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« on: April 29, 2018, 14:40 »
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In the last week i got 2 video sales (clip pack) for $1.50 each. Anyone got this or knows what is going on?


« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2018, 16:26 »
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In the last week i got 2 video sales (clip pack) for $1.50 each. Anyone got this or knows what is going on?

I've had 4 in the last 10 days. Not amused and I've a case with SS as they've been told I'm removing all footage if no opt-out appears or, confirmation the client only gets the smallest of small sizes. They've asked me to stop deleting files and wait as they deal with the matter.

Basically, it's a new package for clients buying high volume of content but with strict limitations. My concerns are that a) They can't enforce the limitations and b) the client receives full resolution and we just have to trust them.

I strongly suggest you make your voice heard, on the forum and in writing via email.
« Last Edit: April 29, 2018, 16:32 by HalfFull »

« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2018, 17:58 »
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Not happy just sent e-mail!!

RAW

« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2018, 22:25 »
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What are the 'limitations' ?

« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2018, 00:00 »
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What are the 'limitations' ?

They havent said.... theyve been all words no substance. Im waiting on a reply from them again. Ive had a few emails with them so far. It seems like the right time to kick up a fuss before it becomes a regular package!!!

« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2018, 02:29 »
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If thats how they want to play it then best not to upload any video to them at all.

« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2018, 02:45 »
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Send Jon your thoughts about the $1.50 Footage sales to his Tweet - https://twitter.com/jonoringer/status/946157483831148545 Asking for ideas about customer / contributor functionality.... i.e. No more $1.50 and Opt outs would be a good start :-)

« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2018, 11:57 »
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Today I got one for 1.5 $. What can I do?

« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2018, 14:27 »
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Spend the money.

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« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2018, 03:47 »
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If thats how they want to play it then best not to upload any video to them at all.

Predicting that in a couple of years footage will bring to contributor same about of money as photos for now.

« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2018, 14:44 »
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back in the 1990's, a video cost about $250 or more. photos cost $100.

the prices dropped, and they will continue to do so. now you can get videos for $5 and photos for 50 cents or less.

every time a new photo or video is uploaded, leading to an increase in supply, the end result will be a decrease in pricing unless there is a matching increase in demand.

prices will fluctuate upwards if a company drops SD/NTSC, HD, etc, but that is only going to happen once per company, it could be in the distant future. if a company suddenly decides to dorp all of its HD content, the overall price in the market for videos will go up. but a company can only do this once.

it is like yuri says. if you don't like falling prices, you shouldn't be in the business (his words not mine).


RAW

« Reply #11 on: May 31, 2018, 09:00 »
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Just got a $1.99
I sent an email protesting no opt outs - no response as yet.
I see they are even offering a further Coupon Discount at checkout! ! !

What to do? Shutterstock is an earner for me but THIS SUCKS

« Reply #12 on: May 31, 2018, 09:56 »
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back in the 1990's, a video cost about $250 or more. photos cost $100.

the prices dropped, and they will continue to do so. now you can get videos for $5 and photos for 50 cents or less.

every time a new photo or video is uploaded, leading to an increase in supply, the end result will be a decrease in pricing unless there is a matching increase in demand.

prices will fluctuate upwards if a company drops SD/NTSC, HD, etc, but that is only going to happen once per company, it could be in the distant future. if a company suddenly decides to dorp all of its HD content, the overall price in the market for videos will go up. but a company can only do this once.

it is like yuri says. if you don't like falling prices, you shouldn't be in the business (his words not mine).
You make complete sense. It's time for 95% of us to move onwards and upwards to better things outside of the stock game. I blame the contributors who can't help themselves by posting about their sales and success, thereby encouraging the competition that will force many of them out.

« Reply #13 on: June 11, 2018, 03:34 »
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2 videos sold for 1,50$ only this month. Last month I had 1 more... Feels terrible!!! :-X

« Reply #14 on: June 11, 2018, 06:50 »
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back in the 1990's, a video cost about $250 or more. photos cost $100.

the prices dropped, and they will continue to do so. now you can get videos for $5 and photos for 50 cents or less.

every time a new photo or video is uploaded, leading to an increase in supply, the end result will be a decrease in pricing unless there is a matching increase in demand.

prices will fluctuate upwards if a company drops SD/NTSC, HD, etc, but that is only going to happen once per company, it could be in the distant future. if a company suddenly decides to dorp all of its HD content, the overall price in the market for videos will go up. but a company can only do this once.

it is like yuri says. if you don't like falling prices, you shouldn't be in the business (his words not mine).
You make complete sense. It's time for 95% of us to move onwards and upwards to better things outside of the stock game. I blame the contributors who can't help themselves by posting about their sales and success, thereby encouraging the competition that will force many of them out.
I blame any contributor other than me that submits.

