The "Export to file" command exports the project to a multimedia format, such as AVI or QuickTime, for publishing or further editing.

Select the "Export to file" command from the Timeline or ClipBin context menu; the following dialog box appears:

ExportToFile

To export your project to file, do the following:

  1. Select the format you want to use for your export. The set of available formats depends on your system configuration.

  2. Press the "Setup" button to choose the options for the currently selected format. The selected exporter plug-in predefines the "Setup" dialog box; so this dialog box is different for each selected format.

  3. Press the "Audio" button to set up the export audio options as it is described in the Export to Tape article.

  4. To export your project metadata, use the "Export metadata" option. The XML file will be generated with the same name as your media file and have the *.fidef extension.

    Important
    Refer to the Pre-Populated Metadata Fields subsection of the Cinegy Watch Folder Configuration and Setup section within the Import Job Drop Folders chapter in the Cinegy Convert Manual (Legacy) for details about FIDEF files.
  5. Press the "Write" button. A "File" dialog box appears. Choose your destination file and press "OK".

Note
The export process might be time consuming, depending on the format and settings. The system displays a progress bar when exporting.

Macromedia Flash

Select "Macromedia Flash" from the drop-down list and press the "Setup" button to configure it. The following dialog box appears:

flash_encoder_setup

Here you can define the frame and bit rate settings that will be used for the macromedia flash encoding.

Configure the frame "Width" and "Height" parameters by pressing the up_buttonor down_buttonbuttons or enter the actual values via the keyboard.

Check the "Keep Aspect by <TV format>" option to change the "Height" value proportionally according to the frame width, preserving the TV format aspect ratio.

Check the "Deinterlace" option in order to enable deinterlacing for the encoding stream.

You can also configure the following bit rate parameters:

  • Video bit rate – the video bit rate value defined in Kbps.

  • Audio bit rate – the audio bit rate value defined in Kbps (the value should be chosen from the drop-down list between 32, 48, 56, 64, 128 or 256).

  • Audio sample rate – the audio sample rate defined in Hz (the value should be chosen from the drop-down list between 44100, 22050 or 11020).

In the "Update movie length every" field, define the number of frames between each movie update.

Select the "Superimpose timecodes to the frames" option to add the timecode in the form of a running clock superimposed over the encoded stream.

Having configured all the flash encoder settings, press "OK" to save your settings or "Cancel" to close the window without any changes.

Microsoft Video

Select "Microsoft Video (AVI)" from the drop-down list. Press the "Setup" button to set up the format:

Consolidate_file_avi

In the "Video compression" tab, choose one of the installed codecs from the drop-down list and define its compression settings by pressing the "Configure…​" button.

Note
Press the "Configure" button to open the compression settings of the current codec. The compression settings are different for each codec.

You can manually set the compression quality if the chosen codec supports this feature. A high value leads to a better quality and to slower compression speed as well.

Check the "Keyframe every" option to set the frequency of the keyframe creation.

Check the "Data rate" option to define its value in kilobit per second.

On the "Audio format" tab, configure the audio compression settings:

Avi_export_setup_21

Choose one of the audio codecs from the drop-down list and configure its compression settings.

Note
The compression settings are different for each codec.

The "Mixing" tab provides you with the interleaving configuration for the exporting stream:

Avi_export_setup_31

The "None" option disables the interleaving. To use the interleaving, set the radio button to "Full" and configure the interleaving parameters.

MP4 Flash

Setting up the MP4 Flash (MP4) export plug-in is similar to the MPEG export plug-in:

H264

Here choose the H.264 export profile from the compatible profiles list.

Press the "View content…​" button to view the settings of the MP4 profile.

MPEG

The MPEG export plug-in is sensitive to the format of the Sequence or ClipBin. If the Sequence has the 16:9 TV format, the export will provide only the corresponding MPEG profiles.

Consolidate_file_mpeg

If there are no MPEG profiles available for the current TV format, the following error message will appear:

profile_error
Important
Refer to the TV Formats and Playout Settings section of the Cinegy Enterprise Manager Manual for information on assigning TV formats for MPEG profiles.

To view the settings of the MPEG profile, press the "View content…​" button.

MXF AS-03

Select "MXF AS-03 (MXF)" from the drop-down list and press the "Setup" button to configure it. The following dialog box appears:

file_export_MXF_AS_03

Here you can define the MXF, video and audio settings that will be used for the MXF AS-03 exporting.

MXF

The "MXF" configuration group comprises the advanced MXF parameters:

  • Partition Size – the size of the MXF partition. To define this paramater, drag the corresponding slider or enter the value from 50 to 1800 via the keyboard.

  • KAG Size – the value of the partitions alignment in the MXF file. This field is grayed out by default and cannot be changed by user.

