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« on: May 19, 2014, 06:36 »
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hey guys, after some success selling stock photos i would now like to try submitting footage from my canon 6D (mostly likely to shutter stock)

my normal workflow is to import everything off my camera into Lightroom then export from there.  However my export options of:
DPX
H.264
or Original, Unedited
are all unacceptable formats for uploading to SS.  I also have quicktime, final cut pro, iMovie and premier on this computer.  Can someone tell me the best way to import from my Canon 6D and easiest way to export them so they will be the correct format to upload?
Thanks..sorry to be such a dork.  I just find video export codecs/settings to be wayyy to complicated with too many options.
Thanks!
L


« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2014, 08:28 »
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I'm relatively new to footage as well, and I only do simple clips, using a Canon 5D Mk2 - I'm not familiar with final cut pro, but I would have thought it would offer a suitable format for rendering.

However, one of the most useful bits of software for quick & easy short conversions is MPEG Streamclip - see http://www.squared5.com/ for information.  It's free and available for Windows and Mac.

Using that, I render output in Quicktime format, Photo - JPEG compression, usually at 90-95% quality, and this is acceptable to SS, Pond5 and iStock.

You can also use PhotoShop CS Extended versions to render clips with similar options, and PS can help with extra tweaks as well. 

« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2014, 08:50 »
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I also use MPEG streamclip for preparing clips from my Canon 60D saving to photojpeg B mov. 

« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2014, 05:59 »
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thanks guys :)
I downloaded that software and will try it today

« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2014, 06:37 »
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I'm relatively new to footage as well, and I only do simple clips, using a Canon 5D Mk2 - I'm not familiar with final cut pro, but I would have thought it would offer a suitable format for rendering.

However, one of the most useful bits of software for quick & easy short conversions is MPEG Streamclip - see http://www.squared5.com/ for information.  It's free and available for Windows and Mac.

Using that, I render output in Quicktime format, Photo - JPEG compression, usually at 90-95% quality, and this is acceptable to SS, Pond5 and iStock.

You can also use PhotoShop CS Extended versions to render clips with similar options, and PS can help with extra tweaks as well.


What Gannet 77 said. I originally out putted from Final Cut Pro in apple pro res and that is accepted on shutterstock. However, if you choose to upload to Istock apple pro res is not accepted. They only accept jpg. That requires either compressor or MPEG stream clip. However...again...compressor outputs create errors on Istock, so they recommend to render through MPEG stream clip at jpg and high quality as Gannett 77 indicated.

« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2017, 10:11 »
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I'm relatively new to footage as well, and I only do simple clips, using a Canon 5D Mk2 - I'm not familiar with final cut pro, but I would have thought it would offer a suitable format for rendering.

However, one of the most useful bits of software for quick & easy short conversions is MPEG Streamclip - see http://www.squared5.com/ [nofollow] for information.  It's free and available for Windows and Mac.

Using that, I render output in Quicktime format, Photo - JPEG compression, usually at 90-95% quality, and this is acceptable to SS, Pond5 and iStock.

You can also use PhotoShop CS Extended versions to render clips with similar options, and PS can help with extra tweaks as well.


What Gannet 77 said. I originally out putted from Final Cut Pro in apple pro res and that is accepted on shutterstock. However, if you choose to upload to Istock apple pro res is not accepted. They only accept jpg. That requires either compressor or MPEG stream clip. However...again...compressor outputs create errors on Istock, so they recommend to render through MPEG stream clip at jpg and high quality as Gannett 77 indicated.


thanks for the clarification Mantis. That would mean that, as a possible workflow, i could edit my clips (simple editing) in iMovie (that's what i am thinking about using), and than render them through MPEG stream clip at jpeg and high quality? With this flow is any kind of major quality loss to be expected? (i'm talking about 1080 clips, which is all i can produce now)

Tyson Anderson

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« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2017, 11:30 »
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iStock will accept Prores HQ

« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2017, 14:27 »
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iStock will accept Prores HQ

For HD now, or still just for 4K?

« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2017, 11:32 »
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Out of curiosity, why are you uploading videos to iStockphoto? Don't they pay something like $5-$7 for HD video clips?

« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2017, 17:26 »
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Out of curiosity, why are you uploading videos to iStockphoto? Don't they pay something like $5-$7 for HD video clips?

For me, I haven't uploaded any footage to them in 8 months since this 15% decision.


 

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