Summary: This article outlines the key requirements for Multiclip items within the Video category.
- 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.
- The main video 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.
- Folders should be structured with all video files found in the root directory, directly within the parent ZIP folder. For complex submissions including a large number of individual video files, you can provide category sub-folders to keep your main file organized and make it easier for customers to locate the specific video they’re looking for.
Required Upload Fields
To support your Multiclip item, you must fill in the following required fields:
- Number of Clips—Number of unique clips in your Multiclip ZIP file.
- Total duration—Length of your clip, or of all your clips combined if you’re uploading more than one, in minutes and seconds: 2:15 for 2 minutes 15 seconds, 0:10 for 10 seconds. Maximum length 30:00.
- Individual durations—For items with more than one clip only, please enter each differing length of all the clips included, in minutes and seconds. Separate with commas and spaces, E.g. 1:00, 0:15, 1:30.
- File size—Size of the source. E.g. 150KB, 50.5KB, 12.5MB, 5MB, 1GB, 2.1GB.
- Frame rate—Choose from a variety of common frame rates. E.g. 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 48, 50, 59.94, 60.
- Resolution—Select a screen resolution for your video items in pixels, width by height (WxH). E.g. 1920x1080.
- Video encoding—Multiclip submissions must be encoded with one of the formats listed:
- Photo JPEG
The Photo JPEG and Motion JPEG codecs are not one in 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.
Uploading Your Items and Preview Assets
When providing individual video files, Envato’s Author Platform Uploader will generate preview assets for your submission. Multiclip submissions require a little more manual involvement.
Upload your main zip file using the Upload Clips tool, or you can provide your main zip via FTP first. After using either upload method, you will see your zip file in the Clips list along the left side of the page.
Preview videos for multiclip submissions should show every individual asset contained within your submission. This can be as simple as playing each video, one after another and then exporting the sequence as one long video, or you can create a Presentation-style Preview Video which gives customers a better idea of the results they can achieve using your item.
You’ll notice a Preview Video section at the top of the page. Clicking this will open another instance of the uploading tool, where you can provide your multiclip preview video. After the video is uploaded, our system will automatically apply the Envato watermark for you, so the preview video you provide should not be watermarked.
Please follow these guidelines to render your preview video:
- Your video preview should be in Quicktime MOV or MP4 format.
- Preview image should be JPEG or PNG format (2560x1440 recommended resolution).
- Any release forms (if required) should be JPEG, PNG or PDF format.
You will see the Preview Image section directly adjacent to the Preview Video section, and it works exactly the same way. In this section you should provide a 2560x1440 preview image for your multiclip submission. While we do not expect you to include every asset within your submission in this preview image, it’s important to dress this image up and use it to demonstrate the types of videos within your item.
Once you’ve uploaded your ZIP File, Preview Video, and Preview Image you can use Author Platform Uploader just like you would with any other normal single-clip submission. Once you’ve filled in all of the required attributes, you can submit the item to be reviewed.
If you have any questions or need help uploading your Multiclip files using the new uploader, please feel free to submit a ticket here.