Kyno 1.3 has arrived: The screening, logging and transcoding toolset

Updates to the popular media management tool include more flexible Adobe Premiere Pro integration, keyboard shortcuts and multiple performance enhancements

Lesspain Software has launched a new version of its production-ready media management application Kyno.

Kyno is a media management, screening, logging, organisation and transcoding toolset for anyone working with video and images. It supports a wide variety of industry-standard formats and integrates seamlessly with Adobe Premiere Pro and Apple’s Final Cut Pro X (FCPX).

Kyno 1.3 delivers a wide range of tool improvements based on community feedback. These include usability improvements such as accessible keyboard shortcuts, a more flexible Adobe Premiere Pro integration, and a number of performance enhancements in speed and stability.

Robert Krüger, Managing Partner at Lesspain Software, comments:Kyno 1.3 is a productivity infusion for our users. There are enhancements all across the board in the areas of transcoding, batch renaming, Premiere Pro integration and filtering and much improved keyboard support for our power-users. Much of these improvements are driven by feedback from our brilliant user community, for which we are very grateful.”

Daniel Lindner, Founder of Chilicake Films, comments: “There is so much about Kyno I really love –  the all-round functionality is key for me and massively supports my everyday workflow. It feels like having an assistant who does all the dirty work for you.”

Usability improvements

Kyno 1.3 extends usability functions across multiple workflows, creating easier access to Kyno’s most commonly used tools:

  • Shortcuts – New keyboard shortcuts allow for faster workflows, enabling users to quickly send files to Final Cut Pro or Premiere Pro, export to Excel, toggle drilldown, shift between different viewpoints and more

  • Transcoding – The dialogs for renaming and transcoding single files have been extended, giving users the full range of presets and variables as batch operations

  • Batch tagging – Shot lists can now be built in parallel to marking frames for still export

  • Filters – Users can now filter material based on scene, shot, take and more descriptive metadata fields

Adobe Premiere Pro integration updates

Kyno 1.3’s adds new features to increase the flexibility of its Premiere Pro integration:

  • Exports – Subclips can now be used as duration markers in Premiere Pro. This offers a great new option for a smooth workflow for Premiere users who use markers to organize their editing projects

  • Roundtripping – When re-importing XML, all contained metadata fields are automatically added to Kyno metadata. This allows people to use metadata, added during their editing project, to be used in Kyno workflows such as batch still frame or Excel shotlist export

Performance enhancements

Kyno 1.3 delivers significantly improved performance when slow drives or network drives are connected:

  • Pre-analyze content – Kyno 1.3 includes the option to generate content tab thumbnails in advance, speeding up the screening and logging of footage

  • Cached data – Thumbnails and technical metadata now remain intact when moving files around within Kyno.

  • Metadata – Exported subclips inherit all descriptive metadata from the original clip, making team workflows (often based on pre-edit material) more efficient

  • Presets – Selection of the most recently used conversion presets has been streamlined

Consult the full release notes for further details.

Sign up for the Kyno Windows beta

Although Kyno was hitherto a Mac-exclusive application, Kyno is excited to announce that a Windows version is in development. The application is currently undergoing closed-beta testing.

Sign up here if you wish to join the Kyno for Windows Beta program.

Kyno 1.3 is available for a 14-day trial and purchase at Current users will be notified of an available automatic update.

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