Cinegy software forms an open platform consisting of a suite of tools, applications and open APIs covering every stage of the digital production process. Cinegy Desktop is the client browse, search, log and editing production tool.

Cinegy Desktop is a universal production tool that provides real-time access to media in the Cinegy Archive, along with a powerful suite of tools for logging and editing, and an almost limitless ability to import and export media to third-party non-linear editing and automation systems.

Cinegy Desktop runs on standard office IT infrastructure and can be installed on any user’s desktop within a network environment. It allows users to collaborate from their desktops, without tying up expensive editing bays. Full system functionality is available from any workplace, editing bay or machine room for maximum workflow flexibility.

The Cinegy Desktop user interface mimics standard Windows functionality wherever possible making it intuitive and easy-to-use. The Cinegy Desktop client allows users to access the Cinegy Archive via the familiar explorer interface to create, manage and edit items in the central database. Cinegy Desktop identifies the user by their login and password which is centrally resolved via existing ADS or LDAP servers. The identity determines the access rights, user profile and software features for the individual user.

Cinegy System Technology

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Scalability and Cost Efficiency

Only a Fast-Ethernet network connection to the Cinegy Archive media server is needed. No additional, proprietary hardware or fiber channel network is required, just a computer specialist to maintain the infrastructure. The use of the standard office PC as the platform of modern television production allows quick and seamless deployment within the existing IT infrastructure.

Third-party, Legacy Integration and Interoperability

Cinegy GmbH produces a number of post-production, animation and 3D modeling applications that can be integrated with Cinegy Desktop. Cinegy eXtreme is a high-end compositing, effects and animation package, ideal for finishing productions created in Cinegy Desktop. By supporting standard EDL formats, Cinegy supports legacy NLE systems.

The Advanced Authoring Format (AAF) is fast becoming the new interoperability standard, allowing different vendor’s solutions to exchange project data. This enables Cinegy products to be integrated into heterogeneous post-production and NLE environments wherever necessary.