System Recommendations

General Recommendations

Operating Systems Support

Cinegy Convert software is certified to run on the 64-bit editions of the following operating systems:

Operating Systems

Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

Windows 7 Pro SP1

Windows Server 2008 SP2

Windows 8.1 Pro

Windows Server 2012 R2

Windows 10 Pro

Operating system recommendation: Windows Server 2012 R2 is recommended for servers, Windows 10 Pro is recommended for workstations and desktop PCs.

Hardware Recommendations

Cinegy products work only on machines with CPU supporting minimum instruction set SSE4.1

The actual performance of a machine depends on the number of running simultaneous tasks, their TV formats, as well as various settings like number of encoders used, complexity of encoding profiles, etc. Therefore no precise hardware recommendation can be given. As Cinegy Convert has no requirements to perform faster than real time, virtually any modern machine can be used.

The following configuration has proven to be reliably sufficient for up to 4 simultaneous HD transcoding tasks using single encoder: Supermicro Superserver 1028 series platform, dual Xeon E5 2630v3 CPU, 8x 4GB of DDR4 RAM, SATA-2 SSD drive for OS.

When exporting Cinegy Archive Sequences with Cinegy Type elements and\or CUDA effects enabled, a dedicated NVidia K2200 video board is required. For highly intensive graphics please consider the NVidia Quadro M4000 board.
Do not choose NVIDIA "RTX" series cards if you want to use GPU encoding (NVEnc) for Interlaced TV formats! All RTX (Turing family) Nvidia cards do not support interlace field coding mode.

File Formats Support

File Formats

AVI (Supporting all locally installed codecs including alpha channel support)*


AVID DNxHD (In AVID compatible MXF)







H.264 (MP4)

DVCPro (DV50)

MXF with MPEG-2 Long GOP

DVCProHD (DV100)



MPEG-2 (I-frame and long GOP up to 1080i 4:2:2)


Windows Media

Panasonic P2 (DV, DV50, DV100, AVC-Intra)

* Only reading of such container/codecs is supported.

Audio Formats Support

The following audio formats are supported for import: PCM/WAV, MP3, WMA, Ogg Vorbis, AAC, all AVI audio codecs (with locally installed codecs).

For export: PCM, AAC and MPEG audio.

Depending on the operating systems you are using, certain hotfixes installation may be required for proper Cinegy software performance. The corresponding hotfix downloads are available by the references given below.

This reliability improvement update for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 fixes problems with locks and hangs of software threads which may affect Cinegy Software. It also fixes problems with usage capacities with CPUs in low-power states.

This update for Server 2012 R2 can fix issues if a customer is experiencing unexpected server crashes (complete OS crash) with Stop error message 0xD1, 0x139 or 0x3B, due to problems enumerating installed network cards.