What does this mean for Kyno?
LEXINGTON, Mass., March 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Signiant Inc. today announced the acquisition of Lesspain Software, a German provider of embedded media processing software and the desktop application Kyno. Lesspain's talent and technology will be used to extend the functionality of Signiant's market-leading Software Defined Content Exchange (SDCX) SaaS platform, adding powerful tools for interaction with media assets. With nearly one million users worldwide, the platform connects more than 50,000 Media & Entertainment companies of all sizes.
Thank you for sharing Steve.
I won't hold my breast but let's cross our fingers.
Love the Kyno, but I hesitate to use it since there is no proof that Signiant continues to invest in the development (it may not support new strategy?). Software updates is a tanginble proof that something is actually happening.
Are there any feasible alternative for prosumers? Davinci Resolve has Media management function, but I haven't used it, just tested. Before I started to use the Kyno, i used Adobe LR (I created a proxy files for BRAW clips...). For me, Kyno with the BRAW gen 5 color science support would be a great solution. And many people have requested ProRes RAW support. Bring it on, Signiant!
I'm pretty sure you can generate ProRes already in Kyno 1.8.1 (the current version). The only alternative to Kyno I've tried is Adobe Bridge. It's free, but last time I used it there wasn't much to the tool, which is probably why it was free. It couldn't read H265 for example, didn't have a built in viewer, etc. I won't pay monthly fees for Adobe products (but happily paid $300 for DaVinci Resolve Studio). I haven't tried doing extensive media management in DaVinci. Using Kyno kind of defeats the use of my Speed Editor since I've already done the rough work in Kyno. I've built a video database in Kyno with subclips, and I've built a database in Lightroom for images. I have an old copy of Lighroom 6 standalone that I continue to use but it doesn't like modern video formats so I separate video & images to different locations on disk. I wouldn't do Lightroom again if I was starting from scratch, with the high monthly fee.
It lives! From another thread today:
I understand your frustration, the release of the fix was delayed longer than it should, but it will be made. Kyno hasn't been abandoned and the BRAW fix is half-way done already, we just need to slot it in between other priorities and unfortunately I still can't say when that'll happen exactly.
Good point regarding the website, we will add a note regarding gen5 until it's fixed.
That's good to hear.
If/when they do a release it will be my first update since purchase, but longer than a year, so I wonder if I'll have to pay for the maintenance release...