Server-based Transcoding and Batch Processing

Cinegy Convert is an enterprise media processing tool simplifying the complex transcoding tasks for a whole facility. Fast, scalable, reliable and easy to use, it becomes an essential part of the broadcast workflow saving effort, time and money.

 

Cinegy Convert is Cinegy’s server-based transcoding and batch processing service. Designed to function like a network-based print server, it can be used to perform repetitive export and conversion tasks by “printing” material to predefined formats and destinations. Available in both standalone and Cinegy Archive integrated variants, Cinegy Convert saves time that can be applied to more important activities by automating repetitive tasks. Processing is performed on dedicated Cinegy Convert servers that act as a print queue/spooler, processing tasks in order. Highly flexible, scalable and interactive it is an ideal tool for converting material into different formats and for integration with third-party NLE systems.

Density

Cinegy Convert enables effective consumption of your resources by running as many simultaneous tasks per machine as required. All processes are optimised to 64-bit and independent from each other, allowing the use of all available processing power to save precious time.

Scalability

Cinegy Convert is suitable for both single machine installations and large enterprise level transcoding farms. Internal architecture allows effective load balancing and tasks processing on any number of dedicated Cinegy Convert servers while keeping the deployment as simple as possible.

Interactivity

Cinegy Convert provides rich feedback on the processes being performed and statuses of every single node of the processing network. Information can be taken from the central coordination service providing the general overview on the system health or directly from the processing nodes including live feedback on tasks progress including video preview when required. Extensive logs, with configurable log levels, provide additional information about when, where and what tasks were performed by each job server.

Stability

Cinegy Convert protects your data at every stage of the process from taking the task from the watched folders to publishing results in Cinegy Archive. In case of any issues the system will try to recover the task while providing rich feedback to an operator.

Automation

Cinegy Convert accepts tasks both manually and automatically. Operators using an appropriate client application can submit custom processing tasks or a dedicated watch folder can be created, processing the incoming media automatically, according to the pre-configured parameters.

Cinegy Archive Integration

Cinegy Convert is fully integrated with Cinegy Archive, utilizing the job folders infrastructure. Any Cinegy Desktop connected to the archive can easily create exporting, transcoding, quality building tasks via a simple drag-and-drop operation within the job folder window. These special folders can be set up to perform specific repetitive actions. Tasks assigned to a particular folder can be viewed, managed and monitored through the job folder window. Working in Archive integrated mode, Cinegy Convert automates such important tasks as media import, media export, additional qualities creation, etc.

  • Process and output in SD, HD, and Ultra HD (4K)
  • Virtually unlimited number of parallel tasks per machine
  • Automatic load balancing and tasks distribution
  • Automatic up/downscale
  • Multiple target formats
  • Broadcast standards support (including MXF AS03, AS11, UK-DPP, etc.)
  • Hardware-dependent GPU accelerated encoding
  • Scalable and extendable
  • Optional Cinegy Archive Integration
Supported TV formats:
  • Ultra High Definition (UHD) 25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
  • High Definition 1080i, 720p 25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
  • Standard Definition PAL and NTSC
Supported codecs and file formats:
  • DV and DVCPO
  • HDV
  • IMX
  • DVCPRO HD
  • XDCAM
  • XDCAM EX
  • XDCAM HD 422
  • Avid DNxHD
  • Apple ProRes 422
  • MPEG-2 Long-GOP (up to 1080i 4:2:2)
  • AVC-Intra
  • H.264
  • MXF OP1a
  • MXF AS-03/AS-11/UK-DPP
  • Windows AVI
  • QuickTime MOV
  • Windows Media
  • JPEG, PNG and BMP Images

 

Download Convert 11.1 for evaluation

Cinegy’s server-based transcoding and batch processing service.

 

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