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Panda-Bear says

Hi there,

Just casually browsing through the recently accepted files, most selling for $5 for a typical 11 second stock footage, can anybody tell me why this time lapse of a typical landscape is on sale for $25 ?

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Is it artistically unique? does it require a lot of skill or equipment to recreate? Are there no similar footage of a timelapse landscape anywhere on Envato or a thousand other stock footage sites?

Much as i like the work, and in no way am do i mean to cause detriment to the author, but it doesn’t seem to be that technically superior to or unique… and given that normally a 10 second time lapse material sells for the standard $5, why is selling for $25 ?

Is it because it’s 4k ? or could it be a reviewer pricing error?

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VProxy says

Because its 4k.. :reallyevil:

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Panda-Bear says

Because its 4k.. :reallyevil:

VProxy. That doesn’t really answer the question and is quite an over-simplified response don’t you think? I could show you a hundred 4k files on sale for $5, $8 and so on.

Any numpty with a cheap dslr can take a static non-panning shot of a pretty bland landscape, take a series of 300 pics, stick em together as a time-lapse and it will naturally be 4k. It’s not technically superior, nor does it need any specific equipment.

My question is, does this artistic content in this footage actually warrant $25? – the same price as someone who spent weeks and weeks working on a highly technical AE or Cinema 4d project?

Any others have a more informative, considered answer?

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