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« on: December 02, 2020, 03:35 »
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Which are the top 3 best selling stock video sites in general at the moment? Shutterstock, Pond 5, and?


« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2020, 04:38 »
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adobe  :)

« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2020, 05:55 »
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pond5 or distribution via blackboxglobal

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« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2020, 06:16 »
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pond5 or distribution via blackboxglobal

He already said Pond5. I'd go for Adobe. And while BlackBox would definitely come in the top three, it kind of wins by default due to the fact they submit to four different agencies... three of them being Shutterstock, Pond5 and Adobe. Unless you get the majority of your sales from SS, then uploading to those three and Vimeo individually, would probably make you more money.

« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2020, 06:59 »
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Or just keep it smart and simple by joining Pond5 exclusive. 60% royalties, still maintain exposure to Adobe customers through the partner program, keep all your earnings by not splitting them with a third party distributor, and support the future integrity of this business by not supporting the companies that are actively destroying it and treat their contributors with contempt, ie Shutterstock.
« Last Edit: December 02, 2020, 07:04 by Daryl Ray »

« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2020, 09:17 »
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Thank you all for the kind feedback. All well noted. And what about StoryBlocks, complete waste of time?

« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2020, 10:19 »
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Thank you all for the kind feedback. All well noted. And what about StoryBlocks, complete waste of time?

Stay away from that, that is an unlimited sub site...

« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2020, 02:50 »
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Thank you. By the way, do Shutterstock, Adobe, and Pond5 all accept editorial video?

« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2020, 06:15 »
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One question... it is convenient to upload to Blackbox ? considering that my clips r already on Shutterstock, Adobe and p5, except Vimeo Stock which is exclusive right now....so just for Vimeo Stock ? thank u

« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2020, 11:08 »
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Blackbox only takes exclusive content to distribute. So if the files are already somewhere the content cannot go to blackbox. You cannot selectively just agencies to distribute to.

But you can have a look at wirecard, they have beta test program for video distribution, maybe vimeo is on their list, I don't know.

« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2020, 12:45 »
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Blackbox only takes exclusive content to distribute. So if the files are already somewhere the content cannot go to blackbox. You cannot selectively just agencies to distribute to.

But you can have a look at wirecard, they have beta test program for video distribution, maybe vimeo is on their list, I don't know.

I doubt that blackbox only takes exclusive content or they actually do not control it .  I know this because i approach the youtuber  that made this clip which upload to P5 and blackbox.  He was claiming that he sold "Picking Up A French Frie Poutine"  in P5.
i will give you the example:
Name of clip "Picking Up A French Frie Poutine"
P5 Item ID: 118732623
P5 / blackbox Item ID: 118434293



« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2020, 14:39 »
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Talk to Blackbox.

Their site requires exclusive content.

i have no idea how much they check on it.

But I wouldn't want to get caught cheating.

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« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2020, 15:49 »
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They don't require exclusive content. I mean they kind of do in that you can't submit content to them that is already on Shutterstock, Pond5, Adobe or Vimeo... and once you've submitted it then can't submit it to those sites in the future... but thats not so much an exclusivity clause. It's just like saying you can't upload the same image to Shutterstock twice... which makes sense.

You're welcome to upload the content to sites that BB don't work with though... iStock, Alamy, 123RF, Storyblocks, Dreamstime, Envato etc etc.

« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2020, 02:41 »
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You are right, you can upload to places they do not have agreements with, but from my standpoint, for practical purposes they are exclusive for the agencies they deliver to.


« Reply #14 on: December 05, 2020, 05:14 »
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Successful sites are the ones that have content variety and quality. I give you the results of a search with 2 keywords: spain castle

POND5: 14102
ADOBE: 13431
SHUTTERSTOCK: 9589


DREAMSTINE: 2196
ISTOCKPHOTO: 1808
123RF: 1802
GETYYIMAGES: 1227
VIDEOHIVE: 235
ENVATO ELEMENTS: 72
VIDEOBLOCKS: 133
STOCKSY: 13


You can replicated different searches and you will nearly always get similar results. There are 3 large players in video and the distance is growing larger and faster every day from the minor players. Those try to compete with low priced subscriptions but I think the industry will consolidate. The large player can destroy those little ones with the push of a button. Shutterstock has already gone this route. Getty the same with royalties most of the time under 5$. We are fortunate that the two other large players have kept ground and I guess that is the reason they are getting much more content nowadays.

