One could assume: NO BIG THING. For some people footage portals, as the necessary addition to stock photo portals, do not exist any longer only as a play of thoughts in the distant future, but are a present reality, together with the convergence of stock photos, footage, TV clips, mobile image and video content all in one place.
"Footage is also the future. We are implementing the process for footage. It’s just a matter of time before we will have available footage for a search. The process has a common lightbox and all the same functionality as still imagery. It will be here by the end of the year. We are already searching millions of pictures. We expect to be searching 10’s of millions of pictures and footage clips."
Now Randy Taylor announced the launch of StockMotionFinder.com, a stock video and film footage search engine specifically designed for the aggregated search of visual content from a variety of independent web sites and databased footage archives in the stock footage industry.
The full launch of the aggregated search tool and related marketing is planned for January 1, 2006.
As StockPhotoFinder corresponds to StockMotionFinder, the next logical step in the product pipeline might be an adapted software solution of StockPipeline especially for the needs of footage producers.
The press release has a lot of details here.