Windows and Mac version

 


    Instruction Manual v2.0  - updated may 21st 2021


   Windows version Instructions

    Prerequisite

    Installing evrDVR

    Uninstalling evrDVR

     How to use on Windows

   Mac version Instructions

     Prerequisite

     Installing evrDVR

     Uninstalling evrDVR

     How to use on Mac

   How to import CSV file in Davinci Resolve (win/mac)





































Windows version Instructions

 

Prerequisite

The new algorithm implemented for evrDVR Pro v2.0 integrates two of the most powerful tools

for reading metadata, ExifTool and MediaInfo.


1.     Install ExifTool

  • Rename "exiftool(-k).exe" to "exiftool.exe".

     (or "exiftool(-k)" to "exiftool" if file name extensions are hidden on your system)

  • Move "exiftool.exe" to the "C:\WINDOWS" directory.

2.  Install Media Info. Go to Media Info website and download the CLI (Command Line Interface) for your version of Windows 10 (32/64-bit).



Unzip the content and copy or move MediaInfo.exe to the "C:\WINDOWS" directory.


Installing evrDVR

 

1.     Unzip the content of the package and double click on Install_evrDVR.exe

2.     Done.


The installation consists in simply copying evrDVR - DaVinci Resolve Metadata.exe file into

the "Send to" folder of the user currently in use.

Could be possible that some antivirus application (es. Bitdefender or Avira) report that the

installation executable or other files in the package as suspected virus and block them.

So, please consider this case during troubleshooting issues.



Uninstalling evrDVR

 

To uninstall just delete the file evrDVR - DaVinci Resolve Metadata.exe in folder

C:\Users\user\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo (or type sendto in explorer bar)


 

How to use on Windows

 

1.     In Windows Explorer, select a folder containing the media files and

    right-click Send to>evrDVR - DaVinci Resolve Metadata



  


A progress window will open with the list of files that are being processed.






A CSV file will be created with “_FolderName_evrDVR_win.csv"

with the Resolve metadata of all media files in the folder and sub folders ready to be

imported.


Mac version Instructions


Prerequisite


The new algorithm implemented for evrDVR v2.0 integrates two of the most powerful tools

for reading metadata, ExifTool and MediaInfo. Starting from evrDVR Pro version 2.0.1 ExifTool

nor Media Info have to be installed because they are now built-ins in the application.



1. Install ExifTool. Go to ExifTool website here: https://exiftool.org/ select MacOS Package and

install it. During the installation of ExifTool you will receive a security warning about an unknown

developer. ExifTool is a well respected command line tool written by Phil Harvey and has been

available for many years and downloading from its website is considered by many to be safe.





Then proceed by clicking OK on the warning screen.

Then go to System Preferences > Security & Privacy and click the Open Anyway button.





Then macOS will warm you one more time, click Open. ExifTool DMG will open and you can

install it.






2. Install Media Info. Go to Media Info website here: https://mediaarea.net/en/MediaInfo/ and

download the CLI (Command Line Interface) version for your version of macOS.

 

Installing evrDVR

 


1. Install evrDVR Pro. Open the DMG file and drag & drop evrDVR.app to the Applications

folder.





Uninstalling evrDVR

 

1.     Delete (Move to Trash) the /Applications/evrDVR.app.


How to use on Mac

 

On Run select a folder with media files to be processed.



 

A CSV file will be created inside the selected folder with the name

_FolderName_evrDVR_mac.csv with the Resolve metadata of all media file supported in the

folder and sub folders.


How to import CSV file in Davinci Resolve (win/mac)


1.     Open a project containing clips you want to populate with imported metadata,

     just click the media pool (make sure a red line will be visible if not point n.3 will be not

     possible)





 

2.     Optionally, select which clips in the Media Pool you want to import metadata to.

3.     Choose File > Import Metadata To > Media Pool to import metadata to potentially every

     clip in the Media Pool, or choose File > Import Metadata To > Selected Clips to only import

     metadata to clips you selected in step 2.






4.     When the Import Metadata dialog appears, choose a metadata CSV file to import, and click

     Open.

 

5.     When the Metadata Import dialog appears, by default, DaVinci Resolve tries to use “Match

     using filename” and “Match using clip start and end Timecode” to match each line of

     metadata in the CSV file with a clip in  the Media Pool, but because "clip start and end

     Timecode" are not present in imported metadata you have to uncheck “Match using clip

     start and end Timecode” and (optionally) check “Match using source file paths".








6.     Next, choose which Merge Option you want to use in the Metadata Import dialog.

     There are three options:

-    Only update metadata items with entries in the source file (recommended):

   The default setting. Only updates a clip’s metadata if there’s a valid entry in the imported CSV file. Other clip metadata fields are left as they were before the import.

-    Update all metadata fields available in the source file: For each clip that corresponds to a line of metadata in the imported CSV file, every single metadata field referenced by the CSV file is overwritten, regardless of whether or not there’s a valid entry for that field.

-    Update all metadata fields available in the source file and clear others: For each clip that   corresponds to a line of metadata in the imported CSV file, every single metadata field referenced by the CSV file is overwritten, regardless of whether or not there’s a valid entry for that field. Furthermore, metadata fields that aren’t referenced by the imported CSV file are cleared of whatever metadata was there before.

 

7.     When you’re finished choosing options, click OK and all available metadata from

     the source CSV file will be imported.