Market Overview Answers Frequently Asked Questions About Stock Footage Search Platform

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New York, NY (PRWEB) October 31, 2012 ( , the stock footage search engine, has updated its website with a new section providing comprehensive answers to frequently asked questions about its footage search service and the stock footage industry in general.

“As our stock footage service has grown and become more complex, we felt it was time to provide answers to our users' most frequently asked questions about our platform,” said David Seevers, Chief Marketing Officer. “We hope this page and others like it will help our users get the most out of our stock footage search platform.”

Here are some examples from the new page:

What makes searching at different and better?'s dedicated footage search engine returns results by relevance from 40 major footage archives, allowing stock footage researchers to compare content across multiple collections, find the best footage and save time. provides access to a growing collection of online screening clips as well as millions of detailed text records, giving stock footage researchers maximum flexibility in how they discover and obtain motion content. Researchers can browse our clip-based inventory to grab an iconic image, or trawl through our vast text database to surface obscure archival footage, harnessing's advanced search functionality to pinpoint shots by date, collection and/or category. Additionally, the vast size and wide scope of the database improves shot discovery, and because you're searching multiple databases, you can be confident that you're getting a global perspective on your stock video and archival footage options.

Does rep footage?
No. We partner with existing stock footage companies and footage archives to make their collections accessible through our search platform. All our content partners are independent footage companies.

What is a Zap Email?
The Zap Email is a simple, effective tool for instantly transmitting your stock footage requests to over 50 of the world's top footage providers. Just fill out a very short Zap Email online form, hit send and your request will go out to our complete list of over 50 top stock video footage providers, where expert researchers will review your request and contact you if they have stock footage that meets your requirements. So whether you're up against a tight deadline or just need help locating that hard-to-find shot, the Zap Email is an easy and efficient way to expedite your footage search. Every day, production professionals rely on Zap Emails to initiate their footage research projects and get real results, often hearing back from multiple sources by the end of the day.

Can I access from my Smartphone?
You can now use your iPhone or other mobile device to search our entire footage database and send Zap Emails to 50 of the world's top footage providers. As mobile Internet use becomes increasingly commonplace, we expect our mobile site to become a central access point to our stock footage search platform.

What footage collections am I searching at
Our footage partners include some of the best-known companies in the stock footage industry, including Getty Images, FootageBank, Framepool, Historic Films and NBC News Archives, as well as some exciting new specialist collections, such as Skyworks, Critical Past and OceanFootage. For a full list of partners, click here.

Can I host my footage on
Sure. If you have a fully cataloged stock footage collection and you are looking to expose your stock footage video content to the global production community, then yes, by all means, please contact us. Generally speaking, we partner with existing footage companies, but we are always open to new opportunities to host great content.

Can I screen clips on
Yes. offers users access to over 1.5 million stock footage screening clips from some of the world's top footage companies making us one of the world's largest online repositories of stock footage clips.

How many images are on
Over 1.5 million stock footage clips are now available for screening on our platform.

Can I download screening clips on
Yes. Over 857,672 stock footage screening clips are now available for immediate download, giving footage researchers a critical tool with which to locate, screen and share stock footage screening clips.

Who uses
Many researchers begin and end their search for stock footage on because searching multiple stock video and archival collections simultaneously from one central research platform expedites the research process. First-time stock video footage users come to everyday. offers a simple way to interact with footage indexes, learn about content opportunities, and connect directly with specific footage companies. Many deeply experienced filmmakers, archival researchers, corporate videographers and other moving image professionals use on a regular basis because they know they can depend on our advanced search functionality to find exactly what they need.

What are the main categories of footage?
There is a huge variety of stock and archival footage available on That said, most falls into one of the following categories: premium stock footage; news footage; archival footage; aerial footage; stock animation; weather footage; extreme sports footage; and natural history footage, which includes wildlife footage.

The new FAQ page will be updated on a regular basis. Users with questions that are not addressed in this section should contact directly at info(at)

About is the world's premier online resource for stock footage research. Since 1994, has focused on meeting the needs of both footage users and footage providers. Today, remains committed to helping users find the best footage as quickly and easily as possible; generating new leads and licensing opportunities for our member archives; and strengthening the footage licensing industry as a whole. Our dedicated search engine makes it easy for creative professionals to search 40 world-class footage collections simultaneously and view over 1.5 million clips, many of which are available for download. Our Global Search partners include some of the best-known companies in the stock footage industry, including Getty Images, FootageBank, Framepool, Historic Films and NBC News Archives, as well as some exciting new specialist collections, such as Skyworks, Critical Past and OceanFootage. is also home to the Zap Email, used every day by creative professionals to send footage requests instantly to over 50 top footage providers. Whether they're up against a deadline or searching for an obscure clip, creative professionals rely on Zap Emails every day to initiate their footage research projects, providing our Zap subscribers with a steady stream of new leads.

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