Cinegy focuses on the research and development of media and television software and technologies. Cinegy Workflow is the software platform which combines digital asset management, video ingest and software based encoding, broadcast automation and playout, production tools, archive storage & retrieval - all integrated into one seamless database driven production workflow.
The development of Cinegy Workflow began over 10 years ago, as an integrated digital archive, asset management and production environment, based on desktop PC hardware for the front-end and standard IT server equipment on the back-end, all sitting on the existing network infrastructure. This design forms the basis of today’s workflow. The work resulted in first pilots during 2001 and first commercial products became available in 2002 branded as Cinegy. The goal was to have the archive not as a mere afterthought, but as a process that starts by accumulating metadata right from the start to create a complete lifecycle as a never-ending process that keeps adding value to the media assets throughout their existence. The Cinegy platform from the start was designed as an enterprise level system that is resolution independent, storage systems agnostic, extremely scalable and absolutely open in terms of architecture. Over time, additional elements such as news integration, broadcast automation and playout have been added to the solution as well.
In order to meet the requirements of the broadcast industry, Cinegy developed new, high-end software MPEG codecs, highly scalable media asset management and collaborative software frameworks, advanced real-time media engines, real-time collaborative metadata handling and communication, heterogeneous production integration (AAF, IMX, DV, MXF, XML etc. ) and many more areas.
SQL database driven digital asset management forms the basis, taking collaboration and team workflow way beyond just shared storage. The digital asset management platform abstracts physical storage to virtual storage and in addition provides load balancing, different storage classes, storage migration, HSM integration, garbage collection, and very elaborate user access rights policies.
Cinegy licenses a number of these core technologies to various broadcast and consumer video software and hardware manufacturers that use them in their product offerings, to offer the best-of-breed solutions in the industry. Cinegy directly addresses the needs of the broadcast, television and production markets, to become the premier provider of media technology and production systems.
Media asset volumes increase relentlessly - keeping this organized and accessible to your business must be a priority. Cinegy is able to provide centralized enterprise tools to manage your assets and keep them available wherever your team members are. Take a more intelligent approach by storing your precious data using a product that is scalable and has an open architecture – Cinegy Archive. With powerful integration into the rest of the suite of Cinegy software, as well as world-leading 3rd party software, Cinegy Archive brings your assets to life.
Accessing your centralized repository of assets requires powerful tools to ensure the best value can be extracted from your archive. Here at Cinegy we are working on making your working hours more effective by introducing products that require no extra hardware and complicated gadgets. Cinegy Desktop provides powerful features for accessing, enhancing and editing the content held inside Cinegy Archive, while Cinegy Workspace provides lightweight access in a web browser.
Real-time content streams need to be reliably recorded and made accessible to your business as quickly as possible. Cinegy Capture enables operators to work with a rich client interface running anywhere on the network, controlling dedicated ingest software services which simultaneously generate all versions needed for archive, editing and remote working
Managing the growing complexity of playout, automation and file delivery is an increasing challenge to broadcasters. As the number of channels and platforms a broadcaster delivers rises, controlling that infrastructure is critical.
Software-based solutions, with technologies such as high-density virtualization and IP stream I/O, offer the possibility to consolidate complexity into bite-sized elements - particularly as more features can be added to collapse the length of the traditional broadcast chain.
Delivering a channel is complex with many interconnected elements costing money, requiring management and needing maintenance. Cinegy Air simplifies these challenges by supporting multiple channels with multiple features in a single box. Deploying Cinegy Air on a server brings Dolby Digital encoding, Nielsen watermarking and Cinegy Type channel branding to one integrated software solution.
The Cinegy Prompter software runs on any commodity or tablet Windows-based PC and is compatible with many standard teleprompter hardware devices available on the market. .
Cinegy Convert is an enterprise media processing tool simplifying the complex transcoding tasks within the whole facility. Fast, scalable, reliable and easy to use it becomes essential part of the broadcast workflow saving your effort, time and money.
Deploying an IP-based Ethernet video infrastructure is a necessary choice for broadcasters seeking to cut costs and prepare for new formats such as 4K. IP infrastructures transport video data over Ethernet networks rather than via SDI switches and cables, offering significant scalability and cost advantages. An IP infrastructure also provides greater signal capacity and enhanced flexibility, allowing broadcast operations to expand quickly with fewer problems. Cinegy offers Cinegy Multiviewer for monitoring and analysis, Cinegy Route for control and manage and live stream mixer Cinegy Live.
Once you have finished working on your high-end media files, it is important to use a tool that can deliver the highest quality, precision and outstanding playback performance. Today, Cinegy Player provides performance that is hard to beat by anyone on the market.