Passive income from stock footage?

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If you have a video camera, photo camera with recording capabilities or a good flagship smartphone, there is a good chance you can start making a passive income. What is a passive income? Making extra money while having a primary job.

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

Stock footage agencies useless video codec selection

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The stock footage industry has the most thoughtless demands for video codecs they support. Most of them are very old, some are very editing unfriendly for buyers, some don’t support 4K and one codec is only available only on Apple computers.

Video Shooting VLOG with Smartphone Like Professional

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There are dozens of reasons why not to use a smartphone for video recording anything except own family. Lack of good sensor, no optical zoom and hardly any stabilization are just a few of the reasons. Smartphones have improved drastically in

Video Production Company Outsourcing Stock Video Submissions

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Video production company working on many on-going projects is an important full-time responsibility. That is why it is almost impossible to invest time and resources into stock video. First of all, it is not profitable right away and needs a

Canon G7x Mark III A Perfect Run and Gun Video Stock Production Camera

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We usually don’t write about equipment which is still not officially announced, but some characteristics of Canon G7x Mark III caught our eye. Canon has lately been busy admitting they’ve had a wrong strategy and are probably losing their market

Adobe Software Updates Complicate Video Production Workflow

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Having a reliable and advanced editing software is crucial if you are doing professional works. Even in stock footage production, some editing is needed to achieve a higher quality of creative media. A while ago we wrote about five video

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

First 5 Steps As New Contributor of Stock Footage

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We’ve met many videographers and photographers that would like to contribute to stock media libraries. Some even have a lot of experience making great visual media, but all of them have one thing in common. The whole workflow kills the