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For quite a while i cannot submit videos uploaded to Pixta.

Attached a screenshot of how it looks like.


MicrostockSubmitter / Dreamstime footage submission not working
« on: October 27, 2020, 12:04 »
Submitting videos to Dreamstime doesn't work. "Error parsing the site"

Is there anything to do about these Adobe verification codes haveng to be entered from emails several times a day?  It started a few day ago, and makes work really frustrating. I had the check my email and copy it around four times just in the post one hour.

Video Equipment / Sofware / Technique / A video from Iceland
« on: June 11, 2020, 06:36 »


Some videos from a trip in Southern Iceland, May 2018. Somewhat messy, there is no clear concept, some nice placea, also has a few parts mainly just for memories of the trip with friends. 22 minutes.

1Dx mk II with 16-35, 24-105, 100-400
Dji Mavic pro (sadly still the old version, with pretty weak camera...)
Set it to 1440p the least, Youtube compression ruins quite a lot things.

Seems like we can't trust Shutterstock anymore..
Adobe still has fair commissions (at least compared to the new SS nonsense)

Shutterstock.com / 0.26 sales on Shutterstock??!!
« on: December 27, 2019, 06:29 »
Today i've got a bunch of sales with $0.26 commission. Is anybody aware what they are? I don't remember getting anything less than $0.38 since 2008!

MicrostockSubmitter / .
« on: December 12, 2019, 16:09 »


This morning launched Stocksubmitter. It detected an update, took unusually long, it showed that it found 497 differences to update.

After the update I only get this error message.

Now this error appears even before the program would start downloading new updates.

I keep getting $21 sales for 4k video downloads which is kind of unacceptable.
Is that their normal amuont for 4K?  Maybe it's time to reconsider if we should submit footage there...

Hi! I've just realized that for a while my photos uploaded on Pond5 are set to $5, even if in Stocksubmitter they are set to $15
Price setting works fine for videos in the meanwhile

MicrostockSubmitter / .
« on: June 02, 2018, 08:14 »
nevermind, now it works. Is there a way to delete thread?

Shutterstock.com / New videos not showing up
« on: March 21, 2018, 04:20 »
My newly accepted videos not showing up in my portfolio and in searches, some of them for more than a week.
Some previous ones are there, but on their pages they have no title and no keywords showing. They still come up in searches though..

Are you also experiencing this?

I don't know if it's worth it to upload at the moment.

General - Stock Video / Playing musical instruments and sound
« on: November 12, 2017, 22:03 »
Can musical instrument videos have sound?
I understand that music copyright is an area that probably agencies don't want to get into.. I could say for a video that it's just my own improvisation, but how could they check..

But what if the footage is just about some really simple elements, like hitting a single chord, or playing a simple scale?

Used to use MPEG Streamclip for simple operations on video files but doesn't work with 4K clips.

Can you suggest some simple software to things like cutting the beginning and end of videos, deleting audio tracks, combining video and audio files...
I'm look for a really simple program.
In Adobe Premiere i can't even do things like deleting an audio track without recoding the video stream

I've been using a universal model release with no problem since 2007, but in the last half a year or so Shutterstock started to reject it most of the time. I've asked support about the problem and they just sent me a link to a page listing some release forms Shutterstock accepts.
That's fine, I just want to be sure to choose a release the all agencies accept (I submit to 15-20 of them..)

So what's your experience about model release forms, what do you use that are accepted universally?

Shutterstock.com / The Shutterstock website is a disaster area
« on: December 06, 2016, 08:17 »
Anyone else seeing a heap of problems?   Many images from the last two weeks just disappeared from my portfolio. Even the thumbnails. Meanwhile on the contributor page the counter is showing more or less the correct number of files.  When I click on images sometimes their page loads, other times not.
Looking my gallery newest firs the first page has only about half the number of photos than other pages.
Some new images appeared, had few sales, then disappeared.

Last week we had this earnings calculation problems, where Shutterstock accidentally told me that I had earned $99000 in a moment. Then it happened 4 more times in 2 days.

It's a total chaos.

I guess they can't handle the number of images they accept.
I was looking at some searches with newest first and i couldn't believe the amount of crap I see. I used to think that on average my photos are on the crappy side compared to other contributors but I had to change my mind. I've seen pile of pictures from barely different angles on the same subject, not processed properly, colorless landscapes with fully blown out clouds. Piles of photos that even a fully amateur vacation photographer should delete. All of them on Shutterstock.

I think no other major site has ever seemed so unprofessional with website falling apart.

It is worrying because Shutterstock is still the biggest earner.

Envato / Photodune Tax Problems.
« on: October 01, 2016, 16:04 »
I was trying to fill the tax forms for Photodune. I'm not a US citizen, but with my country of residence i get 0% witholding on all sites.

Photodune wants me to add a tax identification number otherwise the witholdin stays.
Isn't there any other option?  There is no other site were I had to give tax ID number, and my tax forms are OK everywhere else.

Any advice?

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