SDI source (defect 14900, ticket UUC-543-70731)

  • fixed incorrect image size/raster when recording a 1920x1080 HD source as XDCAM (defect 15162, ticket ESM-668-77500)

  • disabled unsupported compression qualities for 10-bit source in Avid DNxHR codec settings (defect 15174)

  • fixed issue with writing an MXF OP1a file with Cinegy H.264 codec and PCM audio codec (defect 15200)

  • fixed issue with detecting active Engines while connecting to the server (defect 15208)

  • improved obtaining of the GPU usage data

  • number of stability and performance fixes

Cinegy Capture Manager

  • fixed issue with Server Editor keeping credentials when "Secure connection" option is disabled

  • fixed skip of V210 to YUY2 conversion when Shared RAM preview is used

  • removed some unnecessary settings for HTTP Request and PowerShell event presets in the "Main settings" section (defect 14912)

  • fixed failure to start Engine if PowerShell device is supported for events (defect 14015)

  • minor bugfixes and improvements

Cinegy Capture Control

  • fixed application crash after frequent clicks on the dashboard (defect 15199)

  • fixed application crash under certain conditions (ticket YCJ-244-12406)

  • number of stability fixes

Cinegy Capture Planner

  • unified forms for recurrent tasks management in Cinegy Capture Planner and Scheduler panel of Cinegy Capture Control (defect 13255)

  • fixed unexpected skipping of message in some specific cases (ticket WAM-277-11690)

Cinegy Capture Archive Adapter

  • implemented use of SQL authentication if "Domain" is set to "." in Cinegy Capture Archive Adapter (US 7062)

  • fixed issue with failing to register media files properly in some specific cases (defect 13075)

  • fixed issue with updating the license status for Cinegy Capture Archive Adapter (defect 15187)

  • minor bugfixes and improvements

Important Known Issues

Note
These limitations will be addressed in the next releases.
  • Currently, only NVIDIA-based accelerator is supported, other types might not work properly.