pancakes

MicrostockGroup Sponsors


Author Topic: BigStock Selling HD Videos for $0.15 !!  (Read 76291 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

THP Creative

  • THP Creative

« on: November 10, 2014, 17:27 »
+11
On their homepage it now lists video subscriptions, which takes you to this page:

https://www.bigstockphoto.com/subscribe/



which has the following options for video:

Video Plans
$89/mo
150 videos/mo
150 downloads every month
Any video size including HD
Buy now
$129/mo
500 videos/mo
500 downloads every month
Any video size including HD
Buy now
$149/mo
1000 videos/mo
1000 downloads every month
Any video size including HD

Where are they getting these videos from?
How much are the contributors being paid?
Why haven't we been told anything at all about this?

At the moment I can't see any of my video's on there, which is sweet relief given the apparent pricing structure.

Updated with a screenshot - I can still see it live on the site - YOU MAY NEED TO CLEAR YOUR CACHE TO SEE IT
« Last Edit: November 12, 2014, 21:49 by Microstock Man »


KB

« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2014, 20:05 »
+8
SS still owns BigStock, right?

Why in the world would they create that kind of pricing?  :o

That seems exactly like something Getty would do, but I'd have thought SS would avoid such an undercutting of their own pricing. The only thing missing would be SS calling current customers and informing them of the lower sub pricing available at BS. (Yes, IS really did that with ThinkStock.  >:()

One of the very best things about SS to me is that the commission for their video subs are more or less the same as the commission on cart sales. I'd really hate to see SS video sub buyers move to BS.  :(

PS - I don't see any video prices listed on the link that you gave, only image plans. Either I'm missing something, or you accidentally saw something that you weren't supposed to see.  ;D

PPS - In fact, I don't see mention of videos anywhere on BS' site.  ???  ???
« Last Edit: November 10, 2014, 20:09 by KB »

THP Creative

  • THP Creative

« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2014, 20:37 »
+1
I just added a screenshot in the post above

This seems insane to me too - this pricing is incredibly bad.

I thought the same thing - why is SS allowing this??

KB

« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2014, 00:16 »
+1
Well, that just looks scary. And the thought they might get the files from SS ....  :o

I still don't see it when I go there, so perhaps it's a regional thing. Anyway, we'll probably learn more soon enough. Good (?) find, though.

« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2014, 00:27 »
+8
why is SS allowing this??
SS owns Bigstock.  They are not "allowing" this, anything that happens will be directed by Shutterstock.

THP Creative

  • THP Creative

« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2014, 01:30 »
+5
Well, that just looks scary. And the thought they might get the files from SS ....  :o

I still don't see it when I go there, so perhaps it's a regional thing. Anyway, we'll probably learn more soon enough. Good (?) find, though.

Thanks, but I'm wishing it wasn't there to find in the first place too. This is a scary move.

Really wish agencies would communicate upcoming changes to contributors. These shock finds are (almost) never welcome.

THP Creative

  • THP Creative

« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2014, 17:28 »
0
Seems some still can't see any evidence of video on BS. Maybe A/B testing?

In any case, believe me it's there.

Perhaps try this link: http://www.bigstockphoto.com/video/search/sunny/

If not, you'll just have to wait and see it when it becomes live at your end. But you probably don't want to see it, given the crazy pricing...

KB

« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2014, 19:12 »
+3
Perhaps try this link: http://www.bigstockphoto.com/video/search/sunny/
For me, that link just re-directs to bigstockphoto.com, so clearly they are doing some kind of restricted testing. Whatever it is, I hope the test is a huge failure.  8)

Anyone else?

« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2014, 19:18 »
-1
Perhaps try this link: http://www.bigstockphoto.com/video/search/sunny/
For me, that link just re-directs to bigstockphoto.com, so clearly they are doing some kind of restricted testing. Whatever it is, I hope the test is a huge failure.  8)

Anyone else?


I just see image plans. Somebody needs to do screen capture not link.

Uncle Pete

« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2014, 18:14 »
+1
Just to mention. I cleared the cache and re-loaded the page and there it is. Also now shows in your links, right below Images. (where there was nothing before)

I'll guess that it's not a test or rollout by some IP address, it's like the "Undiscovered" that is unseen until someone clears out the old versions of that page from their browser. Same as your post for prices and plans by the way.

