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Frequently Asked Questions

Please click the below link, Current version is 3.9.0. Below three Windows links have the same installer so choose only one, please choose the one which results in a faster download speed.

For Windows

Here is 1st Windows download link Pixbim Color Surprise AI Free Download - Preferred one as it downloads faster

Here is 2nd Windows download link Pixbim Color Surprise AI Free Download

Here is 3rd Windows download link Pixbim Color Surprise AI Free Download

 

For Mac

Pixbim Color Surprise AI Download for Apple Mac OS

 

Tutorial on Pixbim Color Surprise AI

Download Pixbim Animate Photos AI version 2.1.6 (choose either the CPU or GPU version based on your system configuration)

The below download links have the same installer so choose only one

 

For Windows - uses only CPU (Download only CPU version if your laptop or computer does not have Nvidia GPU, Nvidia video card, or graphics card. If you have Nvidia GPU then download the GPU version)

Here is your download link - Download Pixbim Animate Photos AI v2.1.6 - Preferred one as it downloads faster

Here is another download link in case the above link is downloading slower Download Pixbim Animate Photos AI v2.1.6

Another download link if needed Download Pixbim Animate Photos AI v2.1.6

 

For Windows users who have Nvidia GPU, Nvidia video card, or graphics card - The below links work only with Nvidia and not others

After downloading the Pixbim Animate Photos AI GPU file, Extract it and run the installer file which is present in the folder.

Here is Windows download link Pixbim Animate Photos AI v2.1.6 GPU Free Download

If the above one is slow or fails to download then choose the 2nd link

Here is the 2nd Windows download link Pixbim Animate Photos AI v2.1.6 GPU Free Download

 

When you click on one of the above links, the installer or zip file starts downloading. If you see that the download speed is slow or it is taking too long to download then try the other links which are mentioned above.

 

For Apple Mac or iMac

Yet to be released for macOS

 

 

Please click the below link, Current version is 2.3.0. The below two Windows links have the same installer so choose only one to download Pixbim Object Remover AI.

For Windows

Here is the Windows download link Pixbim Object Remover AI Free Download

If the above one is slow or fails to download then choose the 2nd link

Here is the 2nd Windows download link Pixbim Object Remover AI Free Download

 

For Mac

We are working on it, Coming soon.

 

Tutorial on Pixbim Object Remover AI

Please click the below link to download Pixbim Video Colorize AI. Current verison is 1.7.2. The below download links have the same installer so choose only one

 

For Windows - uses only CPU (Download only the CPU version if your laptop or computer does not have Nvidia GPU, Nvidia video card, or graphics card. If you have Nvidia GPU then download the GPU version)

Here is the Windows download link Pixbim Video Colorize AI Free Download

If the above one is slow or fails to download then choose the 2nd link or other links

Here is the 2nd Windows download link Pixbim Video Colorize AI Free Download

Here is the 3rd Windows download link Pixbim Video Colorize AI Free Download

 

For Windows users who have Nvidia GPU, Nvidia video card, or graphics card - The below links work only with Nvidia and not others. The GPU version is much faster than the CPU version because it uses GPU for processing.

After downloading the Pixbim Video Colorize AI GPU file, Extract it and run the installer file which is present in the folder.

Here is Windows download link Pixbim Video Colorize AI GPU Free Download

If the above one is slow or fails to download then choose the 2nd link

Here is the 2nd Windows download link Pixbim Video Colorize AI GPU Free Download

 

For Mac - Yet to be released for macOS.

 

USEFUL TIP -
If you have a video of longer duration then you could use the "Export Video" option at the top menu bar in the Pixbim Video Colorize AI program to see the result after starting the colorizing process.

What is the "Export Video" option?
This option allows you to save a sample of the colorized result video even before the colorizing process is complete while the process is running, without having to wait till it finishes at 100%. Click the "Export Video" option and a sample of the colorized video will be saved in the same folder where the input black and white video exists.

