The standard workflow of a CineLink file creation and usage is described below in this article.

  1. Create the watch folder where your generated CineLink files will be placed to.

    In Cinegy Traffic Gateway set the PowerShell file match provider configuration. To do this, in the "PowerShell script" section press the folder button and specify the path to the script file. In the appeared dialog navigate to the "Examples" folder and select the CreateConvertLink.ps1 script file:

    create_convert_link_script_file

    Open it locally to specify the path to the watch folder you have created. Once the path is defined, the given profile can be selected.

    In the "Media storage path" section specify the path to the folder, where your media files are physically stored. Press "Save" to save the changes and exit the configuration window.

    Important
    Refer to the PowerShell provider configuration to get more information on its setup.
  2. Make sure the defined in Cinegy Traffic Gateway TV format corresponds to the items format in the input CSV file.

    Important
    Refer to the Channels section within Cinegy Traffic Gateway manual to get more information on TV format configuration.
  3. Define the Cinegy Archive Service settings in the CAS configuration window:

    cas_configuration_traffic

    In the "Root folder" define the Cinegy Archive folder in which the placeholders will be created.

  4. Make sure Cinegy Agent Convert Manager is properly configured and running. Check if Cinegy Convert Agent Manager has a valid established connection to Cinegy Process Coordination Service

  5. Open Cinegy Convert Profile Editor and configure Cinegy Archive Import profile.

    Important
    The Target folder should be the same as the "Root folder" defined via Cinegy Traffic Gateway on the step 3.
  6. Open Watch Service Configurator and configure watch folder to monitor the corresponding transcoding task.

  7. In the "Input File Format" section of Cinegy Traffic Gateway, select and upload the file in the Cinegy CSV input file format to be processed.

    Important
    Refer to the Cinegy CSV Input File Format article to get more information on Cinegy CSV syntax.
  8. Cinegy Traffic Gateway processes the CSV file and creates Placeholders in the defined Archive folder. Once the Convert Manager starts task processing, the Placeholder Roll is filled with the imported material and automatically adds a reference to the placeholder.

  9. The generated .CineLink files are placed to the watch folder you have initially created. They can be further customized, if necessary.