This article contains instructions on preparing your file for 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.
- Save your main file(s):
Organize your file making sure to include only files or assets that are necessary for your file to function properly.
If you’re submitting:
- A Stock Footage file, please only include the Quicktime MOV or MP4 file/s and ensure you’ve followed these guidelines.
- A Motion Graphics file, please only include the Quicktime MOV or MP4 file/s and ensure you’ve followed these guidelines.
- An After Effects Project File, ensure you’ve followed these guidelines.
- An Apple Motion Project File, ensure you’ve followed these guidelines.
- A Cinema 4D Project File, ensure you’ve followed these guidelines.
- An After Effects Add On, ensure you’ve followed these guidelines.
Note: Please ensure that your main file has been compressed before uploading. Files exceeding 3GB in total size may be rejected if compression has not been optimized. We recommend using the FTP Upload Process if your file exceeds 500MB.
- Check your assets:
Make sure you have the right to use any of your assets in a commercial resale work. If you have assets that are linked to the main file, be certain you’ve included them in your final .zip file.
- Create a preview video:
Create a smaller H.264 MP4 or FLV version of your video at either 640x360 or 960x540 and overlay the VideoHive watermark when applicable. This will help prevent copyright breach and unauthorized use of your file.
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
Note: The watermark should be used exactly as it’s been provided to you. Don't alter it in any way, shape or form.
- Create a help file for Project File submissions:
All project files submitted to VideoHive must include a help file that helps guide the buyer through the process of making the needed modifications. For more information on creating a help file, please see our How to Create a Help File article.
- Final steps:
Check that your preview image, preview video, thumbnail, title, description, attributes, and tags follow our formatting standards. Put your finished file and all supporting information into a single zipped folder.
6. Upload your file to VideoHive!