Download Pixbim Video Watermark Remover AI version 1.0.2 (choose either the CPU or GPU version based on your system configuration)

The below download links have the same installer so choose only one

 

For Windows - uses only CPU (Download only CPU version if your laptop or computer does not have Nvidia GPU, Nvidia video card, or graphics card. If you have Nvidia GPU then download the GPU version)

Here is your download link - Download Video Watermark Remover AI v1.0.2

If the above one is slow or fails to download then choose the 2nd link or other links

Here is the 2nd Windows download link Download Video Watermark Remover AI v1.0.2

Here is the 3rd Windows download link Download Video Watermark Remover AI v1.0.2

 

For Windows users who have Nvidia GPU, Nvidia video card, or graphics card - The below links work only with Nvidia and not others. The GPU version is much faster than the CPU version because it uses GPU for processing.

After downloading the Pixbim Video Watermark Remover AI GPU file, Extract it and run the installer file which is present in the folder.

Here is Windows download link Pixbim Video Watermark Remover AI GPU Free Download

If the above one is slow or fails to download then choose the 2nd link

Here is the 2nd Windows download link Pixbim Video Watermark Remover AI GPU Free Download

 

When you click on one of the above links, the installer or zip file starts downloading. If you see that download speed is slow or taking too long to download, then try the other links which are mentioned above.

 

For Apple Mac or iMac

Yet to be released for macOS

 

Download Pixbim Video Upscale AI version 1.0.0 (choose either the CPU or GPU version based on your system configuration)

The below download links have the same installer so choose only one

 

NOTE - CPU version is slow because video upscaling algorithm is computationally intensive so CPU version takes time to process a video, we suggest the GPU version (GPU version needs Nvidia GPU)

 

For Windows - uses only CPU (Download only CPU version if your laptop or computer does not have Nvidia GPU, Nvidia video card, or graphics card. If you have Nvidia GPU then download the GPU version)

Here is your download link - Download Video Upscale AI

If the above one is slow or fails to download then choose the 2nd link or other links

Here is the 2nd Windows download link Download Video Upscale AI

 

For Windows users who have Nvidia GPU, Nvidia video card, or graphics card - The below links work only with Nvidia and not others. The GPU version is much faster than the CPU version because it uses GPU for processing.

After downloading the Pixbim Video Upscale AI GPU file, Extract it and run the installer file which is present in the folder.

Here is Windows download link Pixbim Video Upscale AI GPU Free Download

If the above one is slow or fails to download then choose the 2nd link

Here is the 2nd Windows download link Pixbim Video Colorize AI GPU Free Download

 

For Apple Mac or iMac

Yet to be released for macOS

 

Please click the below link to download Pixbim Unblur Shake AI. The below two Windows links have the same installer so choose only one to download Pixbim Unblur Shake AI.

For Windows

Download Pixbim Unblur Shake AI Trial Free Version

If the above one is slow or fails to download then choose the 2nd link

Here is the 2nd Windows download link Pixbim Unblur Shake AI Free Download

 

For Mac

We are working on it, Coming soon.

Please choose only one of the below link to Download AI Enlarge as both have the same installer.

For Windows

Download Link-1 Trial Free Version

Download Link-2 Trial Free Version

 

For Mac

We are working on it, Coming soon.

If you trying the trial version, saved results will have Pixbim watermarks in trial. You need to purchase the software product you are trying out to avoid watermarks.

Purchase the software product you like from the link below

https://pixbim.com/all-products

After purchasing, you will receive an email with the license key. Use the license key to activate the particular software (Each of our software products have a different license keys since we have several software products)

There is no need to re-install the software after the purchase, copy and paste the license key into the software to convert a trial version to a full licensed version.

We don't do subscriptions so all of our software products are a one-time purchase. Upgrades are free that include bug fixes and other updates. We send newsletters to your email about pixbim software updates.

If you see error code 042, follow below step

Please re-install the application and the error 042 will be fixed. 
Since you have already downloaded, you don't need to download again. You just need to re-install it once again.

Errors 1083 and 1084 can be easily fixed. If you have installed a new version or updated an older version of Pixbim software then it can cause 1083 or 1084 errors because some of the old files are not replaced with the new installation.

Please uninstall the Pixbim software that you are having the problem with (No need to uninstall other Pixbim softwares, only uninstall the specific Pixbim software that is causing the issue). To uninstall, you can go to 'Control Panel' -> 'Program and Features'-> Choose only the Pixbim software from the list and uninstall it.

