I agree entirely – 100%
This is something i have been telling Envato for months now – Stop pricing 2.5k, 3k and 4k too high. it is ridiculous.
A stock video re-think is needed and that involves Envato really thinking about the marketplace and knowing the consumer. Unless you’re are a multi-licence end-user (using 4k video included into distributed movies, broadcast on film or tv), then you the pricing is just too expensive for what you need (if i’m producing a small video to advertise my business on youtube – why do i need to pay extra for 4k footage when 1080p is the highest i need?
For the majority – 4k isn’t worth it. Most files purchased on Videhive probably wouldn’t end up in being broadcast on television or widely distributed in cinemas – hence – most people would just be perfectly happy purchasing a reasonably priced, high quality 1080p file.
This is why i stopped uploading anything 4k or 2.5k.It;’s just overkill. (and overpriced!). If i shoot something native in 2.5k upwards, i always downscale to 10980p before putting on videohive – because ultimately, it’s about maximizing sales.
Envato – take note – look at the zero sales of your overpriced $30 stock footage items…then ask yourself if you believe these are honestly and reasonably priced?
This isn’t off topic at all (!)
but in any case, i like to head out to quirky Greenwich VIllage. a little off the beaten track. Then spend a day or so at the park (Madison).
totally agree with Modeon above. As an AE author and Stock Footage. (And AudioJungle), I would never dream of having 3 separate accounts. It would just seriously diminish the sales from 1 unified account and take me longer to reach higher commision rates on all 3 accounts.
I don’t think it floods portfolio and harms sales – in fact quite the opposite – people buying an AE item from your portfolio (which advertises your shiny stock footage not included in AE item) then buyers actually buy the stock footage item along with the AE footage. Equally, buyers buy an Audiojungle music along with an AE item.
This all helps increase the sales in one unified account and pushes you to Elite status.
As i’m approaching 54% commission rate for all 3 markets, if i were to have 3 separate accounts (one for AE, one for Footage, one for AJ), this would mean i would have 3 low selling accounts at 50%.
felt_tips saidI think most people perfectly understood what he meant by ‘tnx’ instead of ‘thanks’. Pedantry is my pet hate on forums. For some reason, people assume a ‘mightier than thou’ position – taking it upon themselves to correct and issue English lessons when not asked for.
You still need to learn to spell “thanks”.
I feel like it’s time for me to spend some days with something more independent. ...
Posts like these generally don’t go down well here.
At the very end of the day, as an Author, a lot of people aren’t looking to ‘collaborate’.
a lot of people are here to SELL items and make money. period. Spending 2/3 weeks on a mutual collective product might be ‘mutually beneficial’, – but it doesn’t put honey on the table
It’s not really financially rewarding for the collaborative effort one puts in.
I’m sure there are a lot of sites – like deviantart, where you can canvas other creative people to spend time to collaborating on short music projects and artyfarty independent films, but please know that if you haven’t got the amount of replies you’ve expected, this is the reason why.
hmmm… maybe put quite so simple
I’m wondering if i can get a quick answer.
I received this email today:
’’We have purchased your recording of xxxxx xxxxx xxxxxxxxxxx and would like your permission to play it during the commencement ceremony for xxxxxxxxxx college which will be streamed live on YouTube.’‘
What are the ramifications of this? isn’t this a non-single use licence issue?
streaming? would the Envato Regular or Extended licence be needed?
Finally. does anyone else have trouble spelling Licence ?..or is it License in British (proper) English?
i do agree to some extent. Stock FOotage is approved far more readily than AE Projects. SO whilst you’ve slaved 2 weeks getting your latest super-duper AE project live, in a few hours, it’s surpassed by some stock footage of a Geese swimming…
Perhaps a Row or two of newly published AE files, then underneath the normal 3 rows of Stock Footage.