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Dear cominity, I would like your opinion and advice. I have a drone and want to become a contributor. I have studied the information regarding video and file requirements. But I don't know the best way. Should I upload raw drone footage footage in flat d-cinelike format ( flat format created for subsequent colour grading ) or should I do color grading with natural colours as much as possible before uploading ? Or is it possible to put both variants in the portfolio so that the clients have a choice?
Moving this to the contributor forum.
Uploading the same video twice is not a good idea. I personally would upload a finished product, but I have little experience with videos.
If you are new to stock, you should consider these resources: https://helpx.adobe.com/stock/contributor/tutorials.html
Please read the contributor user manual for more information on Adobe stock contributions: https://helpx.adobe.com/stock/contributor/user-guide.html
See here for rejection reasons: https://helpx.adobe.com/stock/contributor/help/reasons-for-content-rejection.html
and especially quality and technical issues: https://helpx.adobe.com/stock/contributor/help/quality-and-technical-issues.html
Adobe Stock customers expect perfection for immediate use in their own projects. Most people don't want raw footage but they don't want overly processed, colorized or stylized footage, either. Whatever you submit to Stock, it should be well crafted & have good commercial value as is.
See Stock's Video Requirements below:
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D-cinelike seems to be a type of RAW. RAW is never used for still stock; customers are looking for things ready to use, not things to be processed; they expect the expert to have already assigned the best possible colours, and a standard colour profile like Rec. 709.