Traffic is increasing, server costs are higher and ads and donations do not bring the money to run the sites cost-covering. Therefor is for me no other possibility as to insert a new system of paid downloads for the bigger file size footage.
Under 100MB will not be any changes, everything under creative commons now and in future. Above 100MB there will be a new cost-covering model for downloading. Benefit will be that these paid downloads are royalty-free and not creative commons with the duty to credit openfootage.
Hdri over 100mb will be 6 Euro
For Timelapse footage will be introduced new qualities: Quicktime Prores for 20 Euro
Textures tif: 6 Euro
Cgexplosion: Quicktime + alpha 10 Euro/ EXR 20 Euro/ EXR passes
Openslowmo: Quicktime Prores 20 Euro
I am making this site since 2007 and all the positive feedback got me trough the last years but I simply cannot afford to give all the footage away for nothing but server costs. The Pro users among you will have to pay these small amounts (compared to other footage sites) the private users can use the smaller versions with creative commons as before. These changes will be introduced until 2014.
openfootage.net / cgexplosion.com / openslowmo.com