This tab allows you to configure the output settings for the channels to be monitored.

There are four output modes in Cinegy Multiviewer:

  • Window output – the mode in which a frame is formed from the data of all the incoming MPEG-TS streams and is played in the Cinegy Multiviewer window.

  • MPEG-TS output – the mode in which a render of the incoming streams (or layout) is sent out as an RTP/UDP or SRT stream itself for playback from any accessible locations on the network.

  • Shared RAM output – the mode in which a live uncompressed stream can be sent to another Cinegy application installed on the same machine, e.g. Cinegy Capture, Cinegy Live or Cinegy Playout instance.

  • NDI output – the mode in which the NDI output stream is generated.

It is possible to configure one Window output as well as multiple RTP, NDI, and Shared RAM outputs.

It is possible to add new or remove the selected output mode configuration by pressing the "plus" and "minus" buttons respectively. If the Window output configuration is not present, while adding a new output configuration you will be suggested to choose the following modes:


Window Output Settings

Select the "Window Output" option from the left hand list:


Here use the pull-down list to choose the PC display on which the Cinegy Multiviewer window will run and define the width and height of this window (in pixels).

To expand the Cinegy Multiviewer window to full screen, select the "Fullscreen/Stretch" checkbox.

MPEG-TS Output Settings

Select the "MPEG-TS Output" option from the left hand section of the "Output settings" tab:


Here select the "Enabled" checkbox and configure the following settings:

  • Broadcast mode – choose the output transmission method (unicast or multicast).

    Changing the broadcast mode settings resets the defined channels configurations. You will be informed about it with the corresponding alert message.
  • Stream – choose the output stream protocol type (RTP, UDP, or SRT).

  • IP & port – in the unicast mode, enter here the destination station address and port. In multicast mode, enter the IP and port of the multicast group that will be used for multicasting.

SRT Output Setup

To set up the SRT output, switch the MPEG-TS broadcast mode to Unicast and select SRT from "Stream type" drop down list. Specify the target receiver IP address and port and set up the stream encoding parameters as necessary.


Multicast Parameters

  • Primary source IP – enter the IP address of the local network adapter that will be used for multicast output.

  • Backup source IP – enter the IP address of the local network adapter that will be used for multicasting instead of the primary source IP.

    It is recommended to set up a static IP address for this adaptor. The "Primary source IP" and "Backup source IP" parameters affect multicast mode only.
  • TTL – here define the number of routers (hops) that multicast traffic is permitted to pass through before expiring on the network.

    The "TTL" parameter affects multicast mode only.
Refer to this documentation for more information on the TTL option.

Video Format Options

Define the video format of the rendered output stream.

Refer to the System Recommendations article for full details about currently supported video formats.

Video Compression Options

  • Video encoder – choose from the pull-down list the video encoder.

    For the selected video stream you can also define its further parameters, such as bitrate, chroma subsampling type (4:2:0, 4:2:2), encoding method (Frame or Field), the length and type of the GOP sequence. For H.264 video stream the H.264 entropy coding mode setting is also available. The “Adaptive” option enabled allows GOP to be of variable length.

    The encoding method of ‘frame’ should be selected for progressive mode output, and ‘field’ for interlace. Please also note that when encoding with Cinegy Software H.264, I or IP encoding mode is recommended (B-frame encoding is not recommended).
  • Audio type – define the audio type with its associated bitrate for the selected video stream.

  • FEC – the parity packets generated for any stream which can be used to correct missing data due to packet loss; check this option and define the rows and columns values in the corresponding fields.

Output Registering

  • Register output – this option allows you to register the output stream in the Cinegy Route Directory Service in order to be used by other Cinegy software components as an RTP/UDP input. In this case, enter the Cinegy Route IP and output stream ID (any unique text string) or browse for the corresponding registration server via the "Browse" button.

No special symbols can be used for the stream ID; alphanumeric only and spaces are allowed.
The "Register output" parameter affects multicast mode only.

Shared RAM Output Settings

Select the "RAM Output" option from the left hand section of the "Output settings" tab:


Define the following parameters for the Shared RAM output device:

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

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

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

  • Audio channels – define the number of output audio channels.

NDI Output Settings

Select the "NDI Output" option from the left hand section of the "Output settings" tab:


Define the following parameters for the NDI output device:

  • Video format – choose the desired TV format.

  • Output name – define the name of the output NDI stream.

Output Layout

Cinegy Multiviewer offers an option to assign particular layout to the output.

This option is only available when "Designer layout" is selected as a layout type in input settings. The layout file previously created via Cinegy Layout Designer should be specified as a file template.

The layout file can contain several different designed layouts. If the "Layout" parameter is set to "Auto", layout switching using hot keys will result in changing to corresponding layout on the output. To assign the particular layout to be displayed on the output, select its number in the "Layout" drop-down list.

If in the layout file there is no layout with the corresponding index number, black frames will be generated on the output.