Contributor Details

Pixelbite is a stock media service that only offers 4K+ (3840x2160) stock footage. We are focused on being extremely fair to content owners (Contributors) and end customers. Below are some details on how to become a certified contributor of Pixelbite and general information about how we operate.  

Becoming a Contributor

  1. Apply at http://pixelbite.com/apply/
  2. Receive a response within 3-5 business days
  3. If accepted, submit required information and legal agreements
  4. Receive certified contributor certificate after all requirements are met
  5. Begin submitting footage to Pixelbite
 

Submitting Footage

  1. Edit your footage into individual clips
  2. Upload clips and include the required details for each item
  3. Footage is reviewed by Pixelbite
  4. Accepted clips are graded and priced by Pixelbite
  5. Clips are added to the site and become available for purchase
 

Revenue Split

One of our main reasons for starting Pixelbite was because we felt the current standards for revenue sharing was unfair for content producers. Current standards are between 15-35% of the total sale; we disagree with this model. We are not exactly sure what the "perfect" split of revenue is, however we know for certain that 15-35% for the content owner and 65-85% for the stock media company is not just. We want to be transparent with our content contributors about the revenue splits we offer. More details on our royalties can be found on our rate schedule page.  

Video Sales

  • As you may know if you produce video content, it can be incredibly costly to both store and maintain, let alone distribute that content to end users. Due to the costs associated with video assets, we are forced to take a slightly larger share of the revenue.
  • We have thought long and hard about what portion of the revenue we'll need to maintain the video media while giving content creators the most revenue possible. Our revenue split on sales of stock video will be 55%/45% in favor of the contributor. We wouldn't feel comfortable as a content creator ourselves receiving less than 55% for our hard work.
 We've also decided to constantly investigate what the "perfect" split is. Rest assured we don't plan to take more than 45% on video file sales. If anything changes, we would like to raise the rates in favor of the contributor.  

Receiving Monthly Payouts

Each month, we will calculate how many of your files were sold during the previous calendar month and what the total amount received was. We will transfer your profit to you via PayPal in accordance to our Artist's Supply Agreement. In the future we will be adding additional payout options like bank transfer, wire transfer and paper checks so you have flexible options to choose from  

Pricing Table

The price per clip is dependent on the total clip length and its "tier". Our in-house review team will set the pricing per clip based on the guidelines set in the table below. Discounted per-second rates apply when you purchase longer clips.  

Example

10-second clip of Tier 1 Sports would cost $1,200 (10 seconds x $120.00/second)
TIER 1 1 to 5s 6 to 15s 16 to 30s over 30s
Aerial $220 $200 $180 $170
Animals $160 $150 $140 $130
Architecture $130 $120 $110 $100
Fashion $170 $160 $150 $140
Industrial $120 $110 $100 $90
Nature $100 $90 $80 $70
Slow Motion $170 $160 $150 $140
Sports $130 $120 $110 $100
Technology $120 $110 $100 $90
Time Lapse $170 $160 $150 $140
Transportation $130 $120 $110 $100
Underwater $170 $160 $150 $140
TIER 2 1 to 5s 6 to 15s 16 to 30s over 30s
Aerial $240 $220 $200 $190
Animals $170 $160 $150 $140
Architecture $140 $130 $120 $110
Fashion $180 $170 $160 $150
Industrial $130 $120 $120 $100
Nature $110 $100 $90 $80
Slow Motion $180 $170 $160 $150
Sports $140 $130 $120 $110
Technology $130 $120 $110 $100
Time Lapse $180 $170 $160 $150
Transportation $140 $130 $120 $110
Underwater $180 $170 $160 $150
TIER 3 1 to 5s 6 to 15s 16 to 30s over 30s
Aerial $360 $350 $340 $330
Animals $260 $250 $240 $230
Architecture $240 $230 $220 $210
Fashion $275 $265 $255 $245
Industrial $230 $220 $210 $200
Nature $210 $200 $190 $180
Slow Motion $275 $265 $255 $245
Sports $240 $230 $220 $210
Technology $230 $220 $210 $200
Time Lapse $275 $265 $255 $245
Transportation $240 $230 $220 $210
Underwater $275 $265 $255 $245
Prices are per second. The above pricing table is used as a reference for our in-house review team. These numbers are subject to change.  

Footage Review & Grading System

 

Minimum Technical Specifications

Resolution: 3840x2160 Frame Rate: 23.98 fps Minimum clip length: 3 seconds (excluding slow motion footage) Audio: 48kHz, 16-bit, if included  

Review & Grading Process

  1. Check footage for minimum technical specifications and required information
  2. Approve subject matter and categorize clips
  3. Decide on the appropriate tier based on quality, subject and technical details
  4. Publish file to site for sale
 

Quality Tiers

Tier 1

Covers the minority of the footage accepted into Pixelbite media library. This will include every clip that meets or exceeds our minimum specifications but do not meet Tier 2 standards.

Tier 2

Footage at an exceedingly higher level of quality and/or production value. The majority of 5k+ Red footage submitted to Pixelbite will be tier 2.

Tier 3

This tier is for the most spectacular footage submitted or footage of technical dominance, footage you submit may be classified as tier 3 if it's really special.  

Legal Agreements

Before you can become a certified contributor for Pixelbite, you will be required to fill out and agree to industry-standard legal agreements. This is to protect both parties and give us the legal right to sell your wonderful stock media. Also, our evil lawyers tell us we need to do this. More information on all things legal please check out our legal page. Royalty-Free Licensed Media on the site is sold as royalty-free to the buyer. Please visit http://pixelbite.com/license to view the license we provide to our buyers.  

FAQ

If I'm a contributor for Pixelbite, can I still sell the same work on other stock media sites?
Yes. We hold no exclusivity agreements with you, so you can sell your work on our site and with whichever other stock media agencies you'd like.
  How will I know how many of my clips sold each month?
We will provide you with a detailed report after the end of each month when we issue your monthly payout.
  Why do you only offer 4K+ (3840x2160 and above) footage on Pixelbite?
We strongly believe 4K+ footage is the future, we feel that offering any product lower than this level of quality is irresponsible and restrictive to our industry.
  If we didn't answer your question above, please send our support team an email at help@pixelbite.com.