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23 July 2010

Enabled by its new video-friendly architecture, now offers users access to over 800,000 screening clips from some of the world’s top footage companies. The inclusion of these world-class images brings a whole new dimension to’s search and screening platform, and makes it one of the world’s largest online repositories of stock footage clips.

Most recently, Australia-based Absolutely Wild Visuals added 36,000 clips to the platform. Earlier in 2010, Getty Images came on board with 300,000 clips, FootageBank HD added 70,000 and CriticalPast loaded 57,000. In all, clips from 16 footage collections can now be screened through the site.

True to its roots as a text-based search engine, remains committed to providing researchers with access to millions of detailed text records. For deep archival research, there is often no substitute for text. But the footage industry has shifted by and large to a visual search paradigm, and there's no arguing with the power and immediacy of an online clip. So now all searches deliver, as a default, both screening clips where available as well as text.

The transformation from a mainly text-based search engine to a visual search resource required the addition of an array of new online functionality, as well as a more robust backend storage and delivery system. The redesigned user interface and improved search capabilities provide researchers with the necessary tools to fully utilize its vast footage database, work with images, manage results and communicate with's content partners. They also help’s content partners better present their stock footage collections to the global production community.

By providing both a growing collection of online screening clips as well as millions of detailed text records, offers footage researchers maximum flexibility in how they discover and obtain motion content.

About is the world’s premier online footage search engine. Since 1994, has been the film & video production industry’s most comprehensive resource for serious footage research, providing access to over 6 million records and over 800,000 online clips. At, researchers can search over 30 top stock, archival and news footage databases simultaneously from a single site, compare results across multiple collections, find the best motion content and save time. exists to help footage researchers find the best stock video footage, archival film and news B-Roll, and to provide its content suppliers with new customer leads.

For more information:
David Seevers
Thriving Archives
(415) 839-7333