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Author Topic: How to upload video to Alamy and is it worth it?  (Read 4557 times)

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« on: June 23, 2016, 02:22 »
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I was wondering...


« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2016, 02:38 »
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As far as I know, You should send them your video via hardisk or DVD.

« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2016, 05:37 »
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You need to be a member of Alamy and apply to them for video upload rights to begin with. You need a minimum of 250 good quality clips to start, submitted on hard disk. If you are an Alamy contributor already you can join the forum and look at the recent discussion on the matter. In summary it says: As things stand it is probably not worth the effort. If Alamy took video seriously and enabled on-line upload, they could be a worthwhile player in the market. However, they are unlikely to take video seriously as it requires massive investment in resources and they have themselves said that video is on their back-burner.

alno

« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2016, 07:17 »
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You need to be a member of Alamy and apply to them for video upload rights to begin with. You need a minimum of 250 good quality clips to start, submitted on hard disk. If you are an Alamy contributor already you can join the forum and look at the recent discussion on the matter. In summary it says: As things stand it is probably not worth the effort. If Alamy took video seriously and enabled on-line upload, they could be a worthwhile player in the market. However, they are unlikely to take video seriously as it requires massive investment in resources and they have themselves said that video is on their back-burner.

Do they submit those hard drive videos by themselves using your CSV or not?

« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2016, 08:25 »
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You need to be a member of Alamy and apply to them for video upload rights to begin with. You need a minimum of 250 good quality clips to start, submitted on hard disk. If you are an Alamy contributor already you can join the forum and look at the recent discussion on the matter. In summary it says: As things stand it is probably not worth the effort. If Alamy took video seriously and enabled on-line upload, they could be a worthwhile player in the market. However, they are unlikely to take video seriously as it requires massive investment in resources and they have themselves said that video is on their back-burner.

Do they submit those hard drive videos by themselves using your CSV or not?

Alamy supply you with a metadata spreadsheet  for you to copy your own data into. I've never seen the sheet as I don't submit video to Alamy, but the fact that they send you one of their own rather than just accept whatever you already have implies that you may need to shift data around a bit get things in the right fields. The completed metadata sheet goes with the HDD and Alamy ingest the video and metadata together. I don't know how much the data then needs to be further edited - with Alamy photos quite a lot  of further work is required to set essential keywords, attributes, releases, restrictions etc etc. so I guess it may be the same with video. I suspect it's probably not a simple send and forget process.

alno

« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2016, 08:36 »
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You need to be a member of Alamy and apply to them for video upload rights to begin with. You need a minimum of 250 good quality clips to start, submitted on hard disk. If you are an Alamy contributor already you can join the forum and look at the recent discussion on the matter. In summary it says: As things stand it is probably not worth the effort. If Alamy took video seriously and enabled on-line upload, they could be a worthwhile player in the market. However, they are unlikely to take video seriously as it requires massive investment in resources and they have themselves said that video is on their back-burner.

Do they submit those hard drive videos by themselves using your CSV or not?

Alamy supply you with a metadata spreadsheet  for you to copy your own data into. I've never seen the sheet as I don't submit video to Alamy, but the fact that they send you one of their own rather than just accept whatever you already have implies that you may need to shift data around a bit get things in the right fields. The completed metadata sheet goes with the HDD and Alamy ingest the video and metadata together. I don't know how much the data then needs to be further edited - with Alamy photos quite a lot  of further work is required to set essential keywords, attributes, releases, restrictions etc etc. so I guess it may be the same with video. I suspect it's probably not a simple send and forget process.

Thank you! I can remember some post on this forum about how low video sales are there... 

« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2016, 09:44 »
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Thanks all for the information


 

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