Viz Engine Administrator Guide

Version 4.2 | Published December 04, 2020 ©

WIBU-based Licensing System

This chapter describes management and usage of the licensing system based on CodeMeter from WIBU Systems available in Viz Engine 3.10 and later. It replaces the previous VALID/Sentinel/Hardlock Dongle licensing system and allows Viz Engine to be used without a physical dongle on each machine, by allocating licenses from a license server on the network.

Note: The old VALID/Sentinel/Hardlock Dongle licensing no longer works in Viz Engine 4.0.0, except for a WIBU license bound to VALID/Sentinel dongle ID.

The same set of WIBU licenses are available as in Viz Engine 3.10.0 and later. However, since the WIBU license format (data stored in the license) on which Viz Engine 4.0.0 and later relies has changed, a refresh/reactivation of existing licenses that lack this information may be required.
If the error message "This might be caused by an outdated WIBU license." appears, the WIBU licenses in the container need to be updated/renewed. All licenses issued after the end of March 2019 should already contain this data.

This section contains the following information:

Important Pre-installation Information

The WIBU licensing system requires the installation of the CodeMeter Runtime Software (included in the Bundle installer):

  • 6.60a for 3.10.0 - 3.12.0

  • 6.80 for 3.12.1 and newer

When the license should be retrieved from a dedicated license server, it must be configured in the Vizrt Licensing Service (see Client Configuration page in the License Server Setup and Administration section of the Vizrt Licensing Administrator Guide) or the CodeMeter WebAdmin.

Info: There is an auto discovery if no license server is configured in the server search list of CodeMeter.

Info: On network disconnect and reconnect, it may happen that a license is checked out twice. In this case, it must be released manually on the CodeMeter service on the license server or the license server can be restarted.

Note: Prior to upgrading any version it is highly recommended to create a backup of the Viz Engine configuration files located in: %PROGRAMDATA%\vizrt\VizEngine.

Key Features and Workflow of the New Licensing System

  • images/s/44ox73/8401/c8e689b733d823db3be6f6ba15b91b9c98719cfa/_/images/icons/emoticons/warning.svg The VALID/Sentinel/Hardlock Dongle is no longer supported for Viz Engine 4.0.0 and later versions.

  • Dongle-less operation on clients with monitoring and logging capabilities.

  • Grace periods for allocated licenses to avoid immediate expiration on network or service interruptions.

    • In Viz Engine 4.0.0/3.14.1 or newer license errors are logged to the Graphic Hub journal (see here how to enable E-Mails).

      • Logs license errors (any grace state or if expired) to the Graphic Hub journal as dedicated log messages with level 820.

      • Logs warnings two weeks and every hour prior to license expiration as dedicated Graphic Hub journal message with level 920.

  • Configurable WIBU license container location (any local container, any network container or a dedicated container).

  • Configurable licenses to consume.

  • Artist/Engine startup was changed and no startup helpers are needed anymore (cmd files, started executables).

  • When a core license cannot be allocated on startup Viz Engine starts in configuration mode.

  • When an additional license fails to allocate on startup an error is logged and the required feature keeps disabled on startup.

Limitations and Known Issues

  • The binary yes/no VM license introduced in 3.9.1 no longer works.

  • The new WIBU licensing supports OEM starting with Viz Engine 3.12.1 and newer.

  • All additional licenses consumable to a core license must come from the same container as the core license.

  • images/s/44ox73/8401/c8e689b733d823db3be6f6ba15b91b9c98719cfa/_/images/icons/emoticons/warning.svg Matrox DSX.Core license requests cause a crash if hostnames are used in the server search. As a workaround, please use only IP addresses and add them manually using the registry editor.

    • Add servers in registry or with the command line utility with IP-Addresses.

  • images/s/44ox73/8401/c8e689b733d823db3be6f6ba15b91b9c98719cfa/_/images/icons/emoticons/warning.svg Matrox DSX.Core installer corrupts an existing CodeMeter Runtime installation and causes a crash on Engine startup.

    • Uninstall any CodeMeter Runtime prior to installing Matrox DSX.Core. Install DSX.Core and afterwards install the Engine and the newer CodeMeter Runtime.

  • For a preview in TRIO and Pilot as Engine Core, a DVI OUT license is needed.

  • Configuration of licenses requires to start the Engine in configuration mode with the configuration UI.

  • Configuration of the combination feature requires that no instance is running on the machine that already allocated a combination feature, else no information can be retrieved and it cannot be configured (due to the access mode of this licenses).

  • In Viz Engine 3.12.1 and newer the configuration UI works without a valid license and can be configured through the configuration UI.

    • In Viz Engine 3.12.0 and older the configuration UI only works with a valid license, which depends on the configuration. If no proper license is available then a manual edit of the corresponding configuration entries is required. See Configuration Entries in the Viz Engine Configuration File.

    • By default, the WIBU licensing system with Engine Core license (ENG_ENG_CORE) is used when no configuration exists.

  • The icons of the Viz Artist and Viz Engine processes depend on the icon that was used to start the processes. When Viz Artist is started, the Viz Engine and Viz Artist process have the same icon.

  • File based local WIBU licenses on server operating systems (terminal server) cannot be used via remote desktop connections. For example, if you have installed Windows 10 the access via remote desktop connection works but not, for example, with a Windows Server 2016 system.

  • Viz Engine Startup may take long when network communication has high latency or bandwidth is limited. Workaround for now is to use a license server on a local network.

