Quick Start Guide

Standalone mode

Cinegy Capture reinvents the acquisition and transcode process, unifying the task of ingesting material and generating edit or web proxies in all popular formats and containers. Using centralized services, operators can work with the powerful remote Cinegy Capture Control client or real-time web control application – whenever or wherever they need it.

Just take a standard PC, add one or multiple SDI boards, install Cinegy Capture and start experiencing the benefits of cost effective, centralized ingest controlled by anyone in your workgroup.

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 Control connects to 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. Using of this component is optional and is not covered by this document.

Cinegy Capture Archive Adapter allows user to integrate Cinegy Capture with Cinegy Archive for direct ingest into centralized asset management systems. Using of this component is topical for archive mode and is not covered by this document.

You can also use a scalable Cinegy Capture Web Control 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.

This quick guide takes you through the steps to get your Cinegy Capture software up and running:


  • Make sure the machine you are using has the required Microsoft Windows operating system installed along with the recommended service packs. Details are available in the system recommendations document.

  • Download the latest Cinegy Capture installation package from my.cinegy.com. Copy the installer and extract the package contents to a shared location in your network for convenient installation on all client machines.

You must have at least local administrator rights to install the Cinegy Capture components.