« Reply #15 on: June 11, 2018, 07:11 »
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back in the 1990's, a video cost about $250 or more. photos cost $100.

the prices dropped, and they will continue to do so. now you can get videos for $5 and photos for 50 cents or less.

every time a new photo or video is uploaded, leading to an increase in supply, the end result will be a decrease in pricing unless there is a matching increase in demand.

prices will fluctuate upwards if a company drops SD/NTSC, HD, etc, but that is only going to happen once per company, it could be in the distant future. if a company suddenly decides to dorp all of its HD content, the overall price in the market for videos will go up. but a company can only do this once.

it is like yuri says. if you don't like falling prices, you shouldn't be in the business (his words not mine).
You make complete sense. It's time for 95% of us to move onwards and upwards to better things outside of the stock game. I blame the contributors who can't help themselves by posting about their sales and success, thereby encouraging the competition that will force many of them out.

So... are you saying that we shouldn't let anybody know when we're satisfied by our results?

Well, too bad for you, but I think there is definitely still room for more people, if you manage your business properly. When I calculate the revenue generated per hour of work, it's still something definitely profitable, even if less than other works from my clients.

So, yes, news like this 1.50 sales are preoccupying, but there's no reason to blame people who are satisfied of their results.

« Reply #16 on: June 11, 2018, 07:34 »
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Its not really about blame but the writing was on the wall as soon as people realised that what started as a way of gifted amateurs to make a few $$ could be turned to a money making enterprise on an industrial scale. Naive "newbies" submitting a few mediocre images isn't the real "issue".


« Reply #17 on: June 11, 2018, 13:19 »
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I was shocked today with clip sale for 1.5$ !!!
Should I send complain to SS  or what?
Also there is no footage with this low price at SS website!

« Reply #18 on: July 02, 2018, 15:50 »
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It 'shameful, I too a video at $ 1.50 !!!! >:( >:( >:( >:(

« Reply #19 on: July 02, 2018, 16:01 »
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back in the 90s there was no internet

appples and pears

« Reply #20 on: July 02, 2018, 23:39 »
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back in the 1990's, a video cost about $250 or more. photos cost $100.

the prices dropped, and they will continue to do so. now you can get videos for $5 and photos for 50 cents or less.


every time a new photo or video is uploaded, leading to an increase in supply, the end result will be a decrease in pricing unless there is a matching increase in demand.

prices will fluctuate upwards if a company drops SD/NTSC, HD, etc, but that is only going to happen once per company, it could be in the distant future. if a company suddenly decides to dorp all of its HD content, the overall price in the market for videos will go up. but a company can only do this once.

it is like yuri says. if you don't like falling prices, you shouldn't be in the business (his words not mine).

I started selling stock and sold my first Pic in 1968. our commission was $400. Thats about $2600 in todays money.It was a cover for Arizona Highways.And yes, I've been around the Block and.....In Most of the Alleys.

« Reply #21 on: July 03, 2018, 04:03 »
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there was no digital photography and there was no internet, stop comparing apples with pears

smoking was considered cool once and a pack of cigarettes cost 25 cent, nowadays it cost 6-8 dollars

times are changing

« Reply #22 on: July 03, 2018, 05:00 »
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I received an answer from shutterstock:

Thank you for contacting Shutterstock Contributor Care.


Over the past few years, video has become an increasingly powerful tool for online advertising. To meet this growing demand, we are offering footage clips to select online platforms for limited use at special rates.

While at times you may see that your earnings-per-clip is lower, these clips are for web or mobile application only. They can only be streamed; downloading and broadcast usage isn't permitted. This restriction has been designed to protect your earnings and give you an extra chance to make money.

We hope this information helps, if you have any more questions, please feel free to reply back to this email and we will be happy to assist you!

Thanks,
Gauri
Shutterstock Contributor Care Team

namussi

« Reply #23 on: July 04, 2018, 01:45 »
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I received an answer from shutterstock:

Thank you for contacting Shutterstock Contributor Care.


