Kyno 1.7

Kyno has been updated to version 1.7. This latest version adds a ton of functionality to an already feature-packed program.

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Key NEW features

  • ProRes on Windows
  • More Metadata workflows
  • Final Cut legacy media filter
  • Transcoding improvements
  • Playback improvements

ProRes export on Windows

Kyno 1.7 supports Apple ProRes export on the Windows platform. This functionality brings ProRes to workflows using Kyno as a logging, preselection and conversion tool on Windows.

Starting with version 1.7, Kyno will support exporting in all flavors of ProRes on macOS and Windows 7 or higher. This enables users of Kyno to best prepare, convert and sub-clip material to deliver it to later stages of ProRes-based workflows on all of these platforms.

Metadata

Metadata is the cornerstone of efficient video workflows and this release of Kyno puts greater focus on that area. Premiere Pro users now can send all metadata, including XMP-based fields, to their NLE of choice. Tags, ratings and other fields can now be automatically updated in XMP of the respective files when sending to Premiere.

If you have markers, tags, keywords, ratings, descriptions that your editor added in the NLE and you want to use that metadata in other projects you can import XML exported from Final Cut Pro or Premiere Pro into Kyno and choose what to merge into Kyno’s metadata set.

If you have an assistant editor logging important information in long proxy clips and you then need to transfer that metadata to the original master clip, you can. It’s as easy as copying effects in Final Cut or Premiere. Just use the new “Paste Metadata” function in the context menu. You can also transcode and maintain copies of folder structures for proxy or dailies workflows.

Bu using the new “keep folder structure” option in Kyno’s transcoder, you can export a proxy version of an entire folder structure for your client, director or assistant editor.

Final Cut legacy media filter

Quicktime 32 is going away with Catalina, and that’s not good news for Final Cut users. Luckily Kyno has a solution.

A new FCPX legacy media filter helps you find material on your drives that are no longer compatible with Final Cut or other Mac applications which used to rely on the 32bit Quicktime framework. This will even work on macOS Catalina, so you can always find and convert material in Kyno.

HEVC

HEVC as an acquisition codec is becoming more common. Kyno 1.7 introduces hardware-accelerated playback of HEVC for Mac and Windows and HEVC encoding for Mac.

Proxy workflows for logging

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You can export your proxies in the same folder structure using the “keep folder structure“. This allows someone logging the proxies to export that metadata and then import it back into your originals with Kyno’s improved reconnection mechanism. This works even when the file extensions have changed, e.g. when you use mov proxies for MXF originals.

Video collaboration with Frame.io

Available to Kyno Premium users is a brand-new Frame.io integration that lets users submit footage with metadata with automated client-side transcoding and subclipping in an easy to use workflow.

Integrated LTO and cloud backup with Archiware P5 Archive

The backup solution Archiware P5 can now be operated from within Kyno, allowing you to send selected folders or clips to archive plans defined in Archiware P5 archive, so you have full end-to-end workflow support in Kyno starting from camera media backup to archiving on a P5 server.

Avid Op-Atom support, ProRes and R3D improvements

Kyno 1.7 premium adds a number of improvements for users of high-end formats. Avid Op-Atom clips, storing video and audio in separate files, can now be played back and transcoded in Kyno. The new low-resolution playback option makes it possible to playback ProRes 4k and 8k files on slower machines. RED users will see higher playback performance as well as playback of spanned ProRes proxies, created by RED cameras, as one clip.

Browsing and filtering improvements

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Kyno’s drilldown is a popular tool within the program. It allows users to see all the footage they have with one click even if it is dispersed over dozens or even hundreds of folders. Combine that with the new folder name filter and you can, for example, find all files on your production drive that reside in a folder called “dailies” in just a few clicks.

Support for simple boolean expressions gives users a simple, powerful tool to query by text-based metadata. The date display in Kyno’s browse view has also been improved as requested by many users.

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