AREA 6 Launches FLIGHT PATH 4K Footage Collection


500+ very high-altitude vertical aerial shots showcase the variety and beauty of Earth's terrain as seen from orbit

Last Updated: January 4, 2017 9:38 pm GMT
(Colorado--January 4, 2017) VFX stock footage developer and publisher AREA 6 announced today the release of Flight Path, a collection of more than 500 4K vertical aerial shots. The DCI 4K CG clips realistically simulate very high-altitude vertical aerial overflights by using high-resolution ~30-meter-per-pixel OLI (Operational Land Imager) mosaics from the USGS/NASA Landsat archives.

The clips are generously long - 31 seconds - to accommodate retiming or lengthy narration, and they include a "reload" effect during the last second to enable looping, making them useful for in-camera playback.

Flight Path covers a broad mix of earthly terrain and weather conditions, and includes international cities and rural landscapes ranging from frozen glaciers to Antarctic ice sheets, tundra, deserts, rocky arid regions, forests, mountain ranges, farmland, volcanoes, rivers, lakes, coastal waters, islands and tropical jungles.

AREA 6 produced the collection in response to a growing number of requests for custom DCI 4K versions of its best-selling linear aerial surveillance clips, which use some of the same images, but which are formatted for UHD and include HUD elements.

The entire Flight Path collection is available now through Adobe Stock, Fotolia, Pond5 and VideoBlocks. A complete list of all clips in the collection can be found on the AREA 6 site, at

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About AREA 6
AREA 6 provides motion graphics, visual effects and video artists, art directors and technical set dressers with useful, professional-quality production elements and stock footage clips unavailable elsewhere. The company's footage portfolio now includes ten continuously growing volumes of UHD and 4K clips, including aerial surveillance playback screens, visual display playback screens, climate change visualizations, NASA spacecraft, planets/moons and Earth orbit shots. Several new footage collections, including Ascent/Descent and Topographic Voyage, will be released by mid-Spring 2017, and a substantial number of additions to the existing collections are forthcoming. For more about AREA 6, please visit or call us at 303.744.3877

Image credit: Elements of this image furnished by USGS/NASA Landsat.


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