• An interesting dilema when pricing your content

    December 26, 2007

    High demand and downloads doesn't always translate or mean higher prices when selling your video or photos online. This isn't like the stock market where the hot IPO creates major demand and then price soars on the first day of trading. So what happened to the basic laws of supply and demand that we all slept through during Economics 101 and h...

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  • Getty's Consumer Site- Jam'd

    December 26, 2007

    Wake up from your Cutcaster food coma. Looks like Getty has finally launched their Consumer website. They are calling it Jam'd or JAMD, I couldn't tell just yet but not sure what that refers to. The headline says, "Million of images, tons to talk about." Obviously there are not a lot of things to talk about as t...

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  • Photos and vectors our image buyers want

    December 26, 2007

    If you have Photos or vectors similar to the examples below and you own the rights to them, upload the content and help satisfy some of the needs we have come across when reaching out to potential buyers. These topics and niches have been requested by our growing list of buyers. Photos that we want (in alphabetical order): Animations: 3D...

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  • What is Stock Footage and Photography?

    December 26, 2007

    Stock footage and photography is a set of ready video and images where you purchase the rights to use the image rather than assigning your own cameramen or photographers to shoot. The main benefits of digital stock footage and photography include getting to see the final piece of content before you license the rights to use them and they can...

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  • Writer's Strike Anthem

    December 22, 2007

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0I_tWfKM8ik&rel=1] Because every strike needs a good rap. Enjoy this for a Friday break and have a great Holiday weekend with your families and friends. Written and Performed by : Writer Boi Directed and edited by : David Schlussel Shot by : Robert W. Swanson...

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  • Amazing Public Domain Images

    December 21, 2007

    One of the few photographs to show the Earth in its entirety, The Blue Marble was shot on December 7, 1972 from Apollo 17 as it left orbit on the way to the moon. Officially, the photograph is credited to the entire crew, but it was m...

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  • Fotolia Moves away from Micro-Stock, Incorporates Traditional Collections

    December 21, 2007

    Fotolia has debuted what it’s calling the “Infinite Collection.” This is a set of 15,000 agency-distributed photographs that would normally be found on expensive stock photography sites but are now bein...

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  • Interview with Lane Hartwell

    December 20, 2007

    Q&A with Lane Hartwell in "Going to the mat for photo copyrights": Shankland: What do you think of watermarking to address the issue? Hartwell: A great idea. Sites like Flickr need to employ an automatic watermarking system. The site I am moving my work to, Photos...

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  • Sharmeen Obaid

    December 19, 2007

    Just received this letter from Sharmeen Obaid, who has been doing some unbelievable work around the world and is married to an Exeter and UPenn guy. Two schools close to my heart ;-) Dear Friends Many of you have expressed interest in the upcoming elections in Pakistan....As i mentioned earlier i will be writing for PBS Frontline World...

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  • Content Requirements

    December 19, 2007

    Due to some issues we are having with cropping photographs instead of re-sizing them during the thumbnail generation in our backend, we have instituted some content requirements. In the meantime we are working on coming up with a solution that will re-size and not crop images when they are displayed on the site. The minimum file size should...

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  • Writers on strike moving to Web

    December 17, 2007

    The debate over how to pay writers and split the royalties when their work goes online has been a heated discussion we are sure. I'm sure it is difficult to come up with a fair and agreeable payout, when no one is really sure what the revenues could be or what the future holds for digital content on the web. No big studio or network wants to b...

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  • How to Get Paid for your Flickr Photos

    December 14, 2007

    Buyers are more and more going to Flickr and contacting photographers directly to negotiate sales and the licensing of photos on the site. It's happening. The lack of a great "consumer licensing vehicle" is a major issue in this photography and video licensing marketplace and that is what Cutcaster is trying to create. The combination of the t...

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  • Stealing Images from Flickr "Quote of the Day"

    December 14, 2007

    "After debating this for the past few weeks, I’ve decided to make my entire flickr stream private. My images are being stolen and used in ways that I am not comfortable with on an almost weekly basis, sometimes several times in a week. I have blogged about it, talked about it here on my stream, and yet people still feel that my creative proper...

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  • Comparison of Microstock Referral Programs

    December 13, 2007

    Everyone wants to make a little extra money while doing what they love. The questions always is, how do you find those ways? Referral programs are one way Microstock videographers and photographers can pad their overall earnings...

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  • Write up over at Kino-Eye

    December 12, 2007

    Thanks for the shout out from Kino-Eye, one of our favorite blog and not just because David Tamés wrote about us. He wrote a piece about Cutcaster and ...

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  • User Generated Content coming to a phone near you

    December 11, 2007

    User-generated content will make up one-quarter of the world's entertainment within five years, according to Nokia's "A Glimpse of the Next Episode" report. And much of it will come from young mobile users. "From our research we predict that up to a quarter of the entertainment being consumed in five years will be what we call 'circular,'"...

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  • Guest Blogger - Drew Bennett

    December 11, 2007

    My name is Drew and I am the author of The BenSpark. I was invited to write a guest post on the Cutcaster blog. My topic is the low cost ways that you can create content to enhance your blog. Personally, I usually skip blog posts that do not inclu...

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  • Philippe Lemarchand - Zabriskie Prod

    December 10, 2007

    I met with Philippe Lemarchand this past weekend on his week-long trip to the Big Apple. Philippe is a photojournalist and film maker, who is currently living in Paris and building up his film production company Zabriskie Prod with partner Cyrille de La Motte Rouge. Their company is really on the foref...

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  • How Cutcaster will protect the producer who submits to our Marketplace?

    December 10, 2007

    Cutcaster is uncompromising when it comes to providing submitters with secure, trustworthy uploading, promoting and distribution services for their media files. Protecting our submitters content is one of the highest priorities we have at Cutcaster while maintaining a secure marketplace that has the trust of all participants. Most submitters o...

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  • SciVee

    December 07, 2007

    Here is an interesting content source with what we believe has great potential called Scivee.tv (in beta) that hits the academic-scientific community. Upload your research content for publication. SciVee is operated in partnership with the Public Library of Science (PLoS), the National Science Foundation (N...

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