Kyno 1.7 – What’s new for video professionals’ favourite media manager

Kyno 1.7 – What’s new for video professionals’ favourite media manager


Hello everybody. Kyno 1.7 .
It’s finally here. It took a lot longer than expected and we
apologize for that but we think it was totally worth the wait.
Highlights in this release are ProRes export on Windows,
new integrations with Frame.io and Archiware P5, lots more
metadata workflow options for Final Cut Pro and Premiere Pro,
better HEVC support and lots of other things that we’re going
to get to in the course of this video. For those of you who don’t know
what Kyno is, it is a media management tool for video
professionals for anything between camera and edit.
Essentially it’s a Swiss Army K nife for dealing with media
files in your workflows. Its main purpose is to
eliminate repetitive boring and time consuming tasks or get
obstacles out of the way and thus save you a lot of time and
thus money. It’s simple enough to use for directors or
production assistants but at the same time it’s powerful
enough for workflow-tweaking tech-savvy power users. It’s used all around the world
by video professionals like filmmakers editors,
corporate and public video departments or in TV or
cinema productions. What we want to do in this video is not
just go through the technical aspects of the new features but
rather show them in the context of real life requirements,
problems and workflows to show how they actually make your
lives easier. Let’s dive right in and go through the most
important new features and improvements one by one.
ProRes export on Windows. This has been requested by many
of you and we’re very proud to announce that starting with
Kyno 1.7 you can now export all ProRes flavors
with an apple certified ProRes integration. Our friends
at Frame.io have created the gold standard for
video collaboration. Kyno 1.7 offers you a fool-proof super
simple uploading workflow with logging metadata into Frame.io
directly from Kyno, that includes on the
fly trans coding or subclipping if wanted. Applications for this are
sharing dailies or VJs or field teams contributing
footage to fast turn- around productions. For more
information on this we have a dedicated landing page for the
Frame.io integration that will be linked underneath this
video. For Final Cut Pro users Kyno 1.7
features a legacy media filter that lets you quickly find all
the material on your drive that will no longer be compatible
with Final Cut Pro for Catalina and beyond. This even works on
Catalina so whether you want to make an old project run on
Catalina again or don’t want to run into compatibility problems
with Catalina and beyond, you can quickly find all the
legacy files and transcode them to ProRes in just a
few clicks. Also new is the possibility to drag and drop
events from Final Cut Pro into Kyno to salvage the metadata
that your editors entered and that means you can use that
metadata in your stock library or you can use it in
other projects. Or you can even use it in Premiere
Pro or Resolve projects. Premiere users will be happy to
hear that with Kyno 1.7 XMP is now fully supported and the
already super-smooth workflow from Kyno to Premiere is
now fully complete, Taking into account all your
ratings and tags and all the other metadata that’s modeled
in XMP and what’s more for Premiere editors is that you
can also salvage Premiere metadata that was entered by
your editors by exporting a Final Cut 7 XML from Premiere
and reimport it into Kyno merging with Kyno’s existing
metadata so you can also use that metadata in stock
libraries or in other projects or use them in Final Cut Pro or
Resolve projects. Kyno 1.7 also has excellent news for
people with proxy or dailies workflows. You can now
transcode and recreate entire directory structures.
We’ve added an inconspicuous checkbox that makes a world
of difference. Selecting this option lets you recreate an
identical folder structure in a different place containing the
transcoded material. So imagine you wanted to hand your
production assistant a drive containing proxies for
all the rushes, potentially with LUTs
burned in, for doing some logging. This can all be
done with just a few clicks. I mean this is already very
handy but if you combine this with the new and improved file
matching algorithm and our metadata import you can have
your production assistant send back that logging data and then
reimport this in Kyno and merge the metadata with the
original master files, even if the file extensions don’t match.
So let me repeat. You create a folder structure
with the proxies with one batch operation using that new
checkbox. You then hand your P.A. that material in
an identical folder structure just with much smaller
proxies. The P.A. then does the logging. The P.A.
then sends you back that logging metadata and then you
apply that metadata to your masters on your original drive
with a simple process that is very similar to re-linking
files in Final Cut or Premiere Pro and if you
have the problem on a smaller scale, say, you have
created a transcoded version of a file that you’ve already done
some logging on and then you want to have
that logging data, your markers, s upclips,
ratings and everything on this new version of the file. W ithin
the new copy and paste function in Kyno this is as
easy as copying effects from one clip to another with Final
Cut or Premiere Pro and that’s really one of my
personal favorites. Archiware P5 probably is the most popular
backup solution for backing up your media to LTO, cloud or
a different drive. With Kyno’s new Archiware P5 integration
you can seamlessly send all your media, that could be
individual clips or could be entire folder structures,
to Archiware P5 selecting an archive plan that you’ve
defined within Archiware P5. So that now gives you a full
end-to-end workflow from camera card to edit to LTO archiving.
HEVC has become more and more relevant for filmmakers not
only as a delivery format but more and more cameras
nowadays produce it. Kyno 1.7 introduces HEVC hardware-
accelerated decoding both in player and transcoder
and on the Mac platform also HEVC export in
the transcoder. Whether you’re directly working with Avid
Media Composer or you work somewhere in the vicinity of an
Avid workflow MXF OP-Atom files can give you a headache
because they are notorious for storing audio and video in
different files making them hard to handle
in your workflows. Kyno 1.7 introduces full playback
support and transcoding support for OP-Atom. That means that
the player can just play back OP-Atom files natively and you
can transcode them to any other format using Kyno’s
built-in transcoder. We saved one of the coolest new
features for last. The new boolean expression support in
Kyno’s text filtering. Combining Kyno’s drill down
function with text-based metadata search that applies
to file names, tags, markers, subclips,
descriptions is already one of the most convenient ways to
find your material on your drives. Combining this
with simple boolean expressions like AND, OR, NOT
makes this the most powerful way to find your
material without necessarily having to have a
database mindset. Go check it out. Our beta users
have said it’s mind-blowing. It’s one of my personal
favorites of this release, too. OK. These were the highlights
for Kyno 1.7. We surely hope there was something in there for
you. For the full list of new features,
improvements and bug fixes, check out the release notes
that are linked in the article that is linked below. Tell us what you liked about
the video. What kind of videos you would like to see in the
future or what kind of features you would like to see
in Kyno in coming versions.

Daniel Ostrander

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3 thoughts on “Kyno 1.7 – What’s new for video professionals’ favourite media manager

  1. POST-PROfessionals - Robin S. Kurz says:

    Top! 👍🏼
    Jetzt nur noch eine deutsche Version. 😜

  2. Cut To The Point says:

    Awesome! Great to see a new video on the channel 🙂

  3. Yvonne Schulze says:

    I use KYNO almost every day for years now and couln´t imagine my workflow without it.

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