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  1. Yes, it's a tough time right now. We got to wait till the vaccine is available.
  2. Just wondering. I un-licensed my video portfolio on Shutterstock in August because they are selling our clips for too cheap on their subscription program. My AdobeStock and Pond5 video sales are slightly down from last September so far.
  3. I think RPD on video clips are significantly lower here on Shutterstock than Adobe Stock and Pond5. I moved all my editorial video clips to Pond5 exclusive account to get 60% royalty on them. I have no plan to re-license video clips here on Shutterstock unless they create opt-out for video subscription that sells $9.95/4k video. Video subs don't differentiate HD or 4k clips. They give customers either 4k or HD clips for the same ridiculous price. I can't let them do that even if I lose some money by disabling my video portfolio here. I would rather make less money but keep my price high not giving out my clips for cheap. If we all do this, Shutterstock's loss will be bigger than ours.
  4. Then I see a bunch of 10 cents sub sales piling up again while the lowest I get from Adobe Stock sub sale is like 50 cents. It hurts. I wonder probably it's hurting my business overall to be selling here for so cheap. It makes me think again if I should un-license photo sale again on Shutterstock till they change this 10 cent royalty per sub sale. I'm not turning my video licensing back on again unless they stop $9.95 for 4k clip video subscription.
  5. I think the reason is as many contributors unlicense contents on Shutterstock, the traffic move to other sites. I think clients know their favorite creators have their works on other sites. So the buyers go to other sites to buy them.
  6. I'm surprised that many big sellers are ok with giving out their 4k/HD clips for $9.95 to big buyers who buy yearly video subscription on Shutterstock. They would pay $199.95 per 4k clip on Adobe Stock instead if you unlicense your video portfolio here on Shutterstock. You'll make more than 20x more in commission, $70 instead of $2.99. It's a bad business, people!!!
  7. Their stock is going up now. So, they would care even less about contributors for sure. I'll turn my photo portfolio back on, but not video portfolio till they create opt-out option for $9.95/4k clip video subscription.
  8. Zero now. I unlicensed my portfolio because of $9.95 per 4k clip video subscription.
  9. Zero sale on Shutterstock in August here. Woops, I unlicensed my portfolio because of $9.95 4k clip video subscription program. Pond5 and Adobe Stock is doing OK for August so far. August is usually very slow every year.
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