NEW YORK, Feb. 9, 2006. ShutterStock(TM) (www.ShutterStock.com), the largest subscription-based stock photo agency in the world, is pleased to announce the launch of ShutterStock Footage(TM), a new resource for stock video. The first among its competitors to expand into royalty-free video content, ShutterStock Footage(TM) - online at footage.shutterstock.com - is now accepting submissions, and will be ready to serve customers in the spring of 2006.
The introduction of video capabilities is the latest in a series of milestones for ShutterStock(TM). The past year has been marked by extraordinary growth for the company, a phenomenon that made ShutterStock(TM) - whose photo library now numbers close to 570,000 images - the largest subscription-based stock photo agency in the world in January of this year.
"We are thrilled to be branching into video," said Jon Oringer, ShutterStock's founder and CEO. "ShutterStock(TM) was founded to fill a gap in the stock photography market, and we see the same need among creative professionals working in video. People need premium quality footage that's easy to download, and affordable to use; ShutterStock Footage(TM) will provide just that."
ShutterStock Footage(TM) will offer a wide variety of royalty-free material, categorized by subject and searchable by keyword. Video clips will be up to one minute in length, and will range in price from $79 to $299 per clip, depending on resolution and quality. Once a video clip has been purchased, the customer can use the footage royalty-free, forever.
Much like ShutterStock(TM), which relies on over 20,000 photographers from around the world to generate their cutting-edge photo library, ShutterStock Footage(TM) is seeking top-quality submissions from videographers. All submitted footage will be evaluated by expert screeners, subject to strict criteria including resolution, quality, and subject matter. Footage that makes the cut will be posted to the site, becoming part of the video library. When customers download a given video clip, the videographer will earn a 30% commission on the sale price.
ShutterStock Footage(TM) is now accepting submissions. Submission guidelines are as follows:
-- Length: one minute maximum
-- Resolution: standard resolution, 640 x 480 pixels, or higher
-- Format: QuickTime, WMV, MPG, DV, HDDV, AVI
Submitters are encouraged to visit footage.shutterstock.com to learn more about how to submit footage to the site.
"We are constantly impressed by the caliber of photographs we receive at ShutterStock(TM) and we expect no less for the video submissions to ShutterStock Footage(TM)," said Oringer. "We look forward to building strong, mutually-beneficial relationships with talented videographers - and to growing ShutterStock Footage(TM) together."
ShutterStock Footage is now live at footage.shutterstock.com and is accepting video submissions. Sales capabilities will launch in early spring 2006.
Founded in 2003, ShutterStock(TM) is the largest subscription-based supplier of royalty-free stock photography. Its outstanding collection of premium images combined with a user-friendly subscription model has made ShutterStock(TM) a trusted resource for an expanding global customer base. ShutterStock(TM) currently has over 500,000 images available to its subscribers, a number that increases every day. For more information, visit www.ShutterStock.com.