Here’s a sample of our best new footage in 4K, 5K, 8K and HD added this month. All footage exclusive to Framepool. We hope you find this helpful.
4K resolution, also called 4K, refers in the Framepool web shop to a horizontal resolution of at least 4,000 pixels (more exactly at least 4096 pixels) and a vertical resolution at least of 2,000 pixels. The vertical resolutions may differ.
The benefits of 4K are obvious: unprecedented levels of resolution and contrast and, ultimately, a much more dynamic, engaging and immersive entertainment experience.
Growing up in a place like Hawaii with a magic attraction for surfers means getting to know the ocean. And waves. And everything happening on and off the shore. The events and iconic stars of the legendary scene around the “Pipeline” are a home fixture for surfer Eric Sterman and his camera drones.
The biggest waves in Hawaii break on the north shore of O’ahu in the winter and create perfect conditions for amazing tube rides. Year after year, they attract the best surfers in the world – to compete against one another. The tight-knit community comes together once again, one with its own rules not open to just anybody.
As a North Shore local, Eric Sterman is very much an insider and known by everyone. He is as obsessed with the quest for the perfect wave as everybody else here, but unlike the others, he chases it with drones. Now one of the most celebrated cinematographers in the scene, he shoots for prestigious brands and supplies us with incredible exclusive footage of gigantic waves and conquering heroes.
Having grown up surrounded by natural wonders, he has high expectations when it comes to filming them. Eric travels through the entire Pacific region with his unmanned aerial systems and brings us the most beautiful waves, beaches and landscapes in HD and 4K. He also takes us to the dream weddings of friends and right through displays of exploding fireworks.
Denise Pache | | Aerials, Contributor Corner, Nature films, Sports, Stock Footage Highlights | 4K, 4K Ultra HD, Aerial, Beach, Drone, exclusive, film maker, Hawaii, HD, HD stock footage, Pacific, tube ride | 0 Comments
Founded in 2001, the German stock footage agency is now a global market leader with more than 800K film clips online / Framepool supplies HD / 2K / 4K footage and boasts the second-largest global portfolio of high-quality Rights Managed footage
“As filmmakers, we always found it really frustrating that finding good footage was so hard. That was how we came up with the idea, back in 2001,” CEO Stephan Bleek recalls, “of making work easier for ourselves and our colleagues by setting up an Internet portal to bring people together – the people looking for absolutely excellent film material and the people who have precisely that to offer.” Framepool began work on a visionary database that would draw on the most modern digital technologies to make finding and licensing footage easier and more creative.
Today, 15 years later, Framepool is the largest footage agency in Europe. Its inspiring archive is packed with exciting current, historical and futuristic video and film footage. Simple or opulent, serious or humorous, scientific or creative – we have it all. The ability to license individual still images from every shot (one still per frame) is unique and valuable in the context of the increasing significance of cross-media projects.
“Often five to ten times more material is shot during the making of a film than is ultimately used in the final project. The leftover material is often of excellent quality, and we archive it in our database”, Stephan Bleek explains. Finding stock footage is easy, as shot lists organised by topic can be created for free in the Framepool webshop and a comprehensive research service is available. Customers can directly license the material they require online. Framepool’s customers are filmmakers in the fullest sense of the word: feature film producers, documentary makers, advertising agencies, TV broadcasters, producers of corporate image films, event promoters, and institutions like museums. Stephan Bleek remarks that Framepool stock footage was used “in the most recent James Bond film, for example” and that “our material can be found in television documentaries, award-winning advertising spots and everywhere video is used.”
In addition to 20 employees in Munich, the company also has teams in Paris, London, Zaragoza, New York and Los Angeles as well as distribution partners in all key world markets. The founders are, however, quick to emphasise that Framepool still has a close-knit small-company culture. In the words of Stephan Bleek: “We communicate directly and personally. We process all our material by hand – and our keywording is also performed by people, not by machines that cannot pick up on the emotions images convey. This allows us to offer qualitatively excellent footage that can be found through optimal keywording.” Professional documentalists working in six languages categorise images on the basis of the associations they evoke as well as by their content – and a seventh language will soon be added. The in-house Rights Clearance Department takes care of securing rights of use and third-party rights around the world and for all uses and purposes.
Stephan Bleek has a doctorate in history and curates a special category of historical videos that includes collections occupying a prominent place in film history: the videos of American cinematographer Shirley Clarke, German “Heimatfilms” from the 50s, and rare footage of Adolf Hitler’s personal life shot by Eva Braun. Framepool also has the largest available selection of Unesco World Heritage videos.
“We also have an excellent international network and connections to all the major archives. That means we can get hold of practically any material we don’t already have in our digital library”, Stephan Bleek adds.
“Exclusiveness, legal certainty, customer service, quality and fairness towards our customers and licensor are all top priorities for us at Framepool”, Stephan Bleek stresses. And of course the archive is still forging ahead with new plans even after 15 years: “We want to expand within our industry by also supplying photographs, for example shots taken on set during the making of films. Many of our film suppliers also have very exciting photo collections which we will soon be able to offer to our customers as an additional service.”