Generally, this is the location where the files are installed unless you changed the installation path (make sure all the files are deleted after uninstallation)
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Pixbim\Pixbim Animate Photos AI (Example for Pixbim Animate Photos AI software, the end path name can vary depending on the software you are using)

After uninstalling the Pixbim software, re-install the software (no need to download it again, install the already downloaded installer. If you have an Nvidia GPU, install the GPU version. If you don't have an Nvidia GPU, you can install the CPU version)

If in-case you need to download the software, follow the below link
https://pixbim.com/faq

 

1084 is an initialization error - Either the installation was not successful (some files could be missing), or the older version files might not be uninstalled completely (most likely older version files are not replaced).

Please uninstall the Pixbim software that you are having the problem with (No need to uninstall other Pixbim softwares, Only uninstall the specific Pixbim software that is causing the issue).
To uninstall, you can go to 'Control Panel' -> 'Program and Features'-> Choose only the Pixbim software from the list and uninstall it.

After uninstalling the Pixbim software, re-install the software (no need to download it again), double-click the already downloaded file (the recent installer file that you downloaded), and install it again.

Please open the software, and it should work.

What is Video Colorize AI?

It is used to automatically colorize black and white videos without user intervention. Video Colorize AI is based on artificial intelligence.

 

What are the minimum system requirements for Video Colorize AI?

Pixbim Video Colorize AI runs on laptops or desktop computers. 

Operating System Requirements - 

Windows - Vista, 7, 8, 10, 11 (64 bit only). Most laptops and desktop computers are 64 bit systems.

Mac - Not supported.

System memory (RAM) - 8GB and higher is recommended for improved performance. The minimum RAM required is 8GB.

 

How long will it take to colorize a video?

 A 1-minute black and white video (30 frames per second video) takes approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour on CPU version and on Nvidia GPU version it takes 5 to 10 minutes. Setting the Color Factor slider (this slider is on the right side) to "High" results in slower processing, setting it to "Low" ("Low" is the default) gives faster results. We suggest keeping the "Color Factor" slider to "Low" ("Low" is the default setting).

 

Can I try Video Colorize AI before purchasing it?

Yes, you can try it out and see the results before purchasing it. The trial version expires in 7 days.

 

MORE INFORMATION ON VIDEO COLORIZE AI

Pixbim Video Colorize AI runs on laptops or desktop computers. 

Setting the application to "quarter CPU cores" (this is at the top menu bar in "HELP") and color factor to "low" (this is the default one, the slider on the right side) will result in faster processing. 

"Single CPU core" gives a better color quality than "quarter CPU cores" but you can try it on a short duration video (under a minute video) and see the results. "Quarter CPU cores" uses more cores than "single CPU Cores" to process faster, it also consumes more RAM so it is possible that the computer can be unresponsive if RAM is less or many applications are running, you could run it during the night. Change these settings first and then load a BW video and click the "Start ..." button.

A 1-minute black and white video (30 frames per second video) takes approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour on CPU version and on Nvidia GPU version it takes 5 to 10 minutes. Setting the Color Factor slider (this slider is on the right side) to "High" results in slower processing, setting it to "Low" ("Low" is the default) gives faster results. In most cases Low, Medium, or High settings will give the same results with minor color improvements. We suggest keeping it low.

The speed does not depend on the image resolution but it depends on the number of frames. A 60 fps video is twice as slow as a 30 fps video.
The more the number of frames per second the slower it is because it has to colorize more frames.

Also the more the RAM memory, the better the performance. Close any unused applications so the program has more resources to use.

 

WHAT IS THE "EXPORT" OPTION USED FOR? 

In case of a computer crash or an unexpected shutdown, you can always get the part of the video that was already colorized before the computer shut down 
using the "export" option.

After starting up the computer, Open Pixbim Video Colorize AI and then load the same black and white input video.
Click on "Export" at the top menu bar and it saves the already colorized video.
(PLEASE DO NOT CLICK "START" as it starts to process the video once again from the beginning on clicking it)

Export option is also useful to see the result sample video (sample colorized video) while the video is still being processed. 

