Making the Commands Available

SequenceModeButton

To make outgest possible, the ClipBin must be switched to the sequence mode. To prevent modification of the Sequence during the outgest process, the Sequence must be locked. Pressing the "Sequence mode" button in the ClipBin main menu will lock the Sequence. This also ensures that all clips have the same aspect ratio and frame rate.

Active_Button

If you are viewing a Sequence and would like to export it from Timeline, then Timeline has to be active to prevent modifications of the Sequence during the outgest process. Press the "Active" button from Timeline or use the Ctrl+Enter keyboard shortcut to lock the Sequence for other users. This also ensures that all clips are of the same aspect ratio and frame rate.

Hardware Dongle

The Cinegy License Service installation is required to provide access to the information stored inside the hardware dongle. This service should be installed on the machine, where the hardware dongle is installed and should be set to start up automatically. To perform the outgest operations, it is required to connect the hardware dongle with the corresponding license to the USB port of the outgest machine.

Caution
Without the dongle, the "Cinegy Demo Version" message will be imprinted over the output SDI frames.

Pre-Roll and After-Roll

To ensure a constant quality of the tape recording, the system will generate a few seconds of the pre-roll and after-roll frames. The actual amount of the additionally recorded frames depends on the pre-roll settings of your virtual VT.

Hardware Setup

When exporting or consolidating to tape or virtual VT, it is important to set up your hardware devices accordingly.

SetupButton

In all "Export/Consolidate to tape" and "Virtual VT" dialogs you will find the "Setup" button. Press the "Setup" button and the "Hardware configurator" dialog box appears:

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Important
The "Input" capture devices refer to the ingest devices. They are described in the Input, Output and Router Device Setup paragraph in the Cinegy Ingest Manual*.

Playback Device

The playback device plug-in is used to play back video/audio via the corresponding hardware. Select from the following devices:

AJA Input/Output Device

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To set the playback buffer size, enter the number of frames in the "Playback buffer" field.

Select the "Live Export" checkbox to set your export device to the live mode.

Select the "Stop by dropped frames" checkbox to stop the output process if a dropped frame occurs in order to avoid useless material outputting.

To enable repeating of the tape leader as a trailer, select the corresponding checkbox.

Choose the video format from the "Analog Output Format" drop-down list to use the corresponding one.

To define the timecode shift for the RS422 timecode source, enter the number of frames in the "RS422 TC shift" field.

In this dialog you can also configure the VTR control settings for the AJA input/output device.

To overwrite video and/or timecodes, select the corresponding checkbox(es).

Define which audio channels should be overwritten. S1 to S4 are stereo audio channels; A1 to A8 are the corresponding mono audio channels. So S1 = A1+A2 etc.

Select the "Assemble" checkbox to enable the specific assemble mode of VTR recording.

decklinkSDI

To set the playback buffer size, enter the number of frames in the "Playback buffer" field.

Select the corresponding stereo audio channel(s) to be included for output.

DVS SDI

Caution
To assure proper work with the DVS board, all Cinegy modules such as Cinegy Ingest, outgest, playout etc. should have access to the dvsoem.dll file. Check the DVS driver package that you have installed on your computer and add the path to the folder containing the dvsoem.dll file. To do this, go to "My Computer" > "Properties" > "Advanced" > "Environment Variables" and edit the variable value for the "Path" variable.
playback_dvs_sdi

To set the playback buffer size, enter the number of frames in the corresponding field.

Configure the VTR control settings by selecting which audio channels should be overwritten. S1 to S4 are stereo audio channels; A1 to A8 are the corresponding mono audio channels. So S1 = A1+A2, etc.

Select the "Stop export by dropped frames" option if you wish to abort your export when a dropped frame appears.

FireWire (IEEE 1394) Device

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Select the "Stop by dropped frames" option if you wish to abort your export when a dropped frame appears.

Select the "Live mode" checkbox to set your export device to the live mode.

To set the playback buffer size, enter the number of frames in the "Output buffer" field.

To set the actual recording start time delay in seconds after the export is started, enter the value from 0 to 100 in the "Start Record Shift" field. This will minimize the possible recording errors if your camera does not support the frame accurate recording.

In "TC Generation", you can set the timecode generation method used for the export. When "By In Point" is set, the initial timecode will be taken from the tape record start position; when "By Sequence" is set, the initial timecode will be taken from the start timecode of the Sequence being exported.

Select the desired audio channel(s) to be included for output.

Master Device

The master device plug-in is used to control the VTR via the RS-422 port in the "Export/Consolidate to tape" commands. Select from the following devices:

  • AJA Input/Output Device

  • DeckLink SDI

  • DVS SDI

  • FireWire (IEEE 1394) Device

  • HDV Device

Output Options

Cinegy Desktop offers two output options: export and consolidate.

Consolidate

"Consolidate" means to export the project with "handles" (additional material on the left and the right of the clip). This feature is useful when you want to continue working on the project in another NLE video system. All the consolidate options are available from the Timeline and ClipBin main menus:

ConsolidateMenu

Export

"Export" means to output the project "as is" with all the applied effects and mixed audio. This feature is useful when you want to transfer the finished project to VTR or other equipment for publishing.

Note
The machine used to export your material must have enough power to calculate reliably all the effects and mixes in real-time, as well as a proper network connection to the cinegy media archive servers to provide uninterruptible access to the essences.

All the "Export" commands are available from the Timeline and ClipBin main menus:

ExportMenu