The .CineLink is an XML file that explicitly describes media source to be used to generate media streams and additional metadata properties associated with this media. The .CineLink files are generated by Cinegy Traffic Gateway in the acceptable by Cinegy Convert format which identifies the media to be used during import to Archive tasks. Cinegy Convert consumes the CineLink file and converts a media file reference into a fully-described new reference.

The .CineLink structure includes specific instructions to target Placeholder Rolls that are being automatically created in Cinegy Archive by Cinegy Traffic Gateway. When Cinegy Convert Monitor runs the task, an item is registered and fulfills the asset. The file structure can be customized to fit the user’s requirements and is easily integrated into the existing workflow.