Cinegy_P2_Import

The "Panasonic P2 Card" plug-in provides user with the ability to import the P2 card’s video and audio content together with the associated metadata to the Cinegy Archive database through the common import process.

Tip
Configuration of "Panasonic P2 Card" is similar to the "Audio CD" tool configuration.

P2 Import

Add_remove

The "Sources" field displays the list of your system drives. If you need to add or remove a virtual P2 card source (for example, a network shared storage with the P2 card content), press the corresponding button. The following dialog box appears:

Virtual_Sources_window

Use the Addand Removebuttons to compose a list of virtual sources.

Press "OK" to add your virtual sources to the "Sources" list.

Refresh_icon

The "Refresh" button forces the "Sources" list to refresh.

In the "Sources" field, select the required P2 source or sources you want to load. If the P2 source is not selected, its content will not be used. The P2 cards' content will be loaded from the specified P2 sources automatically:

P2_content

The icons in the "Video" and "Audio" columns inform user about the presence or absence of audio and video content for each P2 clip. The red circle on the icon means the audio and/or video is not available. If audio or video is missing, the corresponding P2 source will not be available for the import:

inaccessed

The number on the icons in the "Audio" and "Video" columns displays the number of tracks available in the corresponding P2 clip.

In the bottom left corner there is a clip viewer that allows you to preview the clip highlighted in the list.

select_all

Select the P2 clips you want to import or use the "Select all" button to select all the clips.

select_none

Press the "Select none" button to discard your selection.

next

Press the "Next" button to proceed with the P2 import for the selected clip(s):

Cinegy_Descriptors

The metadata fields assigned in Cinegy Enterprise Manager with read-only permission are highlighted with the gray background and cannot be changed. Other metadata fields can be edited according to your needs directly in the "Import Tool" dialog.

Important
Refer to the Metadata Descriptors Management paragraph for details about the importing process.

Here select the P2 clips to be imported and edit their metadata, if needed. The destination folder can be reassigned individually for each clip in the rightmost "Target Folder" field.

start_button

Press the "Start" button to start the import of the selected clip(s). The import progress for each P2 clip will be indicated with the following progress bar:

import_progress

stop

Press "Stop" to stop the P2 import process. You will be asked to confirm your decision:

Stop_confirmation

Press "No" to compete the current clip importing and then stop the operation. To continue the importing process, press "Yes".

Once the P2 import is successfully completed, the following message appears informing you about the amount of clips that were successfully imported:

import_completed
Note
You can start using the media material which is still being imported.

Once the import process is completed, the Roll containing all the P2 clips ingested as master clip(s) together with the associated metadata is created in the defined folder:

Rolls_P2
Note
When more than one destination folder for the imported media is defined, the Rolls will be correspondingly created in the selected folders.