Framepool offers over 40.000 World Heritage video clips online. Hidden places like the volcanoes of Kamtschatka, but also famous ones like the Great Wall of China, the Taj Mahal or the Hagia Sophia of Istanbul. 25.000 minimum HD and 5.500 unique and extraordinary premium aerials filmed by the best camera men and women with state of the art technology. Most of them with the possibibilty to license them exclusively as Rights Managed footage, with a spectacular and special perspective or camera movement… Go to your premium World Heritage footage supplier:
This question, addressed to Footage “Guru” Jim Pickerel, is of high importance not only to filmmakers, but also to producers looking for exclusive footage material to be used in ambitious projects. On his web portal selling-stock.com, Pickerel recently released a list of the top 10 international stock footage agencies.
Notably, 3 of the 10 named companies do not include footage from other producers in their archive: AP (The Associated Press), ITN (Independent Television News) and INA (Institut national de l’audiovisuel) promote only their own content and news footage.
3 more companies do not offer exclusive rights managed material:
Shutterstock, Videoblocks and Pond5 market only Royalty Free footage, meaning the same clips may be used anytime by anybody else and for any other project.
Whether filmmaker or footage buyer – whoever needs to set setting a standard for exclusivity, legal certainty, service, and quality, is dealing with a smaller range of agencies worldwide. After Corbis was sold in May, theses are the 4 biggest stock footage companies:
|Getty Images||Framepool||Wazee Digital||Dissolve|
|Head Office||USA: Seattle, WA||EU: Munich, GER||USA: Denver, CO||CAN: Calgary|
|Court of Jurisdiction||New York
(Arbitration in 6 nations)
|AMER: New York
|Established / Staff||1995 / ~ 1.600||2001 / 43||2003 / ~ 100||2013 / < 50|
|RM Clips||> 1,5 million||> 700.000||> 350.000||> 160.000|
|Clips total||> 2,6 million||~ 800.000||n.a.||> 1 million|
|Still Photos / licensable stills||
🔵 / 🔴
|🔴 / 🔵||🔴 / 🔴||🔵 / 🔴|
|Offline Research internal / external sources||🔵 / 🔵||🔵 / 🔵||🔵 / 🔵||🔵 / n.a.|
|Rights Clearance internal / external clips||🔵 / n.a.||🔵 / 🔵||🔵 / n.a.||🔵 / 🔴|
To speak plainly:
Framepool’s portfolio of Rights Managed footage is about to be the second largest worldwide and in Europe we are the number one by far.
Compared with our competitors, Framepool offers:
- the biggest share on Rights Managed footage, with approx. 90 % of the total holdings.
- depending on location, the option of concluding a license agreement in Europe or in the US thus providing legal certainty with intercontinental concerns.
- the possibility for individual film shoots by over 800 cinematographers worldwide, as addition to research at external sources
- extensive know-how on media legislation and clearance of footage material from other resources, such as fYouTube or Vimeo, as well as rights negotiations with celebrities , etc.
- the biggest footage supply of Unesco World Cultural Heritage Sites, including close to 6,000 aerial shots.
- a vast category of historic footage material (60% of this is available in HD), curated by historians.
Susanne Lehnert | | Good to know | Aerial, Europe, footage, Framepool, HD, historical Footage, Rights, Rights Managed, Royalty Free, stills, Stock footage, United States of America, USA, Video | 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
New footage at Framepool: Spectacular Aerials shot by an extraordinary team.
Thomas Markert and Sven Schmid are not only engineers and filmmakers, but also extreme sports athletes and globetrotters. Our newest team of footage suppliers have created jaw-dropping HD footage with self-constructed multicopters containing active gyro-stabilized systems. No matter what terrain they are faced with, the two founders of “Aerovista” are able to handle their drones with ease and apparently have no fear of heights! Watch the reel but be aware, it’s not for the faint of heart.
Aerovista shoots with the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera, almost entirely in the lossless Cinema DNG Raw format. 13 stops of dynamic range make it perfect for creative color correction and showing each single detail of both snowy peaks and dark valleys.
By the way, if you prefer the raw material, you can get it from Framepool on request.
From an early age, Thomas Markert loved to build and construct remote control airplanes and rockets. As a designing engineer for aircraft engines, Thomas gained expert knowledge which he then put to use to professionally develop Aerovista camera copters.
Mountains have always been the passion of Sven Schmid. In his book “Journey into the Unknown”, Sven writes about his bicycle adventure, a trip from Argentina to Canada. Dr Schmid’s knowledge is based on many years working as design engineer in aerospace technology in Germany, the USA, and in Brazil.
Ulrich Gollwitzer-Masch | | Aerials, Nature films, Sports, Technology | Action, Aerial, Alps, Backcountry Skiing, Climbing, Drone, Extreme Sport, Extreme Sports, HD, Highline, Landscape, Multicopter, Octocopter, Slackline | 0 Comments
It’s not a really rewarding task to write a blog post about New York. Where to start, where to end? This megapolis offers so much fascination, diversity, variety and adventures – impossible to write about all this in just a few words. Better let the most populous city in the United States speak for itself – enjoy our Cineflex aerials!
Oh yes, this video material is pretty new. Who says that a stock footage collection doesn’t keep up with the times? As soon as the construction work on the One World Trade Center will be finished, our filmmakers will be there again. And maybe we will write a blog post about that, let’s see…
A lot has been said about 4K in the last weeks. Now it’s time to show & view! So for our latest video, we selected some 4K aerials from around the United States – they take you from the National Parks to big cities like San Francisco, Los Angeles and Chicago. Sit down, relax and enjoy the flight! (But even though the view out of the window will be very authentic, we’re sorry that you have to look after the drinks yourself…)
Please note: For some good reasons, our YouTube video can be only displayed in Full HD. Today, only few displays are able to show the full 4K resolution. Furthermore, most internet connections are too slow and YouTube’s support for 4K videos is not quite clear yet. But nevertheless, 4K offers great advantages even at the present time: Images are sharper and contain a wider range of colors than traditional HD pictures. Scaling 4K material down to 1080p leads to much better results than filming directly in HD.
To prove this fact, our video might not be enough of evidence for you – then please just visit our stock footage shop and search for RED and Digital Cinema 4K footage. As already announced last week, you will be able to find 4K footage even easier and download it even faster in the very near future!
Our series of Bavarian Summer aerials selected from the Framepool stock footage collection would be nothing without a flight over Munich! In this 90 seconds trip you will quickly understand why we love the Bavarian capital so much – and maybe become a fan yourself?
Have you ever been to Neuschwanstein Castle? If so, what do you remember the most? The great architecture, the lovely surroundings – or the vast amount of tourists from all over the world? If you think of the latter in the first place, then our new video is for you: We take you onto a flight over one of the most popular and beautiful places in the world. You have enough time to enjoy, nobody will jostle against you, there’s no need to buy any entry ticket or wait up to five hours in a queue. Like this, sight-seeing becomes a pure pleasure…
Aloha! Our new trailer celebrates the accession of Hawaii as 50th state to the US on August 21th 1959. It’s also an homage to one of the most popular holiday regions in the world – just relax and enjoy the beauty of the nature…