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urbazon says

I think we only can see the real percentage on “fun facts”, inside “dashboard”.

pssssst! don’t say this out loud or they will remove it! :P :D

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urbazon says


p.s. of course for models in bikinis type footage you’re welcome to shoot longer, lol
and closer

But not too close, as it will get rejected :D

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urbazon says

Great story, Marco!

I share a similar (if not the same) passion – to travel the world. And step by step, I’m starting to realize that thanks to Envato :)

P.S. If your travels bring you back to wander around Europe and you come to Serbia, feel free to contact me to go and grab some beer :)

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urbazon says

Actually, clarecomm, all of your theories are incorrect. There’s been a new technical glitch with resubmitted video previews not updating in the popup videos, making us reviewers think authors were resubmitting incorrect watermarks. You may have been hoping for something more along the lines of a conspiracy theory, but the reality of the situation isn’t so “Kafkaesque” afterall… much more boring, I know :)

So, is this resolved? Can we re-upload our videos without the ‘fear’ of them being rejected by mistake again? :)

P.S. If you have any information, I’d also take this opportunity to ask: was this glitch in any way related to strange FTP behavior a few days ago (when some old/processed files mysteriously reappeared in my ftp folder)? Thanks :)

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urbazon says

Ah, finally! I once got a stop-motion (or was it time-lapse?) footage rejected because it was “only” 9 seconds long :/ Now where did I bury that clip? /me goes to dig through the archive :)))

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urbazon says

I’m not here to watermark files for Envato… I’m here to supply stock footage.

Amen to that! We need automatic watermarking + automatic creation of preview and thumbnail images ASAP!

Also… Not to be too demanding, but we also need a batch upload process, like the one on the PhotoDune. If I have a few videos with the same model, why should I upload the same model releases for each of them? 21st century technology, Envato? :)

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urbazon says

@doru @clarecomm: The thing is, difference in watermark is only visible on highly bright (white) videos. On other videos, that thin black edge of the watermark is almost (or even completely) invisible…

In the meanwhile, I also got one video rejected because they claim I haven’t used the new watermark – but I did. As soon as the new watermark was announced, I updated all my templates to use the new watermark file, so I can’t be mistaken.

Just try again and try to explain in the comments-to-reviewer… I am going to submit my update tomorrow and we’ll see if I’ll be lucky enough to bump into the understanding reviewer :)

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urbazon says

It seems that there are a few new reviewers for stock footage who are training their strictness. I received quite a lot rejections in the past few days (some of them truly justified, but with some of them I don’t really agree). The irony in whole story is when:

1) one clip gets accepted and the other gets rejected, while they are from the same shooting session, different enough to not be duplicates, and the quality of the shot (details etc.) is the same on both. So my only guess is – two different reviewers :)
2) I often got a generic comment to “take some time to familiarize yourself with our current library and quality levels…”. After 2000+ clips in my portfolio I guess I am familiar enough with the quality on VideoHive :)

Anyway, just to note, this was not my ranting, it is just a comment for the others (which might or might not be helpful). I decided a long time ago that wasting time on rejections like this is not what I need – I just move on to my next clip(s) :)

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urbazon says

WOW! O.o Congrats! Amazing achievement. Like a ninja! :)


something amiss: http://themeforest.net/author/top_authors – 96,000 sales http://themeforest.net/user/Kriesi – 100k

100k of total sales. Top Authors list shows only sales on that particular site (in this example, ThemeForest. Other sales came from CodeCanyon ;) )

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urbazon says

As an author, I am disappointed in the recent changes introduced my Envato. I didn’t like the support topic, but our voice was heard and we were given the opportunity to discuss the change before it was put in place. We, as authors, were not given that same opportunity on this topic, which is what disappoints me the most.

I think that the mandatory-support topic wasn’t time-outed for authors to discuss about it more, but for Envato to find out the solution to still impose it without authors leaving them. And this topic about fees and percentage changes, it stays the same because there wasn’t such a big fuss about it.

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