This tab allows you to configure the Avid export settings:

convert_server_cfg_avid

In this window, all the Avid export job drop folders available in the current Cinegy Archive database are displayed.

edit_settings_button

Press the "Edit settings…" button to configure the Avid export settings for the selected job drop folder:

avid_export_settings

In this configuration window, you can set up the Avid export parameters as described below.

Export File Name

Enter a file name macro to automate the exported media naming. The name template macros are:

MacroMeaning

%D

The export task creation date

%T

The export task creation time

%O

The export task owner

%F

The object name and type

%N

The object name

%V

The name of the video system

The file name preview is displayed in the "Example" field.

AAF Files Location

Press the "Browse" button to locate the folder where the AAF files are stored:

avid_export_browse

Select the "Clear old AAF files" checkbox to clear the Avid media files folder from all currently existing AAF files before exporting.

Note
Please note, files other than AAF, as well as all contents of the subfolders, if any, will be preserved.

Export Method

The following export methods can be configured here:

  • Composition only – the AAF file with information about Cinegy Archive object(s) is generated without MXF media files generation and exporting.

  • Link to media – the AAF file with information about Cinegy Archive object(s) is generated with links to media files located on Cinegy Media Storage.

  • Export media – the MXF files are generated in the defined Avid media files location, and the AAF file with links to these newly created MXF files is created.

Export from Quality

Here define the quality of source media used when exporting from the Cinegy Archive database. Set the radio button to "High" to use high quality, to "Medium" to use medium quality or to "Low" to use low quality.

Select the "Auto-degradation" checkbox to enable switching to the next available quality.

MXF Media Location

Press the "Browse" button to locate the folder where the Avid media files are stored:

mxf-browse

The MXF files that are generated for the Cinegy Archive objects being exported will be automatically recognized by Avid Media Composer according to the links written in the imported AAF files.

Note
The folder defined as a Media Directory for Avid Media Composer should be specified in the "MXF media location" field for automatic media files recognition within Avid Media Composer.

Please define the Avid media folder; otherwise export cannot be performed and the following error message appears:

avid_export_error

Root Only Folder

Use the "Root only" option to limit the Avid media files folders creation to the specified Avid media folder only.

Encoders Selection

Choose the media formats separately for the files of standard and high definitions.

Note
UHD formats export functionality will be available in future releases.

Export Options

  • Do not recompress if source format can be used in Avid directly – enables skipping source media recompression if media files are already of the native MXF OP-Atom format.

  • Render graphics – enables rendering of the graphics to the separate files when exporting. Leave this option deselected to disable graphics rendering. In this case, graphics will be replaced with the fillers.

  • Render titlers – enables rendering of titlers to the separate files when exporting. Leave this option deselected to disable titler rendering. In this case, titles will be replaced with the fillers.

  • Render Type objects – enables rendering of Cinegy Type templates to the separate files when exporting. Leave this option deselected to disable templates rendering. In this case, they will be replaced with the fillers.

  • Render Video effects – enables rendering video effects when exporting. Leave this option deselected to disable video effects rendering.

Note
If the "Render Video effects" option is selected, the "Do not recompress if source format can be used in Avid directly" option becomes unavailable and the effects are rendered to the defined format.
  • Render Audio effects – enables rendering audio effects when exporting. Leave this option deselected to disable audio effects rendering.

  • Handles – the export adds "handles" (if possible) of N second(s) on each boundary of the referenced material to allow clips trimming.

Avid Interplay Integration

Note
The usage of Avid Interplay integration should be requested separately.

In order to send the media files to Avid Interplay server, select the "Send to Avid Interplay server" checkbox and set up the following parameters:

avid_interplay_integration
  • Avid Interplay server – the path to Avid Interplay Web-services;

  • Interplay User name – the user name to connect to the Avid Interplay server;

  • Password – the password to connect to the Avid Interplay server;

  • Test connection – press this button to verify that the connection to the Avid Interplay server is working;

    Note
    Make sure that the "Export to folder" path is set up correctly and you have entered valid login information for a successful test.
  • Export to folder – the path to the folder to store the media files. The folder can be chosen by pressing the "Browse…​" button.

  • Set this folder as root in Interplay tree – select this checkbox to set the specified export folder as a root folder in the Interplay tree.

Important
Refer to the Avid Interplay Integration paragraph to learn how to work with Avid Interplay folders.