Dialog with our community is what shapes Kyno and version 1.6 is no different as it delivers on some of the most important feature requests we received from content producers all over the world.
Checksum-verified backup of camera media (aka offloading) has been one of the most-requested features of our community and here it is. People who have come to appreciate Kyno as their central hub in workflows from camera to NLE or delivery can now use the same application they use for on-set preview and organization also to make sure all their precious media has been secured bit-by-bit from their camera cards using industry-grade checksum verification employing the media hash list (MHL) standard. This function comes with the ease of use professional users in 55 countries have gotten used to in the past 2 1/2 years and will receive more upgrades in flexibility and efficiency in the coming updates.
Premium users will finally enjoy the power and flexibility of Kyno workflows with material from RED cinema cameras and be able to preview, organise log, transcode and transfer their RED footage within Kyno. Yes, we admit that took a lot longer than we thought but we’re psyched it has finally arrived and already see the overwhelmingly positive feedback by the RED users in our closed beta group.
The reality on the ground is that it is very common for teams to work on several copies of the same high-resolution material, sometimes in different geographic locations working on removable drives instead of a central storage. The new metadata export/import functionality allows those teams to collaboratively edit metadata like markers, tags, descriptions etc. and export the metadata for other team members to import and merge with their local metadata in a workflow that resembles a reconnect/relink step known from popular NLEs. Feedback from our beta testers and direct network have been, that this can be a game-changer in any dynamic production environment.
Kyno 1.6 introduces integration with Frame.io, the market leader for professional video review and collaboration. Our integration gives teams an incredibly efficient workflow from on-location into the cloud for dailies review or any other time-critical contribution workflow: Screen, annotate, reduce material in Kyno and upload to Frame.io with a few clicks, then review and communicate with your team using Frame.io’s award-winning user interface. This feature is currently in beta and only available on request for team sizes > 10, please get in touch if you’d like to try it out.
Kyno’s custom package deployment mechanism that allows organizations to provision Kyno installations preconfigured for each target group (e.g. with selected custom or standard transcoding and naming presets, storage locations, metadata settings etc.) can now be configured to pull that configuration from a central file or HTTP url and allows transfer endpoints and tags to be preconfigured as well.
For the full list of what has been changed, check out the release notes.
A big thank you to our active user community ranging from big international tv networks to the run-and-gun shooter next door. All your voices have been heard and your input and feedback is what has shaped this release!
Release 1.7 is already taking shape with lots of cool new things to look forward to.
“Kyno is the most full-featured media management system I’ve ever seen.”
Software product of the year 2016.
“An easy to use interface, that has a lot of power under the hood.”
“A really good piece of software that I recommend.”
“Kyno organizes all of your footage in an intuitive fashion.”
“A Swiss army knife of video handling.”