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.

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

input_settings_layout_type

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:

multiviewer_configuration_mosaic_layout

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.

In the "Scaling quality" drop-down list choose the desired scaling mode applied when processing HD and UHD signals.

In the "Force aspect ratio" drop-down list choose the aspect ratio to be used for display in the player or leave "None" to display the original aspect ratio of the stream. Use the half-height frame dimensions to sub-divide your CPU and GPU loads between several servers.

Important
Please refer to the What’s new in Cinegy Multiviewer 15 post for more information about advanced half-height video input and output.

Source Settings

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

SDI Player Mode

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

input_source_settings_SDI_device

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.
input_source_settings_SDI_Decklink
  • 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
input_source_settings_SDI_DVS
  • 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
input_source_settings_SDI_AJA
  • 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:

    input_source_settings_SDI_AJA_analog_input
  • 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
input_source_settings_SDI_Deltacast
  • 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.

NDI Player Mode

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

input_source_settings_NDI
  • Stream name – define NDI stream name via the keyboard or press the browse button to select the available NDI source using the NDI browser window that appears:

    ndi_discover_stream_window

    The "Refresh" button can be pressed to update the list of NDI streams.

  • Input mode – choose the required NDI streaming mode from the drop-down list: Video/Audio, Video only, Audio only.

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

MPEG-TS Player Mode

When MPEG-TS player mode is selected, the following properties should be configured:

input_source_settings_RTP
  • URL – define the RTP, UDP, or SRT URL for this stream via the keyboard or press the browse button to select a video stream registered on the specified server by Cinegy Route Directory Service using the integrated Cinegy Route browser that appears:

    integrated_route_browser_connected
    Note
    Only streams marked as "Visible" for current user are displayed here.
    Note
    Using of the integrated Cinegy Route browser is only available with Cinegy Route Browser v15 installed and available on the machine running the Cinegy Multiviewer configurator.

    Select the required video stream and press "OK". It will be automatically converted to RTP/UDP/SRT URL:

    mpeg-ts-srt
    Important
    Refer to the RTP/UDP URL article for more information about the RTP and UDP URLs.
    Important
    The SRT Input Setup section below details the configuration of the SRT input.
  • IP listen – the IP address of the local network adapter to be used to get the RTP/UDP/SRT stream. This option is useful in multicast mode, when you need to divide the multicasting subnet from the working subnet.

    Note
    Set the "IP listen" parameter to 0.0.0.0 to use all the adapters.
  • 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.

SRT Input Setup

SRT (Secure, Reliable Transport) is an open source video transport protocol which operates as unicast UDP.

To set up SRT input, type in the required stream URL starting with srt:// in the "URL" field.

Note
DNS addresses resolving is not supported in Cinegy Multiviewer 15 - please use the IP addresses instead. This limitation will be addressed in Cinegy Multiviewer 15.2 release.

Cinegy Multiviewer supports encrypted SRT streams and will automatically decrypt them for you on input with an SRT passphrase specified in the input stream URL as follows:

srt://1.2.3.4:8888/?pass=AAAAABBBBB

or

srt://1.2.3.4:8888/?serviceId=2001&videoPid=2110&audioPids=2120&pass=AAAAABBBBB

Note
Please note that in accordance with SRT requirements, the passphrase length should be between 10 and 79 characters.

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:

Sharesd_RAM_player_mode
  • 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.

Web Cam Player Mode

To use a Web camera as an input source, you need to have a Web camera connected. Once the camera is found, the following parameters should be configured:

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

  • Video device – choose the appropriate video device from the drop-down list.

  • Audio device – choose the appropriate audio device from the drop-down list.

Note
The "Video device" and "Audio device" lists depend on the hardware installed on the current PC.

WDM Player Mode

WDM (Windows Driver Model) input can be used for receiving a signal from a semi-professional capture boards which support the interlace signal and can have several inputs.

Note
The WDM player mode is provided strictly for experimental purposes, i.e. very intensive testing is required prior to any live application.