Basic Set-up

To set up Viz Engine/Artist licensing with WIBU or VALID/Sentinel/Hardlock:

  1. Install Viz Engine/Artist with the bundle installer (see Viz Artist and Engine Installation).

  2. Configure CodeMeter with the Vizrt Licensing Service or the CodeMeter WebAdmin (can be opened from the CodeMeter Control Center).

  3. Configure the license system in Viz Engine by starting in configuration mode and navigate to Viz Licenses.
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    1. When using any WIBU network container (license server):

      1. Open the CodeMeter WebAdmin and add the license server to the server search list.

      2. In the configuration UI under Viz Licenses set Container to 0,0 Any Network Container or in the Viz Engine configuration file set License_Containers = 0,0,1.

      3. Configure the core license and any additional licenses. In the configuration UI under Viz Licenses configure Core License and Additional Licenses or in the Viz Engine configuration file configure License_Core and Additional_Licenses.

    2. When using any local WIBU container (dongle, file):

      1. In the configuration UI under Viz Licenses set License Location to 0,0 Any Local Container or in the Viz Engine configuration file set License_Containers = 0,0,0

      2. Configure the core license and any additional licenses. In the configuration UI under Viz Licenses configure Core License and Additional Licensesor in the Viz Engine configuration file configure License_Core and Additional_Licenses.

    3. When using a dedicated WIBU container (with full container identifier):

      1. In the configuration UI under Viz Licenses set License Location to a specific container e.g. 130,3910158968 Network license or in the Viz Engine configuration file set License_Containers = 13 0,3910158968,1

      2. Configure the core license and any additional licenses. In the configuration UI under Viz Licenses configure Core License and Additional Licenses or in the Viz Engine configuration file configure License_Core and Additional_Licenses.

  4. Start Viz Engine.

Configuration Settings

Why Do We Need to Configure the Licenses?

  • Prevent license theft by instances on other nodes or instances on the same node. Licenses are in one container and have a count.

  • Several licenses may enable the same feature. There is no one to one mapping of application feature to a single license possible. For example, with multiple instances on one node (TRIO one box), it is important which instance consumes which license for proper operation (first needs SDI OUT, SDI IN and 2nd DVI OUT from the combination feature).

  • A license may enable multiple internal application features.

Configuring the License System in the Viz Engine Configuration UI

See Viz License Configuration.

Note: By default, the WIBU licensing system with Engine Core license (ENG_ENG_CORE) is used when no configuration exists. When no such license is available, or you want to use the old licensing system, the configuration file must be edited. See Configuration Entries in the Viz Engine Configuration File.

Note: Configuration of the combination feature requires that no instance is running on the machine that already allocated a combination feature, else no information can be retrieved and it cannot be configured (due to the access mode of this licenses).

Configuration Entries in the Viz Engine Configuration File

Entries changed in 4.0.0 and later: Legacy_Licensing (removed), License_Location (removed, was replaced by License_Containers)

  • License_Containers: WIBU license source. Determines where WIBU should search for license containers and allocate licenses from.

    • Can be set to one of the following values:

      • 0,0,0 - Any Local container. Searches exclusively for containers located on the same PC or allocated to the same VM (e.g. dongle, file).

      • 0,0,1 - Any Network container. License is to be sought in the network (LAN, WAN), i.e. CodeMeter License Server activated as network server or CmWAN.

      • X,Y,1 - A dedicated container, where X is the container mask (e.g. 130) and Y is the container serial (e.g. 3910158968)

    • Default: 0,0,1

  • License_Core: WIBU core license, which determines also the available additional licenses.

    • For WIBU license details, see WIBU Licenses and their effect.

    • Can be set to one of the following values:

      • ENG_ENG_CORE - Engine Core

      • ENG_PRV_CORE - Preview Core

      • ART_ARTIST_FREE - Artist Free

      • and for OEM

        • VIZLIB_LIBERO_CORE - Viz Libero Core

        • VIZARE_VIZARENA_CORE - Viz Arena Camera Tracking Engine

        • VIZECL_VIZECLIPSE_CORE - Viz Eclipse Core

  • Additional_Licenses: WIBU additional licenses that are additionally consumed and determined by the core license.

    • For WIBU license details, see WIBU Licenses and their effect.

      Note: When a license is configured it is consumed, even when it has no effect. If licenses are configured that are not allowed, an error is logged on startup.

    • WIBU additional licenses for core license ENG_ENG_CORE:

      • Combination Feature (only one can be configured at a time):

        • ENG_CF_DVI - Combination Feature DVI

        • ENG_CF_NDI - Combination Feature NDI

        • ENG_CF_MEZZIP) - Combination Feature MEZZ_IP

        • ENG_CF_FS - Combination Feature Frameserver

      • ENG_ARTIST - Artist

      • ENG_ING_SDIIP_MAX - SDI/IP Video Input Enablement (max)

      • ENG_IN_NDI_MAX - NDI IN Upgrade (max)

      • ENG_IN_MEZZIP_MAX - MezzIP IN Upgrade (max)

      • ENG_OUT_SDIIP - SDI/IP OUT Channel

      • ENG_OUT_NDI - NDI OUT Channel

      • ENG_OUT_MEZZIP_MAX - MezzIP OUT Upgrade (max)

      • ENG_ING_4KVIDEO - 4K Video Enablement

      • ENG_OUT_DVI_MAX - DVI OUT Max Resolution

      • ENG_OUT_FS_MAX - Multiple Frameservers (max)

