Changelog

The latest updates to the Kino AI desktop app.

Changelog

The latest updates to the Kino AI desktop app.

Changelog

The latest updates to the Kino AI desktop app.

Patch v0.2.18

Feb 7, 2024

Patch v0.2.18

  • A completely new window UI, search page, and command palette

    • Check out the new Command Palette via ⌘ + k

  • Export transcripts as .docx

  • Many bug fixes and performance improvements:

    • Description is less likely to fail on all machines

    • Support is improved for pre-2017 Intel chips, which means you can still run Kino on your trusty Mac Pro 2013!

    • Kino is less likely to crash on startup

    • Error logging has been vastly improved

Patch v0.2.11

Jan 25, 2024

Patch v0.2.11


This one is huge!


  • A completely new AI jobs system, which can now process over 40 minutes of footage in less than one minute!

    • Benchmark achieved on Apple M2 Max with 32GB of RAM

  • Improved performance of long transcripts (editing 10+ hour podcast transcripts is now a breeze!)

  • Overhauled settings page

  • Significantly improved transcription, which now hallucinates less and "gives up" on difficult audio far less

  • Updated Adobe Premiere extension, with a new "Send transcripts to Premiere" function

  • Drag transcripts out of Kino!

  • Many bug fixes related to transcript editing, exporting, and viewing

  • Support for mp3, m4a, aac, flac, ogg, wav, wma, opus, amr

  • Improved ability to re-process a job with new settings

  • Full support of multi-track audio, plus the ability to toggle certain tracks and change transcription models + languages per-track

  • Vastly improved support for transcripts with many different spoken languages

  • New model for Japanese transcription

  • New model for frame description

  • Faster startup time, plus a 3x smaller app size!


Many of the above features are experimental and accessible via Settings (⌘ + ,)

Patch v0.2.9

Dec 28, 2023

Patch v0.2.9

  • Improved UI for multi-lingual transcripts

  • Support for more transcript models

  • Run additional transcript jobs on videos that have already been processed!

  • View the model you used to process any given video

  • Performance + bug fixes

    • Significantly better job performance thanks to database improvements

    • "Select directories to process" now runs through your filesystem ~10x faster!

    • model downloading is significantly less buggy

    • mass-exporting of many transcripts is less buggy

    • drag-to-select feels much nicer

Patch v0.2.8

Dec 19, 2023

Patch v0.2.8 - A large one!

  • You can now use larger and more powerful transcript models! This is particularly good for highly technical dialog, non-English videos, and videos where people speak in many different languages

  • Filter and search videos according to the languages spoken in them

  • Greater support for Metal for users with Apple Silicon

    • Will lead to vastly improved processing times

  • Bug fixes

    • transcript editing is far less buggy

    • mass-exporting of many transcripts is less buggy

Patch v0.2.7

Dec 15, 2023

Patch v0.2.7

  • Fixed many bugs and papercuts:

    • Re-processing jobs is now significantly less buggy - try it yourself by right-clicking old jobs!

    • Switching across different transcript languages is less buggy during Edit mode

    • Clipboard support is resolved

    • Cache selection menu is significantly easier to use

Patch v0.2.6

Dec 13, 2023

Patch v0.2.6:

  • Improved transcript editing

  • You can now output transcripts in English + any detected foreign language. This is an experimental feature and will improve soon. Enable it in Settings (Cmd + ,)

  • Please download this update manually. All future updates will be automatic. Please reach out to hello@trykino.com if you can't access a download link.

Patch v0.2.5

Dec 12, 2023

Patch v0.2.5:

  • Our new vector database is significantly faster and more stable. Fixed a massive number of bugs related to database startup and general app stability.

  • Keyboard shortcuts for video playback and navigation

    • Space to pause and play, Shift plus left and right arrow keys for course-grained seeking, Home/End keys to jump while scrolling, and more

  • This new update overhauls how your footage gets indexed on Kino's backend. For any video that Kino failed to automatically migrate to this new system, you'll see a new "re-process" option for that given row in the Jobs page.

  • Relatedly, you can now re-process any footage you'd like! This is particularly useful for footage you've indexed with Kino long ago, since our AI models are constantly improving. Right-click footage or groups of footage to find the re-process option.

  • You can now mass-export transcripts! This is very useful when you have tons of dialogue to send to Avid, Premiere, or just a spreadsheet.

  • The "AI description" step will be clearly skipped if a given video has no video stream, and the "AI transcription" step will be clearly skipped if a given video has no audio stream

  • The right-click menu in the Jobs page is now re-organized and easier to understand

Patch v0.2.3

Nov 29, 2023

Patch v0.2.3:

  • Export transcripts and individual search results as a .ale for Avid Media Composer

  • Transcription support for multi-track audio files

  • Many bug and papercut fixes

    • Saving changes to transcripts is now significantly faster

    • You can now hit escape to leave the transcript dialog

    • Resolved many launch issues for users who had previous versions of Kino

Patch v0.2.2

Nov 28, 2023

Version v0.2.2 is here!