MORE INFO - 
Go to the temp folder which is %temp%  below is the path
C:\Users\YOURUSERNAME\AppData\Local\Temp\PixbimVideo
and you will be able to see the colorized frames when the colorization process is running or completed.

 

Video not found, but I see the colorized frames. The software shows the path of colorized video, but I don't find it. Where is the colorized video?

The output colorized is not saved even though you can see the colorized frames. Most likely an audio issue or format issue, the software is not able to read. It can be solved.

There are several mp4 formats so it could be an old mp4 format, we have seen a few old mp4 formats audio extractions failing. You can change the input BW video format to the latest mp4 using VLC media player.

We suggest you make the input BW video to the latest mp4 format -
If there is some issue with the audio file or any other issue then saving the output colorized can fail.
The solution is to convert the black and white to the latest mp4 format.


Steps to convert to the latest MP4 format in VLC player (VLC player is free open source software and easy to use, this is very popular media player and free)-  

1) Open the VLC player, Go to Media (at the top menu bar in VLC), and press Convert/Save
2) Press Add button and then select the video
3) Press Convert/Save and, then in the next window that opens up, make sure the 'Profile' is Video - H.264+MP3 (MP4)
and under Destination, click Browse and select the output video file name, Now choose the location where you would like to save the video, and click Start.
Wait for a while and the video will be saved in MP4 format (This is the latest format and it will also save hard disk space).

 

Now you have the input black and white video converted to the latest mp4 format using a VLC media player,
Load this new input BW video into Pixbim Video Colorize AI and colorize it (read below in NOTE if you don't want to colorize it again), You should have the colorized video saved.

NOTE - If you don't want to colorize the latest mp4 video but instead want to use the existing colorized frames then follow these steps -

1. Create a 'new folder' and copy the latest mp4 video black and white video (the video created using VLC player) into this 'new folder'
2. Now, rename (the filename) the latest mp4 video (black and white video that is in the 'new folder') same as the filename of the input black and white video (the video for which saving failed, old format video)
3. Load this new latest mp4 video (the video that is in the 'new folder') into the Pixbim Video Colorize software and click the "Restart" button. The software will pick up the colorized frames and you will have a colorized video without the frames being colorized again, this will save time


IF THE INPUT VIDEO FILE NAME IS SAME THEN SOFTWARE RECOGNIZES THE VIDEO IS COLORIZED IN THE PAST
AND YOU CAN SAVE THE COLORIZING TIME.

 

MORE INFO (this is useful for finding the problem or accessing the colorized frames)-
You can see colorized video in this folder- C:\Users\YOURUSERNAME\ AppData\Local\Temp\PixbimVideo\blackWhiteFramesfolder\result
Check if you can find the colorized video in the result folder. Replace YOURUSERNAME with your computer-specific name or type %temp% in the address bar and it takes you directly to the temp folder.
Go to the temp folder that is %temp, below is the path:
C:\Users\YOURUSERNAME\AppData\Local\Temp\PixbimVideo

You can see the colorized frames saved in one of the folders. Also, you can check if the colorized frames are being generated or not.
If colorized frames are there then it is easy to get a colorized video from frames so audio extraction could be failing because of input video format issue.

The folder \blackWhiteFramesfolder contains the folder \result
In the mentioned "result" folder you will be able to find the colorized video.
Try it on a short duration video so you can see results quickly.

Buy Pixbim Color Suprise AI from this link a license will be sent to your email

Buy Enlarge AI from this link a license will be sent to your email

Buy Pixbim Object Remover AI from this link a license will be sent to your email

 

Please use the license received in your email and activate software installed on your machine.

If you have downloaded the software then trial and licensed version software are the same so you don't need to download and install again for license activation.
Please use the license to activate, License key will be sent to your email after purchasing the software or else trial version will automatically expire in a few days, In the trial version watermarks exists on saved results.
 
If you have already downloaded the trial version then use the license to activate it. If you have not downloaded the software then please use below links to download and install the Pixbim ColorSuprise AI software.
 
DOWNLOAD SOFTWARE (SAME INSTALLER FOR BOTH TRIAL VERSION AND LICENSED VERSION)
If you have already downloaded and installed the software then ignore these steps
Please download Pixbim ColorSurprise AI software from one of the below links and install it as both have the same installer so choose only one of them. If you think downloading is slow then use the other download link and it will be faster.
 
