TermDefinition

Author block

A Story script block with commentary (usually off-screen) recorded on top of the video material.

Cinegy Archive

The MAM (Media Asset Management) and archive solution for real-time collaborative workflow, short- and long-time archive, powerful search and enterprise level access, rights management and control.

Cinegy Ingest

The process of capturing and registering audio-video materials and documents into the system. The source for Cinegy Ingest can be a tape, live feed or a media file from a disk or another NLE package. The result of a Cinegy Ingest session is always a Roll.

Cinegy Type template

A template of a graphic scene prepared in the Cinegy Type editor, that is used as a titler.

Clip

A single instance of essence; audio, video or both. One or more media objects each having the same start time datum and the same duration. A clip contains synchronized video, audio and tape time data elements and has an In point and Out point that are determined automatically during the ingest process (typically using scene change detection).

ClipBin

A container for user clips. It can be also used to browse, collect, preview and rough cut media material.

Clip element

A single media object that forms a part of a clip. Codecs exist for all kinds of compressed video, including DV, motion-JPEG, MPEG-1, 2, and 4, and many others.

Consolidate

In Cinegy Desktop, to export the project with "handles" (additional pieces of material from left and right).

DocumentBin

A container for production-related documents stored in Cinegy Archive.

Dongle

An electronic copyright protection USB device which, when connected to a computer, unlocks software functionality for certain Cinegy products or services.

ENPS

Associated Press ENPS news system. Using a "mini-Cinegy" plug-in for ENPS, you have access to the Cinegy Archive database. With simple drag-and-drop, you can place clips and Sequences into the ENPS stories. The ENPS rundowns containing the Cinegy objects will appear immediately in the Cinegy ENPS playout module, ready to be played via SDI.

Graphics text block

A Story script block containing simple text.

Graphics 1…​5 block

A Story script block containing information about a Cinegy Type template created via the Cinegy Type application.

Ingest Cluster

Cinegy Ingest provides ways to connect several machines into the Cinegy Ingest cluster that works as a single machine combining, therefore, the power necessary to accomplish the task in real-time.

Keyframe

It is used on Timeline for rubber banding to adjust the volume/balance of an audio object and the opacity of a video object.

Library

A special entry in the root of the Cinegy Desktop explorer tree, which is used to store corporate materials such as logos or countdowns, as well as internal documents. The Library folders are meant for storing the objects according to the corporate rules of organization.

Live on V1…​3 block

A Story script block containing the information about Live Input items.

Master clip

In Cinegy Desktop, a piece of the original material, defined during ingest or logging session. The master clips hold all the metadata values. They always reside in a Roll, created during an ingest session and cannot be moved to another location. The user clips (or simply "clips") are only references to the master clips. Therefore, any change to the metadata in the original master clip will be propagated to all the relevant clips.

Media Cleaner

A tool for analyzing media usage and compacting usable video assets. All operations can be performed fully automatically as a scheduled process, allowing a high degree of automation and storage retention.

Media Logger

A tool for associating a script in RTF or TXT file format with a Roll, that provides easy and efficient Roll logging and filling it with metadata.

Multiclip

A multi-cam object containing multiple source clips of the same TV format. It enables simultaneous access to the essence from up to four cameras with synchronous real-time processing and preview.

News Program Manager

A rundown manager within Cinegy Desktop where News Programs are planned and Stories are created and edited.

News Program

A container for news Stories. It can be used to create, browse, collect, preview and rough cut Stories. Create Rundowns and templates for each date separately.

Outgest

The process of bringing the video material prepared in Cinegy Desktop to another system.

Placeholder MOG

A special type of Roll with a predefined TV format, start timecode and duration. It is used as a temporary substitution for source essence that has not yet been ingested.

Pool

A News Program Manager panel usually used as storage for work-in-progress material.

Presenter block

A Story script block containing narration to be read by an anchorperson.

Roll

A Roll is a container for master clips. A Roll normally represents one ingest session, i.e. a tape, a file or a piece of live ingest.

Newswires Service

A standalone service that extracts items for RSS feeds from various web sites and publishes them in Cinegy Archive for later use.

Rubber banding

The feature on Timeline allowing you to adjust the volume of the audio objects with the keyframes.

Rundown

A list of Stories in the News Program to be played on-air and a News Program Manager panel containing the sorted material to be sent to air.

Rundown template

A template created via News Program Manager that defines the rundown(s) to be applied to the specified day of the week.

Story script

Entered information about the Story material: words of the narrator, dialogues, titles, commentaries, etc.

Sequence

A string of one or more clips joined by an edit function. A Sequence may also be created but contain no clips or essence.

Story

A basic element of a News Program. It contains scripts and media attachments covering a separate news Story.

Story Editor

A Cinegy news tool for creating and editing Stories.

Subclip

A virtual selected segment of a clip, no new essence created.

TDS

Track destination selector.

TED

Track enable/disable – A toggle style button on Timeline that will activate and de-activate a track. Every track on Timeline has one.

Timeline

A module inside Cinegy Desktop meant for Sequences handling regardless of its size and complexity. Timeline contains separate tracks for video and audio material, as well as a wide range of tools for various manipulations.

Transcript block

A Story script block containing spoken words of those appearing on screen.

Trim window

The mode of Sequence Viewer when the trimming on Timeline is performed.

Video 1…​3 block

A Story script block containing the video object icon and the name of the video material.