Just wanted to quickly clarify Jarel’s last point. Unfortunately our workflow is not setup to accept files over 1GB directly in review. If you feel you need to submit a file that’s larger than 1GB, you’ll need to submit a support ticket requesting permission. In that ticket, please include a link to a preview that we can watch and also include the total file size that you’d like permission to submit.
Please do not upload the item directly into the queue that’s over 1GB unless you’ve already been granted permission through the support process.
We’re happy to announce that we’re now officially supporting Element 3D v2.0 project files. You should all be able to see the new option that has been added to the “Requires” field. So please make sure to select the proper version when submitting any items for version 2.0.
There have been a few items that have been submitted before today’s release for 2.0 that we had to temporarily soft-reject. If you’ve had an item that’s been rejected purely for being a 2.0 project, please feel free to resubmit that project at any time.
The new policy which allows for 2 versions of any one file applies to both Stock Footage and Motion Graphics. So if you upload a 1080p version we’ll also accept one UHD version as well. It seems to have been left out of the Motion Graphics submission requirements article, but I’ll be sure to yell at the person responsible (it was me :P).
I’ll put in a request to get that information added to the knowledge base.
I literally just replied to your ticket . Unfortunately though, I reviewed the video myself and have to disagree with you about the faces visible in the shot. We do actually accept quite a lot of videos that are fast timelapses with blurred faces. The issue with your shot is that the faces were all very centralized and visible for more than one or two frames. So when the people turned towards the camera, it was on screen long enough that it was clearly visible that their faces had been blurred out. Causing the usefulness of the overall shot to be less.
Yes, if you write into support to have your items looked at, please make sure to include the rejected footage. So you could upload it temporarily to Youtube, Vimeo, Google Drive, or Dropbox and send a link to access it. And then just provide the marketplace links to the accepted items from the same set.
Technically that item should not have been approved, but it’s possible that the reviewer was unaware that the file was made up of already approved items so he/she accepted it. Since it has a sale, I think we’ll just leave this file up for the time being to ensure your buyer does not lose access to the file.
For your second question, we have a separate policy for resolution variations that is different from the 3-variation policy. We’re actually in the process of updating the author section of our Help Desk to include this information, so it should be live shortly.
Basically, we allow 2 versions for Stock Footage & Motion Graphics, based on resolution. One HD version and on UHD version. The HD version must be a minimum of 1920×1080 and the UHD version needs to be a minimum of 2K.
So long story short, you couldn’t submit 2 files, with one being 4K and the second being 2K. Similarly we wouldn’t accept a 2K version and a 720p version. But 4K + 1080, or 2K + 1080 would both be acceptable.
Please note that when you submit a second version based on resolution, it’s probably best to add a note to the reviewers explaining that you already have a 2K version live in your portfolio and this is the HD version.
You are correct, we recently brought on a few new reviewers. They have all been trained fully, but there’s always a short learning period that occurs for a few months, where new reviewers begin to understand our quality standards. Until everyone gets on the same page, there’s a small chance things can go awry.
It’s an inconvenience for you guys so I completely understand the frustration. When situations like these happen, I’d like to ask you to create a support ticket and send examples of files from a set that were approved, to compare against the files from that same set which weren’t.
If there’s a quick answer to the issue, I can provide it immediately. If we made a mistake, getting the information from you through the Support system will not only allow me to fix the issue, but also use it as a training source to help get the newer guys up to speed faster. .