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Is anybody selling video properly since 14th of Dec?

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DnTprod
Member is a Silver contributor and has 1,250 - 4,999 Video downloads
Posted Tue Feb 5, 2013 2:22AM
Fortunately to me, january wasn't too bad, but there is a clear drop since end of january, dead until now. What is glaring is the trend results of videos compare to one year ago : the week result is around 4 downloads for the best files, one year ago it was around 12 downloads per week, which is now the result for month sorting ! I think we are such a lot of contributors now with so many new files day by day, so I understand it's harder for all to sell. But the drop is so significative that it's normal we think the customers have gone away. That's why it would be great from iStock to communicate on that, to explain wich factors bring these results. In particular, I'm disappointed about the contributor newsletter of yesterday, many explainations on this subject would be, I guess, much interesant for all than what is written in it.
vision008
Member is a Bronze contributor and has 250 - 2,499 Photo downloadsMember is a Silver contributor and has 1,250 - 4,999 Video downloadsExclusive
Posted Tue Feb 5, 2013 12:31PM
Yup, my sales have been terrible since the beggining of the month. Looks like the tech guys are really struggling to get a balanced match out of the best match.
fototrav
Member is a Gold contributor and has 10,000 - 24,999 Photo downloadsMember is a contributor and has less than 250 Video downloadsExclusive
Posted Tue Feb 5, 2013 11:51PM
I am not exclusive here for video and can't compare data as istock does not accept editorial files, but Januaty was by far my BME on competing sites. It's like for photos, I don't beleive it's a market issue!



Posted By DnTprod:
Fortunately to me, january wasn't too bad, but there is a clear drop since end of january, dead until now. What is glaring is the trend results of videos compare to one year ago : the week result is around 4 downloads for the best files, one year ago it was around 12 downloads per week, which is now the result for month sorting ! I think we are such a lot of contributors now with so many new files day by day, so I understand it's harder for all to sell. But the drop is so significative that it's normal we think the customers have gone away. That's why it would be great from iStock to communicate on that, to explain wich factors bring these results. In particular, I'm disappointed about the contributor newsletter of yesterday, many explainations on this subject would be, I guess, much interesant for all than what is written in it.
GeneralMedia
Member is a Bronze contributor and has 250 - 1,249 Video downloadsMember is a Bronze contributor and has 125 - 1,249 Audio downloadsExclusive iStockphoto VideographerExclusive iStockphoto Audio Artist
Posted Thu Feb 7, 2013 9:44AM
seems video sales became alive... anyone can confirm?

(Edited on 2013-02-07 21:17:32 by GeneralMedia)
heavypred
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Posted Thu Feb 7, 2013 10:12AM
^^nope.jpg
AllLightFilmCLOSEDB
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Posted Thu Feb 7, 2013 10:22AM
Not everyone on the same boat, but in general, it is declining, still so. Most of my recent downloads are newly uploaded.
funky-data
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Posted Thu Feb 7, 2013 1:55PM
I can't confirm
AllLightFilmCLOSEDB
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Posted Thu Feb 7, 2013 5:10PM
The worst is, the winter may yet to come, get prepared.
heavypred
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Posted Thu Feb 7, 2013 6:05PM

[resisting to attach 'Game of Thrones' meme]


Must endure...
Bafan4u
Member is a Bronze contributor and has 250 - 1,249 Video downloads
Posted Fri Feb 8, 2013 2:46AM
I had some sales yesterday, but still very sad statistic overall.
vizualis
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Posted Fri Feb 8, 2013 6:08AM
Posted By GeneralMedia:
seems video sales became alive... anyone can confirm?

(Edited on 2013-02-07 21:17:32 by GeneralMedia)


last few days are preety good
3dmentat
Member is a Silver contributor and has 2,500 - 9,999 Photo downloadsMember is a Gold contributor and has 5,000 - 12,499 Video downloads
Posted Fri Feb 8, 2013 9:42AM
Well. Yes its better than before. But just a bit... I still see declining trend for istock.
jjneff
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Posted Fri Feb 8, 2013 10:30AM
Still terrible for me! Very sad about the state of video at iStock!

(Edited on 2013-02-08 10:30:36 by jjneff)
vision008
Member is a Bronze contributor and has 250 - 2,499 Photo downloadsMember is a Silver contributor and has 1,250 - 4,999 Video downloadsExclusive
Posted Fri Feb 8, 2013 12:37PM
Well, I'm sure HQ can see the stats. I just wonder what they're thinking.
Maulsmasher
Member is a contributor and has less than 250 Photo downloadsMember is a contributor and has less than 250 Video downloadsMember is a contributor and has less than 250 Illustration downloadsExclusive iStockphoto Videographer
Posted Fri Feb 8, 2013 12:56PM
Is iStocks revenue down? It must be right? Their system and processes seem so slow in comparison to competitors sites. And I find little things that are automated to take a lot of time to update...such as views, downloads, portfolio, thumbnail updates. If they have issues with such things...I'm wondering why I put faith that the system is recording sales accuratly...I don't know. I see a lot of reports from non-exclusives that iStock sales have leveled or dropped recently, while they maintain a steady increas on other sites. I know there are several factors to consider, but it does make me second guess my decision to go exclusive here. I am non-exclusive in photos and I have some vector work I plan on adding...I know video is a different beast, but I plan to test photo and vector on other sites. The results over the next several months will drive my decisions here

(Edited on 2013-02-08 13:07:17 by Maulsmasher)
taavet
Member is a Gold contributor and has 5,000 - 12,499 Video downloads
Posted Fri Feb 8, 2013 1:39PM
Almost zero last few days. quite frightening. actually.
I hadnt droppet the crown yet, but i think a lot about doing it. I dont want to make hasty decisions and i still have a little hope that circumstances will become better. I'd love to stay exclusive and try to create best footagei can and sell it here. But as the trend is so hopelessly spiralling downward, i might have no other choice left. For me february and march will the months of truth. Also i am creating new content as much as possible and if this wont help then... yeah.
 

(Edited on 2013-02-08 13:53:29 by taavet)
AllLightFilmCLOSEDB
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Posted Fri Feb 8, 2013 6:50PM
taavi, do you see a lot of similar files as yours on other sites? If yes, cheap competition, if no, bad economy. 
taavet
Member is a Gold contributor and has 5,000 - 12,499 Video downloads
Posted Sat Feb 9, 2013 2:33AM

It varies. Someconcepts are more generic and some quite specific. I do mostly 3d animations.


 
cgtoolbox
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Posted Wed Feb 13, 2013 6:31AM
once again no sales from last 5 days.... can anybody explain....
AllLightFilmCLOSEDB
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Posted Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:37AM

Wow, I have 7 sales in the past 5 business days!!! Well, that should be one or two days number in old days. I am pretty sure the Real Decline starts from NOW.


But dodn't worry, iStock knows how to take care of us, especially for exclusives. 


Seems CG work sucks  a bit more, I wonder why.
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