  • Edit your transcripts!

    • Kino auto-saves your work, and you can easily revert to the original transcript

  • View transcripts across many different languages!

    • You can also edit a transcript in one language and let it stay the same in another

  • An overhauled transcript + video viewer for both quicklook and page mode

  • Many bug fixes

    • Kino is far less likely to crash on startup when a corrupted cache is selected

    • Setting your Kino AI cache to a network drive is less buggy now, especially with Avid NEXIS

    • Kino's new vector database is far more stable on both Intel and Apple Silicon

Patch v0.2.1

Nov 26, 2023

Version v0.2.1 is here! Another big one.

  • Send stringouts to Premiere!

    • Drag to select many search results, then right-click to send them to Premiere as a pre-edited sequence!

  • View description results as either intervals or single frames

    • This new search mode will vastly de-duplicate visual search results

  • Description results are now mass-selectable via dragging or shift+click

  • Jobs page now has mass-selection and dragging support

  • Right click running jobs to view their transcripts right as they become available

  • Pending jobs now have their own sub-menu in the Jobs page, which leads to better performance

  • ⌘, now opens the Settings dialog

  • Improved loading screen when searches are in-progress

  • Brand new vector database on the backend, which will vastly speed up search for users with larger caches

Update v0.2.0

Nov 9, 2023

Version v0.2.0 is here! This is big.

  • Windows support! Reach out to become one of our first testers of Kino AI for Windows. General release for the entire beta community is coming soon.

  • Even better support for .MXF

  • Customize the maximum number of search results for both transcript and description mode in the Settings page!

    • Also increased default search result number

  • Many bug fixes

    • Resolved jobs list mis-matching the number of results

    • Resolved many video formats not being processed

    • Resolved drag and drop issues

Patch v0.1.13

Oct 27, 2023

Version v0.1.13 is here!

  • Export your transcripts! New options allow exporting as .srt, .vtt, JSON, or plain text

    • Export multiple transcript types at once

    • Or, just copy transcripts in many different formats to your clipboard

  • Faster loading, scrolling and responsiveness when managing many jobs

  • Check for app update progress easily via a new popover in the footer bar

  • Folder support for drag and drop – drop a folder of videos to process them all

  • Receive notifications with sound when jobs are done processing! We're carving out a unique soundscape here…

  • Migrated to a vastly improved backend database structure

  • Various visual and user feedback fixes

    • Fixed truncated text and eliminated odd shifts

    • Jobs appear instantly instead of loading slowly when videos are selected for processing

Patch v0.1.12

Oct 19, 2023

Version v0.1.12 is now available! Featuring…

  • You can now view your transcripts and their corresponding videos as a separate, spacious page

  • An improved transcript pop-up view

  • Added ability to delete your currently-selected Kino AI cache (view it in the Settings menu)

  • You can now export your Kino search results as

    • A .csv file

    • An Avid .ale file for search results across all videos

    • An Avid marker file for search results from a single video, which can be imported into Avid Media Composer

Bug fixes

  • Fixed issue where settings changes still required an app restart even if no settings were changed

  • Fixed overlapping text fields in the Jobs page when window width is narrow

  • Improved reliability of cache switching

  • Fixed some job cancellation issues

Patch v0.1.11

Oct 12, 2023

Version v0.1.11 is now available!

  • Many hotfixes for job deletion, transcription, and other key features

  • Better user feedback for job management (get notified of successful and failed job deletion and cancellation attempts)

Patch v0.1.10

Oct 10, 2023

Version v0.1.10 is now available!

  • View your transcripts! Click the dropdown for any given video in the Jobs page to view.

  • Process entire directories via the "Process jobs" button

  • Duplicate videos will only be processed once

    • NOTE: You can still run a job for the same file path multiple times, but you can't run multiple simultaneous jobs on a single video

  • The "Delete all jobs" button is significantly more reliable

  • Jobs are much less likely to stall or fail silently

Patch v0.1.9

Sep 21, 2023

Version v0.1.9 is now available!

  • Better context menu (right click) support

  • Improved automatic updates support

  • Better error tracking

Patch v0.1.8

Sep 13, 2023

Version v0.1.8 is now available!

  • Fixed bug that prevented some users from processing video

  • Improved UI for video drag and drop

Patch v0.1.6

Sep 1, 2023

Version v0.1.6 is now available!

  • More easily traverse search results in the video player via hovering

  • Set IN and OUT points to easily export MP4 sub-clips

  • Copy the file path of any processed video

  • Receive an alert when you're working auto-generated proxies of certain formats like .MXF

Patch v0.1.4

Aug 20, 2023

Version v0.1.4 is now available!