Framepool AG was founded in 2001 by filmmakers Ulrike Ziegler and Dr. Stephan Bleek and media lawyer Dr. Jürgen Wente. Today, Framepool employs 27 people from 6 nations and belongs among the leading global providers of digital stock footage.
Framepool boasts an archive containing over 800,000 film clips including HD, 2K and 4K footage, aerials, animal films, cityscapes and landscapes from around the world, news clips, sport and lifestyle footage and historic film material. More than 6,000 hours of footage are available online. Rights Managed (RM) and Royalty Free (RF) footage can be licensed online.
Use of the most modern digital technology for saving and presenting film images has led to the creation of a collection which is continually augmented with fresh new material from around the world by more than 800 filmmakers, media enterprises and film producers.
Susanne Lehnert | | General, Press Area | 2K, 4K, 4K Ultra HD, corporate video, Europe, film maker, footage, Framepool, HD, London, Munich, New York City, Paris, Research, Rights Managed, Royalty Free, Service, Still, stills, Stock footage, Third party rights | 0 Comments
Exclusive Bavarian picture-postcard perfect scenes: Framepool now has footage from the feature films of the 1950s for you. A true treasure trove for creative pros!
The feature film gems produced by “Dörfler Film” in the 1950s all had a winning formula: satisfying the yearnings of a struggling population for an untroubled world in post-war Germany: they show lies and scheming, confusion and cases of mistaken identity, upright farmers and canny parish priests, flirts and fights, hearty dishes and tasty beers – all the perfect ingredients for relaxing cinema evenings offering distraction from the harshness of everyday life.
The grandchildren of the resourceful Ferdinand Dörfler (1903–1965), a tenor, actor, theatre proprietor, director, producer and screenwriter, are now investing considerable time and sensitivity into the restoration and partly also the colouring of the treasures from their grandfather’s legacy. They are having all the films telecined in 2 K and 4K and DVDs produced ( order here contact: firstname.lastname@example.org ). The Heimatfilme offer an amusing take on life in the 1950s in the foothills of the Bavarian Alps. Their rough charm is served up with a large dollop of Bavarian dialect.
But you won’t need fluent Bavarian to access footage from this exclusive material now being managed by Framepool on behalf of the Dörfler family. The rights for many of the clips have already been cleared and the quirky scenes can be directly licensed online. Film buffs can look forward to encountering old friends that include many German superstars of the era like Johannes Heesters, who even worked with Otto Preminger. We would be happy to clarify the stars’ rights for you on a case-by-case basis.
A real treasure trove full of enchanting clips which the world has not seen yet (apart from back in the day in the cinema). Creative people will find their hearts skipping a beat at the mere titles. Examples include Das sündige Dorf (‘The sinful village’), Die fröhliche Wallfahrt (‘The merry pilgrimage’) and Die Mitternachtsvenus (‘Venus at midnight’). Happy browsing!
You will find the clips from the first of a total of 13 films here:
Denise Pache | | General, Press Area, Zeitgeist – Vintage Film | 1950s comedies, 2K, 4K, 4K Ultra HD, archival film, Bavaria, bavarian dialect, Ferdinand Dörfler, Heimatfilm, historical Footage, Johannes Heesters, Still, Stock footage, vintage cinema | 0 Comments
This Earth Day, we want the whole world to love Earth even harder.
Using stock footage helps save the environment a vast amount of CO2. And you don’t have to cut back on quality. We have the whole world available from Film, HD to 4K. So you can see Mother Nature like you’ve never seen her before.
Splendidly stage-managed by the agency McKinney, with sexy footage from Framepool:
Susanne Lehnert | | Good to know, Nature films, Press Area | 2016, 4K, 4K Ultra HD, CO2, environment, film, footage, Framepool, Green Cart, green producing, HD, Landscape, showreel, Space, Stock footage, Video | 0 Comments
Framepool.com now offers licensing of still images from its video clip collection
Video technology and photography are constantly changing. Today, modern cameras all record high-definition video and the standard in professional video production is 4K. So if you’re looking to use stills for large format printing there’s now a whole new pool of images for you to tap into!
You can safely print borderless A4 or US Letter size, at 300 dpi, from 4K stills.
And even get high resolution poster prints from 6-8K stills.
Consistent look for your content mix – static and moving
This is especially interesting for overlapping media projects. Choose your still image for a print ad and have a perfectly matching video clip available for other digital content applications, or vice versa.
Get the best image quality for rare motifs
Contrary to the often similar imagery of other photo stock agencies, Framepool features rare shots of subjects and events, otherwise not available as photos.
The original historic footage material is scanned to highest resolution HD or 2K, a quality which you won’t find with conventional photo archives. And if the material is available on 35mm film negative, we can provide you with footage and images in stunning 4K! Contemporary film material of course is readily available in 4K which allows trouble-free high res printing in 300 dpi.
Another improvement in the making: Our webshop will soon feature first film clips in 8K.
