Interested in quality video clips? Film? Then march over to the BBC archive, which includes high-quality motion imagery from the BBC & CBS.
Launched in late June, the archive is either a data mining dream or nightmare: more than 8 million subject categories spanning more the 70 years. For those of us more plebian in our searches, the first cut is only 12 categories.
The site requires Microsoft Windows Media Player. Quicktime clips are available upon request. Footage can be provided as NTSC or PAL; DigiBeta, BetaSP or VHS; and in 4:3 or 16:9 aspect ratio.
Licensing costs depend upon an additional four factors: territory (where in the world will the images be viewed), usage type (broadcast, web, CD, etc.), rights type (internal or external), and duration (how long will you use the images – 1 month, 1 year, 5 years).
Thanks to ResearchBuzz for the tip.