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TrendWatch Fast Fact: HD Stock Video Market Growing

Independent filmmakers buying HD stock video By Jim Whittington, TrendWatch Inc.
TrendWatch logoIn this quick feature, TrendWatch founding partner Jim Whittington offers you interesting factoids based on market research from the broadcast and graphics industries. In this edition, see how indy filmmakers are increasingly buying HD stock video.

Fact: 18% of U.S. Independent filmmakers plan to buy HD stock video in 2005

Why should you care?
Independent filmmakers planning to buy HD stock report they will buy equal amounts of royalty free and licensed use HD stock video 8% each. In addition, 16% of production companies plan this investment 12% will buy royalty free HD stock video and 6% will buy licensed use HD stock. Overall, the number of U.S. studios/facilities planning to buy HD stock video is increasing slowly up to 8% from 5% a year ago. As for SD stock video, 6% of independent filmmakers plan to buy 4% licensed use and 2% royalty free SD stock video.

-- Excerpted from the TrendWatch Visual Effects/Dynamic Media Report - Issue #5, Summer 2004.


These market facts are based on original TrendWatch market research with executives and business owners in the TV/Broadcast and visual effects industries. You can  reach the TrendWatch Partners, Jim Whittington and Dr. Joseph Webb via e-mail at, or visit  the company's Web site at

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