The parameters of alerts can be configured on this tab. Cinegy Multiviewer supports various alerts that are described below. Additional notification is generated in case the problem is resolved and no further action is required.

Select the "Enable audio alarms" option to be notified about any critical and major alarms with a corresponding audible phrase. Informational alerts do not generate any audible alarms.

Note
Only the signal absence alert is available for SDI signal.

RTP Alert Settings

Here the alerts can be configured for the cases when the RTP stream is missing:

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The severity type indicates the seriousness of the alarm. You can select the severity type of the alert or disable it:

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For each of the severity type a threshold value to generate alarms can be defined. For example, setting the threshold value to 1000ms means that each time there’s no RTP signal on Multiviewer input alarm should be generated and trigger the notification plugin in accordance to the selected severity type.

The threshold time for the alert can be specified in the "Threshold (ms)" field via the keyboard or by pressing the up/down arrow button correspondingly:

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Video Alert Settings

Here the alerts can be configured for the cases when the video stream is missing:

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For video alerts, define the severity type and threshold value in the corresponding fields in the same way as for the RTP alerts.

Audio Alert Settings

Here the alerts can be configured for the cases when the audio stream is missing:

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For audio alerts, define the severity type and threshold value in the corresponding fields in the same way as for the RTP alerts.

Audio Clipping Alert Settings

Here the alerts can be configured for the cases when audio volume exceeds the specified level (clipping):

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For audio clipping alerts, define the severity type and threshold value in the corresponding fields in the same way as for the RTP alerts. You can also set the maximum audio level in the corresponding field via the keyboard or by pressing the up/down arrow button.

Define the min/max value alarm period in seconds using the up/down arrow button. This value identifies the time period when the alert will be raised if the configurable VU and LKFS volume options become out or above the specified range.

Audio Silence Alert Settings

Here the alerts can be configured for the cases when audio volume is below the specified level (silent):

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For audio silence alerts, define the severity type and threshold value in the corresponding fields in the same way as for the RTP alerts. You can also set the minimum audio level in the corresponding field via the keyboard or by pressing the up/down arrow button.

Video Black Alert Settings

Here the alerts can be configured for the cases when the black frames are detected:

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For black video alerts, define the severity type and threshold value in the corresponding fields in the same way as for the RTP alerts. Video Black Alert is activated in case "black" frames are detected during the time interval specified in the" Threshold" field.

You can also define the algorithm that will be used to find the difference between the current and the previous frame in the sequence. The algorithms scan incoming frames, analyzing pixel luminance. Algorithms differ in the method of determining whether the current frame is "black".

The following algorithms are available for selecting from the pull-down list:

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  • Max Level – the algorithm examines the maximum difference between the frames. Max Level algorithm proceeds by analyzing the luminance of all pixels of the frame (the maximum value of the pixel luminance of the current frame). The frame is considered "black" if the analyzed luminance is less than the value specified in the field" Value".

  • Mean – the algorithm calculates the luminance of all the pixels in the frame. The resulting value is divided by the number of pixels, thus defining the mean (average) pixel luminance in the frame. If the mean luminance of pixels does not exceed the value specified in the field "Value", Mean algorithm determines the frame to be "black".

  • Root Mean Square – the given algorithm recognizes the "black" frame if the root mean square of the pixel luminance of the frame does not exceed the value specified in the field "Value".

Video Still Alert Settings

Here the alerts for the cases when the freeze frames are detected can be configured:

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For still video alerts, define the severity type and threshold value in the corresponding fields in the same way as for the RTP alerts. The algorithm type with the appropriate value can be configured here as well. The following algorithm types are available:

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  • Max Level – the algorithm compares the pixel-by-pixel change in the picture from frame to frame. For this analysis the pixel luminance is taken into a consideration. A pixel is considered changed if its luminance has shifted to the same or greater value specified in the "Value" field. Correspondingly, luminance changes lower than the specified value are ignored. The number of changed pixels between neighboring frames is counted. If this number is greater than the value specified in the "Pixels to change" field, the frames are considered different. If the picture remains unchanged during the time interval specified in the "Threshold" field, Video Still Alert is activated.

  • Mean – the algorithm compares frames considering the pixel luminance. The values of all pixel changes are summed, the result is divided by the total number of pixels in the frame - thus, the mean (average) value is obtained. The frames are considered different if the mean value is greater or equal to the value specified in the "Value" field.

  • Root Mean Square – the algorithm proceeds the same way as the Mean algorithm. The frames are considered different if the root mean square is greater than or equal to the value specified in the "Value" field.

Video Still Alert is activated in case the frames are not changed during the time interval specified in the "Threshold" field.

VANC Alert Settings

Here the alerts can be configured for the cases when VANC information loss is detected:

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For VANC alerts, define the severity type and threshold value in the corresponding fields in the same way as for the RTP alerts. Select "Closed caption" / "Active format description" / "Parental rate" checkbox(es) to receive alerts when the corresponding information is missing.

Note
If the "Analyze VANC" option is not selected on the "Input Settings" tab, VANC alert settings will not be enabled.

SDI Alert Settings

Here the alerts can be configured for the cases when SDI connection loss is detected:

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For SDI alerts, define the severity type.

Dialnorm Alert Settings

Here the alerts can be configured for the cases when the dialnorm metadata is out of the specified range in Dolby D / Dolby E streams:

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For dialnorm alerts, define the severity type and threshold value in the corresponding fields in the same way as for the RTP alerts. Also define the minimum and maximum loudness values. If loudness value becomes out of this range, the alert will be raised.

License Alert Settings

Here the alerts can be configured for the cases when the license is lost:

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For license alerts, define the severity type and threshold value in the corresponding fields in the same way as for the RTP alerts.

To show the visible notice over the video about the license loss, select the corresponding option.