      • ENG_PLUG_CHROMAFX - Chroma FX

      • ENG_PLUG_GI - Global Illumination FX

      • ENG_PLUG_MULTITOUCH - Vizrt Multi-touch Plug-in Package

      • ENG_PLUG_MOCAPREAD - Bone&Skin Live Motion Capture

      • ENG_PLROY_CINEMA4D - Cinema 4D Import

      • ENG_PLROY_DOLBYDEC - Dolby E Decoder License

      • ENG_PLROY_DOLBYENC - Dolby E Encoder License

      • ENG_PLROY_DNXHD - Viz Engine DNxHD Codec Support

      • ENG_PLROY_RTTFX - RTT Shaders FX

      • ENG_PLROY_SUBSAUTH - Substance FX Authoring

      • ENG_PLROY_EZGALLERY - ezGallery

      • ENG_PLROY_EZPOSTFX - ezPostFx

      • ENG_PLROY_EZSHADERS - ezShaders

      • ENG_PLROY_EZMESH - ezMesh

      • ENG_PLROY_EZDEFORM - ezDeform

      • ENG_PLROY_EZCOMPOSER - ezComposer

      • ENG_PLROY_EZLOGIC - ezLogic

      • ENG_PLROY_EZLINK - ezLink

      • ENG_PLROY_EZTUBULAR - ezTubular

      • ENG_PLROY_EZJSPRO - ezJavascript (Pro)

      • ENG_PLROY_DORNA_MTAP - DornaMT APP

      • ENG_PLROY_DORNA_MTPL - DornaMT Plug-in

    • WIBU additional licenses for core license ENG_PRV_CORE:

      • ENG_PRV_ARTIST - Artist Preview

      • ENG_PLROY_CINEMA4D - Cinema 4D Import

      • ENG_PLROY_DOLBYDEC - Dolby E Decoder License

      • ENG_PLROY_DOLBYENC - Dolby E Encoder License

      • ENG_PLROY_DNXHD - Viz Engine DNxHD Codec Support

      • ENG_PLROY_RTTFX - RTT Shaders FX

      • ENG_PLROY_SUBSAUTH - Substance FX Authoring

      • ENG_PLROY_EZGALLERY - ezGallery

      • ENG_PLROY_EZPOSTFX - ezPostFx

      • ENG_PLROY_EZSHADERS - ezShaders

      • ENG_PLROY_EZMESH - ezMesh

      • ENG_PLROY_EZDEFORM - ezDeform

      • ENG_PLROY_EZCOMPOSER - ezComposer

      • ENG_PLROY_EZLOGIC - ezLogic

      • ENG_PLROY_EZLINK - ezLink

      • ENG_PLROY_EZTUBULAR - ezTubular

      • ENG_PLROY_EZJSPRO - ezJavascript (Pro)

      • ENG_PLROY_DORNA_MTAP - DornaMT APP

      • ENG_PLROY_DORNA_MTPL - DornaMT Plug-in

    • WIBU additional licenses for core license ART_ARTIST_FREE: NONE

    • WIBU additional licenses for core license VIZLIB_LIBERO_CORE: NONE

    • WIBU additional licenses for core license VIZARE_VIZARENA_CORE: NONE

    • WIBU additional licenses for core license VIZECL_VIZECLIPSE_CORE: NONE

WIBU License System

Introduction

Summary of Key Concepts in the New Licensing System

  • Core- and additional licenses exist.

  • OUT based channel counting for NDI/SDI/IP

  • IN and OUT channels are resolution independent up to 3G HD

    • <=2K size of render output

  • Preview channels (preview/clean feed OUT) are co-enabled with every OUT channel license.

  • MezzIP applies to all compressed streams:

    • Included: RTP/UDP/WebRTC

    • Excluded (requires SDI/IP licenses): SMTPE ST2022-06, ST2022-07, ST2110; ASPEN.

  • Mutiple licenses may enable the same application feature!

  • Licenses are consumed by multiple processes and license share mode influences possible consumption (see WIBU license share status).

Differences Compared to the Old VALID/Sentinel/Hardlock Licensing

  • Only a small set of features can be directly mapped to the new license system (12 of 61).

  • Several simplifications and included features, but some new restrictions (e.g. OUT resolution limitations 2K, 4K).

  • HW level is obsolete.

  • OUTs are licensed.

  • INs are licensed (AJA, DVS).

  • No restrictions anymore on Clips/Clip Player in ENG_ENG_CORE and plug-ins included in ENG_ENG_CORE.

  • No restrictions anymore on Video Preview OUT.

  • No multi GPU restrictions anymore.

WIBU License Share Status

Refers to a WIBU license and how its usage is counted when it is allocated/consumed.

  • Exclusive: Allocation can only be performed once on a node (=machine).

  • User Limit: Each allocation is counted, independent of instance and node.

  • Shared: Each allocation is counted once per node. Multiple allocations on the same node allocate only a single license.

  • No User Limit: Only checked for existence, no counting is performed.

License count reduction when consumed on a node in an instance

License share status

Node 1

Node 2

Instance 1

Instance 2

Instance 3

Instance 1

Instance 2

Instance 3

Exclusive

-1

fails

fails

-1

fails

fails

User Limit

-1

-1

-1

-1

-1

-1

Shared

-1

0

0

-1

0

0

No User Limit

0

0

0

0

0

0

WIBU Core License Summary

The following table represents which features are included in one of the Core features and what additional feature might need to be configured.

