VIDEO QUALITY STANDARDS
In order to maintain customer satisfaction, all clips are reviewed by our review team for technical quality, professional execution, metadata accuracy, intellectual property, and release adherence.
There are multiple factors during review that contribute to the professional execution of video submissions: Composition, Luminance Levels, White Balance, Movement & Steadiness, and Subject Focus. Additionally, we review for technical quality factors, such as Clarity & Sharpness, Noise/Grain, Artifacts, and Pixelation.
Reviewing metadata, (i.e.the titles, descriptions, and keywords), is the next step in our process. Reviewing metadata is just as important as the quality of the content itself, which is why we review it for the same accuracy and relevancy.
Please be aware that our review team is evaluating all content for potential trademark or intellectual property violations, including copyright infringements. Also, please include any required model/talent releases or property releases with your content upon submission. Additionally, please include editorial designation if your content is “editorial use only.”
Finally, please keep it PG. We are dedicated to keeping Videezy a family-friendly platform to search and find stock video content. Keep in mind that we are reviewing content for anything too revealing, suggestive, or provocative for our audience.
Duration and File Size
Make sure your clips are at least 10 seconds in length and no longer than 2 minutes with a maximum file size of 4GB. Looping videos that work as animation or background can be shorter than ten seconds.
4K and HD are preferred, but we do accept other resolutions as well.
- 4K – 4096x2160; 4096×2160; 4096×2304; 4000×2160; 3840×2160; 3996×2160; 4800×2700
- 2K & 2.5K – 2048×1080; 2400×1350; 2432×1366; 2702×1520; 2704×1520;
- HD – 1920x1080; 1280×720; 1440×1080
23.98; 24, 25; 29.97; 30; 47.95; 47.96; 48; 50; 59.94; 60
All video submissions are required to be MP4 (.mp4) or Quicktime MOV (.mov) format.
All files should be PhotoJPEG, H.264 or ProRes (422 /422 HQ / 4444, R3D .r3d).
Video submissions may only contain audio if the audio enhances the experience of the clip and does not contain errors, unintended speaking, or unlicensed music.
You must legally own all content that you upload to Videezy.
Thumbnail Preview - A stock video’s likeliness of being downloaded is only as good as the thumbnail. Make sure your thumbnails are high-quality and engaging.
Keywords - Be sure to list the keywords most specific to the content first. Limit your keywords only to terms that will best benefit your content in search. A clean and simple search will provide a better experience for our users. More tags do not equal more downloads. Including keywords is an important step, so spend the time to do it well.
Plan ahead while working with your media. Naming conventions and evergreen techniques can go a long way. For instance, while we currently have a single downloadable format, in the future, we may have multiple formats available for upgrade purposes. As a contributor, you will be responsible for providing resolution and format options.
HOW DO I SUBMIT MY VIDEO CONTENT?
Here’s a brief video walkthrough that will show you how to upload a video to Videezy from the Eezy Content Manager. Here are the steps to getting a video published on Videezy:
- Upload your content
- Add metadata (title, description, keywords)
- Submit your content for review
- In Review - Approved or Rejected
Below you will find some examples for the following releases and designations:
- Property release
- Model release
- Editorial designation
Videezy is a part of the Eezy family, focusing on delivering free stock footage, video assets, and professionally-created video and studio content.
We are acquiring content at an aggressive rate. This will allow us to continue delivering great video to our users, and we’ll be able to continue growing our online presence. We’re focused on connecting our users to the content they need.
Quality search data is imperative, and you will be joining the effort to effectively connect users with content by categorizing, creating titles, descriptions, and keywords. Please research the specific industry terms to guarantee the authenticity of the text. I also strongly suggest checking out some of our competitors sites (e.g. Shutterstock, Videoblocks, Pond5, iStock, Adobe Stock), as well as our own Videezy content in order to generate ideas.
- Create titles that are concise and accurate
- Thoroughly examine and summarize the asset in the description
- Tag assets with effective and competitive keywords
BEFORE YOU BEGIN
- Familiarize yourself with the keywords being used throughout the site and the way clips are titled and described.
- Learn about our competitors (e.g. Shutterstock, Videoblocks, Pond5, iStock, Adobe Stock, etc.) and the keywords used in stock video and motion graphics. Search competitor libraries and study the terminology used for descriptions, titles, and keywords.
- Understand the importance of clean search data. A good measure: if you feel like the keyword can technically be applied, however, you would be confused or unhappy with the clip as a result of the keyword, don’t tag your content with that keyword.
- There are industry terms you’ll need to fully understand in order to identify keywords accurately for Videezy. Please reference the “Common Industry terms” page, and feel free to reach out if you still need help understanding.
Read through all of the available categories and take the time to understand what qualifies for each. Select the most helpful category for where the user would want to find this clip if the user were to browse for it.
This is the headline for the clip. A concise summary of the clip that can also mention resolution, such as “4K.” See the “Upload a Video to Videezy” video for an example.
Describe everything that happens in the clip and include specifics that would be helpful to the user searching. Be specific and mention any actions that occur or how the camera is being used, etc. Use any detail that can explain the content without requiring the video clip.
The keywords are used to guide any user searching for specific content. Be sure to include anything that would guide a search result for the content, but don’t include keywords that could render false results. Stay away from being too vague in keywording. Be thorough and creative. Imagine you’re searching for this exact content yourself.
Use the Videezy Standard License unless otherwise specified.
Here are a few good examples of clips that have been uploaded correctly with an accurate yet concise title, a thorough description, and effective keywords.
Good Example 1:
Description: A young boy walks into frame and sets a bundle of books down on an antique table. The camera pans up to follow the boy as he continues to walk to the window. The boy then stands with his hands on his hips while he looks out of the bright window.
Keywords: kid, boy, people, book, table, window, standing, stand, sad, angry, upset, proud, pondering, thinking, teenager, teen, young, dressed, antique, books
Good Example 2:
Description: A medium closeup shot of a latin girl with long, dark hair looking up to the camera with a pensive expression. She is dramatically lit in a studio environment with a black backdrop and a strong hair light. This 4K studio clip was filmed at 60fps in slow motion in order to bring out the emotion and appear more dramatic.
Keywords: woman, lady, girl, female, dark, latin, hair, long, hispanic, pensive, serious, thought, thinking, stare, glance, eyes, emotion, plotting, dramatic, studio
Here are a few bad examples of those same uploads to show you what your uploads should NOT look like.
Bad Example 1:
Title: Standing by window
Category: Random Objects
Description: A kid sets books down onto a table and then stands in a window
Keywords: books, boy, window, inside, house
Bad Example 2:
Title: A girl looking sad
Category: Arts & Culture
Description: A lady looks up at the camera and she looks really sad and empty.
Keywords: girl, looking, studio, dramatic