All files submitted in the VideoHive Motion Graphics category must be prepared for commercial use. This article outlines all the requirements to ensure that your project file meets the expected standards which will help us approve your project quicker.
Motion Graphics must be provided in one of the following formats:
- Quicktime MOV
Following are the accepted encoding formats:
- Photo JPEG
The Photo JPEG and Motion JPEG codecs are not one and the same. While the OpenDML version of the Motion JPEG codec is still supported by all video editing and playback software, other versions of the Motion JPEG are not. For this reason, we have decided to not support videos encoded with any of the Motion JPEG codecs.
Before submitting your video, please test the video by opening and playing it back in the latest version of Apple Quicktime player. All of the codecs supported at Envato will work in the native Quicktime player and testing your video here first ensures your item will not be rejected for codec issues. Please note any file submission with a different encoding format apart from the above will not be accepted.
Motion Graphics should be submitted in one of the following resolutions:
- 2K (2048x1080 minimum resolution)
- 4K (3840x2160 minimum resolution)
Motion Graphics submissions have no minimum duration requirements. However, if your file is less than 2 seconds, we recommend you create it as a seamless loop or pack together with few similar animations to create an optimal overall package.
Videos should be free of any obvious or easy to see noise, compression artifacts, gradient banding, or other visual quality issues.
If you have UHD Motion Graphics and would also like to make the videos available in HD resolution, we allow two resolution variations on any one file. For example, if you have a video file that was rendered in 4K, you can submit two versions of the same file, one in 4K and other in 1920x1080. In this case, you need to consider the following:
- The two items that are created should have matching titles.
- The two resolution variation rule only applies to source videos that are 2K or greater. If your source video is 1920x1080, we do not allow a second variation to be supplied in 1280x720 or lower.
When submitting a file that contains more than one video file, the preview video should show all included videos in full, one after another. However, the main files should be provided as individual Quicktime MOV or MP4 files within the final zip folder. For more information on Multiclip video requirements, see: Multiclip Submission Requirements.
Please note any single Quicktime MOV or MP4 file containing multiple videos will not be accepted.
Looped Motion Graphics
If your project involves looped motion graphics, ensure that you follow these requirements:
- Looped Motion Graphics must loop seamlessly.
- When the video reaches its end and restarts, viewers should not be able to easily determine the loop point. If there are any visible jumps or pauses, the file will be soft-rejected.
- We do not accept looped videos that play through the animation, then reverse the animation. Since viewers can see a noticeable point where the video reverses its motion, it would not be considered a valid loop.
- Motion Graphics can be provided with an embedded alpha channel, or by providing a secondary video to be used as an alpha matte.
The Motion Graphics category operates under a Three-Variation policy. Anytime an author submits three variations (in color, subject matter, or animation style) on any one item, we no longer accept any further variations on that same item.
Below are some examples of submission types that apply under the Three-Variation Rule:
- A particle animation that has been submitted multiple times, with each submission being the same as the last with the only difference being the color of the particles.
- A flag waving animation that has been submitted multiple times, with each submission being the same animation with a different flag texture applied.
- A particle animation that has a shape or 3D object instanced multiple times that has been animated in some way. Each submission within the variation would be when the author swaps out the shape/3D object and submits the same animation with a variety of objects/shapes.
Please note that reviewers will only accept the first three variations of any one file and will hard-reject all other variations.
If you want to upload more than three variations of a particular file, you should create up to three submissions, each containing two or more variations of the animation. For example, if you have prepared 15 different variations, you could prepare 3 submissions with each one containing 5 variations.
All Motion Graphics submissions should be curated and carefully prepared prior to submitting any files to VideoHive.
- Motion Graphics that contain obvious and useful subject matter that can appeal to a wide range of potential users.
- Motion Graphics that could fill a void in the library. We always recommend regularly browsing through our existing library to see areas or niches that may have gone overlooked.
- Motion Graphics with clean alpha channels that can be easily and seamlessly applied to projects.
- Motion Graphics advertising as Seamlessly Looping must actually loop seamlessly.
Do not submit:
- Motion Graphics that have unclear or odd subject matter.
- Motion Graphics that fall into one of the categories listed on the Items We Do and Don’t Need article.
- You can submit files from the listed categories, but due to marketplace saturation, we generally look for files that try to bring something new to the table.