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7 Jun 2010 13:26
Since more than 10 days i've clips in pending review and nothing seems to happen.
Maybe it's a good idea to give some informations for artists about the actual time of the pending review.
That will be a nice feature ;)
8 Jun 2010 17:21
In fairness to P5 there always reasonable on the pending review time, on another site I've waited 1 month for the review.
9 Jun 2010 09:35
Clips made Saturday evening reviewed by Wednesday morning. All better. GM
9 Jun 2010 11:55
How about 14 months at another agency.
9 Jun 2010 14:10
14 Months they must be away with the faries!
9 Jun 2010 16:37
In between all is online, so well.
But sorry guys, your answers didn't really belong to my suggestion. I didn't critisize P5, i made the suggestion that it would be a nice feature to inform artists in any way about the actual waiting periode. Everyone of you must be interested in this. It's also not belonging what happens at other sites.
9 Jul 2010 22:29
Argh. My stuff has been in the queue for 2 weeks. I really wish there was some way to track where it is in the queue.
21 Jul 2010 00:43
I'm now over two weeks, uploaded July 6th, still pending. Francois must be back with his 200 clips in the que
edit: never mind, they were all just approved
Changed 21 Jul 2010 00:53 by Frenchtoast ""
21 Jul 2010 15:51
I think it's a pretty unreasonable request. I'd rather they just get to the business of reviewing our stuff rather than creating ever shifting reports of where you stand in line.
What follows that are expectations of the users as to when their stuff should be up. "Hey, you said this would be up two hours ago!"
I dunno, I guess they could have a general display showing what the queue is like, but we don't know how P5 works. They may not do first come/first serve and don't want to explain their reasoning to the users.
As an audio contributor, my MAIN concern is that they qc and manage the contributions for quality as well as any copywrite infringements. I don't want these dudes getting bogged down in making promises about turnover time that they can't keep.
10 days? C'mon man.
27 Jul 2010 08:11
Hi all i'am new too can someone tell me how much do i need to wait for review?
27 Jul 2010 08:49
More than an hour, less than a year... :)
In all seriousness, it varies. There are times when they review within a day or two. Or times (like now) where it can take a few weeks. It's dependent on how many new clips are submitted. During the summer there are a lot of amateurs uploading and filling up the queue, so it takes longer.
27 Jul 2010 20:45
I've had some get approved within 24 hours, some as much as 10 days. It's fine by me!
27 Jul 2010 21:15
"During the summer there are a lot of AMATEURS uploading and filling up the queue, so it takes longer."
That's a double edge sword your swing around MR PROFESSIONAL MOTION GRAPHICS ARTIST.
2 Aug 2010 17:26
I realize that it takes a long time to watch all of our clips but how many people do you think P5 has working for them?
2 Aug 2010 19:39
4 Aug 2010 22:29
Is it normal to see files with way newer file numbers being approved before older ones?
When I go search for the newest files they are up around #796000 'ish. Where as my files pending for review ( for 9 days now BTW) are around #786000. Many of those newer ones say they were uploaded in the past couple days where as mine have been waiting for 9 DAYS so far.
31 Aug 2010 19:44
Clips are getting processed just fine but
are some of the
slowest in a long time
. P5 are ya'll in Ethiopia at their national stock video conference? LOL
31 Aug 2010 19:57
WOW that was fast, sales reporting within minutes ;)
1 Sep 2010 16:23
Look'en like somebody better put in the coffee order for the reviewers.... ftp on it's way to
clips in the queue !
get the java going ! ... :-)
23 Nov 2010 00:36
The pending review is long, it would be nice if we can keep our footgae on track
4 Jan 2011 09:33
I have stuff in the queue since 6 Dec (nearly a month), anyone else experiencing such a long wait?
4 Jan 2011 15:01
I also have clips from 6 Dec in queue. Longeest I've seen here. I imagine the holidays set things back a bit. Hoping for some queue-love today!
7 Jan 2011 02:43
Clips in curator cue from Nov 11.
