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ViArchive XPRESS version 5.0 –
Presenting the Map module

The new version of ViArchive XPRESS includes a map module which allows users to sync GPS data along the timeline of video clips. A clip which was recorded from a moving vehicle/drone for example, can be accompanied by the route the vehicle/drone was driving or flying. Current location in the map is also shown as you play the clip.

The map module in ViArchive XPRESS allows users to sync videos with GPS data along the timeline.

How does the syncing work?

In order to show GPS location on the timeline of a video clip, you need to record a GPS track. This is often done by an own device (GPS track recorder), but is now also available as a service/app on a range of mobile devices.

ViArchive XPRESS currently supports GPS tracks in the format GPX. The GPX file contains GPS points recorded in a sequence with time stamp. It can also contain data on altitude, positioning, speed and more. You can read more about GPX files here.

A video file and a GPX file can be paired and synced on their time-stamps in ViArchive XPRESS.


The result is that you can watch a video clip and at the same time follow the track along which it was filmed on the map. To jump to a location in the video you can now also click on a section of the track in the map.

What if the time stamps of the camera and the GPS track recorder were not synchronized when the recording was made?
Discrepancies between the two devices can be corrected in ViArchive XPRESS by an easy to use synchronization interface where you simply define how much off the GPS track is in +/- days/hours/minutes/seconds.


The Maps:

The map module comes with access to freely available maps (Bing Maps, Open Street Maps), but can also be connected to various Web Map Tile Services (WMTS) like ArcGIS from Esri.

Images & GPS points:

The map module can also be used to view and edit images’ GPS location. This can be done both on singular images and in batch (add the same GPS location to several images at once). For images without existing GPS tag, it is easy to create one and drag it to the correct location on the map – this location can then be saved to the file.


Other new features in version 5.0

Version 5.0 of ViArchive XPRESS also includes:
  • Metadata on multiple files – see multiple values and select the value to save to that field on all files
  • Previews for more filetypes – i.e. PDF, PSD
  • Quick Rating – rate and sort files with stars (also in batch)
  • Union Searches – search in more archives simultaneously (with ViArchive Server)

New Possibilities with ViArchive XPRESS

ViArchive XPRESS is our own desktop program developed for fast & easy texting and uploading of video files to video archives. The last months we have made several improvements and additions to ViArchive XPRESS. Among them are;

xpress_browseBrowse functionality:

We have added practical and user friendly browse functionality to XPRESS. You can now explore and filter images and videos in all folders and drives. The files are shown in grid view and you can see EXIF Metadata existing on the files. You may also edit the metadata on the files or add them to your process queue.

Browse & import:

xpress_browseimportWith the new browse & import function, it is now even easier to browse and import files from drives and discs. You can browse your folders and drives, and show the contents of a folder. A preview window makes it possible to play video clips, view images and even scroll through the pages of a PDF.

Import is easy and intuitive; choose your files, choose your destination and import. For more advanced needs, we have also included a range of file naming templates and the option to create category/date sub-folders in the destination folder.

xpress_playfiltersPlay filters for videos:

We have added adjustment filters for viewing videos. The filters can be used one by one, or in combination. The available filters include deinterlace, color balance, sharpen and rotate/flip. The filters have controls which the user can fine-tune.


xpress_imagefunctionsAdditional functionality for working with images:

Images can now be cropped , resized or converted to grayscale, directly in ViArchive XPRESS.

We have also added support for more image formats, like RAW and TIFF.



ViArchive XPRESS

ViArchive XPRESS brings accuracy to your video archives –
from upload.

ViArchive XPRESS is a product developed to facilitate precise uploading of videos and segments of videos to archives. Users can prepare files for upload by cutting and transcoding, and edit / enter metadata before uploading to the video archive. As the metadata is added before upload, the videos are instantly searchable in the online archives.

XPRESS_overviewThe software is developed with the special needs of environments in mind, where only segments of video files are of interest to upload to the archives, like for example surveillance, police and defense. The software is also used in research, media and corporate organisations.

ViArchive XPRESS is a desktop application for Windows.


Cut/Transcode, MXF files & Capture: Users can prepare files for upload by cutting and transcoding clips. Cutting out a segment is quick and user friendly. Entire files may be transcoded as well. The solution supports the H264 / AAC codec (mp4 and f4v). Users may also cut and transcode files in batch. ViArchive XPRESS supports unwrapping MXF files and has a screen capture function.

keyframesMetadata: Users can easily add or change file info and keywords. The metadata layout is fully customizable in the template editor included in the application, and can be configured with masks for accurate filling in i.e. serial numbers etc. XPRESS also allows users to add searchable keywords to key frames and to durations along the time line of clips, which can be used for clip navigation.
ViArchive XPRESS provides an autofill function for adding metadata by an ODB Connection.

Archiving: ViArchive XPRESS provides for both server and hard-copy archives. Video files texted and ready for uploading to the archives can be added to an upload queue and uploaded by batch. You may also cut, transcode and upload in one action. The application also features burning of data DVDs, and a local archive on the workstation.

Users of ViArchive XPRESS can access server archives and execute actions on archived files. This allows users to search archived content, adjust metadata on files, organize files in project folders, cut, transcode & download files from the archive, directly in the desktop application.

map_vidWorking with maps: ViArchive XPRESS provides a map module which allows users to sync videos with GPS data along the timeline. A video file and a GPX file (containing GPS points recorded along with the video recording) can be paired and synced.

This means that for example a clip which was recorded from a moving vehicle can be accompanied by a map of the route the vehicle was driving. Current location in the map is also showed  as you play the clip. The map module can also be used to view and edit images GPS location.

Read more about the map module.

User friendly workflow

ViArchive XPRESS includes user friendly features which contributes to a streamlined workflow which is easy to understand and quick to use.

Import media: ViArchive XPRESS features an import media panel where the user can browse and view the content of various data sources. The import media panel allows users to keep original file names or use templates to rename files.

Batch actions:  xpress_workflowXPRESS provides batch actions which makes it fast and easy to execute the same action on multiple files at once. Import media from camera or local harddrive and add your selected clips or segments to the queue. Then you can for example add metadata, cut, transcode or upload all files in one operation.

Customizable application layout:  The option to blend out not needed functionality from the application and float/dock application windows, contributes to the user friendly workflow. Metadata templates are fully customizable.

Functionality overview

Cutting, transcoding & file handling:

  • import media panel w/renaming masks
  • cutting out segments of video files
  • transcoding full videos or segments
  • syncing GPX files with video files (GPS location along timeline)
  • unwrap MXF files (to AVI and XMP)
  • screen capture
  • batch: actions on multiple files in one operation


  • viewing and editing metadata & saving XMP-sidecar
  • autofill metadata from database (ODBC)
  • metadata template editor

Archiving, exporting & burning:

  • uploading to server archives
  • burning files to data DVDs
  • exporting files to other applications
  • organize and search a local XPRESS archive
  • access, browse and search server archives

Included support:

  • support of H264 / AAC codec (mp4 and f4v)
  • support for audio and image files


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