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« on: April 11, 2019, 07:56 »
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Hi I sell some video on shutterstock not too much. Do you think I should send my video on istock ? my true  question is How to send video to istock, I use quicktime .mov proRes  422HQ and when i try to upload they say this is invalid format. Thank you   I use Davinci Resolve


« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2019, 07:21 »
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No

« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2019, 08:59 »
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I suggest you not to upload videos to iStock.
Personally I stopped 3-4 years ago. Why:
- They pay much less than others. Sometimes you get cents, yes literally cents!
- Uploading to them is complicated. Special resolution, specials codecs, fps.
- Disambiguating nonsense
Not worth at all.

« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2019, 14:15 »
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just don't  ;)

« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2019, 07:19 »
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ok thank you

« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2019, 03:16 »
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Not! Since they payed 2 or 3 cents per download, i don't uploading new work to them

Everyone should do that!


« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2019, 06:36 »
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Agree.

« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2019, 07:06 »
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Because of tiny return per download numbers... I removed my clips from istock. 

« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2019, 15:18 »
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Because of tiny return per download numbers... I removed my clips from istock. 
Agree.
I suggest you not to upload videos to iStock.
Personally I stopped 3-4 years ago. Why:
- They pay much less than others. Sometimes you get cents, yes literally cents!
- Uploading to them is complicated. Special resolution, specials codecs, fps.
- Disambiguating nonsense
Not worth at all.

It 's been 3 months since I started uploading to istock. Now I've just uploaded 90 special signature videos . On average for three months, I earned $ 150-250 a month.

All my videos in motion graphic style. So all computer graphics.

Will I earn more if I upload to another stock video site?
which site do you recommend for motion graphic videos ?
« Last Edit: August 12, 2019, 09:23 by oxer »

« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2019, 13:06 »
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What do you mean by "special signature videos"?

« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2019, 09:06 »
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What do you mean by "special signature videos"?

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« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2019, 09:13 »
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Isnt the signature collection only for exclusive artists?

If you signed the exclusive contract for video you cannot upload video anywhere else. Not even different clips.

They have artist exclusive contracts, not file exclusivity.

« Reply #12 on: August 12, 2019, 09:30 »
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Isnt the signature collection only for exclusive artists?

If you signed the exclusive contract for video you cannot upload video anywhere else. Not even different clips.

They have artist exclusive contracts, not file exclusivity.

Yes, definitely. they give me more royalty rates because just it's in istock

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« Reply #13 on: August 12, 2019, 10:43 »
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Then you made your choice and cannot upload elsewhere.

« Reply #14 on: August 12, 2019, 11:37 »
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Then you made your choice and cannot upload elsewhere.


yes I can't upload those videos to different stock sites. But my friend produces similar contents. He is uploading to every stock site. So he is non-exclusive on istock.
His total earnings on all sites, less than me.


But I'm new in this stock videos business. So I'm looking for the best sales stock sites for me.

« Reply #15 on: August 12, 2019, 13:23 »
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I think $150-250 a month for 90 videos is pretty good.

« Reply #16 on: August 12, 2019, 13:38 »
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There are many well known producers that were video exclusive for years, then gave it up.

How many went back? Never seen anyone.

If it works for him, have fun, but the video people are well networked and istock exclusivity is not a trend.

If they offered file/series exclusivity like on getty...maybe...

Otherwise the videos that I have online that are not exclusive are being sold for 60 cents...I really don't think they have buyers who can pay higher prices like elsewhere.

They also have a much smaller library.
« Last Edit: August 12, 2019, 13:41 by cobalt »

« Reply #17 on: August 12, 2019, 14:56 »
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Not! Since they payed 2 or 3 cents per download, i don't uploading new work to them

Everyone should do that!

I agree. They were my first agency 8 years ago, and i was happy back then. Gone down the tubes since then, leading the charge towards free. 

I have not made the effort to delete my old stuff, but they have gotten nothing new from me since 2017.


 

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