Kyno 1.8 has been released. This latest update is a big one and it brings a host of new features and improvements.
Kyno 1.8 adds DaVinci Resolve and Avid Media Composer Integration, Blackmagic RAW Support, as well as performance and workflow improvements.
According to the team behind Kyno, this release brings them a step closer to fulfilling their original vision of having software that acts as a central hub in production workflows across all major NLEs and production formats.
DaVinci Resolve integration
The new “send to” integration brings field-logging and pre-selection workflows with your NLE of choice to DaVinci Resolve. FCPX and Premiere Pro users have been able to benefit from Kyno, and now all of that same functionality and integration comes to Resolve users.
You can send your prepared clips with metadata (tags, ratings, descriptions, markers, subclips) to Resolve in a two-click operation. Kyno’s subclip metadata allows you to assemble rough cuts from your footage.
Blackmagic RAW Support
The team has been getting a lot of requests from Blackmagic camera users to incorporate BRAW support into Kyno. Well, they listened and now you can playback BRAW footage natively in Kyno, either in full or reduced resolution.
If your computer isn’t fast enough, you can transcode or subclip footage to ProRes and other formats and use all logging and NLE integration tools with BRAW in Kyno’s Standard Edition.
Hopefully we might see ProRes RAW support in a future update.
Avid Media Composer integration
Avid Media Composer is widely used in the film and TV industry and now with Kyno 1.8 Premium Edition, Avid Media Composer workflows are supported through ALE export as well as copy & paste for markers between Kyno and Media Composer.
Workflow improvements for transcoding and metadata transfer
The new incremental transcoding workflow lets you transcode entire directory structures without worrying about what you already transcoded last time. This is great for proxy or dailies workflows.
The new automatic audio mapping in the transcoder will take care of almost all combinations of input and output format, e.g. automatically split discrete multichannel audio to mono tracks if required or create broadcast wave multichannel output, or create stereo output for mp3 audio export.
The metadata of entire folder structures can be transferred between copies of the same footage in a simple copy & paste operation. This is great for editorial workflows or generally transferring logging metadata between dailies/proxies and master files.
Major performance improvements for thumbnails & batch analysis
Users of multi-core machines will see an enormous improvement in thumbnail generation performance with this release. The aggressiveness of this can now be configured in the preferences.
For people doing batch analysis on large data-sets using Kyno’s pre-analyze function, Kyno 1.8 is a big deal. Preanalyze is now a background task and uses all the cores you have for a huge speed-up when doing this.
This release also brings countless little improvements like more metadata columns, some new formats, automatic application of sidecar-LUTs, and improved drag & drop.
There is also a new MD5 verification option, FCP XML workflow, and Excel export improvements as well as fixes and performance improvements make this the best Kyno ever. For a full list of all new features.