When WDM player mode is selected, the following properties should be configured:

WDM Player Mode
  • Video Format – choose the required video format from the drop-down list.

    Caution
    The capture board supports some set of TV formats. Cinegy Multiviewer doesn’t process the input stream if the requested stream TV format is not supported be the capture card.
  • Video device – choose the appropriate video device from the drop-down list.

  • Audio device – choose the appropriate audio device from the drop-down list or select the "Same as video" option.

IP 2022-6/7 Player Mode

When IP 2022-6/7 player mode is selected, the following settings should be configured:

IP 2022-6/7 Player Mode

Cinegy Multiviewer supports SMPTE 2022-6/7 for transporting uncompressed video (SDI) over IP. AJA or Deltacast input devices can be used.

AJA Input Settings

The configuration settings for AJA device are split into two tabs: Input and Filter.

Input Settings
input source settings for AJA on IP 2022-6/7
  • Board number – define the board number using the up/down arrow button or entering the desired value via the keyboard.

  • Channel number – choose the channel number from the drop-down list.

  • Reference source – choose the reference source for the AJA input device from the drop-down list.

  • SFP 1 IP – define the appropriate SFP 1 IP address in the address field.

  • SFP 1 mask – enter the appropriate SFP 1 subnet mask.

  • SFP 1 gateway – specify your gateway SFP 1 address.

  • SFP 2 IP – define the appropriate SFP 2 IP address in the address field.

  • SFP 2 mask – enter the appropriate SFP 2 subnet mask.

  • SFP 2 gateway – specify your gateway SFP 2 address.

Filter Settings
input filter settings for AJA on IP 2022-6/7

Here define the AJA 2022-6/7 input filter settings and SMPTE 2022-7 secondary settings.

Note
These settings are similar.

Select the corresponding checkbox to define the required parameter.

  • Source IP – define the source IP address.

  • Source port – define the source port number.

  • Destination IP – enter the destination IP address.

  • Dest. port – enter the destination port number.

  • SSRC – define the unique synchronization source.

  • VLAN – define the VLAN interface number.

Deltacast Input Settings
input source settings for Deltacast on IP 2022-6/7
  • 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.

  • Primary destination port – enter the primary destination port number.

  • SMPTE 2022-7 secondary destination port – enter the secondary destination port number.

  • SFP 1 IP – define the appropriate SFP 1 IP address in the address field.

  • SFP 2 IP – define the appropriate SFP 2 IP address in the address field.

  • SSRC – define the unique synchronization source.

Players Display Parameters

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

player_display_parameters
  • 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. 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. Enter the HEX color code or click the box near this field, the dedicated dialog will be open allowing to define the color components in different color modes.

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 and NDI players.

Adjusting player borders is available via the following parameters:

  • Border color – a custom color for the player borders. Enter the HEX color code or click the box near this field, the dedicated dialog will be open allowing to define the color components in different color modes.

  • Border thickness – use arrow buttons or the keyboard to define the border width. With value set to "0", the player borders are invisible.

Informational Panels

The informational panels display is adjusted here:

player_panels

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

player_draw_indicators

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)

player_show_stream_info

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

player_alarm_panel

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

player_loudness_panel

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:

player_VANC

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.

Analyze group

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

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

Captioning Settings

Select the captioning mode from the corresponding drop-down list:

Captioning

Closed Captions

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:

Captioning CC
Note
If the stream contains the CC-608 format for the closed captions in the Korean language, select "Коrean" in the "Charset" drop-down list, otherwise leave default "Standard".

DVB Subtitles

For DVB subtitles define the subtitle track to be decoded and displayed:

Captioning DVB
Note
DVB subtitles are supported only for the MPEG-TS stream source.

Teletext

For teletext-based subtitles define the Magazine value and Page numbers within the transport stream that should contain the subtitle track to be decoded and displayed:

Captioning Teletext
Note
Teletext subtitles are supported only for the MPEG-TS stream source.

Designer Layout Settings

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

input_settings_designer_layout
Important
Before using designer layout, 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 browse 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.