Issue: Wednesday, April 18, 2007


LAS VEGAS - Myrtle Creek, OR-based royalty-free stock footage provider Artbeats ( released dozens of new collections and solo clips at the National Association of Broadcasters Convention, many of which are available in HD. New titles include “Burning House,” “Grow!,” “Lightning Storms,” “Storm Clouds 2,” “Mayhem HD,” “Code Rage,” “Timelapse Flowers 3,” “Protestants,” and “Catholics.” Some of the new solo clips are sold individually and are not part of a specific collection.

The “Burning House” collection includes pyrotechnic footage of a fire that ignites in a garage and spreads to the rest of the house. “Grow!” shows the effects of time on plants and flowers. “Lightning Storms” is the result of a recent storm chasing expedition.

“Mayhem HD” features footage of breaking glass, splattering paint, blowing leaves and floating debris. The “Protestants” and “Catholics” collections include footage of worship, singing, Bible studies, stained glass, processions and other religious imagery.

The company is showing its collection of imagery on a 45-foot video wall containing 42 HD plasma monitors. Material is available in HD-1920x1080, D1 NTSC-720x486 or D1 PAL-720x576 resolutions. Pricing for HD collections range from $799 to $899; SD collections are between $399 and $699. Individual HD clips start at $300, while SD clips start at $199. The Solo Clips, which are not part of an existing collection, start at $300 for HD and $199 for NTSC/PAL.