“Kyno 1.6 brings checksum-verified camera offloading, new metadata and copy workflows, Red (R3D, Redcode) Raw support and tons of other improvements. Check out the release notes at lesspain.software…”
1.6.0 (macOS: 106027, Windows: 126.96.36.199) – Released 2019-02-25
This major update brings a number of exciting new features and improvements as well as fixes for issues that have been reported.
The highlight of this feature is without a doubt the addition of verified copy (sometimes called “offloading”) using industry grade checksum verification based on the established media hash list (MHL) standard. From now on, you never have to leave your favourite workflow tool from camera card to edit/delivery.
Kyno Premium users will welcome the much-requested support for the RED RAW R3D format that you can preview and transcode with Kyno 1.6.
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What’s New (all editions):
- Added “Copy & verify” function (aka verified copy, aka offloading) that copies your camera media or any folder with industry-grade verification using the media hash list (MHL) standard, full or incremental mode supported.
- Added workflow for exporting and importing/merging descriptive metadata to aid collaborative workflows that operate on multiple copies of the same material.
- Added new “Paste & rename” workflow for people copying and batch-renaming in one step as part of their ingest process.
- When browsing through similar clips using the “next” and “previous” button or shortcut audio track and speed settings are retained for similar clips.
- Added marker and subclip statistics to “Create report” function
- Improved stereo audio track handling when sending files to Premiere Pro
- Use full file name as clip name when sending to Premiere (or exporting for Resolve) instead of removing file extension to be consistent with what Premiere does on regular import
- Display the XDCAM type in clip metadata for XDCAM footage
- Support rewrapping of HEVC files to Mov container
- Selected audio track and playback speed are retained when skipping through similar files
- Thumbnails are now created with current LUT settings applied
- LUTs are now applied when exporting still frames from videos
- Added fade in/out support to transcoder
- Added preset for XDCAM HD 422 29.97 FPS
- Added FPS column to Excel export
- Include marker and subclip titles when matching search term in the Browser filter
- Added possibility to filter assets based on folder name and date range
- Allow tags to be imported and exported
- Added a global index as a naming variable to count across multiple rename, export or transcode operations
- Added video/audio codec, format, start, end, path as optional metadata columns in Browser
- Display overlay icons for tags, metadata, markers in list mode
- Support playback of certain old PCM audio tracks from old camcorders
- Improved sorting in Navigator tree
- Adjusted labels for color properties to be more in line with industry standards
- Made subclip time range controls in transcoder window take into account clip timecode
- Renamed MJPEG transcoding preset to Photo JPEG because it’s more known under that name
What’s New (Premium edition):
- RED RAW R3D support (playback and transcoding)
- Multi-Destination verified copy (aka offloading) in one step. Back up your camera media in a simple workflow in two locations
- Added ability to automatically transcode files in delivery workflow
- Added ability to transfer image files together with video files in delivery workflow
- Add a new folder naming option in delivery options
- Improve behaviour of delivery folder history
- Automatically display folders created by local delivery in Navigator tree
- Sort subfolders correctly in delivery folder selector
- Improve performance of delivery folder selector for slow connections
New Enterprise Features:
- Changed Custom Package Deployment configuration overrides to one XML file that can be loaded from file system or via HTTP
- Added functionality for delivery endpoints to be preconfigured via Custom Package Deployment
- Added functionality for tags to be preconfigured via custom package deployment
- Identified and busted the cause for accidental folder moves in the folder navigator
- Improved display of drag and drop items (folders, clips)
- Kyno now prevents input of invalid folder names on Windows
- Fixed Premiere Pro 2019 not being detected automatically by the “Send to” function
- Fixed a minor inaccuracy in duration filter
- Fixed a rare crash that happened during drag & drop on certain OSX versions
- Fixed a bug where moving a file between volumes resulted in a stale file remaining in the old location
- Fixed a bug on Windows that prevented another volume to be registered in the workspace with the same drive letter
- Fixed a problem where in rare cases empty clip names where transferred to Premiere or Resolve
- Fixed a bug that caused certain HDR ProRes files not to play back
- Fixed a rare freeze on Windows when double-clicking subclips
Kyno 1.6 Screenshots
LumaForge: Media Asset Management and Kyno
Kyno goes from strength to strength as it continue to add essential video and photography production functions that many of us have relied for on a cluster of other dedicated applications made by a range of small software companies.
Add up the licence fees for all of that ever-growing cluster of separate applications and compare it to Kyno’s licence fees in whichever version, Kyno, Kyno Premium or Kyno Enterprise, is relevant to your work.
I am particularly excited about Kyno 1.6’s checksum-verified camera offloading after having tried out a number of dedicated offloading products as well as its metadata workflow improvements as the latter has been something of a sore point for a while.
Kyno 1.6’s ability to add two LUTs – one for camera profiles and one for looks LUTs for example – to still frame image files exported from markers as well as thumbnails is also very welcome.
These and more new and improved features are making Kyno the number one on-location media management system for a range of producers including self-funded independent documentary moviemakers and photographers like me.
I have already put the offloading function in Kyno 1.6 – now updated to version 1.6.1 – to good use in the course of reviewing a camera and lens and look forward to putting more of its new features and improvements to use in the coming days.
I can only imagine what may be coming in Kyno 1.7!
Support for Blackmagic Cinema DNG and Blackmagic Raw come to mind right now for example – I received some sample BMPCC 4K footage from Paul Leeming the other day – and look forward to Kyno adding support for all the latest affordable hybrid and video cameras and camcorders as they appear.
- fcp.co – The Media Management App Kyno Gets Updated to 1.6
- Lesspain Software – Kyno 1.6 is here – video
- Lesspain Software – What is Kyno?
- Lesspain Software Support – Feature Requests – make your feature requests in this forum and check their status.
- LumaForge – Media Asset Management and Kyno – video
- News Shooter – Kyno 1.6 adds Media back up and RED Raw support
- Pro Video Coalition – Kyno 1.6: workflow enhancements, RED Raw support and Frame.io integration