The Cinegy Multiviewer configuration tool is launched automatically during installation. Alternatively, it can be started manually via the MultiviewerCfg.exe file from the installation folder or can be opened from Start > All Programs > Cinegy > Cinegy Multiviewer > Cinegy Multiviewer Configuration

General Settings

On this tab you can configure audio settings for the players displayed by Multiviewer as well as the font used for displaying the player title.

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Input Settings

On this tab select and configure the layout of the channels preview in the main window. There are two layout types in Cinegy Multiviewer:

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  • Mosaic layout – the predefined mode in which all the channels to be monitored are displayed one after another. For a simple demo you can use this mode.

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

Each layout type has a different set of parameters. This document describes the mosaic layout configuration.

Mosaic Layout Settings

Mosaic layout settings should be configured here:

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Define the number of columns and rows of the channels preview grid to be displayed.

To manage the list of the monitored streams use the corresponding buttons.

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

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

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

Specify the stream title to be displayed on top of the channel preview. Tick the "Enable" checkbox to include the selected stream in the mosaic layout display. If the "Show title" option is enabled, the specified title is displayed in the player.

Source

Here set the following "Source" group parameters:

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Choose the RTP or SDI player mode from the drop-down list.

For RTP player mode, configure the following settings:

  • URL – the RTP URL for this stream;

  • IP listen – for a simple demo leave this parameter set to 0.0.0.0.

For SDI player mode configure the following settings depending on which device is selected (DeckLink, DVS or AJA):

  • Video format – choose the necessary video format;

  • Board number – define the board number; for the DVS input device also define the channel mode;

  • Video input – choose the video input type for the AJA input device. If the Analog video input is selected, it is also necessary to select a format from the "Analog input format" drop-down list;

  • Audio input – define the audio input type (Embedded, AES, Analog or HDMI) for the AJA input device;

  • Reference source – define the reference source for the AJA input device.

Parameters

The "Parameters" configuration group is identical for both player modes; here set up the following parameters:

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  • Selection key – a keyboard key to be used to select this stream;

  • Audio meters number – a number of audio meters (up to 8) shown for this channel preview;

  • 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 (this option is not available for SDI players).

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

  • Border thickness – the width of player borders.

Panels

To enable the display of the monitored stream filling in the whole space within the player window with other panels and indicators being overlaid, select the "Place inside the frame" checkbox.

To enable the display of stream encoding and format, as well as video resolution and frame rate, select the "Show stream info" checkbox.

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

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

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.

Select a custom player borders color from the corresponding drop-down list. Define the player borders width in the "Border thickness" field.

Analyze Group

In the "Analyze group" section select the desired checkbox(es) to analyze video / audio / VANC or all of them.

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Closed Captions

To enable closed captions decoding in RTP streams, e.g. music cues, environmental sounds, dialogs that occur during the program, select the "Decode closed captions" checkbox in the "Closed Captions" settings group (this option is not available for SDI players):

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Use the corresponding drop-down lists to define the required CC format and track from which closed captions will be decoded.

Output Settings

There are two output modes in Cinegy Multiviewer: RTP output and window output. For a simple demo, select window output mode, the mode in which a frame is formed from the data of all the incoming RTP streams and is played in the Cinegy Multiviewer window:

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Define the display on which the Multiviewer window will be opened and specify its size. To expand the Cinegy Multiviewer window to full screen, select the "Fullscreen/Stretch" checkbox.

Note
The F12 key toggles the full screen mode of the Cinegy Multiviewer window.
Important
For detailed description of all output modes, please refer to the Output Settings article in the Cinegy Multiviewer Manual.

Alarms Settings

The parameters of alerts can be configured on this tab.

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The alarms are displayed below the player screen if the "Show alarm panel" option is enabled in the settings of the corresponding stream. They serve as indicators of various signal problems.

You can select the severity type of the alert or disable it; the threshold time for the alert can be specified in the "Threshold (ms)" field:

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The following alerts are available:

  • RTP Alert – alerts for cases when RTP stream is missing;

  • Video Alert – alerts for cases when video stream is missing;

  • Audio Alert – alerts for cases when audio stream is missing;

  • Audio Clipping Alert – alerts for cases when audio volume exceeds the specified level (clipping); the maximum audio level in dB should be specified;

  • Audio Silence Alert – alerts for cases when audio volume is below the specified level (silent); the minimum audio level in dB should be specified;

  • Video Black Alert – alerts for cases when black frames are detected. You can also define the algorithm and value that will be used to find the difference between the first and the following frames in the sequence;

  • Video Still Alert – alerts for cases when freeze frames are detected. You can also define the algorithm and value that will be used to find the difference between the frames as for the black video alert.

  • VANC Alert – alerts for cases when VANC information loss is detected. Select "Closed caption" / "Active format description" / "Parental rate" checkbox(es) to receive alerts when the corresponding information is missing.

    Note
    If the VANC" option is not selected within "Analyze Group" on the "Input Settings" tab, VANC alert settings will not be enabled.
  • SDI Alert – alerts for cases of SDI connection loss.

  • Dialnorm Alert – alerts for cases when the dialnorm metadata is out of the specified range in Dolby D / Dolby E streams.

  • License Alert – alerts for cases of license loss.

Important
For detailed description of all alert settings, please refer to the Alarms Settings article in the Cinegy Multiviewer Manual.

Notify Plugins Settings

Having set up the alerts parameters, go to the "Notify Plugins Settings" tab to configure the alerts receiving options. It is possible to receive alerts in different ways, which are described below.

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Using the "Severity type" drop-down list you can set the severity type of the notification or disable it. The following notifications are available:

  • File Notification – a report is saved to a text file located in the defined folder;

  • Windows Event Log – an event of the specified type is logged to the Windows Event Log;

  • E-Mail Notification – a message is sent from the configured e-mail account;

  • SNMP Trap – provides a history of SNMP traps, sent to the specified IP host;

  • HTTP Notification – alerts are sent to the specified WEB URL.

  • SMS Notification – alerts are sent to the specified phone number via SMS (a GSM device (mobile phone, SIM stick, etc.) should be connected).

  • Telemetry Notification – notifications are logged into Grafana portal deployed inside the Cinegy Telemetry cluster.

Important
The detailed description of the notification parameters can be found in the Notification Settings article in the Cinegy Multiviewer Manual.

Log Settings

On this tab you can define the settings of the log files creation: logging level, location for the log files, how often the new log files should be created.

Having set up the necessary settings, press the "OK" button in the Cinegy Multiviewer Configurator.

Then launch Cinegy Multiviewer, the following window will open:

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To preview all video streams, it is required to connect a hardware dongle with the corresponding license to the USB port.

Note
If Cinegy Multiviewer is installed on a computer that has never had Multiviewer installed previously, a 30-day demo license is enabled where a "Cinegy Demo" message is imprinted and the Multiviewer is limited to display up to 4 streams. When the demo license expires and there is no license, the Multiviewer stops working, and the "No License" message is overlaid.