Downsized SD quality stock video footage on Pond5

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At the beginning of December, Pond5 stock agency has added a downsized SD stock video footage option to buy. This has been awaited for many years. And we even considered adding downsized version manually to our existing database. Now we don’t

The Magic Button At Shutterstock

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If you aren’t sure about the capping system Shutterstock is applying to the contributor, then this latest jaw-dropping fiasco will open your eyes. There was something very fishy going on in time of the American holiday somewhere between 22. and

What Should Shutterstock Stock Agency Fix/Upgrade in 2018

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As a stock footage video production we are very dependent on the sales of our clips. And because the Shutterstock agency is one of our biggest source of income, it is important to have some insight of what is being

Pond5 Removing The Referral Program Is Disappointing

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There are few reasons why we resent Pond5 for removing the referral program. It is useless to point out that the biggest markets (Amazon, bhphoto, aliexpress etc..)  in the world are working on referral programs to attract more customers, while

iStockPhoto/Getty Images Returns The Stock Footage Statistics via ESP

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It has been about 9 months since we wrote about the removal of statistics from iStockPhoto/Getty Images. And since then we only had some slight info of past sales from Microstockr Pro. In last days of September, they finally added some files

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

Why doesn’t Shutterstock support Payoneer payment method for contributors? It DOES now!

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Because Shutterstock doesn’t support Payoneer we are throwing hundreds of earned Euros monthly away thanks to Skrill absurd high fees. This lost money isn’t just few bucks, but more than hundred Euros every month because of transaction fee, bad currency conversion rate

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