Release Notes

Cinegy Convert is Cinegy’s server-based transcoding and batch processing service. Designed to function like a network-based print server, it can be used to perform repetitive import, export, and conversion tasks by "printing" material to pre-defined formats and destinations. Available in both standalone and Cinegy Archive integrated variants, Cinegy Convert saves time that can be applied to more important activities by automating repetitive tasks. Tasks are processed successively on a dedicated Cinegy Convert server acting as a print queue/spooler.

Highly flexible, scalable and interactive it is an ideal tool for converting material into different formats and for integration with third-party NLE systems.

The full package components are:

  • Cinegy Process Coordination Service
    This new component provides centralized storage for all resources types used in your media processing workflow and also acts as a central discovery service.

  • Cinegy Convert Agent Manager
    This component provides actual processing powers for Cinegy Convert. It launches and manages local agents to execute tasks from Cinegy Process Coordination Service.

  • Cinegy Convert Watch Service
    This component is responsible for looking in configured file system directories and/or Cinegy Archive job drop targets and registering tasks inside Cinegy Process Coordination Service for Cinegy Convert Agent Manager to pick up.

  • Cinegy Convert Monitor
    This is the primary UI to allow operators to watch what the Cinegy Convert estate is working on, as well as create jobs manually.

  • Cinegy Convert Profile Editor
    This utility provides the means for creating and adjusting target profiles that are used in Cinegy Convert for transcoding tasks processing.

Cinegy Convert 10.5

Cinegy Convert Release: 10.5

Cinegy Convert Build: 10.5.43.1502

Cinegy Process Coordination Service Build: 3.42.0.525

Release Date: May 26, 2017

Major Improvements

  • added restoring offline files capability during task processing

  • added minor performance and quality improvements during task processing

  • fixed incorrect length detection on specific files

  • fixed incorrect deinterlace processing when exporting interlaced media

  • fixed Cinegy Archive export task failure when processing the node containing effects

  • fixed crash when reading specific MXF OP1A files with AVC-I encoded stream

  • fixed crash when reading broken MP4 files

  • fixed Cinegy Archive import of MP4 files with AVC-I encoded stream

  • fixed Cinegy Archive VANC data track registration and processing issues

Cinegy Process Coordination Service

  • added option to use a pre-created empty database while configuring the service

  • fixed configurator startup when the service is not running

Cinegy Convert Watch Service

  • fixed possible tasks duplications when editing the service configuration while the task processing is in progress

Cinegy Convert Profile Editor

  • added "File name template" parameter to the Cinegy Archive import and quality building tasks

  • improved validation of encoder settings against the target TV format

Known Limitations

Note
These limitations will be addressed in the next releases.
  • Filtering conditions dialog box may overlap other windows until it is explicitly closed.

  • Possible excessive memory consumption during intensive use of Cinegy Convert Profile Editor. Workaround: restart the application.

Cinegy Convert 10.4

Cinegy Convert Release: 10.4

Cinegy Convert Build: 10.4.21.1305

Cinegy Process Coordination Service Build: 3.33.0.509

Release Date: December 27, 2016

Major Improvements

  • export of Sequences with FX Manager effects applied is fixed

  • PCM 24-bit audio encoding format is now supported

  • Cinegy Convert hang when processing jobs with specific MXF files is fixed

  • wrong aspect ratio in processed files is fixed

  • audio allocation in files exported from Archive is fixed

Cinegy Convert Watch Service:

  • new jobs are now picked up properly after a long pause with no service restart required

  • MP4 file processing failure in specific cases is fixed

  • improved performance on machines with no Internet access

Cinegy Convert Profile Editor

  • the "File name template" parameter for new file name generation is implemented

Cinegy Convert 10.3

Cinegy Convert Release: 10.3

Cinegy Convert Build: 10.3.169.1204

Cinegy Process Coordination Service Build: 3.14.0.487

Release Date: September 21, 2016

Major Improvements

Cinegy Convert Agent Manager

  • possible hung on MXF OP1A and XDCAM files export is fixed

  • export of MXF and MP4 files with no initial timecode is fixed

  • Cinegy Archive Import tasks are correctly finished with an error message when the network share is full

  • export of Sequences with mixes is fixed

  • direct transcoding mode does not switch off with WEB quality additionally selected

Cinegy Convert Profile Editor

  • WEB quality creation when importing to Archive is fixed

  • the {job.name} and {time:d} macros are now applied correctly

  • sample profiles set is extended with Archive Import profiles

Cinegy Process Coordination Service

  • Cinegy LocalDB provider is added to the installer

  • Local Service and Network Service logon types are temporarily removed from configuration

  • configuration dialog is added

Known Limitations

Note
These limitations will be addressed in the next releases.
  • Encoding with HEVC Nvidia GPU may cause task failure on some machine configurations.

