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Phadrea

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« on: June 25, 2015, 04:39 »
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I have Magix Movie Edit Pro 2015 which I have been using for some time to send .Mov files (H264) to various sites. I am not sure exactly how to render files for istock as the FAQ seems confusing and as a novice to the world of footage it's a complex process. Can I just send the .Mov files or is there some other special rendering format I have to do ? If so, could anyone who uses the same magix software advise on settings ?

Much appreciated.


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« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2015, 07:24 »
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IStock accepts .MOV files, encoded with PhotoJPEG codec (set at 95% max). I don't know anything about Magix software, though.

See here: http://www.istockphoto.com/help/sell-stock/training-manuals/video/digital-video-requirements

Then again, why would you send your files to iStock? They have lowered video prices and royalties, so it's hardly worth the effort. My advice: don't support sites that pay you peanuts for video.

« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2015, 09:02 »
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$4-$9/HD clip is a shame. Don't encourage their shady business.

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Phadrea

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« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2015, 12:11 »
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Ok, if that is the case I won't.

« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2015, 12:47 »
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I am wondering if you can render with PhotoShop CS6?

It gives the option of Format:QuickTime, but I don't see a Codec option setting at all and nowhere do I see any options in the render options for "PhotoJPEG"

« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2015, 12:59 »
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$4-$9/HD clip is a shame. Don't encourage their shady business.

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Where do you see those prices of $4-$9/HD on iStock?

I thought HD video clips sell for 18 credits on iStock in the Signature collection, which is roughly $170?

And in the Essentials collection they sell for 6 credits, which is roughly $60?

« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2015, 13:22 »
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$4-$9/HD clip is a shame. Don't encourage their shady business.

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Where do you see those prices of $4-$9/HD on iStock?

I thought HD video clips sell for 18 credits on iStock in the Signature collection, which is roughly $170?

And in the Essentials collection they sell for 6 credits, which is roughly $60?
This is how much the contributor gets and this is why I stopped short selling myself.

Examples: $7.42, $6.48, $7.20, $9.00, $7.80, $5.88, $4.38 (!!!), $8.28, $9.90, $8.10, $5.38 ....
All of them HD.

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« Last Edit: June 25, 2015, 13:30 by Zero Talent »

« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2015, 13:33 »
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If you are exclusive though then the payout would be at least $50 I think on a video sale.

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« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2015, 13:43 »
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$4-$9/HD clip is a shame. Don't encourage their shady business.

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Where do you see those prices of $4-$9/HD on iStock?

I thought HD video clips sell for 18 credits on iStock in the Signature collection, which is roughly $170?

And in the Essentials collection they sell for 6 credits, which is roughly $60?
This is how much the contributor gets and this is why I stopped short selling myself.

Examples: $7.42, $6.48, $7.20, $9.00, $7.80, $5.88, $4.38 (!!!), $8.28, $9.90, $8.10, $5.38 ....
All of them HD.

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To help sort out the misinformation this forum is famous for I will attempt to steer you towards the truth...

Plain and simple if you are non-exclusive for video on IS, it is the worst deal in town and your posted rates reflect this.

Plain and simple if you are exclusive for video on IS, it is a very appealing deal. The average download royalty hovers around $40-$45 range from IS alone, and the videos are mirrored onto GI of which the average royalty rate seems to be $85- $125 per download. Sales are consistent on both sites.




« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2015, 13:54 »
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Correct, this is the truth: if you don't want to be exclusive, stay away from IS since their non-exclusive offer is an insult.

And Herg, who asked the question, is non-exclusive.

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« Last Edit: June 25, 2015, 14:05 by Zero Talent »

« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2015, 14:31 »
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$4-$9/HD clip is a shame. Don't encourage their shady business.

Sent from my SM-N910T using Tapatalk

Where do you see those prices of $4-$9/HD on iStock?

I thought HD video clips sell for 18 credits on iStock in the Signature collection, which is roughly $170?

And in the Essentials collection they sell for 6 credits, which is roughly $60?
This is how much the contributor gets and this is why I stopped short selling myself.

Examples: $7.42, $6.48, $7.20, $9.00, $7.80, $5.88, $4.38 (!!!), $8.28, $9.90, $8.10, $5.38 ....
All of them HD.

Sent from my SM-N910T using Tapatalk

To help sort out the misinformation this forum is famous for I will attempt to steer you towards the truth...

Plain and simple if you are non-exclusive for video on IS, it is the worst deal in town and your posted rates reflect this.

Plain and simple if you are exclusive for video on IS, it is a very appealing deal. The average download royalty hovers around $40-$45 range from IS alone, and the videos are mirrored onto GI of which the average royalty rate seems to be $85- $125 per download. Sales are consistent on both sites.

Thank you for clarifying.

« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2015, 14:32 »
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Correct, this is the truth: if you don't want to be exclusive, stay away from IS since their non-exclusive offer is an insult.

And Herg, who asked the question, is non-exclusive.

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And how does the payment you get for video sales on iStock as nonexclusive compare to the payments you would get on Shutterstock for footage?

« Reply #12 on: June 25, 2015, 15:12 »
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Correct, this is the truth: if you don't want to be exclusive, stay away from IS since their non-exclusive offer is an insult.

And Herg, who asked the question, is non-exclusive.

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And how does the payment you get for video sales on iStock as nonexclusive compare to the payments you would get on Shutterstock for footage?
SS normally pays me $20.97 - $23.70 (up to $89.70) for HD
FT pays ~$25 for my non-exclusive rank
and P5 as much as you want.
« Last Edit: June 25, 2015, 15:14 by Zero Talent »

« Reply #13 on: June 25, 2015, 15:17 »
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SS also has extended licenses for video,around 100 dollars, once I got one for 130 dollars. Doesnt happen every day, but if it does it makes a big difference.

But on average SS is around 23 dollars, pond5 around 25 (averaged over all my prices), fotolia around 20...if you get a sale.

istock 7 dollars :(

« Reply #14 on: June 25, 2015, 15:27 »
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also IS demands that you convert your native H.264 codec to PhotoJPEG which adds size and degrades image quality.

go figure.  :o


 

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