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VideoMagus says

;) More details… – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/24p

Disadvantages of 24p

In general, 24 frames-per-second video has more trouble with fast camera motion than other, higher frame rates, sometimes showing a “strobe” or “choppy” motion, just like 24 frame/s film will if shot as if it is video, without slower camera panning & zooming motion. It is therefore not well-suited for programming requiring spontaneous camera action or “reality” camerawork.

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VideoMagus says


Luma mattes for the win!
Thank you butlerm!!!

As the Luma matte in After effects… in Apple Motion apply ‘Image Mask’ from the black-and-white layer… ;)

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VideoMagus says

Funny Bug, voted, good luck ;)

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VideoMagus says

;) Hey Kontra… Such a nice animator like you should join VH long time ago… Have crazy sales!

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VideoMagus says

Dear Felt_tips, thank you for this thread indeed, and welcome to our ‘1-star club’, I’m really glad to read you here as our most intelligent and respectful VideoHive community member, and especially as a perfect native English speaker and writer, and hopefully untouchable forum moderator…

Unfortunately that ‘suspicious’ or rather ‘malicious’ rating manipulation happened with so my many items so many times… as so many people do not like me to be so long time featured as Top Author by the sales ranking… Here is just one typical example with my not so bad $2 motion graphic clearly pre-viewable before purchasing:

First time it happened about 4 years ago, and same day I emailed VH manager asking for any proper support action against my first unfair 1-star rating, but was replied with just a friendly condolence and explanation that Envato carefully protects buyer’s privacy and can’t correct my low stars… Well, a few times I tried to balance my damaged ‘starring’ by so called ‘self-purchases’ and ‘self-ratings’ using other friendly accounts… Lately I gave up that irrational practice, when I have about 700 items in my VH portfolio, my enemies would just make me even kinda happy anyway, if would purchase my every clip trying to damage my overall rating, LOL… But they stupidly repeat it again and again every month, LOL… Seriously, when that current terrible terroristic anonymous 5-star rating system will continue to cause our financial and moral loss may be we should initiate some class action claim investigation by some legitimate 3rd party detective authority or cyber-crime agency, LOL…

Dearest Justin, Scott, Lance, Vahid… Collis and Cyan… Mohammed and Jesus… Skies and Stars… Hopefully some of you are reading and listening our new moaning and roarings.. We don’t want to suspect any ‘monkey business’ behind the Envato low-rating issues… We just want to focus on creating our media projects giving you many rights to review, evaluate, market, licence, promote… and to protect… our items in your best ways… But again, and again asking, pleeaase, improve your rating system ASAP or remove at all… as obviously manipulative and misleading for the search ‘by rating’… Or, if you are so fond of this useless old-fashion decoration, instead of our item ratings leave just only 1 general rating form for your every marketplace right near the header logo, and make useable for both buyers and authors…

Sorry indeed for my imperfect English, I did’t mean to sound rude… yet… Many hugs and many thanks for your so many real recent improvements!

Sincerely, best, VM ;)

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VideoMagus says

Artistic!… ;)

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VideoMagus says

My few search related wishes:

1/ Dear Envato Search Team, please register on a few other most popular media stocks and research what the search standards are today and what you really should / could invent…

2/ All the suggesting reasonably customizable search filters should be implemented asap …

3/ Finish the rating optimization with some protection from unfair anonymous 1-2 stars…

4/ On the ThemeForest the comments and FAQ search should be obviously combined…

5/ Items could / should be submitted not into only 1 category, but up to any 3 relevant, as usual on other stocks …

6/ The standard 50 TAGS should be allowed on all the Envato markets including VideoHive – instead of current 15 …

7/ Categories at VideoHive created as a draft 4 years ago could be revised and improved today as well… E.g. strangely there is no special footage place for Animals, Travel, and so on… while some other wrong video directories are empty… or confusing like the cartoons in the live footage just duplicating the cartoons in all motion graphic sub-categories…

8/ On the purchasing item page should be promoting automatically only all the author’s portfolio thumbnails, what now we are adding and editing manually, and def not the competing items, what wouldn’t help to search but start buyer’s confusion…

9/ And if Envato really wants to play and win globally, the tags, description and search should support not only English but a few global languages like Chinese, Spanish, Russian, German, etc…

Thanks for the improvements, VM ;)

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VideoMagus says
probably working on buyer experience should be a priority. (homepage, search, shopping cart, and other)

