BBC Motion Gallery Debuts Royalty-Free Collections
BBC Motion Gallery, the clip and short form program licensing division of BBC Worldwide, announced the debut of royalty-free footage collections available for purchase through its newly redesigned Web site, featuring immediate access to production-ready clips, improved search functions, and both clickless previews and large-screen previews in QuickTime 7.
With over 11,000 royalty free clips available in almost 200 categories, footage can be licensed and downloaded directly from the Web site on a per-clip basis, or delivered on DVD as entire collections. Once a royalty-free clip has been licensed it can be used as many times, and in as many projects, as the client requires. The extensive selection of royalty free material offers a cost effective solution for users who need high-quality, professional clips in genres such as action, business, fitness, education, health care, natural history, lifestyle, historical events, people, science, technology, travel and more.
The debut of the royalty-free collection coincides with the unveiling of a newly redesigned version of the BBC Motion Gallery website. The new site features clickless motion previews, allowing instant access to every clip on the site. Users will also be able to view high-quality, high-resolution previews in Apple's QuickTime 7. These oversized previews contain a rich body of searchable metadata, one of many features to expedite production workflow. And the newly reinvented site will also launch with an updated version of BBC Motion Gallery's popular Search Widget-previously amongst the ten most popular on Apple's web site. The Widget, now at version 2.0, allows users to search for royalty-free or rights-managed footage, or both, almost instantly without having to launch a browser.