Over the past few years, video has become an increasingly powerful tool for online advertising. To meet this growing demand, we are offering footage clips to select online platforms for limited use at special rates.

While at times you may see that your earnings-per-clip is lower, these clips are for web or mobile application only. They can only be streamed; downloading and broadcast usage isn't permitted. This restriction has been designed to protect your earnings and give you an extra chance to make money.

We hope this information helps, if you have any more questions, please feel free to reply back to this email and we will be happy to assist you!

Thanks,
Gauri
Shutterstock Contributor Care Team

So that's possibly extra income. Good news.

« Reply #24 on: July 04, 2018, 02:00 »
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Soon they'll be paying us with Exposure.

namussi

« Reply #25 on: July 04, 2018, 03:33 »
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Soon they'll be paying us with Exposure.

If stock photography/video isn't making you money, and isn't making you happy, perhaps it's time to do something else.

« Reply #26 on: July 04, 2018, 06:06 »
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In the stock industry, we are in the mercy of big players serving our files... if they choose to give them for almost no money, we could only take files down, but all other agencies soon follow the dumping practice.

In b2b video production industry, I just don't do works that are underpaid. While still have chances to change clients mind why my service costs more than some newbies. If they don't understand, I'm not at much loss, because I didn't need to waste my time and resources to make anything.

I like shooting videos, but I've overgrown this Exposure crap that everywhere is common. Exposure doesn't pay bills. #fact


« Reply #27 on: August 02, 2018, 02:08 »
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Hi,

I read this post in April, when it started, and I could't believe that a footage can be sold by 5 USD (1.5 dollars contributor's share). And then it started: May, 1 video sold on my account at 1.5 usd, June 4 videos, July 6 videos. The number is growing, month by month, I send them an email about this, their answer was: "we fully understand and respect your decisions related to your portfolio and content. There is no option to opt-out of this license use. These clips are for web or mobile application only, they can only be streamed, not downloaded".

So, I and you all will keep selling videos for almost nothing, without any right to choose if we want it or not ! This is the conclusion

« Reply #28 on: August 02, 2018, 02:49 »
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In July we had about 10-15 sales of $1.5... and it does impact our overall income number.

RAW

« Reply #29 on: August 02, 2018, 08:32 »
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. . . these clips are for web or mobile application only. They can only be streamed; downloading and broadcast usage isn't permitted. This restriction has been designed to protect your earnings and give you an extra chance to make money.

Thanks,
Gauri
Shutterstock Contributor Care Team


This is not true. Anyone can right mouse click on the website and download the master file. The videos are not protected.

See this:
https://forums.submit.shutterstock.com/topic/93927-150-video-sale/

« Reply #30 on: August 02, 2018, 21:14 »
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. . . these clips are for web or mobile application only. They can only be streamed; downloading and broadcast usage isn't permitted. This restriction has been designed to protect your earnings and give you an extra chance to make money.

Thanks,
Gauri
Shutterstock Contributor Care Team


This is not true. Anyone can right mouse click on the website and download the master file. The videos are not protected.

See this:
https://forums.submit.shutterstock.com/topic/93927-150-video-sale/

The downloading is beside the point - how else have our clips been used in the past, other than for people to watch them? Streaming is just another technology for broadcast via the internet. A stream can reach millions of people - probably much more than broadcast, why should that technology get different rates?

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« Reply #31 on: August 03, 2018, 04:59 »
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. . . these clips are for web or mobile application only. They can only be streamed; downloading and broadcast usage isn't permitted. This restriction has been designed to protect your earnings and give you an extra chance to make money.

Thanks,
Gauri
Shutterstock Contributor Care Team

This is not true. Anyone can right mouse click on the website and download the master file. The videos are not protected.

See this:
https://forums.submit.shutterstock.com/topic/93927-150-video-sale/

Yeah but what people can do, and what people are allowed to do, are two very different things.

« Reply #32 on: August 03, 2018, 05:33 »
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Im firmly convinced this IS hitting income.

Im getting the same number roughly of video sales as usual but the last few months instead of the usual commission from them im getting $1.50
Conclusion is that people who would previously have paid a normal price are now getting the $5 extra special offer package instead.

So from my point of view this this isn't "extra revenue" as SS claim, its my existing revenue being cut as they're selling my work at a cheaper price than was previously available.

