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How to Import video Metadata into Final Cut Pro?
How to Import video Metadata into DaVinci Resolve?
How to Transcode Master Files and embed Metadata?
How to Securely Transfer and Back Up Your Media Files?
How can these Tasks be Seamlessly Integrated?

What's new in evrExpanse 4
- Offload: Secure Transfer files and extract metadata
- Support for Transcoding HEVC (H.265) 10-bit
- Support for Matroska file container (.MKV)
- Full multi-threading with adjustable usage
- Metadata Exporting with X3 to X4 faster speeds
- Support for FCPXML v1.11
- Simplified UI

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evrExpanse 4 - Highlights

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Unlock the Power of Metadata!

Elevated support for metadata workflows, enabling seamless importing to NLEs, transcoding Master Files with embedded metadata, offloading files, and exporting metadata.

Effortless and efficient integration with Final Cut Pro®, DaVinci Resolve®, and other NLEs.

By exporting FCPXML or CSV files, evrExpanse facilitates the seamless import of media files and metadata into the FCP library or other NLEs.

Safely transfer and safeguard your media files.

Employ xxh64 hash format verification to uphold data integrity, ensuring dependable offloading that instills confidence in your backup and facilitates streamlined processing. Recognize zero-byte files as potential signs of corruption

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.

Securing Processed Files with MHLs

Seal folders using ASC MHL or MHL V1.
introducing evrExpanse 4

Streamlined Integration: Metadata Import, Transcoding, and Offloading

evrExpanse is an intelligent batch file processing tool with a focus on metadata. It enables you to extract metadata and seamlessly import metadata into NLEs, securely data transfer, and transcode media files while embedding metadata into the output files.

Metadata Export & NLE Integration

Extract metadata from different types of cameras and file format (MOV, MP4, MXF, MKV and NEV) and import it into different NLEs (Non-Linear Editing systems) such as Final Cut Pro®, DaVinci Resolve®, Assimilate SCRATCH®, Avid Media Composer®, Pomfort Silverstack®

Master Files Transcoding

Transcode any multimedia file supported (MOV, MP4, MXF, MKV, GoPro .360) into intermediate codecs such as ProRes®, DNxHR®, GoPro CineForm®, DPX® and OpenEXR® codecs while retaining embedded Master file metadata and Finder Tags. Additionally, generate proxy files in HEVC (H.265) codec while preserving embedded Master file metadata and Finder Tags.

Offload Data Files

Ensures a secure and reliable data transfer through the use of xxh64 hash, facilitating efficient backup and streamlined processing.

Transcode or Offload with Integration with NLEs = Process Plus©

Experience a game-changing workflow with Process Plus©. We've seamlessly integrated the transcoding and offloading process with metadata export into a single, streamlined step. With Process Plus©, you have the ability to transcode or offload media files and extract metadata in a format that can be directly imported into Non-Linear Editing systems (NLEs).

Here's how it simplifies your media workflow:

Combining Transcoding, Offload and Export Metadata Tasks:

  • Process Plus© streamlines your workflow by consolidating the Transcode/Offload and Export Metadata tasks into a single, cohesive operation. This means that not only are your media files efficiently transcoded/transferred, but their associated metadata is also exported simultaneously.

Bridge to NLEs:

  • Acting as a bridge, Process Plus© ensures that the transcoded or offloaded files seamlessly integrate with NLEs. This integration enhances the efficiency of your editing process, allowing for a more fluid and connected experience when working with media files in editing software like Final Cut Pro®, DaVinci Resolve®, and others.
  • Particularly noteworthy is the real integration with SCRATCH and Final Cut Pro export. Process Plus© provides a cohesive connection between the transcoded or offloaded files and the SCRATCH / Final Cut Pro environment. This integration ensures a smooth transition of media files, along with their metadata, into SCRATCH and Final Cut Pro for further editing and processing.

Process Plus© in evrExpanse acts as a versatile and comprehensive bridge, harmonizing the transcoding/offloading and metadata export tasks and seamlessly integrating transcoded or offloaded files with various NLEs, including a robust connection with SCRATCH and Final Cut Pro. This unified approach enhances your media workflow, offering a more efficient and integrated editing experience.

Full Multi-Thread Support

evrExpanse is engineered to fully leverage the capabilities of your CPU, whether it's an Intel processor or an Apple Silicon chip, across various tasks such as transcoding, metadata exporting, and offloading. Users can adjust the allocation of their CPU's processing power for these tasks, enabling them to customize the application's performance according to their system's capabilities and workload.

