How is iStock consumed and how do I control it?

2 min. readlast update: 02.10.2024

As soon as you export a video, your iStock media count is reduced by the amount of iStock used in the video. The next section shows you how you can manage the amount of iStock used.

While generating a video, the AI will select and incorporate the best stock media available from our premium libraries like Storyblocks, Shutterstock, and iStock. You can purchase an add-on, boost your plan, or upgrade to a higher plan to get more generation minutes. Check out invideo AI's pricing here

When you click on Export, the export panel will show you how many iStock the video has used out of your monthly quota.



Managing how iStock is used

When you limit or remove iStock, it will be automatically replaced with similar premium media from our Storyblocks and Shutterstock libraries, to which you have unlimited access.

There are three ways to manage the amount of iStock used.

1. Limiting iStock from the drop-down in the workflow modal

You can select and set the amount of iStock that should be used from the iStock drop-down given in the workflow modal for all workflows.

Step 1: Select a workflow.

Step 2: Select the amount of iStock you would like to use in the video.



2. Prompting directly

You can add a line in your video generation prompt to control the amount of the iStock.


Tip: Adding specific instructions using "Settings:" indicates to the AI that this part is important.

Here are all the prompts you can use to control iStock usage:

Don't use iStock
Use fewer iStock media
Use iStock normally
Prefer using iStock when can
Only use iStock  

Prompting the magic box if your video is generated

If your video is already generated, you can prompt the magic box to control the number of iStock used in the video.

For example:

Don't use iStock



Preview your video once the changes have been applied!






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