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What sets us apart?

Titles not clips.

Many stock footage houses on the internet offer material that ranges from historic to contemporary footage. Depending on the content, the buyer can expect to pay an average of $120 for a clip lasting 15 seconds to 2 minutes. Here at FilmFileShop, you can pay $105 for an entire story in HD ProRes422 that may be 10 minutes in length! Watch the entire title in the store to view the content that you will receive.

Our previews are 640 x 360 to make study easy, even on your mobile devices. What you will receive when you purchase are 1920 x 1080 HD ProRes422 files derived from our master 10-bit uncompressed high definition source files.

Source matters

Some “clip sellers” do not divulge a video file’s background and contextual information. If you just need 15 seconds’ worth of adorable puppy, origin may not be of much interest to you. But what if you are researching “dogs in war” for a documentary or history project? You need the whole enchilada for context and you need to know all the information that you can dig up: title, producer, date, location, etc. Our titles come with their provenance, to the extent possible. For our National Archives (NARA) titles, we identify each title using the NARA nomenclature.  If you are a history buff, you will appreciate knowing how each title fits into the larger scope of material.
See our Deciphering the NARA code.

Format source also matters in the high definition world. All of our high definition files were transferred in high definition directly to file from motion picture film. We do not provide up-converted material from standard definition. No secret proprietary up-conversion process exists to match the high definition resolution of a 10-bit uncompressed 1920 x 1080 file!