i too spend 1-2 hours a week sending dmca c&d takedowns to the filesharing sites, for places that pirate my companies’ products… one of my colleagues said he has to hire 3 paralegals fulltime to send out those notices since there’s so many pirate forums and links to our various products out there… hey thx re that application; does it work for non envato takedown notices too? seems like that would be a good product to sell to people like me, and others that produce content… to save us time… or a service that does it for you, if any of you want to start that kind of service… eg a “DMCA ‘R ‘Us” place that searches for and sends on behalf of copyright owners, the DMCA takedown notices… I also file criminal charges against pirates (I contact their local police, using geolocation IP lookups, to file criminal piracy charges).
I play very hardball when it comes to piracy; stealing is stealing and I work to try and put them in jail. Stealing from me is a very very bad idea. I’m very vindictive and relentless in putting them down like dogs, using legal and criminal tactics.
this is my favorite (free) flv player, applian’s, it works nice though only does 1x/2x/fs scaling not incremental:
I use zoom player for all my media files now (except mov), it’s the best I’ve found, I’ve watched videos on my pcs for decades, have tried every player imaginable, this one is my favorite, try the f.ree trial: http://www.inmatrix.com/files/zoomplayer_download.shtml (it plays flv as well as all other non-.mov video)
lol… flv rocks… apparently jobs doesn’t want flash on his apple mobile devices, but we’ll see if that holds… there’s a huge debate about it online…
I don’t even own a mobile device, I don’t like digital leashes myself
..besides I’m in front of my desktop all the time anyways, like neo from the matrix…
well hate to disagree but I love flv, I’ve used it exclusively for many years, works great in FF and IE… the jwplayer works fine re popups here… flv is still the standard for internet video which is why it’s still the dominant video format on youtube etc.. looks like they’re beta testing a html5 solution though (http://www.longtailvideo.com/players/jw-flv-player/ ) is the player used here, and is the one I use in my sites… I was one of the early pioneers who used internet video back in 1999 btw, we had to use realplayer/.rm files… back in the old days… today’s flv players are great…
try different flv encoding software, like sorenson squeeze or others… not sure what vh uses but the previews here always look great on my 4-year-old winxp w/4gigs memory on non accelerated widescreen multimonitor setup (I use 4 widescreen monitors)
I’ll be glad to see high quality files; “more doesn’t equal better”.
Hi Mark, thanks re looking into it. As with all microstock sites (video stock, photo stock, other ae stock sites, flash component sites), any single element being bought here for use in a client project would not be the main thing that’s being customized, but rather just one small stock component for a video infomercial/commercial advertisement.
For example, if I design a 2-minute video commercial for a doctor’s office, I’d envision that it may well have:
a) an intro logo aep from a project bought here, plus
b) soundtrack from a different royalty free audio site I’d bought elsewhere, plus
c) client footage from their website or shot there, plus
d) an outro logo / call to action from an aep bought from a different after effects stock website, plus
e) a motion background from yet another stock video site, plus
f) a few royalty-free photos bought from another microstock site, plus
g) voiceover from either the client or hired v/o talent
all creatively combined together and designed by me, in a 30-second to 2-minute (or whatever length) infomercial, which is delivered to the client as a single hi-res .mov file as the final deliverable, that they own and can use.
so in that case I would not deliver any of my sources, just the final compiled creative video work that I painstakingly created by combining together multiple elements, including a couple of projects from here, plus many other bits and pieces put together from the rest of my creative assets library I’ve bought from various rf / stock sites over the years. And yes it would be made clear to the client that “we use creative assets obtained from a variety of commercial microstock marketplace sites, that we combine to create your customized final advertising creative”... without disclosing specific sources.
Like a wedding videographer, makes wedding videos from source footage, and combines it with video templates or ae templates they’ve customized, but doesn’t give the bride and groom anything except the final wedding video, they don’t give them their sony vegas .veg file + the after effects projects plus video sources… the deliverable is just the final composited video, which is what I would deliver.
I agree I don’t believe anyone should ever share in any way, a source file they bought here… if I create an advertisement for a client, and use a modified logo introduction aep from a source aep I bought here to produce that logo introduction, like any graphics designer would, I certainly wouldn’t share the source aep files or other footage (or audio files, or royalty free video I’d gotten elsewhere etc, or flash .fla source for flash projects, etc etc)... the Deliverable to a client who hires a motion graphics designer to create a video spot, is the final .mov video file only, not the video plus all the sources…. it would be helpful to get envato’s take on this. In checking with other places I buy from that sell aeps, that’s the process they use/approve for their buyers.
