Ottawa, ON – FileCatalyst, an Emmy® award winning pioneer in managed file transfers and a world-leading accelerated file transfer solution, has announced a partnership with Lesspain Software, resulting in a new Kyno plugin which has been integrated into FileCatalyst. The plugin makes powerful metadata extraction readily available to FileCatalyst based workflows.

The new plugin gives FileCatalyst users the ability to define elaborate acceptance rules for folders monitored by FileCatalyst HotFolder. Organizations working with large numbers of media assets are faced with the challenge of organizing this data effectively, as well as extracting it efficiently, for workflows. When the time comes to find and retrieve assets, searchability may be limited to only file based metadata such as file extension, date and size.

With this plugin, operators can use criteria like video or audio codec, frame rate, scan type (interlaced/progressive), bitrate, resolution, duration, number of audio tracks and other technical metadata to define filter rules. These rules can be constructed using a powerful and simple-to-use query language that includes range queries and boolean logic.

In addition to technical metadata, the plugin also understands all of Kyno’s descriptive metadata. This means that filter rules can combine technical metadata (as described above) with metadata added in review or ingest processes such as ratings, tags, descriptions and others. This combination allows your organization to implement elaborate ingest and transfer workflows in a very pragmatic and cost-effective way, combining the strengths of those two industry-leading products.

Kyno was named software product of the year 2016 by and is the “most full-featured media-management solution I have ever seen” according to U.S. post-production guru Larry Jordan. Kyno, in combination with the FileCatalyst Kyno plugin, allows FileCatalyst workflows to reach yet another level of ease and sophistication.

“Our integration brings even more productivity to the table for FileCatalyst customers focused on content creation. We are happy bring a new level of enhanced searchability to this already powerful suite.” says Robert Krüger, Managing Partner of Lesspain Software

“We are thrilled about the Kyno plugin. This opens up a whole new realm of searchability for our customers and help streamline their workflows further,” says Elton Carneiro, Director – Strategic Partnerships & Cloud Services for FileCatalyst.

About FileCatalyst

Located in Ottawa, Canada, FileCatalyst is a pioneer in managed file transfers and an Emmy® award winning leader of accelerated file transfer solutions. Founded in 2000, the company has more than one thousand customers in media & entertainment, energy & mining, gaming, and printing, including many Fortune 500 companies as well as military and government organizations. FileCatalyst is a software platform designed to accelerate and manage file transfers securely and reliably. FileCatalyst is immune to the effects that latency and packet loss have on traditional file transfer methods like FTP, HTTP, or CIFS. Global organizations use FileCatalyst to solve issues related to file transfer, including content distribution, file sharing, and offsite backups. To learn more visit or on Twitter @FileCatalyst.

About Lesspain Software

Lesspain Software, based in Germany’s greater Frankfurt area and Berlin, specializes in the development of tools and libraries for media professionals and offers highly specialized consulting services to key customers in the areas of video engineering, media workflows and media asset management. Their new product, Kyno, is a productivity desktop application for Mac, aimed at filmmakers, video journalists, media agencies and other video professionals.To learn more visit or on Twitter @lesspainsoft