The Smart All-In-One – Media Management App. Ingest-free media management, screening and transcoding that adjusts to your workflow. Preview, check and organize your shots from all your cameras quickly on set or in post even in a team. Quickly find and organize media files on your offloading or archive drives. Use instantly without training or studying documentation.
Save Time in Production
– Preview, check and organize your shots from all your cameras quickly on set or in post even in a team.
– Convert videos to editing or playout formats.
Get Control Over Your Media
– Quickly find and organize media files on your offloading or archive drives.
– Select and export only the usable parts from long shots made with drones or action cameras.
Quick to Learn, Simple to Use
– Use instantly without training or studying documentation.
– Discover the powerful tools as you use Kyno’s intuitive file browser & player interface.
Kyno is used by professionals in the media, entertainment & non-media industry as:
– Media storage browser
– Universal player
– Logging/Metadata editing tool
– Multi-purpose production assistant
– File organizer
– Converter (transcoding & rewrapping)
Efficient Media Browser
Browse your videos directly from your hard drive or SD card, no ingest required. Use Kyno’s powerful drilldown function to flatten and filter the content of a whole hard drive and define media aware filters such as framerate, resolution to find the files you’re looking for.
Pro-Grade Universal Video Player
Play virtually any format (RAW support coming soon) with an accurate state-of-the art video player. If there’s anything that doesn’t play, contact us and we’ll likely have it in the next release. Preview your Log footage with LUTs applied. Because nobody works with video alone, we also support images (including many RAW formats) & audio files.
Media Management & Metadata Editing
Tag, rate, describe your media and use that information to find your content. Use Kyno’s powerful media aware renaming engine to organize your files. Send clips including metadata to Final Cut Pro and Premiere Pro.
Verified Camera Media Backup
Offload camera media to secondary storage securely using a simple process and industry-standard cryptographic checksum verification with Media Hash List support for later verification. Incremental backup copies only what’s changed since the last backup. Kyno Premium supports up to 4 backup destinations at the same time.
Workflow & Production Assistant
Kyno’s lightweight subclip feature lets you define the interesting parts of long takes and export them to drastically reduce the file size of your project. Create Excel shotlists for team communication. The delivery feature in Kyno Premium allows you to transfer concise media packages including metadata for ingest into MAMs or direct import into Final Cut Pro and Premiere Pro.
Powerful Transcoding Engine
Kyno sports a powerful and easy to use transcoding engine to convert your footage for editing or delivery. Target formats include h.264, ProRes, Cineform and many more. It also allows lossless rewrapping for some formats. You can even apply filters, burn-in timecode and LUTs during conversion.
All Features at a Glance:
Browse drives or camera media with a media-aware file browser.
Search files as if they were in a media-aware database without having to ingest first.
Play & quality-check footage in a player designed for video professionals.
Offload your camera media or any folder to multiple destinations.
Easily batch-transcode or rewrap from and to many formats.
Combine multiple clips into one without NLE (aka assembly cut).
Apply LUTs in player or during conversion.
Wide Format Support
Play and convert from an unparalleled range of formats
Use markers to log, describe or batch-export stills.
Export subclips to quickly process or distribute only the content that really matters.
Audio & Image Support
Easy access to the audio & image files you use in your video projects.
Use markers to annotate and export to Excel®³⁾ for collaboration.
Files remain where they are – you decide how you organize your drives.
Send files with metadata to Final Cut Pro®¹⁾ X, Final Cut Pro®¹⁾ 7 or Premiere Pro®.
Tags & Ratings
Use tags & ratings to organize your material.
Batch-rename your media files quickly and flexibly.
DaVinci Resolve and Avid Media Composer Integration, Blackmagic RAW Support, Performance and Workflow Improvements
This release brings us a lot closer to fulfilling our original vision of being the central hub in production workflows across all major NLEs and production formats. Kyno 1.8 is packed with new features you have pushed us hard for as well as some surprises you will love. All this in the name of saving time and headaches during production and post, so you can concentrate on making great content.
DaVinci Resolve Integration – the Best Media Manager Meets the Rising Star Among NLEs
The new “send to” integration brings the power and ease of integrating field-logging and pre-selection workflows with your NLE of choice to the growing DaVinci Resolve editing community. Final Cut Pro and Premiere Pro users have learned to appreciate this way of working for several years and with Kyno 1.8 Resolve users no longer have to miss out. 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 in no time.
Blackmagic RAW – Cinema Camera Users Here It Is!
With the enormous success the excellent Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera has had in the filmmaking community we got a lot of requests to build support for BRAW into Kyno. You can now play back BRAW footage natively in Kyno, either in full or reduced resolution, if your computer isn’t fast enough, transcode or subclip footage to ProRes and other formats and use all logging and NLE integration tools with BRAW in Kyno’s Standard Edition. You’ll be able to offload, manage, preview and transcode your BRAW footage with unparalleled convenience.
Avid Media Composer Integration – Delivering for Our Broadcast and Feature Film Users
Avid Media Composer is the industry’s battle horse and we’ve received so much demand for finally closing this gap that we’re proud to announce that with Kyno 1.8 Premium Edition, Avid Media Composer workflows are supported though 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 what you already transcoded last time, great for proxy or dailies workflows. The new automatic audio mapping in our 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 thus giving you an even more robust, worry-free transcoding experience.
Metadata of entire folder structures can be transferred between copies of the same footage in a simple copy & paste operation as demonstrated in our recent remote collaboration tutorial. This is great for editorial workflows or generally transferring logging metadata between dailies/proxies and master files.
Major Performance Improvements for Thumbnails and 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 preanalyze function, Kyno 1.8 is a game-changer. Preanalyze is now a background task and uses all the cores you have for a huge speed-up when doing this.
And Then Some…
Countless little improvements like more metadata columns, some new formats, automatic application of sidecar-LUTs, improved drag & drop, 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, improvements and bug fixes.
Requirements: Windows 7 Service Pack 1 64-bit or later.