When you first launch the worker node software a message will be displayed because you don’t have a valid configuration. Press the Edit Config button to edit the settings. You will be taken through various screens and tabs for the different parts of the configuration:

General settings

Under the General tab you can choose your preferred format for displaying dates and times. You also specify how catalogs which are auto published to the server are named.

You need to enter a valid worker node license by entering the user name and activation code under the License tab. The easiest way to do this is select the email message you were sent (contact if you don’t have a copy), copy the entire text, then press the Paste License button.

Under the CatDV Server tab are settings that relate to the CatDV Workgroup or Enterprise Server. To automatically publish clips to the server you need to enter the server name (and optional port number) in the Server URL field.

If you are using the CatDV Enterprise Server enter the user name, password and group name (available from the CatDV Server Admin panel) that you want to own any catalogs that are automatically published by the worker node.

So that the correct names for user-defined fields are shown when defining server queries or settings clip fields, if you are using the Enterprise server you can enter the name of the field definition set you are using and press the Connect (or Re-Connect) button to load those field names from the server.

Publish Interval defines how long to wait before a clip is published to the server. Using this setting allows several files to be batched up and published in one go, which is more efficient but introduces some latency before other machines on the network will see the files.

To send email notifications whenever a file has been processed you need to have access to an SMTP server that will accept messages sent from the worker node. Under the Email Setup tab enter the server hostname, the From address that should appear in the message and a default subject (you can specify different subjects in different watch actions). You can also enter a user name and password if the server requires authentication.

In the same way as publishing clips to the server can be batched, email notifications are also batched so no more than one message is sent in a given period. You specify the recipients for normal notifications as part of each specific watch action definition, but if an error occurs (for example, an error connecting to the CatDV server) you can enter the email address of the administrator user(s) to be notifed.

The configuration needs at least one work set definition to be valid. You define work sets and watch actions under the Watch Actions tab.