Video File Processing

Video File Processing with PIPP

updated: 2024-08-11

PIPP stands for Planetary Image PreProcessor and is intende to limit the number of frames used for later stacking as well as video file format conversion (e.g. into a .AVI, or sets of .png or .fit files for later stacking e.g. by Registax or PixInsight.

  • Open the PIPP software
  • Add a .SER, .AVI or .MOV file (Menu > File > Add Source File  or Alt + A) from your Light subfolder
  • A pop-up will ask you to enable debayering (for color images)
  • An additional window opens showing the first frame of the video sequence
  • Click on Update Image and the window will close
  • On the main window select the correct Optimization Option
  • On the Input Options you may select to limit the number of frames and set different other options
  • PIPP Processing Options:
    • disable COnvert to Monochrome (if not desired)
    • enable Surface Features and Surface Stabilization

    • then switch to the PIPP - Input Frame and AFB/AOI windows 
    • Drag and size the red rectangle (AFP = Anchor Feature Box) to an  area that can be used by PIPP to stabilze the surfurface
    • Drag and size the blue rectangle (AOI = Area of Interest) so the the entire object will be included in the output file
    • or disable the AOI check box (in this case the blue rectangle will be invisible)

  • PIPP Quality Options
  • PIPP Animation Options
  • PIPP Output Options
    Make your choice which output format you will use for the post-processing (stacking).
  • PIPP Do Processing 
    Click on Start Processing to generate the interim file(s)
  • and the requested file(s) have been created in the PIPP sub-folders.

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