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I did not understand why after effects files are not :( Is there any reason why stock footage and motion graphcs and sfx category only :(
That’s right… any licensing options changes in After Effects (Cinema4D, Apple Motion, etc.) category planned any time soon?

Hey guys, thanks for asking :). As we’ve said licensing is one of the areas we’re actively exploring, but unfortunately I don’t have any concrete details for you around plans for After Effects or other template licensing.

As mentioned in the blog post, this particular roll-out was more focused on media content, and addressing some of the bigger licensing issues here that needed to be brought to a more relevant and industry standard level so that we can be in the best position to serve and continue to grow this area of the market. So we’ve opted to make these new Video Media licenses available as soon as possible.

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Thanks everyone for all the feedback and general suggestions! To answer some of the questions:

Pricing
There’s no current plan to change base price or pricing scheme for SFX with this initial roll-out. As mentioned in the blog post, the primary goal here is to bring our licensing usage and pricing to a more industry standard level so that we can be in the best position to serve and grow this area of the market. We believe that this new licensing model will not only boost the number of upper-tier license purchases authors like yourselves receive, but also help attract more overall customers and sales for your items to provide you the greatest possible earnings potential.

Keep in mind our pricing strategy looks at everything from the value of the author’s work, to the relative value to buyers, internal market forces, external market factors and competition, elasticity of the marketplace, historical trends and outcomes, long term growth, and more. We will of course be monitoring and evaluating the roll-out very closely and feed this information into future pricing considerations.

SFX vs. Music
As mentioned in the blog post, we’ve chosen to license SFX under this 2-tier single/multi-use structure rather than under the Music Licenses structure as it is more consistent with industry standards and what buyers expect to see for sound effects. As you know Music has very unique licensing needs, and treating SFX the same as Music here would not be in the best interest of your SFX content.

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Correct me if I’m wrong, but after I update the new content for the old item I do not see anywhere the information about universal expressions in the item description section. The other new elements are viewable.

Thanks Orpheus, we’re looking into this issue!

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Thanks everyone for the ongoing feedback. We’re discussing to see if there’s some tweaks we can make to further improve the attributes here, and I’ll keep you posted.

All of these attributes originated out of the faceted search project focus group where members of the community (both buyers and authors) gave input and suggested things they’d like to be able to find and filter by, or better display/showcase about their items.


However, I think another option for “includes prerenders yes/no” would be good to have

We considered the possibility of an “includes prerenders” attribute, but concluded it was not specific enough—some plugins do not allow prerenders to be included in the template, and so we’d ultimately need to know which specific plugins the included prerenders are for. Hence we created the “Uses Plugins” alongside the “Requires Plugins” attribute to provide this specificity. If an item uses a specific plugin but does not require it, it therefore must have included a prerendered version for it.

Keep in mind the attributes may or may not be used as a search facet at all, and if they are it may not be a literal 1:1 translation. They are designed to provide as much information as possible, which we can then utilize in the best way as needed. And even if they aren’t ultimately used as a facet, they still provide numerous other valuable uses including:

  • Providing useful information to buyers in a consistent way and location on the item page
  • The possibility to display the information in new ways in future search results and item listings
  • The ability to more easily identify and locate items in the library with specific feature, for instance should we or an affiliate be looking to showcase specific items in a marketing campaign or landing page (e.g. templates using Element 3D)

  • And much more.

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Hey everyone, we switched placeholders over to be optional. So for slide show and video display type projects you can still fill it out, and if it doesn’t make sense for your type of project you can leave it blank.

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Attention all After Effects Authors!

Following all of the exciting and ongoing faceted search roll-outs that have been making their way onto the marketplace, we’ve also begun reviewing and optimizing some of the item attributes and metadata we have available.

At this time we’d like to announce some changes to existing attributes as well as some additional new attributes we’re launching for After Effects items:

“Uses Plugins” and “Requires Plugins”

“Requires” & “Requires Plugins” have been streamlined and revised into two new attributes:

  1. “Uses Plugins” – here you’ll select all plugins that were used in the creation of your template, whether or not they are required to make it work.
  2. “Requires Plugins” – here you’ll select all plugins that are required for a user to edit/render your template. Do not select the plugin here if you provide a version with pre-rendered elements.

These will both be identical multi-select lists, and we’ve expanded the available options to include a wider set of popular After Effects plugins (including Element 3D, Optical Flares, the Trapcode suite, and more). If your item uses/requires more than one of these plugins, you should select all that apply (ctrl+click on a PC or command+click on a Mac to multi-select).

