Pixorial has a user-friendly layout, and is a great tool for archiving your memories regardless of the original recording format. You can also rest assured that your footage will be stored for years to come - with Pixorial's cloud storage all of your footage will be backed up.
Overview of Pixorial:
Every time a new technology is invented, it gets harder to access the memories you've recorded with older technologies such as film and VHS. Pixorial is a cloud storage service whose goal is to help you liberate your videos. With Pixorial you can upload digital videos, old videotapes and cassettes, and films to your online account, so that they can be accessed any time, anywhere you have an internet connection.
Getting Started With Pixorial:
To get started with Pixorial, you'll need to make an account. It's free to sign up - you'll just need to make a username and password, and provide a valid email address. Once you've logged in, you'll be directed to the Dashboard where you can view your video library, upload and edit videos, and also manage your account. With your free Pixorial account, you'll have 1 GB of storage space, but you can pay to upgrade your account to accommodate your storage needs.
Adding Video to Your Library:
You can add video to your Pixorial library by uploading files from your computer, recording a video with your web camera, or shipping tapes and films to Pixorial to have digital copies made. Uploading and recording videos is quick and easy, but you will have to wait for a few minutes for Pixorial to prepare your video for playback.
If you have old tapes, cassettes, or films that you would like to have converted to digital videos, use Pixorial's conversion service. Simply navigate to the 'add video' option on your dashboard, and then choose 'ship'. This will take you to a shipping calculator that determines how much it will cost to send your materials to Pixorial. You can then tell Pixorial how many tapes or how much film you'd like to have converted, and Pixorial will calculate the total cost. They charge $14.99 per tape or cassette and $.20 per foot of film. Pixorial will charge your account once the conversions have been uploaded to the site, and they'll ship your original materials back to you. Pixorial's conversion service accepts a broad range of formats, including VHS, VHS-C, Digital8, Hi8, Betamax, miniDV, and 8mm, Super 8 and 16mm film.
Editing with Pixorial:
Once you've uploaded some videos to your library, you can also edit the videos with Pixorial's video editor. By clicking on the video, you can trim the video and add music, but for more editing tools you'll want to navigate to the "Producer" icon on your dashboard. The Producer lets you make a new video with features such as titles, music, trims, fades, text overlays, and photos. Using the Producer is a great way to add a personal message or fun music to your videos before you share them with family and friends.
Sharing Your Videos:
Pixorial has a lot of options for sharing videos. If you know other Pixorial users, you can tag them on your video. This will not only let them view your video, they'll also have the option to add the video to their own Pixorial library. To share videos through social media tools like Twitter and Facebook, or to publish them on Vimeo or YouTube, you'll need to link those accounts to your Pixorial account. Each video also has a distinct URL and an embed code, so you can easily share it in an email or add it to a blog or website. Want to share your videos with someone who isn't on the web? Pixorial makes it easy with a customizable DVD option. Just add title and message, specify the address of the recipient, and for $5 dollars your DVD will be on its way.
By downloading the Pixorial mobile app, you can access your videos from any mobile device. The app is free, and is compatible with both iPhones and Androids. Once you've downloaded it, you can upload videos from your mobile device to your library, and share them with friends. The mobile app has a fun 'shake' option that lets you shake your phone to view a randomly selected video from your library.