Artbeats Dramatically Expands Royalty-free Stock Footage Library With FootageHub
Posted Oct 14, 2009

Providing filmmakers, editors and designers with quick and easy access to a wider variety of 100 percent royalty-free stock footage, Artbeats, the industry's leading creative footage resource, today announced its launch of FootageHub. Previously available in public beta trial, FootageHub is an extension of the Artbeats library and allows customers to search from a large database of clips derived from over 50 different brands, 20 of which are exclusive to FootageHub. With thousands of diverse and hard-to-acquire shots, Artbeats FootageHub immediately broadens stock footage opportunities for any project or budget range.

"When it comes to stock footage, professionals are looking for the fastest, easiest and most cost-effective solution," says Artbeats Founder and President, Phil Bates. "No one wants to take the time to search several different footage sites just to find a single clip. This is exactly why Artbeats created FootageHub. Whether it is high-resolution RED footage, medical animations or unique and exotic locations, FootageHub provides the breadth that only multiple brands can bring. Through this concept, customers can access a vast resource of downloadable royalty-free clips in one simple, customized search at www.artbeats.com."

An actively growing resource, Artbeats FootageHub currently includes footage from many notable content providers including Rubberball, A Luna Blue, RocketClips, Steve Gibby and 3D4Medical. The rapid expansion of the FootageHub service allows Artbeats to increase its stock footage library by 10 times in a single month, furthering www.artbeats.com as the most complete, creative resource for royalty-free stock footage needs. Artbeats FootageHub additionally serves as a platform for professional independent producers to distribute their footage libraries, providing an opportunity to stay competitive with large name brands.

Artbeats FootageHub single clips are sold exclusively through www.artbeats.com. While some FootageHub brands are available on other footage sites, only Artbeats maintains this unique gathering of quality, worldwide brands and libraries on one Web site. All full-resolution footage purchased from Artbeats and Artbeats FootageHub is licensed for royalty-free broadcast use, worldwide.

How Artbeats FootageHub Works
Searching for content available through Artbeats and Artbeats FootageHub is simple and fast. Upon entering a keyword, footage from both Artbeats and Artbeats FootageHub libraries is automatically included in all results. This immediately broadens the buyer's options, while saving time in the process. Customers wishing to search only the Artbeats brand may do so using the "Advanced Search" option to narrow their criteria. Artbeats additionally provides free research assistance upon request.

Pricing and Footage Information
FootageHub content is available in a variety of different formats and prices, depending on the brand. Most footage is available in HD, NTSC and PAL. Some brands also offer high-resolution clips in sizes up to 4K.

Because FootageHub content is provided by a variety of individual brands using various cameras and techniques, it is best to consult the footage information page for each clip to find the available formats and pricing.

Artbeats FootageHub Approved Content Program
FootageHub represents both branded libraries and independent professionals, providing a unique opportunity for producers to distribute their footage as part of a large, widely recognized library. For additional information about becoming an Artbeats FootageHub Approved library or producer, please visit http://www.artbeats.com/submissions.

About Artbeats
Artbeats, founded in 1989, is an award-winning provider of royalty-free stock footage for broadcast, feature films, commercial, multimedia, game development and independent producers. The Artbeats library encompasses an extensive array of royalty-free NTSC, PAL, HD and RED high-resolution clips in a variety of subjects including aerials, cities, nature scenics, special effects, medical animations, international locations and much more. Introduced in 2009, Artbeats FootageHub is a diverse, ever-growing online conglomeration of over 50 unique brands of stock footage that expands creative possibilities for any project or budget.

Customers may view and purchase fully royalty-free single clips or full collections from Artbeats and Artbeats' FootageHub 24 hours a day, seven days a week, providing convenient resources for creative professionals around the globe.

Artbeats is headquartered in Myrtle Creek, Ore. with a staff of artists, producers, technicians and marketers. Some of Artbeats' clients include Dreamworks, Comedy Central, BBC, DirecTV, American Idol, Pixar, CNN, Activision and many more.

For more information, please visit www.artbeats.com.