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from 6k is superb – sharpness depth and resolu- tion are a huge improvement.” For Andy, media management software isn’t just helpful, it’s a necessity. Using a simple five step process, Andy is able to batch export sub clips from his shots, storing the frames into a folder of his choice – and saving an immense amount of time in the process. 5 no-fuss steps to extract still images 1. On set, instead of struggling to take the per- fect photo, camera crews can now direct a model and capture short video clips filled with potential images. 2. From there, we can view the SD card and load up videos with a media management applica- tion. At Pout Studios, we use Kyno, as files can be accessed directly from your hard drive, Jellyfish or SD card. There’s no need to move media or waste time waiting for terabytes of data to download. 3. Next, users will need to pinpoint the shots they need, sometimes lost in a huge abun- dance of footage. Kyno employs media-aware filters, markers, tags and ratings, drilling down to retrieve the specified clips. That alone has made my life so much more easier, saving an immense amount of time. 4. Then comes the simple task of marking up sub-clips from your video files. Often I can leave a client to select their own still images, as Kyno makes it rather easy to skim through a video frame-by-frame. 5. Finally, I can batch-export selected stills in high resolution to a specific folder or drive. If needed, I can also batch-transcode or rewrap the files into many different formats, as some clients need to maintain a library of specific file types. However, there are some challenges to shooting in a 4K 10-bit codec or higher. Footage will not playback in most editing applications – or at least not very well. To overcome this and realistically work with your clips in post production, the files need to be transcoded. This is where media man- agement tools again come to the rescue, as Curtis Judd demonstrates throughout his YouTube tuto- rial working with the Panasonic GH5. We’ve now entered a digital age. Professional studios will often need to consider still images and video simultaneously, shooting in 4k to get the best out of each medium. Tools like Kyno are the missing link, needed to bring photo and video seamlessly together in a modern, multi-platform market. Broadcast Beat Magazine • www.broadcastbeat.com • 35