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smudgethis says

Marriage is great, then you get a kid and THAT is even greater.. Enjoy it!

One thing at a time mate :)

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smudgethis says

That’s right, sorry ladies. I’m a gettin hitched!

Most of it will be paid for by Videohive earnings which is pretty freakin awesome and why I thought it was worth posting here.

Now I’m not saying that many sales will get you a life partner as a reward (although… idea for you admin guys there, would be a pretty cool bonus!) but it does go to show what the site does in terms of helping people buy and pay for really cool life changing events. Cheers guys!

So yeah, announcement over. Will post some pics once we get back from our honeymoon.

J

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smudgethis says


Sorry…let’s just get this straight. High resolution doesn’t really count as a production value.
You have a different opinion from envato then. A recent e-mail exchange with envato’s support made me realize that the main reason the price of 4K and even 2K stock footage in videohive is much higher than fullHD is because it presupposes a higher quality camera was used to shoot, which means more cost to produce, which translates to better gear = production value. Either way, the way technology is advancing soon enough every consumer camera will be doing 4K and none of this will make any sense… and I’m curious to see what will happen to prices when every stock author in videohive uploads files in 4K.

So if we start creating AE templates in 4K res they will be sold at $100?

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smudgethis says

My original question still stands… are we likely to see After Effect template prices rise any time soon?

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smudgethis says

And whoever is approving this author’s stuff clearly prefers blondes. Every piece is either $20 or $25 whilst the clips with the brunette are only selling for $5.

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smudgethis says

no. those stock items priced at 25$ have usually more value than normal stock. maybe higher resolution (above FullHD) or are packs of different stuff inside.

There’s one on the homepage at the moment at $20 and it’s 26 seconds long and just one shot. How is that of more value than any other piece of stock footage or an After Effects template?

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smudgethis says

I have seen a couple of stock footage items selling at $25 yet there are still many many After Effect templates selling for just $10 – $15.

Are we going to see a price hike any time soon?

J

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smudgethis says

Hey Scott,

you are right in that I edited the preview file first but purely to show the client prior to sign-off. They are notoriously picky and I am not going to go ahead and purchase a load of audio files until I have approval.

In After Effects (my weapon of choice) you can replace a used file with another, so say hypothetically the preview (watermarked) and the purchased versions were identical. I could have a thousand edits on the preview, just one simple right click action would replace all the elements on the timeline with the non-watermarked file. This is how I have always worked with audio but this is the first time I have bought a bundle and come unstuck as a result.

J

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smudgethis says

I did contact the author and they offered to provide the combined file… for a fee. Lovely!

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smudgethis says

I recently used an audio bundle in an after effects project and used the downloadable preview to create a soundtrack to show the client prior to approval and sign-off. This preview was edited and chopped up a great deal to create the exact soundtrack I wanted.

The client loved it and I then went ahead and purchased the bundle. Unfortunately the bundled items were all separate and there was no collected file as per the preview audio .wav. Therefore I can’t just swap out the watermarked version for the non-watermarked version and had to spend an entire day re-editing the audio with the separate elements.

This rather long-winded rant is basically meandering towards the polite suggestion/request that all audiojungle authors (if selling an audio bundle of multiple files) please include an identical non-watermarked version of the downloadable preview for AE authors who may well have used and edited it to show a client. I can only assume I am not alone in having had this problem. (If I am then ignore me and carry on as before).

Cheers J

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