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evrExpanse 3
More powerful than ever!

How to import EXIF metadata into NLEs?
How to transcode Master files and embed metadata?
How to do these things in an easy and smart way?

New:
- Final Cut Pro XML import with media file and metadata
- Assimilate SCRATCH integration with media and metadata
- ASC MHL integration for creating MHL’s files

get metadata & transcode smart

evrExpanse 3 - Highlights

We believe the best recipe to make something great, is to bake with quality ingredients and add dollops of cool stuff

Metadata is Key!

Export Master file metadata and macOs Finder Tags for import into Final Cut Pro®, DaVinci Resolve®, Avid Media Composer®, Assimilate Scratch®, Pomfort Silverstack®

Easy and effective import into Final Cut Pro® and integration with SCRATCH®

By exporting the FCPXML file evrExpanse allows you to easily import media files and metadata into the FCP library. Integration with SCRATCH allows you to automatically import media and metadata into a SCRATCH project.

Smart transcoding Mode

By analyzing the source media files, Smart Mode can avoid re-encoding by reducing processing time and avoiding loss of quality.

Cutting edge technology

With Apple VideoToolBox HW encoding, Smart transcoding mode and tools like: ExifTool, MediaInfo, FFmpeg, ffprobe, ASC MHL tool allows you to process the whole batch with few settings and accurately.

Transcoding with Master file metadata embedding

Smart Transcode in Apple ProRes®, Avid DNxHR®, GoPro CineForm®, DPX and OpenEXR with embedded Master file metadata and macOS Finder Tag.

ASC Media Hash List (ASC MHL)

Integration with ASC Media Hash List (ASC MHL) reference implementation for Metadata Export and Master file Transcoding process.
Why it came to be...

Importing metadata and transcoding has never been easy!

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evrExpanse is a smart, metadata-focused batch file processing tool that allows you to extract metadata and/or transcode master file.

The Metadata Export allow you to extract metadata from different types of cameras for importing it into different NLEs such us: Final Cut Pro®, DaVinci Resolve®, Assimilate SCRATCH®, Avid Media Composer®, Pomfort Silverstack®

The Master Files Transcoding allows you to transcode any multimedia file supported (MOV, MP4, MXF, GoPro .360) into intermediate codecs such as ProRes®, DNxHR®, GoPro CineForm®, DPX® and OpenEXR® codecs with embedded Master file metadata and Finder Tag.

evrExpanse main features: (click to expand)
  • Supported Input file format: MOV, MP4, MXF, GoPro .360
  • Transcoding support: Apple ProRes, Avid DNxHR, GoPro CineForm, DPX, OpenEXR
  • Smart Transcoding, Standard and Passthrough modes.
  • Embed Master file metadata to the transcoded media including Finder Tags (keyword and color).
  • Full support for Apple Silicon and Intel Macs (Universal Apps).
  • Export media file metadata, macOS Finder Tags.
  • Supported NLEs: Final Cut Pro, DaVinci Resolve, Assimilate Scratch, Avid Media Composer, Pomfort Silverstack.
  • Create ASC Media Hash List files (MHL).
  • Bult-in ExifTool, MediaInfo and FFmpeg.

Release notes for the latest version

Professional License
Supported camera metadata: Panasonic, Nikon, Sony Alpha, Fujifilm, Canon, Sony XDCAM, Z Cam, Kinefinity, Atomos (Ninja & Inferno), McPRO24fps, GoPro, Apple iPhone, FiLMIC Pro

Compatibility table

evrExpanse Instruction Manual...

How to import EXIF metadata into NLE

Metadata Export

Since each camera records the same information in different metadata tag, when extracting the same tag for different cameras it is necessary to do it smartly. evrExpanse is among the few, if not the only one, that is able to do this.

By analyzing the metadata of each camera file, evrExpanse is able to recognize the type of camera and correctly map the metadata tags.
Exported metadata files can be imported into the NLE and viewed from there.

Supported file types, NLEs MHL and cameras (click to expand)

Supported media file container: MOV, MP4, MXF

Supported NLEs: DaVinci Resolve, Final Cut Pro, Assimilate SCRATCH, Avid Media Composer, Pomfort Silverstack.

Supported FCPXML version: 1.9 (.fcpxml) and 1.10 (.fcpxmld)

Supported file type: MOV, MP4 and MXF

Supported camera metadata: Panasonic, Nikon, Sony Alpha, Fujifilm, Canon, Sony XDCAM, Z Cam, Kinefinity, Atomos (Ninja & Inferno), McPRO24fps, GoPro, FiLMIC PRO, Apple iPhone.

Supported MHL: ASC MHL creation with hash format xxHash (64-bit, and latest XXH3 with 64-bit and 128-bit), MD5, SHA1, SHA256, C4

evrExpanse 3 adds FCPXML export for Metadata Export and SCRATCH integration for for both Metadata Export and Master File Transcoding.

The FCPXML export function produces a .fcpxml (FCPXML v 1.9) or .fcmld (FCPXMLD v 1.10) file that allows you to import the processed media files and their metadata into a new FCP event within an existing FCP library. All media files already present in an FCP event or timeline inherits the imported metadata of the corresponding processed files.

