Release Notes

Cinegy Multiviewer 21.11 Release 2 Release Candidate

Cinegy Multiviewer Release: 21.11 R2 RC

Cinegy Multiviewer Build: 21.11.145.54229

Cinegy Cinecoder Version: 3.34.41.47915

Cinegy ML Version: 7.5.55072.4011

Release Date: August 23, 2022

Caution
Cinegy Multiviewer version 21.11 R2 contains support for the latest NVIDIA boards which are only supported in newer NVIDIA drivers which in turn require a newer SDK to be utilised. This therefore means that the Cinegy Multiviewer v21.11 R2 release requires a minimum NVIDIA driver version of 452.39. Until other Cinegy software products are updated to utilise the newer NVIDIA SDK, such as Cinegy Capture customers should avoid where possible running them on the same machine as Cinegy Multiviewer. Please ensure that you have confirmed that the OS under which you are running Cinegy Multiviewer and the model of NVIDIA board which you are using are supported in the version of the NVIDIA driver you choose before starting any upgrades.
Caution
Before you start the installation, it is recommended to uninstall any previous versions of Cinegy Multiviewer components that you may have on your machine.
Caution
Due to recent changes in Cinegy Multiviewer (moving scaling and alarms processing to GPU pipeline) it is advised that care should be taken before upgrading to this version from v15. Unless overall GPU capacity on your Cinegy Multiviewer server is higher than CPU, please test your workflow thoroughly before upgrading to avoid performance issues. There are changes planned for the next point release to address this.

New Features

  • upgraded NDI SDK to v5.1.3

  • supported new generation of NVIDIA cards

  • added support of NVIDIA CUDA11 (US 7224)

  • updated Cinegy License Manager to the latest released version (US 7152)

Major Fixes

  • fixed NDI RGBA mode issues

  • fixed frames skipping in the NDI v5.x input for progressive TV formats (defect 15768)

  • fixed decoding of the NDI stream that contains only audio stream if the Video&Audio input mode is selected (defect 15766)

General

  • removed build number and x64 from installation folder name (defect 15707)

  • fixed application crash when selected the layout template in the Cinegy Multiviewer configurator (defect 15507)

  • fixed memory leak while decoding unstable stream with AC-3 (defect 15816)

  • renamed shortcuts and start menu items (US 7233)

Cinegy Multiviewer Layout Designer

  • fixed application failure with error (defect 15772)

  • fixed white background of the "Window Maximize" button (defect 15696)

  • fixed issue with the alarm panel not shown when configuring new player (defect 15694)

Important Known Issues

Note
These limitations will be addressed in the next releases.
  • NVIDIA RTX and other Turing-generation GPU boards no longer support interlace H.264 encoding. This applies to all versions of any Cinegy software supporting GPU encoding and is a hardware limitation of the NVIDIA boards. Pascal and earlier boards are not affected. If using GPU accelerated NVIDIA features, please be careful to match your settings to the capabilities of your board.

  • EIA 708 Closed Captions decoding issues in certain circumstances. We will roll out a fix soon but in the meantime EIA 608 CC should be used at all times where possible. (defect 15479)

Cinegy Multiviewer 22.11 Release 1

Cinegy Multiviewer Release: 21.11 R1

Cinegy Multiviewer Build: 21.11.130.13094

Cinegy Cinecoder Version: 3.33.59.9761

Cinegy ML Version: 7.5.50406.1907

Release Date: February 03, 2022

Caution
Before you start the installation, it is recommended to uninstall any previous versions of Cinegy Multiviewer components that you may have on your machine.
Caution
UPDATE 14/02/22: Due to recent changes in Cinegy Multiviewer (moving scaling and alarms processing to GPU pipeline) it is advised that care should be taken before upgrading to this version from v15. Unless overall GPU capacity on your Cinegy Multiviewer server is higher than CPU, please test your workflow thoroughly before upgrading to avoid performance issues. There are changes planned for the next point release to address this.

