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Corbis Launches New Motion Web Site with Significantly Expanded Collection

1 July 2009

New Sophisticated E-commerce Web Site is Easy for Customers to Use and Has Ten Times More Video Clips

Corbis, a leading visual media provider for the creative community, has launched a new Corbis Motion ( web site with innovative features and a considerably larger footage collection, including tens of thousands of high definition(HD), rights managed(RM) and royalty free(RF)clips.

Ten Times More Footage via Thought Equity Motion Partnership
Corbis Motion has increased the size of its collection from about 30,000 to 300,000 clips. Through a new partnership with Thought Equity Motion, content from premier film and entertainment companies such as Paramount Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc., National Geographic, Sony Pictures Entertainment, HBO Archives and Smithsonian Channel is available through Corbis Motion.

The expanded collection includes nearly 150,000 clips in HD as well as 80,000 RF clips, which can be licensed once and used across all types of media for the licensed use for as long as customers want. Corbis Motion will continue to add thousands of the latest clips to its collection on a regular basis.

Industry-Leading Web site and Customer Experience
The new Corbis Motion web site features advanced search, purchase and real-time delivery options that make it among the most sophisticated footage-licensing web sites in the industry. The new web site has online purchasing and instant delivery that allows customers to download footage quickly and easily.

  • Additional advanced web site features include:
  • Search technology that accelerates the search experience by delivering “sets” of relevant clips.
  • Clickless preview technology that saves customers time by allowing them to instantly preview footage by scrolling their mouse over an image. 
  • Viewing technology that allows customers to view a variety of shot angles and sequences from a scene so they can find a greater selection of shot options when creating new stories or creative messages.
  • Ability to instantly purchase and download footage in a variety of formats including HD, PAL and NTSC. From broadcast to streaming video to video podcasts and LED displays and billboards, Corbis Motion provides the right footage in the right mediums.
  • Frame-accurate comps that allow customers to assess the editing scope of a clip before purchase. Customers can simply drop in the master file and all previous edits are automatically applied.
  • The web site is available in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch and Japanese. E-commerce transactions can be conducted in U.S. dollars, Canadian dollars, British pounds, euros, Australian dollars as well as through PayPal.

Recognized Customer Service, Image Search and Rights Clearances
Corbis Motion will continue to offer its renowned customer service, including subject matter and conceptual footage search, to help clients quickly and easily find and license the best clips for any creative product. Corbis’ Rights Services brand, GreenLight (, can help clients handle complex rights clearances for people, personas, trademarks, landmarks, music and other iconic intellectual property featured in footage clips so that they can be used in advertising activities.

“The new Corbis Motion provides customers with a fast, convenient search and a smooth, simple purchasing and delivery experience,” said Doug Segers, Director, Corbis Motion. “We have outstanding HD, RM and RF collections that can serve all types of creative needs from film and television to new media.”

About Corbis
Corbis is a leading visual media provider for the creative community, licensing the widest array of award-winning contemporary, historical and entertainment photography as well as extensive collections of acclaimed illustration and footage. Its imagery is seen everyday around the world in advertising, media, publishing and corporate communications. Corbis is headquartered in Seattle with 18 offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia that serve more than 50 countries worldwide. For more information, visit

For customers interested in learning more about Corbis products and services:
United States: 1-800-260-0444

For more information or images from Corbis, press only:
Dan Perlet
Director, Communications
+44 (0) 20 2644 7418

Jessica Francisco
Weber Shandwick for Corbis
+1 (212) 445-8027