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Vanwall Man

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    06 Dec 2004
  1. I contacted MS first to check and I know the image was taken from where the alamy sale was used. They responded that they couldn't do anything. I sent an email over 24 hours ago asking him to take it down and haven't had a response yet, but I can see he has been active since. Perhaps I was wrong to contact him like that, should I now wait a few days before I send an invoice?
  2. An image of mine is being used without permission on a blog in the US. I was going to report this to google using the below form, https://support.google.com/legal/contact/lr_dmca?product=blogger In the form it says the following - "Courts have found that you must consider copyright defenses, limitations or exceptions before sending a notice. In one case involving online content, a company paid more than $100,000 in costs and attorneys fees after targeting content protected by the U.S. fair use doctrine. Its a science/educational blog, his profile has 8 million views so it must get a fair bit of traffic. Am I ok to go ahead with sending the notice? I don't think I'm allowed to link to the blog here am I? Thanks
  3. It would be great if we had the kind of resources of Vimeo, Youtube and Facebook...! The question in this poll is: "Who wants online uploading for video?" We do! That doesn't mean it's workable for us at the moment though. At the moment, video on Alamy does sell but it's not a massive seller for us...yet. Customer demand is not where we had expected it to be...yet. We ask for 250 clips via an approval process as it means we can concentrate our limited video resources to those who are producing the most commercially viable work. It means that after an initial approval, very little inspection needs to go on for the content that's sent to us. This keeps the overheads low. If we were to open up online upload of video to all we would need to do some advanced QC for the content coming in - this just isn't possible for us to do right now. Our development resources are strong but limited. There are many areas of the business to think about, but from the content team's perspective, we're always thinking of ways where we can improve the contributor process, whilst staying within the financial boundaries we have. In terms of priorities, if we had to pick between a project to add online upload for video or improving the upload and 'manage images' function for stills then.....well, video would have to come second place. Online upload for video would certainly be nice to have - but we're adding around 100,000 videos per year at the current rate, keeping an eye on quality and making an increasing amount of sales in this area. If the demand for video continues to grow and get to a level that warrants it, then we would of course divert funds and resources into adding this option for contributors. Cheers Alamy Is there any way we can get stats for video views/zooms on our dashboard? We currently have no way to know what's going on with them.
  4. Been looking at Faraday Cages for the past half hour online and it seems a microwave could work as one. Anyone on here have a cage of some sort?
  5. I currently store on three hard drives. Just reading about Amazon Glacier and it seems to be free to upload and very cheap to download images, albeit slowly.
  6. I want to start using cloud storage as I currently only use hard drives to backup images (just shy of 40k). Not sure of the best way to go about this, who to use and whether I should be backing up my files in a cloud as tiff's. I'll rarely need to retrieve images, so should pretty much only need to add/replace. What do you recommend? One other thing, what about 'security' when using this type of service?
  7. My coolscan packed up again, same problems and a new one. Now have a V700 and have only done a handful of scans but I'm quite happy with it. Edit: Ice isn't as effective on the V700.It leaves a lot of jagged, pixelated, nasty looking marks.
  8. Contacted Nikon and they don't have anything to do with it now and put me in touch with Fixation, a company in London. They were able to do repairs/new parts/cleaning, very happy
  9. Hello, My trusty Nikon Super Coolscan 8000 ED has packed up. Can anyone recommend a replacement that will scan strips of 35mm film and 6 x 6cm rollfilm? Haven't contacted Nikon yet to see if they can repair it, but looking online it seems most people have found support for it discontinued and at best, just a cleaning is offered. Thanks Edit: Broken again
  10. Accurate captions are essential. If not sure about a detail then either don't put the picture up or use generic terms. Anyone working professionally in the industry, particularly on newspapers, knows the you never assume anything.
  11. You can't remove CA from video like you can in pictures. Sometimes you can help a little by adjusting certain colours/overall temperature, or you could try using a tool/plugin called chroma keyer, its included with Sony Vegas Pro and I guess other programs. When I've used it it has increased noise in the video and doesn't produce satisfactory results. I'm only using a prosumer camcorder so maybe with better equipment/software you can deal with/remove CA better. The best way to prevent it is choosing the 'best' exposure, sometimes under exposing helps.
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