HOW TO ACTIVATE LICENSE
After installing software, On Desktop you will have an icon which says “ Pixbim ColorSurprise AI”. Do a right click and then select “Open”.
Now software starts loading, wait for a while then the software opens up.
 
Now we need to copy and paste the below license number,  I'll explain how to copy and paste, please don't type in the license key
as letters and numbers can be very confusing.
 
HOW TO COPY AND PASTE (ignore this section if you know how to copy and paste)
Starting from first letter of your license key, left click and then drag the mouse all the way to last letter of your license key in the email.
Now you will see that all letters are highlighted in a different color. Please right click the highlighted region, you can see a list and click "copy" from the list (make sure all letters are still highlighted). So now you have copied.

 

WHERE TO PASTE THE LICENSE KEY For License Activation, In ColorSurprise AI software, click "Help" at the top left corner and then click "License Activation".
Now a window opens up. Please right click in the text area where you need to enter the license key, you will see the same list again and now click "paste". You should see the same entire license key being entered and press OK button. Your license will be activated and you will see a congrats window.

 

LET'S START STEP BY STEP ON HOW TO USE SOFTWARE
Let us see on how to use the software. After you have installed on your machine, Open Pixbim application on your system then Click “Help” at the top left corner and you can see “How to use software” click this and it shows how to use the software with images.

 

Here is an useful tutorial on Pixbim Color Surprise AI

If you want to improve the AI colored photo much further then use the "Advanced" brush tool in the top menu bar to replace colors to your desired colors
Short video showing brush feature
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Fnq5rqPyIU

 

In addition to that we have added steps on how to use software in a basic way in this email.

Read this if you want to, not necessary to read the below content

 
Let's see how to use the software,
In the left side you can see Load image, click that button and load a black and white image and
It starts running automatically and you see a white wheel like rotation saying GENERATING PREVIEW.
Now to save the image, See right bottom , you can see two buttons, Click “Start Process Full image and Save” button. The image will be saved.
Even the saved colored image path and image size will be displayed at top, see left of progress bar. 
That’s it you have saved a colored image. So basic is done.

 

Read this if you want to know more
We have only one slider, Let me explain what it is.
Now if you want to improve coloring more then there is slider named “Color Factor” on right side
Move that to “High” from “Low”(Default is “Low”) and the result will be better and when it's in “High” position it will be slower as computations are more.
It does more coloring when it is set to HIGH. So now load another image or same black and white image and let it run and now change the slider to “high “ and it improves coloring and you can save the image just like the way you did earlier. That’s it.
 

Let us know if you have any issues or if you face any problems.

For saving a full image in PNG or TIFF fromat, press the "START PROCESS FULL IMAGE AND SAVE" button, and a window pops up. Below is the screenshot.

save colorized photos in png

In that Window, a default file name is provided and the default image format is .JPG, you can change the image format to .PNG or .TIF.

For high-quality results please choose .PNG while saving the resultant image after you press the "START PROCESS FULL IMAGE AND SAVE" button in the window that pops up. 

I see the colorized frames but the colorized video is not saved OR picture and sound are not synchronized?

Since you are able to see the colorized frames, the problem can be due to the input video being in a format other than mp4 or older mp4 format,
the software might fail to extract and add the audio to the colorized video.

 

Try this method, Convert the input black and white video to latest mp4 format using free vlc player software (please see below on how to change to mp4) and colorize it, you should be able to save the colorized video. We do support other video formats but it possible that extracting audio from input video failed.

 

Steps to convert to the latest MP4 format in VLC player (VLC player is free open source software and easy to use) -  

1) Open the VLC player, Go to Media (at the top menu bar in VLC), and press Convert/Save
2) Press Add button and then select the video
3) Press Convert/Save and then in the next window that opens up, make sure the 'Profile' is Video - H.264+MP3 (MP4)
and under Destination, click Browse and select the output video file name, Now choose the location where you would like to save the video, and click Start.
Wait for a while and the video will be saved in MP4 format (This is the latest format and it will also save hard disk space).

