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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 Two Things in an Easy and Smart way?

- Added support for Nikon RAW (.NEV) files
- Enhanced Camera Notes tag with additional metadata fields
- Added Rating Metadata support for Nikon/Canon/Panasonic Cameras
- Transcode Plus©: Streamlined Transcoding and Metadata Export
- Lightning-fast metadata exports with Epstein class engine
- 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

📣 Latest Release Note

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.
introducing evrExpanse 3

Importing metadata and transcoding has never been easy!


evrExpanse is a smart, metadata-focused batch file processing tool that allows you to extract metadata and/or transcode master files while embedding metadata into the output files.

Metadata Export

Allows you to extract metadata from different types of cameras and format (MOV, MP4, MXF 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

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.

Combined Workflow = Transcode Plus©

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

evrExpanse full features: (click to expand)
  • Supported Input file format (Metadata Export): MOV, MP4, MXF, NEV (Nikon RAW)
  • Supported Input file format (Transcoding): MOV, MP4, MXF, 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
  • 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.
  • Create ASC Media Hash List files (MHL).
  • macOS version 10.9 (Mavericks) or later.
  • Supported for 64-bit Intel-based Mac or Apple Silicon-based Mac.

Release notes for the latest version

Available Licenses: (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 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 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.

Professional License
FCP-DVR Combo license
Final Cut Pro license
DaVinci Resolve license

evrExpanse 3 - 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 version 3.2.0 has been greatly improved with the updated 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, NEV (Nikon RAW)

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

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). 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 Integration

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.

ASC MHL evrToolbox

The ASC MHL evrToolbox is a free tool included in the evrApp, 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 / 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.

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
  • 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.

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.

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.

Transcode Plus©: Streamlined Transcoding & Metadata Integration for NLEs

Transcode 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.

SCRATCH and ASC MHL Integration

evrExpanse offers integration with SCRATCH, which enables the automatic import of processed media files and their metadata into a project through its watch folder. It also supports ASC MHL integration for creating MHL files.

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