« Reply #15 on: December 05, 2020, 12:36 »
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You are right, you can upload to places they do not have agreements with, but from my standpoint, for practical purposes they are exclusive for the agencies they deliver to.

Taking yet another 15% of net royalties further diluting already pathetic royalty rates. In addition who really wants their work on Shutterstock?

« Reply #16 on: December 05, 2020, 13:54 »
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You are right, you can upload to places they do not have agreements with, but from my standpoint, for practical purposes they are exclusive for the agencies they deliver to.

Taking yet another 15% of net royalties further diluting already pathetic royalty rates. In addition who really wants their work on Shutterstock?

Almost everybody does. As they submit extremely large amount of videos of many contributors and, therefore, achieve high sales, they are probably at high levels with high percentages very very very soon (they have 884 thousands videos there!). Something majority of people will never achieve by themselves (the success of other people at BBG account at SS is also improving your level even though you have not sold anything yet).

On the other hand, lack of control, lack of monitoring where the videos are, what was the reason of rejection, inability to resubmit or even delete the videos easily is the reason why I am not submitting to BB anymore (any they are probably not taking 15%, the truth is approx. 17% as there is 2% fee for procesing a payment). And I have also deleted all my video content from Shutterstock.

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« Reply #17 on: December 05, 2020, 14:17 »
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In addition who really wants their work on Shutterstock?

People who want a 40% royalty rate? Could be 36% but they had a deal with SS so you actually make a tiny bit more, even with the 15% fee. That may have changed since June, but might not have... hard to tell.


« Reply #18 on: December 07, 2020, 02:22 »
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I stopped uploading BB because they don't sell me the videos. In the beginning, they sold me 1 video almost every month. They haven't sold anything for 7 months. There is no transparency there. The authors do not know what is happening. I stopped my sales at SS, but I can't stop the videos that BB sells at SS.

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« Reply #19 on: December 07, 2020, 03:33 »
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I only upload my non-space stuff for the same reason. While I like the ease of use and the sharing revenue and collaboration features, there's not enough benefits for me personally to offset the negatives.

« Reply #20 on: May 25, 2021, 03:42 »
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Has anyone tried the Depositphotos website? I am thinking about using it for my work. I have an assignment where I have to use a lot of videos, and a friend told me to go there and newbielink:https://depositphotos.com/stock-videos.html [nonactive]. They have a nice offer, 4k videos for $19. I just wanted to check it out with people who know more about this.
I am fairly new to this, but the first few assignments I did went great. I wanted to get more videos and make my works even better. I will have to check out other websites that were mentioned in this thread. There might be a better option here.
« Last Edit: May 27, 2021, 16:51 by HezzilFac »

« Reply #21 on: May 25, 2021, 23:16 »
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Or just keep it smart and simple by joining Pond5 exclusive. 60% royalties, still maintain exposure to Adobe customers through the partner program, keep all your earnings by not splitting them with a third party distributor, and support the future integrity of this business by not supporting the companies that are actively destroying it and treat their contributors with contempt, ie Shutterstock.

That's exactly what I did with my videos 1.5 years ago. It's not that Pond5 sells so many more than the others, but the ones that do sell pay so much better that it's worth it.

The 60% payout on a 4K video (or even a "simple" HD video) makes up for a whole lot of pittances elsewhere.

Plus, it surely does simplify uploading.
« Last Edit: May 26, 2021, 03:08 by marthamarks »

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« Reply #22 on: May 26, 2021, 03:44 »
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Has anyone tried the Depositphotos website?

I uploaded a bunch of clips a few years back and haven't had a single sale. And this is stuff that usually gets multiple sales a month at the other sites.


 

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