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fotorob

  • I am a professional stock photographer

« on: December 17, 2011, 10:03 »
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Hello,

for a while now has 123rf announced that they start to sell videos now.

BUT: I was not able to find the PRICES they want to sell the videos for and the commissions they want to pay the videographers.

I sent them a mail weeks ago, but did not get a response.

Does anybody know more?

I do not want to upload my videos only to find out that they will severely undercut the prices of my other video agencies.

Thanks in advance,
Robert


« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2011, 12:05 »
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I also asked about this here and on their blog. Never did get a direct response. Someone messaged me that they got a reply from 123rf and received the following info about prices and rates.

1080HD - 65 creds
720HD - 55 creds
480SD - 40 creds
240WD - 15 creds

same 50% cut for us as photos......

This of course is unconfirmed. I submitted a small test batch about a week ago, still in pending and no further news to be had, so I'm waiting till they get their act together before sending anymore!

cascoly

  • Photography, travel & online games at cascoly.com

« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2011, 16:20 »
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i sent in a few videos on Dec 2 and they've been pending ever since

« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2011, 16:51 »
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Cant see anything in their site to suggest that they are selling video, was their an official annoucement or something to submit before it gets officially launched?

« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2011, 18:07 »
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Will there be a 50% discount for whatever it is they give a 50% discount for photos for?

oops that is another site - never mind, carry on, nothing to see here.
« Last Edit: December 18, 2011, 18:14 by pancaketom »

« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2011, 03:15 »
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I hope they review clips and tell us the prices soon.  There's no motivation to upload more at the moment.  Unlike stills, it takes a lot of time to upload a footage portfolio, it's a big commitment and I'm not wasting time until I know they are accepting my clips and pricing them reasonably.

« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2011, 21:32 »
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I registered as a contributor just to see what the deal was and to be honest it doesnt look like they are ready. They accept WMV? MP4? the industry standard is MOV encoded with photojpeg plus there are no details about pricing, plus looks like a lot of people are complaing about their ftp. I shall most definetely hold off until they appear to be ready, but nice to see another middle tier player entering the video market.


« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2011, 00:39 »
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Anything else?

Alex
I'm not sure if you have already addressed this:
- When will out footage clips be reviewed?

- When do we know if our clips are what you are looking for?

- When will 123RF footage launch?

Thanks in advance.

« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2011, 03:08 »
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I'm not sure if you have already addressed this:
- When will out footage clips be reviewed?

- When do we know if our clips are what you are looking for?

- When will 123RF footage launch?

Thanks in advance.

1. We're starting reviews today.
2. You'll know when we start reviews, mostly commercial types please. I've seen some editorial like ones, we don't want those for now.
3. When we have enough content - perhaps mid January 2012.

Thank you!

Alex

« Reply #10 on: December 22, 2011, 11:26 »
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Two quick questions.

Will contributors have the ability to choose or upload a thumbanil to display in the search? This is crucial for cg videographers btw.

Will you advertise video aggresively in the microstock market or just make it available through your search?


KB

« Reply #12 on: December 22, 2011, 20:11 »
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1. We can implement that, perhaps at a later date, or do some YouTube thing, grab a frame in the vid and then display it. (We can't have mismatches...!)

That's pretty important, Alex. Sooner rather than later would be helpful. Every other stock footage site that I know of allows changing the thumbnail. Often times, the starting frame is not at all representative of the clip as a whole.

« Reply #13 on: December 22, 2011, 21:52 »
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Agreed, if i were you i would implement that from the word go. I am a non-exclusive contributor to all of the main agencies and i can tell you with all honesty that select thumbnail at a specific timepoint is crucial for us. P5, Revo, iS, Clipdealer all offer it because it is important. Some other agencies dont and the question gets asked time and time again and it usually falls on deaf ears due to i suspect cost/architecture requirements on their backend. For example, a video of the big bang. Frame starts as black then cresends to a glorious explosion, which frame would you prefer potentials buyers to glaze over?


« Reply #15 on: December 23, 2011, 07:14 »
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Thats great, definetely better than the default 1st frame, thank you.

Well, thats me done for the microstock world, wishing you all a merry xmas and prosperous new year.

KB

« Reply #16 on: December 23, 2011, 11:22 »
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The thumbnails capture 10 frame that are equally spaced throughout the length of the footage.

This should cover most contingencies.

Hope that's OK with you?

Sounds good to me, Alex -- thanks!

« Reply #17 on: January 12, 2012, 19:23 »
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Anyone had a clip reviewed yet?

« Reply #18 on: January 12, 2012, 21:27 »
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I submitted 6 about one month ago, they are still pending

cascoly

  • Photography, travel & online games at cascoly.com

« Reply #19 on: January 13, 2012, 19:46 »
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mine have been sitting for 5 weeks or so, and now the link is broken

http://www.123rf.com/footage

doesnt seem to be any way to get from images to footage either

« Reply #20 on: January 13, 2012, 20:07 »
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I submitted 6 about one month ago, they are still pending
ditto - no signs of life there...

« Reply #21 on: January 15, 2012, 20:03 »
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Hi Everyone,

The URL quoted is a bit off, this is the right one:
http://submit.123rf.com/footage

You'll have to log in.

We're prioritizing image reviews now, so footage will be a bit slower, we'll deal with this soon.

Thank you very much.

Alex.

« Reply #22 on: February 08, 2012, 11:38 »
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When will 123RF start selling videos? I already asked support a couple of weeks ago, but still waiting for a reply.

« Reply #23 on: February 08, 2012, 18:51 »
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Mine have been reviewed as well, would be good to know when 123rf will promote footage now ;D



 

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