Introduction A lot has happened in the last year, but through it all work has carried on at Cinegy and so it is time to write another post detailing the changes we have made to our flagship video playout & automation platform – Cinegy Air. We’ve spent all summer polishing the release and have a number of top-tier customers broadcasting already with pre-release versions, so once again I am feeling very confident in recommending that this even the most cautious customers start their evaluation and rollout immediately.
Introduction A frequent requirement of customers is to use dynamic elements inside on-screen graphics. At Cinegy, we use the Cinegy Titler engine to render real-time graphics elements for compositing into the output from the Cinegy Playout engine. This engine has a lot of powerful features - as well as being a real-time optimized graphics system, it also supports binding of elements within a graphics scene to imported variables.
Customers can update variables within the Cinegy Air or Cinegy CG operator panels, allowing injection and updating of elements on-the-fly - for example, to caption the name of a person appearing on-screen, or to provide some values for a weather forecast graphic.
Introduction Cinegy Air 14 has been released and is ready for evaluation, go-live testing and production use! We’ve added a fantastic number of enhancements since v12, and I am happy to recommend that people start using this version of the product – although, of course, mission critical workloads should follow suitable deployment plans in case of any problems. I’m proud of the team that has worked so hard on version 14, and I can honestly say this release has again set a new bar in quality and stability for a ‘point zero’ version.
Introduction Starting with Cinegy Air 11.3 direct integration is available between Cinegy Playout and the Cavena Subtitling platform. This takes the form of a plugin, hosted by the Cinegy Event Manager service, which provides relevant interoperability between a Cinegy Playout engine and the Cavena Subtitle Control software.
This post outlines how to configure the Cavena solution, and how to arrange the relevant software components as aligned to various user requirements for density and availability.
Introduction Cinegy Air 12 marks a new milestone for a product now over a decade in the market, and the first major release update to the product since August 2016. The build contains a great many internal changes and performance optimizations, making the Cinegy Air 12 Playout Engine the most efficient and powerful platform yet released by Cinegy.
This document outlines some of the key new features that customers and partners will be interested in understanding are coming in the v12 release.
This post is intended to provide guidance on how to solve the RTP skip issue for specific graphic cards.
Symptoms Several Cinegy customers reported an issue with frequent "RTP skip" messages in the logs when using latest Nvidia drivers with default 3D image settings. The GPU load is not relevant and the issue can be experienced even with a low load, although high system load increases the frequency of the issue.