What video formats can I submit?
We are accepting mov. and mp4
What resolutions do you accept?
We prefer HD 1080 and above but occasionally accept resolutions above 720
Do you support audio in the video files?
Yes. Though we do not accept copyrighted audio material.
How many keywords should I include for a clip?
Aim to be as exhaustive as possible, but also specific. The less specific your keywords are, the poorer your clips will perform in search.
I can’t remember where I shot my clips, can I give location keywords that refer to some place similar?
No. If you can remember a more general location by all means include it, but inaccurate or conflicting locations will confuse customers and significantly reduce the likelihood of your clips being licensed.
Do I have to pay to publish videos on glymt?
No. The app is free to download and there are no fees involved in publishing and storing videos on glymt.
Do I need releases?
Model releases are required for commercial use. If there are recognizable people in your clips and you want to license your clips for advertising, marketing, or promotional uses, they must sign a model release.
Who decides the licensing price for videos?
The videos you upload will have a standard price on our stock. However when you submit a video to a request, the sender of the request will license it for the price he set in the request.
Can I report a video and requests I disapprove?
Yes. Any user can report any Video or Request by tapping the “Report” button. To send a report the user must select the reason and can also add observations. We will then receive an alert, and review the video once more. We appreciate your help in maintaining a clean environment at glymt.
What is the producer’s share of the licensing fee?
The video producer will receive between 30 and 50% of the licensing fee (after transaction costs). The percentage will vary with the user’s history and performance.
How do I add a new video to my glymt account?
You can either record a new video through the App or upload a video in your device’s gallery. Once in the “Video Editor” you can immediately save it as a draft and it will be available at your “Unpublished section in the “My Videos” page. After you fill in a mandatory title and category, you will be able to publish your video on our marketplace. A red progress bar will indicate the video is being uploaded to our servers and once it is complete you will receive an alert. You are free to continue using the application during this process. The speed of the upload can vary greatly with the internet connection.
In the case of publishing your videos, you will find a pending approval message indicating our staff is validating its contents.
Is there a limit on how many videos a user can publish?
No. There is no limit.
Can I upload videos from devices other than iOS or from my cameras on glymt?
Yes. We are currently working on an Android version of the App but you can already upload videos from any device by using our web version which has all the platform functionalities.
What is required to publish a video on glymt?
Glymt requires that your videos be in HD format (1080) and that their length be between 5 and 20 seconds.
We require that you are either the owner or have permission given by the owner to the rights of any video you submit.
We validate all videos before releasing them on the platform and will refuse any content that we find abusive, sensitive or infringing Copyright and Trademark law according to our terms.
We require that you tag any video with at least title and a category, though we recommend selecting an appealing cover frame and adding more categories and keyword to increase the visibility of your videos on our platform. If the video metadata contains the location of the video we will add it to the keywords automatically.
You can also add Model Release Waivers with our built in tool when there are recognizable faces, which may be required for a buyer to purchase your video for commercial use.
How do make and add a Model Release to my videos?
You can access the Model Release tool in the “Video Editor” page after you record or upload a new video or when you edit an existing video.
In the first use, it will require the user who is shooting to insert his full name and it will store his signature, captured through the touch screen. Then every time you add a new Model Release you will have a button to capture a picture of the model, you will insert the model’s full name and state if the model is a minor or an adult. The model can then select from a variety of languages his preference to read the legal waiver and will allow the App to capture his signature through the touch screen. For underage Models the App will require the name of the Model and the name and signature of the Legal Guardian.
The Model Release will then be added automatically to the video and can be removed in the editor at any time.
Can I keep track of the performance of my published videos?
Yes. Tap the “My Videos” icon on the bottom navigation bar and then the “Published” button to view your published videos. You can view the main statistics on the list page but if you can also tap the video to go to a dedicated page where you can play the video, view its tagging and statistic information.
Can I edit my uploaded videos?
Yes. Tap the “My Videos” icon on the bottom navigation bar and then the “Unpublished” button to view your drafts and choose any video to edit it. You can also edit published videos but this process will involve publishing them and you will have to publish them again. And they will be validated by glymt once more.
What themes should my videos have?
Look to our categories on any filter page to learn how we segment our content. We recommend you browse in the explore page through the community stock to learn what content is trending, is better rated and receives the most rewards.
How can I answer a request?
Tap the “Requests” icon on the bottom navigation bar and then tap the “Answer” button to view your feed of requests you can answer. The title, deadline and reward will be visible on this list, tap one to go to the “Answer Request” page. You can then view the detailed script of the request, and submit your videos either by recording on the spot or by submitting an already published video.
Be aware that all request expire at the deadline set by the user who sends them.
Is there a limit to the number of videos I can submit to a request?
Yes. Each user is allowed a maximum of 3 submissions to each request so make them count. However you can remove a submission and submit another video while the deadline doesn’t expire.
How will I know if one of my videos has been licensed?
There are multiple ways to known if you have licensed a video as well as the compensation you have received in result. You can check it at the “My Videos” page in the “Published” section or you can go to your “Account” page and check in the “Licensed videos” page to see the history of all your licensing as well as the identity of the buyers.
Where can I check my balance and withdraw my funds?
To check your balance and make withdrawals you must go to your “Account” page and tap the “Balance and Withdraw” button.
Contributors must provide a PayPal Account in order to receive Royalty Fees, and will be able to transfer their funds from the User Account. There is a minimum payout rate of twenty five US Dollars (USD 25.00) per accounting period. If during an accounting period, Users did not accumulate twenty five US Dollars (USD 25.00) in Royalty Fees, the compensation will be brought forward into the next accounting period. The Contributor may request payment to be made even if the balances on the User Account is below the minimum payout rate of twenty five US Dollars (USD 25.00) as long as he pays a $ 5 US Dollars processing fee.
Does the App work only with Wi-Fi?
Most features on the app require an internet connection. If you find the usage too heavy for your data plan we recommend that you go to the “Account” page, “Settings” and restrict the uploading of videos to when a Wi-Fi network is present.
Can I see what other users are submitting for the request I want to answer?
Yes. On the “Answer Request” page (see answer above) tap the “Submitted by Others” button to view the videos that “the competition” is submitting.
Can I choose what requests I see in my feed?
Yes. On the request answer page (see answer above), tap the “Filter by Categories” button to access the list of categories and select the ones that match your interests.
A request can belong to multiple categories but when the filter is active you will only see those that have at least one category of interest to you.
How can I save a request to answer at a later time?
Once inside the answer request page you have a button to “track” your request. It will then be available in a page called tracked, which you can access on the tab on the right of your feed in the request – answer page. You can “untrack” a request at any moment using the same button.
Tracking is useful if you have multiple interests and therefore a fast growing feed.
If I answer a request am I guaranteed that my video will be licensed?
Unfortunately no. Glymt does not take any part in choosing which videos are licensed by the user who sends the request.