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EkkoJohnny says

Hey guys,

I’ stumbled onto Videohive by accident and I’m blown away.

Questions: A) Can a person like me buy these packages and logo stings without having your level of expertise?

B) Do I have to edit in Final Cut?

Sorry to be an idiot here, but the Help center doesn’t really define what I need. (or I missed it) Maybe I’m supposed to know just by being here? I’ve spent about five hours viewing and saving some favorites.

I’m a basic iMovie type of guy. Am I in way over my head?

Thanks for your time.

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glutenfree4u says

Hey guys,

I’ stumbled onto Videohive by accident and I’m blown away.

Questions: A) Can a person like me buy these packages and logo stings without having your level of expertise?

B) Do I have to edit in Final Cut?

Sorry to be an idiot here, but the Help center doesn’t really define what I need. (or I missed it) Maybe I’m supposed to know just by being here? I’ve spent about five hours viewing and saving some favorites.

I’m a basic iMovie type of guy. Am I in way over my head?

Thanks for your time.

Welcome to Videohive!

First off, most of these templates are for Adobe After Effects, a high end motion graphics editing program, which you can buy along with every other Adobe product (photoshop, premiere, etc) for around $50 a month.

Second, there are some templates for a Apple editing program that is like After Effects, but not quite as good, still pretty awesome though, the program is called Motion 5, and you can buy that from the Mac App store for just $50.

You may be in some uncharted territories here if you are mainly familiar with iMovie, I used to do iMovie, but eventually upgraded to better software like Final Cut Pro X, and the Adobe programs.

So much more control, but a big learning curve.

You can buy these templates if you have Adobe After Effects or Motion 5, and edit them in those programs, they are pretty easy to edit, if you have basic knowledge of the software, and many come with video tutorials to show new comers how to use their templates.

Hope that answers your questions!

You may also want to check out the other marketplaces, just click the arrow by the VideoHive logo. :D

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EkkoJohnny says

“You can buy these templates if you have Adobe After Effects or Motion 5.”

Bingo. Your response was just what I was looking for. I really appreciate that. Even though I read the specs for most products, I didn’t want to skip steps or go at it the wrong way.

I'll have to bite the bullet and start learning how to edit some of these so I can use them. What you guys are creating is aWeSoMe.

Thanks for your time.

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abstract-labs says

Hey Johnny just a reminder, read well item descriptions to see which software (and plug ins) are required to edit these templates.

Most of the items include a pdf or videotutorial to understand how you can use the project.

Also check videocopilot.net (if you don’t know it yet) for some very good tutorials and plug ins.

;)

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EkkoJohnny says

Awesome. That site (Videotutorial) is full of help. Thanks.

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MarkBrodhuber Envato team says

Hi Ekko, just thought I’d provide a bit more detail.

Our stock footage and motion graphics sections can be used by you, pretty much immediately. When you buy anything in these two categories you’re essentially buying/downloading quicktime videos which can be imported and used within any editing program. Although keep in mind, some motion graphics which are advertised as including an alpha (a transparent background or part of the video) will need to be used in a program that supports alpha channels. iMovie may support alphas, but I’m not quite sure.

All of the other categories (After Effects, Cinema 4D and Apple Motion) are project file categories. Each of the three are named after the software that’s required to edit/use the projects. So in order to use an After Effects project file you’d have to download Adobe After Effects. I believe Adobe still offers a 30-day trial of the software so you might be able to download a trial and grab our free file of the month to test the waters.

Every one of our project files are made in a way where you don’t need to have a complete understanding of the software in order to use/edit them. And all also come with an included help file that should explain the process of customizing each individual project. But like Abstract-Labs mentioned, you’re going to want to read the descriptions thoroughly. Some projects actually require additional third-party plugins. You’re going to want to look out for only projects that state something along the lines of “no plugins required”.

If you need any help along the way, feel free to ask the author of the files directly, or post general questions here in the forum and I’m sure some of our community members will be glad to assist you when they can.

Envato (VideoHive’s parent company) also operates it’s own After Effects tutorial website called AETuts+ which has a wealth of information that can help you get started.

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EkkoJohnny says

Once again, you guys rock.

I think I’ll make a purchase and see where it leads me. Yes, I def want to avoid any additional plug-ins right now. I’ve worked with plug-ins in the past and didn’t have too many problems, but let’s take it nice and slow here. I’ll probably go with Motion 5, and then check out the Adobe monthly gig.

I’m all kinds of excited.

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juanmita says

Once again, you guys rock.

I think I’ll make a purchase and see where it leads me. Yes, I def want to avoid any additional plug-ins right now. I’ve worked with plug-ins in the past and didn’t have too many problems, but let’s take it nice and slow here. I’ll probably go with Motion 5, and then check out the Adobe monthly gig. Welcome Ekkojohnny!!! Hope you enjoy. Greetings!!! ;)

I’m all kinds of excited.
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EkkoJohnny says

Hope I’m not pushing my luck, but I need to ask for some help. I’m stuck on the video editing. Everything else is fine. I emailed the author several days ago but no luck there.

The videos, even though I’ve timed the template videos myself (no timing chart included-that I can find anyway) numerous times and made a ton of short videos to try and match the template to the second, do not work.

I’ve found help on shorten/lengthen time frames, which speeds up or slows down the video. That doesn’t seem to make the template work, though.

My question is; is there a way to extend the time frame of an inserted video clip, so maybe a video that’s 3.5 seconds might fit a template that allows 3.45 seconds. I suppose I need to be exact with the timing to get the template to work? There are three video insert spots in the template and I’d like them to look professional, as opposed to chopped off. If I have to sacrifice the integrity of the video, I guess that’s the way it is. I’m afraid to remove the video inserts from the template, thinking that might screw up the entire template.

Does anyone have a suggestion where I can find this kind of tutorial? Boy have I dug through Motion 5 help center and the awesome help that Abstact-Labs suggested, as well as http://ae.tutsplus.com/

I’m more than appreciative.

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EkkoJohnny says

Sorry, no plug-ins required.

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