License

Engine Core

Preview Core

Artist Free

Service Host

Artist

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Clips / Clip Player

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Engine Core plug-ins

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SDI/IP Input

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SDI/IP Output

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NDI Input

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ENG_CF_NDI
or
ENG_IN_NDI_MAX

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NDI Output

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ENG_CF_NDI
or
ENG_OUT_NDI

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Mezzanine IP in

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ENG_CF_MEZZIP
or
ENG_IN_MEZZIP_MAX

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Mezzanine IP out

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ENG_CF_MEZZIP
or
ENG_OUT_MEZZIP_MAX

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ENG_CF_MEZZIP
or
ENG_OUT_MEZZIP_MAX

Frameserver

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ENG_CF_FS
or
ENG_OUT_FS_MAX

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DVI Out (<=2K)

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ENG_CF_DVI
or
ENG_OUT_DVI_MAX

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Unlimited DVI Out (Videowall)

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4K Enablement

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Unlimited Frameserver

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Chroma Keyer

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Global Illumination

images/s/44ox73/8401/c8e689b733d823db3be6f6ba15b91b9c98719cfa/_/images/icons/emoticons/check.svg ENG_PLUG_GI

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Multitouch Plug-ins

images/s/44ox73/8401/c8e689b733d823db3be6f6ba15b91b9c98719cfa/_/images/icons/emoticons/check.svg ENG_PLUG_MULTITOUCH

images/s/44ox73/8401/c8e689b733d823db3be6f6ba15b91b9c98719cfa/_/images/icons/emoticons/check.svg

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Bone&Skin Live Motion Capture

images/s/44ox73/8401/c8e689b733d823db3be6f6ba15b91b9c98719cfa/_/images/icons/emoticons/check.svg ENG_PLUG_MOCAPREAD

images/s/44ox73/8401/c8e689b733d823db3be6f6ba15b91b9c98719cfa/_/images/icons/emoticons/check.svg

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images/s/44ox73/8401/c8e689b733d823db3be6f6ba15b91b9c98719cfa/_/images/icons/emoticons/error.svg

Cinema 4D Import

images/s/44ox73/8401/c8e689b733d823db3be6f6ba15b91b9c98719cfa/_/images/icons/emoticons/check.svg ENG_PLROY_CINEMA4D

images/s/44ox73/8401/c8e689b733d823db3be6f6ba15b91b9c98719cfa/_/images/icons/emoticons/check.svg ENG_PLROY_CINEMA4D

images/s/44ox73/8401/c8e689b733d823db3be6f6ba15b91b9c98719cfa/_/images/icons/emoticons/error.svg

images/s/44ox73/8401/c8e689b733d823db3be6f6ba15b91b9c98719cfa/_/images/icons/emoticons/error.svg

RTT Shaders

images/s/44ox73/8401/c8e689b733d823db3be6f6ba15b91b9c98719cfa/_/images/icons/emoticons/check.svg ENG_PLROY_RTTFX

images/s/44ox73/8401/c8e689b733d823db3be6f6ba15b91b9c98719cfa/_/images/icons/emoticons/check.svg ENG_PLROY_RTTFX

images/s/44ox73/8401/c8e689b733d823db3be6f6ba15b91b9c98719cfa/_/images/icons/emoticons/error.svg

images/s/44ox73/8401/c8e689b733d823db3be6f6ba15b91b9c98719cfa/_/images/icons/emoticons/error.svg

Substance Shader

images/s/44ox73/8401/c8e689b733d823db3be6f6ba15b91b9c98719cfa/_/images/icons/emoticons/check.svg ENG_PLROY_SUBSAUTH

images/s/44ox73/8401/c8e689b733d823db3be6f6ba15b91b9c98719cfa/_/images/icons/emoticons/check.svg ENG_PLROY_SUBSAUTH

images/s/44ox73/8401/c8e689b733d823db3be6f6ba15b91b9c98719cfa/_/images/icons/emoticons/error.svg

images/s/44ox73/8401/c8e689b733d823db3be6f6ba15b91b9c98719cfa/_/images/icons/emoticons/error.svg

Dolby E Encoding

images/s/44ox73/8401/c8e689b733d823db3be6f6ba15b91b9c98719cfa/_/images/icons/emoticons/check.svg ENG_PLROY_DOLBYENC

images/s/44ox73/8401/c8e689b733d823db3be6f6ba15b91b9c98719cfa/_/images/icons/emoticons/check.svg ENG_PLROY_DOLBYENC

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images/s/44ox73/8401/c8e689b733d823db3be6f6ba15b91b9c98719cfa/_/images/icons/emoticons/error.svg

Dolby E Decondig

images/s/44ox73/8401/c8e689b733d823db3be6f6ba15b91b9c98719cfa/_/images/icons/emoticons/check.svg ENG_PLROY_DOLBYDEC

images/s/44ox73/8401/c8e689b733d823db3be6f6ba15b91b9c98719cfa/_/images/icons/emoticons/check.svg ENG_PLROY_DOLBYDEC

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images/s/44ox73/8401/c8e689b733d823db3be6f6ba15b91b9c98719cfa/_/images/icons/emoticons/error.svg

DNxHD Codec

images/s/44ox73/8401/c8e689b733d823db3be6f6ba15b91b9c98719cfa/_/images/icons/emoticons/check.svg ENG_PLROY_DNXHD

images/s/44ox73/8401/c8e689b733d823db3be6f6ba15b91b9c98719cfa/_/images/icons/emoticons/check.svg ENG_PLROY_DNXHD

images/s/44ox73/8401/c8e689b733d823db3be6f6ba15b91b9c98719cfa/_/images/icons/emoticons/error.svg

images/s/44ox73/8401/c8e689b733d823db3be6f6ba15b91b9c98719cfa/_/images/icons/emoticons/error.svg

