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Choosing the Right Format and Size
Rights-ready and royalty-free single clips
There are several single clip format and resolution sizes to purchase for final project use based on availability and the "Mastered to" format.
Med-res quality - 640x480 pixels, ~1 Mbps, MPEG4
  • For use in productions where a full-screen display is not needed. Uses such as internet or intranet display or for layering into a full-screen project.
Broadcast quality NTSC (equivalent to a Digital Betacam) - 720x486 pixels - 29.97 frames per second (standard definition)
  • For use in full-screen productions distributed for broadcast or television display viewing in countries that utilize the NTSC format - commercials, corporate videos, etc.
Broadcast quality PAL (equivalent to a Digital Betacam) - 720x576 pixels - 25 frames per second (standard definition)
  • For use in full-screen productions distributed for broadcast or television display viewing in countries that utilize the PAL format - TV promos, corporate videos, and so on.
HD 8-bit Photo JPEG (high definition)
  • For use in HD productions at a 16:9 aspect ratio.
  • The clips are provided in a flattened QuickTime format with 95% Photo JPEG compression.
  • The file size ranges from 100MB to 500MB based on the duration of a clip.
HD 10-bit ProRes 422 (HQ)
  • High quality HD clips in Apple ProRes 422 format for use in Final Cut Pro X, as well as Adobe Premiere & Avid Media Composer Family editing products. This high performance format allows for lower data and storage rates than uncompressed SD.
Royalty-free single clips only
There are several formats for purchase that are only available in royalty-free for final project use.
Lo-res web quality - 240x180 pixels - 15 frames per second
  • For use on the internet or intranet as well as mobile devices where the screen display is appropriate to accommodate this size.
Med-res multimedia quality - 480x360 pixels - 15 frames per second
  • For use in productions where a full-screen display is not needed. Uses such as internet or intranet display or for layering into a full-screen project.
"Originally shot on" and "Mastered to" descriptions on the Clip details page

The following information is captured in the "Originally shot on" and "Mastered to" areas of the Clip details page.

"Originally shot on" is a combination of:

Media format + display resolution (frame size) + frame rate (interlaced or progressive)

"Mastered to" is a combination of:

Media format + bit rate + compression + display resolution (frame size) + frame rate (interlaced or progressive)

Example

Mastered to: QuickTime 8-bit HDV HD 1080 60i
  • QuickTime - media format
  • 8-bit - bit rate
  • HDV - compression
  • HD 1080 - display resolution (frame size)
  • 60i - frame rate (interlaced or progressive)