A working motion graphics design company’s process is:
a) Get the client’s requirements for the video commercial advertisement they want produced (for example a product promo spot, or a local tv station video for a car commercial etc)
b) Design company (that would be me), creates a couple of storyboard sample layouts for the customer to review, and finalize the design specs on. Would use say elements from 3 different project aeps here, rf audio/video from other places, and customize everything for client, for a final 30-second video commercial spot, that the client could use a) on the internet or b) for broadcast, depending on project.
c) Design company produces watermarked near-final production video for client (this would have for example a couple of modified vh aeps in it, a royalty free audio track from a different place, a couple of royalty free videos, like you guys use from dj in promo spots)
d) Client approves final video commercial; pays design company balance of fee
e) Design company delivers 1280×1024 (or whatever) resolution final .mov/.avi video to client via download area on their server.
Design company never gives source aeps, source rf audio/video files to client of course; the deliverable for a commercial video project that design companies produce is the final compiled video, not video + all the sources. And of course a commercial production company would not want to reveal where they got their sources, eg “hey Mr. Fortune 500 client, I bought a couple of aeps from videohive, got my royalty free audio from (another site), and this stock video footage from (another site)”... instead those sources are always kept confidential (or else the client would just take the project in-house and not hire external motion graphics designers).
Ask any motion graphics design company that produces commercials, that’s the process, right buyers? Anyways it would be good to hear licensing guidelines from envato regarding this.
The reason for this marketplace, to sell source aeps, is mainly for motion video production companies who modify the project files for clients, I’d think… exactly like flash site designers who buy .flas on AD, the end products they create for clients would be .swfs, they wouldn’t/shouldn’t share the source flas.
Can we/I get some licensing guideline clarifiication regarding how a company who buys these aep projects here to modify for use in client projects, as part of complete commercials, would work?
Thanks for some initial guidelines. Any thoughts on how all this would work in context of, if I set up a motion graphics design services company for clients? I’d have some commercials I’d have demo reels for on my site.
The service would include creating a 2-10 minute video commercial for clients, and would incorporate:
a) components from 5-6 different projects from here plus b) royalty free video clips from other sites plus c) client-supplied logo psds and their footage plus d) voiceover work I’d contract out elsewhere and e) rf audio from other places I’ve bought
So this is for example for a client project that would be paying me $2-$10K to create an internet commercial, which would include elements from templates I’d get here. The DELIVERABLE to the CLIENT is ONLY a movie file, the .mov, never all the sources of course—that’s not how advertising/commercial production companies work. The deliverable is the final video file for the client, never the sources. Just like here, you producers can’t include the audio file used in the demo, if it’s something you bought/licensed elsewhere.
Obviously I don’t want to tell clients where I got source files from (same as if I were buying flash buttons on activeden.net for client’s flash project work), or say “hey mister corporate client by the way I’m just modifying templates I got over at vh for ya” with other work… so how would you suggest I proceed, for example creating an advertising agency/creative commercial site service, and maintain the right licensing boundaries from here, without revealing where I got source materials from?
For now I just use the projects I buy here in my own company’s video commercials, just wondering how it would work if I created a motion graphics design company, that would use various elements from vh projects in them? Talking to other rf aep sites there’s no boundaries, so just wanted to see what the situation is here. I’d sent in a support ticket but didn’t get a detailed answer.
I posted a similar query here but didn’t get a response from vh, please advise,thanks: http://videohive.net/forums/thread/if-i-were-to-create-a-motion-gfx-design-companyservices-what-are-the-licensing-considerations-wprojects-from-here/30769
Likely many of the buyers, the market here, as is the case at other sites that sell royalty-free AEPs, is for motion graphics designers who buy them in order to include them in customized videos they make for clients (eg wedding video intros, or commercial ad spots); and of course nobody wants to reveal where they get their source aeps from to clients; the Deliverable to the client is simply the final .mov/video file, not all the components (rf audio clips, video clips, aep/motion graphics sources etc). That’s how motion graphics design services companies work. Please advise, thanks.
yes, doing long term things like jobs and training them, vs responding to the millions of people who say “I’m poor give me a handout”, is the only way to make them independent… of course if there’s a flood or something, or old people or kids that’s something different… it’s important to help people, it just has to be done in a way that’s not maintaining welfare/dependency vs systemic changes.. of course that’s just my opinion, there’s many people who want to give to homeless and others like that, and that’s certainly their right… its not my place to tell people how to spend their money… just personally I like to give to folks who will use it for something good, and become hard working and self-sufficient if helped, vs always in need with no work ethic, type of distinction.