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cuppacoffee

« on: October 24, 2013, 09:58 »
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How to submit: You will have a special dedicated page for video upload which you can access here and then use the FTP here . We currently accept only Quicktime MOV format. The resolution required is SD, HD 720p, HD 1080p and 4K. Codec PhotoJPEG or MJPEG, quality 95%, high or best.

http://www.dreamstime.com/thread_35712

There is no separate exclusivity option, the exclusive status is applied to both still images and videos. Exclusive contributors who submit video content elsewhere are kindly asked to clarify their status with our support until December 1, 2013.


« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2013, 10:24 »
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They're at least 5 years too late but I'll upload some and hope they get some buyers.

ACS

« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2013, 11:38 »
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Finally.

I think it will take at least one year to build a considerable portfolio to generate sales.

I will upload too.

« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2013, 11:44 »
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What is contributor's cut?

cuppacoffee

« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2013, 12:21 »
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What is contributor's cut?

Check the link in the first post.

The price structure detailed below is not fixed at this point.Video clips will be available for credits-only and there is no subscription plan available for now. Royalties are the same: 25-50% for non-exclusive videographers and 60% for exclusive videographers. There will most likely be a level-based price structure and a final decision for the price range will be made in the upcoming weeks, based on the quality of your submissions and also on the feedback we receive from our buyers.

« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2013, 12:34 »
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For them to have a hope of catching up with the other sites, they need our clips.  They should pay a flat 50% for the first 2 years.  If they get buyers, then they can change that.  I'll probably only upload a few clips.  Not worth it if they end up paying 25% for the first download.

« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2013, 12:44 »
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Nothing to be excited about....

« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2013, 14:40 »
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For them to have a hope of catching up with the other sites, they need our clips.  They should pay a flat 50% for the first 2 years.  If they get buyers, then they can change that.  I'll probably only upload a few clips.  Not worth it if they end up paying 25% for the first download.

so "we" can complain after ;D

ACS

« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2013, 15:49 »
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By the way, why pjpeg and mjpeg only?

My camera (most of the cameras actually) creates original H264 .mov files. Why do I have to process them to convert Pjpeg? All other agencies accept H264 except IS.

« Reply #9 on: October 24, 2013, 16:06 »
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Achilles, I mean c'mon... Why would I want my videos to be licensed on DT instead of Pond 5 or SS?
The footage market is not so oversaturated, if the buyer cannot find the proper clip he moves on to the next site.
I prefer when the next site is Pond5.com.

$ 70-80 for HD seems to be the sweet spot for me. SS is very succesful with $79.
Achieving Level 4-5 with clips in a reasonable timeframe on a site that just started to sell footage is unrealistic.
As of now, I am not interested in your footage program.
« Last Edit: October 24, 2013, 16:09 by Snufkin »

« Reply #10 on: October 24, 2013, 17:27 »
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Non exclusive uploads are checked as "exclusive " in the pending files section.  Seems to be a bug in the upload process. 

« Reply #11 on: October 24, 2013, 18:40 »
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What is contributor's cut?

Check the link in the first post.

The price structure detailed below is not fixed at this point.Video clips will be available for credits-only and there is no subscription plan available for now. Royalties are the same: 25-50% for non-exclusive videographers and 60% for exclusive videographers. There will most likely be a level-based price structure and a final decision for the price range will be made in the upcoming weeks, based on the quality of your submissions and also on the feedback we receive from our buyers.

Too low for me.

jbarber873

« Reply #12 on: October 24, 2013, 18:50 »
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Achilles, I mean c'mon... Why would I want my videos to be licensed on DT instead of Pond 5 or SS?
The footage market is not so oversaturated, if the buyer cannot find the proper clip he moves on to the next site.
I prefer when the next site is Pond5.com.

$ 70-80 for HD seems to be the sweet spot for me. SS is very succesful with $79.
Achieving Level 4-5 with clips in a reasonable timeframe on a site that just started to sell footage is unrealistic.
As of now, I am not interested in your footage program.

  Totally agree. Videos do not sell in the volumes of still shots and are a lot more work. Pond5 has it right and Shutterstock has good volume, if lower prices. The less said about Istock the better. I can't see any reason to sell on dreamstime. Buyers will quickly search the all the sites- there's far, far fewer pages to go through on a search. If I sell on dreamstime I'm just giving it away.

KB

« Reply #13 on: October 24, 2013, 22:34 »
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Achilles, I mean c'mon... Why would I want my videos to be licensed on DT instead of Pond 5 or SS?

