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Shutterstock Select: 4K footage shot on cinema cameras

Shutterstock has introduced a new tier of footage: Shutterstock Select. This collection of exclusive video clips includes far-ranging content — everything from everyday moments to blockbuster-worthy action scenes — all captured by industry pros using cinema-grade cameras. The Shutterstock Select video collection is available to download in both 4K and HD.

“As most filmmakers and cinematographers know, creating high-quality establishing shots are important to any film, but are also very expensive to produce,” says Jon Oringer, founder/CEO of Shutterstock.

This new tier offering features in-demand content categories, such as cinematic aerials, millennial adventure, gastronomy, action scenes and workplace scenes. The shots are filmed on high-end cinema cameras using cinema lenses.

According to Shutterstock’s director, creative video content, Kyle Trotter, a variety of cinema-grade equipment was used to create this collection. The Phantom Flex4K was used for super slow motion 1000fps footage. Contributors also used Red’s latest sensor, the Monstro, on some shoots and as a result filmed large format for some of the content. Additionally, they used the Shotover K1 and Cineflex (both camera rigs for helicopters). In terms of lenses, the Cooke S4s, ARRI/Zeiss Ultra Primes and Sigma Cine Primes were used. This footage was created with a particular focus on Hollywood-style camera movements, composition and acting.

Two of the contributors Shutterstock worked with and are highlighting in this collection are VIA Films’ Daniel Hurst and Aila Images’ Bevan Goldswain. “We aim to build the Shutterstock Select collection by working with more contributors [who can provide  high-quality content] we expect for this offering,” says Trotter. To learn more about contributing, check out their FAQ here.

 

Wazee Digital revamps Commerce portal for faster footage licensing

Wazee Digital, a provider of cloud-native video management and licensing services, has relaunched Wazee Digital Commerce, a portal designed to help rights holders maximize the value of their content by connecting with customers who need specific video clips.

Commerce has been revamped with a completely new look and feel — including improvements to the user interface and user experience — that simplify and enhance the search, preview, download and purchase process for buyers and give sellers a better “storefront” for monetizing their content.

Buyers such as filmmakers, broadcasters and advertising agencies have gone to Commerce to search for and purchase footage to use in their projects. These buyers search and acquire broadcast-quality digital media assets with associated metadata on demand. Thanks to the upgrade, producers, directors and others have a platform that is simpler to navigate.

“One of our main goals is to simplify the user experience while remaining cloud-native, scalable and agile,” said Greg Loose, Wazee Digital’s chief technology officer. “We’re giving buyers an improved and modern search and navigation experience, and our suppliers have an enhanced way to display their content within a completely new and contemporary architecture that allows for frequent product enhancements.”

The new Commerce portal also contains a more intuitive navigation, including enhanced video playback, accelerated downloads and simplified checkout, as well as scalable delivery services, resulting in improved turnaround times for orders.

Commerce features content from more than 120 unique suppliers.