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Artbeats Goes Global with New International HD CollectionsExclusive footage of diverse cultures around the world (April 12, 2005)
Artbeats, the industrys leading provider of unique, high quality royalty-free stock footage, today announced that it will debut more than a dozen new High Definition (HD) international lifestyle and establishment collections at next weeks National Association of Broadcasters Convention (NAB). Derived from seven film shoots in twelve countries, Artbeats newest titles feature compelling and authentic footage of lifestyles, portraits, landmarks, religions and crowd shots in Central America, the Andes, East Africa, the Middle East, India, Southeast Asia and the South Pacific, and represent one of the most extensive global HD projects ever completed by a stock footage company. Artbeats will premier these stunning new titles on the companys 60-foot video wall containing 12 HD plasma monitors at NAB 2005, booth SL1219.
?We recognized an increased demand for visuals of people from the global community lifestyles in third world countries, unique people groups and varied cultures and decided to orchestrate this shoot, said Phil Bates, Artbeats president. ?This was the most demanding and time consuming project Artbeats has ever completed. We are very proud of the results and look forward to launching this amazing new footage during NAB.
All the footage was shot on F900/3 CineAlta HD cameras at 29.97fps progressive and will be added to Artbeats Lifestyles and Establishments category. Some of these new 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.
To learn more about these collections, visit Artbeats Web site at www.artbeats.com.
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 Digital Film 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 337 titles, 101 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 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 companys Web site at www.artbeats.com.
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