Moxion Terminology

Here's a rundown of some of the terminology we use when talking about different aspects of Moxion's system.

Action Menu

This is an icon that allows you to interact with a Group, Production, Folder, Batch or Asset. Clicking one will open a menu off to the side of the particular card, giving you a range of actions to take.

The actions available from the menu are dependent on your permission level and what kind of card the action menu is connected to. An Asset, for example, will give you a different set of actions than a Group does.


Any file that's been uploaded to Moxion. This can be anything from a PDF or still to audio or video clips.


A container for assets in Moxion. Differs from a Folder because it can only contain files, where Folders contain both assets and users who can access those assets. 

Batches are usually created at the start of the upload process when choosing where the upload will go. They can also be made during the Move/Copy workflow, or at any time in the Viewer tab.

If you're using Moxion for Dailies, you will most likely see batches that are labeled in reference to shoot days. They can also refer to a generic type of asset that's been added to the batch (e.g. Promo Stills), or to a more specific part of the Production's workflow (WIP-ASSEMBLY_1080p_(8/9_-_LOCKED_SOUND).


A visual container for information. These can be referring to anything from a Contact to an Asset. 

Codecs & Wrappers

A Codec denotes the software used for the encoding and decoding of video and audio file formats. When a video with audio is rendered from a piece of editing software it creates what's called a Wrapper for that file. The wrapper will include the codec-compressed video and audio, as well as any information or metadata needed by the rendering device's data format enabling the video and audio codec to be decoded by the target hardware.

Moxion supports most common codecs and wrappers, from MP4 and Quicktime to ProRes and DNx (just keep in mind that the latter two are very processor-intensive).


This is the organization to which your license agreement is attached, and which houses both Productions crated within it, as well as any contacts you add.

If you're across more than one, you can change between them using the Company Switcher.


Any user that's been added to the list of your Company Contacts before getting assigned to a Folder or Team.

DRM (Digital Rights Management)

An industry-standard, base-level of security that helps prevent the unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material. Safari and anything in Apple's ecosystem utilize FairPlay, while Chrome uses Widevide. 

Folders (and subfolders)

Containers for Assets and the people who need to have access to them, these represent a level of organization one level below Productions. They're typically designated by a workflow-specific purpose (e.g. Scripts, Dailies (Unreleased), Selects, etc.), but can be created and customized to however you would like your Production organized.

These are displayed in an Icon view by default:

But you can also choose List view to take the most advantage of any nested Folder structure you have or would like to build out:

Function Tabs

These icons represent each function you can perform in the Viewer. The left to right order here corresponds the the top-to-bottom order in which they appear there. 

From the left (top) to the right (bottom) they are:


A type of file information which contains specific details about the methods used to create it. Moxion can automatically incorporate in-camera and on-set information from ALE, WAV, or XML files. You can also manually enter it directly into the Asset records themselves.

MFA (Multi-Factor Authentication)

Multi-factor authentication is any security measure for login that requires more than one method of validating your identity using an independent set of credentials to grant access. 

Moxion combines access codes sent to your cell phone and connection to Google Authenticator for MFA verification processes.


A Contact that's been added to a Production, Folder, or Team who can then view assets, leave comments, or perform any other actions allowed by their permission level within Moxion. 


The topmost level of organization for any single creative project on Moxion. Typically a feature film or season of episodic TV. 

Realtime Review

This allows a group of users to conduct live, synchronous sessions with one or more assets complete with live text and audio chat, all without having to leave the security of the Moxion workspace.

Transport Controls

Panels for interacting or displaying information related to whatever asset you've currently selected. These comprise panels both above

And below the player.

Comments that have been left on the asset will show up as colored dots along the timeline, which can be divided up for editorial review using an EDL. Action metadata from Immediates is displayed along the timeline, and you'll also be able to see at a glance the resolution and dynamic range of any video you've selected.