New Features

  • implemented the use of GPU for scaling input streams on decoding (US 6886)

  • extended all API methods with the OutputID parameter (US 6782)

  • extended Multiviewer Remote Control by adding "Outputs" section (US 6783)

  • added support for SRT statistics structures collection and their publishing up through the Cinegy Playout Engine HTTP schemes (US 7037)

  • added support for AC-3 audio streams decoding (US 7000)

  • corrected firing of audible alarms with no regard to elimination of the previous problem (US 6763)

  • significantly improved video scaling performance via GPU pipeline (US 6886)

  • added 8K formats for input devices (US 6315)

  • supported cinematic 23.98 and 24 fps video formats (US 6710)

  • supported non-48 kHz audio streams (US 6691)

  • improved file logging with support for test notifications and the addition of a "NotifyLogs" subfolder (US 6692)

  • disabled captioning for Webcam and WDM player modes (US 6707)

  • improved the interface of the integrated Cinegy Route browser (US 6720)

  • added the "Move up" / "Move down" buttons to re-order the outputs list (US 6790)

  • improved alarms processing (US 6903)

  • improved Cinegy Event Manager notifications (US 6990)

  • added color indication for disabled inputs in mosaic layout mode in the Cinegy Multiviewer configurator (US 7104)

  • made changes to GUI color scheme (US 6978)

New Fixes

  • fixed displaying of "Video Black Alert" when "GPU decoding" for input stream is enabled (defect 15442, ticket LIY-998-60470)

  • fixed issue with alarm notifications not using a correct security protocol type TLS v1.2 when sent to Telemetry server (defect 15294)

  • fixed issue with PTS break error which occurs when decoding H.264 GPU stream using NVIDIA cards with latest drivers (defect 15322)

Important Known Issues

Note
These limitations will be addressed in the next releases.
  • NVIDIA RTX and other Turing-generation GPU boards no longer support interlace H.264 encoding. This applies to all versions of any Cinegy software supporting GPU encoding and is a hardware limitation of the NVIDIA boards. Pascal and earlier boards are not affected. If using GPU accelerated NVIDIA features, please be careful to match your settings to the capabilities of your board.

  • NDI Audio only streams fail to play. (defect 15231)

  • Incorrect decoding of streams containing the CC-708 format for closed captions when text is aligned in the center. Processing of the СС-608 stream works as expected. (defect 15479, ticket VOO-241-57571)

Cinegy Multiviewer 21.11 Release Candidate 2

Cinegy Multiviewer Release: 21.11 RC2

Cinegy Multiviewer Build: 21.11.123.26751

Cinegy Cinecoder Version: 3.33.59.9761

Cinegy ML Version: 7.5.50406.1907

Release Date: December 22, 2021

Caution
Before you start the installation, it is recommended to uninstall any previous versions of Cinegy Multiviewer components that you may have on your machine.

New Features

  • implemented the use of GPU for scaling input streams on decoding (US 6886)

  • extended all API methods with the OutputID parameter (US 6782)

  • extended Multiviewer Remote Control by adding "Outputs" section (US 6783)

  • added support for SRT statistics structures collection and their publishing up through the Cinegy Playout Engine HTTP schemes (US 7037)

  • support for AC-3 audio streams decoding (US 7000)

  • corrected firing of audible alarms with no regard to elimination of the previous problem (US 6763)

  • significantly improved video scaling performance via GPU pipeline (US 6886)

  • added 8K formats for input devices (US 6315)

  • supported cinematic 23.98 and 24 fps video formats (US 6710)

  • supported non-48 kHz audio streams (US 6691)

  • improved file logging with support for test notifications and the addition of a "NotifyLogs" subfolder (US 6692)

  • disabled captioning for Webcam and WDM player modes (US 6707)

  • improved the interface of the integrated Cinegy Route browser (US 6720)

  • added the "Move up" / "Move down" buttons to re-order the outputs list (US 6790)

  • improved alarms processing (US 6903)

  • improved Cinegy Event Manager notifications (US 6990)

  • made changes to GUI color scheme (US 6978)

Major Fixes

  • fixed issue when the active player is not deactivated after pressing the "Player" button again (defect 15291)

  • fixed work of the "Loop audible alarms" option (defect 15243)

  • fixed issue in Cinegy Multiviewer Remote Control HTML web client when audio is audible for all outputs instead of a certain one (defect 14483)

  • fixed saving of a changed new path in the "Dump folder" field (defect 15254)

  • fixed stream info for streams with 1920x1080p 23.98 and 3840x2160p 23.98 formats (defect 15246)

  • fixed displaying of "Capture on the video" status in monitoring window (defect 14910)

  • fixed occasional failure of the program to restart after applying changes in settings (defect 15230)

  • fixed minor issues in the "Source Browser" interface (defects 14837, 14842)

  • fixed display of the list of input TV formats (defect 15189)

  • improved interaction with the integrated Cinegy Route Browser (defect 14840)

  • fixed application crash caused by certain configuration of AC-3 encoding mode in Cinegy Playout (defect 15183)

  • minor bugfixes and improvements (defect 15143)

Important Known Issues

Note
These limitations will be addressed in the next releases.
  • NVIDIA RTX and other Turing-generation GPU boards no longer support interlace H.264 encoding. This applies to all versions of any Cinegy software supporting GPU encoding and is a hardware limitation of the NVIDIA boards. Pascal and earlier boards are not affected. If using GPU accelerated NVIDIA features, please be careful to match your settings to the capabilities of your board.

