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« on: March 17, 2015, 10:25 »
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Looking for advice
I'm thinking start to submit some clips to IS. I'm waiting for approval

"Final clip Submissions:
Start by uploading a low-resolution proxy file. Our inspection team will review the proxy and let you know if we want you to upload the full-resolution clip. "If the proxy file is approved you will receive an e-mail with instructions"
 
This conditions are update? worth it? Really seems from other time


« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2015, 10:56 »
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I have stopped, uploading to istock long time ago...their upload system was to heavy for me and very different from other agencies. I'm not just a video contributor but also a CG and at that moment in time they wanted some kind of release for CG Clips. Weird agency...  If u decide to become an exclusive one maybe it is worth it...Good luck

« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2015, 14:46 »
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Someone's still uploading non-exclusive clips to istock?  :o

Noedelhap

  • www.colincramm.com

« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2015, 14:54 »
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Looking for advice
I'm thinking start to submit some clips to IS. I'm waiting for approval

"Final clip Submissions:
Start by uploading a low-resolution proxy file. Our inspection team will review the proxy and let you know if we want you to upload the full-resolution clip. "If the proxy file is approved you will receive an e-mail with instructions"
 
This conditions are update? worth it? Really seems from other time

I think you still have to do this.

But keep in mind: in September they slashed non-exclusive video prices. Instead of getting $18 per HD download (on the low side, since SS pays $24) you will now receive only $7 or so per HD download. So think twice about uploading to them. You'll be undercutting your sales at SS/Pond5.

« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2015, 15:01 »
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I would skip over submitting video to iS.

« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2015, 02:37 »
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"they slashed non-exclusive video prices" "heavy upload system" Two reasons to think it twice.
Thank you

« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2015, 14:38 »
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Most of the info in the first two posts are out of date.

You don't need to upload a proxy video, just uploaded the full sized video. I don't think they even except proxy files anymore.

You haven't needed a model release for CG since last summer.

There is a new upload system for video files that is completely different then the uploads for photos. It doesn't suck too bad.

But iStock paying a crazy low rate for video sales and that they are a company run by *insult removed* is correct.

Uncle Pete

« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2015, 01:42 »
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I won't argue with the pay and commissions, those numbers are what they are. 15-20% it says, but the real question is 15-20% of WHAT?

But if the requirements and system have changed, then IS needs to update their instructions:

http://www.istockphoto.com/help/sell-stock/training-manuals/video/final-clip-submissions

Start by uploading a low-resolution proxy file. Our inspection team will review the proxy and let you know if we want you to upload the full-resolution clip. See the Digital Video Requirements section for proxy file requirements.

If the proxy file is approved you will receive an e-mail with instructions for submitting the full-resolution clip. Your full-resolution files should be in Quicktime format, compressed with PHOTO JPEG (if file is rendered as a progressive scan) or MJPEG-A/MJPEG-B (if interlaced) with 3:1 compression. Compression should be set to no less than 95%, "High", or "Best". Clips should be 5 - 30 seconds in length. See the Digital Video Requirements section for more full-resolution file requirements.


I don't send them videos but this is terribly confusing? You say, no more proxy files, they say it's required?

Which is it?

Most of the info in the first two posts are out of date.

You don't need to upload a proxy video, just uploaded the full sized video. I don't think they even except proxy files anymore.


« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2015, 11:45 »
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But if the requirements and system have changed, then IS needs to update their instructions:

http://www.istockphoto.com/help/sell-stock/training-manuals/video/final-clip-submissions

Start by uploading a low-resolution proxy file. Our inspection team will review the proxy and let you know if we want you to upload the full-resolution clip. See the Digital Video Requirements section for proxy file requirements.

If the proxy file is approved you will receive an e-mail with instructions for submitting the full-resolution clip. Your full-resolution files should be in Quicktime format, compressed with PHOTO JPEG (if file is rendered as a progressive scan) or MJPEG-A/MJPEG-B (if interlaced) with 3:1 compression. Compression should be set to no less than 95%, "High", or "Best". Clips should be 5 - 30 seconds in length. See the Digital Video Requirements section for more full-resolution file requirements.


I don't send them videos but this is terribly confusing? You say, no more proxy files, they say it's required?

Which is it?



Yeah, their video manual is way out of date.

It's never been a requirement to upload proxy video files first. That was just someone people could do if they had a slow internet connection. So they could upload a smaller file first to see if it was going to be approved before uploading the larger, full sized file.

« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2015, 14:16 »
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NO (video) SOUP FOR YOU, IS !

« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2015, 17:22 »
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Yeah, their video manual is way out of date.

The whole website is freakin pre-21st Century!

Uncle Pete

« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2015, 21:03 »
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I'm not about to disagree with anything from either of you. I was just quoting what the site says.  :)

Yeah, their video manual is way out of date.

The whole website is freakin pre-21st Century!

« Reply #12 on: March 20, 2015, 01:59 »
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Just in case anybody is in any doubt about the wisdom of starting out with iStock for video uploads, I've just hit rock bottom with a $3.42 royalty for a HD video. Dreadful.

« Reply #13 on: March 20, 2015, 11:04 »
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Howdy, and yes some elements of the video submission guideline document is out of date. Fully expect a revised version up there soon.
No proxy uploading is required. Upon approval as a video contributor you will be required to open an ESP account. ESP! What is that?? Glad you asked. ESP is our proprietary video content uploading system designed to facilitate mass uploads of video content. It is further designed to facilitate faster inspection and activation of content.
 