Then again, since they changed search in May meaning if a buyer clicks on "HD" it excludes EVERY 4k video from the search results (even though they can be downloaded in HD).

KB

« Reply #33 on: August 03, 2018, 22:26 »
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Then again, since they changed search in May meaning if a buyer clicks on "HD" it excludes EVERY 4k video from the search results (even though they can be downloaded in HD).
OT, but isn't that the way it's always worked? I remember complaining about that 4 years ago, when I first started UL'ing 4K clips.

Back on topic, July was my lowest RPD in years, due to several lower than normal clip prices (including at least one $1.50 sale).

« Reply #34 on: August 04, 2018, 01:50 »
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Got my first 1,5 sale. Not happy.

But overall I had a very good month with video on SS.

« Reply #35 on: August 04, 2018, 04:20 »
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Got my first 1,5 sale. Not happy.

But overall I had a very good month with video on SS.

They altered the behaviour years ago to fix it.
Then it broke in May and remains unfixed.  Support is claiming its not deliberate and engineers are aware of the fault although i don't believe them.

The end result is its not worth uploading 4k as itll get hidden from buyers wanting HD and HD makes up 90%+ of sales.

RAW

« Reply #36 on: August 04, 2018, 12:01 »
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. . . these clips are for web or mobile application only. They can only be streamed; downloading and broadcast usage isn't permitted. This restriction has been designed to protect your earnings and give you an extra chance to make money.

Thanks,
Gauri
Shutterstock Contributor Care Team


This is not true. Anyone can right mouse click on the website and download the master file. The videos are not protected.

See this:
https://forums.submit.shutterstock.com/topic/93927-150-video-sale/

The downloading is beside the point - how else have our clips been used in the past, other than for people to watch them? Streaming is just another technology for broadcast via the internet. A stream can reach millions of people - probably much more than broadcast, why should that technology get different rates?

The downloading is not 'beside the point'. People can download the master file WITHOUT PAYING FOR IT!


« Reply #37 on: August 05, 2018, 07:15 »
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Dear ShutterStock,

I am building a new Stock Video website, I would like to use your clips so you can have some major exposure. I will be paying you $10 a month! You get money and exposure all I ask is for your video library. This is a special offer I only give to select agencies. I will only allow people to download the clips but not stream them as to protect your business! So glad you are excited as I am over this offer! See you at the food stamp line :-)

« Reply #38 on: August 15, 2018, 04:02 »
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Yesterday I had first 0.03$ video sale...

« Reply #39 on: August 15, 2018, 05:28 »
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Yesterday I had first 0.03$ video sale...

If that's true i'd message support on their forum or email.  Mistakes like that do happen and have been corrected before now.

« Reply #40 on: August 16, 2018, 17:22 »
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today I sold 14 times the same video for 1.50$ I deleted it and will delete all the files I sell at 1.50 and soon delete them all last month I lost 40% of my normal income this is crazy


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« Reply #41 on: August 16, 2018, 17:24 »
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the other thing I do not understand is how they can earn more selling at 5$ if they were selling at 65$ its math crazyyyyyyy stupidity they are destroying the market and all of our hard work done in years


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« Reply #42 on: August 16, 2018, 20:05 »
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In a few years time we will sound like old timers saying, "Back in the day (2017) I use to get $30 for a video" Now I get $1.50 or less  :-\


« Reply #43 on: August 16, 2018, 20:07 »
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This is really ticking me off!!!

« Reply #44 on: August 17, 2018, 00:24 »
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I think in August we are already at the point where we sold more $1.50 than regular video sales. GG SS.

« Reply #45 on: August 17, 2018, 08:10 »
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I think in August we are already at the point where we sold more $1.50 than regular video sales. GG SS.

Same here, August so far on Shutterstock is looking dismal. Have gone from very consistent sales to 50% below the worst month in the last 3 years. The last time sales were this low my portfolio there was only 1/20 its current size.

« Reply #46 on: August 17, 2018, 16:43 »
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crazy they are destroying the market, us and the other agencies in a couple months amazing how this can happen we should all together do something and react but we will never do and we will fall


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« Reply #47 on: August 18, 2018, 08:34 »
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today I sold 14 times the same video for 1.50$ I deleted it and will delete all the files I sell at 1.50 and soon delete them all last month I lost 40% of my normal income this is crazy


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Thats like 21$. Normal price for a video sale.
« Last Edit: August 18, 2018, 09:01 by Dumc »

« Reply #48 on: August 18, 2018, 09:08 »
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I think in August we are already at the point where we sold more $1.50 than regular video sales. GG SS.

