Windows and Mac version

 


    Instructions manual


   Windows version Instructions

    Prerequisite

    Installing Plug-in

    Uninstalling Plug-in

     How to use on Windows

   Mac version Instructions

     Prerequisite

     Installing Plug-in

     Uninstalling Plug-in

     How to use on Mac

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





































Windows version Instructions

 

Prerequisite


In order for the plug-in to work, ExifTool should be installed. Please, go to ExifTool website

https://www.sno.phy.queensu.ca/~phil/exiftool/ and install the last version available or follow the

next step.

 

1.     Download the Windows Executable from the ExifTool home page

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

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

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

Installing Plug-in

 

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

2.     Done.



 

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 Plug-in

 

1.     In C:\Users\username\Exif Video Resolved, click on Uninstall_EVR_CameraBrand.exe

2.     Done.




 

How to use on Windows

 

1.     In Windows Explorer, select any folder containig .mp4 or .mov files then

    right-click Send to>EVR - Resolve Metadata for CameraBrand





  

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

with the Resolve metadata of all mp4/mov files in the folder and sub folders ready to be

imported.


A notice for Windows users:
It has been reported by some customers that Windows Defender notifies that some program executables of the plug-in could pose a security problem. Starting from Windows Defender virus definition version 1.291.1464.0 the issue has been solved. If you notice that the plug-in doesn't work as it should, it's likely that Windows Defender has quarantined some executables. Please, update the virus definition to the latest available release and the problem should be solved.

Please follow the steps below to clear cached detection and obtain the latest malware definitions.
1. Open command prompt as administrator and change directory to
    c:\Program Files\Windows Defender
2. Run “MpCmdRun.exe -removedefinitions -dynamicsignatures”
3. Run "MpCmdRun.exe -SignatureUpdate"

Alternatively, the latest definition is available for download here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/wdsi/definitions


Mac version Instructions


Prerequisite


In order for the plug-in to work, ExifTool has been required to be installed. Please go to ExifTool

website : https://www.sno.phy.queensu.ca/~phil/exiftool/ and install the last version of the

MacOS Package available.

 

Installing Plug-in

 

1.     Open the DMG package and drag and drop Exif Video Resolved CameraBrand folder

     to Applications folder.






2.     To install the app, just double click on the workflow file on the bottom right and click install.





 


Uninstalling Plug-in

 

1.     Delete (Move to Trash) the /Applications/Exif Video Resolved CameraBrand folder.

2.     In /Users/username/Library/Services/

     delete the file EVR - Resolve metadata for CameraBrand.workflow




How to use on Mac

 

1.     In Finder, select any folder containing .mp4 or .mov files

     then right-click Services>EVR - Resolve Metadata for CameraBrand





 



A CSV file will be created with name “_FolderName_EVR_mac_CameraBrand.csv"

with the Resolve metadata of all mp4/mov files in the folder and sub folders ready to be

imported.


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.