Patreon Video: The Ultimate Guide to Early Access and Upload Process

by Natalia Rudakova
4 minutes read

Early access to Patreon Video

Unleash the Power of Patreon Video for Your Creative Journey

Are you a creator looking to engage your audience through captivating videos? Look no further! Patreon Video is here to revolutionize the way you connect with your patrons. Say goodbye to trolls and ever-changing algorithms because now you can upload videos directly to Patreon, ensuring a seamless and personalized experience for your fans. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll walk you through the exciting world of Patreon Video, from early access details to the upload process. Let’s dive in!

Early Access: Who Gets to Experience Patreon Video?

Patreon Video is currently available as an exclusive early access feature. But who exactly has the privilege of accessing this game-changing tool? To be eligible for early access to Patreon Video, you need to meet the following criteria:

  1. Launch a page on Patreon: Create a captivating Patreon page to showcase your talent and connect with your audience.
  2. All Audiences category: Ensure that your Patreon page falls under the All Audiences category, ensuring a wider reach for your content.
  3. Good standing account: Maintain a stellar account reputation by adhering to Patreon’s policies and guidelines.

Creators who produce 18+ content are currently not eligible for Patreon Video. However, the platform aims to expand eligibility to more creators in the future. Rest assured, all creators can continue to link or embed videos from other platforms. To check if you qualify for early access, simply navigate to your Settings.

Storage Limit & Pricing: More Space, More Possibilities

For creators on the Founders plan, Patreon generously granted 100 hours of uploaded videos through the end of 2023 in mid-June 2023. Similarly, creators on Pro and Premium plans, who enabled Patreon Video early access before June 21, 2023, were given a substantial 500 hours of uploaded videos until the end of 2023.

Patreon Video Features: Elevating Your Content

On-platform previews: Automatically generate enticing previews from your videos to captivate your audience and encourage them to become patrons. Custom thumbnails: Select a still from your video or upload a custom image to create an eye-catching thumbnail that represents your video's essence. Mobile app uploads: Seamlessly upload videos up to two minutes in length directly from your phone's camera or photo library, providing flexibility and convenience.

Video Preview Specifications: The Perfect Teaser

To ensure an optimal video preview experience, consider the following specifications: The original video must be at least 2 minutes in length for a preview to be created. Video previews can range from 10 seconds to 2 minutes in duration. Previews cannot be created for public posts. Previews do not autoplay. Consumption of previews is limited to desktop and mobile web, with native mobile support coming soon.

Content & Volume Guidelines: Delivering Quality, Maintaining Standards

Appropriate for all ages: Your video content should be suitable for audiences of all ages. Community Guidelines: Align your videos with Patreon's Community Guidelines to maintain a safe and respectful space. Patreon reserves the right to take down videos that don't meet these guidelines or to remove early access privileges if necessary.

Closed Captions: Inclusivity and Accessibility

Closed captions are automatically generated based on the language detected in your video's audio. As of March 18th, 2023, closed captions are available for all videos posted from that date onward. Patreon is actively working on enabling closed captions for videos posted from January 1, 2023, onward. Patrons can easily toggle closed captions on or off, depending on their preference and needs. On desktop, hovering over the video and clicking the Closed Captions icon allows patrons to control captions. On the app and mobile web, patrons can access the Closed Captions option through the Gear icon.

Resolving Issues with Patreon Video

If you encounter any issues while uploading a video, follow these troubleshooting steps to minimize processing time: Ensure that your video output file is in 1080p definition or lower. Verify that the total file bitrate is below 8mbps. Check that your color depth is 8-bit 4:2:0 or below. By adhering to these guidelines, you can streamline the upload process and minimize potential complications.

Patreon Video provides creators with a powerful platform to showcase their content, engage their audience, and build a thriving community of patrons. With its user-friendly interface, comprehensive features, and dedication to content quality and accessibility, Patreon Video is revolutionizing the way creators share their videos and connect with their supporters. Embrace the opportunities presented by Patreon Video, and take your content creation journey to new heights. Start uploading your videos today and unlock the full potential of your creative endeavors. 


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