7 Jan 2011 03:20
My Curator came back from vacations yesterday. I hope your clips are reviewed soon.
14 Jan 2011 11:13
Hello all. Just curious, but I have 14 video clips in the cue from as early as Jan 3. I realize from reading back here that video review times can be long, and would normally just keep quiet and wait, but I noticed the ftp queued status has been as low as 8 at times in the past few days (I uploaded through Java, so not sure if that matters). Also, sorting all video clips by upload date, I see that there are non-news/editorial clips uploaded as recently as Jan 13 ready for sale. Do some contributors get priority review? Might something be wrong? Am I just being impatient? I have a message in to the curators, but have not heard a reply, and I don't want to keep bugging the staff. Pond5 has been nothing but fantastic by the way, so this is in no way a critique, just an inquiry. Thanks!
14 Jan 2011 11:47
I can't help with any info regarding current lead times for review, but I can say that the FTP queue sizes being small just means that the automated "Retrieve clip from FTP Server on upload completing, create thumbnail and add to aritst's Write Info queue" is working properly, and the hundreds of clips that are uploaded every day are being handled OK.
The size of these queues determine how long it is before an uploaded clip is available for keywording.
The only time you see the FTP queue numbers increase significantly and keep going up is when there are problems and the automated pre-submission processing falls over.
Changed 14 Jan 2011 19:33 by Gitfinger "Couldn't spell keywording."
14 Jan 2011 16:05
Thank you for clarifying the ftp status information.
14 Jan 2011 19:00
I'm in the line for review. My earliest clip is dated Dec. 4. :-(
15 Jan 2011 16:57
When I sort all video clips by upload date, all the first results were all uploaded in the last few days, yesterday, the day before, etc. I'm not complaining, just wondering if there is a different member status that gets priority review so maybe one can sign up for it, with the correct criteria? My submissions are approaching 2 weeks old, others are saying much longer. Which I see is not out of the ordinary in this business. But seeing so many clips submitted afterwords approved and in the search ready for sale, it does concern me that something may be wrong. Am I misunderstanding something? Again, not complaining, as Pond5 is clearly the best at what they do, I'm just curious. Thanks.
15 Jan 2011 17:12
The first my clip in Curator's queue is dated from 2010-12-28
15 Jan 2011 18:00
What often happens is that rather than clips being curated in strict upload order, all of the submitted clips for an artist get curated at once. So taking my case as an example, my last Curator e-mail was before Xmas, and I have been uploading and submitting 4 to 5 clips a night since 4th January.
When I get my next e-mail from the very lovely Curator, chances are it will contain a decision on all 50+ clips that I would have submitted rather than just those I subbed on 5th January. This might explain why there are clips live that were subbed after ones that are yet to be curated.
I can't help with the process that determines which clips are curated on any one day.
Changed 15 Jan 2011 18:05 by Gitfinger "Half a job done."
15 Jan 2011 18:42
Thank you once again Paul. Your response makes perfect sense.
7 Sep 2011 16:20
8 Sep 2011 18:10
Clips reviewed in just one day!! Thanks a lot pond5!
8 Sep 2011 19:21
how can that be right?? - wheijnen - I have been waiting three weeks plus?? what you got that we haven't?? I have never had clips reviewed in one day??
8 Sep 2011 19:30
Naturalbydesign- I don't know. Last time it was three days
I just upload them ( 290 clips ) and set price and directly send to curator. Than apply templates. That's all i've done. Lots of them haven't got normal names yet ( like 00012.mov).
Curators??? How does the review system work?
8 Sep 2011 19:46
good question - I would love to know the answer to that one!! anyone else having extra quick reviews?? I thought they went into a queue and then reviewed fairly?? obviously not. 290 clips in one day - are you sure?? let me get this right - your clips have been reviewed and for sale in one day - or are you saying they are showing up in your uploads in one day - but not yet sent to curator - if thats the case - then that is normal. so? have they been reviewed by the curator and on sale in one day??
8 Sep 2011 19:56
Yes, uploaded them yesterday morning and are now for sale and online
8 Sep 2011 20:00
that is totally unbelievable!!!! well done pond5 - how about the rest of us getting this speed??
