Cloud Based Cinegy Workflow Solution Installed at ChaulaTV in Latvia
“We chose Cinegy Workflow because it provides consolidated, fully integrated, IT based solution for production and broadcasting. Our technology partner VESet, offered us a cloud based Cinegy infrastructure and thus we didn’t have to invest in IT infrastructure, network or IT competency”, says Janis Vaisla of ChaulaT.
Cinegy’s Latvian based partner VESet built a Cinegy based cloud service for ChaulaTV. The solution includes virtualized Cinegy Archive, Cinegy Desktop and Cinegy Air. The virtualization platforms used are VmWare ESX4 and Microsoft Hyper-V with RemoteFX. The Cloud based Cinegy Workflow solution allows ChaulaTV to ingest media assets into Cinegy Archive, do editing and logging, create playlists and broadcast remotely from home. This is important as most of the ChaulaTV’s production team is made up of students.
“This service allows you to have your own TV channel that can be broadcasted to any TV Content Delivery Networks”. Says Gatis Galis Chairman of the Board VESet. “To acquire this you don’t have to do any long-term investments in infrastructure. The Solution is built upon Microsoft Windows and Microsoft SQL server and the media asset management, post-production and broadcast automation is provided by Cinegy”.
An essential part of ChaulaTV’s production is to broadcast live from the studio in the morning and ingest the same video feed into the Cinegy Archive. Ingested material is then used to prepare their afternoon programs. Cinegy Ingest, Cinegy Archive, Cinegy Desktop and Cinegy Air allows ChaulaTV to achieve this.
Cinegy Workflow is an integrated, end-to-end, HD/SD, digital media production and management system designed to meet the challenges of 21st century television and media production. Based on standard PC hardware and IT infrastructure, Cinegy Workflow is a modular, open platform consisting of a suite of tools, applications and open APIs that allow television production to shift into the next gear without being taken hostage by a particular vendor’s proprietary solution. It also integrates fully with traditional production and post production processes, including non-linear editing systems, and can be implemented without requiring investment in a completely new infrastructure.
“Together with VESet cloud, Cinegy has allowed us to build our live HD broadcast channel without up-front investment into server infrastructure and licenses. With the help of Cinegy technology we have achieved our goals”,sSays Janis Vaisla of ChaulaTV.
TVChaulaTV is a new project, aimed at delivering locally produced content to Latvian youth. The organization structure and business processes, and the studio were built from scratch.
VESet consists of TV and IT professionals. We created this company because we see an opportunity to deal with traditional TV problems by means of IT. Traditional TV production and broadcasting environment consists of specific, closed architecture black boxes. In our solutions we change those to IT software that runs on standard IT infrastructure. We have gone two steps further and placed our solutions on virtual servers in the cloud.
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.