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urbazon says

Damn, I knew I should’ve bought drone already! :D


Studio_21 I’m afraid that at least half of the prizes will be yours! =)

True :D

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urbazon says

Some of your shots are indeed too shaky, imho. But most of the footage you linked above should’ve been accepted, I think.

Recently VideoHive added more reviewers to their team, and I also experienced some strange rejections, so I guess it all depends on the experience and (sadly) personal preference of reviewers. The worst case is when I get rejected because my clip is “not commercially viable”, and I have more clips in similar theme which sell pretty well. Duh… :) Or when they tell me that I should “familiarize myself with best selling items” on VideoHive, but sometimes it seems like I am more familiar with VH standards and library than themselves :D

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urbazon says

As long as you don’t sell them on PhotoDune, you can sell your photos elsewhere. But that also depends on the rules of the other websites where you want to sell your photos (for example, if you become exclusive on other websites, those other websites might forbid you to sell your video on VideoHive). You have to read the rules of other sites; but regarding Envato’s websites, if you don’t sell your item here, you are free to distribute it elsewhere.

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urbazon says

Unfortunately, I have to agree with you about everything you said about the upload process.

The thing is, it seems that the most of the development “energy” on Envato goes into either ‘global’ features which affect all marketplaces, or into features that affect ThemeForest.

Many times it was addressed that there are many flaws in the upload process here, but nothing has been done. Actually, there was a shy attempt at changing it, but it was only a short-living project and it is completely abandoned; it made no progress, it actually made things worse imho.

Moreover, even some of the developers mentioned here and there that they agree that upload form needs major tweaks and reworking. But I guess the company management has different plans and vision – and we all know where the most money comes from.

That all said, I am sorry to see you leave, especially because I know we won’t be seeing you anytime soon :/

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urbazon says

Regarding automatic deletion of files with 0 sales: as always, you guys are looking at everything from the perspective of TF and themes. Envato != ThemeForest :P In other fields, like video, audio, photos, the situation is different; 0 (or generally low number of) sales doesn’t necessarily mean that the item is of bad quality, it usually means that not many buyers needed it as an asset for their particular project. For example, I need a portrait photo of blonde girl, and I will skip the full-body photo of the exact same girl, therefore 0 sales for the other photo.

So, please let’s skip this off-topic discussion, or open another thread if you really wanna discuss it. ;)

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urbazon says

It looks like they are really doing something in the back-end. Even on the old Earnings page, there is wrong information – on mine it says “You’ve hit our best rate!” – and I am not there yet :)

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urbazon says

Hi. If I understand you right, you want to sell videos (on VideoHive) as an exclusive and photos (PhotoDune) as a non-exclusive author?

Unfortunately, Envato doesn’t provide the possibility to combine exclusive and non-exclusive content under the same account.

You have only this solution: to open two different accounts, one for the exclusive and the other for non-exclusive content (which is what many authors do).

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urbazon says

Thanks for your answer ;)

That makes my job easier. :)))

However, it still doesn’t depict the real nature of our items for sale. I have many (dozens of…) items which include multiple variations, and are all priced like one sound – and buyer simply doesn’t have any tool to find which item is a single-file item and which item has multiple variations, which is sometimes beneficial for the project.

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urbazon says


@Damir: you guys overlooked or forgot to reply to my question: can we hope to see search facets on author’s portfolio page as well? Please? :) [puppy-eyes]
I don’t know when this will be implemented but it is something we are aiming to do. Sorry for the vague answer. I’ll try and find someone who can give a more detailed answer. Just know that we see the value in this. The request was brought up several times by members of our community group during this project.

Cool, thanks for the answer ;)

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urbazon says

Well… Upon reading your post, I admit I have to do some research, as I just realized that I have a lot of things to learn about frame rates :)

But, while we’re at it, the drop-down list already includes 23.976 (actually, displaying it as 23.98). So only 59.94 is missing, of all “standard” fps values I’ve encountered so far. :)

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