who is Marvin?

For anyone working in post-production, Marvin will be your new best friend.  Marvin is a one-stop-shop for processing Avid’s EDL, XML, ALE, marker, and subcap files.  It also extracts scene info from Final Draft and ScriptE, which you can use to create continuities or populate a shots database.  There aren’t any plugins, and you don’t need to know anything about regular expressions!

 

data manipulation

Do you want to number 200 shots across 10 scenes?  Marvin can automatically name them in seconds.  Have you ever misspelled the sequence code in hundreds of shots?  Marvin can instantly fix those too.  Do your subcaps get cut off on multi-plate shots?  Marvin is smart enough to detect them and cover the full length.

dailies prep

Using ALEs, Marvin makes it easy to add custom metadata columns that merge with your master clips, set handles and tracks to create subclips, and specify a mark in to more quickly export thumbnails for your codebook.

export options

Marvin lets you export markers and subcaps with or without descriptions in case you have to remove them before turning over to vendors.  It can also move markers to the head, tail, or even center of cuts.  And if you already have your own shot tracker, Marvin exports everything in CSV and XLSX formats for easy importing into any database!

marker management

Even before Avid thought it was a useful feature, Marvin enabled users to easily modify the color and track of multiple markers at the same time.  Marvin also has filters for marker color, track, name, and type so that you can quickly narrow them down for whatever you need.

scene data

Marvin can extract the sluglines, descriptions, page numbers, and scene lengths from Final Draft and ScriptE files.  Avoid having to figure out and retype all of that script information every time there’s a new version.

change lists | redefined

You’ll never look at a change list the same way after you’ve seen Marvin’s cut changes tool!  Using intuitive, easy to recognize, and patented icons, Marvin visually represents changes between two versions of a cut.  Once Marvin has analyzed your sequences, simply export a PDF and send it to your vendor!