This article contains instructions on creating a preview video for your submission to VideoHive. For help with our upload process - including how to format your submission title, description, attributes and tags - view our item upload guide.
When to use the VideoHive watermark
The VideoHive watermark only needs to be used in preview videos for items where the preview video shows the actual item being purchased. In the case of Project Files or other categories requiring customization, the watermark is not required since buyers need access to the source files in order to make use of the video. Below is a chart showing which categories require watermarked preview videos and which categories do not.
Categories That Require Watermarked Preview Videos
- Stock Footage
- Motion Graphics
Categories That Do Not Require Watermarked Preview Videos
- After Effects Project Files
- After Effects Add Ons
- Apple Motion Project Files
- Cinema 4D Project Files
How to apply the watermark
The VideoHive watermark has been provided as a transparent PNG file in two resolutions.
These two options are the only resolutions currently accepted on VideoHive. While you’re free to use either size, generally full 1920x1080 videos will use the 960x540 resolution, and 1280x720 videos will use the 640x360 resolution.
To apply the watermark first create a new video in the desired resolution (960x540 or 640x360) and place your full resolution video onto the timeline. Scale your video down by 50% so that it fits the full frame of the preview’s resolution. Then place the appropriate watermark image on a layer above the video. Render or export the watermarked video in either the FLV or MP4 format
- Do not alter the VideoHive watermark in any way, shape, or form. It should be applied exactly how it's 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 appear not smooth. When this happens you can try rendering your preview video with a higher bitrate setting.
- While we do not have an official file size restriction for preview videos, it’s best to keep it as small as possible as this will ensure fast load times for buyers. We recommend rendering a few versions of your preview at using different compression settings each time, to try and find the best quality image that can be achieved with the lowest file size.
- Besides the official VideoHive watermark, we do not accept submissions if additional watermarks or branding has been added.