Why was my stock footage rejected?
Reviewers will identify the reasons why a VideoHive stock footage may be rejected. In this article, we have covered the reasons and their descriptions for you to better understand our feedback to improve your future submissions. Watch the videos for examples, and we highly recommend you also read Stock Footage - Tips & Guide to Commercial Demand for video examples to make sure your items get approved!
The most common reasons are:
- Lack of Movement - Include in-frame action or camera movement. Dynamic shots add commercial value for your customers.
- Poor Framing and Composition - Shots that have weak or odd framing and composition will be rejected.
- General Quality - Submissions that do not meet our technical quality requirements for the category. You should familiarize yourself with our current library and quality levels of popular items before re-submitting.
- Unstable - CameraShots containing unstable, bouncing, or rough camera movements that are likely caused by the handheld shooting.
- Masked Out or Green Screen - Footage containing masked or keyed out footage placed on a static background.
- Soft Focus - Shots that are soft in nature and lacked a sharp focus on the primary focal point or subject matter.
- Noise - Shots that contain too much visible noise, grain, or compression artifacts and branding.
- Trademark/IP - Shots that do not comply with our trademark and IP policy. Shots containing either visible trademarks, vehicle names, license plates, and/or visible unreleased faces in a crowd.
- Commercial Utility - Shots containing subject matter that does not appeal to a large enough audience and lacks overall commercial utility.
- Too Stylized - Stock footage that has been overly stylized, altered or tinted. When clips are already graded heavily, it will reduce the quality or chances of the customer changing it further. We advise you to upload the original, unaltered versions along with the stylized version.
- Action Cam - Shots that are filmed with a camera that doesn't produce a high-quality image for our library.
- Bad Lighting or Exposure - Shots that are poorly lit and not properly exposed aren't acceptable, as shots that are too bright and detail is lost.
- Attributes - Submissions with incorrect attributes. You should follow our upload guidelines to ensure that you are providing the correct attributes
- Item is actually Motion Graphics - Motion Graphics files submitted under the Stock Footage category. Motion Graphics files are computer generated animations, whereas Stock Footage category is reserved for live action footage that was filmed using a camera. If submitted in the wrong category, we will reject the item and ask you to resubmit.