+1

1/ Joking or seriously seems better to talk about the Ending Point for Ratings…

2/ In fact most of the initial rating ‘manipulations’ come not from the Envato ‘real-bargain’ authors, but from a few anonymous aggressive buyers… tricky, greedy, crazy, depressed, unexperienced, shameless, competitive, terroristic, etc… Most of the more or less satisfied, peaceful and thankful clients just don’t care to rate the happy bargains and free support at all due their fast business or slow laziness…

3/ Every Envato author knows, that some adequate ratings come from a few positive thankful high-pro customers politely expressing some useful critics and a few semi-newbie users kindly asking for some free support and some freelance services… And they all would be OK without any rating as well… really needing only the comments search system…

4/ Anyway, all these so called ratings are subjective and not reflecting the real ‘priceless’ value of the Envato products, while all the buyers around the world know that 99% of the items selling by Envato are absolutely perfect or very good and almost free in terms of the global media market job / charge rate correlation due the hyper-strict reviewing and super-low pricing … IMHO just switch off that useless and painful rating system, and switch on the other mentioned useful and helpful options, please…

5/ In our everyday shopping life we are interested only in some comprehensive ratings from the really authoritative agencies and independent experts, ignoring any minds of any strangers and competitors…

Best, VM ;)

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1/ Well dear Mr. ‘Plac’, thanks indeed for your sincere apologizing, while I was not offended at all for your rather ‘promotional’ topic, just surprised indeed…

2/ In fact that current VH top selling ranking position of course doesn’t mean anything special, just number of sold items purchased by various customers for various needs… And I would never position myself as very best in AE or any other video skills, easily leading few years here due simply trying my best in producing various nice, cool, funny and useful clips, footages and templates satisfying various VH customers… And I wish the same top position with much more sales to all VH ‘universal’ video-stockers… Not quantity, nor quality, but VARIETY rocks!

3/ And surprisingly with that my long lasting 1st best-seller place at Videohive I have here now more problems than benefits… I’m sure in last 3 years I also became VH champion in the hard-rejections and 1-star ratings by some ‘u-foes’… I really wish Mr. Butlerm or Pressmaster Inc. to manage to replace me asap…

4/ Anyway, me, and hopefully dear Mr. Butlerm, are still absolutely REAL TOP AUTHORS, not ghosts, nor factories, but sleepy videortists like yourself… And you are even welcome to try to touch us… Carefully…

Best, VM ;)

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1/ ”... having a huge portfolio can easily get you in the first positions…”

Sometimes it’s easy to get hate and jealousy to one’s top positions and big portfolios, while obviously not that easy to get it created, produced, distributed and approved for selling…

2/ ”...Well I didn’t meant to ask for new ranking implementation with this post…”

Exactly!... While you should rather ask Envato about that… Why we are still limited with this primitive ranking of small mutimedia market called FlashDen, where some of us started 6-7 years ago?... Even for sales there obviously could be separate rankings for live footage, motion graphics, templates, etc… with different customizable options…

3/ And for what you’re starting that absurd personal comparison of incomparable art business achievements of individual talented authors like Maupa made a few perfect AE-logos… and the great photo-video-print team corporations like Pressmaster … One may be spend alone 1 day per week on generic laptop , while other for sure manage to run 24/7 with a production teams on a few locations with a lot of hi-tech equipment…

3/ Any discussion about the local ’’top selling quality and portfolio quantity’’ would be again absurd and funny when you are not trying to analyze it in dynamics and in context of many other economical, social, cultural and psychological aspects of various global media stocking trends…

4/ There are different trading and marketing strategies and tactics, and purchasing needs and interest as well… Shortly one authors and buyers could focus on a few most popular main-stream items with 1000-sales for each… Other could be interested in 1000-items with a few sales for each… The tastes, needs, genres and technics vary by many many many subjective and objective reasons changing in times and minds…

5/ Nobody knows… I guess in a few years all the good selling templates will become old fashioned and their technics will be commonly known, and nobody would be interested to get them even for free … But some of the original motion graphics and live footage will be selling for ever… as the unique artistic masterpieces and vintage samples…

6/ ”... I’m more interested in guys like…”

Just follow your favourite authors, and do not blame others also favourite for others…

7/ “IMPROVE THE SEARCH (and the follow functionality, so that when I find a great author I can bookmark and manage the or their work in the way that I want to)”

Absolutely!... Envato needs ASAP a modern sophisticated search, exposure and promotion systems with various customization options… And this is now the REAL TOP-ic of this thread…

Best, VM ;)

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