Operating Systems Support

Cinegy Desktop runs on the following operating systems: Windows 7 32 bit / 64 bit SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows Server 2008 SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Windows Server 2012 R2.

Operating system recommendation: Windows 8.1 Pro.

Supported Hardware

The required hardware largely depends on the working video resolution to be used at each desktop machine. The hardware requirements for working with low-quality-SD files are met by virtually any machine (e.g. Intel Pentium E2160 1.8GHz or better). For all other formats the performance requirements are the same as those given for Cinegy Air PRO (refer to the Cinegy Air PRO system recommendations). For example, when doing cuts-only medium-quality-SD editing (DVD-quality MPEG-2) a single processor 2.7 GHz Intel Pentium E5400 machine is sufficient. However, for more demanding tasks, such as creating effects and titles in real-time, a dual processor machine or a single processor machine with dual cores are recommended.

Hardware Recommendations for SD Operations

Dual core processor with 2 GHz or better (Core2Duo, Core i5). 2GB of RAM or better (4GB when using 64-bit OS). Gigabit Ethernet.

Recommended hardware: Any Windows 7 certified PC. NVIDIA GeForce GT240 or GT430 graphics card or better.

Hardware Recommendations for HD Operations

Single six-core processor with 2 GHz or better (Core i7 or single Xeon 56xx) or dual quad or six-core processors. 6GB of RAM. Gigabit Ethernet.

Recommended hardware: HP Z400 or similar. NVIDIA GeForce 200 series graphics card or better.

SDI Video Card Support for Monitoring

Cinegy Desktop supports the following SD/HD SDI video cards: Blackmagic DeckLink family of cards, DVS Centaurus II (LT), Atomix LT.

Recommended hardware: Blackmagic is good value for money for this task.

Memory

Standard Definition video – at least 4GB of RAM.

High Definition video – at least 6GB of RAM.

Recommended hardware: 6GB of RAM or more.

If other applications are running on the machine at the same time, additional memory may be advised.

Graphics Card

There are no particular requirements with regards to graphics card unless the optional video output of such card is supposed to be used as a control video monitor output. Any recent graphics card from NVIDIA will work. Even integrated graphics adapters as found in motherboard chipset by Intel will work fine in most scenarios.

To work with Cinegy Type only NVIDIA boards are currently certified. Other cards may work but with no guarantee. For editing purposes in Cinegy Desktop / Cinegy Type editor cards like NVIDIA GeForce GT 240 or GT 430 graphics card or better are recommended.

For HD applications the graphics adapter should be equipped with at least 256 MB of memory and the memory bus width should be 128 bit or better. For HD playback motherboard integrated graphics, to date, are not fast enough.

Supported video hardware for control monitor video output:

  • Any VGA card that can output the DirectX overlay on video out. DirectX/3D 9 acceleration support is recommended, NVIDIA is recommended for Cinegy Desktop with Cinegy Type.

  • Blackmagic Design DeckLink series SDI video boards.

  • DVS Centaurus II (LT), Atomix LT video boards.

Supported Formats, Codecs, and Devices

Supported Formats

SD TV Formats

PAL 4:3

SDTV 4:3 25

NTSC 4:3 non-drop

SDTV 4:3 29.97 non-drop frame timecode

NTSC 4:3

SDTV 4:3 29.27

PAL 16:9

SDTV 16:9 25

NTSC 16:9 non-drop

SDTV 16:9 29.97 non-drop frame timecode

NTSC 16:9

SDTV 16:9 29.97

HD TV Formats

720p/50

HD720 16:9 50 progressive

720p/59.94 non-drop

HD720 16:9 59.94 progressive, non-drop frame timecode

720p/59.94

HD720 16:9 59.94 progressive

1080p/23.976

HDTV 1920x1080 23.976 progressive

1080p/24

HDTV 1920x1080 24 progressive

1080p/25

HDTV 1920x1080 25 progressive

1080p/29.97 non-drop

HDTV 1920x1080 29.97 progressive, non-drop frame timecode

1080p/29.97

HDTV 1920x1080 29.97 progressive

1080i/50

HDTV 1920x1080 50 interlaced

1080p/50

HDTV 1920x1080 50 progressive

1080i/59.94 non-drop

HDTV 1920x1080 59.94 interlaced, non-drop frame timecode

1080i/59.94

HDTV 1920x1080 59.94 interlaced

1080p/59.94 non-drop

HDTV 1920x1080 59.94 progressive, non-drop frame timecode

1080p/59.94

HDTV 1920x1080 59.94 progressive

UHD TV Formats

2K/23.976

UHDTV 2048x1080 23.976

2K/24

UHDTV 2048x1080 24

2K/25

UHDTV 2048x1080 25

2K/29.97 non-drop

UHDTV 2048x1080 29.97 non-drop frame timecode

2K/29.97

UHDTV 2048x1080 29.97

2K/50

UHDTV 2048x1080 50

2K/59.94 non-drop

UHDTV 2048x1080 59.94 non-drop frame timecode

2K/59.94

UHDTV 2048x1080 59.94

UHD25

UHDTV 3840x2160 25

UHD29.97 non-drop

UHDTV 3840x2160 29.97 non-drop frame timecode

UHD29.97

UHDTV 3840x2160 29.97

UHDp/23.976

UHDTV 3840x2160 23.976

UHDp/24

UHDTV 3840x2160 24

4K/23.976

UHDTV 4096x2160 23.976

4K/24

UHDTV 4096x2160 24

4K/25

UHDTV 4096x2160 25

4K/29.97 non-drop

UHDTV 4096x2160 29.97 non-drop frame timecode

4K/29.97

UHDTV 4096x2160 29.97

4K/50

UHDTV 4096x2160 50

4K/59.94 non-drop

UHDTV 4096x2160 59.94 non-drop frame timecode

4K/59.94

UHDTV 4096x2160 59.94

Export

Export to File

Adobe Flash (FLV)

Microsoft Video (AVI) *uses pre-installed DirectShow filters

MPEG (MPG)

MP4 Flash (MP4)

MXF Operational Pattern 1A (MXF)/AS-03

QuickTime (QT) *uses pre-installed QT player

Real Media (RM)

SeaChange Export (SAF)

Sound Export (WAV)

Windows Media (WMV, WMA)

Export to EDL

Export to ALE

Export to XML

Export to XML (for Final Cut)

Export to Tape

DeckLink SDI

FireWire IEEE(1394) device

DVS SDI

AJA Kona Family

Export via Virtual VT

DVS SDI

Consolidate to Tape

DeckLink SDI

FireWire IEEE(1394) device

DVS SDI

AJA Kona Family

Consolidate via Virtual VT

DVS SDI

Export from Cinegy / Import to Avid

SD codecs

MXF DVSD 420/411 MXF DV25 411/411 MXF DV50 422 MXF IMX30 MXF IMX40 MXF IMX50 MXF Avid 15:1s

HD codecs

MXF DV100 MXF DNxHD 120/145 MXF DNxHD 185/220 MXF Avid 15:1s MXF XDCAM EX 35 Mbit MXF XDCAM HD 422 50 Mbit

*uses export job drop folder (Cinegy Convert)

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