Also at one time it was required to upload documentation with all CG work uploaded for inspection. This was required due to our obligation to protect any proprietary content of motion graphic and visual effects artists, CG model designers and software developers and to protect contributor and client alike from infringement claims. This documentation is no longer required for all uploaded content however, when video content inspectors are presented with possible problematic files, we will ask for clarification from the contributor.


KB

« Reply #14 on: March 20, 2015, 19:37 »
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Just in case anybody is in any doubt about the wisdom of starting out with iStock for video uploads, I've just hit rock bottom with a $3.42 royalty for a HD video. Dreadful.
And what are you going to do about it?  ???

Noedelhap

  • www.colincramm.com

« Reply #15 on: March 21, 2015, 04:18 »
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Just in case anybody is in any doubt about the wisdom of starting out with iStock for video uploads, I've just hit rock bottom with a $3.42 royalty for a HD video. Dreadful.

I take it you're going to remove your videos from Istock?

« Reply #16 on: April 06, 2015, 08:16 »
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Hello! Maybe, anybody knows - after starting the ESP do they still want the unique model releases for each video shoot? thx.

« Reply #17 on: April 07, 2015, 07:23 »
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Hello! Maybe, anybody knows - after starting the ESP do they still want the unique model releases for each video shoot? thx.

yes

« Reply #18 on: April 09, 2015, 13:59 »
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Thanks, Mantis)

Sad news)

« Reply #19 on: April 14, 2015, 12:44 »
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So I started and I'm here again. I made my first ESP submission of a butch of videos. They were accepted and  now (one week passed ) looking for a search (new) the thumbnails and the enlarged view at the file page no working, no view. I mailed reporting but no answer yet. Some experience?

« Reply #20 on: April 14, 2015, 13:55 »
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So I started and I'm here again. I made my first ESP submission of a butch of videos. They were accepted and  now (one week passed ) looking for a search (new) the thumbnails and the enlarged view at the file page no working, no view. I mailed reporting but no answer yet. Some experience?
I submitted a test video in 720p mid January and it is still pending. I have no idea how long their review queue is but since their footage pricing is so terrible I'm not even upset that the video is not online with them yet...

« Reply #21 on: April 14, 2015, 15:18 »
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So I started and I'm here again. I made my first ESP submission of a butch of videos. They were accepted and  now (one week passed ) looking for a search (new) the thumbnails and the enlarged view at the file page no working, no view. I mailed reporting but no answer yet. Some experience?

You really should try posting your questions to the actual iStock Forum's Video Page. The people there are really helpful.

shudderstok

« Reply #22 on: April 14, 2015, 15:28 »
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So I started and I'm here again. I made my first ESP submission of a butch of videos. They were accepted and  now (one week passed ) looking for a search (new) the thumbnails and the enlarged view at the file page no working, no view. I mailed reporting but no answer yet. Some experience?

You really should try posting your questions to the actual iStock Forum's Video Page. The people there are really helpful.

totally agree, they are bend over backwards helpful. and you can skip all the negative feedback found only on BitterStockGroup.

« Reply #23 on: April 14, 2015, 23:42 »
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So I started and I'm here again. I made my first ESP submission of a butch of videos. They were accepted and  now (one week passed ) looking for a search (new) the thumbnails and the enlarged view at the file page no working, no view. I mailed reporting but no answer yet. Some experience?

You really should try posting your questions to the actual iStock Forum's Video Page. The people there are really helpful.
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DESPERATE people are always helpful.

« Reply #24 on: April 15, 2015, 02:16 »
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So I started and I'm here again. I made my first ESP submission of a butch of videos. They were accepted and  now (one week passed ) looking for a search (new) the thumbnails and the enlarged view at the file page no working, no view. I mailed reporting but no answer yet. Some experience?

You really should try posting your questions to the actual iStock Forum's Video Page. The people there are really helpful.

totally agree, they are bend over backwards helpful. and you can skip all the negative feedback found only on BitterStockGroup.
The advice here is sensible and unbiased.  I would love to of left my video portfolio on istock but cutting commissions and prices for non-exclusives and low sales volume makes it a complete waste of time.  I can't think why a non-exclusive would want to upload there now?

If we tolerate earning almost nothing with istock, the other sites will probably go the same way.  I'm pleased to see that so many of us have had enough of them and have removed our portfolios.

shudderstok

« Reply #25 on: April 15, 2015, 10:58 »
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So I started and I'm here again. I made my first ESP submission of a butch of videos. They were accepted and  now (one week passed ) looking for a search (new) the thumbnails and the enlarged view at the file page no working, no view. I mailed reporting but no answer yet. Some experience?

You really should try posting your questions to the actual iStock Forum's Video Page. The people there are really helpful.

totally agree, they are bend over backwards helpful. and you can skip all the negative feedback found only on BitterStockGroup.
The advice here is sensible and unbiased.  I would love to of left my video portfolio on istock but cutting commissions and prices for non-exclusives and low sales volume makes it a complete waste of time.  I can't think why a non-exclusive would want to upload there now?

If we tolerate earning almost nothing with istock, the other sites will probably go the same way.  I'm pleased to see that so many of us have had enough of them and have removed our portfolios.

yet you tolerate selling your work for low pricing elsewhere such as P5? $30-$39 for a clip is an insult to yourself. as an exclusive i make more than that per sale.


 

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