WE PRICE OUR MATERIAL
you buy Public Domain material from us you no longer need worry
about the rights you acquire.
We charge a one-time buy-out fee, not a per-second rate as other
stock footage archives.
Once you have bought the physical tape, it is yours to use forever,
wherever, in all media and in any programme. You will not need to come back to us to renew a contract or to pay
any additional fees.
To simplify matters, we have set our pricing structure to parallel
the system at the National Archives in Washington: our footage is
sold on a source-reel basis, which tend to run at 6-11 minutes.
For example, if you need one shot or sequence of a particular subject,
it does not matter how long that shot is – you pay for the
one source reel it originates from. If you use several shots from
that same reel, it still counts as one.
Our prices compare favourably to the cost of going directly to the
Archives, but without many of the associated research costs and
bureaucratic delays; and often, because we are aware of the desire
for quality, our master tapes will surpass what can be received
directly from the various sources.
We transfer all the items you have chosen from the detailed list
onto preview files:
5 pounds Sterling per items (minimum charge 50 pounds).
We may discount for jobs where the items can be duplicated straight
through and do not need constant monitoring.
Ordering Master material
The cost per reel diminishes according to the number you order at
any one time.
Prices in British Pounds
1 reel £210
2 - 3 reels @ £150 per reel
4 - 6 reels @ £140 per reel
7 - 10 reels @ £135 per reel
11- 19 reels @ £130 per reel
20- 40 reels @ £125 per reel
41+ reels by negotiation
The cost per reel is the same if you ask for the whole reel or just
a section of it.
The difference will only be affected by duplication costs
which are based on the length and number of clips ordered.
On very large orders, we are happy to discuss
tailor-made pricing options.