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25 Feb 2010 00:08
Anyone else using this process
to upload videos? I signed up but it errors every time and does not complete the upload. There is no phone number and the e-mail support form also fails and won't send to them. What do ya'll think of it, I'm not happy ... yet.
25 Feb 2010 03:21
I have been using iSyndica for several months now and I personally really like it.
Are you having problems uploading to their servers? Are you using FTP or their web form? Are you using Secure FTP?
I personally do not use Secure FTP and I have the time-out in my FTP program set to 20 seconds. Never had a problem uploading to iSyndica.
25 Feb 2010 11:34
Since I am using the "trial" now it only allows the web based uploader. I start a small footage for a test and it gets to maybe 20% then stops with error to check my internet. Internet is just fine. Of course they have no phone number and when I try to send a support message to them it also fails to go through. Kinda acts like a firewall problem but when it accepts ten minutes or more during upload I don't think that's the issue.
25 Feb 2010 16:03
I've got the email address of the CEO, I'll send him an email letting him know there are issues with the web uploader.
27 Feb 2010 18:46
I also send isyndica 2 message, first one 2 weeks ago and second one on last week and no reply yet. one message to support@... and the other is directly to their ceo, hugo...
I was also planning to join isyndica, but because of the lack of support, I choice another company. I just started with them, if everything goes fine, I will let you know..
27 Feb 2010 19:17
who is the other company?
1 Mar 2010 03:57
I don't want to name right now, we are in trial period for now and their main business is not microstocks. in one or two months, we will settle our workflows. right now it is in progress..
our deal is everything included: keywording, uploading & submissions to many sites.
I hope we can manage it. if we can manage, I promised them I will promote them. only then I would like to name the company. (But I should say that it is not cheap service like isyndica, since they are doing everything.)
and No, the company is not lookstad either :) as I know, they still don't distribute footages.. I asked them 2 months ago and they say they don't do footages..
I will keep you inform probably next month..
1 Mar 2010 09:09
My personal experience with iSyndica has been a very good one. Hugo has always gotten back to me within a day or two and problems have been resolved fairly quickly.
1 Mar 2010 09:33
Woah - alarmed to see such problems being experienced.
Phantomewo: Let me know how things are going now. It seems that since the last time we talked you are settling in. It looks like the FTP was the answer to the problem. In general, for footage contributors, we encourage FTP which provides a better connection. We have a few users who just can't upload through our web-based uploader. Maybe an area for improvement.
Kagemusha: I am very surprised to read that you had emailed us several times. Would you mind emailing me again? We had a couple support emails end up in our spam filter this past week for no good reason, so that might have been it.
dnavarrojr: 1-2 days is really the maximum we allow. Thanks for the kind words
Changed 1 Mar 2010 09:33 by hlth ""
1 Mar 2010 11:20
Hugo did get back very fast, I just missed their e-mail response. I have been using their ftp process as a trial this weekend. It appears to be working fine at this point. As with most sites, the web based is just not a good choice for larger video files.
The only other hitch was after logging into their ftp server
you had to then chose the video folder. I've uploaded about 50 clips to them. Four files ended up being corrupted for some reason. I will look at them and see what happened if I can. I expect they were clips that may have started then the ftp dropped off. I did have a power outage so I suspect it may have been on my end. I know the files were all good since they are already here at P5.
Today I'll spend some more time evaluating the real advantage and costs of using them. They permanently store your footage so they can be send to other sites at a later day. Having an off-site backup is great but I think for me a temporary storage where I can delete footage to freeup memory storage would be better in most cases. With photos the limits on storage is big enough but with video the storage is used up much faster then additional expenses is needed to expand the limits. It looks like that each video transfered to each different agency will cost .10 cents per transfer. So if you want a video to be sent to ten different agencies it will cost you a dollar in addition to the signup costs. When signing up you are given a fairly healthy number of credits to help cover these costs. I'll tell more later.