 

NOTE - IF YOU HAVE ALREADY COLORIZED THE VIDEO BUT THE COLORIZED VIDEO IS NOT SEEN OR AUDIO IS OUT-OF-SYNC THEN AFTER CONVERTING THE INPUT VIDEO TO .MP4 FORMAT, KEEP THE INPUT FILE NAME (INPUT BLACK AND WHITE VIDEO FILE NAME) THE SAME AS PREVIOUS ONE, ONLY THE FILE EXTENSION CHANGES (FOR EXAMPLE from .webm to .mp4)
IF THE INPUT VIDEO FILE NAME IS SAME THEN SOFTWARE RECOGNIZES THE VIDEO IS COLORIZED IN THE PAST
AND YOU CAN SAVE THE COLORIZING TIME, since the frames are already colorized - it uses the frames and makes a colorized video.

 

If you are facing any issues with long duration video (more than 1 hour input video) ?

Example - It was a 1 hour 30 minutes input video so extracting frames takes time, colorizing the frames is smooth but it takes time,
making a video from colorized frames takes time (it shows as not responding), but we need to wait when the software shows a window that says - making a video please wait, the result will be generated.
Points to note - the black and white folder (in temp folder) was 18 GB (temp folder frames will be deleted when you load a new input BW video and click 'start...' button), so if the input video
is of longer duration then make it into few 20 minutes or 30 minutes duration videos, colorize them and then merge them in VLC.
or else you need a lot of hard disk free space and it takes time to colorize videos. It is better to handle short duration videos.

Below is a free software VLC software to split and merge videos.
You can join two videos or split videos using a free software such as VLC media player

How to split videos in VLC
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCv6ncqwijQ

Below is the procedure to merge videos in VLC software
https://www.animaker.com/hub/how-to-merge-videos-in-vlc/

 

I see black and white images on left side view and right side view, I see no colorization [happens only with Video Colorize AI GPU version]?

This issue is seen on some Nvidia GPUs with low VRAM (VRAM is an important factor on GPUs). This is caused due to GPU memory issues because of low VRAM. Try on a low resolution video.

 

MORE INFO (this is useful for finding the problem or accessing the colorized frames) -
You can see colorized video in this folder- C:\Users\YOURUSERNAME\ AppData\Local\Temp\PixbimVideo\blackWhiteFramesfolder\result
Check if you can find the colorized video in the result folder. Replace YOURUSERNAME with your computer-specific name or type %temp% in the address bar and it takes you directly to the temp folder.
Go to the temp folder that is %temp, below is the path:
C:\Users\YOURUSERNAME\AppData\Local\Temp\PixbimVideo

You can see the colorized frames saved in one of the folders. Also, you can check if the colorized frames are being generated or not.

The folder \blackWhiteFramesfolder contains the folder \result
In the mentioned "result" folder you will be able to find the colorized video.
Try it on a short duration video so you can see results quickly.

 

There are several reasons for this error code 1082

1) Pixbim ColorSurprise AI is not compatible with an image in .webp format eventhough processing will be successful and it shows the preview but while saving it shows this error. Please convert input image from .webp format to .jpg format so that you can save the colored image.

2) Not enough RAM, Please close all unused applications as sometimes not having enough memory (RAM memory ) can have problems saving an image and software shows this error. Try to load a small sized black and white photo instead of a bigger sized photo so that program does not need more memory and then save this small image and see if it works. You can see the size of the image such as height and width on the top left side beside the progress bar. If you can save a smaller image but are unable to save a bigger image implies that memory is the issue.

Processing on a large sized full image takes some time since it needs to do a lot of mathematical operations. Close unused applications, sometimes unused applications take a lot of resources.

PixBim has no-questions-asked-30-day-refund-policy

If you are not happy with any of our products, Send us an email within 30 days of your purchase and we will do a refund.

If you need a refund, send us an email specifying your order number to contact@pixbim.com

Our support team will let you know that your refund has been processed.

Send an email to us if you have any questions or issues, our email is contact@pixbim.com

 

Pixbim programs run on laptops or desktop computers.

 

System Requirements For Color Surprise AI

Pixbim ColorSurprise AI runs on both Windows and Mac 

Operating System Requirements - 

Windows - Vista, 7, 8, 10, 11 (64 bit only). Most systems are 64 bit systems.

