All submitted content must be fully owned by you, the submitter. You must have the complete rights to the content in order to submit it. If there is evidence that you have violated this, we reserve the right to terminate your account.
Please submit content within 30 days of uploading. Content in Ready to Tag will be deleted after that time. You are free to re-upload at any time.
We’re looking for commercial quality, professionally produced content. This includes, but is not limited to, content captured with a high quality camera (no digital point and shoots), clean lens, sharp focus, professional lighting and exposure, professional frame composition, and proper post-production and compression. Refer to the section below for a full list of potential rejection reasons related to quality.
All of the content you upload must meet the following technical criteria.
Files with alpha channels must use Animation or PNG codec.
You must have the complete rights to all files, elements, and content submitted for a template project. If you are including third party assets in your project file, you must have distribution rights from a commercial or exclusive license. You may include any additional media assets that you have created yourself, such as music, artwork, photos, or video.
We do not accept preview files with watermarked audio or visual elements branded for other companies (unless it is your own company).
Upload a template as a zip file. The root folder must contain at least one .aep or .motn file, and exactly one video preview file (this will be used to encode the previews on the site). See the image below for a template folder structure.
The preview file must be encoded at the same frame rate as the project. You may encode the preview file at a minimum resolution of 640x360. You may use third party assets in your preview file, such as music, artwork, photos, or video.
Resources: Download a Storyblocks PNG logo to use in your preview video
Video Copilot's License Agreement prohibits Element 3D, Optical Flares, or Twitch from being pre-rendered into stock media.
Father throws Baseball to Son.mov. You can change the title field to "Father throws Baseball to Son." Note the lack of file extension.
Any content that depicts an identifiable person (image or voice) must include a model release. Any content that includes an identifiable property (such as a trademark or privately owned building or object) must include a property release.
The exception to these requirements is when the content meets our editorial standards.
Upload releases to our platform and attach them to the corresponding file(s), either by using the web interface or by applying a CSV. Releases are accepted in PDF, JPEG, or PNG format. Make sure you identify your release types accurately by selecting 'model' or 'property' release in the Releases tab.
Editorial use means use that illustrates a newsworthy event or provides commentary on subjects of human interest (business, arts and culture, technology, etc.). Content submitted without a release should depict a specific subject that could be the topic of a news story or piece of commentary.
We do not accept content as editorial content simply because it is not accompanied by a release. The content must specifically meet the editorial standards outlined above. Edits to enhance the visual quality of a piece of editorial content (e.g. color correction) are acceptable, but it is never acceptable to alter them in a way that portrays a subject dishonestly or misrepresents the actual event. Titles and metadata for editorial content must also be true and accurate.
We strive to provide high quality content to our customers and to curate a collection that meets the needs of our wide customer base. Accordingly, we reserve the right to reject content which can be considered ‘graphic’ or ‘inappropriate’. This content can include but is not limited to content containing genitalia, pornography, sexually explicit content, acts of physical harm being performed to or by humans (not including obviously simulated harm or live sports), or acts of physical harm being performed by humans to animals. Content of this nature will be rejected.
Content containing ‘sensitive’ themes or images not suitable for our general audience may be flagged as ‘sensitive’ and will be labeled on the site.* This content can include but is not limited to nudity (with artistic value or otherwise), sexually suggestive material (e.g. woman in lingerie dancing), suggestive violence or gore (e.g. footage of surgery). With content containing nudity, the model must be 25 years of age and the release will need to include a copy of photo identification of the model.
*Our sensitive content filter is currently in development and anything labeled ‘sensitive’ will not be published to the site until the filter is active.
Content that does not meet the enumerated technical specifications above will be rejected automatically. In addition to the technical specifications, your content must meet our quality standards. Potential reasons for rejection include:
If you have a question about our submission requirements, please contact support at email@example.com.