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« on: February 26, 2015, 11:30 »
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Hello, I sell stock for a long time, I wanted to try to sell even stock footage, I want to do things right from the start too, shoot video in 4k or not? Do the 4k footage sell right now?

Thank You

Alessandro


« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2015, 12:12 »
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4k is not in big demand, but many agencies are requesting it or at least accept it. If you are just starting video i would shoot 4k as it is going to be the next 1080p. The price is also high for 4k but I expect that to come down over time as agencies screw us harder and it becomes more in demand. I think most agencies automatically downsize to 1080p, which is nice. I will be moving to 4k soon in prep for the future.
« Last Edit: February 27, 2015, 08:10 by Mantis »

« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2015, 03:20 »
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And careful : not all agencies willing to sell, but they use your work for their benefits. I received an e-mail from BigStock yesterday : inviting to join for 7 days of FREE downloads. "Download 100% royalty-free videos"

« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2015, 08:11 »
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And careful : not all agencies willing to sell, but they use your work for their benefits. I received an e-mail from BigStock yesterday : inviting to join for 7 days of FREE downloads. "Download 100% royalty-free videos"

Yea that is a messy deal over at Bigstock. When stock video collapses, they will be the agency who started it.

Noedelhap

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« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2015, 17:57 »
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If I were to render animations in 4K resolution, which pixel resolution should I ideally use, actual 4k (4096x2160) or Ultra HD (3840x2160)?

« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2015, 18:20 »
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i suggest doing more research like pond5s keyword request list. a lot of 4k with it squeaky  clean res just does not fit well as b roll clips with most buyers. hell, i can't watch that stuff unless some kind of landscape shots. get your chops sorted with 1080 first. also 4k is massive size so uploads will slow your life down

« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2015, 19:05 »
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If I were to render animations in 4K resolution, which pixel resolution should I ideally use, actual 4k (4096x2160) or Ultra HD (3840x2160)?

You could do 4096X2304.This is 16:9 AR and is a more realistic choise given that whoever buys it can choose to crop it to 1:9 AR to match a cinema camera project, or any other AR for that matter down to 2:35.
Stock footage (propably) mostly lives as 16:9 and i suspect that at this point 2304p clips are mostly bought to be cropped or post zoomed for effect, or in some cases -depending on the frame and subject- be used like multiple shots in 16:9 projects, so that's where i would start.
In fact that's what i do personally and there has been positive feedback so i guess that works for me.

Noedelhap

  • www.colincramm.com

« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2015, 18:27 »
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If I were to render animations in 4K resolution, which pixel resolution should I ideally use, actual 4k (4096x2160) or Ultra HD (3840x2160)?

You could do 4096X2304.This is 16:9 AR and is a more realistic choise given that whoever buys it can choose to crop it to 1:9 AR to match a cinema camera project, or any other AR for that matter down to 2:35.
Stock footage (propably) mostly lives as 16:9 and i suspect that at this point 2304p clips are mostly bought to be cropped or post zoomed for effect, or in some cases -depending on the frame and subject- be used like multiple shots in 16:9 projects, so that's where i would start.
In fact that's what i do personally and there has been positive feedback so i guess that works for me.


Thanks, I've decided to follow your advice on this.


 

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