Kyno Features and Workflows

Kyno is the centerpiece of professional video workflows for narrative, documentary, corporate and social media projects. Its easy to learn and simple to use interface works cross-platform on macOS & Windows and integrates with the tools you already use.

  • On-location: Backup, preview, annotate material, create shotlists and dailies
  • Post-Production: Play, organize and select material; transcode proxies and send to NLEs
  • Managing Shared Storage: Tag and find material in a team on NAS, SAN or external drives

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, including RED RAW R3D and Blackmagic RAW, 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.

Kyno also supports 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.

Kyno Premium adds MXF & DNxHD support.

All Features at a Glance

  • Browse

    Browse any storage or camera media with a media-aware file browser using Drilldown

  • Search

    Search files as if they were in a media-aware database without having to ingest first

  • Screen

    Play & quality-check footage in a player designed for video professionals

  • Verified Backups

    Offload your camera media or any folder to multiple destinations

  • Convert

    Easily batch-transcode or rewrap from and to many formats

  • Combine

    Combine multiple clips into one without NLE (aka assembly cut)

  • LUTs

    Apply LUTs in player or during conversion.

  • Wide Format Support

    Play and convert from an unparalleled range of formats (incl. BRAW and RED RAW)

  • Markers

    Use markers to log, describe or batch-export stills

  • Subclips

    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

  • Excel

    Use markers to annotate and export to Excel®³⁾ for collaboration

  • Non-intrusive

    Files remain where they are – you decide how you organize your drives

  • Integrations

    Send files with metadata to Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro, DaVinci Resolve and Avid Media Composer

  • Tags & Ratings

    Use tags & ratings to organize your footage

  • Rename

    Organize your media files with Kyno's powerful batch-rename function

Extra Features in Kyno Premium

  • RED RAW R3D Support

    Adds playback and transcoding support for material recorded with RED cameras

  • Avid Media Composer Integration

    Export clip metadata to ALE and copy/paste markers

  • P2 Format Support

    Adds playback and transcoding support for the P2 media format

  • Transcode to DNxHD

    Choose from a variety of DNxHD, DNxHR & DNxHQ target formats

  • Create MXF files

    Adds support for writing MXF container files for XDCAM & DNxHD

  • Integrated File Delivery

    Transfer clips or even subclips including metadata and ingest packages via FTP and SFTP

  • Metadata Delivery Packages

    Deliver metadata with your transferred files in the following formats: Kyno Metadata, Final Cut Pro X XML, Final Cut 7/Premiere XML, Excel

  • Predefine Metadata Sets

    Create predefined metadata sets and preassign them to recording devices or batch assign them at any time

  • Shared Cache

    Configure a shared network cache for thumbnails, technical metadata etc. to speed up browsing in teams

  • Configurable metadata location

    Configure the descriptive metadata storage location (if media storage isn't writable for example)

  • Advanced Audio Channel Mapping

    Allows precise mapping of input to output audio tracks and channels when converting or rewrapping single files or entire batches

  • Advanced Denoise Settings

    Adds fine control over Kyno's denoise filter when transcoding

Kyno for Enterprise

  • Telestream Vantage Integration

    Make Kyno your front-end to ingest into Telestream Vantage, send clips to workflows including metadata.

  • FileCatalyst Transfer Integration

    Support for the FileCatalyst®⁴⁾ file transfer protocol in Kyno's delivery feature

  • Aspera Transfer Integration

    Support for the Aspera®⁵⁾ file transfer protocol in Kyno's delivery feature

  • Bulk Licenses

    Use Kyno flexibly for a large number of users with a universal license key

  • Enterprise Configuration

    Preconfigure your Kyno installation with your company's naming & transcoding standards

  • Software product of the year 2019.
  • “Kyno is the most full-featured media management system I’ve ever seen.”
    Larry Jordan
  • “Kyno is one of the best media management tools available for individuals, small and large teams alike.”
  • “Kyno is quite possibly the single most useful piece of supplemental software for video post-production and media creation that I’ve ever used.”
    ProVideo Coalition
  • “A really good piece of software that I recommend.”
    Philip Bloom
  • “Kyno organizes all of your footage in an intuitive fashion.”
    No Film School
  • “A Swiss army knife of video handling.”
    RedShark News

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