Erizos Plug-ins

images/s/44ox73/8401/c8e689b733d823db3be6f6ba15b91b9c98719cfa/_/images/icons/emoticons/check.svg ENG_PLROY_EZxxxx

images/s/44ox73/8401/c8e689b733d823db3be6f6ba15b91b9c98719cfa/_/images/icons/emoticons/check.svg ENG_PLROY_EZxxxx

images/s/44ox73/8401/c8e689b733d823db3be6f6ba15b91b9c98719cfa/_/images/icons/emoticons/error.svg

images/s/44ox73/8401/c8e689b733d823db3be6f6ba15b91b9c98719cfa/_/images/icons/emoticons/error.svg

Dorna Plug-ins

images/s/44ox73/8401/c8e689b733d823db3be6f6ba15b91b9c98719cfa/_/images/icons/emoticons/check.svg ENG_PLROY_DORNA_xxxx

images/s/44ox73/8401/c8e689b733d823db3be6f6ba15b91b9c98719cfa/_/images/icons/emoticons/check.svg ENG_PLROY_DORNA_xxxx

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UE4 Render Blade Core

images/s/44ox73/8401/c8e689b733d823db3be6f6ba15b91b9c98719cfa/_/images/icons/emoticons/check.svg ENG_UE4_RENDER_BLADE_CORE

images/s/44ox73/8401/c8e689b733d823db3be6f6ba15b91b9c98719cfa/_/images/icons/emoticons/check.svg ENG_UE4_RENDER_BLADE_CORE

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WIBU Licenses and Their Effect

A WIBU license is a dedicated license (application ID) in the WIBU license system.

License short name and
License long name

WIBU Share Status

Description

Core Licenses

Core licenses are used as prerequisite for other licenses and define the basic feature set.

ENG_ENG_CORE
Engine Core

Shared

Basic core license to be able to start Viz Engine.

Included functionality:

  • GFX

    • only boundary is the channel resolution/size (2K).

  • Clips / Clip Player

    • No limits on Clip Player (incl. broadcast format clip playback - of course proper Matrox Codecs required)

  • Plug-ins

    • Image FX

    • Real FX

    • Spline FX

    • Text FX

    • Pixel FX

    • Graffiti FX

    • Weather FX

    • SocialTV FX (NOTE: was never restricted)

    • Engine 3D Stereo Upgrade (=3D Stereo)

    • EVS Control Plug-in

    • Geo FX

  • Engine functionality:

    • Audio FX

    • Video FX

    • After Effects Import

  • Postrender 2K

    • With ENG_ING_4KVIDEO up to 4K

    • With ENG_OUT_DVI_MAX unlimited

    • Postrender on screen preview has a watermark, except when postrendering is actually performed

Comes in combination with the following licenses:

  • ENG_CF

  • ENG_SVCHOST_COR

  • ENG_ARTIST

ENG_PRV_CORE
Preview Core

User Limit

Usage 1: Trio / other client applications requiring local preview

Usage 2: Standalone preview machine for DVI, Mezzanine, NDI or SDI output always with watermark

Disabled:

  • ENG_CF

    • Frameserver (Network) OUT

  • ENG_OUT_FS_MAX

    • Frameserver (Network) OUT

Enabled (if licensed):

  • Artist (together with ENG_PRV_ARTIST)

  • 3DP plug-ins if license is available

Included functionality:

  • All resolutions

    • ENG_ING_4KVIDEO

    • ENG_OUT_DVI_MAX

  • All plug-ins from ENG_ENG_CORE enabled

  • All internal plug-ins

    • ENG_PLUG_CHROMAFX

    • ENG_PLUG_GI

    • ENG_PLUG_MULTITOUCH

  • All INs enabled

    • ENG_ING_SDIIP_MAX

    • ENG_IN_NDI_MAX

    • ENG_IN_MEZZIP_MAX

  • 1xOUT enabled (no extra licenses required)

    • ENG_OUT_SDIIP

    • ENG_OUT_NDI

    • ENG_OUT_MEZZIP_MAX

Watermark on all OUTs at any time and all resolutions

  • DVI OUT

    Note: No watermark on DVI OUT (local preview) and renderer snapshots when the resolution is <= 720x576 pixels (PAL, SD). Output system must be set to PAL/SD.

  • SDI OUT

  • MezzIP OUT

    • RTP/UDP OUT

    • WebRTC OUT (SHM OUT)

  • NDI OUT

  • Postrender

  • Clip Out Channel

  • SHM

ART_ARTIST_FREE
Artist Free

Exclusive

Free Viz Artist version core license.

Equal to an ENG_ENG_CORE with 1 x DVI OUT (limited to 2K) and everything is watermarked, except scene editor (small window in bottom right).

  • Enabled:

    • Artist

    • GFX

    • Clips / Clip Player

    • Plug-ins of ENG_ENG_CORE

  • Restricted:

    • Means no SDI/IP, NDI, RTP/UDP IN/OUT, WebRTC OUT

    • Watermark on all OUTs including Postrender, Clip Out

    • Not combinable with any other license

ENG_SVCHOST_COR
Service Host Core

Shared

Shipped with ENG_ENG_CORE.

Basic core license to be able to start ServiceHost with WebRTC.

Basic license to be able to consume the ENG_CF, ENG_ING_4KVIDEO and ENG_OUT_MEZZIP_MAX.

