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How can I get a discount on purchases?
There are 2 ways to receive a discount: 1) Buy a Clip Collection (group of similarly themed clips) and save you up to 70% off of the single-clip price. 2) Contact us. Our sales force may be able to give a discount based on several factors including usage, volume and customer loyalty.

Can I collect clips in a shortlist or a bin to narrow my choices? NEW FEATURES!
Yes. When viewing the details of a clip, click on the small icon that looks like a list with an orange plus "+" sign. Clicking this icon will add the clip to your shortlist so that you can easily narrow down your final clip selections. To access your shortlist, click the shortlist link at the top of the page. When you are ready to make your final clip selections, from the shortlist page click the "Add to Cart" button to move a clip from your shortlist to your cart.

Will items in my shortlist be purchased?
No. Only items in your cart will be purchased. To add items to your cart, navigate to your shortlist by clicking on the shortlist link at the top of the page. Then click the "Add to Cart" button for the appropriate clip to move the item from your shortlist to your cart.

Can I sample a watermarked version of the cilp prior to making a purchase? NEW FEATURES!
Yes. When viewing the details of a clip, click on the small icon that looks like a filmstrip with a down arrow in the middle. Clicking this icon will download a medium quality, watermarked version of the clip to your computer. Note: The purchased version will be full quality and will not contain the watermark.

Why can't I download a Low Resolution watermark?
We only offer watermarked versions in High Definition and Standard Definition.

Why can't I download a watermark of a collection?
Because a collection contains multiple clips, you cannot download a watermark version of the entire collection. You must download the watermark version one clip at a time.

How do I find clips using Footage of the World?
We give you two ways to find the perfect clip for your project. Best yet, you can use the two methods together! 1) Narrow your search using our "Refine By" filter functionality and 2) Use Keyword Search capabilities further distill your result set. For example, you can search for the keyword "mountains" and then narrow your search by selecting the location "Austria." Then narrow your selection by selecting "rivers." If you want a pan select "pan." Add another keyword "turquoise" (by using the left navigation Keyword Search) and you'll have narrowed your selection to a clip that has mountains and a turquoise river in Austria which is shot as a pan.

How do I narrow my results by using filters?
After you have searched for a clip using keywords, or have selected the main categories from the home page, you can narrow your selection by simply selecting a filter option under the "Refine By" verbiage on the left navigation bar.

After I refine my search, how do I remove a filter?
Simply click the turquoise filtered item and that filter will be removed.

Can I narrow my results by keywords?
Yes! Use the Keyword Search under the "Refine By" verbiage in the left navigation bar to further refine your results.

Can I remove a keyword so I get more results?
Yes! Simply click the turquoise filtered Keyword item, and that Keyword will be removed.

How are the clips on Footage of the World.com indexed?
All clips on Footage of the World.com are indexed 70+ ways AND given robust, accurate keywords. You have the tools to find your clips using Footage of the World.com.

What is a collection?
A collection is a group of similarly themed clips that naturally fit together. Collections allow you to tell a story, convey a concept and develop an ambiance. Additionally, purchasing collections can save you up to 70% off the single-clip price!

What is the smiley face?
Click the smiley face and see the entire collection where that clip resides. If you like that clip, you'll love the entire collection. Plus, you'll benefit from the huge savings (up to 70%) off purchasing a collection rather than individual clips.

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How much does it cost to register / become a Footage of the World Member?
It's Free! Join today!

How does Footage of the World protect my credit card information?
Our entire site is under a secure connection managed by GeoTrust (One of the largest, most reputable secure certificate authorizer on the web). Additionally, we do not store any credit card information on Footage of the World.com. After transactions are complete, the data is safely deleted.

How does the clip download work?
It's easy! After purchasing your clip(s), you will be taken to the "My Orders" page where you can download the clip by simply clicking on the clip name (as you would for any other file on the internet).

Can I download my clip a few days after I purchase the clip?
Yes! Footage of the World allows you to download your clips within 30 days of purchase. Simply login, go to "My Account" and then click "My Orders."

I have a Promotion Code. How do I receive my discount?
After adding your clips to your cart, click "Checkout Now." Enter your Promotion Code on the checkout page. Your discount will be calculated upon clicking "Continue."

Can I get see the invoice details of my historical orders?
Yes! The invoice details of all previous orders are accessible forever. Simply login, go to "My Account" and then click "My Orders" for a complete list of previous orders and full order details.

Does Footage of the World save my Cart from session to session?
Yes! Just login, shop and if you want to purchase later, simply logout. When you return, login and your cart will be just as you left it.

How do I change my password?
Simply login, go to "My Account" and then click "My Info / Change Password." Enter your Old Password and then enter your New Password. Re-enter it and click the "Change Password" button.

