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Pond5 / What is your download/views ratio on Pond5?
« on: December 01, 2019, 01:27 »
Do this stats look ok?
I find it a bit hard to believe there are 18k views and only 34 downloads. I would believe there were 1k views, maybe 1.5k. But this stats look like it is a bug in search engine.

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VideoBlocks / Re: So this is what Storyblocks are going to do next
« on: September 03, 2019, 04:08 »
I hope you are right.

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VideoBlocks / Re: So this is what Storyblocks are going to do next
« on: September 03, 2019, 03:19 »
Yeah, they said they 'may' invite you to join the member library in the future, so they're keeping some of your footage in your account (rather than deleting them when the marketplace closes) so that if they do invite you (and you decide to join) you don't have to upload them again. Nowhere did they say that your content is going to automatically enter the subscription service when the marketplace is deleted. At present, both of those need to happen for your content to join the member library... and neither of them has happened. Might be worth reading it again yourself!

"If you do not wish to join the Partner Program, please email..."
This sentence then sounds strange, don't you think so? :)

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VideoBlocks / Re: So this is what Storyblocks are going to do next
« on: September 02, 2019, 23:21 »
is there way to delete all port or do we have to go through every clip?
One by one.
And the fun part will start when the content gets into the subscription program, since at this point you need to notice then six month in advance, to get your content removed, as far as I understood.

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VideoBlocks / Re: So this is what Storyblocks are going to do next
« on: September 02, 2019, 22:50 »
which is going to automatically enter the subscription section once they remove the marketplace

Was that in a different message, as I'm not seeing it in the one you've posted?
Read it again :)

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VideoBlocks / So this is what Storyblocks are going to do next
« on: September 02, 2019, 04:57 »
Well, yesterday I noticed a message from them informing me, that they choose some of my content which is going to automatically enter the subscription section once they remove the marketplace, and if I don't want that to happen, I should contact them etc.
Tried to contact them, to reject this "kind" offer, and insist on all my content being deleted. I will send them one mail a day until I get a confirmation on this, don't agree to get even one clip from my portfolio to appear in their pool for even one day, and find it outrageous what they are doing now.

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Shutterstock.com / Re: Shutterstock FTP login being declined
« on: July 15, 2019, 04:01 »
Hi, I am having this issue for two weeks already, I have contacted them for a couple of times and they told me their technical stuff is trying to solve it.
Is anyone else still having the problem or am I the only one? Tried uploading from different networks in different cities, so it is clearly a problem with my account. Tried changing password etc. I am able to login and list the directories in ftp, but when I try to upload then the wrong password error pops. Just weird...

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It's a bit worrying that Adobe would deactivate someone's account without giving some kind of warning first. Especially when considering that Adobe hasn't seemed to be that strict about similar images/videos in the past. https://www.microstockgroup.com/fotolia-com/adobe-similar-content/
I am even more confused now.

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Regarding Ungraded vs graded - I have about 3-5 inboxes every month from buyers on pond5 (the only place that allows inboxes, if SS and VB had them, I believe it was much more), requesting a raw version of a file. Luckily I have them all uploaded to pond5, so I can simply point where to d/l.

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Hi there Rasika,

I think a support case came through that is probably yours.  I have responded to Adobe support and they will no doubt get back in touch with you but let me try to provide some guidelines for the future here as well.

in general, we want to provide you the contributor as much opportunity and creative expression as possible and provide the creative customer with a large and high quality library where they can easily find the perfect clip to add to their project.

As the content lead for motion, I have provided our moderation team guidelines for accepting similar clips.  In general, I have loosened those guidelines because a different take, magnification/zoom/focal length or other factors can result in a clip that a customer wants.  It's tricky though - there are always going to be grey areas and opinions on what constitutes a unique clip or not.

However, it doesn't make sense for us to have both an ungraded file and a graded file of the same clip.  Especially if the files are 8bit color where the idea of "raw" isn't really applicable.  Once you get to 10bit color or greater with cameras such as a RED, ARRI and some others, then the idea of a RAW version may be very appealing to some.  As Adobe Stock develops, we may be able to offer a customer a choice of a raw clip versus a graded one.  The team here certainly have discussed many ideas and we hope to bring them to our users in the future!  ;)

Today, I like to suggest to contributors is to submit a lightly graded version of your clip.  This means that it isn't flat like a clip shot in log might be and it brings out the luma range (black to white) and lightly touch the color (based on your preference).  The end goal is that the novice buyer will see a beautiful clip and the experienced editor/buyer will see a clip that fits and provides enough latitude for them to push the color to whatever the need is.

I hope that this provides some guidance and if you (or others) have any questions please feel free to hit me up with them here.  Please note that I'm technically on holiday so my response to answer may be a bit slower than normal.

