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Frequently Asked Questions

Video Download Formats

All of the video clip previews on this site are in the QuickTime format, you will need to make sure you have the latest version of the Quicktime player. The preview clip size is 512 x 288 pixels and typically a 15 second clip will have a file size of 3.0 MB.

Files to be downloaded are also in the QuickTime format and the formats are as follows:
HD - XDCam EX HD format or XDCam MPEG2 422 format both 1920 x 1080 pixels at either 35 mbps or 50 mbps
SD - DVCam PAL format 720 x 576 pixels at 25 mbps

Please check with your editing software manufacturer that your program can accept these formats. Check compatability with this Test Footage. We can arrange for delivery in alternative formats, but this may incur an additional charge.


Enter your search criteria, multiple words are accepted. The search engine queries Title, Description, Keyword and Clipnumber ID fields. We use keywords to denote thematic information i.e. historic, government, industry etc.

How to buy and clip delivery

Add your clips to the shopping cart from the player page. You can choose either SD or HD where the option exists. Once your clips have been added to the Shopping Cart you can proceed directly to the checkout to complete your order, from here you will be directed to the PayPal payment page.

Upon receipt of payment we will send you an email to the address specified during the payment process. We will normally do this on the same working day. The email will include download instructions. The files will be available to download for a period of 10 days from date of purchase. If the clips are required on CD or DVD an extra charge will be incurred.


For simplicity our clips are priced at £29.95 for material originated on DVCam, £39.95 for material originated on XDCam and files for web based videos are £9.95. This includes VAT at the current UK rate. If you are VAT exempt and can prove this reliably then we will be happy to refund the vat amount to you.


All payments are processed through the PayPal system where you can either use an existing PayPal account or your credit card. You do not need to be a PayPal member to use the facility.

Additional costs

Download from our server is free
Transfer of files to CD or DVD £30.00

Shipping costs

UK £15.00
Europe £25.00
Rest of the world £35.00

If you have any further questions please contact us