All-in-all, they did answer fast and were very helpful in getting me started. I think they have a concept that indeed can be very helpful and should be looked at and tried. Go have a look around at
Give It A Try
2 Mar 2010 17:22
Yes he also reply me. there can always be problems like emails end up in spam.
Changed 2 Mar 2010 17:22 by kagemusha ""
4 Mar 2010 05:33
Thank you Phantomewo and Kagemush =) We try.
7 Mar 2010 00:27
As I read the MicrostockDiaries blog about iSyndica, I noted that it said it wouldn't upload to iStockphoto. I'm a video contributor there and that's a big disadvantage. Is this still the case?
7 Mar 2010 01:40
lol Nice Don, putting your aff link in the code :P
I gotta say Don normally if I saw that kind of pitch and an aff link I would immediately disregard the message.
But I guess this is a really good idea. I might use isyndica later.
I just hope people dont start using the p5 forums for advertising.
Changed 7 Mar 2010 01:40 by ironstrike ""
7 Mar 2010 02:27
I'm not a member or subscriber of it. Just tried their trial version and just pasted the link. Just an idea of a way to use it. I'll try to spend a little time this next week and give an evaluation of what I found good and bad. Since P5 has signed up with them to use it I thought it might be an advantage to other P5 artists.
My immediate feeling is the permanent storage is far too small for video users. Photo users it's ok. By the time video users pay for the needed extra storage it might get too expensive. Also if using it to transfer to five agencies it will cost .50 cents for each video transferred (five transfers, one per agency). This is in additional to the membership although the membership does give an intial credit to cover some of these transfers. If any of the syndicated agencies have problems then the videos will not transfer to them. It will take a lot of double checking to ensure the transfers work. I also had several footage files that they said were corrupted, I know the files are good cause all of them are here at P5 already.
So for now, it's a toss up on video if it's good or bad. For photo I think it's a great idea. Ten credits per transfer is too much relative to photo or audio costs. More to come. I'm not ready to give them a thumbs up or down yet. Leaning to thumbs up now.
9 Mar 2010 19:24
the introductions to syndica say up to 2tb of storage but the purchase screen shows 20gb & 50 gb. Where is the 2tb?
10 Mar 2010 03:44
Any site which supports FTP uploads can be used by iSyndica. While IS doesn't "directly support" iStock in their quick setup, you can easily add it as an FTP site (which is what I did).
2TB is a new option that you pay for.
Right now with their current pricing, it costs 10 cents per clip per site uploaded. So 1 clip uploaded to 10 sites costs $1. With the number of sites I now upload to, PLUS the volume of clips I'm now producing each month this is well worth it to me personally.
And, I am absolutely addicted to their analytics. :)
5 Oct 2010 08:46
Isyndica is closing down now, I tried it but the only videos which I have ever sold were on pond5.
13 Jan 2012 02:48
To revive this thread I am a former user of Isyndica, still miss them. I am using now picworflow to distribute to several footage agencies, it is working quite well and price is reasonable. You can give it at try at http://picWorkflow.com?by=207
13 Jan 2012 03:57
It lacks a lot of the features of iSyndica and is aimed at still photographers and priced for them. No simple pie charts of what sells and where, but a more detailed breakdown which doesn't seem to function for most video sites. Also, I do find the pricing adds up, although it's not unreasonable. It does make you think twice if you're uploading vast amounts. It's good to be selective and keep your files small. I stopped using it, but may again for limited uploads on a file by file site by site basis There is no support for exporting tags - which, although limited on iSyndica, functioned for some sites. I stored my entire portfolio on iSyndica and was perturbed when it went down. You could store your portfolio on PicWorkFlo, but it would be cost prohibitive from what I eyeball. So the function of storing and selectively exporting your entire portfolio to new sites isn't so appealing there - like it was on iSyndica. The social media branded low res export is also gone. Enough of the functions beside the actual distribution are gone so only it's an option for selective use - for me. The owner is a great, knowledge-able guy, savvy in the stock photo world and always responds promptly to any email.
Changed 13 Jan 2012 04:05 by tbmpvideo ""