Operating Systems Support

Cinegy Ingest runs on the following operating systems: Windows 7 32 bit / 64 bit SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro*, Windows Server 2008 SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Windows Server 2012 R2*.

Operating system recommendation: Windows 8.1 Pro / Windows Server 2012 R2 (for HD operations it is recommended to use 64 bit OS with at least 6GB of RAM).

* SDI cards compatibility needs to be confirmed.

Supported Video Hardware

  • SDI video ingest: DVS Centaurus II (LT), Atomix LT, Blackmagic Design DeckLink, AJA Kona family, AJA Corvid family

    • SDI print to tape: DVS Centaurus II (LT), Atomix LT, Blackmagic DeckLink

    • DV print to tape: Windows compatible IEEE1394 adapter

    • Virtual VT: DVS Centaurus II (LT), Atomix LT

    • DV, HDV, DVCpro, FireWire(IEEE1394) ingest: Windows compatible IEEE1394 adapter

  • DVB-S ingest: Technisat SkyStar2 PCI card

  • DVD ingest: Any standard DVD drive

  • P2 ingest: Panasonic P2 (via camera or reader) or files with media structure (card image)

  • XDCAM ingest: Sony XDCAM disk (via hardware) or files with media structure (card image)

  • AVC HD ingest: via camera, reader, hardware or files with media structure (card/media image)

  • Canon XF ingest: via camera, reader, hardware or files with media structure (card/media image)

SDI Video Card Support

Cinegy Ingest supports the following SD/HD SDI video cards: AJA Kona family, AJA Corvid family, Blackmagic DeckLink cards, DVS Centaurus II (LT), Atomix LT.

Recommended hardware: DVS Atomix LT or Centaurus II (LT).

Ingest/Outgest Video Card Driver Recommendations

Board Type Video Board Firmware Driver

DVS

Centaurus II**

lucyup_3.2.76.7_19_15

SDK 4.2.0.4

Centaurus II (also SD)**

lucyltup_4.2.68.13_18_14

SDK 4.2.0.4

Atomix LT

atomixltup_5.4.1.5_5.2.7

SDK 4.3.5.18

AJA

Kona LHe Plus, Kona LHi, Kona 3G, Kona 4, Kona Io Express (not full duplex), Corvid, Corvid 3G, Corvid 22, Corvid 24, Corvid 88

From AJA driver pack 10.3.0***

10.3.0

From AJA driver pack 12.0.0****

12.0.0.123

Blackmagic Design

Blackmagic Design DeckLink

From driver pack 9.6.8*****

9.6.8

From driver pack 10.5.4******

10.5.4

** Centaurus II is no longer being produced by DVS. Cinegy supports Centaurus II only for existing installations.

*** This driver version should be used for Cinegy software releases preceding version 10 as well as for ingest/outgest within Cinegy Workflow 10.x.x.

**** This driver version should be used for the latest 10.x.x Cinegy software versions with the exception of ingest/outgest within Cinegy Workflow 10.x.x. Please note that 32-bit version is no longer supported.

***** This driver version should be used for Cinegy software releases preceding version 10 and old Blackmagic Design DeckLink (not 4K) boards.

****** This driver version should be used for the latest Cinegy software versions with all Blackmagic Design DeckLink boards (including 4K, 4K Extreme).

Hardware Recommendations for SD Operations

Quad core processor with 2.4 GHz or better (Core2Quad, Core i7). 4GB of RAM or better (6GB when using 64-bit OS). Gigabit Ethernet.

Recommended hardware: Any Windows 7 certified PC or workstation – e.g. an HP Z400. Any Windows 2008 R2 / 2012 certified server with sufficient space and compatible PCI bus/slots to install the selected SDI card – e.g. an HP Proliant DL 380 G8 or later.

SD Ingest Performance

The following table gives an indication of what processing power is recommended in relation to the number of concurrent resolutions and formats from one DV, HDV or SDI source:

Parallel Ingested Formats Core 2 Duo E8400 Xeon X3430 Dual Xeon E5620 Xeon E5-2670

DV only

yes

yes

yes

yes

DV, Low-SD

yes

yes

yes

yes

DV, Low-SD, WM9

yes

yes

yes

yes

High-SD, Medium-SD, Low-SD

yes

yes

yes

yes

High-SD, Medium-SD, Low-SD, WM9

no

yes

yes

yes

Test machines were equipped with at least 4GB RAM.

