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Cinegy Desktop

Overview

Cinegy Desktop is a universal production tool that provides real-time access to media in Cinegy Archive, along with a powerful suite of tools for logging and editing, and an almost limitless ability to import and export media to third-party non-linear editing and automation systems.

Cinegy Desktop runs on standard office IT infrastructure and can be installed on any user’s desktop within a network environment. It allows users to collaborate from their desktops, without tying up expensive editing bays. Full system functionality is available from any workplace, editing bay or machine room for maximum workflow flexibility.

Overview

Cinegy Desktop allows users to collaborate from their desktops, without tying up expensive editing bays. Full system functionality is available from any workplace, editing bay or machine room for maximum workflow flexibility. Space formerly required for editing bays can be used for additional staff or repurposed altogether, resulting in a significant reduction in overhead costs.

Cinegy Desktop runs on standard office IT infrastructure and can be installed on any user’s desktop within a network environment. It allows users to collaborate from their desktops, without tying up expensive editing bays. Full system functionality is available from any workplace, editing bay or machine room for maximum workflow flexibility.

Cinegy Desktop is the rich front-end to the treasure stored in Cinegy Archive, providing a seamless collaborative experience to hundreds of simultaneous clients performing ingest, logging, editing and versioning of this content.

User Interface

Cinegy Desktop identifies the user by their login and password, which is centrally resolved via existing ADS or LDAP servers. The identity determines the access rights, user profile and software features for the individual user. The Cinegy Desktop user interface mimics standard Windows functionality wherever possible making it intuitive and easy-to-use. The Cinegy Desktop client allows users to access Cinegy Archive via the familiar explorer interface to create, manage and edit items in the central database.

Cinegy Desktop offers standard controls for viewing video material, including playback control with a mouse, jumping to events and shuffling. A clip can be viewed in different quality levels (high, medium or low) as defined during ingest.

MAM Client

Cinegy software uses the most advanced accumulative metadata collection methods. Ingested video clips automatically inherit information including tape or disk reference IDs, cameraman, date, program name, rights, resolution, type, legal information, and production notes. Users can add additional information to a video clip or a section of a clip. The metadata model used can be freely customized by the system administrator without any programming knowledge.

Logging

The logging functionality in Cinegy Desktop can be applied either during or following ingest. In addition to basic logging, more advanced logging is done with the logging plug-in, using dedicated logging templates customized for the specific task and material type. Unique templates can be created for different organizations. The template creation requires no programming skills.

Search

Cinegy Desktop features a sophisticated search engine that can be used to quickly locate required video media and documents, even in very large archives. Users can search and sort content by keywords or metadata values. A simple search delivers results quickly; a federated search adds intranet and Internet access; while an advanced search enables further functionality for more precise results.

Timeline Editing

Combined with Sequence Viewer, the Timeline interface offers many versatile features and functions to make editing in Timeline simple and practical. Cinegy Desktop provides all the required tools:

  • No waiting for rendering – everything is rendered in real-time
  • Sequence collaboration, zoom viewer, full-screen playback and full keyboard playback control
  • Mixing SD & HD as well as different aspect ratios
  • Mixing all supported video and codec formats
  • Multi-cam editing
  • Overlay graphics and titles
  • Dissolves, mixes, all SMPTE wipes, and speed effect
  • More advanced effects such as Picture-in-Picture, Crop, Blur and Chromakey
  • Clip grouping and out of sync display
  • Sequence markers for annotations and navigation
  • Match frame indicators for ensuring seamless playback
  • Color correction and image effects – extendable with plug-ins
  • Voice-over recorder with user presets for equalizer and compressor
  • Advanced audio features, including change audio channel, split and pan options, volume and balance adjustment, audio synchronization and voiceover recording.
  • Extracting or lifting material from Timeline and closing the gaps easily
  • Simple, two-point or four-point trimming functionality and trimming with the keyboard or jog-shuttle.

Newsroom Client

Cinegy Desktop is also a perfect newsroom computer system (NRCS) client offering integrated news oriented tools for storywriting, pool and story management, approval workflows, integrated video editing, voice-over recording, and template based graphics. Now all the tools that journalist and program makers need are present inside the Cinegy News solution so that no other third party products are needed:

  • Search through incoming APTN, Reuters or RSS news feeds
  • Check estimated anchor text duration while typing the script
  • Drag-and-drop media directly into a story and instantly see a preview
  • Pick and automatically fill in a CG template with the story data
  • Set editorial approval on the story or return it back to the author
  • Keep adding stories to the rundown while news program is already on air
  • Media and graphics are uploaded automatically once a story is saved
  • Last minute changes apply immediately until the story is on air

Key Features

  • Universal production tool
  • MAM client
  • Newsroom client
  • Storyboarding
  • Timeline editing
  • Logging tools
  • Edit while ingest
  • Mixed SD/HD and even 4K edits
  • Metadata manager
  • Video effects
  • FX Manager
  • Multi-cam editing
  • Extensive search
  • Team collaboration
  • Instant messaging
  • Simple and intuitive interface
  • Full rights management
  • Up to 256 video/audio tracks
  • Always real-time
  • Floating licensing
  • Works on commodity PC

