For bigger installations, combining several organizations under one roof, Cinegy Archive provides a multi-database option, bringing TV production up to true enterprise level. In addition, this option is extremely useful for field production with a separate Cinegy Desktop installation-in-a-bus, which can be connected to the main system in a matter of seconds.
The Cinegy Archive database architecture supports working with multiple databases within one client. This structure enables browsing individual databases and exchange information between databases:
Each database can be located on a different SQL server.
Each database can be set up and maintained independently.
Users can have different access rights to each database.
Essence data can be exchanged between databases.
One of the databases must always be primary (master); the others are secondary (slave) databases. The master database provides Cinegy Desktop with the following global configuration parameters and settings:
TV formats and Cinegy Ingest profiles;
Cinegy Messenger configuration;
federated search source;
Each database can be configured to have its own access permissions for the users, with the exception of loading the Timeline plug-in that is taken from the master database.
The rest of the security and permissions settings are taken from each database individually. The multi-database configuration (i.e. the list of potential slave databases) can be customized according to your needs, providing the multi-database access only for the user roles you select.