This tab allows you to configure the layout of the channels preview in the main window.

There are two layout types in Cinegy Multiviewer:

  • Mosaic layout – the predefined mode in which all the channels to be monitored are displayed one after another.

  • Designer layout – the mode in which the channels to be monitored are displayed in the order customized via the Layout Designer tool.

Important
Refer to Multiviewer Layout Designer to learn about Layout Designer and its management.

Define the desired layout type by choosing the corresponding option from the pull-down list:

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Each layout type has a different set of parameters. They are described in detail below.

Mosaic Layout Settings

Select the "Mosaic Layout" option from the "Layout type" pull-down menu and configure its settings:

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Define the number of columns and rows of the channels preview grid to be displayed by pressing the up/down arrow button or entering the desired values via the keyboard.

Add stream button

To add a new stream, press the "Add Stream" button.

Remove stream button

To remove a stream, use the "Remove Stream" button.

Up stream button Down stream button

You can sort the stream list using the "Up Stream" / "Down Stream" buttons.

In the "Title" field specify the stream name that will be displayed on top of the channel preview.

Select the "Enabled" checkbox to include the selected stream preview in the mosaic layout display.

If the "Show title" option is enabled, the specified title is displayed in the player.

Source Settings

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 – define the RTP URL for this stream.

  • 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.

  • GPU decoding – select the required video card from the drop-down list to be used for GPU acceleration or choose "No GPU decoding" to use only CPU resources for encoding and decoding.

Note
Set the "IP listen" parameter to 0.0.0.0 to use all the adapters.
Important
Refer to the RTP/UDP URL article for more information about the RTP and UDP URLs.

SDI Player Mode

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

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Select the input device from the "Device" drop-down list.

Cinegy Multiviewer supports SDI (Serial Digital Interface) standards for transmission of uncompressed, unencrypted digital video signals, which can also be used for packetized data. DeckLink, DVS, AJA or Deltacast input devices can be used.

Note
For DeckLink input device the Blackmagic Design DeckLink video board is supported.
Note
For DVS input device the Centaurus II, Centaurus II LT and Atomix LT video boards are supported.
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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 Settings
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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. In the field on the right specify the channel mode by choosing the desired option from the drop-down list.

AJA Input Settings
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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 from the drop-down list.

  • Video input – define the video input type 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 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 Settings
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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.

Shared RAM Player Mode

The Shared RAM input can be used to receive a live low-CPU, low-latency uncompressed stream from another Cinegy application installed on the same machine, e.g. Cinegy Live, Cinegy Playout instance, etc.

When Shared RAM player mode is selected, the following settings should be configured:

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  • Output name – define the name for your output device via the keyboard.

  • Global namespace – check this option to enable sharing between several users on the machine, or between applications and services.

  • Video format – choose the desired video format from the drop-down list.

Players Display Parameters

The following parameters of player display can be configured in this section:

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

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

Note
The "Decode UMD info" option is not available for SDI players.

Adjusting player borders is available via the following parameters:

  • Border color – a custom color for the player borders. Use transparency for the player borders to be invisible.

  • Border thickness – use the arrow buttons or keyboard to define the border width.

Informational 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.

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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)

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To enable the display of the alarm panel in the players, select the "Show alarm panel" checkbox.

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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, AFD and PR data, select the "Show VANC panel" checkbox.

This panel will be displayed at the bottom of the player window:

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Analyze Group Settings

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

Important
Refer to the Alarms Settings article for details on alarms and their configuration.

Select the desired checkbox(es) to analyze video / audio / VANC or all of them.

Captioning Settings

Select the captioning mode from the corresponding drop-down list. For closed captions define the required CC format and select the track from which closed captions will be decoded, using the corresponding drop-down lists. For DVB subtitles define the PID value within the transport stream that should contain the subtitle track to be decoded and displayed.

Note
DVB subtitles are supported only for the RTP stream source.

Designer Layout Settings

Select the "Designer Layout" option from the "Layout type" pull-down menu and configure its settings:

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Important
Before using this layout type, you need to prepare a layout template via Layout Designer. To learn how to do this, please, refer to the Cinegy Multiviewer Layout Designer Manual.

Press the "…​" button next to the "File template" field and choose the desired layout template in the common "Open" dialog. The template will be loaded with its main parameters (a number of layouts and channels on it) presented in the table view.