RF Footage Submission Requirements

  • Only MOV, WMV, MP4, AVI and M2TS file formats are accepted.
  • The footage must be in at least 720p quality.
  • The footage file size must NOT exceed 4GB.
  • The maximum duration for each footage should NOT exceed 120 seconds.
  • Copyrighted keywords and camera brand used to shoot the footage must NOT be included in the description or keywords field.
  • Footage must NOT contain company names, product names, recognizable brands, date or trademarked designs.
  • Footage with model(s) must be accompanied by valid Model Release form(s).
  • Footage taken in exclusive venues must be accompanied by a valid Property Release form.

Uploading Your Footage

  • Launch and connect to your FTP
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  1. Connect to:
    • Host: footage.ftp.123rf.com
    • Username: Your 123RF Account Username
    • Password: Your 123RF Account Password
  2. Local site: Where your files are located
  3. Remote site: Where your files will be uploaded
  4. This is where you may check on the status of your uploads; Queued, Failed and Completed
  • Drag and drop your footages from section B (Local site) to section C (Remote site). Your uploads will begin and you will see the progress in section D. Please refer to the image above.
  • Once your footages have been uploaded, you will see them in section C (Remote site).
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  • Login to 123RF.com.
  • Access the Contributor’s Dashboard by scrolling down to the bottom of the site and clicking on “123RF Contributors” button.
Guide To Uploading Stock Footage - 123RF Blog
  • Click on the “Upload” button
Guide To Uploading Stock Footage - 123RF Blog
  • Select “Footage”. “Royalty Free”, “FTP Upload”, and click on “Next”
Guide To Uploading Stock Footage - 123RF Blog
  • Tick the “Agreement” box and click on “Next”
Guide To Uploading Stock Footage - 123RF Blog
  • Your files will be queued for processing. You may leave the page as it will not disrupt the process
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Completing your Submissions

Once your footage are done processing, it’ll appear in Step 5: Manage Media where you can add Descriptions and Keywords to complete your uploads.

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There are 4 tabs in your Manage Media page;

  • All – Shows you all your content
  • Accepted – Content reviewed and approved
  • Rejected – Content reviewed and rejected
  • Incomplete – Content pending for review or content missing description and keywords

Need extra information? Explore more with our Guide to Describing and Keywording Your Video Content. And if you aren’t quite sure what content to create, check out our section on trending keywords.