One of the best, in my humble opinion, media management computer applications for creatives working in the related fields of photography and video, Kyno by Lesspain Software GmbH, has received a major update to version 1.5 and has gained a broadcast industry sibling in the form of Kyno Premium.
Who is Kyno for and what does Kyno do? Lesspain Software describes it thus:
Kyno is used by professionals in the media, entertainment & non-media industry as:
- Media storage browser
- Universal player
- Logging/Metadata editing tool
- Multi-purpose production assistant
- File organizer
- Converter (transcoding & rewrapping)
Kyno is a crossplatform application for macOS and Windows and it closely integrates with Apple’s Final Cut Pro X and Adobe’s Premier Pro.
- Timestamp metadata batch-correction.
- Drag & drop support with FCP X.
- Playback support for MXF ProRes files created with FCP X.
- FCP X XML export updated to V1.6 of FCP X XML.
- Auto-creation of bins for Premiere Pro.
- New thumbnail column view in list view.
- Transcoding presets can now be imported and exported to be able to share them in a team or with the community.
- Apart from a number of bug fixes and stability improvements, Kyno 1.5 brings WebP image support as well as GH5s raw stills, filtering of more metadata, advanced batch naming controls for space and case handling, IMX/D10 support, improvements in audio channel selection as well as better render quality in the player.
Kyno Premium is intended for “film, TV & broadcast professionals and production companies” thus expanding Kyno’s initial reach as an essential software tool for “media professionals, small production companies and creative agencies”.
Kyno is also available in a version for large organizations, Kyno for Enterprise.
- Lesspain Software – Get Kyno – The All-In-One Media Mangement App
- Lesspain Software – Getting Started With Kyno – “If you’re new to Kyno and you want to get a speedy start, please have a look at our short introductory videos below.”
- Lesspain Software – Kyno 1.5 Brings a Ton of Improvements and a New Family Member
- Lesspain Software – What is Kyno?
- News Shooter – Kyno gets an update and adds a broadcast premium version