It would be nice to be able to upload an effect and hand off ownership. Like you can invite the brand to accept the effect and that’s all they need to do. I imagine it would work like a staging zone where the effect can be approved, then the brand can accept it without much work on their end. That’s kind of the same model that medium has for submitting articles to publications and it seems to work nicely.
I think the review process comes from the legal requirements set forth by the app store and maybe google play too. I doubt we’ll see any changes in that, unfortunately.
For the demo videos, I usually capture and upload to the hub directly from my phone. The best way I’ve found to maintain quality is to do a screen recording of the effect in the spark player app. Seems like they have become more lenient about requiring the effects to be recorded in IG.
My main complaints are just about the general bugginess of the hub. The thumbnail selector has never worked for me. I will select a thumbnail but it just won’t ever apply correctly. I’ve also seen bugs where the hub just won’t accept my project and the only solution I could find was to redo the entire thing from scratch.