What ToivoMedia said. Collections could be much more useful… it would be nice to able to feature a collection on our profile page, just like an item. Also being able to follow collections would be great for authors that have many categories of files, because buyers could choose which collections (categories) to follow, instead of being updated of items they might not care about.
I think its a fantastic idea, would like to know tough how do you reuse it after deployment.
From their FAQ: “If your Hövding has been in an accident, it can’t be used again.”
Welp… also, what if it punctures on impact? And what about hot weather… it must look/feel a bit like a scarf, no? Interesting idea but looks too much like a fashion item… for the 400€ they ask for you could buy a handful of great regular helmets.
A small request:
Right now the “Homepage Image” occupies a lot of space (590×242px) which links to nowhere. I’d rather use that space to display thumbnails/links to my items so I’d like to suggest that this “Homepage Image” (along with the “Profile Heading”) could be optional, so authors could better design the content of their profile page.
Small bug? That small arrow/triangle pointing to the current marketplace appears blurry on Firefox, but OK (sharp) on IE.
Cool! Change is nice…
Looks good, just in time for Christmas
Cool idea. For videohive authors it frees up space on the description, audiojungle authors can track where their files are being used, and for buyers it seems straightforward and quick if they want to purchase the audio right away. However, to me, videohive has bigger problems than lack of integration with other marketplaces. I like your idea but I’d rather see devstaff efforts looking at other long lasting issues on videohive first.
Hmm… I thought this would be included in the new Search platform…? Guess not… +1 to this request.
Well, some thoughts:
- videohive sells licenses for a single use, whereas the big stock footage/motion graphics marketplaces sell royalty-free (pay more once, but use as many times as you want), so stock on VH will always be priced lower, even thought that shouldn’t mean dirt cheap as it is now…
- most stock authors with size-able and quality collections aren’t on VH but on other marketplaces, most likely because of the slower uploading process and much lower selling prices practiced here
- maybe VH single use licenses aren’t appealing to stock footage authors because they don’t trust buyers, so might as well sell use-as-you-want higher priced files somewhere else (even an extended license here is priced lower than a royalty-free video on another marketplace)
- envato wants more high quality/production videos but doesn’t seem to make incentives (raising prices) to grab new authors. Maybe with higher prices around, rejection of lower quality items would also be more understandable
- no normalization of prices… it becomes strange seeing many very similar files end up with different prices (+- $1), which puts the whole reviewing process in question
Possible solutions: raise the prices and normalize them; create a royalty-free only option for authors, eliminating managed licenses; “use in multiple end products” license such as photodune; create the footageisland, royalty-free only, higher prices than now, but undercutting other major stock marketplaces.
Or don’t do anything to see what happens