This is our in-development replacement for the Classic Moxion Desktop and Viewer modes. Designed to be more like a folder system experienced through the macOS Finder or Explorer in Windows. It also makes the assets you have access to across any productions or folders globally available to search or actions such as playlink creation.
It's still in the early stages, but this guide will help walk you through everything we have now.
Please note that the Finder and the MX6 redesign are currently in an early, closed beta stage. As such, they are only available to a few of our users. If you're interested in learning more, or would like the opportunity to participate in our testing, please contact email@example.com.
Within the finder itself, there are five areas to make note of; the Finder Bar, Folder Browser, Asset Viewer, Information and Metadata Panel, and Persistent Player.
More is coming to this space, but right now it has three main parts, each with their own function.
On the left side is the side nav lock, which lets you fix that panel to always be open or set it back to mouse over.
On the right side are the connectivity status check, which lists information about your playback capabilities on Moxion.
You'll also find our Help button, which contains our full, searchable knowledge base and gives you the ability to reach out to Moxion support staff without having to leave the app!
Located along the left side of the app next to the side nav bar, this lets you navigate through all of the groups, productions and folders that you've been added to. Anything that's listed here can be selected, and will affect what's displayed in the center viewer panel. Choosing the production, for instance, will show you all the top level folders in it, and the information panel will give you details about the production:
While selecting a folder will display all the assets in it as the information panel runs down both details on the folder and its current settings.
Any folders that contain subfolders can also be clicked open to show those without having to navigate inside or away from what's currently displayed in the asset viewer:
This takes up the whole center panel and displays all of the assets that have been uploaded to the folder you've got selected.
These can be grouped by a number of different kinds of metadata as needed, and quickly sorted by newest first or last.
Each asset has a menu of additional options you can open up by clicking a vertically-aligned ellipsis. As always, the options available to anyone will depend on their permission level, but an Admin would see the following:
Here's a quick breakdown of each option:
- Download Asset - Allows you to download the asset for viewing offline. Certain permission levels can also download source or non-watermarked files.
- Playlists - These are used to build the assets you'll review in a realtime room.
- Playlinks - Add the assets to a link you can share directly to one or more people.
- Open in Viewer - Opens the asset in the Viewer from our old design.
The last thing to note about the asset viewer is the clickable file path at the top of it:
Any of the options there can be clicked on and will open up whichever part of the folder structure you want to go to.
Living on the right side of the app, this displays contextual information about selections you've made in either the Folder Browser or Asset Viewer. If it's a folder, production or group, you'll only see the information panel itself and the relevant details about what you're looking at.
It's open by default, but clicking either icon will hide it and give you a bit more screen real estate for viewing assets.
Selecting an asset will show you some basic file details, but you'll also have the option to open up and view the metadata of the asset itself:
This information can come directly from the file, or be added and updated after the face using an ALE.
If you need a bit more screen real estate, you can click either panel to minimize it, and the asset viewer will adjust to fill up the extra space.
The Information Panel is also where you can add a visual element to any production. This can be found under the Production Image section of the panel when you've got a production selected.
Click the vertical ellipsis to open up a menu and from there choose the Upload new option.
Find the file you want to add in the window that pops up and then add it. Once that's done, it will go through uploading and processing steps:
After those have finished, the image will now show up in any location on Moxion where the poster is used to represent it, including the Apple TV app.
These are the playback controls for any assets you want to view on Moxion, and it lives permanently along the bottom of the app.
Going from left to right, we've got:
- The playback buttons - Previous clip, back 10 seconds, Play, forward 10 seconds, and next clip.
- Timecode selection - Lets you choose between SRC and ABS time codes in addition to frame number.
- Timeline and playhead - Shows your progress through a clip.
- Full screen - Playback defaults to a windowed view in the asset viewer, but this will let you use all of your display!
- Resolution and dynamic range indicators - Shows relevant details about the quality of assets you're viewing.
- Volume - Adjustable and mutable
- Playback quality selection - Lets you manually choose from available playback options.
- Transport control options - Adjust things like auto- and sequential playback, shows keyboard shortcuts, and more.