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 Client
    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 11

Cinegy Convert Release: 11.0

Cinegy Convert Build: 11.0.281.1530

Cinegy Process Coordination Service Build: 3.48.0.534

Release Date: July 12, 2017

Major Improvements

  • added direct transcoding of video streams support for selected encoders/wrappers

  • added Dolby® Digital and Dolby® E audio decoding support (certification pending)

  • added source initialization, pre-processing and post-processing scripts

  • added advanced resource management for load balancing

  • added CineLink files support

  • implemented Daniel2 encoding for Raw Binary and MXF OP1A containers

  • implemented AVC-Ultra encoding for Raw Binary and MXF OP1A containers

  • implemented XAVC-Intra encoding for Raw Binary and MXF OP1A containers

  • added configuration settings dialogs

  • added capability resources for better tasks allocation control

  • added advanced processing for Traffic Program ID descriptor

  • added {task.priority.name} and {task.priority.value} macros

  • changed job processing macros from {job.createdby}/{job.modifiedby} to {job.creator.name}/{job.modifier.name}

  • extended Archive descriptors processing support for import/ingest

  • extended Archive audio descriptors processing support for import/ingest

  • extended license usage control options

  • extended logging information

Other Changes

  • introduced some minor user interface fixes and improvements

  • added various minor stability and performance fixes and improvements

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 LocalDB Provider Service package may fail to be installed during Cinegy PCS installation process. Workaround: use existing SQL Server instance.