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No idea how to succeed in YT and what level  is considered "succesful".
2k views was $0,02something some years ago for Greece.
And it was a pushed full edited video embedded through most local news sites. Duh!
But for sure don't fall to the paid or "free" subscribers views and likes system.
Seems the same as stock uplaod, title description tagging ready but not really.
Too many parameters, worse algorithms than stock search, many things to dig and learn.
From intro to outro to cards, end screens, playlists, geotagging, interacting with others blah blah blah... Take note that viewer's interests and mostly viewers age is a critical factor.
You might share gorgeous travel footage or wise opinions but fake, sillyness and drama wins...

Do it for fun, if people follow, good. If not, again, it's cool. You broadcast your message.
I think your last line is very good advice. Though I do hope to get monetized at some point.
I checked your video and I liked several things about it. You can produce really good footage and you are excellent at talking to the camera.
But you should edit it differently: the first 15 seconds of a video are by far the most important. You need to hook the viewer, or he will click away.
The hook in the video is after more than 1:30, when you start talking and explaining what the video is about.
It took me about 5 months to get monetized when I started my channel. You will get there no problem.
Don't expect t become rich quickly: YT is a loooong term game to build brick after brick. First of all you must enjoy doing it a lot.
It is interesting if you have something to sell and to promote, as YT gives a huge amount of visibility. YT money in itself is very little money, unless you have over 100,000 subs

An in-depth review of the two top Mavic drones

Hey everyone

Have just started doing some color correction and grading of the video from my sony a7III, but shutterstock rejects most of it.

Settings : 4k XVAC 100 MBps

Editing : Premiere - mostly saturation, exposure, contrast and adding some color on the highlights and shadows. Exporting in H264 at 100mbps with max bitrate 200mbps

Where am i going wrong? I've heard the video from the a7iii is very detailed and editable

Sent from my HD1901 using Tapatalk
I agree with others: SS video rejections are totally, absolutely random. 80% of rejections get accepted when you resubmit them, and the remaining few will get accepted the third time.
Encoding at 100 MBps is fine, but if you are getting a max bitrate, you are using Variable Bit Rate.
You should be using Constant Bit Rate instead, still at 100

Yes, I agree - the aperture makes a big difference. However, it seems the sweet spot for sharpness is around F4 and down at F11 it gets pretty soft. So I was trying to balance getting moving items still in my photos with the smooth video and keeping the aperture around F4! I did take some dusk shots and good pretty sharp results with a shutter speed of 1 second. Any slower than that and I did see motion blur in my photos. So you are probably right about the still shots at 1/50th being OK. I was in Hawaii with the drone and so it was very bright. I used the ND16 with polarizer and usually ended up with 1/50th second at F2.8 or F4 - somewhere around there. Perhaps the ND8 would have been a better choice. Still learning every day!

I was going to reply to your first question, but Increasing difficulty said exactly was I was going to say and I perfectly agree with all he said.
The only small difference is that I use two ND+polirizer filters: a ND 16 for most situations in video, and a ND64 for time lapses and video in extremely bright situations

Thank you Steve,
It really is a great drone.
Let us know how you get on with it

An in-depth review of the video quality of the Mavic 2 Pro

Lovely footage. Thanks for sharing.
I am glad you liked it

North and West Iceland.
Drone footage, time lapses and 4k video

After shooting stock for 15 years, I decided I need to start traveling to get more content. So I bought a teardrop trailer, started traveling a bit more, and started a Youtube channel. I'm going to cover photography and the experience of traveling in a small camper. Let me know you thoughts on this, and (shameless plug) if you do like it, please subscribe. Here's the latest episode. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EvTVqhP1aco
Interesting stuff. I really like some of your photos.
I also have a YT channel, where I do a lot of drone and video stuff.
Good luck with your channel, I will check it again in a few weeks

Hyperlapses with DJI drones.
All you need to know

Software / Merge to HDR in Lightroom
« on: December 29, 2019, 09:17 »
High Dynamic Range compared to Photoshop and to Photomatix

My timelapse tutorial on how to control movement through motion blur, shutter speed and frequency of shots

What sells is the content not the price...
Btw there is no need to price different from ss or as on pond5 marketplace...buyers with low budget moved from pond5 to subscription agencies...
Pond5 is a subscription agency...
It's not! They have the new hyperstock site that works on subscription...same owner but different site...
Not only hyperstock,
they also have the membership program which is a all you can eat buffet, much more dangerous than storyblock, as they actually have some excellent images at a ridiculous price.
Of course I am not saying that Pond5 is only a subscription agency

What sells is the content not the price...
Btw there is no need to price different from ss or as on pond5 marketplace...buyers with low budget moved from pond5 to subscription agencies...
Pond5 is a subscription agency...

Hi Max,
can you give us some more infos about how the Premium collection works?
I suppose it is only for still images, right?

Video Equipment / Sofware / Technique / North Iceland in summer
« on: October 28, 2019, 07:07 »
North Iceland in August. Drone footage, 4k timelapses and video with Nikon D850

4K timelapses and video with Nikon D850 during 4 days in Vienna (Austria) last July

I actually need to add a 5inch monitor.

I doubt you can find a light setup with a built-in 5-inch monitor, if that's what you're asking?

If you're looking for light, 4k60p, you've already found the camera - the GH5. I film with the viewfinder all the time and it's much easier to see details. I would never add a big clunky monitor on top, but then again, my eyesight is still very good (and will hopefully stay that way).

Are you asking if there is a camera with a BIG 5" display that shoots 4k60p that is also small and lightweight? I think the answer is no. :) I could of course be wrong.
I perfectly agree with the above.
The GH5 is the best for what you want to achieve, especially if you are (like me) interested in 4k at 60fps.
Also it has an excellent dual stabilisation system (both in camera and on lenses). In certain situations you will not need a cage or a gimbal

Shutterstock.com / Re: Shutterstock reviewers are idiots
« on: October 17, 2019, 04:30 »
hi have the same issue...a lot of no sense rejection lately...until they came up with the policy i had only few rejection in 8 years....i suspect they are using AI tecnology to review content...
They are probably using Artificial Idiocy technology

Drone footage and timelapses with Nikon D850 shot in July.
Both the medieval old town and the Georgian new" town

"No drones were hurt in the making of this video"

lol! Nice one :) :D

May I ask, @Brightontl, do you have an opinion on parrot anafi?
I read controversial opinions from unknown people in teh web,
I have noone using it around me, so I cannot extract a solid clear opinion.
Thank you George,
I am sorry, but I don't know much about the Parrot, although I can see that it is quite popular.
I know well many of the DJI drones, and I own three of them

Iceland is a true drone paradise: fantastic nature, but, even more important, incredible light!

There is one way to stop Videoblocks race to the bottom.

I think if websites would put an ultimatum to creators: If your giving your stuff away on VB
you cannot work with us!

If most contributors won't be there they will either sell a smaller collection or have to change policy.
It is an excellent idea and I perfectly agree.
It is not easy for other agencies to do it, but I hope they will

General - Stock Video / Re: Storyblocks - Member library
« on: September 09, 2019, 04:31 »
Only morons of all morons would sell out to that model.
Sadly there is a huge number of morons

iStockPhoto.com / Re: Video royalty's are worse then images
« on: August 21, 2019, 14:05 »
Why on earth anyone with some sort of mind sanity should even remotely consider uploading footage to istink?
Let them die by a slow a painful death

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