To add a transcoding task manually, press the "Add task" button on the "Tasks pool" tab:

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The following "Task designer" window appears:

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Define the required Cinegy Convert task properties that are described in detail below.

Task Name

In the "Task name" field, specify the name for a task to be displayed in the user interface.

Task Priority

Set the task priority (high, medium or low).

Tasks with higher priority will be taken first by Cinegy Convert Agent.

Sources

Define the source materials to be converted by clicking the gray field within the source panel:

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The "Source edit form" dialog appears:

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Press the "Open" button to load a media file:

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A source can also be loaded by pressing browsein the "File source" field over the preview monitor.

The loaded source preview is shown on the preview monitor. Below the monitor there are controls for setting In and Out points. This enables processing only the defined part of video material.

To define the part of video for transcoding, go to the desired starting point of the video either by pressing the "Play" button and stopping at the desired position or by entering the desired time value in the "IN" field:

Timecode_enter

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Press the "Set mark In position" button. The appropriate timecode will be shown in the "IN" field.

Then go to the desired end of the video fragment by pressing the "Play" button again and stopping at the desired position or by entering the desired timecode in the "OUT" field.

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Press the "Set mark Out position" button. The appropriate timecode will be shown.

The duration is calculated automatically.

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Use "Clear mark In position" and/or "Clear mark Out position" buttons to remove In and/or Out points respectively.

Press "OK" to finish defining source media material; the source will be added to the list:

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Note
In case of errors detection, e.g. unspecified target, a red indicator appears specifying their number. Hovering the mouse pointer over the indicator displays a tooltip describing the problem(s).

Several sources can be glued together during the transcoding task and can be added by clicking the gray filed and adding a source file in the same manner.

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Target Profiles

Set the targets defining the task output by clicking the gray field within the target panel:

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The "Add transcoding target" dialog appears:

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Here choose the corresponding profile from the list; its settings will be open on the right-hand panel of the dialog allowing you to make chenges in the selected profile, if needed. Then press the "OK" button.

Several output targets can be added to the transcoding task defining different output formats like MXF, MP4, SMPTE TT, etc. To do this, invoke the "Target edit form" dialog again and choose another profile.

If the profile is not compatible with the source media, it will be highlighted in red:

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To edit a target from the list, use the editbutton on the right of the target name.

To delete a target, use the bucketbutton.

Note
In case of errors detection, e.g. blank mandatory fields, a red indicator appears specifying their number. Hovering the mouse pointer over the indicator displays a tooltip describing the problem(s). Please mind that the "OK" button will remain locked unless there are no errors.
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Audio mapping is performed automatically.