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Registering with Framepool is easy and free. Being registered enables you to store and manage selected video shots and stills permanently in your own project folders.
This is particularly useful for any extensive and professional research work you perform on our website.
Your user account also contains an overview of all your purchased licenses and allows easy sharing of projects with other users.
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However, the steadily increasing image resolution of video cameras allows for individual frames to be used for printing and online purposes.
Our archive offers a massive pool of fresh and unique still images – not only to customers in the print and online publishing industry.
Read more about the possibilities of cross-media publishing on our blog
We offer film and video footage in two different license categories: Royalty Free (RF) and Rights Managed (RM).
With RF licenses you pay only a one-time license fee, even if you use the material several times and in various projects. RF is a perpetual license that provides re-use of the specific shots by the same customer.
RM licenses specify the use of shots with respect to the media (TV, internet, cinema, etc.), the duration and the geographical distribution. The licensing fee is calculated based on an accurately specified usage. RM material is of superior technical and cinematic value and as such is the best footage choice for high-quality productions.
License packs: A set of pre-selected license packages, that cover essential and commonly requested rights of use at one click.
Some of our licensors offer attractive package-rates specifically for internet use of their film material.
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Read our short guide on searching and licensing here
When viewing a search result, bin or individual shot, switch your searchbar mode to STILLS
Add any shot displayed in this mode to your shotlist or cart. You will then be prompted to select specific still frames from the video shot.
Shots from the same production (bin) are displayed on each shot details page, below your licensing options.
A selection of visually similar shots is displayed underneath your production bin.
More on visual search results in the following question: How does Visual Search work?
Click the on any shot from your search result to match it with shots of a similar image structure and keywords. Keyword significance can be increased or decreased, additionally, in the left hand side toolbar.
Find out more on how Visual Search works on our blog
The scope of the rights granted may vary as described int he question:
What do "RM" and "RF" mean and what are "License packs"?
- The price for Royalty Free (RF) shots is displayed directly.
- To calculate Rights Managed (RM) shots, click on the Your price button on any shot in your search result or navigate to the shot details of a specific shot.
You can choose from a set of frequently used license packs and immediately display the corresponding price by selecting one of these licenses.
- To calculate an individual usage, click "Show more licenses" and proceed with setting your custom license in four steps:
- Step 1: select the type of production - or the "usage" - from the list.
- Step 2: select the type of media intended for publication. Selecting a full media package is generally more cost effective than an individual selection.
- Step 3: select – if applicable – the territory for which the footage is to be licensed. Countries bought together in a package (i.e. continent) may result cheaper, than choosing single countries.
- Step 4: determine the duration and/or spread of your production. Acquiring a longer term, larger spread or a larger number or transmissions may be more cost-effective than the acquisition of a short-term use.
Detailed information on rights clearance and third party rights is available here
Green dots signal that all applicable rights are fully cleared for all uses. If third party rights (e.g. privacy rights of individuals) are applicable to a shot and require clearance, this rights situation is indicated by yellow dot. Depending on your selected usage, the rights indicator with a shot may change in color to reflect its clearance status in reference that usage.
Allthough you may order any shot without further clearance at your own risk, we strongly advise a clearance of rights prior to use.
We can clear third party rights for you, or provide an indemnification to carry the risk of liability in case of any third party rights violation.
More information on rights clearance and third party rights is available here
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Located at the top you'll find options to repeat your payment via one of our credit card or prepayment options. Please note that delivery of the ordered files will be delayed until full receipt of payment.
New footage material should especially show what is not easily reproducible or only at high costs: Preferably the footage is shot with high-quality equipment such as 4K Sony F65, Red Dragon, ARRI ALEXA, but GoPro and other action formats can work with specialty footage.
In film and photography it’s all about light: it is important that images are shot only at the best lighting conditions!
From the perspective of content, we are looking especially for dynamic shots and superlatives like the fastest animals, the tallest buildings, the longest bridges etc. Footage of people and lifestyle are always in demand, but must be released for promotional uses (release of the persons depicted is absolutely necessary). In advertising, individual dynamic images are of interest. For editorial usage, we are looking for comprehensive coverage for example worldwide locations, presenting the highlights of the earth and other establishing shots. Aerial footage, inclusive drones recordings fit into this category as well.
Historical film materials of all kinds are selling well, especially if they are scanned in HD or 4K formats.