Using Avid Transfer Manager/Engine Version 2.2 with FlipFactory

Using Avid Transfer Manager/Engine Version 2.2 with FlipFactory
App Not e
U SING A VID TRANSFER M ANAGER /E NGINE
VERSION 2.2 WITH F LIP F ACTORY
V
This
App Note
applies to
versions
7.1 & later
Synopsis .................................................................................. 2
Installing Avid Interplay TransferManager Components..... 3
Obtaining Interplay TransferManager Components......................... 3
Installing the FlipFactory Updates ................................................... 3
Installing Interplay TransferManager Components .......................... 3
Copying the DLL to Interplay TransferManager Server ................... 8
TransferManager Server Configuration ........................................... 9
Sharing the Default FlipFactory Media Folder ............................... 10
Updating the FlipFactory License .................................................. 11
Using Avid Interplay TransferManager Components......... 12
Creating a Factory with Interplay TransferManager Notify ............ 12
Copyright and Trademark Notice......................................... 16
December 2010
© 2010 Telestream, Inc.
P/N 74-0285-00
Synopsis
FlipFactory provides an Avid Transfer Manager/Engine encoder and an Avid Transfer Manager/
Engine notification. The encoder and notification work together to enable FlipFactory workflows to
automatically submit transcoded media to Avid workspaces for ingest via Avid’s Interplay Transfer
Manager.
The following operating systems are supported for FlipFactory 7.1 and Avid Transfer Manager
v2.2:
• XP Pro SP3 32/64-bit
• Windows Server 2003 R2 32/64-bit
• Windows Server 2008 R2 32/64-bit
The following video formats are supported for Avid TransferManager v2.2:
• DV25, DVCPro25, DVCPro50, DVCProHD, DNxHD
• IMX30, IMX40, IMX50
• XDCAM HD 4:2:0, XDCAM HD 4:2:2
Note: Before configuring a factory to implement automated Avid ingest workflow via Interplay
TransferManager, Avid Interplay Transfer Client v2.2 (obtained from Avid) must be installed
on the FlipFactory server. Additionally, the updated FlipFactory Interplay TransferManager
components (obtained from Telestream) that match the selected Avid Client version must
also be installed. Additionally, Avid Interplay Transfer Client v2.2 only works with Avid Media
Composer v5.0x.
Synopsis
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Installing Avid Interplay TransferManager
Components
Note: Before installing the FlipFactory Avid Interplay TransferManager Components, you must
obtain and install Avid Interplay TransferManager Client. The Avid Client version must match
the appropriate FlipFactory version. For FlipFactory 7.1 the matching Avid Client version is
2.2.
Obtaining Interplay TransferManager Components
To obtain the FlipFactory TransferManager Components installer:
1. Purchase a license from Telestream.
2. Download the installer zip file from the Web site at: http://dynamic.telestream.net/downloads/
downloads.asp (click on: Avid Interplay TransferEngine v2.2). This zip file contains three
items:
— ReadMe.txt file
— FlipFactory Updates for Avid Workflows folder
— FlipFactory.7.1.Interplay.TM.2.2.Update_V6.6.1.msi file.
Installing the FlipFactory Updates
1. Open the FlipFactory Updates for Avid Workflows folder.
2. Open the FFAvidEncoderUpdate_7_1_65987 folder.
3. Double-click the setup.hta file. This will install the FlipFactory updates.
Installing Interplay TransferManager Components
Note: If a version of the FlipFactory TM Interplay Components has already been installed, you
must uninstall it before proceeding with this new installation. If you do not first uninstall the
previous version you will receive the following message:
To install the Interplay TransferManager components, follow these steps:
1. Double-click FlipFactory.7.1.Interplay.TM.2.2.Update_V6.6.1.msi file:
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2. When the installer Welcome window displays, click Next:
3. The License Agreement contains important information that should be read. Select Agree to
acknowledge your agreement. Click Next to continue:
4. When the Pre-Install Check window displays, make sure the FlipEngine service is stopped.
Click Next to continue:
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Note: To stop the FlipFactory Engine, select Start->Run from the PC desktop, then enter
services.msc and click OK:
Locate Flip Engine and click Stop:
5. Click Browse to select a target installation folder. You must select the path to where
FlipFactory software is installed. By default, the path is pre-populated to the default
FlipFactory location. If you installed FlipFactory at a different location, browse and select
the correct directory. Click Next to continue:
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6. When the Confirm window displays, click Next:
7. When the TransferManager Client Configuration window displays, provide the following
information to configure Interplay TransferManager:
Workgroup Name. Enter domain or workgroup name of the TransferManager server location.
