Cinegy Convert (Legacy) enables the server based transcode and batch processing for repetitive export and conversion jobs allowing you to "print" to pre-defined formats and destinations. Each export job drop folder can be set up to perform specific repetitive actions with the objects inserted in that folder.

The export Cinegy Convert job drop folders support the insertion of clips, Rolls, ClipBins, Sequences, and DocumentBins using either drag-and-drop or the "Send to job drop target…​" command.

To send a Cinegy Archive object to the job drop folder, right-click the object you need to export and select the "Send to job drop target…" context menu command:

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The following dialog box appears:

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Select the target job drop folder from the list and press the "Apply" button.

Note
If the selected target job drop folder cannot process the object you need to export, the "Apply" button will be grayed out.

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To access the list of most recently used job drop folders, press the "MRU" button and select the desired item from the list.

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To leave the dialog without any changes, press the "Quit" button.

Having selected the job drop target and pressed the "Apply" button, the following "Create a Job" dialog appears:

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The "Job name" is generated automatically according to the name of the object you need to export, but you can edit it in this dialog via the keybaord.

You can also add a comment and metadata to the job being created via the keyboard.

Note
A set of metadata fields may vary for different jobs; they are assigned via Cinegy Enterprise Manager.
Important
Refer to the Descriptors, Presets article within the Cinegy Enterprise Manager Manual to learn how to create and manage descriptors.

The "Create disabled" option is not selected by default, i.e. the current job processing will be performed by Cinegy Convert Server (Legacy) automatically. Select this option if you wish to create the job disabled. To enable this job for processing, select the checkbox near the corresponding job name in the defined job drop folder window.

Important
Refer to the Workflow article for a detailed description of the job drop folder window.

If audio and/or video parameters of the object you need to export do not match the parameter(s) of the job drop target, you will be informed about this with the corresponding error message, and the job will not be created.

Generally, export job drop folders are used to automatically export material into different formats.

Windows Media Export Job Drop Folder

Note
The WMV job drop folders can be created and configured via Convert Server Configurator (Legacy).

Export Rolls, ClipBins

Each clip from the Roll / ClipBin being processed via the WMV job drop folder is exported as a separate video file with a unique random name.

Export Sequences

Each Sequence being processed via the WMV job drop folder is exported as a separate video file with a unique random name.

Avid Export Job Drop Folder

Caution
If you are going to use Avid 15:1s compression format, please install the Avid QuickTime Codecs LE on the machine where Cinegy Convert Server (Legacy) is installed. Also please check if the codecs are installed correctly: the corresponding Avid*.qtx files should reside in the "[QuickTime Installation folder] > QTSystem" folder, not in the "[QuickTime Installation folder] > QTComponents" folder. This is a known issue of the Avid QuickTime Codecs LE installer.
Note
The Avid job drop folders can be created and configured via Convert Server Configurator (Legacy).

Export Rolls, ClipBins

For each job being processed via the Avid job drop folder, a separate AAF file is created with a unique random name. All clips included in the AAF file are shown as master clips.

Note
All clips in one job being processed in the Avid job drop folder should be of the same TV format; otherwise the processing of this job will fail and the corresponding error message will be stored in the job’s metadata:

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Export Sequences

For each clip, picture and titler being processed in the Avid job drop folder, a corresponding master clip is created. A Sequence with all references to these master clips is created and placed into the AAF file with a unique random name. When one job contains several Sequences, the AAF file that is created will include all these Sequences with all their references to the relevant master clips.

The following table shows the feature mapping when a Sequence is exported via the Avid job drop folder:

Feature Status Description

Video clips

Fully supported

Video clips will be transferred with no changes.

Audio clips

Fully supported

Audio clips will be transferred with no changes.

Flop

Fully supported

The corresponding flop effect will be applied in the Avid sequence.

Dissolve

Fully supported

The corresponding dissolve mix will be applied in the Avid sequence.

Speed

Fully supported

The corresponding speed effect will be applied in the Avid sequence.

Freeze

Special

The corresponding freeze effect will be applied in the Avid sequence for video clips. Audio clips will be replaced with fillers of the corresponding duration.

Titler

Special

Media is exported without the alpha channel information (blended on the black background) or is replaced with fillers.

Note
To disable rendering of titler objects, remove the selection of the "Render titlers" option in Convert Server Configurator (Legacy). Refer to the Avid Export article for details.

Pictures

Special

Media is exported without the alpha channel information (blended on the black background) or is replaced with fillers.

Note
To disable rendering of graphic images, remove the selection of the "Render graphics" option in Convert Server Configurator (Legacy).

SMPTE mixes

Special

Replaced with a dissolve mix.

Dip to color

Coming soon

Feature is ignored during export.

Audio pan balance

Coming soon

Feature is ignored during export.

Video transparency key frames

Coming soon

Feature is ignored during export.

Multiclip

Coming soon

The multiclip is replaced with a filler of the corresponding duration.

Color correction

Not supported yet due to technical limitations

Feature is ignored during export.

Inverse effect

Not supported yet due to technical limitations

Feature is ignored during export.

Note
All Sequences in one job being processed in the Avid job drop folder should be of the same TV format; otherwise the processing of this job will fail and the corresponding error message will be stored in the job’s metadata.

File Export

Media processed via file export job drop folder can be exported with its metadata to the following media file formats:

  • *.rm – Real Media (RM) format;

  • *.avi – Microsoft video format;

  • *.avi – Cinegy Cinebridge;

  • *.mpg – Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG) format;

  • .wmv*, .wma* – Windows Media (WM) formats;

  • *.mp4 – MP4 Flash;

  • *.mxf – MXF OP1A and MXF AS-03;

  • *.wav – Waveform Audio Format (WAV);

  • *.saf – SeaChange Archive Format (SAF) format;

  • *.swf – Macromedia Flash format;

  • *.qt – QuickTime (QT) format.

The export settings for the file export job drop folder are configured via Convert Server Configurator (Legacy).

Export Clips from ClipBins

A clip (or multiple clips) selected in the ClipBin or Roll being processed via the file export job drop folder is exported as a separate video file of the defined video format with a unique random name.

Export Sequences

Each Sequence being processed via the file export job drop folder is exported as a separate video file of the defined video format with a unique random name.

Final Cut Export

For each Sequence being processed via the Final Cut export job drop folder a separate XML file is generated with a name according to the predefined settings.

The Final Cut export job drop folders can be created and configured via Convert Server Configurator (Legacy).

After a successful configuration you can drag-and-drop Sequences into this job drop folder in Cinegy Desktop, and Cinegy Convert Server (Legacy) will automatically create the corresponding XML for Final Cut.