$ 70-80 for HD seems to be the sweet spot for me. SS is very succesful with $79.
Achieving Level 4-5 with clips in a reasonable timeframe on a site that just started to sell footage is unrealistic.
As of now, I am not interested in your footage program.
Perfectly said, and completely agree. I won't be UL'ing to DT as long as they keep the proposed structure.

« Reply #14 on: October 24, 2013, 23:02 »
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Achilles, I mean c'mon... Why would I want my videos to be licensed on DT instead of Pond 5 or SS?
The footage market is not so oversaturated, if the buyer cannot find the proper clip he moves on to the next site.
I prefer when the next site is Pond5.com.

$ 70-80 for HD seems to be the sweet spot for me. SS is very succesful with $79.
Achieving Level 4-5 with clips in a reasonable timeframe on a site that just started to sell footage is unrealistic.
As of now, I am not interested in your footage program.

  Totally agree. Videos do not sell in the volumes of still shots and are a lot more work. Pond5 has it right and Shutterstock has good volume, if lower prices. The less said about Istock the better. I can't see any reason to sell on dreamstime. Buyers will quickly search the all the sites- there's far, far fewer pages to go through on a search. If I sell on dreamstime I'm just giving it away.

This seems a logical analysis. I tire quickly of sites that don't produce a modicum of sales. iS has flatlined with no defibrillator in sight. FT has sent me to the looney bin more than once with their erratic editing; take it all one day and nothing the next.

« Reply #15 on: October 24, 2013, 23:34 »
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25% for the first sale always seemed a bit low to me, but at least with the pics there is a reasonable chance that you could get a bunch of sales and thus get a better percentage over time. In my quite limited video experience one or 2 sales might be all you get.

Noedelhap

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« Reply #16 on: October 25, 2013, 08:46 »
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It's nearly impossible to get a reasonably high level of video sales, so the RPD will be much lower than on most sites. Doesn't sound very appealing to me.

« Reply #17 on: October 25, 2013, 09:38 »
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I posted in the thread that the levels are a big disincentive to upload but they seem to think it will be quite easy to get 25 downloads.  If they do as well as some other sites that are late to the party, it will be impossible for me.  Much more likely that almost all of my clips will be on level zero and that's not making me want to upload my portfolio.  It's a shame that they don't take much notice of contributors feedback.  I'd like them to do well with video but they would have to at least start paying us as much as Pond5 until there were regular sales or it really doesn't seem worth the effort.

I'm uploading clips to 5 sites but it's only Pond5 and SS that get most of them because it takes a lot of time to upload.  DT are now 6th on my list, almost beyond the back burner :)

« Reply #18 on: October 25, 2013, 09:41 »
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I posted in the thread that the levels are a big disincentive to upload but they seem to think it will be quite easy to get 25 downloads.  If they do as well as some other sites that are late to the party, it will be impossible for me.  Much more likely that almost all of my clips will be on level zero and that's not making me want to upload my portfolio.  It's a shame that they don't take much notice of contributors feedback.  I'd like them to do well with video but they would have to at least start paying us as much as Pond5 until there were regular sales or it really doesn't seem worth the effort.

I'm uploading clips to 5 sites but it's only Pond5 and SS that get most of them because it takes a lot of time to upload.  DT are now 6th on my list, almost beyond the back burner :)

25 DLs on video is really tough, even on the better sites.

« Reply #19 on: October 25, 2013, 12:16 »
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25 downloads for a video is a lot and it seems they may be overestimating the volume for footage.  On the picture side I really like dreamstime (other than the subscription offering) and it does well for me.  So I'm hopeful for the video side but they're really late to the party and both royalties and prices will have to come up quite a bit if they plan to succeed and get contributors behind them.

« Reply #20 on: October 25, 2013, 15:42 »
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My first files are in the queue,lets see how long it takes to see them online!

« Reply #21 on: October 25, 2013, 16:11 »
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I sent 2 videos in and went through all the steps to get them into pending and all was fine for about 2 hours. Then they just vanished, not in pending, not in on line files, not in rejected, no where to be found! I posted on the message board but no response about it yet (8-9 hours ago) I am now thinking that maybe might have to wait until the whole thing is up and running to let them get past the bugs.

« Reply #22 on: October 25, 2013, 17:11 »
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I had 5 uploads vanish.  I uploaded my smallest files first, as I thought something might go wrong.  Don't think I'll bother with anymore, I'll wait and see if anyone gets some sales with them.

ACS

« Reply #23 on: October 25, 2013, 17:29 »
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Also my first 5 videos disappeared from the unfinished list yesterday. Today I have found them in the FTP folder.

« Reply #24 on: October 25, 2013, 17:47 »
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Although H.264 is not specified, anybody tried to upload H.264-encoded videos?


 

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