8 Sep 2011 20:06
maybe it's the amount of clips.... When i have just a few clips in queue it will also take 2 or 3 weeks
8 Sep 2011 20:28
wheijnen, according to what I see from here, your last clip was uploaded on August 31st, not today. All of them have proper names.
8 Sep 2011 20:32
wideweb- I odn't know. Doesn't it take a while till they show up. All clips are in "online" status, also received message that they have been reviewed.
8 Sep 2011 20:33
Hmmm. Do you have relatives at pond5?
8 Sep 2011 20:40
8 Sep 2011 20:42
My friend, what happened to you is considered here as a miracle. Good luck.
8 Sep 2011 21:16
Just got mine reviewed, three weeks so they are moving ... you must have paid bribes ... everyone has a price, it just takes a few questions to find it ;)
30 Sep 2011 20:43
nam june paik told once about a electronic superhigway... in pond5 where is it? :-/
5 Oct 2011 23:44
Review times a little slow and taking more time for me at this time.
7 Oct 2011 18:12
Interesting, it seems that some people take weeks to receive reviews, others get reviews in like 2 days. Any ideas why? (not trying to accuse anyone of anything, just wondering what the system is)
Changed 9 Oct 2011 22:40 by monismurf ""
11 Oct 2011 10:56
I am just wondering what happened to all those promises that they were going to be catching up.
14 Oct 2011 15:06
Hey Pond5, I
How can it make sense for you to allow your online reputation to take a beating because it takes weeks to get clips approved? I would think that it would be worth it to add staff and create a faster workflow. When you give people something GOOD to talk about, the artists will stream in. This seems like a win-win to me and everyone trying to use your service (which, by the way, are the same people you depend on in order to build your business.) Plus...it would just make the whole experince more FUN! And fun is
Changed 14 Oct 2011 15:07 by kbates ""
14 Oct 2011 15:11
You must have never submitted to istock kbates :-)
Review times here aren't too bad. Just keep uploading and keywording and your clips will be on line before you know it.
27 Oct 2011 13:22
Yeah, I've been wating for about three weeks now and nothings happened.
27 Oct 2011 13:34
Yeah, this review thing is crazy.
4+ months for clips to be reviewed??? Why is that???
Oh wait, I thought this was Istock's forum.
27 Oct 2011 14:48
Remember the old days wen reviews happened in real time. Many times as I thought they were sitting at their server waiting for a clip to be keyworded. Ahhh the good old days ;)
27 Oct 2011 15:10
30 Oct 2011 07:54
you guys are better off waiting in line. i sent my submissions two months ago. after several reminders, i got communications they were received. that is two weeks ago and they are not on my site to be key worded. we are not yet at fast internet connectivity here in Kenya for me to use the up-loader to load more than 200 clips. The difference is very clear. gone those good old days. but p5 still remains my top.
1 Jan 2012 09:46
What I do like is the fact we can keep uploading and there aren't the stupid limits. Yeah did a test at IS and it was like 8 weeks to get ONE piece of footage approved?!?!?!?
Going on 3 weeks here but the process is fast at least.
2 Feb 2012 12:30
Came on to post about waiting two days for my clips to be approved... never mind... carry on!
2 Feb 2012 12:33
two weeks! so far, and if the content is relative to upcoming events such as valentines, easter, haloween etc... -> maybe there is a priority for these?
not sure... but it has been getting better!!!!!!
22 Mar 2012 18:37
If there saying yes to most images they should do away with the approval and just open the flood gates and not piss the contributors off. If you make me wait too long I'm gone and not coming back I have other site that work very well and I have no interest in your wasting my time. I have already black listed other sites for same reason and you are already loseing my interest very fast your not the first site to do this the other site that was doing the same thing is now gone because everybody is now gone from the site and they where forced to close down I suggest you don't do the same and if you do I don't care because I will already be gone to help your competitor that is doing it the right way.
4 Jun 2013 13:58
youtube has got it together in that department.....................