Same here, August so far on Shutterstock is looking dismal. Have gone from very consistent sales to 50% below the worst month in the last 3 years. The last time sales were this low my portfolio there was only 1/20 its current size.

I am going to have my 4th month in a row $200-$300 less than my norm.  Something happened to the search. This was over night.  On the bright side my tax obligation is going to be much less this year:)

« Reply #49 on: August 18, 2018, 09:14 »
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Yesterday I had first 0.03$ video sale...

Yep, on iStock. I stopped uploading videos there a while back  :(


« Reply #50 on: August 19, 2018, 04:10 »
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today I sold 14 times the same video for 1.50$ I deleted it and will delete all the files I sell at 1.50 and soon delete them all last month I lost 40% of my normal income this is crazy


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Thats like 21$. Normal price for a video sale.
yes for one video sale not 14 are you joking or are you out of your mind please tell me and I will try to understand what are you saying


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« Reply #51 on: August 19, 2018, 08:20 »
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today I sold 14 times the same video for 1.50$ I deleted it and will delete all the files I sell at 1.50 and soon delete them all last month I lost 40% of my normal income this is crazy


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Thats like 21$. Normal price for a video sale.
yes for one video sale not 14 are you joking or are you out of your mind please tell me and I will try to understand what are you saying


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Understand this: 1,5$ video sale wasn' really a video sale, it was video streaming.

RAW

« Reply #52 on: August 19, 2018, 09:24 »
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The Shutterstock third party video streaming site does not protect your master file.
Anyone can download your master file without paying for it!

See this:
https://forums.submit.shutterstock.com/topic/93927-150-video-sale/

« Reply #53 on: August 19, 2018, 13:08 »
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Yeah, I know, thats doesn't change the fact, that he was paid for streaming. Now, if videos can bi stolen or not, that's different topic.

« Reply #54 on: August 19, 2018, 13:16 »
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today I sold 14 times the same video for 1.50$ I deleted it and will delete all the files I sell at 1.50 and soon delete them all last month I lost 40% of my normal income this is crazy


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Thats like 21$. Normal price for a video sale.
yes for one video sale not 14 are you joking or are you out of your mind please tell me and I will try to understand what are you saying


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Understand this: 1,5$ video sale wasn' really a video sale, it was video streaming.

Shutterstock should do a better job of communicating the pricing and terms of these streaming licenses... and offer an opt out.   

RAW

« Reply #55 on: August 19, 2018, 14:37 »
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Yeah, I know, thats doesn't change the fact, that he was paid for streaming. Now, if videos can bi stolen or not, that's different topic.

Yes, we need an 'opt out' but to me it does not matter if the file is streamed or not. The most important thing is the security of the site. Anyone can download your master file without paying for it. This may explain the sudden drop in Shutterstock sales the last couple of months.

« Reply #56 on: August 19, 2018, 16:16 »
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Soon they'll be paying us with Exposure.

Agree, Biggest problem. the newbs will Line up to submit...and they know it.


« Reply #57 on: August 19, 2018, 18:45 »
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Soon they'll be paying us with Exposure.

Agree, Biggest problem. the newbs will Line up to submit...and they know it.

At first we were farmed out in vectors/images now videos.  Some would take $.25 for a video...

« Reply #58 on: August 28, 2018, 06:39 »
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Hi i receive this about the video selling for 1.50$

Over the past few years, video has become an increasingly powerful tool for online advertising. To meet this growing demand, we are offering footage clips to select online platforms for limited use at special rates.

While at times you may see that your earnings-per-clip is lower, these clips are for web or mobile application only. They can only be streamed; downloading and broadcast usage isn't permitted. This restriction has been designed to protect your earnings and give you an extra chance to make money.

« Reply #59 on: August 28, 2018, 07:49 »
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What it actually means is

(i) companies will buy this INSTEAD of a normal price one (so less money) and
(ii) due to their buggy code ANYONE can download the full video by just getting the link from the source it gives.

angelawaye

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« Reply #60 on: August 28, 2018, 16:17 »
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These $1.50 sales are killing my earnings. I think I'm just going to upload my new videos to Pond5.

« Reply #61 on: August 28, 2018, 18:06 »
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I hate those 1,50 sales.