What’s the difference? Some buyers may only have the base After Effects software without access to additional plugins, so would need templates that don’t require any plugins in order to use/render it. On the other hand, some buyers may already have a plugin and could be interested in projects that make use of that specific effect or feature, and want to be able to fully customize it. These buyers may still want to find a project that uses a specific plugin, even if it’s not technically required to generally work.

Finally, if you use/require a specific plugin that is not currently listed, simply select “Other”, and be sure to list the additional plugins in your item description. We’ll monitor this data over time and consider additional popular plugins to add to the attribute.

“Universal Expressions”

A simple attribute to let buyers know if your template uses expressions and whether or not they have been “universalized” (optimized for use with After Effects software in any foreign language version).

Without being universalized, attempting to use a project that uses expressions created in the English version of After Effects will throw errors when opened in a version set to another foreign language. The only alternative here is to change the language setting of the software to match the project, which can be very difficult for a non-native English speaker to work with.

It’s important to remember that VideoHive users come from all parts of the world, so we want to make sure they know whether a template is able to work in their native foreign language. For authors, if your AE template uses expressions, “universalizing” them is highly recommended.

“Project File Length”

This one is pretty self-explanatory. Here you’ll enter the length of any pre-built project files you provide. If multiple length versions are included, you can capture them all by separating lengths with commas and spaces, e.g. “2:15, 1:00, 0:30”.

We understand that After Effects templates can be built in a very flexible/modular way and are often meant to be extended/adjusted to fit an end user’s needs. However length can still be useful to find end-to-end projects with ready-to-go timelines or that are close to a specific desired length to minimize the need/effort for modification. Of course if your template is completely modular and a breeze to shorten or extend, please feel free to further highlight this in the item description and preview!

“Number of Placeholders”

Similar to length, here you’ll enter the number of content placeholders in any pre-built project files you provide. If multiple versions with different amounts of placeholders are included, you can capture them all by separating values with commas and spaces, e.g. “10, 25, 50”.

Again with the understanding here that After Effects templates can be built in a very flexible/modular way, so if your template is completely modular and a breeze to add/remove extra placeholders, please feel free to further highlight this in the item description and preview!

Go Forth and Update!

At your earliest opportunity, we highly recommend taking some time to go through and update your existing items with this new metadata, and double checking to ensure they all have the appropriate attribute information filled out. You can do this via the “Edit” tab on each item page.

These attributes may be released as search facets in the future, so maintaining accurate item metadata will ensure your items show up in relevant searches and help buyers be able to find and identify your items and item features more effectively.

Thanks and please feel free to post any questions!

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UPDATE: NEW VIDEO MEDIA LICENSES ARE NOW LIVE!

Hey everyone! We are very excited to announce some upcoming changes to Stock Footage & Motion Graphics licensing, which we’ll be launching in the next few weeks. For full details, please see our blog post:

READ FULL ARTICLE:
Brand New Video Media & SFX Licensing Coming Soon

We’ve provided upfront information here to help you feel as informed, prepared, and comfortable with the transition as possible, and I’ll be here to answer any further questions you may have. Thanks!

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UPDATE: NEW SFX LICENSES ARE NOW LIVE!

Hey everyone! We are very excited to announce some upcoming changes to SFX licensing, which we’ll be launching in the next few weeks. For full details, please see our blog post:

READ FULL ARTICLE:
Brand New Video Media & SFX Licensing Coming Soon

We’ve provided upfront information here to help you feel as informed, prepared, and comfortable with the transition as possible, and I’ll be here to answer any further questions you may have. Thanks!

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Thanks for the additional suggestions!

As for individual categories, since the Top New Items list is effectively a search results page, buyers can further use the facets to easily refine the list by whatever category (or attribute) they want.

We’re monitoring overall use and will certainly consider additional opportunities for exposure here as well.

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Hi everyone, I have just one question for the license in Audio Jungle. When you buy a music, you can use it only in only one product (one video), but if I have 1 video, but in 3 languages (English, French and Espanol). I need to buy 3 license or just one is ok, because the contain is the same. Thank you for your answer Yan

Yes, translated versions are allowed under the same license.

See Clause 8 of the Music License:
http://audiojungle.net/licenses/terms/music_standard

And this FAQ:
http://audiojungle.net/licenses/faq#allowed-variations-a
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