I’m reading the Envator Elements “License Terms”, and it says this:
"Register items each time you use them
Each time you download an item, you get an ongoing license for a single, specified use. Want to use an item again? No problem! Visit your downloads and simply register it again for a different end use."
Does it mean I will have to “register” the downloaded AE templates every time I want to use them in my youtube videos? This sounds impractical. Am I missing something out?
If you used the After Effects template to create something like a logo reveal (customised with your branding, and then used unchanged at the start of each video), that logo reveal would be the End Product that you’re creating. You’re then free to attach it to the start of multiple videos for your channel, without needing to register new licences for the item.
If you use the After Effects template to create something customised to a specific video, and then you used it again to create a different custom effect for a future video, both of those videos are considered End Products. If you licensed the AE template from Elements, you would need to register a licence for each of those end products.
For each digital work (called an “ Item ”) you download and Register under your Envato Elements subscription, you are granted a license to use the Item on a non-exclusive, commercial, worldwide and revocable basis, for one Single Use per Registration. Remember, if you want to use an Item you must have a valid and live subscription. What is a Single Use, and the license time periods for different item types, are explained next.
The “allowed variation” applies only for the items on the main Envato Markets (VideoHive, GraphicRiver, ThemeForest etc.). You’re looking at the wrong license terms. Please take a look over the Envato Elements license using the link Ben has sent.
If you are using the same AE template to create multiple videos, then you’ll need to register a license for each video.
The YouTube channel doesn’t count as an End Product in this case. (It would count as an End Product if you were to use Graphics from Envato Elements to create your cover image for example.)