Shootitlive – Live Publish Photos And Video Clips On Newspapers

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Shootitlive changes the way newspapers are using their staff photographers to find new revenue opportunities.

Target Audience: Photographers, Newspapers
Website URL: https://www.shootitlive.com/


Feedback sought:

  • Is it immediately clear what the site is about? How it works?
  • Would you sign up for a free trial/free account? If not, why?
  • Please share any additional feedback/comments you might have.

About Shootitlive:

Shootitlive is a service for websites, where on-the-field photographers publish photos and video clips of current events live as they unfold, from any location with 3G coverage. Shootitlive is used by newspapers and picture agencies to cover news, entertainment and sports events around the world.

6 thoughts on “Shootitlive – Live Publish Photos And Video Clips On Newspapers

  1. Is it immediately clear what the site is about? How it works?
    The purpose of the site is instantly clear the “how it works” demo explains it perfectly to those who are unfamiliar with what life publishing is or how it works.
     
    I watched the demo twice because I was actually expecting sound but there wasn’t any. The demo doesn’t need sound, but there is an option to mute the player, which caused slight confusion.
     
    Would you sign up for a free trial/free account? If not, why?
     
    Yes I would sign up for a free account based soley on the strength of the main page of the site.

    The layout is professional and confident. the white background and mellow green and gray give the page an understated elegance.
     
    The multimedia elements are fast and even rapid clicking back and forth didnt’ cause them to glitch or pixelate.
     
    The Featured Feeds, Latest News and Latest Post sections are the perfect size and propotion, and seem to almost want to be read.
     
    The “Who uses Shootitlive” section is eye catching an contains names that even a layman would recognize right off the bat.
     
    And finally, the contact information at the bottom of the page lists the address as a friendly “[email protected]
     
    All of that combined makes your service desireable.

    Please share any additional feedback/comments you might have.
     
    The website is solid, and elegant and seems to be bullet proof. Rapid clicking, opening multiple items in various tabs and new windows was no problem. There was very little hang time and no buggy responses.
     
    The “TAGS” list shows the  final entry as beginning with an “A” even though the rest of the list is in strict alphabetical order. I can tell that the reason it was placed at the bottom is because it has an accent above the “A” but this may cause some delay in finding that tag, or any other that begins with an accent.

  2. Is it immediately clear what the site is about? How it works?
    The sight is clear and the demo is amazing, It does not take long to load.  It is fast and effective.
    To those with no idea of how to publish, they can get that at how it works.
    Would you sign up for a free trial/free account? If not, why?

    The homepage is informative to the first time visitors.

    I would sign up for a trial account, basically because the demo explains anything I need to know. the white background matches the description, the logo is eye catching, amazing pictures in the main page.
    Because of it ease navigation panel, I will not get lost. Deffinetly i would sign up for a free or triel account.


    Please share any additional feedback/comments you might have?
    The website is amazing thats all I could say. Maybe adding a few helpful videos in the main page would help. The graphics are amazing I cannot add anything.

  3. I’m not sure about the catch phrase:
    “We help newspapers live publish photos and video clips”.
    Is ‘live publish’ an industry term, it doesn’t sound right here?
     
    Your first tab and last tab are clear, but I’m not sure about the ‘WHAT WE DO’ tab.
    HOW IT WORKS – Tells me how I can get the media on your site
    WHO IS FOR – Highlights what the customer gets out of it
    I think the middle tab should explain more clearly the process of how it works for the person taking the photos. It seems this tab is still just highlighting what’s in it for the publisher.
     
    I think your site doesn’t answer clearly:
    – Is this site for photographers etc. to make money by uploading their media to the site and it will be selected by publishers.
    – Is this site for media companies to manage their journalists and in-field staff so that they can easily submit and host media.
    – Can the publisher select from multiple providers or is this just a way to manage your own staff?
     
    I think you should answer “what’s in it for me?” as soon as the person arrives at your site.

    Even your tagline above: “Shootitlive changes the way newspapers are using their staff photographers to find new revenue opportunities.’ This also doesn’t provide any clarity. Are they using their staff to sell media to other outlets?
    The design looks good, I’m sure you have your product and concept worked out, but you should explain this more clearly.
     

  4. Is it immediately clear what the site is about? How it works?

    Yes, it is very clear what the site is about. The site help newspapers live publish photos and video clips of current events.
    How it works tells the user how the media can be uploaded on the site.
    It is very clear that the site is best suited to newspapers or picture agencies who want to make picture or videos available to anyone in a very short time after they were captured. It´s way to change traditional photojournalism in it´s foundation. The key to success in the news media today is the ability to provide content filled updates faster, better and cheaper than the competitors.

    Would you sign up for a free trial/free account? If not, why?

    The site looks professional. It is very easy to use. I will definitely sign up for a free trial account.
    But, I can’t find any information on how to sign up for an account. Make it more clear.

    Please share any additional feedback/comments you might have.

    In the Features section:
    Monetize: it is not specified very clear how you can monetize the campaigns.
    Social: please provide detail indications on how to share videos and photos on Twitter/Facebook
    In Customers section:
    Is Shootlive available only for Scandinavia’s newspapers and picture agencies, or is available anywhere in the world?
     

  5. Is it immediately clear what the site is about? How it works?

    A: It is clear what the site is about and how it works. It is a very simple process as is explained on the site. I watched the demo video and it also was clear about the process. One thing about the video was the lack of sound. I think just some kind of mellow music would be appropriate because we have all become accustomed to having sound, not that we really always need it. I had to check my speaker volume at first.

    Would you sign up for a free trial/free account? If not, why?

    A: If I were in the correct line of work I definitely go for a free trial. It looks to be a very fast method of acquiring social media.

    Please share any additional feedback/comments you might have.

    A: I found it awkward to learn how to join / start using the service. There was really no button to click or link to choose.

  6. Is it immediately clear what the site is about? How it works?


    To the first part, yes. The first thing that caught my eye was the “We help newspapers live publish photos and video clips”. I think if you added some text or a voiceover to the video it would be a little better, because how it actually works is not quite explained with just the images. Is it an application? How do you get the application? And how can we check what we have uploaded when it was done? Were some questions that immediately came to mind.

    Would you sign up for a free trial/free account? If not, why?

    I’m really not sure. I don’t see a registration page easily, which troubles me. I also can’t see an FAQ where I may find the registration information, so I feel like I’m at a dead end.

    Please share any additional feedback/comments you might have.

    This could be a great site if the signup page was made clear. Also, don’t close doors so quickly – I think you may be blocking a lot of potential customers out by singling out newspaper journalists on your front page.
     

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