Specifications

Supported TV formats

  • Ultra High Definition 25/30fps
  • High Definition 1080i, 720p
  • Standard Definition PAL and NTSC

Natively supported codecs

  • XAVC
  • AVC-Intra
  • Avid DNxHD
  • XDCAM HD 422
  • XDCAM HD
  • DVCPRO HD
  • IMX
  • H.264
  • MPEG-2 Long-GOP
  • MPEG-2 (up to 1080i 4:2:2)
  • DV and DVCPO

Links

You can learn more about Cinegy Desktop here:
Cinegy Workspace product documentation
Cinegy Desktop System Recommendations
Integration with 3rd-party NLEs

Watch video tutorial on Cinegy Desktop:
Introduction

Cinegy Workspace

Overview

Cinegy’s world leading media asset management solution Cinegy Archive now includes Cinegy Archive Services and the Cinegy Workspace client to access them. Cinegy Archive Services provide a secure way to allow Workspace clients either in the local network or via the Internet to access the Cinegy Archive contents. Cinegy Workspace has been developed as a rich Internet application to provide cross-platform support (running on Windows and Mac OS) and requires no dedicated application installation.

Cinegy Workspace provides secure access to your Cinegy Archive database from anywhere at any time. All that is required is a standard computer or laptop running Windows or Mac OS, and a regular Internet connection. Using the Cinegy Workspace browser-based interface, clips can be searched, browsed, selected and even edited. Users can participate in a collaborative workflow even when they are based in different locations.

Collaboration, Anywhere, Any Time

Changes are visible immediately allowing real-time collaboration. For more advanced operations such as HD timeline editing the Cinegy Desktop client remains the best choice. Changes made to a project from a team member on the road using the Cinegy Workspace client are immediately reflected in the Cinegy Desktop application and vice versa.

Using the latest web advances Cinegy offers a rich Internet application for users on their preferred computer platform, allowing them to access their assets from anywhere and collaborate in real-time. Cinegy Workspace transforms your digital production system into a modern mobile workflow.

Flexible and Scalable

Five Cinegy Workspace licenses are included with the Cinegy Archive database, allowing any five users access at any given time. Extra licenses can be added quickly and easily allowing more users to work simultaneously on the collaborative production process. For large organizations a separate Cinegy Workspace Server can be set up to provide a scalable enterprise volume platform. With the Cinegy Workspace Server in place concurrent access is available to all permitted users, with the number of simultaneous connections dependent on server capacity and network bandwidth.

Convenience

By providing access to media files from anywhere in the world, Cinegy Workspace adds flexibility, efficiency and convenience to the Cinegy workflow production process. Changes made to database content via Cinegy Workspace are immediately stored in the Cinegy Archive database. Users can collaborate on a variety of tasks, including the content of bins, quick selection and logging incoming material.

Security

Granular access rights control, user management and integration with existing enterprise IT solutions allow simple and secure management even for large user bases. Sophisticated security features are included to prevent unauthorized access to the media archive. Logging on to Cinegy Workspace requires a username and password along with a correct domain name and workgroup. Authentication is performed with Active Directory or LDAP to determine if a user‘s authentication is valid.

User access rights and feature availability can be set on an individual basis using Cinegy Enterprise Manager. Individual web users can be granted full rights, read-only rights or no rights, for each folder or media subset.

Easy to Understand and Use

Cinegy Workspace users can navigate quickly and easily through all of the material in their Cinegy Archive. In the Cinegy Workspace explorer view, the content of the Cinegy Archive database is represented as a tree of folders containing objects such as ClipBins, Rolls and Sequences. The familiar explorer interface makes it easy to create and manage items.

The bin interface includes a storyboard view and a table view. All windows can be positioned and sized according to the user needs within Cinegy Workspace. This allows users to see all of their material at a glance, and easily sort items and edit metadata.

A clip can be opened and played by a simple double-click. The player window offers all the features necessary to view and rough edit material. Changes made to the database content are immediately saved to the Cinegy Archive server. A sophisticated search engine simplifies media browsing and material preparation. It takes just a few seconds to locate required Cinegy Workspace windows that can be positioned and sized to suit media assets.

Key Features

  • Web client for Cinegy Archive MAM
  • Remotely manage material. Create, delete, rename and move folders and bins
  • Quickly and easily manage metadata stored along with clips, using the table view of the bin interface
  • Play clips in ClipBins and Rolls, set markers and create sub-clips
  • Submit edited storyboards to Cinegy Convert (Legacy) via integrated job drop folders
  • Easily locate clip origins
  • While viewing clips in the Cinegy Workspace player, windowed or full-screen playback can be controlled via industry-standard keyboard shortcuts or mouse
  • System information, media timecode and duration information can be displayed in the viewer
  • A sophisticated search engine allows video material and documents to be located quickly
  • No installation required
  • Floating license

Specifications

Supported TV formats

  • Ultra High Definition 25/30fps
  • High Definition 1080i, 720p
  • Standard Definition PAL and NTSC

Supported web browsers:

  • Any web browser with Microsoft Silverlight plug-in installed

Links

You can learn more about Cinegy Archive here:
Cinegy Workspace product documentation

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions