Dynamic controls comprise player, CPU indicator, digital and analog clock objects, and HTML widget. Each dynamic control has its set of parameters, including common scaling properties.

The following static controls are available:

  • Player – video channel preview.

  • Digital clock – digital clock display at a fixed position.

  • Analog clock – analog clock display at a fixed position.

  • CPU indicator – graphic visualization of the assigned player's CPU activity.

  • HTML widget – a container for HTML-based web pages.

All the parameters for dynamic objects are described in detail below.

Player

player The player object is used as a preview component for the defined channel. To add this control, press the "Add Player" button on the controls panel and drag-and-drop the object to the desired place on the editing area.

Properties

The player object properties include the following parameters:

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  • Title – the stream name. Select the "Enabled" checkbox to include the selected player object in the layout display.
  • Show title – enables the "Title" field value display on top of the channel preview.

Further settings are split into separate configuration groups.

Title

The following properties are available in the "Title" configuration group:

  • Automatic size – enables setting the automatic font size proportionally to the player object size.
  • Font Family – select the font family for the stream name from the drop-down list.
  • Font size – define the font size.

    The "Font size" option is available only when the "Automatic size" checkbox is not selected.

  • Text color – select text color for the stream name.

  • Background color – select the color for the stream title caption on top of the player.

  • Alignment – select the text alignment (left, right or center) within the title caption.

Source

The "Source" configuration group contains a number of settings that depend on the player mode chosen: RTP or SDI.

RTP Player Mode

When RTP player mode is selected, the following properties can be configured:

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  • URL – the URL for this stream.
Refer to the RTP/UDP URL article for more information about the RTP and UDP URLs.
  • IP listen – the IP address of the local network adapter to be used to get the RTP/UDP stream. This option is useful in multicast mode, when you need to divide the multicasting subnet from the working subnet.
Set the "IP listen" parameter to 0.0.0.0 to use all the adapters.
SDI Player Mode

When SDI player mode is selected, further settings depend on the input device chosen from the "Device" drop-down list.

For DeckLink input device, the following settings are available:

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  • Video format – choose the necessary video format from the drop-down list.
  • Board number – define the board number using the up/down arrow button or entering the desired value via the keyboard.
DVS Input Device

For DVS input device, the following settings are available:

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  • Video format – choose the necessary video format from the drop-down list.
  • Board number – define the board number using the up/down arrow button or entering the desired value via the keyboard. Use the drop-down list on the right to define the channel mode.
AJA Input Device

For AJA input device the following settings are available:

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  • Video format – choose the necessary video format from the drop-down list.
  • Board number – define the board number using the up/down arrow button or entering the desired value via the keyboard.
  • Channel number – use the drop-down list to define the channel number.
  • Video input – define the video input type by selecting SDI, Analog or HDMI from the drop-down list. If the Analog video input is selected, it is also necessary to use the "Analog input format" drop-down list to select the necessary format:
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  • Audio input – define the audio input type by selecting Embedded, AES, Analog or HDMI from the drop-down list.

  • Reference source – define the reference source for the AJA input device selecting Reference Input, Video Input or Free Run from the drop-down list.

Deltacast Input Device

For Deltacast input device the following settings are available:

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  • Video format – choose the necessary video format from the drop-down list.
  • Board number – define the board number using the up/down arrow button or entering the desired value via the keyboard.
  • Channel number – define the channel number using the up/down arrow button or entering the desired value via the keyboard.

Parameters

The following player display properties are available in the "Parameters" configuration group:

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  • Selection key – a keyboard key to be used to select this stream. If you choose a key that is already assigned to a different stream, you will be informed with a corresponding error message.

  • Audio meters number – a number of audio meters (up to 8) shown for this channel preview. Select the "Compact mode" option for audio meters to be displayed as thin vertical lines taking less space.

  • Player background color – a custom background color for a player.

  • Decode UMD info – select the checkbox to enable the display of special metadata that will be taken from the defined stream. This metadata will be shown at the top of the player window instead of the stream title.

    In RTP players the UMD info is displayed instead of the player title on top of the channel preview. In SDI player mode the "Decode UMD info" is not available; the player title is always displayed.

  • Border color – a custom color of the player borders.

  • Border thickness – the player borders width.

Panels

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To render the monitored stream in full-screen mode with other edge panels and indicators being overlaid, select the "Place inside the frame" checkbox.

When the "Show stream info" option is enabled, the following additional indicators are displayed on the player screen:

  • Stream encoding (MPEG2/H.264/SDI)
  • Stream format (SD/HD/UHD)
  • Resolution
  • Frame rate (in frames per second)

To enable the display of the alarm panel in players, select the "Show alarm panel" checkbox. This panel will be displayed at the bottom of the player window.

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To enable the display of the panel showing the calculated loudness value and the dialnorm parameter, select the "Show loudness panel" checkbox.

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To enable the display of the VANC (Vertical Ancillary Data Space) information panel that includes CC presence indication, along with AFD and PR data, select the "Show VANC panel" checkbox. This panel will be displayed at the bottom of the player window above the alarm panel.

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Below is a graphic illustration of the difference between player objects with the "Place inside the frame" checkbox selected / deselected.