Mac or iMac - 10.13 High Sierra and above

 

Tablets & iPads - Our Pixbim applications do not currently run on iOS or Android devices.

Linux - We currently do not support Linux-based operating systems.

 

Pixbim programs run on laptops or desktop computers.

 

System Requirements For Object Remover AI, Unblur Shake AI, and AI Enlarge

Object Remover AI, Unblur Shake AI, and AI Enlarge run on only Windows and not on Mac 

Operating System Requirements - 

Windows - Vista, 7, 8, 10, 11 (64 bit only). Most laptops and desktop computers are 64 bit systems.

Mac - Not supported.

 

Tablets & iPads - Our Pixbim applications do not currently run on iOS or Android devices.

Linux - We currently do not support Linux-based operating systems.

 

Pixbim programs run on laptops or desktop computers.

 

System requirements for Video Colorize AI

Video Colorize AI can be installed on Windows and not on Mac 

Operating System Requirements - 

Windows - Vista, 7, 8, 10, 11 (64 bit only). Most laptops and desktop computers are 64 bit systems.

Mac - Not supported.

System memory (RAM) - 8GB and higher is recommended for improved performance - RAM is mentioned because video applications need more processing when compared to photo applications.

GPU - We have Video Colorize AI GPU version and CPU version. If you have an Nvidia GPU then install the Video Colorize AI GPU version (GPU version works only with Nvidia GPU's), GPU version is faster than the CPU version. We get user requests on which GPU to choose so see below if you are selecting a GPU or else you can ignore the GPU selection if you already have an Nvidia GPU.

 

System requirements for Animate Photos AI

Animate Photos AI can be installed on Windows and not on Mac 

Operating System Requirements - 

Windows - Vista, 7, 8, 10, 11 (64 bit only). Most laptops and desktop computers are 64 bit systems.

Mac - Not supported.

System memory (RAM) - 8GB and higher is recommended for improved performance (on 4GB RAM it will be slower).

GPU - We have Animate Photos AI GPU version and CPU version. If you have an Nvidia GPU then install the Animate Photos AI GPU version (GPU version works only with Nvidia GPU's), GPU version is faster than the CPU version. We get user requests on which GPU to choose so see below if you are selecting a GPU or you can ignore the GPU selection if you already have an Nvidia GPU.

 

Tablets & iPads - Our Pixbim applications do not currently run on iOS or Android devices.

Linux - We currently do not support Linux-based operating systems.

 

GPU Selection if you are buying a new one (you can ignore this if you already have a Nvidia GPU)

Use a Nvidia GPU because Nvidia is the biggest player when it comes to GPU's and most software applications work with Nvidia GPU's.

We would suggest to go for Nvidia RTX series like RTX 2xxx or RTX3xxx or even others based on your research and your budget, VRAM is an important paramter in GPU. 

Below is one of the emails we sent to our user - 

Make sure you get Nvidia GPU on the laptop (Processor can be either Intel or Asus, Intel and Asus are the major ones)

The Nvidia RTX 3000 series or even RTX 2000 series can be looked into. (We think RTX 3090 was released recently so it can be expensive, there are many other options, and maybe there are more recent releases that we have not kept track of). 

You can also see Nvidia RTX series such as RTX 3050, 3060,3070, and 3090. You can look into them based on your budget and other applications you are using or you might use in future.

The below link is useful for comparing GPU's -

https://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Nvidia-RTX-3070-Laptop-vs-Nvidia-RTX-3060/m1445007vs4105

You can try downloading it from any other device or phone and then move the file to your computer or laptop.
You can download the file on any other machine and move the downloaded file into your USB drive and then finally move it from the USB drive to your computer or laptop.

The download failure can happen due to a
1) slow network with repeated disconnections,
2) something on the machine is not allowing the file to download.
3) Some problem in browser - Try a different browser such as mozilla firefox, microsoft edge or explorer, google chrome
4)The link has a problem (We test the links on a regular basis so links should not have any problem)

 

First colorize the input black and white video and then upscale the colorized video, this gives better results.

