Thanks for starting talk on this topic again guys. Well, I did in fact pull a lot of my files down and moved them to a new place. I really like envato and what they have to offer, I started as a buyer with this community and I still am a buyer. I waited to see if things would change for authors with the approval and pricing process; however, nothing has really changed. There are a lot of things I could bring up and vent with but the number one thing is, I feel the pricing is way off not only with stock footage but with all envato files, they are just too cheap in price. So for example my timelapse shots, a ton a work goes into them with shooting, editing and rendering. Then all the work envato makes the authors do, create preview files, etc… and upload all to wait for a long period to see your file gets approved. I stopped uploading new files after I had a dispute with the approval procedure, I made a change to the file per the staff request, put it back in the queue, than another staff member told me not to do it that way. So that was it for me, I was frustrated and unhappy.
I also think the pricing reflects poorly on the authors and cheapens them and their work. So when I would go out and quote a custom timelapse job for lets say $2000.00, people would be like what, you sell timelapses for $5.00. These people did not understand the process on selling stock vs doing custom photography but the point is made. The pricing reflects the author and the quality of their work. I started to feel embarrassed my timelapse footage was only being sold for $5.00. As a buyer, the files I buy here, I would have gladly paid more for any of them. There is so much talent in this community. I feel envato really needs to look at their pricing structure and realize they need to sell these files for more money across all their market places. The single use license is just too cheap for stock footage.
On a side note, here is a Chicago Night Timelapse movie I made and put up on the web a few weeks back. It has really been well received and am grateful for all those that shared it.https://vimeo.com/76293321
Congrats! You have great files and will have plenty more sales in the future!
Yes this is good news. Keep us informed if this happens, would love to see the limit increased!
Thanks Guys, seems like I am not the only one thinking about this topic.
I was wondering if there has been any talk about allowing for larger file uploads larger than 1GB. I have a few 4K stock timelapse files in my portfolio now; however, when I rendered them out I had to decrease the quality of them in order to comply with the 1GB limit. With 4K gaining more popularity, I would like to start working on some more of my files to offer 4K. Can anyone offer any insight into this, has this been talked about and maybe I missed it?
I nominate CodingJack with this file:http://codecanyon.net/item/simpleslider-desktopmobile-hybrid/2512312
File got fixed thank to some great assistance from author Creattive and has been approved! Thanks everyone for your support!