Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Try Pixorial for Online Video Production

Over the last month or so a bunch of people have recommended that I try Pixorial for online video editing. I finally gave it a try today and I like it. The thing that I like the most about Pixorial is that the video creation and editing tools are laid out in an intuitive user interface. At no point was I wondering what any of the editing tools did or what I needed to click on next.

The only part of Pixorial that I found slightly confusing at the beginning was a prompt for installing the Pixorial desktop uploader. It appeared to me that I had to install that uploader, but it turns out that I didn't. The uploader just makes it quicker and easier to upload multiple files to your account at once.

To create a video in Pixorial you can upload pictures and raw video footage then organize that media into the sequence in which you want it to appear. You can insert transitions between elements by selecting them from the transitions gallery. If you would like to add a soundtrack to your production you can select one from the Pixorial gallery or upload your own audio files. Pixorial also makes it easy to add text to each picture or video that you upload. Just click on "overlay text" in the video editor when you're viewing the element that you want to add text to.

Pixorial offers free Android apps and free iPhone apps that can be used to upload images and videos to your Pixorial account.

Applications for Education
Pixorial offers a free plan for consumers. That plan is limited to 1GB of storage. However, educators can register for a free education account and get 25GB of storage along with all of Pixorial's premium features for free.