Just like the other microstock agencies, 123RF.com has also loaded their library with stock footage (video) which is very much in demand nowadays. With fast improving of internet connection speeds, video has become easier to accesses. 123RF.com has been accepting video submission since 2012 which opened an opportunity for videographers to sell their footage on the Internet. This method is easy, efficient, and effective as videographers are given a free “display stand” for selling their videos to the worldwide audience.
Almost all the stock footage on 123RF.com is contributed by full-time and part-time videographers. Some superstars include: Wavebreak Media Ltd., Dan Talson (Dubassy), and Oxana Rishnyak (Videodoctor) who collectively have contributed 35,000 video clips thus far.
The stock footage in 123RF.com falls into the following categories:
Abstract, Animals, Babies & Kids, Backgrounds & Textures, Beauty, Business, Celebrations, Concepts, Education, Family, Fashion, Flora, Food & Drinks, Healthcare & Medicine, IT & Communication, Landscape & Nature, People, Romance, Science & Technology, Sports & Fitness, Transportation, Travel, Vintage, Weddings & Matrimony. Buyers can easily choose to browse those categories or use the search function to find more accurate and suitable footage.
The royalty-free video clips from the 123RF.com stock footage collection are presented in high definition, which means they are perfect for commercial use. Additionally, 123RF.com subscribers can download various video sizes starting from the web resolution (426 x 240) to the high definition (1920 x 1080). Each resolution is priced accordingly. The preview of the video is actually available for download free of charge, but includes watermarks and is only viewable in the lowest resolution.
123RF.com has been able to enrich their value by providing their customers with various types of multimedia. Their mission to become a one-stop digital library seems obvious. This development has proven that the micro stock business is not merely selling stock photography or stock illustration, but can also extend to stock audio and even video as well.