To open the configurator, press this button. The following "Settings" dialog appears:


The "Settings" menu contains five configuration tabs. In the right lower corner of each tab there is a set of buttons:


To apply the changes, press the "Apply" button.


To discard the changes, press the "Discard" button.


To close the "Settings" menu, press the "Close" button.

General Settings

  • Color Theme – select the "Dark" or "Light" application color theme.

  • UAC – activate this switcher to receive notification about User Account Control settings on start-up.

Quality Settings

Cinegize allows manual adjustment of the video quality parameters, allowing adaptation to meet requirements.

In the host settings, encoding mode allows selection of 4:2:2, 4:4:4 and RGB color as well as specification of a maximum ceiling bitrate.

The encoding works with self-contained frames, meaning error recovery times are always low whilst the transmission runs at a variable bitrate between 5 and 60 frames per second as the required by host screen updates. This ensures quick updates and no tearing effects whilst saving up to 90% bandwidth at idle.

The "Quality" tab provides the opportunity to select necessary quality preset:


By default, HD, UHD and 8K preset qualities are available. Hovering the cursor over the preset name shows the current preset settings – the bitrate and the chroma format:


To add a new preset, press the Add_preset_button button.


In the "Create preset" dialog box that appears define a new preset name, maximum bitrate, chroma format (RGBA, 422 or 444), and grabber mode.

Having made all the necessary changes, confirm your choice by pressing the button.

When it is necessary to make changes to the existing preset or remove it, use the "Edit" or "Delete" command from its context menu:


Deletion of existing preset requires additional confirmation:


The use of audio is determined by the corresponding switcher and is enabled by default.

Define the number of encoders by using the Up_Downbuttons or entering the desired value via the keyboard in the corresponding field.

Ports Settings


By default the "TCP general port" is set to 51140. To change this value, as well as to define the "UDP video port" and "UDP audio port" on the host machine, use the Up_Downbuttons or enter the desired value via the keyboard in the corresponding field.

For proper work of Cinegize the TCP general port value on the client machine must be the same as on the host machine.

If the specified ports are blocked on application startup, the appropriate error is logged to log files for service mode, or reported to the console for application mode.

Service Settings

To manage the service, the user must have administrator rights and Cinegize must be launched using the "Run as administrator" command.

Cinegize can operate as a Windows service. This mode provides automatic hosting after machine startup.


In the "Service" tab, press the "Install" button to install the Cinegize service as a Windows service. Then press the "Start" button to start the service:


The service can be uninstalled, stopped or restarted by pressing the corresponding buttons in the "Service" tab of Cinegize.

In the "Password" field, set a personal password for unattended access when Cinegize operates in host mode.

Refer to the Windows Service Mode paragraph for details on operating Cinegize as a Windows service.


The "Info" tab contains copyright and licensing information:

Cinegize configuration settings are stored in the settings.xml file, accessible by the following path: C:\ProgramData\Cinegy\Cinegize.