Summary: This article outlines the key requirements for your DaVinci Resolve Templates within Video.
At this stage, we expect that you have already signed-up as an author, you have reviewed how to get through our review process and that you are preparing an item(s) to upload.
If you know what you need or want to skip ahead, you can find more information by clicking on the other sections below.
All files submitted in the DaVinci Resolve Templates category must be prepared for commercial use. This article outlines all the requirements to ensure that your Template meets the expected standards which will help us approve your project quicker.
We are aware that many people learn how to use Adobe After Effects by watching or reading tutorials but we do not allow files to be uploaded that were created based on one or more tutorials.
Of course, if you learn a technique from a tutorial and then use that technique while integrating it into a greater project, made with mostly original work it can still be accepted.
All items must follow a clean and organized folder structure as explained below:
Your project root directory must contain:
- Project file(s)
- Help documentation
- Asset(s) and footage sub-folder
- File/Folder names - Provide meaningful names to the files and folders to guide customers through your project directory.
- Any element within your Template that needs to be changed by the customer should be easily editable and located within its own dedicated composition.
- Compositions containing elements that require customization must be clearly named and organized in such a way that customers can quickly identify all compositions and make changes efficiently.
Assets are photos, illustrations, videos, code or music that may be a part of your item or item preview. It is very common to include assets in your DaVinci Resolve Template that need to be included in your zip folder and distributed to your customers.
- If you are planning to include assets from an outside source, check if those assets are properly licensed. For more information on the asset usage, please read this article.
- Ensure that all the assets are placed in the correct folder and linked properly before saving your project. Replacing or relocating asset files after saving your project might result in “Missing File” errors.
- Any asset used in your preview which cannot be included in your zip file should be replaced with placeholder assets to prevent missing file errors. Customers can easily replace the placeholder assets with their own assets when they edit the project. You can use the following in your file’s preview and these can also be included in your zip folder as placeholders:
Video assets can be provided in two ways, either as a video file or as an image sequence. If you choose to provide video files they must be provided within a Quicktime MOV container and must use one of the following encoding formats:
- Photo JPEG
- PNG + Alpha
- Apple ProRes 422
- Apple ProRes 422 HQ
We accept image assets in any format that is supported by DaVinci Resolve.
Audio assets must be provided in one of the two following formats and must be free from any audio watermarks:
All video Templates are required to include documentation that guides customers through the customization process. Documentation for DaVinci Resolve Templates that make use of Macros must include installation instructions along with details on how to use the various elements of the Resolve Macro.
As we require documentation to cover certain topics, it is very important to read through the Video Item Preparation & Technical Requirements article and get yourself familiarised with our documentation requirements.
Please note: Failing to include a valid help file will result in a soft-rejection by our review team.