Thanks for signing up for a Pixop account! 🙌 We thought we'd put together a quick article about what to do next.
Upon sign up 🗓️
All users who sign up have up to 14 days to take a look around the app to get familiar with it and decide whether they want to continue as Pixop users.
During this time, you have access to a limited number of features, but will not be able to upload, download, create previews or process videos. If you decide you want to continue, you will have to add your payment information within 14 days, otherwise your account will automatically be deleted.
As a signup bonus, we will automatically add a 25% off discount to all purchases you make one month from adding a valid payment method to your account. If you have bulk processing needs and want access to our REST API and volume discounts, please get in touch for our enterprise options.
Upload the footage you want to process 🎞️
Once you've decided which footage you want to enhance/upscale, you'll need to upload it to your dashboard. We've kept things simple: either click to choose or drag and drop.
Please note that in order to upload footage, you'll need to add your billing information.
Name your project ✍️
Once your footage has been uploaded, go ahead and name your project by clicking on the name field.
See what you're workin' with 👁️ 👁️
It helps to know certain things about the video you're processing — like the quality you're working with. Pixop does this part for you! All you have to do is click to see a rating of noise artifacts, details and colors.
Buy processing credits ⚙️
Once you've uploaded your footage and gotten a look at the quality analysis, you'll have to buy processing credits in order to begin processing.
You can use the processing credits dialogue box to buy credits:
Test your filters and settings ✅
Testing your settings by creating 10-second samples of your original footage and then previewing different filters and combinations is an important step if you're unsure what filters to use. It'll save you time, money, and a lot of hassle.
Create the sample
Open the video you want to experiment on, click process, (the factory preset MOV/264 is set by default), and use our trim tool to select a small portion of it. We recommend creating a 10-seconds sample (or several if you want to test different environments in your footage, like outdoor versus indoor shots)
Name the sample
You can then name your sample by clicking on the 'more options' icon, choosing 'edit', and then clicking on 'save changes' once you've filled in all the details.
Creating a preview
Since Pixop offers a lot of processing filters and settings, we recommend creating a preview to test different combinations out after you've processed your samples.
Click on the sample you want to process and then click 'Process' to enter the process tool. Once in the process tool, simply choose your settings and click the preview button (instead of the process button) in the process tool to create a preview.
After the preview has been created, you can compare it with the original un-processed sample to evaluate.
Process your video 📹
Once you've settled on what filters and settings you want to apply after creating the sample clips and previews, you can use those options to process the entire video. Enter the process tool, choose your settings and click 'process' (instead of 'create preview' this time).
Once you do that, you will be prompted to purchase processing credits to cover the cost of processing if you don't have enough. Pixop automatically calculates how many processing credits you need by running a check on how many you have in your balance and how many extra you'll need (if any) to complete processing. Pictured below:
You can then use the processing credits dialogue box to buy the necessary credits:
And go right back to processing your video!
Compare and contrast 🖼️🖼️
Now that you've finished processing your file, Pixop makes it easy to compare the original and enhanced versions. Just select the two clips you want to compare and press 'Compare'.
You then two options you can switch between:
This feature allows you to compare 20 full, pristine video frames directly in your browser. Image comparison also makes it easier for you to see exactly what the result will look like.
Pixop also has a video compare feature, where you can compare both the original and enhanced footage in real-time. Just press the 'video compare' button to switch!
Share the comparison 📩
Need input from colleagues? Share the comparison! Just click the 'share comparison' button to copy the URL to your clipboard and send it onwards!
Download footage ⬇️🎞️
Once you're happy with your results, you're ready to download the enhanced footage. Just click the download button.
And that pretty much sums up how to get started. Remember: we're around to answer any questions you have, so always ask! 📢
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P.S. If you run into difficulties or have any questions, please reach out to us here or at email@example.com — happy to help 🤓