ENG_UE4_RENDER_BLADE_CORE
UE4 Render Blade Core

Shared

Basic core license to be able to use the UE4 Render Blade (Unreal integration with the Vizrt Media for Unreal Engine plugin).

Core Addons

ENG_CF_DVI
ENG_CF_NDI
ENG_CF_MEZZIP
ENG_CF_FS
Combination Feature

Exclusive

Shipped with and requires ENG_ENG_CORE.

Requires ENG_ENG_CORE or ENG_SVCHOST_COR.

Allows you to mutually exclusive pick (configure) one of the following:

  • APP_DVI: 1x DVI Out (2K) - meant to operate Artist, or feed an HD Monitor.

  • APP_MEZZ_IP: 1x MezzIP IN (2K), 1x MezzIP OUT (2K)

    • 1x WebRTC OUT(2K) - allows to stream Viz Engine output to a browser.

      Note: Consumed by ServiceHost.

    • 1x RTP/UDP IN (2K), 1x RTP/UDP OUT (2K)

  • APP_NDI: 1x NDI IN (2K), 1x NDI OUT (2K)

  • APP_MUX_PORTS: 1x Frameserver OUT (2K)

    • Enable/Disable Vizrt Frame Server and NLE plug-ins with this license. No NLE plug-in should work anymore.

Note: The ENG_CF is not mandatory to be consumed if the additionally consumed license (example: DVI Max. Resolution == video wall setup) is sufficient for the customer to make the node operational.

ENG_ARTIST
Artist

No User Limit

Shipped with and requires ENG_ENG_CORE.

Basic license to be able to start the Viz Artist.

ENG_PRV_ARTIST
Artist Preview

User Limit

Shipped with and requires ENG_PRV_CORE.

Basic license to be able to start the Viz Artist with Preview Core.

Input licenses

ENG_ING_SDIIP_MAX
SDI/IP Video Input Enablement (max)

Shared

Requires ENG_ENG_CORE or ING_ING_CORE.

SDI/IP Video Input (unlimited channels)

ENG_IN_NDI_MAX
NDI IN Upgrade (max)

Shared

Requires ENG_ENG_CORE.

Additional NDI streams require unlimited version of respective stream type

ENG_IN_MEZZIP_MAX
MezzIP IN Upgrade (max)

Shared

Requires ENG_ENG_CORE.

Additional RTP/UDP streams require unlimited version of respective stream type

Output licenses

ENG_OUT_SDIIP
SDI/IP OUT Channel

User Limit

Requires ENG_ENG_CORE.

Referring to: SMPTE ST2022-06, ST2022-07, ST2110; ASPENFill+Key is considered to be one channel only (even though requiring two physical outs).Preview channels (preview/clean feed OUT) are co-enabled with every SDI/IP OUT channel license item being purchased.

ENG_OUT_NDI
NDI OUT Channel

User Limit

Requires ENG_ENG_CORE.

Additional NDI streams.

ENG_OUT_MEZZIP_MAX
MezzIP OUT Upgrade (max)

Shared

Requires ENG_ENG_CORE or ENG_SVCHOST_COR.

Additional RTP/UDP streams.

Other Licenses

ENG_ING_4KVIDEO
4K Video Enablement

Shared

Requires ENG_ENG_CORE or ENG_SVCHOST_COR.

4K OUT: SDI/IP, NDI, MezzIP (RTP/UDP, WebRTC), postrender.

Does not apply to DVI OUT (requires ENG_OUT_DVI_MAX).

Note: Allows OUT of <=4K in both dimensions.

ENG_OUT_DVI_MAX
DVI OUT Max Resolution

Shared

Requires ENG_ENG_CORE.

Required to unlock 2K DVI OUT limit (e.g. for Video walls) and postrender resolution.

Note: No DVI OUT size restriction anymore.

ENG_OUT_FS_MAX
Multiple Frameservers (max)

Shared

Requires ENG_ENG_CORE.

Multiple Frame Server instances per Node.

Plug-in Licenses

ENG_PLUG_CHROMAFX
Chroma FX

Shared

Requires ENG_ENG_CORE.

ENG_PLUG_GI
Global Illumination FX

Shared

Requires ENG_ENG_CORE.

ENG_PLUG_MULTITOUCH
Vizrt Multi-touch Plug-in Package

Shared

Requires ENG_ENG_CORE.

ENG_PLUG_MOCAPREAD
Bone&Skin Live Motion Capture

User Limit

Requires ENG_ENG_CORE.

3rd Party Plug-in Licenses

ENG_PLROY_CINEMA4D
Cinema 4D Import

Shared

Requires ENG_ENG_CORE or ENG_PRV_CORE.

ENG_PLROY_DOLBYDEC
Dolby E Decoder License

Shared

Requires ENG_ENG_CORE or ENG_PRV_CORE.

ENG_PLROY_DOLBYENC
Dolby E Encoder License

Shared

Requires ENG_ENG_CORE or ENG_PRV_CORE.

ENG_PLROY_DNXHD
Viz Engine DNxHD Codec Support

Shared

Requires ENG_ENG_CORE or ENG_PRV_CORE.

ENG_PLROY_RTTFX
RTT Shaders FX

Shared

Requires ENG_ENG_CORE or ENG_PRV_CORE.

ENG_PLROY_SUBSAUTH
Substance FX Authoring

Shared

Requires ENG_ENG_CORE or ENG_PRV_CORE.

ENG_PLROY_EZGALLERY
ezGallery

Shared

Requires ENG_ENG_CORE or ENG_PRV_CORE.

