All the monitored Cinegy Capture engines are displayed in thumbnails representation on the engines panel:


Cinegy Capture engines can be displayed in three different modes, which can be switched using the corresponding buttons on the toolbar in the engine preview area:

Preview Panel button

Preview mode – in this mode the real-time preview streams from engines are displayed:

Engine in Preview mode

Detailed Dashboard button

Detailed dashboard mode – in this mode the detailed info about the engine along with the real-time preview is available:

Engine in Detailed mode

Compact Dashboard button

Compact dashboard mode – in this mode the same engine instance is displayed, but there is some information instead of the real-time video preview:

Engine in Compact mode

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

Column adjustment is not available in compact dashboard mode.

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:


The caption also contains the following buttons for engine management:


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

Refer to the Gang Control Panel article for details.


This button disconnects the corresponding Cinegy Capture engine service and removes the engine from the engines panel.

Real-time Preview Mode

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

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

  • 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 outstanding engine previews are displayed in "Image" mode (with 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.

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

Video Streams

Each engine supports multiple video stream previews.

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 appropriate video stream preview from the context menu:

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

In the preview window, hover the mouse pointer over the preview item in the list to display a tooltip with information, such as the URL address or input name according to its type of preview:


Audio Indication

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


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:


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 the user to mute corresponding audio channels.


To mute audio, press the speaker button.


Press this button once again to turn audio back on.

On-screen Deinterlacing

The computer screen is progressive and may not display interlaced video correctly. Cinegy Capture uses 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 corresponding deinterlacing mode from the context menu:


Compact Dashboard Mode

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


The dashboard size is controlled in the same way as in Preview mode – by the columns 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 both real-time preview and additional information are available. The panel displays a list of dashboard elements, one engine per row:


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 the right info column disappears:


Additional Details

For detailed description of configuration parameters refer to the 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 output had the problem, etc.

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