  • The Jobs page now displays video thumbnails for processed jobs

  • Filter your set of processed jobs

    • Includes support for Regular Expressions!

Patch v0.1.3

Aug 19, 2023

Version v0.1.3 is now available!

  • All jobs can now be deleted and cancelled at once.

  • Vastly improved job reliability

Patch v0.1.2

Aug 18, 2023

Version v0.1.2 is now available!

  • Improved video playback

  • Bug fixes for custom cache selection

Patch v0.1.1

Aug 12, 2023

Version v0.1.1 is now available!

  • Improved deletion support for videos with low-res proxies (.mxf and others)

  • Many bug fixes!

Update v0.1.0

Aug 12, 2023

Version v0.1.0 is now available!

  • Set a custom cache location! You can now decide which directory the Kino AI cache goes, including network drives, external drives, and even cloud providers like Dropbox or Google Drive.

    • You can now share Kino's AI generated metadata with collaborators by pointing to a shared location!

  • Vastly improved reliability of job processing and deletion via database fixes.

  • Improved support for .mxf ! You can now play back .mxf files with minimal delay. Support for BRAW and other professional formats coming soon.

Patch v0.0.12

Aug 3, 2023

Version v0.0.12 is now available!


  • Drag and drop videos into the Jobs page. It's now way faster to get many, many videos processed. More quality of life features for mass-processing coming soon.

  • Many bug fixes

Patch v0.0.11

Jul 31, 2023

Version v0.0.11 is now available! Changes include:


  • Fixes to the Adobe Premiere extension installation workflow

  • Support for .m4a files

  • The "Open file…" dialog opens 5x faster

  • A better file processing experience. Kino now tracks the directory that the user most recently chose to process a video


Patch v0.0.10

Jul 25, 2023

Version v0.0.10 is now available! Many, many key updates, including…


  • A revamped storage system on the backend, which will allow you to search across much larger videos now

  • Mass-deletion of jobs is now much easier

  • “self-healing” for jobs, which means jobs should restart themselves if Kino quits before processing videos is complete

  • semi-support for .MXF (you can search for an MXF’s contents!)


You should be prompted with an option to install the latest version upon launching Kino AI again. As always, please reach out if you have any questions or feedback!

Patch v0.0.9

Jul 22, 2023

More reliably delete in-progress jobs, and more!

Patch v0.0.8

Jul 21, 2023

More easily update the Adobe Premiere Pro extension, and more!

Patch v0.0.7

Jul 20, 2023

Process many videos at once, support higher video bitrates, and more!

Patch v0.0.6

Jul 19, 2023

Automatically install updates to our Adobe Premiere Pro extension, and more!

Patch v0.0.5

Jul 18, 2023

Make automatic updates easier, and more!

Patch v0.0.4

Jul 17, 2023

Job deletion and cancellation support, vastly improved search, visual improvements, and more!

Patch v0.0.3

Jul 9, 2023

Improved Adobe Premiere integration and more!

Patch v0.0.2

Jul 6, 2023

Bug fixes and cosmetic improvements.

Initial release (v0.0.1)

Jul 3, 2023

The first publicly available release of Kino AI for desktop! Let us know what you think in-app or at hello@trykino.com. Download it for macOS here.

Patch v0.2.18

Feb 7, 2024

Patch v0.2.18

  • A completely new window UI, search page, and command palette

    • Check out the new Command Palette via ⌘ + k

  • Export transcripts as .docx

  • Many bug fixes and performance improvements:

    • Description is less likely to fail on all machines

    • Support is improved for pre-2017 Intel chips, which means you can still run Kino on your trusty Mac Pro 2013!

    • Kino is less likely to crash on startup

    • Error logging has been vastly improved

Patch v0.2.11

Jan 25, 2024

Patch v0.2.11


This one is huge!


  • A completely new AI jobs system, which can now process over 40 minutes of footage in less than one minute!

    • Benchmark achieved on Apple M2 Max with 32GB of RAM

  • Improved performance of long transcripts (editing 10+ hour podcast transcripts is now a breeze!)

  • Overhauled settings page

  • Significantly improved transcription, which now hallucinates less and "gives up" on difficult audio far less

  • Updated Adobe Premiere extension, with a new "Send transcripts to Premiere" function

  • Drag transcripts out of Kino!

  • Many bug fixes related to transcript editing, exporting, and viewing

  • Support for mp3, m4a, aac, flac, ogg, wav, wma, opus, amr

  • Improved ability to re-process a job with new settings

  • Full support of multi-track audio, plus the ability to toggle certain tracks and change transcription models + languages per-track

  • Vastly improved support for transcripts with many different spoken languages

  • New model for Japanese transcription

  • New model for frame description

  • Faster startup time, plus a 3x smaller app size!


