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!

Watch the Marvin teaser!

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.  You can also set handles and tracks to create subclips or specify a mark in to export more relevant 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 including ShotGrid, FileMaker, Excel, and Sheets!

marker management

Long before Avid added these features, Marvin let users easily modify the color and track of multiple markers at the same time.  Marvin also has filters for color, track, name, and type so that you can quickly narrow down markers for whatever you need.  There’s even a way to see when each one was created and last modified.

script 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.  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!