Integration with SCRATCH allows you to import the processed media files and their metadata into a project automatically through its watch folder.

Also new in evrExpanse 3 is the option to create MHL files which is the reference implementation for the ASC Media Hash List (ASC MHL) format specification by the Advanced Data Management Subcommittee of the ASC Motion Imaging Technology Council (MITC) at the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC).

How to transcode media and embed master file metadata

Master File Transcoding

Master Files Transcoding any MOV / MP4 / MXF / GoPro .360 source media to Apple ProRes, Avid DNxHR, GoPro CineForm, DPX or OpenEXR and embeds the source metadata including any Finder tags (keyword and / or colors) into the transcoded file. The transcoding functionality is based on the latest release of FFmpeg and has been designed with ease of use and efficiency in mind, giving the user only a few options to select from for a smart, smooth and fast experience. The default audio and video transcoding settings have been set with industry standard compression ratio and bit depth.

everExpanse can also process the GoPro 360 proprietary file format which uses a 360-degree video projection type (Equi-Angular Cubemap projection or EAC) not directly compatible with the type of projection (Equirectangular) supported by streaming platforms or video editing applications. evrExpanse converts these .360 files to equirectangular projection video and transcodes them to intermediate codecs embedding the master file metadata for uploading to YouTube or to edit in 360 editors, such as Final Cut Pro, DaVinci Resolve and Adobe Premiere Pro.

Transcode Master file section of the main window

Supported file types, codecs and cameras (click to expand)

Supported input video codec: any codec in the supported container file formats.

Supported output video codec:

  • ProRes: Proxy, LT, 422, 422 HQ, 4444, 4444 XQ
  • DNxHR: DNxHR LB, DNxHR SQ, DNxHR HQ, DNxHR HQX, DNxHR 444
  • CineForm: film3+, film2, film1, high, medium, low and RGB 444
  • Digital Picture Exchange (DPX): RGB 10/12/16 bit, RGBA 8 bit
  • OpenEXR (EXR): RGB/RGBA half/float 16/32 bit Uncompressed/Zip1/RLE compression

Supported input file container: MOV, MP4, MXF, GoPro .360

Supported output file container: MOV, DPX, EXR

Supported camera metadata: Panasonic, Nikon, Sony Alpha, Fujifilm, Canon, Sony XDCAM, Z Cam, Kinefinity, Atomos (Ninja & Inferno), McPRO24fps, GoPro, FiLMIC PRO, Apple iPhone.

Supported MHL: ASC MHL creation with hash format xxHash (64-bit, and latest XXH3 with 64-bit and 128-bit), MD5, SHA1, SHA256, C4

Notes: Master file embedding is not supported for DPX and EXR file format.

The ProRes, DNxHR, CineForm, DPX and OpenEXR codecs are designed to create working copies (Direct Intermediate workflow), which are optimised for editing and have a high quality. In addition, evrExpanse ensures that the Master metadata is preserved in the transcoded file.

Master files Transcoding has three different modes: Smart, Standard and Passthrough.
The key idea of evrExpanse's transcoding function consists of two concepts: transcoding to a good intermediate codec and doing it smart.

  • Smart mode analyses the audio and video streams of the Master file and, based on the type of codec present (ProRes, DNx or CineForm for video and PCM, ACC, MP3, etc. for audio) decides whether to apply the transcoding or the passthrough of audio and video streams. Smart mode also has an option to be compatible with Final Cut Pro since it doesn't support media with CineForm or DNx codecs.

evrExpanse's Smart Transcoding can do it avoiding the computation of parameters already available. An intelligent mapping of the parameters available in Master media into destination media parameters allow skipping many functions and hence reduce the computation load of the transcoding. Audio and video streams are treated independently and they can be transcoded to the desired format or passthrough.

  • Passthrough mode apply pass-through of audio and video streams of master files.
  • Standard mode apply transcoding directly on Master files with the selected settings.

In all these three modes, the Master file metadata is embedded on the transcoded files and can be extracted with the Export Metadata functionality described above. This feature is very important if the capture codec will not be optimised for editing, because in that case it is possible to transcode to a more intuitive editing codec such as ProRes or DNxHR or CineForm and use them throughout the editing workflow (edit , color correction and gradation) without sacrificing the quality and metadata of the Master files. This capability can be offer by very few, if any, other applications on the market. Additionally, when the metadata is copied into the transcoded file, it is also embedded in XMP format, and many metadata can be viewed directly in Adobe Premiere Pro without any additional steps.

Video stream levels of the Master files are interpreted and converted if necessary. No more levels issue in the transcoded file!

Audio streams are mapped 1:1, meaning that the transcoded files will have the same number of audio channels as the master ones.

New in evrExpanse 3 is the integration with SCRATCH that allows you to import the processed media files and their metadata into a project automatically through its watch folder and ASC MHL integration for creating MHL’s files.

Try before you Buy

Try the demo version before buying it!
evrExpanse Demo
In try-out mode it will run with the Professional license and processes only one file.

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evrExpanse Professional license €59,99 (tax excl.)
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