Thanks and happy shooting!
Dennis
Thank you for your comment.
My uploads are 10bit h265 raw from mavic2 pro hasselblad camera + 8bit h264 graded for stock.
My adobe stock sales are only 5% of my general sales from all stock websites, so I can't afford myself doing another version of grading for few thousands of clips. You do whatever you consider is best for you, but please, give your contributors clear guidelines. And again, please, you have all our mails, we are people, you can talk to us in case if anything isn't ok. That will be human and nice.

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Ok, lets say reviewers are always right and never make mistakes. Being here from 2004 you must know this is truth :)

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I am not submitting images for 2 years, so we are talking about footage. And I have about 10,000 videos in my Adobe stock portfolio, so there is no way I can know which of the files they found to be problematic.
Now, don't get me wrong, I am not insisting I am right. The problem is they can at least let you know, something is not fit for them, or any other issue.
If you don't want it, you can just reject it and say "sorry, this is similar" etc. I wrote them 3 days ago asking to work this out/show me where is the problem/have any communication, but no replay so far.


You dont know which files you just made color changes to, or you just dont want to be bothered sorting them out? And they did let you know, before you even starting uploading! You are learning the hard way, unfortunately.

Do you know the difference between graded footage and raw footage?


I do now, but no, I dont do video. You still violated their terms, so what I know or dont know is irrelevant. I am sure Adobe does, so why dont you ask them that same question? I bet you wont.

I don't know who are you so angry with, but I wish you happiness :) Sorry, I am unusual to being blamed and pushed by unknown to me people. Please keep your judgment to yourself. Everything is going to be allright :)

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Dlog is DJI's flat log profile for thier drones etc. I agree with Jimbo and have often wondered myself why submitting both flat profile AND graded versions of videos is not actively encouraged by all the agencies. I think they are leaving money on the table by not offering this option for pro level studios who can easily drop it into their timeline and grade match to the rest of their footage. Next to impossible with pre-graded clips.
My ungraded portfolio sells almost as good as the graded one. It gets less downloads, but most of them are 4k. It is about 2/5 of my revenue.

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I am not submitting images for 2 years, so we are talking about footage. And I have about 10,000 videos in my Adobe stock portfolio, so there is no way I can know which of the files they found to be problematic.
Now, don't get me wrong, I am not insisting I am right. The problem is they can at least let you know, something is not fit for them, or any other issue.
If you don't want it, you can just reject it and say "sorry, this is similar" etc. I wrote them 3 days ago asking to work this out/show me where is the problem/have any communication, but no replay so far.


You dont know which files you just made color changes to, or you just dont want to be bothered sorting them out? And they did let you know, before you even starting uploading! You are learning the hard way, unfortunately.

Do you know the difference between graded footage and raw footage?

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I am not submitting images for 2 years, so we are talking about footage. And I have about 10,000 videos in my Adobe stock portfolio, so there is no way I can know which of the files they found to be problematic.
Now, don't get me wrong, I am not insisting I am right. The problem is they can at least let you know, something is not fit for them, or any other issue.
If you don't want it, you can just reject it and say "sorry, this is similar" etc. I wrote them 3 days ago asking to work this out/show me where is the problem/have any communication, but no replay so far.

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Hi.
I am sharing my experience for others to be aware. I am almost 5 years doing stock full time, with a portfolio of 15k videos and 5k photos.
3 days ago I found out my Adobe stock account is blocked. No further notice, nothing, just a message says it was blocked and email to contact.
If you ask me, treating this way someone who is working with you, someone who trusted you his work, someone who you share your income with is... Well, you fill the gap.
In my 5 years experience with all the different stock websites, there have never been anything like this.
So after I contacted them they let me know, the reason for blocking is "spamming with duplicated files". Duplicated files by their understanding is when you have the same file with different color grading, for example (that is the exact explanation they sent me).
So, I don't sure, who was checking my portfolio and how qualified he is... But my portfolio consists from dlog raw files + color graded version. This is how I work for a long time already (because both the dlog and the color graded selling to different auditory, not pond5, not SS, not all the other stocks I am working with, never had any problem with me uploading this way...) So... OK, I wrote them a request for someone who is qualified to check this out on their side, and of course, if this is their policy, and this isn't some reviewers mistake who don't know the difference between spamming dupes and uploading source+graded version... Ok, no problem, I'll accept this... 3 days, no answers, account blocked, my income (nearly 800$) blocked. What should I think about those people, who treat their contributors, who invest tons of time, like dogs, or even worse? I hope you read this, Adobe stock people, and ask yourself the same question I am asking: "Are we ok? How can we do better next time?"
Because there is a place for improvement.

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