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« on: September 28, 2015, 22:16 »
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Hi all,

I just start to shoot the video for stock agency and no idea how to choose which stock agency to join. Which one is the best footage selling stock? Pond5,SS or Istockphoto? I heard the price in Istockphoto is quite low as 0.XX USD ,is it right?


« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2015, 23:08 »
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Pond5 and Shutterstock work for me.  Apparently Videoblocks may be good too, but I just joined them and don't have anything approved yet, so I can't say from personal experience.

« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2015, 00:00 »
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Pond5 and Shutterstock work for me.  Apparently Videoblocks may be good too, but I just joined them and don't have anything approved yet, so I can't say from personal experience.

thank you,Mormegil !
 I also working for P5 and SS and wonder to explore a new agency.

« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2015, 02:27 »
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Try Fotolia. I have some sales there and they pay me in Euros. Ft is my #3 after P5 and SS. I'm waiting for my first sale at VideoBlocks. It seems good there - mostly because of the 100% commission. Don't event register to RevoStock!

« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2015, 04:40 »
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Hi Captain,

I've been shooting footage for agencies this year and in my opinion the bests agencies in terms of sales, price and approval times are those, from best to worst:

Shutterstock (Great sales, harder rate of approval, approval time excellent)
Pond5 (Bad approval time, good sales, you can put your own price for each clip)
123RF (Low sales but well priced, easy tagging)
Fotolia (Low sales and low price, the faster approval time, some times while I'm tagging the are approving real time)
istockphoto (Poor sales, poor price, clip format very restrictive and different for other agencies so yo need to export only for this platform, approval time too long)

Depositphotos, ultimatstock, dissolve, Kozzi, Pixtastock : Here I have no sales so far so I'm also thinking to stop uploading.

Videoblocks: I've started to upload (up to 200 clips) but after 1 week still waiting for approval, they communicate well and told me that they are over saturated of reviews so will take longer than usual.

Now I have about 400 clips in total, some agencies have only 100 others near 400. Non of them exclusive.

Last thing: Nimia, this is a special platform but very interesting. I've made only 1 sale in 8 months (84$ of commission not too bad) but it's a great platform for footage backup and well priced. You can, upload and download the footage, and also select which footage goes to their store and which you want only to backup. Have a look it's interesting.

PD: I don't have any relation with any of those agencies.

This is my personal experience, hope it helps,

Kind regards

« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2015, 13:36 »
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I have uploaded almost to every stock agency and i agree with lostintv. Except about videoblocks i have few sales but few sales on videoblocks are better then many sales at ss. You get 42$ per clip so thats why I believe this agency will be number one in the industry in short time.
P.s dont even think putting videos at kozzi. You got 0.25$ per sale its ajoke and i removed all my files from them.



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« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2015, 13:42 »
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I only have my videos at SS and Pond.  Nothing else has been presented as an acceptable option.

« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2015, 13:49 »
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pond5 and SS.

I have files on a few others, but they are hardly worth uploading too. I wish fotolia would sell more videos, I have nearly given up on them.

« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2015, 15:56 »
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So far I'm uploading to SS, p5, and vidBlocks

Due to. Pricing n volume

I've dived back into animations 😊


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« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2015, 17:45 »
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Did I do something wrong or does "processing" stage (before info edits can be done) at Pond5 take really long


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« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2015, 18:51 »
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I have uploaded almost to every stock agency and i agree with lostintv. Except about videoblocks i have few sales but few sales on videoblocks are better then many sales at ss. You get 42$ per clip so thats why I believe this agency will be number one in the industry in short time.
P.s dont even think putting videos at kozzi. You got 0.25$ per sale its ajoke and i removed all my files from them.



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Yesterday sold two videos on SS(Clip Packs) and surprisingly got $40.20 for each clip. One was 4k and the other HD so $42 on video blocks in not much better than SS

« Reply #11 on: September 30, 2015, 04:34 »
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Pond5 is the best for me.  SS are quite a way behind and the others I use only have the occasional sale.

« Reply #12 on: September 30, 2015, 04:41 »
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Hi all,

I just start to shoot the video for stock agency and no idea how to choose which stock agency to join. Which one is the best footage selling stock? Pond5,SS or Istockphoto? I heard the price in Istockphoto is quite low as 0.XX USD ,is it right?