Its advanced multi-threading functionality enables efficient handling of batch processing for multiple files concurrently, ensuring rapid throughput and boosting overall productivity.

ASC MHL and MHL V1 sealing

The integration with ASC MHL means that evrExpanse also has the functionality of creating ASC MHL (ASC Media Hash List) files. This is based on the new 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).

The ASC MHL, or Media Hash List, is an important metadata application that tracks the integrity of all media files along with a chain-of-custody and verification of data and provide a reference for digital motion picture production and can be used for data management, archiving and exchange purposes. Sealing with MHL v1 is also supported.

The sealing feature is applicable in Metadata Export, Transcoding, and Offload processes.

evrExpanse 4 full features: (click to expand)
  • Supported Input file format (Metadata Export): MOV, MP4, MXF, MKV, NEV (Nikon RAW)
  • Supported Input file format (Transcoding): MOV, MP4, MXF, MKV, GoPro .360
  • Supported camera metadata: Panasonic, Nikon, Sony Alpha, Fujifilm, Canon, Sony XDCAM, Z Cam, ARRI, Kinefinity, Atomos (Ninja & Inferno), McPRO24fps, GoPro, Apple iPhone, FiLMIC Pro.
  • Transcoding support: Apple ProRes, Avid DNxHR, GoPro CineForm, DPX, OpenEXR, HEVC (H.265)
  • Smart Transcoding, Manual and Passthrough modes.
  • Embed Master file metadata to the transcoded media including Finder Tags (keyword and color).
  • Export media file metadata, macOS Finder Tags.
  • Supported NLEs: Final Cut Pro, DaVinci Resolve, Assimilate Scratch, Avid Media Composer, Pomfort Silverstack.
  • Secure and reliable data transfer through the use of xxh64 hash.
  • Seal processed folder with ASC MHL or MHL v1.
  • macOS version 11 or later.
  • Supported for 64-bit Intel-based Mac or Apple Silicon-based Mac.

Release notes for the latest version

Available Licenses:
  • Professional License
  • FCP-DVR Combo license
  • Final Cut Pro license
  • DaVinci Resolve license
Licenses details (click to expand)
  1. Professional License:
    The Professional license offers users complete control over their metadata management and media organization. With this license, you gain access to all the features and capabilities of evrExpanse, allowing you to master your metadata workflows. It includes advanced metadata exporting, seamless integration with all the supported NLEs, and the ability to create ASC MHL and MHL v1 files. The Professional license is the perfect choice for professionals and power users who require extensive functionality and flexibility in their metadata management.
  2. Final Cut Pro License:
    Tailored specifically for users of Apple's Final Cut Pro video editing software, the Final Cut Pro license enables seamless integration of evrExpanse with the editing environment. By using this license, you can efficiently manage your metadata within Final Cut Pro, taking advantage of all the features and capabilities offered by evrExpanse. Streamline your metadata workflow and enhance your editing experience with this license.
  3. DaVinci Resolve License:
    Designed for users who primarily work with Blackmagic Design's DaVinci Resolve video editing software, the DaVinci Resolve license allows seamless integration of evrExpanse with the editing workflow. By utilizing this license, you can effectively manage your metadata within DaVinci Resolve, leveraging all the features and capabilities provided by evrExpanse. Experience a seamless metadata workflow and enhance your editing efficiency with this license.
  4. FCP-DVR Combo License:
    The FCP-DVR Combo license combines the features of both the Final Cut Pro and DaVinci Resolve licenses, offering a comprehensive package for users. With this license, you can harness the power of evrExpanse in both Final Cut Pro and DaVinci Resolve, providing maximum flexibility and compatibility. Seamlessly integrate evrExpanse into your editing environments, enabling efficient metadata management across different workflows. The FCP-DVR Combo license offers a versatile solution for users who work with both Final Cut Pro and DaVinci Resolve.

All of these licenses grant full access to the Transcoding Master Files and the Offload capabilities, allowing you to optimize your media files according to your specific requirements. Choose the license that best suits your needs and unlock the full potential of evrExpanse for efficient metadata management and media organization.

Metadata Compatibility table...

evrExpanse User Manual...

