I started submitting stock footage to Fotolia early in my career, but stopped when they didn’t prove to be much of a player for me. That changed when I heard that Adobe was buying them and incorporating stock footage into their Creative Cloud offerings under the name Adobe Stock. That decision to start submitting new material has been beneficial, and I continue to upload clips regularly. But lately, I’ve noticed something odd about my 4K resolution files.
So, if you’re a non-exclusive contributor to Dissolve, you may have noticed their recent announcement that they are “price matching” all non-exclusive clips on their site to be more in line with other sites, as if there’s a big discrepancy. (more…)
Here we are, well into the 21st century with devices in our hands that are capable to displaying HD and 4K videos downloaded wirelessly at blazing 4G and broadband speeds. So why are some stock footage agencies still automatically transcoding our stock media and selling low-resolution 240p video clips?
So, here we all are: at the two-month mark with our Panasonic GH4s, shooting and submitting pixel-packed 4K stock footage clips. I’m very happy with 4K, and love the flexibility it gives me as an editor, and as a contributor, the higher price points at which it sells. (more…)