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Lightning-fast imports from your hard drives and cameras. Cosmos will copy in content from your camera, but only link to content from your hard drives (this can be controlled in the Preferences). Importing from hard drives is remarkably fast.

Quick Preview

Whenever you start off a Camera Import, the contents of your Camera will be quickly displayed on the screen. From this screen you can just Import the content that you select, or Import everything.

Batch Importing

When you have a whole lot of content spread across many folders you can use the Filesystem Import. This starts from the folder that you give it and imports all supported content types that it finds. Cosmos recreates the filesystem folder structure using Groups and Albums.

Fast Camera Imports

As soon as you plug in your camera, Cosmos automatically detects it and displays its contents. Cosmos knows what you have already imported from the camera so will only display assets that it does not yet hold.

Cosmos does not convert footage as it copies it from your camera. This gives you imports that will go as fast as your camera can copy files onto your hard drive.

Even Faster File Imports

When importing content from your file system, Cosmos will only link to the content, not copy it in (although this can be changed in the Preferences). Importing from an existinging file system is super-fast!

Supports all Cameras!

Cosmos supports all modern camera types. This includes high-end AVCHD cameras through to simple point-and-click digital still cameras. iPhone4 and iPad are also supported.

Native Storage

Cosmos stores your imported movies in their original format. This gives you fast imports and a small library to manage. For AVCHD especially, converted videos take up over 10x the space of the originals.

Save Money

The AVCHD video format is very highly compressed. If you rely on the in-built Apple converters from iMovie and Final Cut you will end up with converted video at least 10 times the size of the originals. No matter how much disk space you have, this process will eventually cost you money that you don't need to spend. More storage means more money and more chance of having a hard drive fail on you.

Use Cosmos, save your money and keep your movies in their compressed, original form and only convert them when you are ready to edit.

Preserve Originals

Whatever video or image formats you use, Cosmos will preserve the originals. We are bound to see more native AVCHD editing applications in the future as computers become more powerful. With Cosmos your original footage will be preserved so that you can take advantage of new technologies as they are released.


Browse your clips using the handy Filmstrip view. By displaying many Filmstrips on the screen at once, Cosmos allows you to quickly browse through a huge number of movies very quickly.

Filmstrip View

Cosmos has been built to provide a great way to browse your movies - Filmstrip View. This view lets you see keyframes of your movies laid out across the screen.

Poster View

Poster View is the normal way of browsing your Library. Using the tried and tested thumbnail approach, you can quickly see the first movie frame or photos in your Library.


Organise your photos and movies into Groups and Albums. Create a Tag hierarchy and tag your photos and movies to make them easier to search.


Albums are created automatically as you import assets into Cosmos. The idea is that Cosmos creates Albums as you import from your Camera or Filesystem, then you can place those Albums wherever you like in you library.

Assets can appear in any number of Albums across your Library. If an asset is removed from all Albums it is placed in the Trash so that you can delete it completely if required.

When importing from your camera, your content is automatically split into separate Albums if the assets span more than one day.

Preference settings are provided to control how Auto-splitting behaves.


Groups allow you to create a hierarchy to store your Albums. There is no limit to the number of Groups or levels that you set up in Cosmos, but we recommend no more than 5 levels deep otherwise it can get too complex to find your way around.


Create a whole Keyword structure to help stay organised. You can apply keywords to any content item, then use Keywords to search and navigate around your Library.


Update your titles, descriptions and other metadata. Each asset can have its Title, Date and Notes updated.


The original title of you content will be set to the filename. You can edit this in Cosmos to be something more meaningful to you, and something that you might want to search on later.


Every content item can have its Notes updated with up to 255 characters. All text in the Notes field is available for searching.


During the Import process, each content item has it's Date set to the file creation date on the camera/filesystem. This works fine when you are importing from a camera, but when you import from a filesystem, sometimes the dates are not right. With Cosmos you can easily correct the Date to match the real recording/shooting date of the asset.


Cosmos handles photos too. Keep all of your content in one easy location.


Every video camera on the market today has a photo-taking mode. Don't keep video and photos in separate apps. Keep all of your video camera footage in the one place with Cosmos.


Plug your camera in to your Mac and let Cosmos do the rest. Photos and Videos will be imported all at once. Photos and Video clips will appear in order in the new Album that is created.


Run as many self-contained Libraries as you need.

Self Contained

Cosmos uses a 'Library' to manage your content. Each Library is completely self-contained, so you can have as many as you like.


Each Library is self-contained, so can be shared with other Cosmos users. Put the LIbrary onto an external hard drive and give it to whoever you like. Easily share terabytes of video footage.

Fast Switching

Switching between Libraries is a breeze. Switch quickly between any Library that you have access to using the convenient library switcher.

Text Search

Cosmos allows you to search by Text across the Title and Description fields of all assets. You can quickly search across the whole library, or within specific Albums or Groups.

Date Search

Cosmos allows you to search by date in a similar way to the Text search. You can search for a specific date or across a date range. The Cosmos date search works against the Date data held against each asset.


Send your Albums to iMovie or other Editors, ready to edit. Cosmos supports not only movies, but photo and music files as well. This helps you to organise all the content that you need for that project (e.g. a song for the soundtrack, still images and video) then send it to your editor with a single click.

*Requires VoltaicHD


Cosmos is integrated with VoltaicHD and RevolverHD for simple conversions and high definition disk burning.


Once you have set up your content in an Album, you can send it to your editor with a single click. Cosmos will copy your content into a new project area on your editor and kick off a batch conversion using VoltaicHD if you have any AVCHD movies. Once the conversion is done you are ready to go!

Final Cut

Cosmos is the perfect asset management companion to Final Cut Express and Final Cut Pro. Import and organise your assets using Cosmos then preview using Cosmos's Filmstrip view. Once you have decided which video files you want to bring into your Final Cut project its a single click action to send to Final Cut.