This article outlines the instructions on creating a preview video for your submission to VideoHive. For help with the upload process (formatting submission title, description, attributes, tags, and more), please read this article.
When to use the VideoHive watermark
You should use VideoHive watermark only in the preview videos for the items where your preview shows the actual item being purchased. For Project Files or other categories requiring customization, the watermark is not required since customers need access to the source files in order to use the video.
Following categories Do require watermark in the preview videos:
- Stock Footage
- Motion Graphics
Following categories DO NOT require watermark in the preview videos:
- After Effects Project Files
- After Effects Add Ons
- Premiere Pro Templates
- Apple Motion Project Files
- Cinema 4D Project Files
- 1920x1080 (For full resolution preview videos)
- 960x540 (For half resolution preview videos)
Please note that any VideoHive submissions that do not follow the above watermark resolution will be rejected.
How to apply the watermark
In order to apply a watermark, you need to first create a new video in the desired resolution (1920x1080 or 960x540) and follow these steps to apply watermark:
Full Resolution Preview Videos
- Place your full resolution video on the timeline.
- Place the appropriate watermark image on a layer above the video.
Half Resolution Preview Videos
- Create a new video with 960x540 resolution.
- Place your full resolution video onto the timeline.
- Scale your video down by 50% so that it fits the full frame of the preview resolution.
- Place the 960x540 version of the watermark image on a layer above the video.
Render or export the watermarked video in either MP4 or FLV format.
Before proceeding to upload your project, ensure that your project file meets the following requirements:
- The VideoHive watermark should not be altered in any way, shape, or form. It should be applied exactly how it is been provided.
- VideoHive preview videos should be clear and free of any compression artifacts.
- Compressing the video can sometimes make the watermark less visible or not appear smooth. In this case, you should render your preview video with a higher bitrate setting.
- As we do not have an official file size restriction for preview videos, it is best to keep it as small as possible as this will ensure fast load times for customers. You should render a few versions of your preview with different compression settings to find the best quality image that can be achieved with the lowest file size.
Please note apart from the official VideoHive watermark, we do not accept submissions with additional watermarks or branding.