Many of the above features are experimental and accessible via Settings (⌘ + ,)

Patch v0.2.9

Dec 28, 2023

Patch v0.2.9

  • Improved UI for multi-lingual transcripts

  • Support for more transcript models

  • Run additional transcript jobs on videos that have already been processed!

  • View the model you used to process any given video

  • Performance + bug fixes

    • Significantly better job performance thanks to database improvements

    • "Select directories to process" now runs through your filesystem ~10x faster!

    • model downloading is significantly less buggy

    • mass-exporting of many transcripts is less buggy

    • drag-to-select feels much nicer

Patch v0.2.8

Dec 19, 2023

Patch v0.2.8 - A large one!

  • You can now use larger and more powerful transcript models! This is particularly good for highly technical dialog, non-English videos, and videos where people speak in many different languages

  • Filter and search videos according to the languages spoken in them

  • Greater support for Metal for users with Apple Silicon

    • Will lead to vastly improved processing times

  • Bug fixes

    • transcript editing is far less buggy

    • mass-exporting of many transcripts is less buggy

Patch v0.2.7

Dec 15, 2023

Patch v0.2.7

  • Fixed many bugs and papercuts:

    • Re-processing jobs is now significantly less buggy - try it yourself by right-clicking old jobs!

    • Switching across different transcript languages is less buggy during Edit mode

    • Clipboard support is resolved

    • Cache selection menu is significantly easier to use

Patch v0.2.6

Dec 13, 2023

Patch v0.2.6:

  • Improved transcript editing

  • You can now output transcripts in English + any detected foreign language. This is an experimental feature and will improve soon. Enable it in Settings (Cmd + ,)

  • Please download this update manually. All future updates will be automatic. Please reach out to hello@trykino.com if you can't access a download link.

Patch v0.2.5

Dec 12, 2023

Patch v0.2.5:

  • Our new vector database is significantly faster and more stable. Fixed a massive number of bugs related to database startup and general app stability.

  • Keyboard shortcuts for video playback and navigation

    • Space to pause and play, Shift plus left and right arrow keys for course-grained seeking, Home/End keys to jump while scrolling, and more

  • This new update overhauls how your footage gets indexed on Kino's backend. For any video that Kino failed to automatically migrate to this new system, you'll see a new "re-process" option for that given row in the Jobs page.

  • Relatedly, you can now re-process any footage you'd like! This is particularly useful for footage you've indexed with Kino long ago, since our AI models are constantly improving. Right-click footage or groups of footage to find the re-process option.

  • You can now mass-export transcripts! This is very useful when you have tons of dialogue to send to Avid, Premiere, or just a spreadsheet.

  • The "AI description" step will be clearly skipped if a given video has no video stream, and the "AI transcription" step will be clearly skipped if a given video has no audio stream

  • The right-click menu in the Jobs page is now re-organized and easier to understand

Patch v0.2.3

Nov 29, 2023

Patch v0.2.3:

  • Export transcripts and individual search results as a .ale for Avid Media Composer

  • Transcription support for multi-track audio files

  • Many bug and papercut fixes

    • Saving changes to transcripts is now significantly faster

    • You can now hit escape to leave the transcript dialog

    • Resolved many launch issues for users who had previous versions of Kino

Patch v0.2.2

Nov 28, 2023

Version v0.2.2 is here!

  • Edit your transcripts!

    • Kino auto-saves your work, and you can easily revert to the original transcript

  • View transcripts across many different languages!

    • You can also edit a transcript in one language and let it stay the same in another

  • An overhauled transcript + video viewer for both quicklook and page mode

  • Many bug fixes

    • Kino is far less likely to crash on startup when a corrupted cache is selected

    • Setting your Kino AI cache to a network drive is less buggy now, especially with Avid NEXIS

    • Kino's new vector database is far more stable on both Intel and Apple Silicon

Patch v0.2.1

Nov 26, 2023

Version v0.2.1 is here! Another big one.

  • Send stringouts to Premiere!

    • Drag to select many search results, then right-click to send them to Premiere as a pre-edited sequence!

  • View description results as either intervals or single frames

    • This new search mode will vastly de-duplicate visual search results

  • Description results are now mass-selectable via dragging or shift+click

  • Jobs page now has mass-selection and dragging support

  • Right click running jobs to view their transcripts right as they become available

  • Pending jobs now have their own sub-menu in the Jobs page, which leads to better performance

  • ⌘, now opens the Settings dialog

  • Improved loading screen when searches are in-progress

  • Brand new vector database on the backend, which will vastly speed up search for users with larger caches

Update v0.2.0

Nov 9, 2023

Version v0.2.0 is here! This is big.

  • Windows support! Reach out to become one of our first testers of Kino AI for Windows. General release for the entire beta community is coming soon.

