Rejection question


Last autumn I started photographing some of my exotic chili peppers because I work as editor in a few TV & web cooking shows. I never menaged to find pepper assets like this so I created them. I started with 40 peppers but ended up with only 28 unique peppers (their shape is hard to work with and the process is very slow).

I uploaded the first pepper and it got approved within hours.

I started to upload the rest (one by one, 5 a week). I uploaded 4 more past week and yesterday 5 more but today I got email that the rest of them are rejected.

In the email there is no mention of WHY it is rejected. It says:

“Thank you for your submission. We have completed our review of “Rotating Chroma Key Organic Chili Pepper - Bishop’s Crown 2” and unfortunately we found it isn’t at the quality standard required to move forward, and you won’t be able to re-submit this item again.”

BUT their quality is absolutely the same as the one that got approved - here it is - [link removed]

Again, its a series of 28 peppers in total. They are shot, edited and exported in the exact same way and either the one that got approved shouldnt or the ones that didnt - should.

The envato feedback is extremely unhelpful. Has anyone any ideas about that?
Also, which other stock video websites will accept them?

Show your rejected items if you want feedback

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Here is one:

No answer still?

Can at least someone tell me better marketplaces to upload it too? The activity here is just way too low.

I can tell you a few things.
I believe the quality (Image quality) is very low.
Also, the framerate is not usable.
Edges are way too sharp.
it moves up and down when it rotates.

Overall pretty poor quality.

Hi, Antole,
The original files are 4k+, ProRes 422. What you can see in youtube is obviously sh!t quality. What do you mean by “believe” it’s either low or high quality, right?
When you scale the files down to fit a full 1080p frame the jiggly movement is almost not noticeable and than again my goal has never been for them to look like animation rendered in 3D software, which pretty much every single 3D artist can do. This is all hand made.
I also think that it’s easier to apply matte choker and “soften” the edges than giving you the files with soft edges and you trying to sharpen them.
What do you mean that the frame rate is not usable. All of the files consist of 36 frames which you can playback at whatever fps you wish. Every frame is the pepper rotating 10 degrees. You even get more “stop motion” effect when you use the posterize time effect and play them at 12/14 fps. What would usable FPS be?

Again, if all of them are very low quality with way too sharp edges and moving up and down why the first one was accepted and not the rest? They are all the same.

You cannot justify the jiggly movement with “if you scale it down it is less noticable”. Quality standards are higher than that.

The edges look horrible, to be frank. Not because they are too sharp, but because it is badly done and don’t follow the object contours exactly.

For the stock footage category a video would be better than stitched together images in a stop motion style.

You may want to try to upload the images with better done background removal on Photodune. Or other image stock marketplaces.

The fact that two did pass the review process doesn’t make the clip in your youtube link any more sellable.

Sorry if this is too harsh, but you ask for criticism.


The edges really look bad. Looks like you used the “rotoscoping” tool. The object is really jumping. The subject is spinning very fast. As a rule, in culinary commercials clients use vegetables and fruits that fall very slowly (slow motion). I can’t imagine where such a fast-rotating oobject can be used. It’s even hard to look at it. To be honest: if you wonder why this item is not approved like the first one, then I wonder why the first product is not rejected like this one.