Kyno 1.7 is yet another big leap in workflow productivity adding more options to manage crucial metadata in NLE workflows and for teamwork in a project as well as a host of improvements in playback of the most important formats and yet more media management and transcoding functionality.
We are proud to announce that starting with this release of Kyno, we now support Apple ProRes export on the Windows platform. This functionality will bring the power of ProRes to workflows using Kyno as a logging, preselection and conversion tool on Windows.
Starting with version 1.7 Kyno has support for exporting all flavours of ProRes on macOS and Windows 7 or higher. This enables users of Kyno to best prepare, convert and sub-clip material to deliver it to later stages of ProRes-based workflows on all of these platforms.
Metadata is the cornerstone of efficient video workflows and this release of Kyno put its focus on that area. Premiere Pro users now can send all metadata, including XMP-based fields, to their NLE of choice. Tags, ratings and other fields can now be automatically updated in XMP of the respective files when sending to Premiere.
You have valuable markers, tags, keywords, ratings, descriptions your editor added in the NLE in the course of their project and you want to use that metadata in other projects or for making your stock archive more valuable when browsing it in Kyno? Import XML exported from Final Cut Pro or Premiere Pro into Kyno and choose what to merge into Kyno's metadata set.
You have had an assistant editor log important information in long proxy clips and want to transfer that metadata to the original master clip? It's as easy as copying effects in Final Cut or Premiere. Just use the new "Paste Metadata" function in the context menu and you're done.
With the new "keep folder structure" option in Kyno's transcoder, you can export a proxy version of an entire folder structure for your client, director or assistant editor in just a few clicks.
The brand-new FCPX legacy media filter will help you find material on your drives that will no longer be compatible with Final Cut or other Mac applications which used to rely on the 32bit Quicktime framework. This will even work on macOS Catalina, so you can always find and convert material in Kyno.
HEVC has made its entry as an acquisition codec and is becoming more important, especially for 4k recording and beyond. Kyno 1.7 introduces hardware-accelerated playback of HEVC for Mac and Windows and HEVC encoding for Mac.
Do you want to hand a drive with proxies of your footage to a production assistant to do the logging? An improvement in the metadata import and export workflow introduced with Kyno 1.6, that was also highlighted in our Netflix case study, makes that easy as one, two, three. You just export your proxies in the same folder structure using the "keep folder structure" described above, let someone do the logging on the proxies and export that metadata to import it back into your originals with Kyno's improved reconnection mechanism. This works even when the file extensions have changed, e.g. when you use mov proxies for MXF originals.
Our friends at LumaForge have already used and reported about it and now it's available to Kyno Premium users. Kyno's brand-new Frame.io integration lets you submit footage with metadata with automated client-side transcoding and subclipping in a workflow that couldn't be easier. Read more about the details on our dedicated page.
The popular backup solution Archiware P5 can now be operated from within Kyno, allowing you to send selected folders or clips to archive plans defined in Archiware P5 archive, so you have full end-to-end workflow support in Kyno starting from camera media backup to archiving on a P5 server.
Kyno 1.7 Premium adds a number of improvements for users of high-end formats. Avid Op-Atom clips, storing video and audio in separate files, can now be played back and transcoded seamlessly in Kyno. The new low-resolution playback option makes it possible to play back ProRes 4k and 8k files on slower machines. RED users will appreciate higher playback performance as well as playback of spanned ProRes proxies, created by RED cameras, as one clip.
Kyno's drilldown function has won the hearts and minds of thousands of professional users throughout the world to show them all footage they have with one click even if it is dispersed over dozens or even hundreds of folders. Combine that with the new folder name filter and you can for example find all files on your production drive that reside in a folder called "dailies" in just a few clicks. Support for simple boolean expressions gives users a simple, yet immensely powerful new tool to query by text-based metadata. The date display in Kyno's browse view has also been improved as requested by many users.
Again we would like to thank our awesome community for all the feedback and input that has shaped this monster of a release. You guys remain a cornerstone of the amazing path Kyno has taken in the past three years.
For a full list of all new features, improvements and bug fixes, please check out our release notes.
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