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« Reply #25 on: October 25, 2013, 18:10 »
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Although H.264 is not specified, anybody tried to upload H.264-encoded videos?

I did, by mistake. The file showed up in the unfinished section together with the pjpeg files, before they disappeared altogether.

I think there has to be an automated selection if they insist on only pjpeg codec. I just wonder how IS is doing, what happens if I upload H264 to IS? Does the system detect it just after upload or the reviewer check it?


« Reply #26 on: October 26, 2013, 11:26 »
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PhotoJPG is common across many sites so I basically convert to this codec before submitting. H.264/MPEG-4 cannot used for commercial purposes without paying royalties to MPEGLA.

« Reply #27 on: October 28, 2013, 09:33 »
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Explain to me again why we would want to start supporting a site who has a) no video sales history and b) is offering a lower commission to the current market leader Pond5?  Pond5 is offering 50% of the sale ... why would we want to help create competition for them.  It's in our best interest to keep the buyers there...

« Reply #28 on: October 28, 2013, 09:44 »
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Explain to me again why we would want to start supporting a site who has a) no video sales history and b) is offering a lower commission to the current market leader Pond5?  Pond5 is offering 50% of the sale ... why would we want to help create competition for them.  It's in our best interest to keep the buyers there...

I have no footage (yet) and I do understand your point but in fact regarding pictures we aren't following that logic, we should but aren't, again its up to you and me and other, the great life of the microstocker ;D

nothing will ever change and the only "guys" taking advantage are agencies!

fritz

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« Reply #29 on: October 28, 2013, 09:52 »
+5
Explain to me again why we would want to start supporting a site who has a) no video sales history and b) is offering a lower commission to the current market leader Pond5?  Pond5 is offering 50% of the sale ... why would we want to help create competition for them.  It's in our best interest to keep the buyers there...
Agree 100%. I can't find not a single reason to support video section on DT.

Ron

« Reply #30 on: October 28, 2013, 10:09 »
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PhotoJPG is common across many sites so I basically convert to this codec before submitting. H.264/MPEG-4 cannot used for commercial purposes without paying royalties to MPEGLA.

Hmmmm, I have followed many discussions on 264 vs pjpg but as always, there are some saying 264, some saying pjpg and some saying it doesnt matter. All added up, what I understand from that, is that it really does not make a difference what codec you use. I have yet to find someone to tell me that they lost sales over using a certain codec.

I just submitted 10 videos to SS in 264... should I delete them and upload in  pjpg? Following my own logic, no, listening to you, I should.

Confused.

« Reply #31 on: October 28, 2013, 10:12 »
+2
Explain to me again why we would want to start supporting a site who has a) no video sales history and b) is offering a lower commission to the current market leader Pond5?  Pond5 is offering 50% of the sale ... why would we want to help create competition for them.  It's in our best interest to keep the buyers there...

I have no footage (yet) and I do understand your point but in fact regarding pictures we aren't following that logic, we should but aren't, again its up to you and me and other, the great life of the microstocker ;D

nothing will ever change and the only "guys" taking advantage are agencies!

Yes, you do have a point - I've just starting to feel differently the last months (year or so).  I also read an interesting quote about how creating competition for yourself essentially ruins your market.  I don't feel strong enough about it to pull all my photos I've uploaded on every agency but I am thinking a lot about my actions in the future and what I'll do with future uploads.  I'm starting to think that exclusive content is probably a better solution overall and creating undue, poorly paid competition for yourself is a poor solution.

Ron

« Reply #32 on: October 28, 2013, 10:36 »
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PhotoJPG is common across many sites so I basically convert to this codec before submitting. H.264/MPEG-4 cannot used for commercial purposes without paying royalties to MPEGLA.


Hmmmm, I have followed many discussions on 264 vs pjpg but as always, there are some saying 264, some saying pjpg and some saying it doesnt matter. All added up, what I understand from that, is that it really does not make a difference what codec you use. I have yet to find someone to tell me that they lost sales over using a certain codec.

I just submitted 10 videos to SS in 264... should I delete them and upload in  pjpg? Following my own logic, no, listening to you, I should.

Confused.


I am not sure if they have to pay for 15 second clips though

http://www.mpegla.com/main/programs/avc/Documents/AVC_TermsSummary.pdf


« Reply #33 on: October 28, 2013, 11:09 »
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Explain to me again why we would want to start supporting a site who has a) no video sales history and b) is offering a lower commission to the current market leader Pond5?  Pond5 is offering 50% of the sale ... why would we want to help create competition for them.  It's in our best interest to keep the buyers there...
Exactly.
In addition we can fix prices ourselves at Pond - no need 'levels'. DT will not get any videos from me unless they pay 60% commission.

« Reply #34 on: November 01, 2013, 13:41 »
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So.......

I submitted some videos and all were rejected. At first I was annoyed and of course trying to figure out since I have a zillion clips on other agencies, why?

Now I can say, this was MY fault.

For some reason, when I first set up my parameters and named them as presets. I set the quality at 49 and the codex at H.264.
Uhhhhhggggg....Out of 300+ clips sent to SS only 3 have ever been rejected so it never crossed my mind to double check it.

Now I am considering that I might be having slower clip sales because my quality level is crap. Duh.

...and now I might have to revamp all those clips delete and resubmit a little at a time if I really want some sales.

Before I start this HUGE project, I am going to submit a few in this format to SS and FT and make sure they are accepted.

*. Well, I suppose I could have bigger problems.  ::)

« Reply #35 on: November 01, 2013, 13:52 »
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Why would I give DT some videos to help with this new endeavor?

For me, it's not about the money (right now). (I know, it's dog eat dog but I'm a beagle not a pit.)

After a 40 year break from stock, when I first started back, they were the ones that got my feet off the ground again while I was still transitioning to digital and an internet industry and such.

I learned a lot. I got decent answers to my questions and decent feedback on my rejections instead of the "Take a hike and try again later" feedback I got from the other agencies. This gave me the tools to get better and get accepted to some top tiers.

I am not exclusive, so I owe them some loyalty when I can help in other areas.

IMHO.




« Reply #36 on: November 16, 2013, 10:19 »
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We support Pond5 where ever we can (links and banners on hundreds of websites we run) because its worth to do so as long as they keep their royalty-policy.
So why should i upload our videos to DT - its like burning down the house i want to live in.

We got more then 8.000 items online with P5 and SS and as long as DT does not overhauls they price-policy we will not upload any clips.
And every one who has clips online with P5 and gives his clips to DT lacks the capability to think for a longer stretch than just until next dinner.

regards axel

cuppacoffee

« Reply #37 on: November 23, 2013, 14:33 »
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There's a landing page for videos now - http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-video-footage. Snappy tune.


 

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