Who Uses MARVIN?

MARVIN makes digital cinematography simple and safe. After a straightforward, one-time set-up at the start of a new project, MARVIN automates everything you need to do with your data during production.

MARVIN for Camera Owners: Production Solution in-a-Box

Fast, affordable, robust

Your camera is your art. It is also your business. MARVIN helps you realize the value of your investment with a cost-effective solution that covers all the bases for digital cinema production.

Whether you’re shooting for a day or for three months, MARVIN automates the workflow for you. Simply enter the parameters for each project at the start of production, boot up the system each day, add your media when it’s ready, tell MARVIN when it’s End of Day, and replace the LTO tapes. Repeat daily as required.

MARVIN helps you work faster so you can deliver sooner. MARVIN saves you the agony and the cost of data loss, and gives you a significant value-add when bidding on new projects.

MARVIN for Filmmakers: The Tools of the Craft

Built-in dailies creation, reduced risk of data loss and improved data security

Digital cinematography is coming closer and closer to the matching the strengths of film, but the workflows haven’t caught up – until now. MARVIN offers an all-in-one workflow solution for your production data.

In one automated process, MARVIN creates your master tapes and backs everything up to RAID5, as well as your offline QuickTimes, and daily DVDs organized by chapter and shooting day. The efficiencies of the MARVIN workflow mean that production companies will easily recoup the cost of the equipment within one year.

A simplified workflow is only one of the ways in which MARVIN helps filmmakers save money: the added layer of data security virtually eliminates the risk of having to re-shoot scenes because of lost data. This removes worry, and may reduce insurance costs.

MARVIN for Rental Houses: The State of the Art

Easy-to-operate, fewer data disasters and it supports the most popular digital cinema cameras

Everyone wants the latest and greatest equipment, but no one wants the headaches. MARVIN is simple to operate and provides nearly foolproof data protection. That means less time training the customer and fewer headaches dealing with data disasters.

Setting up MARVIN for a new project can be done together with the customer in a matter of minutes. Operating MARVIN is simple because all the core functions are automated. Customers can be guided through the controls, or hire a DIT to operate the system.

MARVIN supports the most popular digital cinema cameras, serving as the central hub for any combination of cameras – collecting, logging, backing up, and distributing all of the data from each day of shooting.

MARVIN for Broadcasters: The New Standard in Reliability

Bullet-proof reliability, standardized production protocols, and asset management architecture

MARVIN is the place where the digital data workflows finally match broadcast reliability standards. MARVIN offers broadcast productions asset management protocols along with the built-in redundancy for added data protection.

MARVIN systems quickly pay for themselves through efficiencies both in production and by providing built-in cataloging for asset libraries. With MARVIN, every shot is logged and tagged with any project, or broadcast network-specific metadata allowing for easy retrieval and processing far into the future.

At the present time, LTO tape is widely regarded as the safest media for data storage, but MARVIN is media-agnostic and can easily accommodate new storage technologies as these arise.

MARVIN for Post Houses: Every Asset in Its Place

Only open the shots you need, data security and metadata support

MARVIN InPost is an affordable companion application for managing shots and processing EDLs from MARVIN productions.

With MARVIN InPost, facilities have a reliable asset management and annotation system. Only those shots selected in the EDL/XML will be loaded and processed, saving time and unnecessary effort.

MARVIN allows filmmakers to log shooting notes, aiding communications between production, editorial, post, and finishing.