  • Even better support for .MXF

  • Customize the maximum number of search results for both transcript and description mode in the Settings page!

    • Also increased default search result number

  • Many bug fixes

    • Resolved jobs list mis-matching the number of results

    • Resolved many video formats not being processed

    • Resolved drag and drop issues

Patch v0.1.13

Oct 27, 2023

Version v0.1.13 is here!

  • Export your transcripts! New options allow exporting as .srt, .vtt, JSON, or plain text

    • Export multiple transcript types at once

    • Or, just copy transcripts in many different formats to your clipboard

  • Faster loading, scrolling and responsiveness when managing many jobs

  • Check for app update progress easily via a new popover in the footer bar

  • Folder support for drag and drop – drop a folder of videos to process them all

  • Receive notifications with sound when jobs are done processing! We're carving out a unique soundscape here…

  • Migrated to a vastly improved backend database structure

  • Various visual and user feedback fixes

    • Fixed truncated text and eliminated odd shifts

    • Jobs appear instantly instead of loading slowly when videos are selected for processing

Patch v0.1.12

Oct 19, 2023

Version v0.1.12 is now available! Featuring…

  • You can now view your transcripts and their corresponding videos as a separate, spacious page

  • An improved transcript pop-up view

  • Added ability to delete your currently-selected Kino AI cache (view it in the Settings menu)

  • You can now export your Kino search results as

    • A .csv file

    • An Avid .ale file for search results across all videos

    • An Avid marker file for search results from a single video, which can be imported into Avid Media Composer

Bug fixes

  • Fixed issue where settings changes still required an app restart even if no settings were changed

  • Fixed overlapping text fields in the Jobs page when window width is narrow

  • Improved reliability of cache switching

  • Fixed some job cancellation issues

Patch v0.1.11

Oct 12, 2023

Version v0.1.11 is now available!

  • Many hotfixes for job deletion, transcription, and other key features

  • Better user feedback for job management (get notified of successful and failed job deletion and cancellation attempts)

Patch v0.1.10

Oct 10, 2023

Version v0.1.10 is now available!

  • View your transcripts! Click the dropdown for any given video in the Jobs page to view.

  • Process entire directories via the "Process jobs" button

  • Duplicate videos will only be processed once

    • NOTE: You can still run a job for the same file path multiple times, but you can't run multiple simultaneous jobs on a single video

  • The "Delete all jobs" button is significantly more reliable

  • Jobs are much less likely to stall or fail silently

Patch v0.1.9

Sep 21, 2023

Version v0.1.9 is now available!

  • Better context menu (right click) support

  • Improved automatic updates support

  • Better error tracking

Patch v0.1.8

Sep 13, 2023

Version v0.1.8 is now available!

  • Fixed bug that prevented some users from processing video

  • Improved UI for video drag and drop

Patch v0.1.6

Sep 1, 2023

Version v0.1.6 is now available!

  • More easily traverse search results in the video player via hovering

  • Set IN and OUT points to easily export MP4 sub-clips

  • Copy the file path of any processed video

  • Receive an alert when you're working auto-generated proxies of certain formats like .MXF

Patch v0.1.4

Aug 20, 2023

Version v0.1.4 is now available!

  • The Jobs page now displays video thumbnails for processed jobs

  • Filter your set of processed jobs

    • Includes support for Regular Expressions!

Patch v0.1.3

Aug 19, 2023

Version v0.1.3 is now available!

  • All jobs can now be deleted and cancelled at once.

  • Vastly improved job reliability

Patch v0.1.2

Aug 18, 2023

Version v0.1.2 is now available!

  • Improved video playback

  • Bug fixes for custom cache selection

Patch v0.1.1

Aug 12, 2023

Version v0.1.1 is now available!

  • Improved deletion support for videos with low-res proxies (.mxf and others)

  • Many bug fixes!

Update v0.1.0

Aug 12, 2023

Version v0.1.0 is now available!

  • Set a custom cache location! You can now decide which directory the Kino AI cache goes, including network drives, external drives, and even cloud providers like Dropbox or Google Drive.

    • You can now share Kino's AI generated metadata with collaborators by pointing to a shared location!

  • Vastly improved reliability of job processing and deletion via database fixes.

  • Improved support for .mxf ! You can now play back .mxf files with minimal delay. Support for BRAW and other professional formats coming soon.

Patch v0.0.12

Aug 3, 2023

Version v0.0.12 is now available!


  • Drag and drop videos into the Jobs page. It's now way faster to get many, many videos processed. More quality of life features for mass-processing coming soon.

