April 23, 2020 at 7:19 am #36527
New to Symbiostock, and I haven’t been able to find any clear documentation of something, so asking here!
I’ve got about 3000 stock video clips currently online at all the major stock agencies. I’m wanting to build my own site for direct licensing, and I know really the only way this is possible for me to do is to use the metadata in CSV files I’ve previously used for submission to other agencies.
Before I purchase the Symbiostock Video plugin, I’m just wanting to know — is it possible to bulk assign metadata (title, keyword, description, etc.) to video clips using previously created CSV files? I’m totally willing to re-format CSVs to what Symbiostock would need, just trying to avoid hours and hours of re-doing work I’ve already done.
Thanks for any info!
Building TheMillStock.comApril 25, 2020 at 6:26 pm #36540
Hi CS – unfortunately, there is no native way to achieve this at the current time. It is something that could be coded, and perhaps WooCommerce has some mechanism for this.
However, we do offer paid custom tasks for Symbiostock users so if you want to send me a PM, I could get you a quote on how much it would cost to import this data and connect it to your files.April 28, 2020 at 11:30 pm #36561
Cool, I’ll look into WooCommerce options and if there aren’t any pre-built options available I’ll reach out to you for a quote. Thanks!
Building TheMillStock.comJune 4, 2020 at 5:38 pm #36806
Hi CS and Symbiostock.
I´m in the same situation as CS. I have 3000 clips and after the Shuterstock cuts in our fees, I´m considering to build my own site and this CSV bulk metadata assign is a vital feature. And I know it´s not only me. There are a lot of content creators thinking the same. This will be a perfect moment to develop this feature and get a lot of new clients.
There is also another issue related to the storage of all ours Gigabites of videos. There are cheaper options in the market that can make our business more competitive.
Since we are in the same boat, I would like to contact CS to talk about building up the site.
firstname.lastname@example.orgJune 5, 2020 at 7:26 am #36827
Hey guys – we’ve now released a premium plugin that allows you to import metadata to your Symbiostock store products in bulk:June 5, 2020 at 12:56 pm #36829
Hey guys – we’ve now released a premium plugin that allows you to import metadata to your Symbiostock store products in bulk:
This is fantastic news! Just bought it. Don’t know if this was something y’all were already working on or if seeing more interest in this feature sparked the development of the plugin — but either way, thank you.
Building TheMillStock.comJune 5, 2020 at 3:04 pm #36830June 6, 2020 at 4:40 pm #36839
That´s amazing! Thanks for listening to us. As you said, that’s very important, mostly on these times where companies are not taking any care of contributors. I will spread the word to other fellows contributors thinking about building up their own site.
Another important feature that will be interesting to develop is the autoplay on mouse hover.
email@example.comJune 6, 2020 at 6:57 pm #36840June 6, 2020 at 6:59 pm #36841
And thank you – Symbiostock was developed with the sole purpose of encouraging contributors to free themselves from the yoke of huge agencies that keep a majority of the profits of their work. We need to work together to promote the movements towards autonomy – that means link to your fellow contributors, promote Symbiostock, join Symzio.
We don’t have the marketing dollars large companies do because Symbiostock Pro, as it is, is and will always be free. Premium plugin fees help subsidize development, but that’s about it. We need the community to market us to keep getting more and more people involved.June 9, 2020 at 11:36 am #36853
I was trying to test the new Bulk Import plugin this evening. Copy/paste into a spreadsheet from the sample text on the Bulk Import settings page is just pasting the whole line of text into one cell (tried on Google Sheets and Apple Numbers, might be able to try Excel later). Is there a special paste function I should be using?
I could try separating things out manually but want to make sure I’m preserving the correct row/column structure the plugin would need for importing the metadata.
Building TheMillStock.comJune 9, 2020 at 1:20 pm #36854
Hey cs – I just tried it in Google Sheets and Excel and they both worked fine – it was separated into columns as expected. This was on a Windows PC.
Perhaps try to copy the text and save it into a text file first, then import into your spreadsheet as a tab delimited file. It is possible your browser is not transferring the text properly to the spreadsheet software.
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