Host Name. Enter the name where the TransferManager server is running.
Note: If multiple severs will be used, Other TransferManager Servers must be set up. Use the
Add, Edit, and Delete buttons to list all other TransferManager Servers that will be used:
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Since Other Servers (i.e. TMServer2) get licensing information from the Primary Server (i.e.
TMServer1), the Primary Server must be turned on and locatable on the net.
If you do not have this information, or you are unfamiliar with this terminology, consult your
Avid TransferManager Server Administrator. These fields must be completed correctly, prior
to continuing with the installation.
If you add server names to the list of Other TM Servers, make sure they are turned on.
Doing this prevents the workflow from slowing down while searching for those servers.
8. When the Transfer Manager Client Configuration window displays, click OK.
Note: This window is an artifact of the Avid software. There is nothing to restart, and this message
can be ignored.
9. When the FlipFactory TM Interplay Components window displays, read the instructions to
copy a file to the Interplay Transfer Manager server, then click Next:
Note: The transfer of the Telestream_Receiver.dll file must be done on the first installation of the
TM Components. If you have several FlipFactory installations, this step need only be done
once per TransferManager Server. As long as the latest version of the DLL file is moved on
to each server the first time, this step can be skipped on other installations of the same
software version. If you are running more than one TransferManager server, this file MUST
be copied to all the servers that you are using in your network.
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10. Click Close to quit the installer:
11. Restart the Flip Engine.
Copying the DLL to Interplay TransferManager Server
After the installer quits, you must copy a DLL file to the Interplay TransferManager server before
you can deliver any media.
1. In Windows Explorer, browse to the FlipFactory installation folder (default: C:\Program
Files\Telestream\FlipFactory) and locate the file named Telestream_Receiver.dll, and copy it in
preparation for pasting it into the Windows\System32 folder on the Interplay TransferManager
server:
Copy DLL file
2. In Windows Explorer, open My Network Places and browse to the Interplay TransferManager
server, and open the Windows\System32 folder. Paste the Telestream_Receiver.dll file into the
System32 folder:
Paste DLL file
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3. If you are upgrading from a previous version, you must remove the previous version DLL
FFReceiveProtoVC7.dll from the location where the new DLL is placed:
Delete this DLL file
WARNING: Failure to remove the previous version DLL can cause the system to fail.
TransferManager Server Configuration
The following steps must be performed for each TransferManager used.
Once you have transferred the Telestream_Receiver.dll to your primary TransferManager, and all
other TransferManagers used with this installation, the TransferManager configuration must be
edited. On each TransferManager server, there is an icon on the desktop to run the Avid
Configuration utility:
1. Double-click the Avid Interplay Transfer Engine Configuration icon:
2. In the Ingest devices edit box, add the name of the TM Server. Also add the generic Ingest
device name FFIngest:
Add server name
Add ingest device
name FFIngest
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Note: In this example, the TM server is named TMServer1. This is the same machine name that
was used in the installation of the TM components above. In a multi-TransferManager
environment, there may be several TransferManager servers and several FlipFactory
machines. The primary Avid Transfer Manager Server must be running in order for any
secondary servers to work. If the primary is not enabled then transfers will fail.
Multiple Server Configuration
If multiple servers are used, the playback devices should be configured by following these steps:
1. Each of the secondary servers must also have their respective names set in their own TransferManager Configuration (TM Servers 2, 3 and 4):
2. Each of the FlipFactory installations require the TransferManager Client Configuration to be
set as displayed below.
Note: The primary Avid Transfer Manager Server must be running in order for any secondary
servers to work. If the primary is not enabled then transfers will fail.
Sharing the Default FlipFactory Media Folder
The FlipFactory Media folder (default: C:\Program Files\Telestream\FlipFactory\http\media) must
be shared and given permissions so that all necessary servers (specifically, your Interplay
TransferManager server) can read and write to the share. The share should be configured so that
it is accessible from the UNC reference (\\FlipServerName\media).
For example, on a server named Flip1, the default media folder should be accessible as
\\Flip1\media from the Avid Interplay TransferManager server.
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Updating the FlipFactory License
Two license keys must be present in the license file on the FlipFactory server: NOTIFY_AVIDTM
key and TM_INGEST. Without these 2 keys, the encoder and/or the notification will not operate.
Instructions for updating your license file are provided by Telestream via E-mail.