  • Many bug fixes

Patch v0.0.11

Jul 31, 2023

Version v0.0.11 is now available! Changes include:


  • Fixes to the Adobe Premiere extension installation workflow

  • Support for .m4a files

  • The "Open file…" dialog opens 5x faster

  • A better file processing experience. Kino now tracks the directory that the user most recently chose to process a video


Patch v0.0.10

Jul 25, 2023

Version v0.0.10 is now available! Many, many key updates, including…


  • A revamped storage system on the backend, which will allow you to search across much larger videos now

  • Mass-deletion of jobs is now much easier

  • “self-healing” for jobs, which means jobs should restart themselves if Kino quits before processing videos is complete

  • semi-support for .MXF (you can search for an MXF’s contents!)


You should be prompted with an option to install the latest version upon launching Kino AI again. As always, please reach out if you have any questions or feedback!

Patch v0.0.9

Jul 22, 2023

More reliably delete in-progress jobs, and more!

Patch v0.0.8

Jul 21, 2023

More easily update the Adobe Premiere Pro extension, and more!

Patch v0.0.7

Jul 20, 2023

Process many videos at once, support higher video bitrates, and more!

Patch v0.0.6

Jul 19, 2023

Automatically install updates to our Adobe Premiere Pro extension, and more!

Patch v0.0.5

Jul 18, 2023

Make automatic updates easier, and more!

Patch v0.0.4

Jul 17, 2023

Job deletion and cancellation support, vastly improved search, visual improvements, and more!

Patch v0.0.3

Jul 9, 2023

Improved Adobe Premiere integration and more!

Patch v0.0.2

Jul 6, 2023

Bug fixes and cosmetic improvements.

Initial release (v0.0.1)

Jul 3, 2023

The first publicly available release of Kino AI for desktop! Let us know what you think in-app or at hello@trykino.com. Download it for macOS here.

Patch v0.2.18

Feb 7, 2024

Patch v0.2.18

  • A completely new window UI, search page, and command palette

    • Check out the new Command Palette via ⌘ + k

  • Export transcripts as .docx

  • Many bug fixes and performance improvements:

    • Description is less likely to fail on all machines

    • Support is improved for pre-2017 Intel chips, which means you can still run Kino on your trusty Mac Pro 2013!

    • Kino is less likely to crash on startup

    • Error logging has been vastly improved

Patch v0.2.11

Jan 25, 2024

Patch v0.2.11


This one is huge!


  • A completely new AI jobs system, which can now process over 40 minutes of footage in less than one minute!

    • Benchmark achieved on Apple M2 Max with 32GB of RAM

  • Improved performance of long transcripts (editing 10+ hour podcast transcripts is now a breeze!)

  • Overhauled settings page

  • Significantly improved transcription, which now hallucinates less and "gives up" on difficult audio far less

  • Updated Adobe Premiere extension, with a new "Send transcripts to Premiere" function

  • Drag transcripts out of Kino!

  • Many bug fixes related to transcript editing, exporting, and viewing

  • Support for mp3, m4a, aac, flac, ogg, wav, wma, opus, amr

  • Improved ability to re-process a job with new settings

  • Full support of multi-track audio, plus the ability to toggle certain tracks and change transcription models + languages per-track

  • Vastly improved support for transcripts with many different spoken languages

  • New model for Japanese transcription

  • New model for frame description

  • Faster startup time, plus a 3x smaller app size!


Many of the above features are experimental and accessible via Settings (⌘ + ,)

Patch v0.2.9

Dec 28, 2023

Patch v0.2.9

  • Improved UI for multi-lingual transcripts

  • Support for more transcript models

  • Run additional transcript jobs on videos that have already been processed!

  • View the model you used to process any given video

  • Performance + bug fixes

    • Significantly better job performance thanks to database improvements

    • "Select directories to process" now runs through your filesystem ~10x faster!

    • model downloading is significantly less buggy

    • mass-exporting of many transcripts is less buggy

    • drag-to-select feels much nicer

Patch v0.2.8

Dec 19, 2023

Patch v0.2.8 - A large one!

  • You can now use larger and more powerful transcript models! This is particularly good for highly technical dialog, non-English videos, and videos where people speak in many different languages

  • Filter and search videos according to the languages spoken in them

  • Greater support for Metal for users with Apple Silicon

    • Will lead to vastly improved processing times

  • Bug fixes

    • transcript editing is far less buggy

    • mass-exporting of many transcripts is less buggy

Patch v0.2.7

Dec 15, 2023

Patch v0.2.7

  • Fixed many bugs and papercuts:

    • Re-processing jobs is now significantly less buggy - try it yourself by right-clicking old jobs!

    • Switching across different transcript languages is less buggy during Edit mode

    • Clipboard support is resolved

    • Cache selection menu is significantly easier to use

Patch v0.2.6

Dec 13, 2023

Patch v0.2.6:

  • Improved transcript editing

  • You can now output transcripts in English + any detected foreign language. This is an experimental feature and will improve soon. Enable it in Settings (Cmd + ,)

  • Please download this update manually. All future updates will be automatic. Please reach out to hello@trykino.com if you can't access a download link.

