(AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands -- IBC -Hall 2, Stand 140 -- Sept. 9, 2005) Artbeats, an industry leader in high-quality royalty-free stock footage, today announced that it will showcase more than a dozen new High Definition (HD) and PAL international lifestyle and establishment collections during the 2005 International Broadcasters Convention (IBC).
The company’s ambitious global HD project consisted of seven film shoots in twelve countries and represents one of the most extensive HD initiatives by a stock footage company. Artbeats’ award-winning library of 350 titles, 108 of which are HD, feature superior technical and visual quality footage that can be used in film, television and multimedia design.
Artbeats used F900/3 CineAlta HD cameras to capture truly unique footage of a wide variety of lifestyles, portraits, landmarks, religions and crowd scenes from around the globe. Some of the company’s newest titles include: The Holy Land, People of Central America, People of East Africa, People of the Andes, People of the Middle East, People of the South Pacific, Faces of the World 1 and Children of the World 1. Artbeats will highlight these stunning new international HD collections and several other new titles, for the first time to an international audience at IBC, Hall 2, Stand 140.
“It was an honor and an adventure to work with Artbeats on its global HD initiative,” said Craig Walters, veteran director and cinematographer. “As DP on several of the Artbeats shoots, it was my job to shoot footage of cultures in East Africa, Central America, India and the South Pacific. Because our Sony HDW-F900 CineAlta camera package was fairly lightweight, we were able to travel to remote locations and capture authentic, visually rich imagery of various tribes and cultures, something that would have been much more difficult using traditional 35mm equipment.”
“We wanted to expand our library with more diverse footage of international faces and places – lifestyles in third world countries, unique people groups and varied cultures – and it made sense to shoot it all in HD,” said Phil Bates, Artbeats’ president. “We are very proud of the resulting titles, which received very positive feedback at NAB 2005, and we look forward to the response from the international broadcasting community attending IBC.”
Artbeats will also feature new HD adolescent lifestyles and HD aerials collections during IBC, including: College Life, School Days, Going Out, Teen Life, Teens on the Edge, Portraits-Teens, Las Vegas Aerials, Northeast City Aerials; and two new V-line collections: Florida Beaches and British Coastal Villages.
Pricing and Availability
Artbeats' footage is available in HD-1920x1080, D1 NTSC-720 x 486 or D1 PAL-720 x 576 resolutions. Pricing for Artbeats HD collections range from USD $799-$899; standard definition collections range from USD $229-$699.
Artbeats, founded in 1989, is an award-winning provider of royalty-free stock footage and still imagery for broadcast, film features, commercial, desktop video, game development and multimedia. The Artbeats library includes nature, special effects, scenics, aerials, lifestyles, backgrounds and much more. Quality, resolution and pricing make Artbeats Digital Film Library one of the leading choices by industry professionals. The library includes 350 titles, 108 of which are HD. Artbeats is headquartered in Myrtle Creek, Ore. with a staff of artists, producers, technicians and marketers. Some of Artbeats' clients include Disney, Dreamworks, Comedy Central, BBC, Cartoon Networks, The Asylum, MTV, Direct TV, Country Music Awards, American Idol, Universal Studios, Pixar, CNN, Activision and many more. For more information or to purchase clips, visit the company’s Web site at www.artbeats.com.