How to import EXIF metadata into NLE

Metadata Export

Metadata Export is the process of extracting metadata information from digital media files and converting it into a standard format that can be used by other applications or systems. Metadata can include information such as camera settings, timecode, frame rate, resolution, color space, gamma and other technical information about the media file. By exporting metadata, it becomes easier to maintain consistency and accuracy of information across different applications and systems, which can streamline the post-production workflow by allowing metadata to be easily shared between different tools.

New Epstein Class Engine

The metadata export feature in evrExpanse has been greatly improved with the new Epstein class metadata export engine. This has led to a 75% reduction in processing time for metadata export, resulting in significantly faster exports than the previous version.

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

Supported media file container: MOV, MP4, MXF, MKV, NEV (Nikon RAW)

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

Supported FCPXML version: 1.9 (.fcpxml), 1.10 (.fcpxmld) and 1.11 (.fcpxmld)

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

Camera-Aware Metadata Mapping for NLEs

With evrExpanse, metadata extraction and mapping from different cameras is a breeze. The tool is camera-aware, which means it can extract the same metadata type from different cameras in a standardised way. It recognises the type of camera and accurately maps the metadata tags, making it simple to export and import into various Non-Linear Editing (NLE) systems such as DaVinci Resolve©, Final Cut Pro©, Assimilate SCRATCH©, Avid Media Composer©, and Pomfort Silverstack©.

FCPXML Metadata Integration Made Easy

With evrExpanse's FCPXML export function, you can easily import processed media files and their metadata into a new event within an existing FCP library. The exported file is available in two formats: .fcpxml (FCPXML v 1.9) and .fcpxmld (FCPXMLD v 1.10/1.11). When media files are imported, their metadata is inherited by all media files already present in the FCP event or timeline.
Importing the media files and their metadata into Final Cut Pro is straightforward. You can either double-click on the exported file (.FCPXML or .FCPXMLD) and the application will prompt which library to import the files into, or import the FCPXML file directly from within the application.

Nikon RAW support

In addition to its broader format support, evrExpanse 3.6.0 now offers enhanced metadata export capabilities for Nikon RAW (.NEV) files. This means that when working with Nikon RAW footage, you can effortlessly export and manage all associated metadata, ensuring a seamless workflow and precise organization of your media assets.
Moreover, while DaVinci Resolve currently supports Nikon RAW files, it may not inherently read and display their metadata. However, with evrExpanse's metadata export feature, you can seamlessly import and utilize the rich metadata associated with Nikon RAW files. This ensures that your creative projects in DaVinci Resolve are not only visually stunning but also meticulously organized, thanks to comprehensive metadata management.

SCRATCH Integration

The integration with Assimilate SCRATCH© allows you to import automatically the source file, camera metadata and user metadata from evrExpanse into SCRATCH, making it possible to use this information for further analysis and metadata management in your post-production pipeline.

ASC MHL and MHL V1 sealing

During metadata export, evrExpanse provides the option to seal folders using ASC MHL or MHL V1

ASC MHL evrToolbox

The ASC MHL evrToolbox is a free tool, which allows users to check the integrity of media files. The tool computes hashes and compares them to previous MHLs files, as well as checks the file system structure for any discrepancies. It can be used in conjunction with evrExpanse to ensure that any ASC MHLs produced in accordance with the standard specification are accurate and free from errors.

How to transcode media and embed master file metadata

Master File Transcoding

Master Files Transcoding any MOV / MP4 / MXF / MKV /GoPro .360 source media to Apple ProRes, Avid DNxHR, GoPro CineForm, DPX, OpenEXR and HEVC (H.265) and embeds the source metadata including any Finder tags (keyword and / or colors) into the transcoded file.

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
  • HEVC (H.265): 8-bit or 10-bit support with high, medium and low profile

Supported input file container: MOV, MP4, MXF, MKV, 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.

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

Media Transcoding Perfectionist

The key feature of the transcoding engine is its ability to convert digital media files into an intermediate codec while maintaining the quality of the original file. This includes preserving the resolution, aspect ratio, color accuracy, gamma, contrast, and audio structure of the original file. During transcoding, the audio streams are mapped on a one-to-one basis, preserving the same number of tracks and audio channels as the master files.

Additionally, the transcoding engine is be able to efficiently process a large number of files in batch mode, apply the same transcoding settings to all of them simultaneously, and preserve metadata information.

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

The user interface and input parameters in evrExpanse have been designed to be easy to use and efficient, with only a few options to choose from. This is intended to make the transcoding process fast and seamless for the user.