Erizos licenses.

ENG_PLROY_EZPOSTFX
ezPostFx

Shared

ENG_PLROY_EZSHADERS
ezShaders

Shared

ENG_PLROY_EZMESH
ezMesh

Shared

ENG_PLROY_EZDEFORM
ezDeform

Shared

ENG_PLROY_EZCOMPOSER
ezComposer

Shared

ENG_PLROY_EZLOGIC
ezLogic

Shared

ENG_PLROY_EZLINK
ezLink

Shared

ENG_PLROY_EZTUBULA
ezTubular

Shared

ENG_PLROY_EZJSPRO
ezJavascript (Pro)

Shared

ENG_PLROY_DORNA_MTAP
DornaMT APP

Exclusive

Requires ENG_ENG_CORE or ENG_PRV_CORE.

Dorna licenses.

ENG_PLROY_DORNA_MTPL
DornaMT Plug-in

Exclusive

Notes

Starting Viz Engine with WIBU License System

  • User configured in Viz Engine configuration which license(s) should be used/consumed.

  • A core license is required to start Viz Engine.

  • To enable higher resolutions postrendering (>2K) then use:

    • ENG_ING_4KVIDEO for up to <=4K width/height.

    • ENG_OUT_DVI_MAX for unlimited resolution.

Starting Viz Engine with DVI OUT

  • User configured DVI OUT in Engine configuration file: No Videoout, onair_vga_preview=1 or VGA version, startup in Engine or Artist mode.

  • The following licenses need to be available in WIBU license system:

    • ENG_CF_DVI (resolution limited to <=2K width/height).

    • OR ENG_OUT_DVI_MAX (no resolution restriction).

  • When configuration is changed at runtime and violates the license restriction, the resolution is limited to the allowed resolution (e.g. 2K width/height).

  • DVI OUT is required for local preview in external applications (e.g. TRIO, Pilot Template Wizard, Pilot Director).

  • When resolution is higher than 2K the startup fails for ENG_ENG_CORE without a proper ENG_ING_4KVIDEO or ENG_OUT_DVI_MAX license.

Starting Viz Engine with MezzIP OUT and/or 1xMezzIP IN

  • Without the ENG_ING_4KVIDEO license the output is limited to <=2K width/height.

  • When running Engine with RTP/UDP IN/OUT or ServiceHost with WebRTC OUT the following licenses need to be available in the WIBU license system:

    • OUT: ENG_CF_MEZZIP OR ENG_OUT_MEZZIP_MAX

    • IN: ENG_IN_MEZZIP_MAX

  • To enable resolutions >2K and <= 4K then ENG_ING_4KVIDEO is required.

  • ENG_CF is limited when ServiceHost WebRTC is used. This happens because the license is consumed by the ServiceHost and cannot be consumed anymore by the Viz Engine, because of the exclusive license share status. The ENG_CF is consumed together with ENG_SVCHOST_COR .

  • In short:

    • When RTP/UDP IN/OUT (2K) is used then the ENG_CF on the Engine is sufficient.

    • When WebRTC OUT (2K) is enabled through the ENG_CF on the ServiceHost then ENG_IN_MEZZIP_MAX is required on the Engine for MezzIP IN (2K).

    • When MezzIP IN (2K) is enabled through the ENG_CF on the Engine then ENG_OUT_MEZZIP_MAX is required on the ServiceHost for MezzIP OUT (2K) with WebRTC.

MezzIP Possible OUTs

Engine effect

Engine licenses consumed

ServiceHost effect

ServiceHost licenses consumed

1 RTP/UDP IN (2K),
1 RTP/UDP OUT (2K)

Instance 1:
1x RTP/UDP IN (2K),
1x RTP/UDP OUT (2K)

1 ENG_ENG_CORE,
ENG_CF

-

-

1 WebRTC OUT (2K)
MezzIP IN not possible
with ENG_CFonly

not possible since ENG_CF
is consumed by ServiceHost

1 ENG_ENG_CORE

1x WebRTC OUT (2K)

ENG_SVCHOST_COR,
ENG_CF

1+ RTP/UDP IN (2K),
1 WebRTC OUT (2K)

1+ RTP/UDP IN (2K)
(one or multiple instances)

1(+) ENG_ENG_CORE,
ENG_IN_MEZZIP_MAX

1x WebRTC OUT (2K)

ENG_SVCHOST_COR,
ENG_CF

1 RTP/UDP IN (2K),
1+ WebRTC OUT (2K),
1+ RTP/UDP OUT (2K)

1 RTP/UDP IN (2K)

ENG_ENG_CORE,
ENG_CF,
ENG_OUT_MEZZIP_MAX

1+ WebRTC OUT (2K)

ENG_SVCHOST_COR,
ENG_OUT_MEZZIP_MAX

1+ RTP/UDP IN (2K),
1+ WebRTC OUT (2K),
1+ RTP/UDP OUT (2K)

1+ RTP/UDP IN (2K)
1+ RTP/UDP OUT (2K)

ENG_ENG_CORE,
ENG_IN_MEZZIP_MAX,
ENG_OUT_MEZZIP_MAX

1+ WebRTC OUT (2K)

ENG_SVCHOST_COR,
ENG_OUT_MEZZIP_MAX

4K OUT

4K resolution on any OUT

ENG_ING_4KVIDEO

4K resolution on WebRTC OUT

ENG_ING_4KVIDEO

Starting Viz Engine with NDI OUT and/or NDI IN

  • When running Engine with NDI IN and/or NDI OUT the following licenses need to be available in the WIBU license system:

    • OUT: ENG_CF_NDI OR ENG_OUT_NDI

    • IN: ENG_IN_NDI_MAX

  • To enable resolutions >2K and <= 4K then ENG_ING_4KVIDEO is required.

