Using the new watermark is optional until August 24th. Starting the 25th, we’ll be requiring it so for the time being your files will not be rejected for using the incorrect watermark. You might as well start using the new watermark for any future submissions though .
I’m writing today to announce the latest iteration of the VideoHive Stock Footage & Motion Graphics watermark.
The existing watermark has served us well for many years, but with the growing number of Stock Video submissions we quickly realized our watermark was not ideal for all situations. The existing watermark didn’t work so well when placed over the top of light colored or bright footage. We have always allowed authors to invert the watermark in these cases, but there’s never been clear instructions about how and when the inverted watermark should be used and what the acceptable tolerance level is.
The new watermark should remedy this, allowing for one standardized watermark to be used for all situations. The new watermark will remain visible for both light, and dark videos. A small example can be seen below.
The new watermark can be downloaded via watermarking instructions article and can be used immediately. Starting August 25, 2014, this new watermark will be required for all Stock Footage and Motion Graphic submissions. Any files not using the new watermark on or after that date will be soft-rejected and asked to use the new watermark instead.
Thanks for understanding and for your cooperation!
Hey guys, there’s never really been an official policy on this subject. For a long time we urged authors to just include the highest resolution they had which would give buyers the opportunity to render out a smaller resolution if necessary.
Although this means that if buyers only want a 1080 version of the file, they’d have to pay for the higher resolution file to get it. It’s less than ideal.
I’m going to be discussing this internally and will try to work on some way to make it work for the time being. I don’t really know what the future holds so I can’t make any promises, but a system to allow for different resolutions to all live within one file and allowing customers to pay the price for only the resolution they want would be great to have. Again, I have no idea if this is slated or being planned but I’ll make sure to pass the suggestion along.
Great discussion guys, I’d like to quickly clarify a few things.
We do have a copy of VideoCopilot Shockwave that will be used to roughly check against if/when we see a submission that includes an animation which appears to have been taken from Shockwave.
As i see it’s Single License product, it can be included only in personal projects.
This is correct. You’ll need to check with VideoCopilot about licensing specifics, but I do know that animations within Shockwave cannot be used or included as assets within a project file being sold here. Doing so would essentially be reselling the Shockwave assets.
And lastly I’d like to talk about tutorial use. The way things currently work, we do not permit files which appear to be based directly from tutorials. So in the case of the recent VideoCopilot Grid tutorial, files created which are based on this cannot be uploaded. Although it’s worth noting that our review team may not watch every single After Effects tutorial, especially when they’ve only been recently released. So in some cases, a file might make it through our review system and get approved. When this happens, we’re happy to remove infringing files when they are reported by our fantastic community .
We do however allow some use of tutorials within project files. If you were to watch a tutorial that teaches a technique, and using that technique, created your own unique take on it, and work that unique take into a greater project, it would be okay to submit. Remember that the technique you’re including needs to be only a small portion of the greater project. If the technique has been modified slightly to make it look a little different and then sold as the primary aspect of your project file, it may not be accepted, or could even be taken down if it was accepted.