Reviewers will often identify a series of general reasons why VideoHive stock footage may be rejected. For your reference, here are descriptions of those reasons which you can use to understand the feedback you receive and improve your submissions for the next time you upload.
Submissions do not meet our current minimum technical quality requirements for the category. Please consider taking some time to familiarize yourself with our current library and quality levels of popular items before resubmitting.
Many shots we sampled contained unstable, bouncing, or unsmooth camera movements, likely caused by handheld shooting.
Poor Framing / Composition
We identified shots in our sample that had weak or odd framing and composition.
Masked Out / Green Screen
You have some footage that contained masked or keyed out footage placed over a static background. While we do allow content like this, we can only accept clips that are keyed and composited well enough that it's not noticable to the average viewer.
Shots are soft in nature and lacked a sharp focus on the primary focal point or subject matter.
Shots contain too much visible noise, grain or compression artifacts and banding.
We noticed a number of shots that do not comply with our trademark and IP policy. Many shots contained either visible trademarks, vehicle names, license plates, and/or visible unreleased faces in a crowd.
Shots contained subject matter that does not appeal to a large enough audience and lacks overall commercial utility.
We cannot accept stock footage that has been overly stylized, altered or tinted. This is because people buy stock footage to use in their own project, which they may need to color grade to suit their needs. If clips are already graded heavily, it will reduce the quality or chances of the end user changing it further. If you would like to upload the original, unaltered versions, we would be happy to review them. If you include the original, you can also include the stylized version.
We require shots to be captured using equipment capable of producing a professional-grade result. Unfortunately we determined that some of your shots appeared to be filmed with a camera that doesn't produce a high enough quality image for our library.
Bad Lighting / Exposure
Submissions appeared to be poorly lit and not properly exposed.
Please familiarize yourself with our upload guidelines to ensure you're always inputting your submission attributes correctly.
You submitted Motion Graphics files within the Stock Footage category. We identify Motion Graphics files as anything that is computer generated animations. The Stock Footage category is reserved for live action footage that was filmed using a camera.