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General - Stock Video / iStock is not accepting new contributors
« on: February 25, 2018, 10:02 »
When I try to register at iStock I get this line of text: "If you have already submitted an application and have any questions please contact us at [email protected]. Please note that we are not accepting new applications at this time."
It's like that for weeks, maybe months.
What am I supposed to do? Wait? Give up on iStock? Any ideas?

Video Equipment / Sofware / Technique / Optical flow
« on: February 04, 2018, 06:31 »
Hi all!
[This is similar topic to KB's recent topic, but this one is only about optical flow and it's impact on video quality.]
I'd like to make a slow motion clip, but my camera does only 1080 60p. I import my footage into FCPX and conform clip to 24p. I get 2.5x slow motion. Let's say I want 3x or 4x slow motion. Should I use optical flow? How is it going to impact video quality? Will it be good enough for stock? What's your experience?

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When I play my finished video clip in VLC and when I look at video info, it says ProRes 422 YUV.
I submit all my photos in RGB and I was wondering if this is important when doing stock footage.
Please take a look at my media info and check if everything is fine.

Hi all,
What kind of monitor do you use to edit and grade recorded material?
Do you calibrate your display (using additional equipment - Spyder, etc.)?
Can you recommend a budget UHD monitor (<$500)?
What about UHD TV?

Video Equipment / Sofware / Technique / G80(G85) VS A6300
« on: June 24, 2017, 10:43 »
I'd like to start doing stock footage and I have this dilemma...
So, G80/85 vs A6300. Which one is better and what are pros and cons for each one.
In my country, G80/85 with 12-60 lens is the same price as a6300 body - 900 euros and that happens to be my entire budget for camera body.
I have a nice collection of vintage lenses and several adapters for NEX and EOS.
Also, do you think I should start with 1080p until I purchase my new camera? I have NEX 5, Sony HX300 and Canon 100d/SL1. Canon 100d has Cinestyle flat profile and it's really good for video (with good light).
Are you recording in 4k or in 1080p? Are 4k videos good sellers or do you make them just for future proofing?

General Stock Discussion / Exclusivity question
« on: July 09, 2016, 10:51 »
I have two different photos of same food setup. One is narrower and lower angle and the other is wider and higher angle.
Can I submit first one to Fotolia exclusively and other one to Shutterstock, also exclusively?

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