You choose the perfect moment
Having the choice of at least 24 frames per second will enable you to choose the picture perfect moment as well as interesting sequences or stroboscopic effects. Features, that are appreciated by your creative team.
Save on licensing
Framepool rates for single stills start at USD 50. Any additional required license for a video may be acquired later at any time, which will help you considerably when budgeting your production.
With our Easy Licenses (covering the most frequently requested license scenarios) for still images and videos you are set to download your fully licensed photo in just a few clicks.
Pay only what you need – If you’re project requires specific licensing, you can use our detailed license calculator for custom pricing.
Revel in a truly great selection
Featuring stock footage material of over 750,000 videos with thousands of subjects, Framepool offers more then 6,000 hours of footage material online. Counting at least 24 licensable frames per second, this stands for a massive pool of fresh and unique still images.
Switch from the Video tab to the Stills tab.
Click on an image to choose one or more of its keyframes to license as still images.
This means we provide you with a still image for every single second of the shot.
And no worries if your desired image might be located just inbetween two selected keyframes – we always deliver all 24 frames of the respective second within the film (half a second before and after your selection will be included in the download).
You can license your images directly or collect them in a project to share with colleagues, to request a specific quote or to save as part of a larger research.
Finally – here is the eagerly awaited new feature!
Framepool now introduces the ability to license still images directly from any of the 750,000 video clips in our footage library!
Gone are the days in which your still and video images don’t match! Now, the same shot for your spot and print advertising is just a click away …promotional digital video media and printed corporate communications united at last!
Going further, there are plenty of images not existent or being digitized from the original photographs. Think of all the shots of historical events that only exist as frames. Archival footage now scanned from 35mm or Super35mm film footage can provide even better quality stills as many original photographs of that point of time.
And the advent of new HD, 2K and 4K digital recordings provide an even higher resolution source for still images, and footage at the same time.
And we have them all …millions of images! Easy to license and even easier to download!!
“Cousteau Diver” Didier Noirot submerges with 4K into the realm of Neptune
Fulfilling his childhood dream as a scuba diver on Jacques Cousteau’s team, was the stepping stone for Didier Noirot (photos below, in the middle with Captain Jacques Cousteau) that led him into an exciting life filming the world’s oceans. His imagery can be seen in the Emmy awarded BBC documentary series “Planet Earth” produced by Mark Brownlow and David Attenborough. Today, Noirot is counted among the best underwater filmmakers in the world.
A pioneer when it comes to underwater HD cinematography, these days Noirot films with the Red Epic camera. We are very excited to be able to present his unique footage shot in 4K within the Framepool webshop.
Among other techniques, his distinctive style includes close-ups of marine animals and long steady shots. His Red camera floats through the blue underwater world as if it was a marine creature itself, following sharks, circling shoals of fish and “dances” with dolphins.
Footage from Didier Noirot on Framepool: Footage by Didier Noirot
Footage used in this showreel: footage.framepool.com/en/shots/7570898836769987079
Ulrich Gollwitzer-Masch | | Contributor Corner, Nature films, Stock Footage Highlights | 4K, 4K Ultra HD, Beauty in Nature, Coral Reef, Diving, Dolphin, footage, HD, Sea Life, showreel, stills, Stock footage, Tropical Fish, Underwater | 0 Comments
Since the first ascent of the Matterhorn by the team of Edward Whymper 150 years ago, over 500 mountaineers lost their lives. Even Whympers rope party lost the team members Michel Croz, Robert Hadow, Charles Hudson and Francis Douglas on the descent. After their overwhelming triumph on the top of the spectacular mountain they fell from the north face.
The 1200 metres high north face of the Matterhorn is besides Grand Jorasses of Mont Blanc and the Eiger north face one of the „big three“ in the Alps.
Whympers milestone first ascent was more a spontaneous act after he heard by pure chance that Jean-Antoine Carrel would start first for the ascent. He built a team and started right away on his own on July 14, 1865.
The Whymper route along the Hörnli ridge is still the most known and most frequented way to climb the astonishing landmark of Switzerland.
Come on the spectacular ridge walk to the Matterhorn.
All footage shown can be licensed on: footage.framepool.com/en/shots/1821609557175849613
Framepool – fresh, new and natural!
We are delighted to present our new exclusive footage. Wonderful moments of childhood and adolescence. This footage has an authentic natural look which is so much in demand, the joys of childhood and teenagers in beautiful coming-of-age shots. Kids just like yours.
See kids doing everything that makes them happy – playing barefoot in the mud, running through meadows; hiding in corn fields, exploring the woods; swinging, jumping, running, climbing; laughing, singing, playing and generally making a complete mess. These images capture the innocence of childhood and could almost have been taken for the family album. They are images of joy.
Watch and make yourself happy! Happy Kids-Showreel
Now online and ready to be downloaded go straight to Happy Kids Footage
Sandra Kulbach was born in Munich and studied at the University of Television and Film Munich (HFF). Her passion for film was ignited by her extensive travels around the world.
Sandra was inspired by her own children to create these beautiful images for Framepool.