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Using Avid Interplay TransferManager
Components
To use Interplay TransferManager Notify, you should create a factory in FlipFactory that:
• Transcodes media into the appropriate format
• Enables Interplay TransferManager Notify (which must be configured appropriately for your
workflow).
Note: This document assumes that you know how to create factories: enable and configure
monitors, products (encoders), and notifications. If you need help, consult the FlipFactory
User’s Guide.
The following steps describe generally how to create a sample factory that transcodes media
destined for an Avid system and utilizes Interplay TransferManager Notify that you can use as an
example.
Creating a Factory with Interplay TransferManager Notify
1. Log on to FlipFactory and create a new factory.
2. Select the Avid TransferManager/Engine Format encoder. This encodes media compatible
with Avid TransferManager. Enter a Nickname and Description (both are optional):
Select Avid
TransferManager/
Engine Format
encoder
Note: If you enter a Nickname, the specified string is appended to the output file name of the job.
For example, if you create an MPEG product with a Nickname of _imx and you submit a file
name of source1.mpg, the output name will be source1_imx.mpg.
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3. Open the TM Format folder and select one of the codecs from the list of codecs supported by
the TM Format encoder:
4. When you select a codec, an appropriately-named codec icon is displayed under the Codecs
folder. Click the new codec icon to display the codec editor panel. Codec-specific information
about the selected codec may be provided or configured. In this example, the codec is set at
30 Mbps bitrate, and two-channel audio (sample rate 48K). The video profile is set to NTSC:
Note: This codec may have a Direct Convert option specified. If Direct Convert is selected, the
encoder assumes that the source is IMX 30 data, and will only re-wrap the input stream.
This means that no decoding or re-encoding occurs. If your source is not IMX 30, do not
select the Direct Convert option.
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5. In the Notifications Selector panel, select the Avid Interplay Transfer Engine tab and click Add.
This enables Avid Interplay Transfer Engine notification and opens the Notifications folder:
6. Select Avid Interplay Transfer Engine to configure your Interplay TransferManager
parameters:
Enter workspace name
Select ingest type
Click Browse and navigate to
location of MOBID XML file
Enter Transfer
Manager name
Enter domain or
workgroup name
Browse to
destination location
Unity/LANshare Workspace. Enter the name of the Workspace on the Unity/LANshare.
When blank, the default workspace is the target.
Ingest Type. Select the ingest type from the drop-down menu. The ingest type must
correspond with the work environment of your editors. If you are using an OMF editor, select
OMF. If you are using an MXF/AAF editor, select AAF. Specifying the wrong ingest type will
result in an ingest failure or uneditable material on Avid workstations.
MOBID Map Destination Folder. Click Browse and navigate to the folder where the Avid
MOBID XML File is saved when each job is processed. When blank, no MOBID XML file is
saved.
TransferManager Name. Enter the name of the Avid Interplay TransferManager that is
notified. When blank, the Flip remains operational, but the Host machine name assigned
during component initialization is used. In a single TransferManager environment, this may be
the easiest way to use the Avid Transfer Engine Notification.
Domain or workgroup name. Enter the domain or workgroup name.
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Destination Folder. Browse to the destination where the newly-transcoded files from
FlipFactory will be ingetsted by the Avid components. The destination is in the form of <server
name>/<share name>. The notification allows you to identify a shared network location
(folder) which corresponds to the default media destination on the FlipFactory server. In most
cases, this is the Telestream\FlipFactory\http\media directory. The media directory must be
shared with read and write permissions by the UNC path \\FFServername\media, where
FFServername is the hostname of the FlipFactory server:
Note: This path implies that the user of the computer has shared the folder that corresponds to the
default media destination. In a typical FlipFactory installation, this path is C:\Program
Files\Telestream\FlipFactory\http\media. You should select the media directory and share it
as a network folder. If this step is not performed, the folder will not be available as a
selection during Notification configuration and the ingest workflow will fail.
7. To save the new factory, click the Save icon (the disk icon in the upper left corner of the
window). The new factory is now ready to be tested.
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Copyright and Trademark Notice
©2010 Telestream, Inc. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, transmitted,
transcribed, altered, or translated into any languages without written permission of Telestream, Inc.
Information and specifications in this document are subject to change without notice and do not represent a
commitment on the part of Telestream.
Telestream, Vantage, Flip4Mac, FlipFactory, Episode, ScreenFlow, Wirecast, GraphicsFactory, MetaFlip,
MotionResolve, and Split-and-Stitch are registered trademarks and Vantage, Pipeline, Launch, and Videocue
are trademarks of Telestream, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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