Stock video guide
    • 24 Jan 2024
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    Stock video guide

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    Article summary

    Type of content we look for

    We're looking for:

    • Vertical footage: Videos that are shot vertically rather than horizontally.
    • Asian faces: Videos featuring Asian people and familiies with a valid Model Release.
    • Trending topics: Videos related to the latest trends and emerging technologies, such as AI, NFT and metaverse.
    • Special effects: Videos that include special effects such as green screen compositions, explosions, smoke, and fire.

    We're not looking for:

    • Videos of people without a model release
    • Non-commercial work: Home videos or holiday videos.

    Technical requirements

    • Duration: 3 to 120 seconds
    • Resolution (Horizontal): 1920x1080 to 4K
    • Resolution (Vertical): 1080x1920 to 4K
    • Frame rate: 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 60 fps or higher
    • Maximum file size: 4GB

    VR 360° video requirements:

    • Mono 2D videos should be 2:1 aspect ratio with a resolution of 2048 x 1024 (minimum) to 4096 x 2048 (maximum).
    • Stereo 3D videos should be 1:1 aspect ratio with a resolution of 2048 x 2048 (minimum) to 4096 x 4096 (maximum).

    VR 360° elements support mono 2D and stereo 3D 360° photos and videos:

    Mono 2D uses one single pano


    Stereo 3D uses 2 stacked panos

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    Accepted file formats & codecs:

    Without Alpha ChannelWith Alpha Channel
    H.264 (.mov/.mp4)Quicktime Animation (.mov)
    HEVC/H.265 (.mov/.mp4)Apple ProRes 4444 (.mov)


    Our buyers mostly purchase Stock Footage to be used in their video edits, and will eventually be further encoded and compressed into different formats.

    Therefore, please ensure that your video is of the best quality possible, so your clips have a higher chance of being sold.

    If your clips are compressed, please note we will reject any files that do not meet the following minimum bitrates.

    ResolutionMinimum Video Bitrate
    2160p (4K)35 Mbps
    1440p (2K)16 Mbps
    1080p8 Mbps

    The above bitrate information only serves as a guide.

    If you do need to compress your video file, we recommend a bitrate of 1.5 to 2 times the above bitrate.

    Please also note that footage with higher frame rate and/or higher dynamic range should also have much higher bitrate.

    Step 1: Prepare

    Tips to achieve good video sales:

    • Provide a model release if a human or personally identifiable body part is visible
    • Provide a property release if a building, landmark is significantly visible
    • Avoid commercial logos and trademarks
    • Shoot simple videos in clean backgrounds, so that buyers can add their own text supers, composite with other footages, or edit into their sequences easily

    Tips to achieve good animation sales:

    • Provide animation with alpha channel layers, so that buyers can easily composite
    • Provide easily loopable animations

    Step 2: Upload

    Prepare a separate .zip file for each product

    • Compress each video file into a .zip file.
    • Name each .zip file descriptively in English, e.g. "", which will also serve as the product title.
    • Maximum file size: 4GB

    Upload your files on the Upload page

    • Previews and thumbnails will be generated automatically.

    Bulk upload by FTP (optional)

    Step 3: Tag & publish

    Tips for vertical videos

    Recommended keywords: "Vertical", "Social Media", and keywords that the footage can be used for eg. "Facebook", "Instagram"

    Product typeRecommended price range (USD)Max price (USD)
    Video HD/2K$40 ~ $69$99
    Video 4K$100 ~ $159$299

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