Updating Cinedeck for Cinedeck 2.0 and API use

Accessing Cinedeck 2.0 and Cinedeck Ingest API requires a software update for Cinedeck hardware. In addition to the software update, a background service needs to run. This article will provide a step by step guideline on how to update your Cinedeck to use UI-2.0 and the Cinedeck API.


Server download/installation

  1. Download the server folder here. (There is currently no msi/exe installer)

  2. Open the zip file in the explorer and drag the “Cinedeck_x64_2021 - CDK2” folder to the Cinedeck’s C:\ root.

  3. Download the latest server executable from the link in the email.

  4. Open the zip file in the explorer and drag the files in the zip to the top level of the Cinedeck_x64_2021_CDK2 folder. Select “copy and replace” when prompted.

Client download/installation

  1. Download the client here: Mac / PC.

  2. Once downloaded, unzip and double-click to run the installer.

  3. Double-click the desktop shortcut to start the application.


Please note that the server must be running on the Cinedeck at all times. While the server portion of the application runs in the background, the “old” application must be open. Later this will be able to be minimized to the system tray.

Also, for scheduled records, the Cinedeck 2.0 client must be running.