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 11.3

Cinegy Convert Release: 11.3

Cinegy Convert Build: 11.3.100.1915

Cinegy Process Coordination Service Build: 3.66.0.562

Release Date: October 11, 2018

Major Improvements

  • fixed lack of some effects/mixes issue when exporting sequences from Cinegy Archive

  • fixed tasks hanging issue when processing specific broken MXF files

  • fixed processing issue of .CineLink files containing Titler 1.0 object

  • fixed audio tracks processing issue when building WEB quality for Rolls with mono audio model

  • fixed Cinegy Archive clips processing issue when media is offline (on LTO)

  • fixed delayed subtitles rendering when processing Cinegy Archive sequences

  • fixed direct transcoding of specific media files containing AVC1 encoded streams

  • fixed direct transcoding of specific media files containing IMX encoded streams

  • fixed incorrect audio wrapping indication in some exported MXF files

  • fixed incorrect “gaps” rendering when exporting Cinegy Archive sequences using AVC-Ultra / Apple ProRes encoders

  • fixed “hidden” Windows OS share paths processing

  • fixed infinite processing of Quality Builder tasks when MVX index files are broken

  • fixed processing of Cinegy Archive sequences that contain CPU based effects

  • fixed wrong font attributes in Cinegy Type templates when processing specific Cinegy Archive sequences

  • fixed specific Cinegy Archive sequences processing that contain Cinegy Type objects

  • fixed crashes when processing specific corrupted MP4 media files

  • fixed processing of specific MOV files that contain DNxHD 185 encoded media

  • fixed processing of tasks when no data tracks are present in the source

  • fixed rare internal synchronization error that prevents tasks processing

  • added warning log messages when direct transcoding is not possible

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.

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

  • In some specific cases the previous version may still be present on the machine after upgrade

  • The quality building fails if the Roll has been previously processed by Media Cleaner

Cinegy Convert 11.2

Cinegy Convert Release: 11.2

Cinegy Convert Build: 11.2.73.1865

Cinegy Process Coordination Service Build: 3.64.0.560

Release Date: May 30, 2018

Major Improvements

  • implemented manual and scheduled PCS history clean-up operations

  • extended Cinegy Watch service logging details for locked files

  • added support for uncompressed video in MOV container

  • fixed additional qualities generation for Rolls with no media group specified

  • fixed additional qualities generation for Rolls when deleting one of the existing qualities

  • fixed processing of MCRItems that contain Cinegy Type and Cinegy Titler objects

  • fixed processing of Cinegy Archive clips with media offline status

  • fixed processing of Cinegy Archive sequences that contain video effects

  • fixed exporting of Cinegy Archive sequences when using AVC Ultra and Apple ProRes encodings

  • fixed processing of Cinegy Archive media that has broken index files

  • fixed interlaced media processing when importing to Cinegy Archive database

  • fixed mono AAC audio tracks decoding

  • fixed incorrect GOP structure when using XDCAM HD 4:2:2 encoder for different TV formats

  • fixed wrong IMX50 media encoding detection

  • fixed processing of MOV file with DNxHD 185 encoding

  • fixed wrong font properties when exporting sequences containing Cinegy Type

  • fixed desynchronization when exporting sequences with STL subtitles

  • fixed deletion of existing qualities by Quality Builder

  • fixed incorrect mixes rendering when exporting sequences

  • fixed incorrect audio tracks rendering when exporting specific sequences

  • fixed exporting of ClipBins and separate User Clips

  • fixed processing of specific MP4 files containing AVC Intra encoding

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

  • In some specific cases the previous version may still be present on the machine after upgrade

  • The quality building fails if the Roll was previously processed by Media Cleaner

Cinegy Convert 11.1

Cinegy Convert Release: 11.1

Cinegy Convert Build: 11.1.1.1662

Cinegy Process Coordination Service Build: 3.51.0.536

Release Date: November 14, 2017

Major Improvements

  • added initial timecode detection for media files

  • added optional start timecode parameter to CineLink file format

  • added optional segmentation parameter to CineLink file format

  • added support for legacy CineLink file format

  • added {src.id} and {job.id} post-processing macros for export from Cinegy Archive tasks

  • added support for RF64 audio files import and export

  • added an option to disable task preview in Convert Agent Manager

  • added Cinegy Archive document import watch folders

  • added Cinegy Archive document export watch folders

  • added Daniel2 encoder support for MXF OP1A files

  • added capability resources for tasks

  • added default output location for "Transcode To File Profile"

  • changed Placeholder transformation behavior to be processed on a task start

  • extended logging for Cinegy Archive import and export tasks

  • optimized task initialization when processing large source files

  • improved audio import tasks processing in specific cases

  • fixed export of Sequences from Cinegy Archive when DV50 encoder is used

  • fixed Dolby® Digital and Dolby® E audio mapping for Cinegy Archive conform tasks

  • fixed export of ClipBins containing multiple clips

  • fixed export of Sequences containing 24 bit audio

  • fixed Convert Watch Folder configurator crash in specific cases

  • fixed direct transcoding errors when processing specific media files

  • fixed media files duration when exporting subclips from Cinegy Archive

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.

Cinegy Convert 11.0

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