Why not Videoblocks? You get 100%  8)

« Reply #13 on: September 30, 2015, 10:23 »
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Pond5 is the best for me.  SS are quite a way behind and the others I use only have the occasional sale.

You are lucky, I have last sale with Pond5in May 2014 ;( before with less images and video  I sold more.
SS, Video Block and Dissolve  is much better for me.

« Reply #14 on: October 03, 2015, 23:27 »
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Well I've just started out and the first sale has been a $5 Royalty on P5. Have been up on P5 SS and videoblocks. Fingers crossed

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« Reply #15 on: October 04, 2015, 09:49 »
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Well I've just started out and the first sale has been a $5 Royalty on P5. Have been up on P5 SS and videoblocks. Fingers crossed

shame on you for selling your work for such a degrading price.

« Reply #16 on: October 04, 2015, 10:18 »
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Well I've just started out and the first sale has been a $5 Royalty on P5. Have been up on P5 SS and videoblocks. Fingers crossed

shame on you for selling your work for such a degrading price.
After reading all the posts i realized that the P5 recommended price is quite low.

« Reply #17 on: October 04, 2015, 18:43 »
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Well I've just started out and the first sale has been a $5 Royalty on P5. Have been up on P5 SS and videoblocks. Fingers crossed

shame on you for selling your work for such a degrading price.
After reading all the posts i realized that the P5 recommended price is quite low.

What size are you selling? P5 does not recommend $10 for a 1080p, it's like $42 or something.  Not sure what they recommend for smaller sizes though. I have started pumping up my prices to other agencies. 4K now at $199 and a tad higher than $42 for 1080 p, like $63 (which P5 auto prices based on my 4K set price).

« Reply #18 on: October 04, 2015, 21:52 »
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This is HD 1080P timelapse . Just checked, so P5 recommended price is at 43 for HD. however if you put the option on let P5 decide my price them it starts at $10

« Reply #19 on: October 05, 2015, 08:14 »
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This is HD 1080P timelapse . Just checked, so P5 recommended price is at 43 for HD. however if you put the option on let P5 decide my price them it starts at $10


Ahhh that explains it.  Why on earth would they do that? I wonder if others really are relying on that function and that's why we see so many $10 HD clips.  If I were you I'd pump up to a higher range.  Why P5 does that is a mystery, perhaps they want a selection of cheap seat prices.  At least you caught it and can do something about it. I have never used that function, so it is nice to know how it works now.

« Reply #20 on: October 08, 2015, 22:11 »
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How about Vimeo? They state that as a contributor with Vimeo Pro ($199/year), one keeps 90% of the proceeds.

« Reply #21 on: October 09, 2015, 08:12 »
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How about Vimeo? They state that as a contributor with Vimeo Pro ($199/year), one keeps 90% of the proceeds.

I'd be very interested to hear anyone's experience regarding Vimeo.

« Reply #22 on: October 09, 2015, 08:34 »
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me too. 200 dollars is a serious investment. and do they allow refunds?
« Last Edit: October 09, 2015, 08:39 by cobalt »

« Reply #23 on: October 10, 2015, 04:12 »
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This is HD 1080P timelapse . Just checked, so P5 recommended price is at 43 for HD. however if you put the option on let P5 decide my price them it starts at $10


Ahhh that explains it.  Why on earth would they do that? I wonder if others really are relying on that function and that's why we see so many $10 HD clips.  If I were you I'd pump up to a higher range.  Why P5 does that is a mystery, perhaps they want a selection of cheap seat prices.  At least you caught it and can do something about it. I have never used that function, so it is nice to know how it works now.

Yes, WHY on earth would they do that?  :o

And why would they broadcast an intimate performance with founding Beach Boys' member Al Jardin live from the Pond5 NYC office?  :-\
https://www.facebook.com/pond5/posts/10153680437604777

And why would they keep promoting free videos? >:(
https://www.facebook.com/pond5/posts/10153682251279777

Is any of this helping sales?
« Last Edit: October 10, 2015, 04:35 by KnowYourOnions »

« Reply #24 on: October 10, 2015, 10:53 »
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How about Vimeo? They state that as a contributor with Vimeo Pro ($199/year), one keeps 90% of the proceeds.
$200 a year, if they could sell like SS or p5 is very little. It would be taken care of in even the slowest month. But can they sell like P5 or SS? My guess is it's not for clip content.


 

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