September 22, 2014

Pixability: You Have the Vision, We Have the Camera

Video is one of the hottest marketing tactics online today, but creating a video is intimidating for most small business owners. Pixability promises to get one done for you in just a few steps. The first step is what caught my attention: They ship you a Flip video camera by mail. You don’t even need to own a camera.

Because we didn’t have an immediate video need, we didn’t test the service for this review but still chose to review the concept.

Pixability allows a small business owner to quickly get access to a professionally edited video that includes music, titles, and transitions. They help you tell your story.

You only have to shoot the video and they do the rest for your website or YouTube. They brand the video with your logo, too. As mentioned, they’ll ship you a camera (with a deposit) or you can use your own. The main benefit is it saves you time, but more so, headaches and worries about if you have the skills or desire to produce a first rate video.

Most notable features:

  • They send you the camera!
  • They tell you how to shoot a good video. After talking with a sales consultant, they send you a “how to” shot list description based on the type of video you need. They explain what shots to look for.

What they could do better:

I would like them to create a Pricing page so that small business owners can see at a glance what the package costs. At post time, it is $595.

Who it is best for?

Small business owners who don’t want to spend $100 to $200 for a simple point and shoot video camera and then mess with how to get the videos from camera to computer, edit and polish the footage, and then load to YouTube.

Founded in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the service is made up of film makers, editors and producers from around the world that assist you in creating a professional video.  A few samples (page link below) showcase what other small business owners have done.

How it works:

Step 1: Sign up for free on the website, you will be contacted by a sales representative offering you information as well as collecting information on your needs. They require a deposit for the camera, but once the deposit is secured your camera will be mailed to you in 3-5 business days.

Step 2: After receiving your easy to use camera, you’ll be provided instructions on the use of the camera and given a toll free telephone number in case you need to speak to someone for further assistance.

Step 3: Once you have shot the scenes to explain your company’s ideas, you simply upload the video online, mail back and the camera and contact customer support.

Step 4: They edit the video. Your logo will be shown in the intro and closing of the video. It’s that simple.

If you are considering shooting a commercial, organizing a special event you want captured on video or you are an aspiring film maker who doesn’t have the proper equipment to produce your product, visit Pixability. It is an easy way for amateurs to get professional results.

Learn more about Pixability.

Head straight to the Samples page.

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TJ McCue - Product Editor


TJ McCue TJ McCue is the Product Editor for Small Business Trends and an entrepreneur who publishes Tech Biz Talk. TJ is a former Wall Street Journal columnist. He also writes for Forbes and American Express OPEN Forum. He loves learning about technology apps and software services - share yours with TJ.

8 Reactions

  1. TJ: This is a neat service! Do you know if they sell on international markets?

  2. Great share. I know videos play a big part in promoting a business. The sample is great. I will think about this.

  3. Pixability sounds like a cool idea. There are so many websites these days that rely completely on videos and presentations to sell their services. This will probably help them out in a great way.

  4. Good article on your site, too.

  5. Wow, pixability is great! I think I’m going to use it!

  6. I have read that video conversions are the best in terms of effectiveness for an online marketplace. So, businesses that are struggling to create some sort of media in an affordable manner will definitely be able to do so with the help of Pixability.

  7. This sounds like very excellent service. I am sure the company will acquire more businesses in future and its customer base grow larger and larger. Thank you for introducing this service.

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