If you want to find out more about this wonderful software for Media Management, you should check out this article and the following playlist where I walk you through all significant features.
Improved pre-analyze feature and thumbnail extraction
If we have a lot of clips in a location we can tell Kyno to pre-analyze them for a smoother work later down the road.
We just hit Ctrl + A to select all files and we choose Pre-analyze from the context menu. A job has been created and all clips are being analyzed.
Thumbnail extraction now uses multiple CPU cores so it is significantly faster.
Improved Automatic Audio Mapping
The new automatic audio mapping in Kyno’s transcoder will take care of almost all combinations of input and output format. For example, it will automatically split discrete multichannel audio to mono tracks or create broadcast wave multichannel output.
Integration with Avid Media Composer (Premium Edition only)
You can send clip metadata to Media Composer using ALE and copy & paste markers from Kyno like you would for other NLEs. Check out how it works in the following walkthrough tutorial.
Recover Lost Metadata
You can reconnect metadata that has been lost (for example due to accidental file name changes). Just go to File > Recover Lost Metadata.
Detecting sidecar LUTs
Kyno now detects sidecar LUT files. If you place a 3D LUT next to a clip with the same name (like "example.cube" next to "example.mov") then Kyno will automatically apply that LUT during playback.
New Context Menu
Most popular in the context menu has been brought to the foreground. Also, the "Export" menu was split up into the new top-level items, namely "Export Subclips", "Export Markers as Stills" and "Export Metadata".
Copy and Paste Metadata
You can use "Copy" and "Paste metadata" commands to transfer metadata between copies of clips for entire folder structures.
New Browser Columns
There’s a new browser column for “File Path” and for "Date Recorded". The date is extracted from the clip’s metadata instead of file creation or modification. They also added corresponding renaming variables.
Updated Excel Export
The Excel export was updated and now it includes: Date Created, Date Modified, Date Recorded, File Path, File Size, Reel, Scene, Shot, Take, Total Number of Clips, and Total Duration.
Support for Grass Valley HQ and HQX
Playback and decoding support for Grass Valley HQ and HQX (formerly Canopus HQ) is now available.
Drop files to a Selected Folder
Now we can drop files on the Browser area in Kyno to copy them into the currently selected folder
FCP Metadata Improvements
Dragging and dropping a single clip from Final Cut Pro to Kyno triggers the import of metadata for that clip.
XML support has been improved and now you can import and export the camera name metadata from and to Final Cut Pro.
Kyno allows importing legacy Final Cut Pro XML files (version 1.3) that are generated by 3rd party on-set systems such as LockitNetwork.
You can disable file system event monitoring for network, local or removable drives.
Other Small Improvements
Metadata is now automatically updated while in list or thumbnail view, improving collaborative workflows on shared storage or remote collaboration using Dropbox or Google Drive
Kyno now carries over the content creation date metadata (aka date recorded) to MOV containers during conversion
Files are automatically indexed after verified copying, improving browsing speed after offloading
Improved performance of thumbnail extraction when low-res decoding is supported (RED RAW R3D, Blackmagic RAW)
Improved general indexing performance under certain circumstances
No longer display a warning in the transcoding dialog that a new folder will be created - we admit this was confusing 🙂
Offloaded media files are automatically indexed and cached thumbnails and metadata are copied automatically
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Will you use .BRAW support and integration with DaVinci Resolve? What other features do you think would make this software even better?