Patch v0.2.5

Dec 12, 2023

Patch v0.2.5:

  • Our new vector database is significantly faster and more stable. Fixed a massive number of bugs related to database startup and general app stability.

  • Keyboard shortcuts for video playback and navigation

    • Space to pause and play, Shift plus left and right arrow keys for course-grained seeking, Home/End keys to jump while scrolling, and more

  • This new update overhauls how your footage gets indexed on Kino's backend. For any video that Kino failed to automatically migrate to this new system, you'll see a new "re-process" option for that given row in the Jobs page.

  • Relatedly, you can now re-process any footage you'd like! This is particularly useful for footage you've indexed with Kino long ago, since our AI models are constantly improving. Right-click footage or groups of footage to find the re-process option.

  • You can now mass-export transcripts! This is very useful when you have tons of dialogue to send to Avid, Premiere, or just a spreadsheet.

  • The "AI description" step will be clearly skipped if a given video has no video stream, and the "AI transcription" step will be clearly skipped if a given video has no audio stream

  • The right-click menu in the Jobs page is now re-organized and easier to understand

Patch v0.2.3

Nov 29, 2023

Patch v0.2.3:

  • Export transcripts and individual search results as a .ale for Avid Media Composer

  • Transcription support for multi-track audio files

  • Many bug and papercut fixes

    • Saving changes to transcripts is now significantly faster

    • You can now hit escape to leave the transcript dialog

    • Resolved many launch issues for users who had previous versions of Kino

Patch v0.2.2

Nov 28, 2023

Version v0.2.2 is here!

  • Edit your transcripts!

    • Kino auto-saves your work, and you can easily revert to the original transcript

  • View transcripts across many different languages!

    • You can also edit a transcript in one language and let it stay the same in another

  • An overhauled transcript + video viewer for both quicklook and page mode

  • Many bug fixes

    • Kino is far less likely to crash on startup when a corrupted cache is selected

    • Setting your Kino AI cache to a network drive is less buggy now, especially with Avid NEXIS

    • Kino's new vector database is far more stable on both Intel and Apple Silicon

Patch v0.2.1

Nov 26, 2023

Version v0.2.1 is here! Another big one.

  • Send stringouts to Premiere!

    • Drag to select many search results, then right-click to send them to Premiere as a pre-edited sequence!

  • View description results as either intervals or single frames

    • This new search mode will vastly de-duplicate visual search results

  • Description results are now mass-selectable via dragging or shift+click

  • Jobs page now has mass-selection and dragging support

  • Right click running jobs to view their transcripts right as they become available

  • Pending jobs now have their own sub-menu in the Jobs page, which leads to better performance

  • ⌘, now opens the Settings dialog

  • Improved loading screen when searches are in-progress

  • Brand new vector database on the backend, which will vastly speed up search for users with larger caches

Update v0.2.0

Nov 9, 2023

Version v0.2.0 is here! This is big.

  • Windows support! Reach out to become one of our first testers of Kino AI for Windows. General release for the entire beta community is coming soon.

  • Even better support for .MXF

  • Customize the maximum number of search results for both transcript and description mode in the Settings page!

    • Also increased default search result number

  • Many bug fixes

    • Resolved jobs list mis-matching the number of results

    • Resolved many video formats not being processed

    • Resolved drag and drop issues

Patch v0.1.13

Oct 27, 2023

Version v0.1.13 is here!

  • Export your transcripts! New options allow exporting as .srt, .vtt, JSON, or plain text

    • Export multiple transcript types at once

    • Or, just copy transcripts in many different formats to your clipboard

  • Faster loading, scrolling and responsiveness when managing many jobs

  • Check for app update progress easily via a new popover in the footer bar

  • Folder support for drag and drop – drop a folder of videos to process them all

  • Receive notifications with sound when jobs are done processing! We're carving out a unique soundscape here…

  • Migrated to a vastly improved backend database structure

  • Various visual and user feedback fixes

    • Fixed truncated text and eliminated odd shifts

    • Jobs appear instantly instead of loading slowly when videos are selected for processing

Patch v0.1.12

Oct 19, 2023

Version v0.1.12 is now available! Featuring…

  • You can now view your transcripts and their corresponding videos as a separate, spacious page

  • An improved transcript pop-up view

  • Added ability to delete your currently-selected Kino AI cache (view it in the Settings menu)

  • You can now export your Kino search results as

    • A .csv file

    • An Avid .ale file for search results across all videos

    • An Avid marker file for search results from a single video, which can be imported into Avid Media Composer

Bug fixes

  • Fixed issue where settings changes still required an app restart even if no settings were changed

  • Fixed overlapping text fields in the Jobs page when window width is narrow

  • Improved reliability of cache switching

  • Fixed some job cancellation issues

Patch v0.1.11

Oct 12, 2023

Version v0.1.11 is now available!