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"Place inside the frame" is disabled "Place inside the frame" is enabled

Analyze Group

The following properties are available in the "Analyze group" configuration group:

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This configuration section allows to define whether the video and/or audio track(s), VANC (Vertical Ancillary Data Space) information will be analyzed during streaming and whether the corresponding alerts will be created.

Closed Captions

In the "Closed Captions" configuration group select the captioning mode from the drop-down list:

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For closed captions the following parameters should be specified:

  • CC format – define the closed captions format.
  • CC track – select the number of the track (1 – 4), from which closed captions will be decoded.

For DVB subtitles define the PID value within the transport stream that should contain the subtitle track to be decoded and displayed:

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DVB subtitles are supported only for an RTP stream source.

Position

The "Position" configuration group contains the following parameters:

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Besides defining the "Left"/"Top" moving parameters and "Width"/"Height" scaling settings, it is possible to enable player aspect preservation by ticking off the "Keep Player aspect" checkbox and choosing the desired aspect ratio from the drop-down list.

Refer to the Transforming section to learn how to move and scale player objects.

All the performed changes are visible in real-time on the layout editing area.

Digital Clock

digital clock The digital clock object allows you to add current PC local time display in digits to your layout template and configure it according to your needs. To add this control, press the "Add Digital Clock" button on the controls panel and drag-and-drop the object to the desired place on the editing area.

Properties

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The following digital clock properties are available:

  • Animated – select this checkbox to enable the time update while editing. Leave this option deselected to the time to remain static.

    This option affects the time display on the canvas only. In the Cinegy Multiviewer window, the time update is always shown in format hh:mm:ss.

  • Time zone – defines the time zone used for the time display on the clock.

Colors

The following color settings can be configured in the "Colors" configuration group:

  • Background – the digital clock background color.
  • Dark – the non-active clock elements color.
  • Light – the active clock elements color.

All the performed changes are visible in real-time on the layout editing area.

Analog Clock

analog clock The analog clock object allows you to add current PC local time display in clock dial to your layout template and configure it according to your needs. To add this control, press the "Add Analog Clock" button on the controls panel and drag-and-drop the object to the desired place on the editing area.

Properties

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The following analog clock properties are available:

  • Animated – select this checkbox to enable the time update while editing. Leave this option deselected to the time to remain static.

    This option affects the time display on the canvas only. In the Cinegy Multiviewer window, the clock element is always shown updating.

  • Time Zone – defines the time zone used for the time display on the clock.

Clock Face

The following color settings can be configured in the "Colors" configuration group:

  • Preset folder – the folder where the clock skin presets are stored.
  • Clock preset – defines the clock appearance.

    The default clock presets are available in the following directory: C:\Program Files\Cinegy\Cinegy Multiviewer (x64) 11.1.0\Clocks. You can create custom presets using files with analogous name and format for the analog clock oblect elements.

  • Background – color of the analog clock background.

  • Dial – color of the clock dial.

  • Hour hand – color of the clock's hour hand.

  • Minute hand – color of the clock's minute hand.

  • Second hand – color of the clock's second hand.

The colors for all elements of the analog clock object can be changed only with no clock preset selected.

All the performed changes are visible in real-time on the layout editing area.

CPU Indicator

Other Cinegy software generating streams can embed custom metadata into streams. One such value is the CPU load of the machine generating the stream – which can be assigned to a CPU widget onscreen.

CPU indicator The CPU indicator object represents graphic visualization of CPU activity, with the data source determined by the player object associated with the indicator instance. To add this control, press the "Add CPU Indicator" button on the controls panel and drag-and-drop the object to the desired place on the editing area. Not all streams embed this data, in which case the value will remain 0.
If the widget is not assigned to a player, it will display the CPU load of the Multiviewer host machine.

Properties

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You can configure the following CPU indicator properties:

  • Title – the player name that will be displayed on top of the CPU indicator. Leave the name of the assigned player or enter a different one via the keyboard.
  • Related player – specify the player that will be used as a source for the CPU indicator. The list contains all players available on the current layout. Select the "Show original PC name" checkbox to enable the display of the PC name, on which the defined stream is generated. The name of the PC will be shown instead of the title.

Colors

The following color settings are available in the "Colors" configuration group:

  • Background – the background color of the CPU indicator.
  • Foreground – color of the text displayed on the CPU indicator.
  • Dark – color of the non-active elements of the CPU indicator.
  • Light – color of the active elements of the CPU indicator.

All the performed changes are visible in real-time on the layout editing area.

HTML Widget

HTML widget The HTML widget object can render any HTML-based web pages, which can be useful for embedding third-party information into Cinegy Multiviewer.

Properties

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The following HTML widget properties are available:

  • URL – the link to a website from which the content will be loaded to the widget.
  • Show content – enables the display of the website content inside the widget frame.

    The content of the website is displayed starting from the upper left corner.

  • Refresh time – time of loading a fresh screenshot from the HTML web control in milliseconds (higher values can increase the performance load on Cinegy Multiviewer).

  • Reload every – enables page reloading with the defined time interval in milliseconds, to refresh static web pages regularly.