What if I forgot my password?
No problem. From the "Login" screen, click "Forgot Your Password?" You will be instructed to enter your email address that you entered when first signing up at Footage of the World.com. After entering your email address, click "Submit" and your password will be emailed to the address we have on file within 10 minutes.

How do I change my User Name (Email Address)?
Your user name is your email address. So, to change your user name, you must change your email address. To change your email address simply login, go to "My Account" and then click "My Info / Change Password." Update your email address and click "Save General Info."

How do I update my name and company information?
Simply login, go to "My Account" and then click "My Info / Change Password." Update your Name and/or Company Information and click "Save General Info."

How do I update my addresses?
Simply login, go to "My Account" and then click "My Addresses." You can Add a new address, Edit an existing address or Delete an address from this screen. Footage of the World requires that you have at least one address on file. You can also, update and add addresses during the checkout process.

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Do you provide any free samples?
Yes. From the home page, click "Free Clip of the Month." From there, click the desired format to download the sample clip. The sample clip is free. All clips on the site are available for download in the same formats as the sample clip. Additionally, a watermarked version of every clip is available for download so that you can preview your desired clip in your timeline prior to making the purchase.

How do I see the details of a clip?
Click the clip thumbnail and gain access to a larger version of the clip, pricing, and full clip details that include: a) Clip Dimensions b) Format c) Filmed Location d) Clip Duration e) Originally Shot On f) Shot Format g) Frames per Second (FPS) h) Clip ID. Plus you'll be able to link to the clip's collection.

Do the purchased clips have a watermark on them?
No. Only the preview clips on the website have a watermark. Purchased clips will not have a watermark.

What Footage Formats Do you Offer?
Footage of the World offers customers 3 downloadable footage formats: High Definition, Standard Definition and Internet Resolution as follows:

1080P High Definition Clips:
All High Definition Clips are exported using the high quality Photo-JPEG codec. The Photo-JPEG codec is nearly lossless ensuring the clip will retain its vivid colors and qualities. All High Definition clips are 1920x1080 16:9. All clips are shot in High Definition. Quality is #1 at Footage of the World. We deliver the highest quality clips possible. This codec is compatible with all editing systems.

Standard Definition Clips:
All Standard Definition Clips are exported using the high-highest quality Photo-JPEG codec. The Photo-JPEG codec is nearly lossless ensuring the clip will retain its vivid colors and qualities. Since all clips on our site are shot on 16:9 High Definition, all standard definition clips are 854x480 16:9. We give you the ability to letterhead or create a cinema effect (widescreen). Quality is #1 at Footage of the World. We deliver the highest quality clips possible. This codec is compatible on all editing systems.

Internet Resolution Clips:
All Internet Resolution clips are exported using the highest quality H.264 compression. H.264 uses the latest innovations in video compression technology to provide incredible video quality from the smallest amount of video data. This means you see crisp, clear video in much smaller files, saving you bandwidth and storage costs over previous generations of video codecs. H.264 delivers exceptional quality Internet Resolution clips for your high-quality project. This codec is compatible on most editing systems.

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How does Footage of the World licensing work?
All stock footage clips are Royalty-free. Royalty free means that you only pay once for the licensing fee for the stock footage. After that, you are free to keep using the stock footage shots as many times as you like with no additional royalty fees or payments. Detailed information can be found by clicking "Legal."

How long can I use the clip that I downloaded?
Here's the beauty of Royalty-Free: You can continue to use the video clips that you download for as long as you want, there is no time limit!

Where can I use Footage of the World clips?
According to our Licensing Terms you may use the video clips in videos, T.V. advertisements, educational videos, web sites, multimedia presentations, broadcasting videos, and many other uses. See "Legal" for more information.

Can I have exclusive rights to a clip or collection?
Yes! Footage of the World only uses in-house videographers. Therefore, Footage of the World is the only place where these clips can be found. If you want exclusive rights to a clip, email us at info@Footage of the World.com. We will check to see the sales history of the clip / collection you want and work out a price from there.

If I modify a clip, can I claim copyright to that clip?
You may modify any clip and use it, however, you may not claim copyright to that clip. Footage of the World will continue to own all clips.

Can I sell the film clips that I download?
No, you may not sell the video clips that you have downloaded from Footage of the World.com. You can use them in your projects, but you may not offer them for resale or distribution.

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Does Footage of the World buy stock footage clips?
No. Footage of the World only uses clips taken from our in-house, professional videographers. Footage of the World is the only place you will see this powerful, creative content. An in-house approach ensures a managed, high quality, known-source footage collection.

What browsers are compatible with this website?
Footage of the World has been designed and tested to work with Internet Explorer, Firefox and Safari for both Macintosh and Windows platforms.

Why don't I see any clips on Footage of the World.com?
You will need Flash Media player (free download) to view clips and clip thumbnails on Footage of the World.com. Visit http://www.adobe.com/ for the free download.