Cinegy Archive Ingest / Import profiles are used to convert media into Rolls within Cinegy Archive database.

Configure the profile in the following window that appears:

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).

In this dialog, Cinegy Archive Service connection should be configured as well as general transcoding session parameters should be defined.

Refer to the CAS Connection article in the Cinegy Convert Watch Service Manual for detailed information on configuring CAS connection.
Cinegy Convert supports automatic execution of PowerShell scripts and Dolby® Digital / Dolby® E audio encoding and decoding technologies. Please refer to the Scripting and Dolby Audio articles for details on their configuration.

Generic Configuration

In the "Generic" group, define the following parameters:

  • Name – define the profile name.

  • Description – enter the profile description, if needed.

  • Import mode – use the drop-down list to select one of the following available options:



Here define the following parameters:

  • Video format – define the target TV format by selecting the checkbox next to the "Detect from source" field. If this option is not set, the TV format will be automatically detected from the original file.


    Alternatively, select the desired TV format from the drop-down list:

  • Audio allocation – define the mono or stereo audio type allocation scheme. Press the Profile_Editor_Cinegy_Archive_config_button icon to launch the "Archive audio allocation editor" dialog. Select the mono or stereo audio model from the "Audio type" drop-down list:


    Then press the Profile_Editor_Edit_icon icon next to each of the 16 audio allocation descriptors and select the required option from the menu:


    Choose the "Not in use" option to disable track creation.

  • Target folder – define the folder path within your Cinegy Archive database in which converted Roll(s) will be created. To do this, press the Profile_Editor_Cinegy_Archive_config_button icon and browse for the required folder in the explorer tree:

  • Media group – use the drop-down list to select the media group for transcoding files in the Cinegy Archive database.

  • Roll name template – define the template for new Roll name generation. Its default value is {} - {time}. Macros can be used in this field.

  • Clip name template – define the template for new clip name generation. Its default value is {time}. Macros can be used in this field.

  • File name template – define the file naming template. This field is mandatory. Its default value is {}. Macros can be used in this field.

    Please note that unique ID will be automatically appended to the file name to avoid potential clashes with the existing files on the disk.
  • Descriptors – define the Cinegy Archive descriptors mapping for the profile. By default, descriptors are not configured, which is indicated in the field value Clip (0), Roll (0), where the figure in brackets corresponds to the number of descriptors defined.

    Press the Profile_Editor_Cinegy_Archive_config_button icon to launch the "Archive target metadata editor" dialog for editing descriptors for master clips and Rolls on the dedicated tabs:


    Press "OK" to apply changes and exit the dialog.

    The source and task macros, environment variables are supported for this parameter. Refer to the Macros article for details on how to use supported macros and where they are applicable.
    The list of ingest metadata fields depends on your database settings. Refer to the Setting Up Roll Info article in the Cinegy Ingest Manual for details on the ingest metadata configuration.
  • Archive schema – define the transcoding scheme to be used to convert media into multiple quality levels concurrently during a single transcoding session. To do this, click Add_new_task to expand the "Archive schema" block, then press the Profile_Editor_Edit_icon icon next to the required quality field and use the "Set" command to set the default Cinegy Archive schema for respective quality:

    Alternatively, archive schema configuration can also be accessed by pressing the icon next to the "Archive schema" field and choosing "Custom".

    You can manually redefine video and audio encoders of configured qualities by pressing the Profile_Editor_Edit_icon icon and using the "Custom" command.

Having defined all the profile parameters, press "OK"; the configured profile will be added to the list.