The results may vary with machines from different vendors. Factors like RAM latency are important.

Hardware Recommendations for HD Operations

Dual quad core or dual six-core processors with 2.4 GHz or better (Xeon 56xx). 6GB of RAM or better. Gigabit Ethernet.

Recommended hardware: Any Windows 7 certified PC or workstation – e.g. an HP Z800. Any Windows 2008 R2 / 2012 certified server with sufficient space and compatible PCI bus/slots to install the selected SDI card – e.g. an HP Proliant DL 380 G8 or later.

HD Ingest Performance

The following table gives an indication of what processing power is recommended in relation to the number of concurrent resolutions and formats from one DV, HDV or SDI source:

Parallel Ingested Formats Xeon X3430 Dual Xeon E5620 Dual Xeon X5660 Xeon E5-2670

HDV only

yes

yes

yes

yes

High-1080i only

yes

yes

yes

yes

High-1080i, Low-1080i

yes

yes

yes

yes

High-1080i, Medium-1080i, Low-1080i

no

yes

yes

yes

High-1080i, Medium-1080i, WM9-One

no

yes

yes

yes

Test machines were equipped with at least 6GB RAM.

The results may vary with machines from different vendors. Factors like RAM latency are important.

Settings Examples

Examples of Standard Definition Settings

High-SD

MXF IMX 30-50

Medium-SD

MPEG-2 7 Mbit/s 4:2:0 long GOP

Low-SD

400kBit/s 4:2:0 long GOP

WM9-One

Single stream – 128 kBit/s

Examples of High Definition Settings

High-1080i

MXF DNxHD 120/145

Medium-1080i

MPEG-2 25-50 Mbit/s 4:2:0 I-FrameP

Low-1080i

MPEG-2 8 Mbit/s 4:2:0 long GOP

WM9-One

Single stream – 128 kBit/s

Format settings can be changed by the customer to meet specific requirements.

Control of Input and Output Devices

Input and Output devices (VTR) can be controlled via RS-422 and IEEE 1394 supporting the following commands: start, stop, record, pause, fast forward, rewind, shuttle, goto (frame accurate), and preroll.

Export via Virtual VT

The export via Virtual VT feature is also available, allowing Cinegy Desktop to work in slave mode and make the computer visible as a VTR for any external NLE, playout system or VTR recorder. External equipment may control Cinegy Virtual VT by RS-422 like normal BetaCam deck. This feature is available only with DVS boards.

Supported Formats, Codecs, and Devices

Native Codec Support for Ingest

Standard Compression

DV

DVSD (25 Mb/s) DV25 (25 Mb/s) DV50 (50 Mb/s) DV100 (100 Mb/s)

Sony XDCAM SD

DV - 25 Mb/s IMX30 -30 Mb/s IMX40 - 40 Mb/s IMX50 - 50 Mb/s

AVI

DV/D10/VC3

MPEG

MPEG-1, MPEG-2, H.264, AVC Intra AVC-Intra 100 and DNxHD

MXF video

atom, clip wrapped, DV/D10/DNxHD

MXF audio

atom, clip wrapped, AES/BWF

WAV

OGG

MPEG Audio

Layer 1, Layer 2, Layer 3

Cinegy Import Supported Formats

Audio CD Import

Panasonic P2 Card Import

Canon XF Import

MXF Import

Sony XDCAM Disk Import

Sony XDCAM EX Disk Import

AVC HD Import

File-Based Support for Ingest

Standard Compression

Sony XDCAM

Sony XDCAM capturer

Panasonic P2 SD/HD

P2 capturer

AVI, MPEG, QT, WMV, Image sequences, DV

Video file capturer

WAV, MP3, WMA, OGG

Audio file capturer

Device-Based Support for Ingest

  • AJA Kona LHe Plus, LHi, Io Express

  • Blackmagic Design DeckLink

  • DVS Centaurus II (LT), Atomix LT

RTP/UDP

Any industry standard broadcasting SD/HD resolution with video encoding MPEG-2 or H.264 4:2:2 or 4:2:0, user defined bit rates and GOP structure, audio encoding – MPEG Audio, AES-3.