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urbazon says

As somebody already mentioned: this can be easily fixed letting the birthday date to be entered only once, after which the value stays locked forewer. However:


I don’t think that our ( real life ) birthday is a good idea. Instead, what if we have 100% commission rates when your envato account is 1 year old, 2 years old and so on…. Birthday account :))

That actually makes more sense, as it honors the author’s loyality and “birthday” inside the Envato ecosystem.

Even more, with this new set system of author/buyer fees towards Envato, which was recently introduced, there is more space to provide some discounts for buyers as well, not only raising the commission (reducing the fee) for authors…

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urbazon says

Wow, spooky thing to see first thing in the morning, while half of my brain is still sleeping :D

I thought my computer decided to talk to me to know me better :D

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urbazon says


I wonder why everything have to be so complicated
we all do :)

indeed, we all do :)

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urbazon says

I remember reading this article about mystery author and it inspired me a lot! And up until now I had no clue who that author was :P :)

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urbazon says

:D

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urbazon says

Any plans for automating watermarking on VideoHive? Please? :)

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urbazon says

I admit that automatic preview image and thumbnail image creation might not be such a good idea (nor a simple one).

However, the automation of the watermarking is now straightforward, especially because we aren’t allowed to tweak it in any way anymore, so why bother with manual labor on it at all?

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urbazon says



I think we only can see the real percentage on “fun facts”, inside “dashboard”.
pssssst! don’t say this out loud or they will remove it! :P :D

Hello everyone; for some time now fun facts were broken and we finally had the time to fix this. Starting today fun facts are removed. We also removed the dashboard since that was broken also and needed fixing.

Haha :D

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urbazon says


Automatic watermarking + automatic preview and thumb image creation = saves time for both authors and reviewers.

Automatic thumb image creation would be an absolute disaster. How could you automatically choose the salient frame of the video, or the salient 80×80px area of that frame? Would it resize or crop? Same questions for the preview image.

The creation of these two images is something of an art-form, and a good thumb / preview combo is one of the key’s to an item’s success. I wouldn’t be inclined to leave something so important in the hands of an algorithm!

I agree.

But there are solutions to this. At least a semi-automatic process? For example, algorithm suggests a few frames and then author chooses the best one?

Also, maybe thumbnails shouldn’t be 80×80 pixels anymore, just like they aren’t limited to 80×80 on PhotoDune… maybe 160×90px?

I know that all this sounds too drastic and the likelihood of Envato implementing such drastic changes is low, but one can only hope, right? :)

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urbazon says

We are here to submit stock footage to Envato, not watermarks. Something has to change.

I agree ;)

A few years ago I got quite a few rejected videos because the old watermark was barely visible that reviewers thought I didn’t put the watermark (even though it was there!) So, until the new watermark, we were allowed to tweak the old one to make it visible. Now, since the new one works better with different kinds of videos, both dark and light, PLUS we are not allowed to tweak it in any way, I really don’t see any reason for not implementing the automatic watermarking.

Automatic watermarking + automatic preview and thumb image creation = saves time for both authors and reviewers.

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