ARTList Changes the Stock Footage Game with 8K Raw

Stock music service ArtList is jumping into the deep end of the stock footage market with ArtGrid, a new service that will offer up to 8K Raw royalty free stock footage on a subscription basis. That’s “turning things up to eleven,” now isn’t it?

Artgrid has an innovative solution to the painful process of digging through hundreds of clips in order to tell the perfect story. All of the footage will be presented as part of a story created by the filmmakers themselves, rather than standalone clips. This gives you a full palette of options to fit your scene and helps you create more meaningful content when using stock footage.

What’s unique about how ArtGrid will work, is that not only will users be able to get up to 8K Raw stock footage, but ArtList believes that by using a “story driven” search model will make it easier for filmmakers to wade through their catalog to get just the shots they’re looking for.

A beautiful shot is great, but nothing beats a good story. That’s why Artgrid delivers every great shot as part of a great story. Having the entire story at your fingertips gives you full creative freed to create more inspiring content.

How it will work is that the creator of the stock footage will great their own ‘story driven’ clips,, which will then be curated to make it simpler for the client to find exactly what they’re looking for. Since they’re already thinking of a needed shot for a specific scene, like say an action shot, filmmakers can avoid any shots which are close, but no cigar, and focus in on the exact tone of a scene that they are wanting to achieve.

ArtGrid will offers video footage at three subscription levels, based on resolution:

  • Junior – 1080p HD
  • Creator – 4 to 8K
  • Professional – 4 to 8K + RAW/LOG, through ProRes Raw, DNxHD/HR, and RedCode Raw R3D

We give you one simple license, and full access to our entire footage catalog. The best footage, available in a simple and easy way.

Subscriptions will offer unlimited downloads with a worldwide license, and will also include commercial use.  ArtList hasn’t settled on an annual subscription fee just yet, that will be determined before the official launch, but they do say that the fee with be all inclusive, with no need to pay extra for any additional video license fees.

ArtGrid is also offering up to five free clips to hype their launch, and users can get in on the ground floor with early access by subscribing to the ArtGride newsletter.  My guess is, those users will be a defacto beta test to shake out the bugs.  But if ArtGrid can pull it off, a fresh stock footage catalog that’s easy to search is always a welcome thing.

The service will launch in Spring of 2019, which means you can bet they’ll have a booth at NAB. For more details, and to sign up for the newsletter, check out https://artgrid.io.

About James DeRuvo 801 Articles
Editor in Chief at doddleNEWS. James has been a writer and editor at doddleNEWS for nearly a decade. As a producer/director/writer James won a Telly Award in 2005 for his Short Film "Searching for Inspiration. James is a recovering talk show producer from KABC in Los Angeles, and a weekly guest on the Digital Production Buzz with Larry Jordan.

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