There are only 8 million stock videos at the moment, why kill the market before it even has matured?

I have to admit though, that this is maybe SS answer to pond5ś membership program, where customers can buy files as subs ultracheap. Nobody knows how many downloads you get, because they pay out a fixed sum.

On Getty there is the premium access license where photos go for 2 cents and videos for 60 cents (contributor returns).

Maybe SS was forced to offer a competing license.

But I just hate it...

« Reply #62 on: September 02, 2018, 12:35 »
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« Reply #63 on: September 03, 2018, 04:34 »
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iStock is worse: i have one video for 0.82$ thats just loool

« Reply #64 on: September 03, 2018, 18:38 »
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iStock is worse: i have one video for 0.82$ thats just loool
spend the money too....on gums :-*

« Reply #65 on: September 04, 2018, 00:10 »
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Soon they'll be paying us with Exposure.

Agree, Biggest problem. the newbs will Line up to submit...and they know it.

At first we were farmed out in vectors/images now videos.  Some would take $.25 for a video...

or Less. I predict less. when Micro started . everyone got 20 Cents. I wrote 10 Years ago. that 20 cents will be the norm for everyone again...sooner than later.Why? because they Know every Newbie will go for it. Just like they did when this started. difference was. we fought for everything. No one fights anymore . They just Post BS chatroom Crap.

« Reply #66 on: September 04, 2018, 10:10 »
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In the last week i got 2 video sales (clip pack) for $1.50 each. Anyone got this or knows what is going on?

Could you show us your videos sold for $1.5?


« Reply #67 on: September 23, 2018, 05:13 »
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I have more and more 1.50$ sales.

I can't say that number of sales is growing, there are just more 1.5$ ones.  >:(

ShadySue

« Reply #68 on: September 23, 2018, 05:23 »
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In the last week i got 2 video sales (clip pack) for $1.50 each. Anyone got this or knows what is going on?

Could you show us your videos sold for $1.5?
Why? The discount is per customer, not applied to certain content.

« Reply #69 on: September 23, 2018, 08:18 »
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Soon they'll be paying us with Exposure.

Agree, Biggest problem. the newbs will Line up to submit...and they know it.

At first we were farmed out in vectors/images now videos.  Some would take $.25 for a video...

or Less. I predict less. when Micro started . everyone got 20 Cents. I wrote 10 Years ago. that 20 cents will be the norm for everyone again...sooner than later.Why? because they Know every Newbie will go for it. Just like they did when this started. difference was. we fought for everything. No one fights anymore . They just Post BS chatroom Crap.

No, they keep uploading images and videos basically for 'Free' than they complain  :-[


« Reply #70 on: September 27, 2018, 11:32 »
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Just had first sale at 1.50$.
It is a nice drone shot of Italian vineyards and an old city on the top of the hill, in 4K... crazy... Wrote to SS right away, will see what kind of reply do i get.

https://www.shutterstock.com/video/clip-34596598
« Last Edit: September 27, 2018, 11:35 by skysense »

« Reply #71 on: October 17, 2018, 16:57 »
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Had one more crappy sale today, 7,50$ for video. Don't know what version of the file was sold, but i have that file in 4K (aerial).

« Reply #72 on: October 17, 2018, 17:44 »
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get use to the low pay! It has become the new norm  :-[


« Reply #73 on: October 17, 2018, 17:44 »
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Just had first sale at 1.50$.
It is a nice drone shot of Italian vineyards and an old city on the top of the hill, in 4K... crazy... Wrote to SS right away, will see what kind of reply do i get.

https://www.shutterstock.com/video/clip-34596598

Maybe, if all video contributors had written to SS when this thread was started on the 29th of April, it didn't need to come to the point were it affected you too.

« Reply #74 on: October 18, 2018, 00:55 »
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Just had first sale at 1.50$.
It is a nice drone shot of Italian vineyards and an old city on the top of the hill, in 4K... crazy... Wrote to SS right away, will see what kind of reply do i get.

https://www.shutterstock.com/video/clip-34596598

Maybe, if all video contributors had written to SS when this thread was started on the 29th of April, it didn't need to come to the point were it affected you too.

Maybe, but i don't think they'd listen. I wrote to them complaining, and asking to opt me out of any crappy program. They said i am not in any kind of program, and that those are just regular clip pack sales. We changed like 4-5 emails, with me pushing, and them giving me just this SS crap all the time.


 

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