a human-friendly solution for post-production data manipulation
what is Marvin?
For anyone working in post production, Marvin will be your new best friend. Marvin is a one-stop-shop for parsing 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 how to code anything in FileMaker or RegEx!
auto-prep your vfx
Do you need to number 200 shots across 10 scenes? Marvin can automatically ID 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.
change your change list
You’ll never look at a change list in the same way after you’ve seen Marvin’s cut changes tool. Marvin visually represents changes between two versions of a cut using intuitive, easy to recognize, and patented icons. Once Marvin has analyzed your sequences, simply export a PDF and send it to your vendor!
cutting in shots slowly is so 2022
Stop hunting through sequences for every shot in vendor submissions. Stop jumping to the same frame in every clip before cutting it in. Stop wasting time! Instead, let Marvin generate an EDL of every version that is perfectly placed, so that you can focus on reviewing the shots, not on cutting them in.
prep dailies faster
Using ALEs, Marvin makes it easy to add custom metadata columns that merge with your master clips. You can also set handles and tracks to create subclips or specify a mark in to export more relevant thumbnails for your codebook.
make markers work for you
Marvin has filters for marker color, track, name, and type, so you can search for whatever you need and then export lists for anyone. Update markers en masse in seconds. There’s even a hidden way to see when each marker was created and last modified.
tailor your export options
Marvin lets you export markers and subcaps with or without descriptions if you need to quickly remove them before turning over to a vendor. It can also move markers to the head, tail, or even center of cuts. And if you’re using your own shot tracker, Marvin exports everything in CSV and XLSX formats for easy importing into everything including ShotGrid, FileMaker, Excel, and Sheets!