NEW YORK, April 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Shutterstock Images LLC, a leading provider of high-quality stock photography, vectors, illustrations and footage, today announced it has surpassed 500,000 video clips in its collection, solidifying it as a top provider of royalty-free stock footage. The global image marketplace has also unveiled a new HTML5 player for videos, making it possible for users to browse hundreds of thousands of clips on leading mobile devices, including the new iPad.
Committed to the highest quality content, Shutterstock reached this milestone by securing material from some of the best cinematographers in the world. "We're working with top contributors in every category," said VP of Content, Scott Braut. "This includes timelapse, editorial, landscapes, fashion, and others." With some of the best licensable content on the web, and clips starting at just $14 for web formats, and going up to $79 for HD, the stock video site has become a favorite among advertisers, marketers and filmmakers.
A recent partnership with award-winning documentary filmmaker Rick Ray, facilitated the addition of thousands of SD and HD clips ranging from aerial shots to extreme sports. Shutterstock also represents more than 5,000 video clips from the Everett Collection's RetroKlips, giving the site a rich collection of vintage live action and animation.
"As a global marketplace for imagery, video is an important business initiative for Shutterstock, and one with increasing demand and opportunity," said company President Thilo Semmelbauer. "We are very excited to welcome new talent in every visual category, and are always looking for new ways to provide a dynamic marketplace," he added.
Shutterstock has produced a video showcasing some of the best content in the collection. Please watch it on Vimeo.
Shutterstock works closely with its growing contributor community of photographers, videographers, illustrators and designers to curate a global marketplace for royalty-free, top-quality imagery. Shutterstock adds tens of thousands of rights-cleared images each week, and with more than 18 million files currently available, the company recently celebrated its 200-millionth image download.
Headquartered in New York City, Shutterstock also owns Bigstock, a value-oriented stock agency that offers both credit and simple Pay As You Go purchasing options.