Starting Viz Engine with Frameserver Functionality (MUX Ports)

  • When running Engine as a frameserver (e.g. for NLE clients or Viz Story) the following licenses need to be available in the WIBU license system:

    • ENG_CF_FS to start one frameserver instance per node

    • OR ENG_OUT_FS_MAX to start multiple frameserver instances per node

  • To enable higher resolutions frameserver snapshots (>2K) then use:

    • ENG_ING_4KVIDEO for framesever snapshots of up to <=4K width/height.

    • ENG_OUT_DVI_MAX for unlimited resolution frameserver snapshots.

      Note: The preview port (typically 50010) is not part of the Multiplexer ports. It is not restricted by any license.

Starting Viz Engine with SDI/IP OUT or SDI/IP IN

  • When running Engine with SDI/IP IN and/or SDI/IP OUT the following licenses need to be available in the WIBU license system:

    • OUT: ENG_OUT_SDIIP per output one license is consumed

    • IN: ENG_ING_SDIIP_MAX

  • To enable higher resolutions SDI/IP OUT/IN (>2K) use:

    • ENG_ING_4KVIDEO for up to <=4K width/height.

Starting Viz Engine with Artist

  • When running Engine with Artist the following licenses need to be available in the WIBU license system:

    • ENG_ENG_CORE and ENG_ARTIST

    • OR ENG_PRV_CORE and ENG_PRV_ARTIST

    • OR ART_ARTIST_FREE

Starting Viz Engine with Unreal Integration (Vizrt Media for Unreal Engine)

  • When running Engine with Unreal Integration (Vizrt Media for Unreal Engine) the following licenses need to be available in the WIBU license system:

    • ENG_ENG_CORE, ENG_ING_SDIIP_MAX, ENG_OUT_SDIIP, ENG_PLUG_CHROMAFX and ENG_UE4_RENDER_BLADE_CORE

    • OR ENG_PRV_CORE and ENG_UE4_RENDER_BLADE_CORE

  • Configuration details can be found in Integration with Unreal Engine under Third Party Applications and Files in the Viz Artist User Guide.

Starting Viz Engine with Transition License - WIBU license bound to VALID/Sentinel dongle ID

  • Transition license has a special flag in the core license and is bound to the old VALID/Sentinel dongle ID.

  • This license is node bound. It should not be added to an license server, else it cannot be distinguished from other licenses and may be allocated at the wrong node or instance.

  • The dongle ID in the WIBU license must match to the dongle ID of the VALID/Sentinel dongle to enable the WIBU license and to start Viz Engine.

  • Only WIBU licenses are used. Features on the old VALID/Sentinel dongle are completely ignored.

  • When VALID/Sentinel dongle is unplugged or expires then WIBU license expires too.

  • Plug-ins that query the VALID/Sentinel ID get a Zero-ID, since WIBU is used.

Setup Graphic Hub Journal-based E-Mail Notifications

  • Configure e-mail sending in Graphic Hub Terminal Options E-Mail settings.

  • Configure e-mail addresses and notification options for specific alerts in Graphic Hub Manager Alert settings.

  • Viz Engine directly logs to the Journal of the connected Graphic Hub and triggers e-mail messages for the following alert levels:

    • Level 820: Viz Engine WARNING: License, Warnings reported by Viz Engine related to licensing.

    • Level 920: Viz Engine ERROR: License, Errors reported by Viz Engine related to licensing.

Setup Redundancy for a WIBU License Server

Setting up WIBU license server redundancy is described below. See License Server Redundancy in the Vizrt Licensing Administrator Guide for additional details.

Note: The grace period for acquired licenses is 72 hours if the license is lost to recover possible network issues or the license server.

Set Up Redundancy for a WIBU License Server

  1. Make sure two hosts (A & B) have VizrtLicensingInstaller.exe installed and select use as network license server during installation. See License Server Activation in the Vizrt Licensing Administrator Guide.

  2. Connect one WIBU dongle to 'A' and import a key with licenses.

  3. From WIBU web admin UI of 'A', make sure the container exist and all the added features are listed.

  4. On the client configure 'A' as first license server, and 'B' as second one (in the search list of the local CodeMeter web admin).

Test License Server Failover

  1. Set the license configuration in the Engine.

  2. Start the engine.

  3. From CodeMeter web admin UI of 'A', verify that the licenses are allocated and used by the client.

  4. Disconnect the network cable of 'A' or shut down the machine.

  5. Wait until the Engines starts writing 'License Server not found..' and the grace status for the configured features is 'grace_state=2/VL_GRACE_GRACE, '.

  6. Move the WIBU dongle from 'A' to 'B'.

  7. Engine recovers and re-obtains the license from 'B'.

Recover First License Server

  1. Recover license server ‘A’.

  2. Disconnected the failover license server from network or shut it down.

  3. Waited until Engines enter grace period.

  4. Moved WIBU dongle back to the original license server ‘A’.

  5. Engine recovers and re-obtains the license from 'A'.

Notes

  • The license must be in the same container to recover. A second license server with a different container does not work.

  • Not started Engines which are configured the same, can start and obtain the license from 'B'.

  • An arbitrary number of servers can be added to the server search list of CodeMeter, even when the Engine is running. It is possible to add a failover server after the original license server failed.

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