Faster way to Prepare Metadata for Shutterstock Stock Footage Agency

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Video production of stock footage is not time-consuming only in post-production, but getting valuable files online. Uploading and adding metadata to stock video agencies can be very stressful and a full-time job. That is why many shortcuts and tools exist to

April 2017 favorite video stock footage files sold via all stock agencies

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This year April was a real joke from all stock footage agencies.  Way different than March 2017. It rarely happens that agencies switch their roles as a primary and secondary income source. This time it was the first time that Pond5 ($1453) exceeded

5 Reasons Why We Promote Stock Footage from Pond5

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Just to clarify, we aren’t promoting our Pond5 stock footage because they anyhow give us any benefits or exclusivity. We don’t receive anything more than anyone else selling on Pond5. And that is 50% income commissions. We are promoting Pond5 even

5 Different 4K 60fps Video Camera Equipment Choices on a Budget

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Technology in video production industry is improving with each year. Videographers are eager to shoot with the best equipment the market offers for least bucks. Investing more than ten thousands of dollars on a camera is a very risky strategy if

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