Release Notes

Cinegy Desktop 15.0

Cinegy Desktop Release: 15.0

Cinegy Desktop Build:

Cinegy Archive Database: 15.0

Compatible with: Cinegy Archive 15

Compatible with: Cinegy Titler 16

Release Date: August 07, 2020

Before you start the installation, it is recommended to uninstall any previous versions of Cinegy Archive components as well as Cinegy License Service that you may have on your machine.
To complete the Cinegy Desktop installation, the OS reboot may be required.

Major Improvements

Cinegy Desktop

This release has a number of improvements in the editing and archive tools, aimed to make all the working scenarios more efficient and useful:

  • 8K formats are supported: a new version provides the unlimited space for the ultra-high resolution editing, including 8K formats.

  • Customizable layouts are supported. Cinegy Desktop is a powerful tool covering various workflows. Now there is the easy way to switch between the working scenarios, keeping the panels ordering and positions according to the specific needs.

  • Search and Bin panels: the details view with customizable fields set gives the flexible way for managing media assets.

  • Playback resolution option is added in the Clip viewer. Using that parameter, you can dramatically reduce disk traffic and required render resources, which might be crucial when working with the ultra-high resolutions (like 8K and above).

  • Subclip mode in the Roll window is implemented. This mode gives the better way to prepare the subclips set in the Roll, especially in the case of multiple "entire" objects.

  • Copy/paste commands>> for the individual keyframes in Effect Editor are implemented.

  • Rotation effect in Effect Editor is added.

  • Customizable safe zones aspect in Clip Viewer is implemented.

  • All audio channels selection as well as solo-selection mode is implemented in Clip Viewer.

  • Subclips re-ordering in the Roll panel is implemented.

  • Automatic subclip enumeration in the Roll panel is implemented.

  • Clip cutter: now the clips are automatically regrouped after the "Cut" command, to be ready for further editing.

  • Editing functions in the Timeline are improved – "Ripple delete" / "Delete" logic, gaps handling, insertion mode logic are changed.

  • Various user interface fixes and improvements.

Media Cleaner

The Cinegy Media Cleaner functionality has been dramatically improved.

  • The list of supported formats was extended and now includes all the most important codecs and containers like MXF, M2V, H264 RAW, DV, AVC-Intra, H264, XDCAM, DNxHD and others.

  • Expiration time is correctly processed for all the master clips in the single Roll by using Scheduled Media Cleaner.

Cinegy News

We continue to improve the News tools in Cinegy Desktop, and the new version has a number of new features and extensions:

  • Author assignment: now it is possible to assign every news story to the dedicated author to ensure that no one else would be able to change or even delete that news Story. The corresponding user right is also introduced.

  • Rundown target duration is added, now the difference between the target and actual Rundown duration can be seen at any time.

  • News Program Manager: Story version control – the outdated Story is automatically highlighted to avoid misuse of the wrong Story in Rundown.

  • News Story templates management is added in order to create the predefined templates for the different Story types.

  • Text editor is improved: new spell-checking tool, enhanced block duration calculation, merge blocks is fixed.

  • News Stories with the mixed TV formats can be placed in the Story pool now.

  • Blocks with fixed duration are visibly highlighted now.

  • New text block is automatically created after the selected one.

  • Newswires service: the service is re-worked, new UI and extended format list allow to easily integrate Newswires import with any news agency or local news provider.

  • MOS integration: external MOS components support for the better MOS integration (like external CG components, etc.).

  • Text formatting in the text objects (bold, italic, color) is supported.

  • Countdown to date/time is implemented.

  • Custom formatting for Clock object is implemented.

  • Straight/Pre-multiplied alpha option is added.

  • Metadata XML export is added.

  • Avid integration: RDD-18 metadata can be transferred.

  • MXF OPAtom export: 10-bit color depth is supported.

  • AAF creation is fixed.

Known Limitations

These limitations will be addressed in the next releases.
  • The added marker does not display in the Cinegy Desktop timeline immediately after being added.

  • In some specific cases, clips on inactive tracks in the Cinegy Desktop timeline do not retain their position after being moved in Insert mode.

  • When moving clips in Insert mode, the automatic "Ripple delete" command may cause the clips to move incorrectly on the Cinegy Desktop timeline tracks.