Cinegy Cinescore (portable)

About Cinegy Cinescore

Cinegy Cinescore is a standalone portable application. It is aimed at assessing the user machine performance through scoring. Test results are reported in graphical representation. The obtained results analysis enables user to determine whether the computer running this tool has optimal performance for particular tasks.

The Cinegy Cinescore portable package includes a "Cinescore.exe" startup file and the "Date_x_x_x.cinepack" file with video samples and profiles.

Caution
Installation of .NET Framework 4.6.1 or later is required before running Cinegy Cinescore. The minimum OS version required is Windows 7 SP1.

To launch the application, run the "Cinescore.exe" file; the following window appears:

Cinescore main interface

Computer Parameters

Once Cinegy Cinescore is launched, the current machine configuration details are displayed in the "About" section. In case test results from other machine(s) are loaded, the current machine configuration details will be replaced with the ones from the given report:

Cinescore About this computer

The "About" section presents a summary view of basic details about the current machine, including information about the operating system this computer is running, both central and graphics processing units models, the amount of random-access memory (RAM) installed, as well as Cinecoder and Cinescore versions in use.

Testing

Run_tests_button

Press "Run tests" to measure the average CPU/GPU load and calculate the CPU/GPU score.

more_button

Press the "More" button to run custom tests to measure the average CPU/GPU load and calculate the CPU/GPU score for selected profiles subset.

In the "Run custom test" dialog that appears, define the profiles groups to be included to the tests subset. By default, all profiles groups are selected, uncheck the unnecessary ones in the list and press the "Run test" button to proceed:

custom_tests_button

In case the "Date_x_x_x.cinepack" file with video samples and profiles is missing in the Cinegy Cinescore portable package, the following error message appears:

Tests error

Follow the instructions given in the message and press the "Run tests" button.

The following "Cinegy Cinescore PC Performance" dialog appears:

PC performance

Here the intermediate results of profiles testing are displayed real-time. Profiles in the lists are marked with the following symbols:

Yellow arrows

A profile is currently being processed.

Green tick

A profile is processed successfully.

Red exclamantion

A profile is processed with error(s) or testing of this profile is cancelled by user. Click the profile marked with this symbol to see the error message:

PC performance error

The utility reads a sample footage into RAM, and then encodes it automatically.

At any time during the test or on its completion, you can view the CPU, GPU, and FPS values for any profile tested. To do this, select any profile (tested or being tested) in the list and hover the mouse over the desired graph:

PC performance graph
Note
All the profiles for testing are processed one by one; thus, the procedure may take a while. The list of profiles sets is given below.

Upon tests completion, the results are automatically reported in the graphical representation. The received information is split into four tabs under the "Encoding results" section with the detailed characteristics of the FPS (avg), CPU load (avg), GPU Video Engine load (avg), and Machine configuration values displayed accordingly:

Cinescore Results FPS_1
Note
If you run custom tests, the results will be displayed only for selected profiles subset in the corresponding tabs.
The "CINESCORE CPU" and "CINESCORE GPU" sections contain the average test rates:
  • CPU – benchmark that assesses the processor performance through a series of tests.

  • GPU – benchmark that assesses the graphics hardware performance through a series of tests.

Save_button

Press the "Save" button to save the results for further comparison and/or analysis. The results will be saved to the defined folder in the CSR file format.The file name displays the corresponding details: the PC name, date and time of the test file creation.

Load_button

Press the "Load" button to load test results that can be used for scoring analysis. The results will be loaded from a previously saved *.csr file and will override the local machine configuration and test results.

Test Results

Use the "Encoding results" configuration group to define whether the SD, HD, UHD or 8K standard profiles results will be displayed on the graph:

Encoding results

Average FPS

Average frame rate values are graphically represented on the "FPS (avg)" tab individually for each profile:

Cinescore results FPS

Average CPU Load

The results of the average CPU (Central Processing Unit) load on the machine are displayed individually for each profile on the "CPU load (avg)" tab:

Cinescore results CPU

Average GPU Video Engine Load

The results of the average GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) video engine load on the machine are displayed here:

Cinescore results GPU

Machine Configurations

The details on the PC configurations, including machine(s) added for comparison are displayed here in the table view:

Cinescore results MC

Machines Comparison

You can add several reference machines for comparison by clicking the "Compare" > "Add" button:

Compare-add

Then define the Cinegy Cinescore result(s) for comparison by selecting the desired *.csr file (or multiple files) in the dialog that appears:

Cinescore-results-add

Please note that there are several reference reports generated by Cinegy that may be used to compare the current machine results with. They are included to the Cinegy Cinescore package by default and are always available in the "Compare" list:

Cinescore_reference_machines

Selected report(s) will be added to the "Compare" list. Define the reference machine(s) in this list to compare your results with. To compare the parameters without having your test results, select the corresponding check boxes of the target reference machines in the "Compare" list.

Cinescore results multiple PC

Each reference machine is displayed on the graph in a different color with the legend shown on the right.

Note
Please note that results for the profile that has been processed with errors, are not displayed on the graph.

Having added the machine(s) for comparison, files with their test suites results are saved locally on your computer in the "ReferenceMachines" folder.

To disable the reference machine display, uncheck it in the "Compare" list:

Cinescore results certain PC

Remove_button

To remove a reference machine from the "Compare" list, use the red cross button next to the required machine name.

Profiles Sets

Current profiles sets for SD, HD, UHD, and 8K test suites available for Cinegy Cinescore analysis are as follows:

TV Format Profile

SD

DVSD 576i
H.264 HQ 576i
H.264 MQ 576i

H.264 NVIDIA HQ 576i
MPEG-2 IMX50 576i
MPEG-2 LongGOP HQ 576i

HD

AVC-Intra 100 1080i
DVCPRO100 1080i
H.264 CQ NVIDIA 1080i
H.264 HQ 1080i
H.264 MQ 1080i

H.264 NVIDIA HQ 1080i
MPEG-2 HQ 1080i
XDCAM EX 35 1080i
XDCAM HD422 1080i

UHD

AVC-Ultra 400 2160p
DANIEL2 HP 2160p
DANIEL2 NVIDIA HP 2160p
H.264 CQ 2160p
H.264 NVIDIA HP 2160p

H.264 NVIDIA HQ 2160p
H.265 NVIDIA HP 2160p
H.265 NVIDIA HQ 2160p
MPEG-2 LongGOP HQ 2160p

8K

DANIEL2 HP 8K
DANIEL2 NVIDIA HP 8K
H.265 NVIDIA HP 8K

H.265 NVIDIA HQ 8K
MPEG-2 LongGOP 422 8K

These sets of profiles are stored in the "Date_x_x_x.cinepack" file within the Cinegy Cinescore portable package.

Note
Please note the profiles sets may be changed in future releases.