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Announcing new U/W Video Site

The launch of, the first Community Marketplace to be offered by DVfootage, revolutionizes how stock footage is bought and sold. This online stock footage portal was developed to leverage the power of digital communications to create an opportunity for Buyers to retrieve, preview, and purchase clips from numerous independent Providers, who maintain control of the branding, pricing, and terms-of-use for each clip.

Buyers can find the most comprehensive collection of ocean-related stock footage available online. Purchase is quick and simple. Footage can be instantly searched, previewed, licensed, and delivered on CD, DVD or immediate download. All clips are clearly priced by the Provider based on royalty-free or rights-managed terms-of-use. Buyers are provided with extensive search options, including: search by keyword, subject categories, license terms, price, cinematographer, and originating format. is developed by DVfootage, a company that prides itself on promoting independence in stock footage sales and distribution. DVfootage founder, Dan Baron, has worked in the stock footage management and sales industry for the last 10 years. “Cinematographers want to access global markets for their footage, yet not give up control over the price, terms-of-use, and branding of their product. Meanwhile, footage buyers are expecting immediate retrieval, preview, license, purchase and delivery of clips. DVfootage has developed the Community Marketplace model to answer both needs,” said Baron.

The content at reflects the high quality standards DVfootage requires for submittal. All footage is acquired utilizing 3-chip MiniDV, DVCam, Betacam SP, or Digital Betacam video cameras. All clips are available for download in DV NTSC (720×480, 29.97fps) or DV PAL (720×576, 25fps) or can be acquired on the originating tape format.

Providers pay an annual hosting fee starting at $750 and receive 75% royalties on all sales. DVfootage plans to expand the Community Marketplace within the year to include nature, travel, action sports, and business footage.

For more information please call the DVfootage sales office at 866-DVFOOTAGE or email

Stephan Whelan
Stephan Whelan
Stephan is the Founder of His passion for the underwater world started at 8 years old with a try-dive in a hotel pool on holiday that soon formulated into a lifelong love affair with the oceans. In 1996 he set up and has grown the site to be the most popular diving website and community in the world.