Before getting started to work with Cinegy Desktop, it is required so specify a number of parameters in Cinegy Configurator, which is launched automatically during Cinegy Desktop installation or can be found from Start > All Programs > Cinegy > Cinegy Configuration:

Configurator

Alternatively, you can find Cinegy configuration utility in the root folder of your Cinegy installation folder (CinegyCfg.exe).

Data Source

The SQL server connection and database should be specified on the "Data source" tab of Cinegy Configurator. Wait until the list of all servers is compiled or simply enter the server name in the "SQL server" field via the keyboard.

Use the "Database" drop-down list to select a Cinegy Archive database.

Make sure that you are using the right database corresponding to your Cinegy Desktop version. If you are not sure, please contact your administrator.

Changing OLE DB Provider

Master Database

By default, the standard OLE DB provider for the SQL Server is used. To change it, follow the steps:

  1. Create a new string parameter "OLEDBProvider" in key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Cinegy LLC\Cinegy\SQLMAMServer.

  2. Set its value to the necessary OLE DB provider name.

To use the SQL Server Native Client OLE DB provider, set the "OLEDBProvider" parameter to "SQLNCLI.1".

Slave Database

The slave databases settings are configured in Cinegy Enterprise Manager.

Refer to the Slave Databases paragraph of the Cinegy Enterprise Manager Manual for more details on setup of the OLEDB provider for the slave database.
You can override these settings by specifying the OLEDB Provider string parameter for each slave database individually in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Cinegy LLC\Cinegy\SQLMAMServer\SlaveDBs\<DB number> in the same way as it is done for the master database.

Specifying the Failover Partner

Master Database

To explicitly specify the failover partner, follow the steps:

  1. Create a new string parameter "ProviderString" in key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Cinegy LLC\Cinegy\SQLMAMServer.

  2. Set its value to the necessary SQL Server instance name: "FailoverPartner=sqlserverinstance name".

  3. Create a new string parameter "OLEDBProvider" in key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Cinegy LLC\Cinegy\SQLMAMServer and set its value to "SQLNCLI".

These parameters are used only for mirror database configurations.
For Windows x64 OS the key is HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Cinegy LLC\Cinegy\SQLMAMServer.

The principal server provides the information about the failover partner. If the principal server is unavailable when connection is being established, the failover partner information is taken from the registry.

Slave Database

The slave databases settings are configured in Cinegy Enterprise Manager.

Refer to the Slave Databases paragraph of the Cinegy Enterprise Manager Manual for more details on the setup of the failover provider for the slave database.
You can override these settings by specifying the Failover Partner string parameter for each slave database individually in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Cinegy LLC\Cinegy\SQLMAMServer\SlaveDBs\<DB number> in the same way as it is done for the master database.

Desktop Player

Desktop Player and Video Settings

Select the Cinegy Desktop player that you want to use. The default is "Standard desktop player", but you can also select "DVS SDI desktop player" or "Blackmagic design DeckLink desktop player", if available.

Video Settings

The video settings are configured in the corresponding settings section:

Deinterlacing

Deinterlace
always still never
"Always"
Default, recommended
"Still"
Slower playback
"Never"

When using the "Standard desktop player", the deinterlacing is done by your graphics card. The result of the output depends on your card, the driver and current settings.

Show Start/End Hints

This feature will enable/disable the start and end hints in the Cinegy Desktop viewers.

Show_start_hint Show_end_hint
"Start" hint "End" hint
Show Media Offline Hint

If an essence is gone, but still has a database entry, you will see the "Media offline" message displayed on the Cinegy Desktop player. To switch off this message, deselect the "Show media offline hint".

Program Language

Go to the "Miscellaneous" tab of Cinegy Configurator:

Config_Lang

The configuration tool shows all the installed languages. Choose your language from the drop-down list. Press the "OK" button and restart the client software for changes to take effect.