Set up the profile in the following configuration window:

Profile_Editor_File_Storage_dialog
Note
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).
Problem_indicator

From the "Container" drop-down list, choose the desired multiplexer to be used for converting among the available ones:

Profile_Editor_Container_list

Having chosen the required one, you will need to specify its parameters below.

Generic Configuration

The "Generic" configuration group is similar for all multiplexers. The following parameters should be defined here:

  • Name – define the multiplexer name.

  • Description – enter the description of the multiplexer, if needed.

  • Tracks – specify audio and/or video tracks to be used in multiplexer.

    Important
    Refer to the Tracks Configuration paragraph for detailed description of audio and video tracks configuring.
  • Filename – define the output file name.

    Important
    To automate naming, the filename macro is supported. Refer to the Macros article for details about macro templates.
  • Outputs – add the output location(s) for the converted file by pressing the Profile_Editor_Edit_icon icon next to the "Outputs" field:

    Profile_Editor_Outputs_menu

    Use the "Add output" command to add the output location; press Profile_Editor_plus_icon to display the added output:

    Profile_Editor_Output_nonconfigured

    "Empty path" means that the output is not configured yet; press Profile_Editor_browse_icon and browse for the output location. It can be marked as "critical" meaning that the failure of this output should cause the transcoding session to abort. Set the "Is critical" option to mark the required location as critical output.

    Note
    It is possible to add multiple output locations.
Important
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.

Tracks Configuration

Press the Profile_Editor_Edit_icon icon next to the "Tracks" field and use the respective command to add an audio, video, or data track:

Profile_Editor_adding_tracks_menu

This operation can be repeated to add one video, one data, and multiple audio tracks, if required. The corresponding track(s) will be added to the "Tracks" list:

Profile_Editor_Multiplexer_Tracks

The default parameters of all tracks can be individually adjusted, if needed. Press the Add_new_task button to expand the tracks block:

Profile_Editor_Multiplexer_Tracks_expended

Each parameter of any track can be configured individually.

Format Configuration

Press the Profile_Editor_Edit_icon icon next to the "Format" field of the required audio or video track and choose the desired format from the list of supported ones.

Profile Configuration

By default, the PCM encoder is used in audio profile, and MPEG2 Generic Long GOP encoder in video profile. To change the encoder and/or redefine its parameters, press the Profile_Editor_Edit_icon icon next to the required track field and choose "Edit":

Profile_Editor_Multiplexer_Tracks_Edit_command

The following window appears allowing you to choose the required encoder from the list of supported codecs:

Encoders

The list differs depending on the track type (audio or video) being configured.

Note
Some multiplexers have the additional configuration groups with extra parameters to be specified. The list of fields depends on multiplexer type.

Transcoding Mode

Video track allows choosing transcoding mode to be used for the tasks. To do this, expand the added video track and choose the required option from the "Transcoding Mode" drop-down list:

video_track_transcoding_mode
  • Direct – the file will be transcoded without re-encoding.

  • Encode – the file will be re-encoded.

Source Transformation

Source transform
  • Video aspect – define the aspect ratio of the video stream by choosing either 4:3 or 16:9 or select "Keep Original" for the original aspect ratio of the source media.

  • Video crop – click the Profile_Editor_Edit_icon icon next to the "Video crop" field and then press the "Create" button to define the cropping area for your video file:

    Transcode_source_transform_crop

    Use the arrows buttons to define the coordinates of the top left corner as well as the width and the height of the output rectangle in the corresponding fields.

  • Audio mapping – click the Profile_Editor_browse icon in the "Audio mapping" field; the XML editor appears where you should press "Import" and choose the XML file with audio matrix presets which will be loaded to the dialog:

    XML in profile editor
    Tip
    Alternatively, you can paste the "AudioMatrix" section from the XML file generated by Cinegy Air Audio Profile Editor into "XML editor".
  • Linear Acoustic UpMax – click the Profile_Editor_Edit_icon icon next to the "Linear Acoustic UpMax" field and then press the "Create" button to map a stereo track in the source file into 5.1 track with the following options:

    linear_acoustic_settings
    • Algorithm – choose the upmixing algorithm type;

      Note
      Further parameters depend on the algorithm type selected.
    • LFE Crossover Frequency – define the crossover frequency to extract the low frequency (LF) signal routed to the low frequency effects (LFE) channel.

      Note
      This option is only topical for "Stereo to 5.1" algorithm.
    • Midbass Crossover Frequency – define the crossover frequency used to split phase-correlated signal into low frequency (LF) and high frequency (HF) bands;

    • LFE Routing – define the amount of low frequency (LF) signal routed back to the center channel;

    • LFE Playback Gain – used in combination with "Midbass Crossover Frequency" and "LFE Routing" to properly set the LFE signal level;

      Note
      The "LFE Routing" and "LFE Playback Gain" options are only topical for "Stereo to 5.1" algorithm.
    • LF Center Width – define the routing of the low frequency (LF) band across the center, left and right channels;

    • HF Center Width – define the routing of the high frequency (HF) band across the center, left and right channels;

    • Cycles Per Octave – define number of cycles per octave;

    • Min Comb Filter Frequency – define min comb filter frequency;

    • Comb Filter Level – define comb filter level;

    • Front Rear Balance Factor – define the extracted 2-channels side component distribution for left, left surround, right and right surround channels;

      Note
      This option is only topical for "Stereo to 5.1" algorithm.
    • Center Gain – define level change to the center channel signal;

    • Rear Channels Downmix Level – define the rear channels downmix level.

      Note
      This option is only topical for "Stereo to 5.1" algorithm.
    • Front Gain (Legacy) – define level change to the front channel signal for legacy algorithm.

    • Center Gain (Legacy) – define level change to the center channel signal for legacy algorithm.

    • LFE Gain (Legacy) – define level change to the LFE channel signal for legacy algorithm.

    • Rear Gain (Legacy) – define level change to the rear channel signal for legacy algorithm.

      Note
      The options marked as legacy are only topical for "Stereo to 5.1 legacy" algorithm.
      Note
      An additional Linear Acoustic UpMax license is required for processing tasks with Linear Acoustic upmixing.
  • XDS Insertion – provides Extended Data Service (XDS) data insertion into VANC streams. Click the Profile_Editor_Edit_icon icon next to the "XDS Insertion" field and press the "Create" button; then set up the XDS processing options:

    xds_insertion_settings
    • Program Name – define the program name (title).

      Note
      The length of the "Program Name" field is limited from 2 to 32 characters.
    • Network Name – define the network name (affiliation) associated with the local channel.

      Note
      The length of the "Network Name" field is limited from 2 to 32 characters.
    • Call Letters – define the call letters (station ID) of the local broadcasting station;

    • Content Advisory System – select the content advisory rating system from the drop-down list;

      Note
      Having selected the Content Advisory System, choose the required content rating from the drop-down list below.

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