PIXIO or PIXEM: which one should you get?



Here you are! You have finally decided that it was your time to enjoy great videos of your trainings, lessons, competitions, conferences, online courses. So you’re currently browsing on our website, looking at different products descriptions but not able to make a decision and decide which device is the best for you? We have written this little guide so that you can pick the right device. If you still have any questions after this (but we hope we’ve made it clear!), do not hesitate to write back at sales@pledo.co First thing, you’ll need to know is that both robots film and zoom in/out automatically using a watch worn at your arm and with three little beacons setup around the filming area. Both robots will be recording and saving standard video files on your camera or phones that you’ll be able to transfer, edit and share as any video file.


1. PIXIO OR PIXEM: WHICH ONE DOES WHAT?

PIXIO films with cameras and PIXEM films with smartphones and tablets. And that’s it.


Now, let’s be a little more precise.

If you use PIXIO with a camera listed on website, you’ll have the automatic tracking, zoom and also the possibility to start and stop record from the watch. But if you use PIXIO with a smartphone or tablet, you’ll have the automatic rotation for tracking and not the other features like automatic zoom BUT there is a specific firmware that will allow you to use ALL devices (PIXIO with a smartphone and tablet holder and compatibility upgrade)*

About PIXEM: It will have the automatic tracking, zoom and record with smartphones and tablets (listed here). If you use PIXEM with a camera, it will only have the automatic tracking because PIXEM is not meant to work with cameras.

And that’s quite all! Both work indoor and outdoor, have an accurate tracking and automatic zoom features.


We have thought about our first PIXIO users - and the recent ones as well

Installing this new upgrade on your PIXIO will take a few minutes, and will then allow you to enjoy all PIXEM features on your PIXIO. This means that you’d be able to use cameras, smartphones or tablets to film and to enjoy ALL features on all compatible devices! You’ll also need a smartphone holder that you can order on our website.


2. WHY WOULD I WANT TO USE A SMARTPHONE RATHER THAN A CAMERA OR THE OPPOSITE?

Basically a real camera always has a better image quality than a phone/tablet even 4K models. Especially when zooming. This is because a real camera has an optical zoom, while phones/tablets have a digital zoom.


Besides that, some people will consider that they’ll get a better image quality using a real camera while others will be satisfied with their smartphones or tablets.

Last but not least, it also depends if you feel more comfortable with transferring the video files from the camera to your computer with PIXIO or having them directly saved in your phone/tablet gallery with PIXEM in order to edit or share them later.


3. ANY DIFFERENCE USING PIXIO OR PIXEM APPART FROM THE DEVICES USED?

PIXIO is connected to your camera with a cable, whereas PIXEM connects to your smartphone/tablet thanks to Bluetooth and functions using our free PIXEM app. Also note that PIXEM comes with an adapter for Smartphone and tablet so you don’t have anything to worry about!


4. WHAT ABOUT LIVE REMOTE LESSONS WITH MY COACH?

PIXIO Live Coaching Pack, with or without CeeCoach and our connection cable.

It works with Skype or FaceTime on a computer close to the robot and camera. So there is no monthly subscription.

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