  • NDI Audio only streams fail to play. (defect 15231)

Cinegy Multiviewer 21.11 Release Candidate 1

Cinegy Multiviewer Release: 21.11 RC1

Cinegy Multiviewer Build: 21.11.118.6654

Cinegy Cinecoder Version: 3.33.59.9761

Cinegy ML Version: 7.5.50406.1907

Release Date: November 4, 2021

Caution
Before you start the installation, it is recommended to uninstall any previous versions of Cinegy Multiviewer components that you may have on your machine.

New Features

  • support for AC3 audio streams decoding (US 7000)

  • corrected firing of audible alarms with no regard to elimination of the previous problem (US 6763)

  • extended Multiviewer Remote Control by adding "Outputs" section (US 6783)

  • added support for SRT statistics structures collection and their publishing up through the Cinegy Playout Engine HTTP schemes (US 7037)

  • significantly improved video scaling performance via GPU pipeline (US 6886)

  • added 8K formats for input devices (US 6315)

  • supported cinematic 23.98 and 24 fps video formats (US 6710)

  • supported non-48 kHz audio streams (US 6691)

  • improved file logging with support for test notifications and the addition of a "NotifyLogs" subfolder (US 6692)

  • disabled captioning for Webcam and WDM player modes (US 6707)

  • improved the interface of the integrated Cinegy Route browser (US 6720)

  • added the "Move up" / "Move down" buttons to re-order the outputs list (US 6790)

  • implemented the use of GPU for scaling input streams on decoding (US 6886)

  • extended all API methods with the OutputID parameter (US 6782)

  • improved alarms processing (US 6903)

  • improved Cinegy Event Manager notifications (US 6990)

  • added OutputID parameter to all the existing API methods (US 6782)

  • made changes to GUI color scheme (US 6978)

  • changed Folder selector dialog in Multiviewer configurator (US 7006)

Major Fixes

  • fixed incorrect creation of URL with password for SRT in Route (defect 14922)

  • added details to the message about Route license absence (defect 14752)

  • fixed issue with occasional disappearing of the selected Route server name in the Source browser (defect 14756)

  • fixed issue with application crash/close when trying to select the source from localhost in the Source browser if Route isn’t installed (defect 14762)

  • fixed issue with Source Browser crash when trying to expand non-existent sources folders after resetting Route server to machine where Route isn’t installed (defect 14766)

  • fixed issue with displaying of sources folders in Source Browser when trying to browse inaccessible Route while establishing connection to another server (defect 14776)

  • fixed some GUI appearance issues in Source Browser (defect 14837)

  • fixed appearance of buttons in Source Browser (defect 14842)

  • corrected the size of load icon in the Source Browser dialog (defect 14746)

  • fixed operation of "Arrow" buttons in the Source Browser to move the focus in the tree (defect 14803)

  • fixed operation of the "Left Arrow" button in Source Browser when expanding source/program (defect 14840)

  • fixed occasional selection of icon in the tree of the 'Select folder' window when using the "Arrow" keys (defect 14932)

  • fixed display of duplicates of existing folders in the "Select folder" window when creating a new folder (defect 14933)

  • fixed issue with display of parent folder after collapsing "Select folder" dialog if a new folder is created in empty folder (defect 14959)

  • fixed issue with setting up the selection after specifying the path and pressing "Enter" (defect 14934)

  • corrected displaying of the list of input TV formats (defect 15189)

  • fixed application crash if in Cinegy Playout Config the "Audio Coding Mode" parameter of RTP Output is set to 1/0 (defect 15183)

  • fixed displaying of cinematic 23.98 and 24 fps video formats for input source NDI and Shared RAM (defects 14603, 14604)

  • corrected typo in License Manager description (defect 15143)

  • fixed color bar detection on GPU

  • fixed crash in some cases for different layouts

Important Known Issues

Note
These limitations will be addressed in the next releases.
  • NVIDIA RTX and other Turing-generation GPU boards no longer support interlace H.264 encoding. This applies to all versions of any Cinegy software supporting GPU encoding and is a hardware limitation of the NVIDIA boards. Pascal and earlier boards are not affected. If using GPU accelerated NVIDIA features, please be careful to match your settings to the capabilities of your board.