Pond5 Passes 2 Million Video Clips, Offers RED Native Files

Posted on 12/11/2013 by Jim Pickerell | Printable Version | Comments (0)

Pond5’s stock footage collection now exceeds 2 million clips. In addition the Redcode RAW (R3D) -- the native format for the popular RED series of ultra-HD cameras -- is now supported on the platform (http://www.pond5.com/r3d).

With the largest selection of royalty-free video on the web and the addition of RED, the production format of choice for many top filmmakers, Pond5 continues to empower media producers with its vibrant marketplace for creativity.

“RED offers stunning resolution and color depth, and enormous flexibility in post-production,” said Javier Salinas, Lead Video Curator. “We’ve been seeing an increasing amount of 4K and higher resolution footage coming onboard, and there’s fast-growing demand for it from our buyers.

We’re proud to be leading the charge by becoming the first true marketplace to support R3D, making their pristine, customizable, professional-quality footage accessible to a wider audience.”

At 2 million clips, Pond5’s stock video collection is the largest in the world, and has doubled in size over the past year. Meanwhile, the site is seeing accelerating growth across all media types. “Thanks to the tens of thousands of artists around the world who have entrusted us to represent their content, we are rapidly expanding the size of our collection, as well as its quality and diversity,” said co-founder and CEO Tom Bennett. “We’ve found that by giving our artists greater freedom and control, we’ve ended up with higher-quality content, and more of it.”

Headquartered in New York City with employees in over 14 countries around the world, Pond5 has seen accelerating growth over the past several years. The company offers contributors industry-leading royalties and allows them to set their own prices. 

Copyright © 2013 Jim Pickerell. The above article may not be copied, reproduced, excerpted or distributed in any manner without written permission from the author. All requests should be submitted to Selling Stock at 10319 Westlake Drive, Suite 162, Bethesda, MD 20817, phone 301-461-7627, e-mail: wvz@fpcubgbf.pbz

Jim Pickerell is founder of www.selling-stock.com, an online newsletter that publishes daily. He is also available for personal telephone consultations on pricing and other matters related to stock photography. He occasionally acts as an expert witness on matters related to stock photography. For his current curriculum vitae go to: http://www.jimpickerell.com/Curriculum-Vitae.aspx.  


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