Drone Pilots Can Now Become Stock Video Creators

Are you looking to earn some money using your aerial imagery? You can easily become an aerial stock video creator by simply recycling the sensation shots that you have already captured.

DroneBase, a drone networking site, recently released tons of 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) aerial videos to license on Shutterstock’s Footage Collection. You will be getting $15 for one of your video.

How does it work then?

If you are member of the DroneBase’s Pilot Network, you can upload your 4K UHD video clip via the DroneBase Pilot application.

If the video clip is accepted, the videos will appear for sale on Shutterstock, a royalty free stock photo, picture and video site. The rejected videos will be accompanied with a swift, constructive feedback on what can be done to improve their quality.

The question that springs to one’s mind is the amount of money that can be made with the help of these stock photographs.

A DroneBase representative said that all accepted videos will be paid $15 by DroneBase as the website preferred a standardized payout mechanism in contrast to a royalty system since the clients generally have a subscription to license videos for only a few bucks. He further said that if they had worked on a dividend procedure, the pilots would have only gotten a little proportion of the designated money on a single purchase at a time.

Most of the video clips are stunning aerial shots of anything such a big city’s skyline or a pan shot of a coastline vista.

DroneBase has its members stationed in all the 50 states of the United States and 70 countries across the world. DroneBase announced in May that it had agreed on a deal with global aeronautics leader Airbus Aerial to create the world’s first multi-source data service solution for aerial imagery and that too from a single service provider. DroneBase has also gone in a similar agreement with another stock image site, Getty Images.

Venture capitalists such as Union Square ventures, Upfront Ventures, Hearst Ventures, Pritzker Group and Skyfund have funded a whopping $17 million to DroneBase.

The drone pilot networking platform claims that it has grown ten times each year with pilots active in all 50 states and 60 countries across the globe. It also claims that its pilots have accomplished more than 100,000 drone missions for their clients such as Hilton Hotels and Zillow, according to a report published by TechCrunch.

Are freelance pilots going to have some benefit from this opportunity? Would you be interested in submitted your 4K UHD video clip to DroneBase for $15? Let us know by dropping a comment below!

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