Sura Images

Sura Images Contributor Agreement

This agreement (Contributor Agreement) governs the terms by which you submit your content to Sura Images. As Sura Images we have the right in our sole discretion to accept or reject any content or at any time revoke any acceptance of your content and remove the content from the website.

1. Definitions:

All capitalized terms shall have the meaning set forth and elsewhere in these terms and conditions.

  • “Content” means moments captured by photographer in form of images or videos taken as part of the shoot.
  • “Media” means all media including digital, electronic, print, TV and other media now known or to be invented.
  • “Model” means a person in their appearance, likeness and form as captured in the photographs.

  • “Shoot” means the photographic or film session.

2. Content Usage:

The distribution of content will be through the Sura Images website and the intended end user will use the content in different media platform e.g. Posters, Billboard, Magazine, Digital etc. Having this in mind, we recommend contributor to submit the content in high quality.

3. Copyrights:

Contributor retain all the rights to the images/ videos taken. Sura Images will only sell the images on contributor's behalf.

4. Pricing of content:

Contributor has the option of pricing his/her own content within the stipulate pricing range or Sura Images can price the content of your behalf upon request.

5. Releases:

On every submission of your content that has recognizable model or property MUST be accompanied by a signed released form. (i) For any content that has recognizable model in their likeness or form must be accompanied by a signed model release form. (ii) And any content with recognizable property must be accompanied by a signed property release form. You can get release forms from our Resources page.

6. Submission of Content:

All capitalized terms shall have the meaning set forth and elsewhere in these terms and conditions.

  • (i) Images: When submitting to Sura Images website, each photo should have a minimum size of 6MB and should be in JPEG format only.
  • (ii) Videos: We accept high-quality video clips from the following cameras:
    • ●Professional Cameras

    • ●Smart phones with minimum 1080p basic resolution

    • ●Wearable cameras, GOPro or equivalent

    • ●Drones must use a minimum 1080p resolution

Duration and File Size

Clips should be in the range of 3 and 30 seconds and not larger than 3GB each.

File Format

We accept video clips that are in QuickTime.mov, Mp4 and mpg formats. You can use a professional computer program to convert all files to Quick Time format or use a free program called MPEG Streamclip which is available online.

Frame Rates

23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60 .

Resolution

We prefer HD and 4K video clips, but accept other types and resolutions listed below.

  • ● 4K - 4096x2160, 4096.2304, 4000.2160, 3840.2160, 3996.2160,

  • ● HD - 1920x1080, 1280.720, 1440.1080 (only if 1.778 aspect ratio) 1888.1062,

  • ● SD - 640.480, 703.576, 720.480, 720.486, 720.576

Codecs

We prefer the following:

  • ●PhotoJPEG - Non-DV progressive scanned video. Use the 75% / high quality level.

  • ●MotionJPEG - Non-DV interlaced video. Use the 75% / high quality level.

  • ●DVCPro

  • ●ProRes 422 / 422 HQ / 4444 - Export with as little compression as possible.

  • ●H.264 - If encoding to this format use the "best" quality.

  • ●PNG - Only use for footage (animation) requiring an alpha channel.
Audio

Video clips should not contain any audio.

Orientation

Always shoot your videos in landscape especially when using a smartphone.

7. Payment:

We pay our contributors 60% commission on every sale of their content. There are different payment models on the website and upon submission you can choose your preferred mode of payment.

8. Indemnification:

  • (i) We agree to defend, indemnify and hold you harmless from any damages, liabilities arising out of or relating to any claim by third party that if proven would constitute a breach by us.
  • (ii) You agree to defend, indemnify and hold us harmless from any damages, liabilities arising out of or relating to any claim by third party that if proven would constitute a breach by you or any of your representatives.
  • 9. Termination:

    Either party (Sura Images or Contributor) shall be entitled to terminate this agreement due to gross misconduct or other lawful cause of dismissal caused by either party. Termination of this agreement shall be communicated either in written form or electronically via email. Upon agreement of the termination, Sura Images shall delete all content submitted by the contributor from the website.