  • Isolated Indexes – select the checkbox to write the indexes in a separate partition as it is outlined in the "AS-03 MXF Program Delivery" standard. When the "Isolated Indexes" option is not selected, the indexes are written together in the same partition as the video.

Important
Please visit amwa.tv/projects/AS-03.shtml for more information on the AS-03 MXF Program Delivery standard.

Video

Here define the bitrate for the SD and HD streams by dragging the corresponding sliders or entering the desired values via the keyboard.

Also assign the MPEG-2 profile to be used for the MXF AS-03 exporting by choosing one from the drop-down list: MPEG2HL 4:2:0 or MPEG2HL4:2:2.

Audio

The "Type" and "BPS" fields are grayed out by default and cannot be changed by user.

Here you can define the number of mono channels to be used in your MXF file. To do this, choose 2, 4 or 8 from the "Channels" drop-down list.

The "Stereo tracks" option allows you to define the type of audio channels in your MXF file – mono or stereo. Select the "Stereo tracks" checkbox to receive 1, 2 or 4 (depending on your channels choice) stereo tracks in the exported MXF file. Alternatively, the resulting MXF file will contain 2, 4 or 8 mono channels.

MXF OP1A

Select "MXF OP1A (MXF)" from the drop-down list and press the "Setup" button to configure it. The following dialog box appears:

Consolidate_file_MXF

Here you can define the standard definition (SD) and high definition (HD) video compression settings as well as a number of stereo audio tracks that will be used for the MXF OP1A exporting by choosing the desired values from the corresponding drop-down lists.

The following standard definition compression settings are available:

  • IMX 30

  • IMX 40

  • IMX 50

  • DVSD

  • DV25

  • DV50

The following high definition compression settings are currently available:

  • DVCPRO100

The MXF OP1A encoder supports export of the material with up to 4 pairs of audio tracks.

QuickTime

Select "QT export" from the drop-down list. To change the settings, press the "Setup" button. The following dialog box appears:

Consolidate_file_qt

QuickTime export_set

In the "Video settings" field, press the "Set" button to define the video settings.

Select the "Scale to" checkbox to manually adjust the resolution of your exported footage.

QuickTime export_set

In the "Audio settings" field, press the "Set" button to define the audio settings.

Real Media

To create real media content, open the "Format" drop-down list and select "RM export (RM)". Press the "Setup" button to configure:

RM_export_setup

In the "RM Export Setup" configuration window, define the following codec settings:

  • Choose one of the installed RealMedia codecs from the drop-down list.

  • In the "Encoding complexity" field define the complexity level for the chosen RealMedia codec. You can choose between low, medium and high levels.

  • In the "Max time between keyframes" enter the time in milliseconds that will occur between keyframes. Setting to 0 will make every frame a keyframe.

  • In the "Startup latency" specify the time in milliseconds to set the latency at the beginning of the file.

  • Check the "Enable two-pass coding" option to enable this feature.

  • In the "Video settings" configuration form, set up the output video stream parameters and define a video mode between "normal", "smooth" and "sharp".

  • In the "Audio settings" configuration form, define the audio stream encoding method and enable/disable the audio-gain prefilter.

SeaChange Export

Select "SeaChange Export (SAF)" from the drop-down list to export the material to a SeaChange server. Press the "Setup" button to configure the format.

Consolidate_file_saf

In the "Direct export to a server" configuration field, set up the SeaChange server configuration parameters.

Select the "Write-protected" checkbox to enable write protection for the exported media.

To enable block size limitation, define the size of each block in kilobytes.

Define the temporary directory in the "Temp path" field to write the temporary data to the defined location. Check "Keep temporary files" to keep temporary files in the temp directory after export is done.

To transfer metadata to a SunDance server, select the "Send metadata to SunDance" checkbox and configure its parameters by pressing the "SunDance setup…​" button:

sundance_ftp_settings

To create a local *.saf file, check the "Local file" option in the "SeaChange Export Settings" dialog box. Fill in the "File name" field and browse for the desired location where your *.saf file will be written to.

The "MPEG profile" field displays the currently specified MPEG profile. To change the profile, press the "…​" button. The following dialog box appears:

select_seachange_profile

Here select the desired compatible profile from the drop-down list.

To check the settings of the MPEG profile, press the "View content…​" button.

Sound Export

To export only sound, select the "Sound export (WAV)" plug-in and press the "Write" button.

Note
The sound export has no settings.

Windows Media

To export Windows media files, select "Windows Media (WMV, WMA)" from the drop-down list. To change the settings, press the "Setup" button and the following dialog box appears:

Consolidate_file_wmv

Here choose the desired profile from the drop-down list. Below you can view the description of the selected profile.

Select the "Multipass encoding" checkbox to enable multiple passes encoding.

Important
Refer to the TV Formats and Playout Settings section of the Cinegy Enterprise Manager Manual to learn about Windows Media profiles.