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Thumbnail Scrubbing/Playback

Feature Request:


Ability to scrub a thumbnail to scan through movies, even if its limited amount of key frames




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Was just about to post about this as well, would love this to be implemented! Would further help save time and organizing clips from the grid/symbol view.

I just installed the trial a few minutes ago and popped in here for this same question.  Scrubbing seems extremely slow, I think....but now I'm seeing there's not thumbnail scrub?

Same things here. Would love to see this in the next update. it would save us a lot a time.

Also, we would love have an button to activate/deactivate the info panel on the right with the "Symbols View" (Default Mode of display). So we can have direct access to Metadata and Content Tab without double-clicking on the media.

Thank you


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I've made a few comments here, opened a ticket, and have read through the pages and --- I'm kinda thinking that support isn't really leading the forums here.  Except for customers asking questions or making suggestions, I don't see much going on here...

Sorry for being silent on this one for so long.


We will look into scrubbing because we agree that it would be super-useful but it is difficult to do the same than a system that requires an ingest does like Premiere or FCPX. It may be impossible technically to guarantee scrubbing with acceptable performance for any material (e.g. quickly scrubbing through a long-gop, 4k HEVC file will definitely not be doable without any kind of proxy). We definitely don't want to add a required ingest step because the fast and light-weight approach is a key feature but there might be compromises.


We'll look into it, but there's no ETA yet


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Hey, just chiming in with my 2c. 


Without scrubbing, which I assumed (mother of all f-ups) would be available as in Premiere AND setting in and out points to thumbnails (not preview) - again as per Premiere, the functionality of Kyno seems really limited - for me.

I've been looking for something that will allow me to start to catalogue over 5tb of footage spanning x265 all the way back to HDV.

Like OP said - this could be a limited number of frames, and maybe being able to choose how many frames per folder would speed this up, i.e. I'd only need a frame every second to review that continuous 30min shot in Vietnam, but many more for that ECU monologue.

IMHO I wouldn't mind ingesting - as scrubbing + In/Outs could ultimately save me hundreds of hours!


Without a quick way of reviewing, and setting IN & OUT to export subclips (GREAT Kyno functionality there) it seems I might be better off with Premiere? (ouch!)

If I'm missing something pls do let me know!

I agree skimming in thumbnails and setting in and out points (subclass) will help a lot with the culling process. In Final Cut Pro X it's possible to skim before import so Final Cut Pro X are not ingesting media it's only reading from the memory card or hard drive. So I should be doable... 


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Agreed it's technically possible for most formats today and we're actively thinking about how to implement it in Kyno. Thank you for your feedback


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Thomas: It would be great if you could implement this soon since it really would help speed up the workflow. This is my number one priority. I think a lot of people would benefit from this. It could also be a dealbreaker for some that wants to start to use Kyno.

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Lack of this feature is the primary reason I did not purchase it when we were talking about this two years ago.    It's such an obvious feature.

Peter: Any update on the eta for skimming thumbnails?

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IMHO. Instead of having scrubbing, I prefer to have  J, K, L editing of clips whereby K is stop, L play and J play reverse.  Then every time you tap L or J it increases in play speed.  This is standard in NLEs. K+L or K+J is slomo and holding down K and tapping either L or J will move one frame at a time. Reason for this preference is don't like looking at tiny previews.  Tiny previews are great for fitting lots of clips on the screen.


This app would go to an entirely different level if you could scrub through footage.  I understand why they probably have not implemented this feature as of yet, because this app is designed for organization.  But I think they're missing a key component.  Not all footage is good footage, which means I don't want to waste my time tagging clips if the shot is no good, and being able to eliminate the step of clicking on a clip, and then waiting for it to load so that I can watch it adds a significant amount of time to my process... So, with that said it would speed up organization so much faster if I could scrub through footage before clicking on it.  

Thomas: Any updates on when this will be implemented?

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