Cinegy Capture Manager is an application for managing Cinegy Capture Engine services.

Refer to the Cinegy Capture Manager Manual to get a complete description of the Cinegy Capture Manager configuration.

To launch Cinegy Capture Manager, go to Start > All Programs > Cinegy > Cinegy Capture Manager.

Database Configuration

Once you start Cinegy Capture Manager, the following dialog box appears, where you should choose the connection to a local host:

First launch

Go to the "Database tab" to configure the database settings:



Press the "Create new DB" button to create a new database.

If the database exists but its current version is not compatible with the current Cinegy Capture version, press the "Upgrade to required version" button to update the database.

Having configured the database, go to the "Main tab".

Common Settings Configuration

Common settings

Press the "Common settings" button; in the dialog that appears, define the local network adapter IP address and logging parameters of your capture session along with the managing account:

Make sure the user account under which the service is running has enough privileges to write to network shares used for Cinegy Capture tasks.
All changes will be applied only after the service restart.

Adding Service

Cinegy Capture Manager allows user to add individual services for specific tasks. To add a new service, press the "Add" button. Having pressed the "Add" button, a new service instance will be added to the "Servers" list and installed:


Once installed, the "Capture Service" is added as a regular Windows service. It can be started directly from Cinegy Capture Manager simply by pressing the "Start" button.

The service started for the first time is not configured.

Configuring Service

To set up the specified Cinegy Capture Engine service, press the "Configure" button. In the "Capture Engine Configuration" dialog that appears, specify the recording job main parameters such as input TV format, capture source type, audio settings. You can also add channel description and configure a stream preview here:


Having specified all the necessary parameters, press "Next" to set up the timecode settings. Once the timecode setting are set up, press "Next" to configure the selected capture source settings. Various capture sources have individual set of parameters specific to the selected type.

For a simple demo, select the file based capture source and specify its file path:

"File based capture" capturing source type is mostly used for testing purposes.

Press "Next" to proceed; the defined configuration summary will be displayed for you to review. Press the "Finish" button for the specified settings to be applied:


Capture Pro / Solo editions allow the user to add and manage multiple Cinegy Capture Engine services at once, while only one Capture Service can be used in Capture Desktop edition.