  • Many hotfixes for job deletion, transcription, and other key features

  • Better user feedback for job management (get notified of successful and failed job deletion and cancellation attempts)

Patch v0.1.10

Oct 10, 2023

Version v0.1.10 is now available!

  • View your transcripts! Click the dropdown for any given video in the Jobs page to view.

  • Process entire directories via the "Process jobs" button

  • Duplicate videos will only be processed once

    • NOTE: You can still run a job for the same file path multiple times, but you can't run multiple simultaneous jobs on a single video

  • The "Delete all jobs" button is significantly more reliable

  • Jobs are much less likely to stall or fail silently

Patch v0.1.9

Sep 21, 2023

Version v0.1.9 is now available!

  • Better context menu (right click) support

  • Improved automatic updates support

  • Better error tracking

Patch v0.1.8

Sep 13, 2023

Version v0.1.8 is now available!

  • Fixed bug that prevented some users from processing video

  • Improved UI for video drag and drop

Patch v0.1.6

Sep 1, 2023

Version v0.1.6 is now available!

  • More easily traverse search results in the video player via hovering

  • Set IN and OUT points to easily export MP4 sub-clips

  • Copy the file path of any processed video

  • Receive an alert when you're working auto-generated proxies of certain formats like .MXF

Patch v0.1.4

Aug 20, 2023

Version v0.1.4 is now available!

  • The Jobs page now displays video thumbnails for processed jobs

  • Filter your set of processed jobs

    • Includes support for Regular Expressions!

Patch v0.1.3

Aug 19, 2023

Version v0.1.3 is now available!

  • All jobs can now be deleted and cancelled at once.

  • Vastly improved job reliability

Patch v0.1.2

Aug 18, 2023

Version v0.1.2 is now available!

  • Improved video playback

  • Bug fixes for custom cache selection

Patch v0.1.1

Aug 12, 2023

Version v0.1.1 is now available!

  • Improved deletion support for videos with low-res proxies (.mxf and others)

  • Many bug fixes!

Update v0.1.0

Aug 12, 2023

Version v0.1.0 is now available!

  • Set a custom cache location! You can now decide which directory the Kino AI cache goes, including network drives, external drives, and even cloud providers like Dropbox or Google Drive.

    • You can now share Kino's AI generated metadata with collaborators by pointing to a shared location!

  • Vastly improved reliability of job processing and deletion via database fixes.

  • Improved support for .mxf ! You can now play back .mxf files with minimal delay. Support for BRAW and other professional formats coming soon.

Patch v0.0.12

Aug 3, 2023

Version v0.0.12 is now available!


  • Drag and drop videos into the Jobs page. It's now way faster to get many, many videos processed. More quality of life features for mass-processing coming soon.

  • Many bug fixes

Patch v0.0.11

Jul 31, 2023

Version v0.0.11 is now available! Changes include:


  • Fixes to the Adobe Premiere extension installation workflow

  • Support for .m4a files

  • The "Open file…" dialog opens 5x faster

  • A better file processing experience. Kino now tracks the directory that the user most recently chose to process a video


Patch v0.0.10

Jul 25, 2023

Version v0.0.10 is now available! Many, many key updates, including…


  • A revamped storage system on the backend, which will allow you to search across much larger videos now

  • Mass-deletion of jobs is now much easier

  • “self-healing” for jobs, which means jobs should restart themselves if Kino quits before processing videos is complete

  • semi-support for .MXF (you can search for an MXF’s contents!)


You should be prompted with an option to install the latest version upon launching Kino AI again. As always, please reach out if you have any questions or feedback!

Patch v0.0.9

Jul 22, 2023

More reliably delete in-progress jobs, and more!

Patch v0.0.8

Jul 21, 2023

More easily update the Adobe Premiere Pro extension, and more!

Patch v0.0.7

Jul 20, 2023

Process many videos at once, support higher video bitrates, and more!

Patch v0.0.6

Jul 19, 2023

Automatically install updates to our Adobe Premiere Pro extension, and more!

Patch v0.0.5

Jul 18, 2023

Make automatic updates easier, and more!

Patch v0.0.4

Jul 17, 2023

Job deletion and cancellation support, vastly improved search, visual improvements, and more!

Patch v0.0.3

Jul 9, 2023

Improved Adobe Premiere integration and more!

Patch v0.0.2

Jul 6, 2023

Bug fixes and cosmetic improvements.

Initial release (v0.0.1)

Jul 3, 2023

The first publicly available release of Kino AI for desktop! Let us know what you think in-app or at hello@trykino.com. Download it for macOS here.

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