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Shaping the Future of Broadcast with FIMS

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NAB show 2011, Cinegy Booth N6233 and FIMS booth N3134


Munich, March 31st 2011 – Cinegy demonstrates its continuing commitment to standardization around file-based workflows at NAB2011 with its Cinegy Capture platform, highlighting the importance of the Framework for Interoperable Media Services (FIMS) initiative. FIMS is a joint collaboration between The Advanced Media Workflow Association (AMWA) and The European Broadcasting Union (EBU), with its key members showing interoperability with a Service Orientated Media Workflow at NAB.  Cinegy and the other vendors presenting on the FIMS booth (N3134) will be showing cutting-edge demonstrations of how media processing in a file-based workflow can be scaled and used flexibly, as well as demonstrate how an open architecture enables efficient and cost-effective integration with business systems.

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The new version of Cinegy Capture 2.0 released at NAB will be integrated as a recording engine in the AMWA-EBU FIMS demo, where Cinegy is helping to lead the drive forward of this new industry standard. Using the FIMS specifications for an open API, Cinegy Capture is the first software-based ingest system to be demonstrated working with IBM and Sony management systems. Ingested files are formatted into OP1a MXF files for audio processing and editing with Cube-Tec and Avid software.

Lewis Kirkaldie, Product Manager for Cinegy and Chairman of the FIMS demo group, elaborates on their involvement - "Cinegy recognise the importance of the standardization process, and are pleased to have an opportunity to help the FIMS project produce an industry standard that is relevant to vendors as much as the end customer. By reducing proprietary interfaces as much as possible, vendors can focus on the business of producing great tools for media customers, instead of spending time re-inventing and supporting a different version of the same wheel."

Cinegy Capture is implemented using the latest service-oriented architectural principles, allowing Capture to be used as flexibly as possible, with support for open web services. Cinegy is working closely with AMWA and the EBU to ensure that Cinegy Capture is one of the first commercially available products to adhere to the emerging FIMS standards, designed to make it simpler for broadcasters to deploy and maintain complex systems. Using these principles, coupled with the advances made in modern computing power, this software-based platform can support both pre-existing ingest scenarios as well as offer support for a whole new set of uses, from OEM integration through to OB truck recording.

Vendors on the FIMS booth N3134  include Avid, Cinegy, Cube-Tec, IBM, RadiantGrid and Sony.  Supporting companies who are not demonstrating are Harmonic, Harris, Mesclado, RAI, Red Bee Media, Snell, StorerTV and TIXEL.

In addition to featuring Cinegy Capture on the FIMS booth (N3134) Cinegy will be demonstrating the entire Cinegy Workflow suite of products on their own booth at NAB show 2011 (N6233). For more information, or to arrange a meeting please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


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. For more information visit

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