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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?

get metadata & transcode smart

evrExpanse Highlights

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

Smart Transcoding Mode

evrExpanse analyses the source media and applies the optimal settings

Awesome Technology

evrExpanse uses the best technologies such as: ExifTool, MediaInfo, FFmpeg, ffprobe, MHL tool

Metadata is Key!

From importing into NLE to transcoding master files

Automatic Batch Processing

One set of settings for batch processing (settings per batch)

Transcode and embed Master file Metadata

Smart Transcode in Apple ProRes®, Avid DNxHR® and GoPro CineForm® and embeds master files metadata and macOS Finder Tag

Easy import of metadata into NLE

Export master file metadata and macOs Finder Tags for import into DaVinci Resolve®, Avid Media Composer®, Assimilate Scratch®, Pomfort Silverstack®
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 from different types of cameras and then import it into major NLEs.

The new Master Files Transcoding allows you to transcode any multimedia file (MOV, MP4, MXF) into intermediate codecs such as ProRes, DNxHR and CineForm codecs with embedded Master file metadata and Finder Tag so that they can be imported into NLE in one step later with evrApp applications such as evrExpanse itself, evrDVR (DaVinci Resolve) and evrX (Final Cut Pro).

evrExpanse main features:
  • Create Media Hash List file (MHL) with MD5 checksum.
  • Transcode to Apple ProRes, Avid DNxHR, GoPro CineForm
  • Smart Transcoding, Standard and Passthrough modes.
  • Embed Master file metadata to the transcoded media.
  • Embed Finder Tags (keyword and color) to the transcoded media.
  • Full support for Apple Silicon Macs (Universal Apps).
  • Export EXIF metadata, macOS Finder Tags to DaVinci Resolve.
  • Export EXIF metadata to DaVinci Resolve, Assimilate Scratch, Avid Media Composer, Pomfort Silverstack.
  • Bult-in ExifTool, MediaInfo and FFmpeg.
  • Fully Apple certified and notarized.
  • Ability to self-check, download & install updates.

Release notes for the latest version

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

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 NLE and viewd from there.

  • Supported NLEs: DaVinci Resolve, Avid Media Composer, Assimilate Scratch, Pomfort Silverstack.
  • Supported file type: MOV, MP4 and MXF
  • Supported camera: Panasonic, Nikon, Sony Alpha, Fujifilm, Canon, Sony XDCAM, Z Cam, Kinefinity, Atomos (Ninja & Inferno), McPRO24fps, GoPro, FiLMIC PRO, Apple iPhone.
How to transcode media and embed master file metadata

Master File Transcoding

Master Files Transcoding any MOV / MP4 / MXF source media to Apple ProRes, Avid DNxHR or GoPro CineForm and copy the source metadata including any Finder tags (keyword and / or colors) into the transcoded file. The transcoding functionality is based on 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.

Supported file types, codecs and cameras

Supported input video codec: almost any

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)

Supported input file type: MOV, MP4 and MXF

Supported output file type: MOV

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

The ProRes, DNxHR and CineForm 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 analyzes 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.

Try before you Buy

Try the demo version before buying it!
evrExpanse Demo download 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

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