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;

  • logging templates.

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.