$89/mo
150 videos/mo
150 downloads every month
Any video size including HD


I didn't look, maybe some people who do video can see where they are getting these form. I'd be no help.


I just added a screenshot in the post above

This seems insane to me too - this pricing is incredibly bad.

I thought the same thing - why is SS allowing this??

« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2014, 19:07 »
+1
That is ridiculous.  I wonder if the "bridge to bigstock" conveys videos there. (Edit - Mine don't seem to be there)
« Last Edit: November 12, 2014, 19:10 by BaldricksTrousers »

« Reply #11 on: November 12, 2014, 19:18 »
0
That is ridiculous.  I wonder if the "bridge to bigstock" conveys videos there. (Edit - Mine don't seem to be there)

Mine don't seem to be there either. I am on the bridge program. That's good unless the video collection is new and Shutterstock intends to move them over.

« Reply #12 on: November 12, 2014, 19:25 »
0
Wow, are all the videos only being sold as extremely cheap subs?    You can search for video now, in case that's new too.
« Last Edit: November 12, 2014, 19:28 by tickstock »

« Reply #13 on: November 12, 2014, 19:26 »
+3
The really depressing thing is there will be more than enough inventory for them to sell.

fritz

  • I love Tom and Jerry music

« Reply #14 on: November 12, 2014, 19:44 »
+4
Wow, 1000 videos per month for 149$! Is it real?
« Last Edit: November 12, 2014, 19:47 by fritz »

« Reply #15 on: November 12, 2014, 20:33 »
+1
I found several products that were available on the main SS site, even some available 4K for those prices.  Unbelievable!!

shudderstok

« Reply #16 on: November 12, 2014, 20:57 »
+3
Desperation comes in many forms. ;)

« Reply #17 on: November 12, 2014, 21:15 »
+5
OMG this is beyond believe! I dont have my account at BS anymore (closed it when the subs came) but i am worried that Shutterstock may just transfer all their videos there. Can they do that? Please Shuttestock confirm to us that this is not happening because otherwise I will have to start deleting my videos from Shutterstock.

THP Creative

  • THP Creative

« Reply #18 on: November 12, 2014, 21:17 »
+5
Glad (?) everyone else can now see what I was talking about.

This is a disgrace, advertising video's for 15 cents each.

Scott from SS - care to chime in on this? Don't suppose anyone from Bigstock will, can't remember seeing them on the forum too often.

« Reply #19 on: November 12, 2014, 21:26 »
+4
I suggest you change the name of the thread to get more attention. This is unacceptable even if it's just a test, because if they can do that test, they are obviously very comfortable with that idea of racing to the bottom, even beating DPC by miles here. What 's a nightmare!

THP Creative

  • THP Creative

« Reply #20 on: November 12, 2014, 21:48 »
0
I suggest you change the name of the thread to get more attention. This is unacceptable even if it's just a test, because if they can do that test, they are obviously very comfortable with that idea of racing to the bottom, even beating DPC by miles here. What 's a nightmare!

Good suggestion, done.

« Reply #21 on: November 12, 2014, 21:55 »
+3
Where are they getting the content from? Which video contributor would agree to those prices?

THP Creative

  • THP Creative

« Reply #22 on: November 12, 2014, 22:02 »
+2
Where are they getting the content from? Which video contributor would agree to those prices?

Those are the two questions I think we are all keen to know, but afraid to find out...

« Reply #23 on: November 12, 2014, 22:09 »
+2
Where are they getting the content from? Which video contributor would agree to those prices?

Well that 's the question isn't it. Bigstock belongs to Shutterstock. Anything prevents them from bringing the videos over? And, as the new SS contributor agreement states, our deletions wont take effect until 90 days (?) after ?

« Reply #24 on: November 12, 2014, 22:30 »
+1
It's so ridiculous that it's hard to believe....


 

Related Topics

  Subject / Started by Replies Last post
5 Replies
5607 Views
Last post May 13, 2013, 07:43
by click_click
12 Replies
8419 Views
Last post December 15, 2015, 18:13
by trek
12 Replies
6201 Views
Last post February 12, 2017, 03:19
by izustun
2 Replies
2977 Views
Last post July 23, 2017, 19:20
by SuperJeff
16 Replies
5608 Views
Last post August 19, 2018, 14:49
by increasingdifficulty

Sponsors

Mega Bundle of 5,900+ Professional Lightroom Presets

Microstock Poll Results

Sponsors

3100 Posing Cards Bundle