360 Video Converter

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.

A broad selection of intermediate codecs

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. Additionally, there is a proxy codec available, such as HEVC (H.265), ideal for generating proxies for quick and convenient transfers.

Smart Transcoding Mode

The Smart transcoding mode in evrExpanse is a feature that analyzes the audio and video streams of the master file and decides whether to apply transcoding or passthrough based on the type of codec present. Audio and video streams are treated independently and they can be transcoded to the desired format or passthrough.

Smart mode also has an option to be compatible with Final Cut Pro since it doesn't support media with CineForm or DNx codecs.

For example, if the video codec is ProRes or DNx and the audio codec is PCM, then the software will choose to passthrough the video and audio streams instead of transcoding them to maintain maximum quality. However, if the audio codec is MP3 or ACC, then the software will choose to transcode the audio to a lossless codec, such as WAV or AIFF, to maintain the best possible audio quality.

Master Metadata Embedding

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.

Process Plus©: Streamlined Transcoding & Metadata Integration for NLEs

Process Plus© in evrExpanse simplifies your media workflow by combining the Transcode and Export Metadata tasks. With a single click, you can effortlessly transcode media files and export metadata simultaneously, saving time and effort. This streamlined feature enhances productivity, retains valuable metadata, and seamlessly integrates transcoded files and metadata for further analysis and integration with other applications.

ASC MHL and MHL V1 sealing

During transcoding, evrExpanse provides the option to seal folders using ASC MHL or MHL V1

How to ensure a secure and reliable data transfer

Offload

The Offload function in evrExpanse is a pivotal feature designed to facilitate the efficient and secure transfer of media files while preserving essential metadata. Let's take an in-depth look at the key aspects of this indispensable function:

User-Friendly Interface

With its user-friendly design, the Offload function simplifies the process of transferring media files, making it straightforward and accessible. Users can initiate transfers with ease, minimizing the need for intricate configurations.

Hidden Files and Folders Management

Users have the option to choose whether to ignore hidden files and folders during the offload process. This feature streamlines the transfer, excluding system-related or unnecessary files and focusing on essential media content.

Extended Attributes Inclusion

The 'Include Extended Attributes' option ensures that crucial metadata, such as Finder tags associated with files, is preserved during the offload operation. This is particularly beneficial for maintaining organizational structures and visual cues in the destination files.

Incremental Backup Support

Offload supports incremental backup, optimizing storage space by transferring only new or modified files since the last backup. This not only conserves resources but also accelerates the offloading process.

Checksum Verification

Comprehensive checksum verification for both source and destination files is achieved using the xxh64 hash, guaranteeing data integrity. This meticulous process ensures that transferred files are identical to their source, even during incremental backups, providing a reliable backup and instilling confidence in the offloaded data.

Corruption Check

In evrExpanse, the Corruption Check feature acts as a safeguard against data integrity issues. Specifically, it notifies users if there are zero-byte files detected before the Offloading process. Recognizing zero-byte files as potential signs of corruption, this feature serves as an essential tool to maintain the quality and completeness of your media assets. By promptly identifying and addressing these issues, users can ensure a reliable and error-free Offloading operation.

Transfer Report Transparency

The option to save a detailed transfer report at the destination enhances transparency. This report includes essential information such as filenames, timestamps, and any encountered issues or errors during the offload process.

The Offload function in evrExpanse 4 stands as a cornerstone for reliable and organized media management. Its intuitive design, coupled with robust features, ensures a smooth and secure transfer of media files while preserving critical metadata for a streamlined and efficient workflow.

Supported file types and features
  • Supported input file type: any
  • Support for ignoring hidden files and folders
  • Support for include/exclude Extended Attributes
  • Support for incremental backup
  • Verify checksums with xxh64 hash for both source and destination files in all scenarios, including the first copy and when the destination file is already present.
  • Detect zero-byte files before the Offloading process.

Process Plus©: Streamlined Offloading & Metadata Integration for NLEs

Process Plus© in evrExpanse simplifies your media workflow by combining the Offload and Export Metadata tasks. With a single click, you can effortlessly transfer media files and export metadata simultaneously, saving time and effort. This streamlined feature enhances productivity, retains valuable metadata, and seamlessly integrates offloading files and metadata export for further analysis and integration with other applications.

ASC MHL and MHL V1 sealing

During offloading, evrExpanse provides the option to seal folders using ASC MHL or MHL V1

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