Pressing the "Settings" button on the toolbar launches the following configuration window:


This dialog contains two tabs: "General" and "Sources".

General Settings

Here you can define the following settings:

  • Join clips – when this option is disabled, multiple individual clips / CineLink files are created; when enabled, it allows combining multiple clips into a single file with common metadata during transcoding.

    The initial timecode for the resulting file is taken from the first clip in the selection.
  • PCS host – specifies the name or IP address of the machine where the Cinegy Process Coordination Service is installed;

  • Heartbeat frequency – time interval for the Cinegy PCS to report it is running properly.

  • PCS services update frequency – time interval for the Cinegy PCS to update information about the internal services used by clients.

Sources Settings

Here you can define which media sources should be displayed in the Location Explorer as the root elements similarly to those in Windows File Explorer:


Here you can control the display of the following media sources:

  • Local PC

  • Quick access

  • Network

  • Archive

Archive Source

Using the Cinegy Archive source(s) is only available with the Cinegy Archive Service and the Cinegy MAM Service properly configured and running.

To configure the archive source which will be displayed in the Location Explorer, select the "Archive" option:



In the "MAMS host" field define the name of the server where the Cinegy MAM Service is launched. Then press this button to add a CAS profile. The following window appears displaying the list of all Cinegy Archive profiles created and registered in the Cinegy PCS:


Here select the required profile and press "OK".

Multiple CAS profiles can be selected; they will be displayed below the "MAMS host" field:



Press this button to edit the selected CAS profile; the following window appears:


All the Cinegy Archive Service parameters are split into groups:


  • Name – the CAS profile name.

  • Description – any text to be used as the profile description.


  • SQLServer – the SQL server name.

  • Database – the required Cinegy Archive database name.

Log On

  • Domain – the name of the domain you are using.

  • Login – the name under which the connection to Cinegy Archive will be established.

  • Password – the login password.

  • SQL Server authentication – select this checkbox to use the SQL Server authentication for access to the database or leave it unchecked to use the Windows authentication.


  • Url – the CAS URL address entered manually or received automatically using the "Discover" command from the Edit_icon menu: Settings_archive_discover


Press this button to delete the selected CAS profile.

The Cinegy Convert Client log report is stored at the following path: С:\ProgramData\Cinegy\Cinegy Convert\[Version number]\Logs\ConvertClient.log.