What is Stringr?
Simply put, Stringr is a marketplace that allows media organizations (such as TV news stations) to buy video from both amateur and professional videographers.
The media organizations can preview all footage. If they like what they see, they can immediately download the video. Once they do, you (the videographer) will get paid the next business day!
Stringr also brings work to you! If you download our app and enable push notifications, Stringr will notify you when the media outlets want something filmed.
I need to change my email. Where do I do that?
You can change your email at any point by logging into the app and going to profile. There, click ‘edit’ on the top right hand corner, and you will be able to change your email.
How do I make sure my videos get selected?
Make sure your videos are broadcast-ready with clear, steady shots. And if you are filming from a smartphone, hold it horizontally!
When uploading, tag liberally and accurately. Customers can search videos by location and keyword, so the better tagged your video, the more likely it is to be picked up.
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How do I get assigned work?
If you have the Stringr app installed, you will be notified about nearby requests by media outlets when they want something shot.
If your video is used, you get paid! Every time a different media outlet downloads your video, you get paid.
You can also view requests on the Stringr website. Sign up or sign in using the same credentials as the app, and click ‘Local Requests’ to view opportunities near you.
How do I upload videos?
Uploading is simple. First, register on our website or through our iOS or Android apps.
On our website (recommended for larger files), go to the ‘Upload Content’ tab, click ‘+ ADD FILE’, and select your video.
On our apps, go to the ‘Upload’ tab and tap ‘+’. You can also tap ‘Capture’ to record a new video.
Don’t forget to add tags and describe your video to improve the chances of it being purchased. This will also help the searchability of your videos later on!
Can I upload photos?
No, not yet! We are currently focusing on video content only.
Which video formats does Stringr accept?
Stringr accepts most major video formats including AVI, AAC, FLV, MP4, and 3GP.
Can I upload videos from my phone?
Absolutely! Download either our iOS or Android app.
Then capture and upload video directly from your phone!
How do I learn more about Stringr?
Interested in learning more about Stringr? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and a member of the Stringr team will get in touch.
How do I get paid?
If your video gets downloaded, you will receive a confirmation email. In the next 1-2 business days, you will receive payment in your PayPal account.
If your Stringr email is not associated with a PayPal account, our curation staff can help facilitate. Please email us at
(Please note: If your video is downloaded on a weekend/holiday, please allow for 2-3 business days for your payment to come through)