This week after the news we chat about stock. Stock images, stock music, stock video, after effects templates and more. We focus in on a couple of stock provides that we’ve used in the past in VideoBlocks and Digital Juice. We discuss the pros and cons of each service and offer a few other alternatives for those looking for stock media.
- Looking to “give ourselves more time to fine-tune these features”
- Main competitor has had a good start to the year with their Phantom 4
- Need to do something pretty amazing since everyone is making a drone and it’s getting harder to actually fly the things due to new laws being introduced.
- Very soon to replace the old model
- Boost in recycle times up to 2x faster than its predecessor if using the new CP-E4N Compact Battery Pack. 1.1 – 1.5x faster on AA.
- Seems very similar in all other respects.
- Not any smaller or lighter (sorry Chris)
- Will be interesting if it breaks compatibility with 3rd party flash wireless triggering.
- EF-M 28MM F/3.5 MACRO IS STM. Wide macro that would be roughly a 45mm equivalent.
- Stabilisation – Important for handheld macro!
- Built in diffused LED ring light which is a nice addition
- Trials were 30 days, now 7 worldwide
- It’s questionable if 7 days is long enough to truly trial a product.
- There is now less flexibility if you have subscription problems (which is not uncommon).
- Good to have a competitor to youtube that pays (unlike Vimeo)
- Already has a great cloud backbone in place (S3).
- Designed for professionals, however the only requirements are HD and Closed captioning (the later perhaps will be the biggest hindrance for people)
- Sign up process involves a lot of business/tax questions.
- This is definitely NOT aimed at the causal youtube uploader crowd.
- Built in 3G and LTE – could be a bit pricey on data plans!
- Deep rectangle form factor – more likely to catch on things compared with a Go Pro
- UHD quality at 30fps and of shooting 12.3MP photos
- 120fps in HD
- Waterproof for half an hour at 1m depth (but will it transmit?!)
- Shipping first in South Korea before rollout elsewhere
- Has built in Wifi – could be used as a security/timelapse camera. Wifi probably makes more sense than 3G/LTE
- First country outside the US to have the service
- $12 per month ($10 if you sign up before 6th of June)
- Gives you ad-free youtube and offline functionality
- Youtube Music (Radio of music videos)
- Get access to Google’s Play music service (more akin to Spotify)
- Original content available to subscribers (but not a lot at this stage)
The stock discussion. Links to discussed services below.