Who do you buy video clips from?
We work with filmmakers and independent video producers from all around the world. In the past month alone we have purchased clips from filmmakers in over a dozen states in the USA as well as from Austria, Poland, Slovenia, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Italy, United Kingdom and New Zealand.
What do you pay?
We usually pay about $150.00 for 30-40 clips. Our typical purchases range between $100.00 and up to $500.00 for at least 20 clips and we often buy up to 300 or more clips at a time. You can read more here: What We Pay
How do you pay?
We pay cash with PayPal as soon as we receive everything from the filmmaker. Payments are usually made within one business day.
How does CashForClips.net compare to a traditional stock agency?
CashForClips.net has many advantages over working with a traditional stock agency. See our comparison chart showing the differences.
What subjects are you looking for?
We are interested in all compelling imagery! If you have high-quality, interesting or unique video clips, we would like to take a look. We are especially interested in lifestyle, sports, time-lapse, concepts, travel/world locations, and landscapes.
What kinds of clips do you buy?
All clips need to be shot in HD with a professional DSLR, GoPro HD HERO2 (preferred), HD HERO original, or other approved camera.
What resolutions do you accept?
We only accept video clips originally shot in high-definition (HD) video. We prefer clips shot in full HD (1920×1080), however we will also accept 1280×960 and 1280×720 (especially if they were shot at a high frame rate, fps).
What frame rates (fps) do you prefer?
We will accept any frame rate from 24 frames per second (fps) and up. Of course, if the clip contains fast action, a high frame rate is nice so it could be retimed for slow motion.
What are you going to use the clips for?
We are putting together a file of unique and interesting sports and lifestyle clips and do not have a specific use planned for these clips.
Can I still use the video clips after I sell them to you?
Yes, you will still be able to use the clips for promoting and documenting yourself and your work.
How can I sell my video clips to you?
Please contact us by filling out our Contact Form. Please include the following information on this form:
- a link to your best videos and clips
- what cameras you use (makes and models)
- the resolution and frame rate (fps) of your original clips
- if you are able to have model releases signed by people appearing in clips (we will provide the model release form).
If we like what we see, we may make you an offer to buy it.
Why should I sell my clips to you instead of “licensing” through an agency?
If we make you an offer, it will be up-front lump sum to buy your clips. This is a guaranteed immediate payment and there is absolutely no risk to you! See our comparison chart showing the differences between working with us and a traditional agency.
You will find people on the internet who will tell you to only license your clips for high fees, etc. Of course, this sounds very good! However, the reality is that over 99% of all video clips will never be licensed even once! In addition, agencies typically take many months to make payments and those payments are for as little as $2.50 per license! It is extremely unlikely that you would ever earn more with an agency than what we may offer you. If you do, it can easily take years to see this money.