MacWorld 2013

We're coming to MacWorld! Again!

We're all set and heading to MacWorld in chilly San Francisco in a few days time.

Shedworx will be in booth 1010, on the right hand side of the Expo hall, near Appalooza.

Its been two years since we were at MacWorld and a lot has changed for us in that time.

The biggest thing for us has been Smart Converter. Smart Converter is the number one free video converter for the Mac worldwide and Smart Converter Pro is the top rated, most popular and highest grossing video converter on the Mac App Store. Through Smart Converter and Smart Converter Pro, Shedworx software is now on a significant percentage of all Macs out there. This means a huge number of people use our stuff, and we can't wait to talk to people about it.

If you're in the Bay area, we'd love to see you down at MacWorld. As part of our booth package we have an almost unlimited number of Expo passes to hand out, so if you want to save $25 on the door charge, drop us a line at support@shedworx.com and we'll have a pass waiting for you at the door.

Among other things, we will be selling the MacWorld SUPERBUNDLE! All of our apps in one super bundle for $40 - a discount of 80%, available only on the Expo show floor.

Here's the flyer we will be handing out...


For those who can make it to MacWorld, we can't wait to see you there. For those who can't, stay tuned, we'll have our MacWorld post and photos up real soon!

It's a new Logo


We've got a new logo!

We started Shedworx in 2007 and quickly threw together a logo and brand.

Five years and a few million app downloads later, and its time for a new look.

We've gone with a simple branding with a splash of colour to represent the different things that we do.

The swirls even contain the S and W initials of the Shedworx name.

We hope you like it!

This is the new branding for our journey to MacWorld Expo 2013 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. More on that soon...

Mountain Lion support

Mountain Lion support for Shedworx apps!

Today we finished our application updates for Mountain Lion support.

Now, everything except HD Quick Look has been updated to support Mountain Lion.

This means that all the Shedworx apps that you download from shedworx.com (not the App Store) now include the Developer signing that is required for an app to run under Mountain Lion.

All the apps have also been submitted to Apple for updating on the Mac App Store, so that will happen when it happens. There seems to be a big backlog with the App Store review process at the moment, probably due to all the apps being updated for Mountain Lion.

HD Quick Look

HD Quick Look is a still under development while we decide whether or we can update it to work under Mountain Lion.

We will put out a separate post with details of where we end up with this.

Voltaic, Revolver and Cosmos updated


All three of the Shedworx AVCHD apps have been updated with a few key fixes and Mountain Lion support.

We have updated our core AVCHD engine with a couple of key updates.

50p/60p support

Over the past few months camera manufacturers have released new AVCHD variants in the 50p and 60p area.

50p (and 60p) are the highest level of HD recording available on consumer camcorders today. The 50p refers to the 50 full (progressive) frames per second that these cameras can record. The video from these cameras is the absolute best quality available today.

We have supported the initial 50p and 60p formats used by Panasonic since 2010 so this update covers all 50p and 60p recording formats from all AVCHD camera manufacturers.

LPCM audio support

LPCM is a pro-level audio format used in Pro video cameras.

Over the past year more and more Pro video cameras have moved to the AVCHD video format, away from vendor-specific video formats.

As they have moved into AVCHD, these Pro cameras have begun using LPCM audio, rather than the Dolby Digital 5.1 audio that consumer camcorders use.

LPCM has always been in the AVCHD spec, its just that nobody was using it.

This update to our AVCHD apps now supports LPCM audio in AVCHD videos.

Mountain Lion

We've also updated all the apps to be signed with the Shedworx Developer Certificate. This allows our apps to be installed and run on Mountain Lion under the default OSX security setting which prevents the execution of non-signed apps.

Voltaic, Revolver and Cosmos are now available for Download from shedworx.com or via Automatic Update from the applications themselves.

All three apps should be available via the Mac App Store within a couple of weeks. We submitted them today.

Cosmos 2.4.0 - updated and HALF PRICE!


Cosmos 2.4.0 is out now on the Mac App Store and shedworx.com - and it's now half the original price!

This update moves Cosmos away from syncing with online Cosmos accounts, back to being a video manager.

We have decided to re-focus Cosmos back on video management so that we can move the (old) Cosmos iOS application and service in a new direction.

In the coming months we will re-launch the Cosmos iPhone and iPad photo-sharing app with a new name to focus on what this app can be used best for.

For those people using the desktop version of Cosmos to manage their Cosmos account, stay-tuned. We will have a FREE version of the renamed Cosmos out soon to let you manage your online account easily.

Cosmos for OSX version 2.3.0 out now


Cosmos version 2.3.0 is out now on the Mac App Store and Shedworx.com.

We've been working hard on the iOS and Mac versions of Cosmos over the past couple of months and this update is a big step towards the final product.

We have one more update to both Cosmos for Mac and Cosmos for iOS on the way. These two final updates (for now) will complete the transformation of Cosmos into a fully fledged photo sharing service for you and your friends!

This upgrade focuses on adding full CloudSync support to Cosmos for Mac. We've also re-worked the entire CloudSync function in Cosmos making it more reliable and easier to use.

Cosmos for Mac 2.3.0 includes the following changes:

  • Major upgrade to the Cosmos CloudSync engine.
  • Ability to connect to an existing Cosmos CloudSync account.
  • Ability to create a CloudSync account directly from Cosmos for Mac.
  • Multiple minor bug fixes.

If you've been using Cosmos on your iPhone or iPad, this update is for you! You can now fully manage all the photos you take on your iPhone using Cosmos, back on your Mac.

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