Cool! Hopefully there will be no more need for inverting, tweaking, adjusting and wasting time on watermark
Now, the next step should be [using my puppy eyes ] automatic watermarking.
Congratulations, Iman! Truly deserved title (and shiny new badge! )
It seems like August is picking up… (I hope I don’t jinx it )
I am sure that the best option is to offer video in different resolutions – that way we approach different types of buyers and more people are happy in the end.
Just take a look at the solution over at PhotoDune – similar system should be implemented at VideoHive as well.
4k footage is currently priced at $30, while 1080p footage is priced $6. While some buyers may need the 4k, many just want to save money and buy 1080p. And currently there is no official way to offer both buyer categories what they want.
So, my question to the Envato officials is: Is there ever going to be a solution for this long-existing issue?
So far, many authors have been uploading these files separately. But upon receiving a rejection e-mail today, it became clear to me that this was not officially allowed and it was just a “hack” of the system. Why do we need to use “hacks” in the first place? Doesn’t Envato want for buyers (and authors) to be happy and to shop around here?
There were quite a few discussions on this topic in the past. Even some elegant solutions were suggested. Any official word on this, please
In case you didn’t notice, almost everything that is done here lately has been mainly targeting ThemeForest. ThemeForest is the biggest source of income for Envato and – unfortunately – it is where the most of their energy goes. So I am not surprised with what you reported, Doru.
So the question that we should ask ourselves is: what are we authors here for? to sell our items? to be spectators and watch Envato grow? to watch other authors sell 25 million dollars?There’s an old saying “If you don’t ask, you don’t get” so if we don’t ask for a better marketplace with more fair exposure – Envato will assume we’re happy and nothing really changes in our favour. If we’re here to our sell items, we should ask for a better platform – if we don’t ask, we don’t get! The louder the collective voice, the more Envato will listen.
A while (and not that long) ago – and I believe Doru remembers that moment – we were asking about all things we really miss and finally, instead of some action from the Envato HQ or devs, we got “answer” that we should stop spreading the negative energy on forums by always complaining. We ended up being the bad guys…
I’m all for raising our voice, but the “older” (marketplace-wise) you get, the louder the echo becomes (sorry for my picturesque style, I used to be a poet after all )
P.S. I don’t want to present the wrong picture – I am very excited about recent happenings here at Envato, at least as a sign of readiness for improvement. It’s just that some implemented things are improvements indeed, while the others are a step back… (or step forward for the minority of authors, on the back of the highly praised “community”)