The illustration below represents the visual hierarchy of the elements in Cinegy Archive database. There are several levels of objects shown in the explorer window.

To give more details, the Cinegy Workspace client opens the item in a dedicated editor window. For example, ClipBins and Rolls will be shown in the bin window.

Even more details can be shown with additional interface elements. For example, to explore a clip in the ClipBin, a player is launched.

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Tree Structure

The entire content of the Cinegy Archive database is represented for the user as a tree of different folders, containing various terminal objects. The entire database structure is stored on the Cinegy Archive database server.

Folders

The folders in the Cinegy Archive database are the containers for different terminal objects and other folders, similar to a typical directory structure in Windows.

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Standard Folder

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This folder type is always present in the system. It may contain other folders and objects.

Search Folder

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The default public search folder is a special folder type assigned to store search queries.

Cinegy Convert Job Folder

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A Cinegy Convert job folder is a special folder type. Dedicated functions are predefined to enable automatic processing of different job types.

Important
Refer to the Cinegy Convert documentation for detailed information about creation, maintenance and use of Cinegy Convert job folders.
Note
Please note, that Cinegy Workspace is not able to open Cinegy Convert job folder objects.

Portfolio

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A Portfolio is a top-level folder.

User-Defined Folder

Your system can be customized by your system administrator to hold additional types of folders, to suit the needs of your production house. The most typical example would be "Production" or "Program". Typically, the hierarchy in the Cinegy Archive database starts with Production folders. Cinegy Archive usually comes pre-configured with the following folders:

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A Production folder is a high-level folder; it can only be created in a Portfolio. Usually it contains a set of Program folders.

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A Program folder is usually located inside a Production folder, and is intended to hold assets related to one TV program.

Important
Refer to the Cinegy Enterprise Manager Manual to learn how to create new folder types.

Terminal Objects

These are the objects in the tree that cannot contain further items. When activated, they are opened in a dedicated editor window in Cinegy Workspace. For example, opening a bin object launches the bin window in a separate tab.

Roll

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A Roll is a container for master clips. The Roll normally represents one ingest session, i.e. a tape, a file or a piece of live ingest.

Double-clicking the icon opens the master bin window in a separate tab.

Placeholder MOG

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A placeholder MOG is a special type of Roll with a predefined TV format, start timecode and duration. It is used as a temporary substitution for source essence that has not yet been ingested.

ClipBin

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A ClipBin is a container for user clips. It allows you to browse, collect, preview and rough cut your material.

Double-clicking the icon opens the ClipBin window in a separate tab.

Important
Refer to the Working with Bins section to learn more about ClipBins.

Sequence

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A Sequence is a Timeline project prepared in Cinegy Desktop. It can contain multiple clips with various effects, audio tracks with volume control, etc.

Important
Refer to the Timeline section in the Cinegy Desktop Manual to learn more about working with Sequences.
Note
At this stage Cinegy Workspace is not able to open Sequences.

DocumentBin

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A DocumentBin contains documents (files) previously ingested in Cinegy Desktop. It provides a flexible check-in and check-out mechanism, and keeps all the previous versions of the ingested documents.

Important
Refer to the Managing Documents section in the Cinegy Desktop Manual to learn about DocumentBins.
Note
At this stage Cinegy Workspace is not able to open objects in a DocumentBin.

Library

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A Library is a special entry in the root of the tree. It is used to store corporate materials, for example, corporate logo or countdowns.

In addition, it may contain any published materials that are permitted to be used within your organization without any need to consult with the legal department.