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Cinegy Air Express, Affordable Playout and Broadcast Automation at IBC 2010

Cinegy will be demonstrating the new Cinegy Air Express product line at IBC 2010 stand 7.A30

The IBC 2010 sees the official launch of Cinegy Air Express for the European market. Cinegy’s latest playout server and automation software is changing the broadcast space by slashing a digit or two of what would be the normal going rate for a comparable solution while offering more features.

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Cinegy Air Express is based on the existing, proven Cinegy Air product range that is already powering hundreds of TV channels around the globe. Cinegy Air Express aims at smaller TV stations, studio production environments, and also at new markets such as IPTV, info channels, hotel TV, education and digital signage solutions.

Cinegy Air Express, with a starting price of 795€, includes a fully featured broadcast automation software suite with broadcast playout server software, for the first time making a Channel in a Box truly affordable for everyone. There is no other solution more capable, or comparable in terms of the number of features available for this price. The features offered at this price make many solutions, costing multiple times more, look underpowered and antiquated.

Cinegy Air Express comes with features such as logo insertion, remote operation capability, studio playback mode, Internet streaming, and RTP/UDP streaming. Different format codecs and aspect ratios can be mixed in a playlist back to back. The studio playback mode enables the use of slow motion, multi-speed forward and reverse playback, bounce and loop playback. In studio mode the playback can be controlled by keyboard, mouse, and jog & shuttle devices from vendors such as JL Cooper, DNF and others.

For 1495€ Cinegy Air Express HD provides a fully equipped HD solution including features such as SD / HD simulcast, support for formats such as MPEG2, H.264, XDCAM HD, AVC-Intra, AVID DNxHD, MXF-AS03, and many more.

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Cinegy Air Express is a software solution that turns any Intel or AMD based Windows PC or server into a broadcast playout server. The Cinegy Air control component, for managing playout and automation, can be run on the same machine running the Cinegy Air playout server component. Alternatively, it can reside on any other machine connected to the playout server via an IP connection (Ethernet, WLAN, WAN). This facilitates remote operation of the playout server. For SDI playout, various popular cards from multiple vendors such as AJA, BlackMagic, DVS and others are supported. For those who want to broadcast via the Internet or create MPEG transport streams to directly feed into ATSC or DVB workflows, this is also possible without requiring additional software or hardware.

Trial versions of all Cinegy products are available on DVD which can be obtained at the Cinegy booth at IBC or via request from the Cinegy website.

About Cinegy

Cinegy is a world-leading R&D company, developing and engineering video, broadcast and OEM software solutions. Cinegy software encompasses every aspect of collaborative production, from ingest to editing to playout, all connected to an active archive with full digital asset management. It is modular and scalable; it can be applied to a wide variety of production environments of differing size, scope and purpose, from entry level to enterprise. Based on standard IT hardware and non-proprietary storage technology, it is affordable, easily deployable and intuitive to use.Cinegy’s application areas include: media workflow, media asset management, broadcast automation, newsroom integration, nonlinear editing, compositing and effects, MPEG technology / encoders/decoders and signal distribution and monitoring.

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