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iStockphoto Rolls Out Impressive New User-Generated Stock Video Collection Starting at $5 per Clip

(September 05, 2006)

CALGARY, Alberta, Sept. 5, 2006 ? iStockphoto ® , the worlds leading community-powered marketplace for stock photography, illustrations, and now, videos, starts selling stock video clips today. iStock began accepting video, film, and animation submissions on July 31 and in just over a month has approved over 2,000 clips, for sale. Until today, users paid an average of a hundred dollars per clip. At iStock, 30-second, web-ready clips are $5. The new video clips can be viewed and purchased at

iStockphoto broke with tradition in the RF still image market in 2000 by offering great, user-generated images starting at $1, and now boasts one million images and over one million members globally. The innovative community today creates the same dramatic change for stock video and offers a wide-ranging, ever-growing collection. Clients range from advertisers to corporate and government video producers to hobbyists creating mash-ups.

?We have been asked to offer video for years and the response has been overwhelming in both volume and excellence, said Bruce Livingstone, founder and CEO. ?We expect that iStockvideo will save existing producers money, but just like with images, these price points may also broaden the demand for stock video to small business owners, nonprofit managers and marketing professionals who were priced out before.


iStock continues to welcome new member artists wanting to monetize their stock footage, film clips, and animations. Visit for details on technical standards for submissions, royalties and intellectual property concerns.

Clip Size and Price Points  

  • Small: 320x240 = $5 
  • Medium: 640x480 = $10  
  • Large: 720x486 (NTSC/PAL) = $20  
  • HD 720: 1280x720 = $35  
  • HD 1080: 1920x1080 = $50

About iStockphoto

iStockphoto,, the worlds first, largest and most innovative community marketplace for digital imagery, pioneered the micropayment phenomenon in this industry, enabling buyers to license images for as little as a dollar. iStockphoto entered the stock video market in September of 2006, selling video for as low as $5 per 30-second clip. In partnership with its members, iStockphoto has turned community into commerce, transforming the digital imagery market by encouraging passionate dialogue and education, while making imagery affordable to businesses that may not have licensed imagery otherwise. iStockphoto is headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Getty Images.  

iStock , iStockalypse and iStockphoto ® are trademarks of iStockphoto Inc. All other company or product names are the registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective owners.



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