Here is the suggested procedure -
First colorize the input black and white video and then upscale it, this gives better results.
The other way (upscaling or enlarging first and then colorizing the video) does not work well - you can try and compare the results.
The reason upscaling or enlarging first won't work is because you will see blocks or color contamination (in the final result - color changes won't be sharp like some part of the teeth will be pink in color, the pink color of the gums spreads over the teeth during colorization) after the video is colorized. You can try it out and see if you get better results by upscaling first.

First colorize the video using Pixbim Video Colorize AI and then upscale the colorized video using Pixbim Video Upscale AI. This gives better results.

In Pixbim Video Colorize AI -
On Color Factor slider, Keep the color factor slider to 'Low' (default position). High or medium increases the processing time but will have very little to no effect on the colorization quality so we suggest using 'Low' (Default one).

 

What are the best settings for video colorize ai?
Set the color factor to 'Low', 'Low' is the default one.
The color factor to 'Low' - default. 'Medium' or 'High' takes too much time with very little improvements in the quality so I suggest to 'Low'

The color factor can make the colorization very slow if it is set to 'High'.
 

This is for all our video products especially video colorize ai and video upscale ai
After the progress bar reaches 100%, saving the output video may take time especially if the duration of the input video is in hours so please be patient, the output video will be saved and after the final video the status messages are updated (the status messages are shown to the left side of progress bar).

 

Which computer or laptop to buy and the configuration (This is just for information as several of our users were asking us, this is by no means a complete guide and it is difficult to suggest because the range of users can be very wide with different needs) -

GPUs (video cards) are becoming popular as applications are becoming more and more complex. Most of our laptops have video cards in them.
You can look for Nvidia GPU RTX series like 3050, 3060, 3090 and so on. You can buy Nvidia GTX series too like 1650 and so on (RTX I think is new and more expensive than GTX).

Make sure you get Nvidia GPU on the gaming laptop (processor can be anything, Intel and Asus are the major ones)
The Nvidia 3000 series or even 2000 series should work without any problems. ( 3090 was released recently so it can be expensive, there are many other options, and maybe there are more recent releases that we have not kept track of).
You can also see Nvidia RTX series such as RTX 3050, 3060,3070, and 3090. You can look into them.

Think about other applications you will be running on them so your computer or laptop so you can make a better decision. We suggest buying a laptop or desktop that has an Nvidia GPU card with it.

Amazon may has better prices if you look for other laptops but you might find cheaper ones at other places too.
We used to have Dell laptops with Intel CPUs and now we are shifting to Ryzen CPUs. You might also think of other applications you are running with AMD Ryzen processors.
All our new machines are ryzen processors.

RAM -

RAM is low 4GB is less as AI modules consume a lot of RAM and CPU resources.

16GB RAM is good. For video colorization software the Nvidia GPU is better, Video colorize AI software can run on CPU but on GPU it is much faster.

You can buy a system that has 16GB RAM and then buy 16GB RAM and add it so you will get 32GB RAM (I think laptop companies charge more for a 32GB ram than a 16 gb ram . You have to open the laptop and then install an additional 16GB if you buy it as a separate one. Make sure RAM is expandable).

 

Hard disk -
For your next machine buy a hard disk which is SSD, most of the new computers have this kind of hard disk but just wanted to let you know so that OS loading is much faster and also read write is much faster than the old hard disks. SSD OS loading time is much faster.


You can also see ryzen laptops if you are ok with them.

We hope this helps you.

 

Can I pause it or I need to recover after a sleep or shutdown?

It is possible to pause or interrupt the processing of the video and then start from where it left off by loading the same input video and clicking the 'Restart' button.
If there is a computer crash, shutdown or for any other reason.

 

How can I get the output result just before shutdown?

You can always get the part of the output video just before the computer shut down.

The way to do this is after starting up the computer, Open any Pixbim Video AI Software and then load the
same input video and click "Export" at the top menu bar and it saves the output video.
( PLEASE DON'T CLICK 'START...' button at the lower right if you click START it starts to process once again from the beginning that is not needed)

 

Which file formats are supported?
All Pixbim Video AI softwares supports several video formats but we prefer mp4. It supports any frame rate. The higher the frame rate the colorization will be slower as more frames need to be colorized.
 

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