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Call +1 347 983 0157

 

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What size and type should a thumbnail video be?
What size should a preview video be?
What format should a preview video be?
What size should a showreel be?
What format should I use for hi res downloads?

Can I watermark footage during upload?
What formats do I need for a video library?
Can I sell Images and footage in the same system?
Can I sell prints with the system?

Can I use the same system with different domain names?
What will it cost to use the same system with different domain names?
How does the footage library system arrange for clip downloads?
How many metadata fields can be imported in the library?

How does advanced search work?
Is there a category search?
Can I show other collections?
How does the system deal with meta data for search engines?

Do you offer a taxonomy service to assign key words to items?
Is it possible to execute a query by an external webservice (API)?
Why do I need a content management system (CMS) as part of a footage library?
Why do I need an email marketing tool as part of a footage library?
Can your email marketing suite send SMS and MMS messages?




What size and type should a thumbnail video be?
Although we can adjust clip frames in search results to any dimensions you require on the site, our experience suggest the optimum results are gained using the dimensions below. Two thumbnails required for the system. One is in the jpg format and another one is preferably flv-format. Our transcoding system creates all of the thumbnail files during upload.

For video 16:9 we recommend
Thumbnail Image file- width=170 height=95, file size up to 150 kb
Thumbnail Flash file- width=170, height=95,  file size up to 300 - 400 kb
Or
Image (jpg) and thumbnail (flv) - 200x113 px (we suggest optimizing it to 400 kBt)

 

What size should a preview video be?
Although we can adjust frame to any dimensions you want to use on the site, good results for loading and playing are achieved with a oreview clip for video 16:9- width=460  height=260 or  512 x 288 - px with size up to 2 MBt

 

What format should a preview video be?
It can be either .swf or .flv-format.
You can also have .mov, and wmv



What size should a showreel be?

Should you have a showreel on the home page?   Probably not.
A user comes to your site for inspiration or to choose clips that fit the project they are working on.
Other than the occasional happy coincidence, the creative you show on the home page will not meet a customer’s specific needs; so keep the creative short - 15 to 20 seconds maximum. The video is there to engage the visitor sufficient to buy your clips: be memorable, tell a story, but do not seek to entertain.
As such, the video you feature on the home page should convince them to trust your business and perhaps intrigue or inform. In other words, it’s a commercial, not a show reel.
On our sites you can load as many shorts as you want – so a new video can play every time a user visits or returns. Our home pages use progressive video; to make it effective, slick and watchable keep it smaller than 5mb. That’s 5 megabytes, NOT 50 megabytes .
If you are selling production services then you may need a longer show reel. But put it on a production services page, not the home page selling stock footage clips. If you want the longer video to be shown using streaming video for a production service page it’s fine – just ask.
Most important, your keyphrasing – and our SEO skills – normally means 70% or more of your visitors will land on clip preview page. They do not have to visit your home page to conclude the transaction – if they do, it’s probably to affirm they trust your business, or they are looking for deals.

 

What format should I use for hi res downloads?
You can offer your customers a wide range of download formats; the video will be be formatted automatically during download.

 

Can I watermark footage during upload?
Yes, our transcoding system will do this for you.

 

What formats do I need for a video library?
BEFLS allows you to define whichever formats you are likely to deliver and then set it up in the system. The system will operate with any format you are going to use.

 

Can I sell Images and footage in the same system?
Yes, there is combined system which provides the ability to store clips and images within the same system and therefore to provide both type of media in search results.

 

Can I sell prints with the system

This functionality is more usual with Image libraries and is not included as standard in this system. It can be added on request.

 

Can I use the same system with different domain names?

You may. We'll be happy to discuss this with you.

 

What will it cost to use the same system with different domain names?

 It depends on the features you require and the licence you purchase

 

How does the footage library system arrange for clip downloads?

There are two ways for clip downloads to be organised.
1. If the user is registered then a link to download clip is placed to the user's area immediately payment is confirmed. The link remains for a period of time as specified site's business process.
2. If the user is not registered then link for download clip is sent to the user via email. Link can be active or used as many times as specified site's business process. It can be only once, or twice or endless.

 

How many metadata fields can be imported in the library?
There is no limit in the quantity of the characteristics which describe an image or clip.
The most popular are: clip code, resolution, orientation, property rights, colour/bw, description, keywords.

 

How does advanced search work?
Advance search is usually specific to each site and goes a long way to differentiating your library from others. It can be simple or complex dependent on your needs; a complex advance search may require extra development cost.

 

Is there a category search?

There is a standard category search included.

 

Can I show other collections?

Yes you can.

 

How does the system deal with meta data for search engines?
Adding or editing meta tags is a simple process for any page in the system. Meta tags for the dynamic pages are created automatically on the basis of the name of the clip, keywords and rest of the info. As part of our search marketing services we can introduce sophisticated and integrated SEO if requested

 

Do you offer a taxonomy service to assign key words to items?
This feature is not included in the basic system. However it can be integrated at extra cost

 

Is it possible to execute a query by an external webservice (API)?
If you have a contract with another content owner or library we can develop such API.
We have experience with Age Fotostock, Impact In It, Big Stock Photo and others

 

Why do I need a content management system (CMS) as part of a footage library?
A CMS allows you control of the information part of the site - you will want to edit the content of a variety of pages from About Us to publishing your own News and Press Releases for Google to index and distribute as well as community pages, forums if required etc.
The main benefits of a content management system (CMS) are allowing multiple non-technical authors to publish information from multiple locations. Approved users create, edit and publish content without any significant technical skills or training.
Although the Big Easy CMS is a fully featured business grade CMS the learning curve is still only about 45 minutes.

 

Why do I need an email marketing tool as part of a footage library?
Our newsletter and email manager keeps your customers coming back. Keep in touch easily and regularly using this completely automated newsletter and Big Easy Email manager - a few mouse clicks is all it needs to create a customised full colour newsletter for your clients.

 

Can your email marketing suite send SMS and MMS messages?
SMS and MMS marketing is not required by most businesses so it is available as add on. Please specify your needs.

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