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 look around in 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, or process clips and videos.
If you decide you want to continue, you will have to add your payment information within 14 days. Otherwise, your account and all related data will automatically be deleted 14 days after signing up.
As a signup bonus, we will automatically add a 25% discount to all purchases you make one month after adding a valid payment method to your account. If you have bulk processing needs and want access to our REST API, 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 payment 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 different filters and settings is an important step. It'll save you time, money, and a lot of hassle.
A 10-second clip of any videos you upload is transcoded and placed in a tab by itself (look for the 'Clip 1' tab)
Experiment with different filters and settings in the Clip 1 tab and create presets The processed clip is in sync with the original (un-processed) clip during video comparison
You get the best possible idea of what your processed master video will look like once it's fully processed using a preset tested on a clip
Make a Clip
Open the video you want to experiment on, and click the "Make Clip" button, (the factory preset MOV/264 is set by default).
We recommend making a 10-second clip (or several if you want to test different environments in your footage, like outdoor versus indoor shots).
Click the process button, then confirm processing, and your clip will be added to a new Clip tab.
Process your video 📹
Once you've settled on what filters and settings you want to apply after testing different filter settings on the clip. You can use those options to process the entire video.
Enter the process tool, choose your settings, and click 'process'.
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.
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 have 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 🤓