The "Export to tape" command allows you to print your Sequence or ClipBin to a tape via an output device. This feature is convenient when you want to publish your project.

Choose the "Export to tape" command from the right-click menu. The following dialog box appears:

ExportToTape

Duration

This value displays the duration of your Sequence to be exported. The duration value is not editable.

Export In-Out Only

Use this option to export only the part of the project which is marked by the In and Out edits on Timeline.

Important
Refer to the Viewing Video Material and Timeline sections in the Cinegy Desktop Manual to learn more about In and Out markers.

Audio

audio

The "Audio" option can be found in all the export options dialogs. Press the "Audio…​" button and the following dialog box appears:

outgest audio setup
Note
S1 – S4 stereo channels of the Sequence are displayed and routed within the "Outgest Audio Setup" dialog. In the case when destination file or format supports less than 4 stereo channels, only applicable outgest channels will be enabled.

Here choose the audio tracks for each physical audio channel to accompany the outgest. The selected combination of audio tracks will be mapped to the defined outgest device.

Check the "Directly map Inputs to Outputs" option to map directly source audio tracks to the corresponding output tracks:

outgest_audio_setup_direct_map
Note
Please, note if the "Directly map Inputs to Outputs" option is left unchecked, Audio Mixer will be used to map source audio channels from Timeline to the output audio tracks during export.

With no "Directly map Inputs to Outputs" option selected, the Audio Mixer is used to map the audio output from Timeline to the output audio channels during the export.

Check the "Mixdown all tracks to S1" option to mixdown all the source audio tracks to a single stereo output track (S1):

outgest_audio_setup_mixdown

Settings

SettingsButton

The "Export settings" dialog can be found in all the output options dialogs. Press the "Settings" button and the following dialog box appears:

exportSettings

Here you can select the quality to be used during export. The default settings, "High" with "Auto-degradation", are not usually changed as the "Auto-degradation" option will select the next highest quality available if "High" is not available.

Setup

SetupButton

Press the "Setup" button to choose and set up the playback device via the hardware configurator.

Important
Refer to the Hardware Setup paragraph for more information on playback devices available in Cinegy components and their setup.

Leader

leader_button

Press the "Leader" button; the following "Tape leader setup" dialog box appears:

tape_leader_setup

You can assign one of the following handle types by choosing the appropriate radio button:

  • Disable – this will disable the handles.

  • Color bars – the handles will be shown as color bars.

  • Black frames – the handles will be shown as black frames.

  • Use tape leader – the tape leader will be placed at the beginning and end of the exported material.

To define the length of your handles, enter the value in seconds in the "Length" field.

Choose an outgest profile from the drop-down list, which will be used for the consolidation and enter the tape leader text.

Check the "Set Handle Duration by Tape Leader" option to substitute the value of the tape leader length with the duration of the tape leader file defined in the outgest profile.

Important
Refer to the Editing a TV Format paragraph in the Cinegy Enterprise Manager Manual for details about the outgest profiles creation.

Playback and Record Controls

Use the VTR control buttons to control your VTR, to wind your tape to the desired start position for your recording.

Playback_RecordControls

In_button

To mark the start position on the tape at which the recording should start, press the "Edit In" button.

Rec_button

To start the recording process, press the "Record" button. The VTR rewinds to the "Edit In" point and starts recording. Alternatively, press the "Record" button during playback, the recording will start immediately.