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Stormwave has a good point.

But people buy talent. People buy what they cant produce. People buy ukulele music because they can’t play the ukulele themselves … but most people can record themselves sticking a mic under a car exhaust. So what is gonna sell better? A two second recording of a man breathing? Or a 3 minute action adventure theme?

Also, when spending a few days creating just an $18 full song… how many $1 sound effects must you sell to make up to this amount?

I would rather have ten $18 full songs, then 100 single $1 sound effect files

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It still annyoys the hell outta me

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’’ 2. Set limit for each author in each section – maybe in 6 or 12 month.’‘

I still think this is a good idea. Holding off mass uploading, and just allow up to say, 5 a month. Then we will really anticapte when an authors new item comes in. Also less work for reviewers, and more time for authors items displayed on the front page – and those limited items – more opportunity to sell well.

This could be a fairer way of doing things, and ease the burden on some people Stock Footage authors with 400-odd items, who go out with camera, shoot a duck in a pond, and upload 6 or 7 versions of it!

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Hey Kid Digital,

This is really good work, and i too am perplexed why hard rejected. Perhaps the reviewer could of soft rejected it and give reasons how to improve. But without feedback from reviewers, it’s hard to say.

What i would definitely try:

1) Make the stripey effects 3D and add some z-space and depth to the whole think – so some stripes are in the foreground, others blurry in the background, experiment with 3D zooming in Z space

2) make the titles have some slight motion – for example, the title Sven Vath – have it slightly animated, or some motion.

3) as the last person said, add some nice lighting effects two…

Good luck !

Also, small correction on your title – it’s ‘Advice’ – singular, not plural. So one can seek ‘advice’, but one cannot seek ‘advices’

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ah, this was indeed my wrong account. haha. i’ll request to get it removed!

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Hi guys, Recently I got myself an 35mm prime lens for my Nikon D3200 DSLR camera – will it be good enough to record stock footage / time lapse materials ? Thanks

Hi.

Of course it will be just fine. Remember, for time lapse, if you are shooting in RAW, the images you shoot will be far superior than video, so all you have to do is concentrate on getting the best compositional shot out of your 35mm lens – a nice landscape or somewhere. Then capture that beautifully framed shot 500> times or so for your timelapse.

good luck.

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Perhaps i should clarify. You cannot get a pure, genuine uncompressed 1080p video shot at 60FPS for under $7500.

You can if you are happy with mpeg lossy compression.

So really, i am talking about the upper Prosumer range. And great answers guys !

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Agree! Raising limit to 2gb would help.

= Raising the cost of Envato’s storage servers = no happy author payrise next year :(

Imagine – 126,000 files with 4K footage?

there’s a reason why Envato keep a 1k limit.

Best regards, Andrey
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hi there.

In terms of videography, this is quite a pertinent question.

If there is no justification for you to use 60fps, do not use it – it will only degrade your footage. If your end output is to slow down the video (using, say Twixtor’ in post), then you may use it, but it may introduce artifacts – again, degrading your footage.

The reason why i say do not use 60fps if it cannot be justified, is that, as a newbie, i suspect the limitations of your equipment might mean you are not going to be able to shoot Full HD at 60fps . You may be ‘scaling up’ a 60fps footage at 640×360 res or something) – not good. And therefore, any video you shoot at high frame rate will be seriously degraded and not up to native Full HD quality.

There are plenty of cheap cameras out there that can shoot 60fps or even 120fps (at 420×360 res) ... believe me just because your camera can shoot 60fps, doesn’t mean you should. Believe me, i’ve toyed about with Magic Lantern on my 5D III trying to get 60fps at Full HD… you need to be spending at least $7,500 for this.

So ask yourself. What am i shooting? If you are shooting a close-up of a Humming Bird fluttering it’s wings, or an action shot of a skateboarder jumping, this might be good to use 60fps (with the idea of slowing it down to look dramatic). – but just be wary of your final output.

Good luck,

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