The illustration below represents the visual hierarchy of the elements in Cinegy Desktop.

There are several levels of objects, which are shown in the explorer window; these are different folders and Sequences.

To give more details, a Cinegy Desktop client opens the item in a dedicated editor window. For example, the bins and Rolls will be shown in the bin window, and the Sequences on Timeline.

Even more details can be shown with additional interface elements. For example, to explore a clip in a ClipBin, Clip Viewer is launched.

DB_structure

Tree Structure

The entire content of Cinegy Archive is represented for the user as a tree of different folders, containing various terminal objects:

Tree_Structure

The entire database structure is stored on the Cinegy Archive server.

Folders

The folders in Cinegy Archive are the containers for different terminal objects and other folders, rather similar to a typical directory structure in Windows.

Standard Folder

folder

This folder type is always present in the system. It can contain other folders and objects.

Search Folders

The search folder is a special folder type assigned to store the search queries. There are two types of search folders:

public

A public search query folder can be created within the Default Public Search Folder. Public search folders store public search queries visible to all users.

private

A private search query folder can be created individually for each user within the private folders root. Private search folders store private queries visible to the owner user only.

Important
Refer to the Search Queries article to learn more about search folders and their management.

Cinegy Convert Job Folder

job_folder

A Cinegy Convert job folder is a special folder type. Dedicated functions are predefined to enable automatic processing of different job types.

Important
Refer to the Cinegy Convert documentation for detailed information about creation, maintenance and use of Cinegy Convert job folders.

Newswires

News_folder

The Newswires is a special folder containing the news items grabbed via the RSS (Rich Site Summary) fetcher service from various sites and then published in Cinegy Archive.

Important
Refer to the Cinegy Newswire section to learn about the service.

Portfolios

Portfolio

The Portfolio is the top-level folder.

User-Defined Folders

Your system can be customized by your system administrator to hold additional types of folders, to suit the needs of your production house. The most typical example would be "Production" or "Program" or "Trailer". Typically, the hierarchy in Cinegy Archive starts with Production folders.

The standard Cinegy Archive comes pre-configured with the following folders:

Production

A Production folder is a high-level folder; it can only be created in a Portfolio. Usually it contains a set of Program folders.

Program

A Program folder is usually located inside a Production folder, and is intended to hold assets related to one TV program.

The business rules defining which types of folders can reside inside any given folder type are also set up by your administrator. When creating a new folder, Cinegy Desktop always shows you only the permitted set of folder types in the menu.

Important
Refer to the Node Types article in the Cinegy Archive Manager Manual to learn how to create new folder types.

Terminal Objects

These are the objects in the tree which cannot contain further items. When activated, they are opened in a dedicated editor window in Cinegy Desktop. For example, opening a bin object launches the bin window, and opening a Sequence object launches Timeline.

Roll

Roll

A Roll is a container for master clips. The Roll normally represents one capture/import session, i.e. a tape, a file or a piece of live ingest. Double-clicking the icon opens the master bin window.

Important
Refer to the Setting Up Capture Session paragraph for more information about Roll creation and capture sessions.

Placeholder MOG

Placeholder-MOG

A placeholder MOG is 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 captured/imported. You can assign a placeholder MOG as the target for capture/import. In this case, the placeholder MOG will be converted to the Roll and all references to its essence will be updated.

Important
Refer to the Working with Bins section to learn more about working with ClipBins.

Sequence

Sequence

A Sequence is a project on Timeline. It can contain multiple clips with various effects, audio tracks with volume control, etc. When double-clicked, it will be opened in the Timeline window.

Important
Refer to the Timeline section to learn more about working with Sequences.

DocumentBin

DocumentBin

The DocumentBin contains documents (files) imported in Cinegy Desktop. It provides a flexible check-in and check-out mechanism, and keeps all the previous versions of the imported documents.

Important
Refer to the Managing Documents section to learn about DocumentBins.

DocumentBin

news_item

A news item is an automatically created read-only object registered in Cinegy Archive and stored in the news folder. Each news item contains a news header, abstract from the related html page containing the full news story and a link to it.

Story

story_item

A Story is a project for the Cinegy Studio application. It can contain multiple clips, Sequences, graphics objects, placeholders and written scripts. When double-clicked, it will be opened in the Story Editor window.

Important
Refer to the Working With Stories section for details.
Important
To learn about Cinegy Studio, refer to the Cinegy Studio Manual.

News Program

news_program_item_icon

A News Program is a container for news Stories. It allows you to create, browse, collect, preview and rough cut your Stories as well as create rundowns and templates for each date separately. Double-clicking the icon opens the News Program Manager window.

Important
Refer to the News Program Manager section to learn more about working with News Programs.

Library and Library Folders

Library

The Library is the special entry in the root of the tree. It is used to store the corporate materials, for example, corporate logo or countdowns. In addition, it may contain the published materials that are permitted to be used within your organization without any need to consult with the legal department.

Library_folder

Normally, the Library is configured to contain only the Library folders. The Library folders in their part can be configured to contain only the objects defined by the business rules in your organization.