Note
The "Archive Adapter" tab is available if Cinegy Capture Archive Adapter component is installed.

Cinegy Capture Archive Adapter allows a user to integrate Cinegy Capture with Cinegy Archive for direct ingest into a centralized asset management system.

The media is recorded to the configured destination in the Cinegy Archive database network shares. The recorded media is registered as Rolls in the Cinegy Archive database and can be instantly used in Cinegy Desktop.

Installation

When opened for the first time, the "Archive Adapter" tab looks as follows:

Archive_adapter_install

The parameters below indicate the following information:

  • Service status – the current status of Archive Adapter Service. The service status can be "Running" or "Stopped".

  • Synchronization status – the synchronization status of Cinegy Archive Adapter with Cinegy Archive. This status can be "Unknown", "Pending", "Processing" or "Failed". The "Archive Adapter is unavailable" message is displayed until Archive Adapter is properly configured.

Once installed along with other Cinegy Capture components, Cinegy Capture Archive Adapter should be installed as a Windows service via Cinegy Capture Manager:

Install_button

Press this button to install Cinegy Capture Archive Adapter as a Windows Service.

Uninstall_button

Press this button to uninstall the Cinegy Capture Archive Adapter service.

Start_button

Press this button to start the Cinegy Capture Archive Adapter service.

Stop_button

Press this button to stop the Cinegy Capture Archive Adapter service.

Configuration

Settings_button

Press the "Settings" button to specify the Cinegy Capture Archive Adapter parameters. The following configuration dialog will be launched:

Archive_adapter_unchecked

Configuration settings are split into two tabs: CAS settings and Log settings.

CAS Settings

Follow the steps to specify the CAS parameters:

  1. In the "CAS Server" field specify the URL of the machine where Cinegy Archive Service is running.

    Discover_URL

    Press the "Discover" button for the CAS server URL address to be recognized by the system. If available, the URL address is displayed in the field; otherwise, it is marked as "N/A".

  2. Then define the domain parameters: domain name, login and password.

  3. Press the Archive_adapter_server_browse button next to "SQL server" and select the required SQL server:

    Archive_adapter_server

  4. Press the Archive_adapter_database_browse button next to "Database" and select the Cinegy Archive database:

    Archive_adapter_database

  5. In the defined Cinegy Archive database, specify the folder where the target Roll(s) will be created. To do this, press the Archive_adapter_server_browse button next to the "Root folder" field and browse for the required folder in the explorer tree:

    Archive_adapter_target_folder

  6. Having defined all settings, the message "Settings are unchecked" will be still displayed, informing that you need to verify the entered data.

    check_settings_button

    Make sure Cinegy Archive Service is started and press the "Check settings" button to verify your configuration:

    Archive_adapter_message

    The following status indicator shows that the settings are correct:

    Archive_adapter_correct_settings
    Note
    If the configuration validation has failed, the corresponding status will be displayed, indicating invalid settings.
  7. Save the Cinegy Archive Service configuration settings by pressing the "Save" button.

Log Settings

The logging parameters of your Capture Engines can be configured on the "Log settings" tab:

Common_settings_Archive_Adapter

Here specify the following parameters:

  • Logging level – choose between "Debug" for generating a full log, "Normal" for creating a log file containing the error messages only and "None" for no logging;

  • Roll interval – use the drop-down list to specify the frequency of a new log file creation;

  • Max archived files – define the maximum number of log files to be created in the specified "Roll interval" period (0 means no restriction on file number);

  • Roll size – define the value in KB to limit the log file size.

Open log folder_button

To view the created log files folder, press the "Open log folder" button.

Caution
All changes will be applied only after the Capture Engines restart.

Service Control

Note
The machine running the Cinegy Capture Archive Adapter service must have an additional dedicated license (one per server) to enable the Archive Adapter service to work.

When the connection settings are defined, the Cinegy Capture Archive Adapter service should be started by pressing the "Start" button. The service status will be displayed in the corresponding field:

Archive_adapter_log_info

On the "Archive Adapter" tab, a table containing the information regarding connection to Cinegy Archive Service and other log information (according to the specified logging level) is displayed:

Tip
The warning and error logs are highlighted in orange and red respectively.