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Give me one good reason why.
AE review times would increase?
So? :) It’s not fair that ae templates get reviewed in 2 days and stock footage in 2 weeks!

It’s a simple math, there are hundreds of guys like you and me, who submit stock footage, while only a handful of people are skilled enough to create AE templates. I can’t know for sure, but I guess there aren’t that many AE submissions.

The most efficient way to reduce review times? Stop submitting :D :P (just kidding :) )

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Sorry for the lengthy title (and potentially lengthy post) :)

As it states, I’d like to suggest (or rather ask whether there are plans) to transition from current (quite different/varying) system(s) where authors create file packs themselves, to a system of discounts/bundling via the shopping cart?

Let me explain.

Instead of uploading multiple files in a single archive, author uploads them separately. However, there should be an option for author to manually connect these files. That connection can be used to promote all the connected files on item’s description page, and also during/after the checkout and/or in shopping cart.

Example 1: author offers footage of car keys in the ignition and another clip of car being driven. Buyer adds the first clip to the cart and gets recommendation to also buy the other clip.
Example 2: author offers clip of explosion on VideoHive and sound effect of the explosion on AudioJungle. Upon adding video clip to the shopping cart, buyer gets recommendation to check out/buy the sound effect.

I know my examples are heavily VideoHive based – mostly because I’m VH/AJ author. But there are many more examples across other Envato marketplaces.

Why should this be done? First of all, each Envato marketplace has its own policy about packs, and they differ a lot. It creates confusion for the author and also opens possibility for mistakes. Sometimes unintentionally, sometimes intentionally (depending on the marketplace and policies) there is content duplication. And also, the way things are handled now, everything is done manually and promotion of separate file and the pack that contains that file (where applicable) can only be done in item description, which for some file types often gets overlooked.

So…? What do you think?

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It’s better to upload them separately anyway, even if you could add them to your 4K file.

Definitely!

Btw, I am still waiting for the day when Envato (VideoHive) will implement a system similar to that on PhotoDune, where an author would only upload the maximum available resolution and the system automatically scales down the video if/when needed. Competitors have this system for quite some time now.


If you could do that, then in theory, the price would go up, if only a few dollars, if you add an extra file.

Actually, the price won’t be any higher if the content is literally the same (ie. if only resolution is what is different).

I’ve even seen a few examples with multiple different color gradings of the same footage – of course, price staying the same like it’s a single footage.

IMHO, it would be the best if Envato completely forbids the possibility to upload multiple clips in a single file/archive. I can see why packs are interesting for many, but that kind of discounts could be implemented with some kind of discount-system via the shopping cart, now that we have it. Anyway, I slid to offtopic. :)

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Cool! Thanks!

I am glad I won a t-shirt, but I’m maybe even more happy for felt_tips, because the guy’s a legend and definitively deserves this! :)

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````````````````// Improved spam protection //``````````````````` we Gonna miss u you Baba ji :(

Oh, no! Now my viagra business will plummet! :(

:D

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Thanks, guys!

I’ll definitely contact support.

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Is it only me, or are preview videos not working while author is browsing their own portfolio?

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I did Google the national drink of Serbia just after I’d posted this, was going to edit it to say I’d bring a bottle of rakija… but based on the description I think I’ll just bring some vodka or scotch or something instead. Doesn’t sound too appealing!

It indeed doesn’t, because there’s a lot of moonshine on the market. However, when distilled/aged properly, it’s a wonderful drink ;)

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Makes sense. Your commitment to a successful event is admirable. But next year we’re talking fire breathers, world-renowned DJs, smoke machines, poker tournaments, cage fighting and a hot dog eating contest.

When in Serbia, you drink rakija… And when you drink it, you breathe fire… And smoke comes out of your ears… So, two things to easily check off your list :D


I’ll bring a bottle.

But I see you already knew that :P :D

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I see we’re gonna have to move the meetup from venue to some park :D
Maybe racecourse of Belgrade? :) It was big enough for “Bijelo dugme” reunion, so I am pretty sure that it will be good for us, too :D

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