This post is a slightly amended version of the presentation that we gave at TechCon 2017. The intention of this post is to provide some general information about virtualization and the technologies involved, follow this with comparisons of the main software options and then finish up with cloud providers. The topic of virtualization is one which we at Cinegy have been asked about with increasing frequency and generally starts out with something along the lines of "
This post provides insights on the new features available in Cinegy Convert v11 (pending for release). With powerful pre- and post-scripting events it is possible to extend your workflow way further the out-of-the-box functionality, for example, automatically publish videos on Facebook on user’s behalf. Source codes are also available for the reference. Introduction The idea behind Hacking Cinegy presentations during TechCon 2017 is to demonstrate tips and tricks that can be used to extend functionality of your products using open Cinegy architecture and APIs.
This post provides details on the new Cinegy Playout WEB API available starting from the v11 release. The post explains basic features available and demonstrates the possible results visualization with simple HTML/CSS/Java script. Source codes are also available for the reference. Introduction The idea behind Hacking Cinegy presentations during TechCon 2017 is to demonstrate tips and tricks that can be used to extend functionality of your products using open Cinegy architecture and APIs.
This post provides details on how Cinegy Type templates can be updated from the external data source like Excel file or RSS using built-in Windows OS PowerShell scripting. Source codes are also available for the reference. Introduction The idea behind Hacking Cinegy presentations during TechCon 2017 is to demonstrate tips and tricks that can be used to extend functionality of your products using open Cinegy architecture and APIs. The latest demo showed the following features:
What Is It? As a software provider, we’ve always directed our customers to make best use of available tooling normally found inside any Enterprise IT deployment for managing their environment. Many technologies have come (and some gone) for tracking problems and for maintaining a healthy environment. Some fantastic products exist, such as SolarWinds for general IT or iControl from Miranda for broadcast, and these can help make managing an environment much easier.
What Is It? At TechCon 2017, as a part of the general overview of what is coming up, we announced our intentions to improve the experience of customers using our software and particularly managing their licenses. Coming in 2017, we’re going to provide a customer portal for easy review of licenses that they have an entitlement to and to automate the management and updating of Cinegy License Dongles. Organizations A critical part of this rollout will involve customers being grouped into 'organizations' which they belong to.
Today we will give you a quick overview of Cinegy Cinescore and show you how it can be effectively used for the platforms benchmarking. Benchmarking What is benchmarking and why is it important? Benchmarking gives better understanding of the current platform capabilities and ways to improve it. It is important to note that benchmarking gives meaningful results when you define the goal - what you want to achieve with the help of the test.
The idea behind the original presentation at TechCon 2016 was to show how you can extend your workflow using the open architecture of Cinegy products and open Cinegy APIs. So in this post we will revisit some of these demonstrations and show that such kind of 'scripting' is not as difficult as most of you may think and can open new horizons for your everyday tasks. During this session we will explain why it may be worth to make some efforts to extend your traditional workflow, as you can achieve very exciting results; and our demos will show you some practical Cinegy API applications in the real environment.
Cinegy introduces a new set of tools in order to help customers assessing their system, help with technical data collection and perform basic troubleshooting. Once started, the tools automatically collect the required data and analyze it immediately to identify basic errors according to the defined validation rules, as well as potential issues that may appear in the system. The tool set is easy to use for any type of the operator and provides data in understandable form (where applicable).
At NAB, Cinegy announced the initial launch of “Cinegy as a Service”. All of Cinegy’s software technology, starting with Cinegy Air, will eventually be ported to run via cloud-based services such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), enabling prospective users to spin up and test drive Cinegy technology in an HD or 4K cloud. No hardware required. The topics covered in this post include: Some cloud related terms and reasons why you may wish to use it
Causing some deliberate problems During TechCon, I talked about how we are opening up some tools to the world, and how some of these tools can be used for troubleshooting issues. The demo scenario I talked about used the two inital Apache-licensed tools we’ve added to our GitHub pages. In the presentation, I used a small Cinegy tool called NetSend to push a saved MPEG2 Transport Stream (TS) file to my network.