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« on: August 31, 2017, 03:59 »
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So - it might come out as a stupid question - but I truly do not understand something very fundamental:

As far as video goes - What's the difference between iStock and Getty??


If getty is supposed to be the "Premium" agancy, how come when I search for clips with the same keywords like my clips in iStock,  find clips that are much much lower quality selling for absurd prices ($575 for this??: http://www.gettyimages.com/license/516315545) but my clips do not show up?

What am I missing here???


« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2017, 04:20 »
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I take it that you are non-exclusive?
Basically if your non-exclusive then all your clips are on getty but only a select number of people can view it. In a nut shell - they are available through Premium Access where they sell for pennies. There is nothing you can do to stop this except to delete your port - but this will be off istock too.

If your exclusive then your clips should be in the main collection (ie expensive clips) but also Premium Access. Lots of exclusives are finding that there main sales are drying up because of Premium Access.

Premium access is where Getty sells a membership to the big buyers for huge discounts. We don't see any money of the membership fee.

It's a pretty sorry affair really
« Last Edit: August 31, 2017, 16:01 by Cider Apple »

« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2017, 04:44 »
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I take it that you are non-exclusive?
Basically if your non-exclusive then all your clips are on getty but only a select number of people can view it. In a nut shell - they are available through Premium Access where they see for pennies. There is nothing you can do to stop this except to delete your port - but this will be off istock too.

If your exclusive then your clips should be in the main collection (ie expensive clips) but also Premium Access. Lots of exclusives are finding that there main sales are drying up because of Premium Access.

Premium access is where Getty sells a membership to the big buyers for huge discounts. We don't see any money of the membership fee.

It's a pretty sorry affair really

OK.
Thank you for the thorough expenation!
indeed seems like a messed-up system for selling content...

« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2017, 07:30 »
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ishitty is broken in every way possible...

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« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2017, 08:32 »
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images also fear the same thing. But I still prefer being non-exclusive any day of the week.

« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2017, 08:38 »
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images also fear the same thing. But I still prefer being non-exclusive any day of the week.

Just makes you wonder how much money people were making there a few years back if they chose to be exclusive in such a bad agency... ::)

Bad Company

« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2017, 08:50 »
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images also fear the same thing. But I still prefer being non-exclusive any day of the week.

Just makes you wonder how much money people were making there a few years back if they chose to be exclusive in such a bad agency... ::)

Some where making north of $300,000 (US D) back than...

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« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2017, 09:28 »
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images also fear the same thing. But I still prefer being non-exclusive any day of the week.

Just makes you wonder how much money people were making there a few years back if they chose to be exclusive in such a bad agency... ::)

Back in the day, being exclusive was arguably a good move. It wasn't always as it is now.


 

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