Video Use and Licensing - Microworlds Photography

Video Use and Licensing


Online video use

What is free

Our online clips (YouTube and Vimeo) can be shared (embedded) in social networks, non-commercial websites, and personal blogs—all according to Vimeo license. They can also be a part of non-commercial educational presentation.

Please contact us if you are embedding our videos on a high-traffic news website to discuss links and text.


What is not free


– Editing or adapting videos for your purposes without our permission, even when it comes to a home-made non-commercial Youtube clip. In other words, no derivatives.

– Uploading videos to other online services or duplicating it on youtube or vimeo is prohibited without a licence.

– Airing on TV without a licence.

– Streaming videos in public places not limited but including hotel lobbies, trade shows, performances, educational facilities, museums, galleries, film festivals, point-of-sale displays, etc. We offer reward in form of infringement profit shares for reporting a copyright infringement that our legal department can handle.


When you embed our video, please make sure it is hosted from our YouTube or Vimeo account.




4k and UHD are not for online distribution


Any 4k/UHD content is not online at this stage. We might produce a UHD teaser for an upcoming project, however we have no plans for UHD distribution online due to prohibitive production costs in exchange for small online profits and ease of piracy. Our UHD content might appear in cinemas, public events, etc, please follow my updates on facebook.



Stock footage and Commercial Use

Our growing video library consists of media made through the microscope and super-macro lenses. We are happy to discuss any projects and give recommendations. Our footage is available in up to 6k+ resolution and we have immediate plans for 8k.


The current collections includes:
- artistic colorful underwater life sequences (focus stacked), up to 6k
- microscopy footage
- documentary story-oriented footage showing interesting hard-to-capture behavior
- fluorescence in marine animals

Focus stacked time lapses represent unique media content with stunning resolution and amount of detail. In UHD, 4k (or higher) resolution, these videos create a tremendous visual impact on a display of any size.



Our topics are extremely specialized, the content is hard and expensive to produce, and we am not licensing footage for non-commercial (such as private use or any zero-budget productions) uses.


We do not offer Royalty-free type of pricing or unlimited use. The footage is distributed as RM (Rights Managed) content and the fees are determined by the type of use, territory, duration, distribution media etc. The licensing is either by second, by minute, or by clip.



Do you feel entitled to having our work for free and found a reason?


"Fair use?" "What's online is free?" "We give you full credits?" Please check out this page to find that your arguments most likely have been voiced and answered to before.



Partners

 
We work in partnership with Plankton Productions, thus we am able to offer stock footage bundles combining underwater content of various cinematographers in addition to our work. Our stock footage is diverse in topics. Please feel free to ask for specifics or research.


Copyright Infringement


Our experienced legal team is  routinely handling illegal media uses. We will  vigorously peruse unauthorized commercial uses of our copyrighted media. 




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