  • Installation of .NET Framework 4.6.1 or later is required before Cinegy PCS/Convert installation.

Cinegy Convert 10.2

Cinegy Convert Release: 10.2

Cinegy Convert Build: 10.2.138.1056

Cinegy Process Coordination Service Build: 2.0.36.414

Release Date: May 18, 2016

Major Improvements

Cinegy Convert Monitor

  • overriding profile metadata when adding a new task is implemented

  • changing tasks priorities at any processing stage is added

  • processed tasks history tab is added

Cinegy Convert Agent Manager

  • automatic pausing/resuming of the lower priority tasks processing is added

  • audio sample rate conversion support is added

  • simple video frame rate conversion support is added

Cinegy Convert Profile Editor

  • Cinegy Archive qualities creation is added

    Caution
    For Cinegy Archive qualities creation functionality, the installation of Cinegy Archive Service 10.1 and Cinegy Archive Database patch with Cinegy Archive Wizard 10.1 is required. The latest version of CAS is available on the Cinegy portal.
  • MOV/MP4 media files creation with ProRes encoding is supported

  • VANC data tracks creation for MXF OP1a files is supported

  • Cinegy Archive Roll/clip name parameters are added to the Cinegy Archive Import profile

  • MPEG transport stream creation is added

  • MPEG program stream creation is added

Note
MPEG-2 Long GOP and H.264 are now in MXF OP1a encoder, so will not be processed by the old Cinegy Media Cleaner; Cinegy Desktop upgrade will be required. Other cards may work but should be tested by the customer first.

Cinegy Convert 10.1 R4

Cinegy Convert Release: 10.1 R4

Cinegy Convert Build: 10.1.10102.645

Cinegy Process Coordination Service Build: 1.0.161.211

Release Date: October 28, 2015

Major Improvements

  • the third-party toolkit license validation during the product components installation / deinstallation issue is fixed

Cinegy Convert 10.1 R3

Cinegy Convert Release: 10.1 R3

Cinegy Convert Build: 10.1.10099.637

Cinegy Process Coordination Service Build: 1.0.159.200

Release Date: October 21, 2015

Major Improvements

  • Cinegy Convert transcoding task failure on machines without graphics card is fixed

Cinegy Convert 10.1 R2

Cinegy Convert Release: 10.1 R2

Cinegy Convert Build: 10.1.10098.613

Cinegy Process Coordination Service Build: 1.0.159.200

Release Date: October 16, 2015

Major Improvements

  • the installer issues in certain cases are fixed

Cinegy Convert 10.1 R1

Cinegy Convert Release: 10.1 R1

Cinegy Convert Build: 10.1.10097.610

Cinegy Process Coordination Service Build: 1.0.159.200

Release Date: October 7, 2015

Major Improvements

  • robust and scalable architecture

  • increased density for tasks processing (licensing per processing agent)

  • integrated load balancing of tasks

  • automated resource balancing based on task priority

  • improved accessibility and usability

  • improved tasks processing feedback (via GUI, API and logs)

  • standalone and Archive integrated modes

    Caution
    For Cinegy Archive integration, the installation of Cinegy Archive Service 9.6 or 10.0 is required. The latest version of CAS is available on the Cinegy portal.
  • multiple simultaneous output formats

  • advanced audio configuration

  • standalone file based transcoding is supported

  • export from Cinegy Archive mode is supported

  • import/ingest to Cinegy Archive mode is supported

Cinegy Convert 10.0

Cinegy Convert Release: 10.0

Cinegy Convert Build: 10.0.154.339

Cinegy Process Coordination Service Build: 1.0.106.142

Release Date: June 23, 2015

Major Improvements

  • robust and scalable architecture

  • increased density for tasks processing (licensing per processing agent)

  • integrated load balancing of tasks

  • automated resource balancing based on task priority

  • improved accessibility and usability

  • improved tasks processing feedback (via GUI, API and logs)

  • standalone and Archive integrated modes

    Caution
    For full Cinegy Archive integration, the installation of Cinegy Archive Service 9.6 is required. The new version of CAS is available on the Cinegy portal.
    Note
    This version is compatible with Cinegy Archive Service v10.
  • multiple simultaneous output formats

  • advanced audio configuration

  • standalone file based transcoding is supported

  • export from Cinegy Archive mode is supported