Why Our First Video Stock Footage Don’t Sell [Our Experience]

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We started with video stock footage in 2011. And it was extremely hard to shoot anything. Not just because we had very basic handheld video camera, but we didn’t have any idea how to shoot stock video. We even noticed

Why should Pond5 agency offer different video size options for stock footage?

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Stock video footage today is used in variety of multimedia projects. We’ve seen many of them in commercials, intros, documentaries, movies, news reports, web videos, company presentations, educational shorts and other. It is impossible even to count all ideas buyers

Gathering sold files statistics from iStockPhoto / Getty Images via Microstockr Pro

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If you are a contributor on iStockphoto / Getty Images you might have noticed that all old statistics are gone and newer charts and pies are not very useful (yet). After they removed data about sold files we were all

Shutterstock new prices for “high volume” sales is an answer to price wars

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Not that long time ago we were writing that stock footage prices will go lower and lower because of many contributors stupid decision selling their works on low priced agencies. Because other agencies want to be competitive against such dumping prices

DJI Phantom 4 is a great drone for video stock footage but…

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We’ve been flying with DJI drones since it released the DJI Phantom 2 where GoPro 3 camera was needed. Later it could handle GoPro 4 too, which recorded 4K resolution footage from the sky. Now we are using DJI Phantom

Shutterstock 2017 March number of sales rise but income is worse

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In the last post about “Shutterstock number of sales rise but income is lower” we mentioned that number of sales are rising, but our income not that much. We blamed our newly uploaded photo media which are most likely stealing

Not uploading to Videoblocks because of Dissolve forced high priced stock footage

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About a year ago we planned to try Videoblocks stock agency nevertheless the HD pricing tier is way bellow industry standards. Some contributors reported good income and because there is no agency share, the contributor receives 99% of the income.

Undervaluing your 4K stock footage on iStockphoto / Getty images ?

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Working for iStockphoto / Getty images is like working for exploitative employer. They don’t appreciate your work neither with attitude or payment. Not to mention dumping stock video market price. And this stock agency is doing exactly what we mentioned. Underselling 4K

Shutterstock stock footage rejection double standards: Release Not Needed

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After long years in stock footage industry, we’ve received hundreds of different rejection reasons. Some were actually our mistake because we didn’t notice glitches, missing blurs of logos or forgot to attach release forms. But none of them is such