If you’re a design firm or broadcast designer looking to work with stock footage at D1 resolution, you might be interested in new collections from
Artbeats. The company today announced the release of 16 new D1 stock footage collections, with images ranging from aerial city shots to flags to abstracts and more.
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According to Artbeats, the new collections include: Monster Waves contains dramatic footage from Hawaii and other tropical locations shot by one of the world’s top cinematographers. Includes some of the largest waves ever seen in Wiamea Bay on Hawaii’s North shore. Source: Mostly 35mm film, some 16mm. Centrifusion offers a collection of 44 intricately detailed kaleidoscopic wheels featuring smooth centrifical movements in a variety of complimentary colors. These hypnotic images are seamless looping for unlimited play. Source: Computer generated. Centristorm is a collection of 44 vivid kaleidoscopic wheels with astounding displays of brilliant color and high-speed movement all centered on a single focal point. All clips are seamless. Source: Computer generated. Coastal Aerials contains scenic shots of the wild and pristine California and Oregon coastlines. As in the city aerials, a westcam was used for ultra-smooth, feature-quality images. Source: 35mm film. Desktop Technology offers a collection of 41 clips featuring mice, laptop computers, pda, cell phone, keyboard, circuit boards and installation examples. Source: 35mm film. Flags of the World contains 37 shots representing major and news-relevant countries (i.e., US, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Israel), plus the Olympic flag. Identical parallel movement allows for seamless dissolves and morphs between flags. Source: Photo-realistic computer generated images. Hyperscopes is a shocking explosion of riotous colors and hyperactive visuals. These intense kaleidoscopic creations are seamless looping and wild enough to pull anyone under their spell. Source: Computer generated. Kids of Summer contains a wide variety of clips of children of all ages, interacting, laughing, playing, and just having fun in a variety of scenes. Source: 35mm film. Mad Scientist contains clips perfect for any sci-fi theme. Includes gothic laboratories, body tubes, equipment walls, lightning towers, generating coils, globe chambers, ringed rods, turbines, shark tanks and more. Source: Computer generated photo-realistic 3D rendering. Musical Instruments includes drums, percussion, horns, violin, guitar, bass, cello, flute, keyboard, plus several tempo variations to help the video editor to sync to a variety of musical scenarios. Source: 35mm film. Tranquiloscopes is a collection of tranquil kaleidoscopic animations featuring mesmerizing displays of evolving shapes and colors. This collection offers a variety of themes, all seamless looping. Source: Computer generated. Tropical Hawaii allows you to watch the sun set through gently swaying palm trees or relax on warm sandy beaches in a sparkling turquoise bay. Enjoy the scenic splendor of miles of pristine coastline then cool off amid the lush foliage, trees and fragrant flowers that help make Tropical Hawaii your own private paradise. Source: High-definition video. Virtual Insanity hovers on the verge of insanity with dynamic computer generated backgrounds. Vivid color schemes combine with bold designs to give these animations that extra edge. Source: Computer generated. West Coast City Aerials contains overhead shots of San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Oakland, Portland and Seattle. A westcam gyro-stabilized cinematography system was used for most of the shots yielding ultra-smooth feature-quality images. Source: 35mm film. Ancient Egypt-V-Line includes rare footage of Egyptian pyramids, tombs, temples, hieroglyphics, statues, carvings, and even a mummy! Source: DV, Digital Betacam or Betacam SP. Washington DC V-Line contains the Capitol Building, White House, Supreme Court, Arlington Cemetery, Tomb of the Unknown, plus various other memorials. Source: DV, Digital Betacam or Betacam SP.
Users interested in the various collections can audition clips from Artbeats’ Web site. You can view small thumbnals, high-def still frames, storyboard views and full-motion low res clips.
All of Artbeats’ standard definition products are licensed royalty-free for all uses. The files are delivered in QuickTime format in 1080p (1920 x 1080 pixel) resollution encoded using Photo JPEG at high quality setting with a frame rate of 30fps. Most of the footage is available in NTSC or PAL formats for Mac OS and Windows. Prices range from $249 to $599 per collection, or $149 to $199 per clip.