Why do I have to choose your footage instead of other footage I can find on Youtube?
The quality of the video you're buying on this site is perfectly compatible with professional productions, due to the quality of the equipment used and the restoration job.
You will have a Regular license, with rights to use the video worldwide, all media and in perpetuity.
Beside this the fact that the footage is created by scanning unreleased home movies gives you the chance to use for the first time videos never used by other productions.
Why do I have to choose your footage instead of the footage of your professional competitors?
Because most archive collections do not have this user-friendly site where you can easily find what you need and download it in one minute.
On footagefopro.com you don't need to use a contact form to ask for a quote and wait days for an answer: there is a single price that is the same for all the videos, a single kind of license and no quality surprises.
What's the resolution, format and codec of the video I will download?
The video is a .mov, resolution 1920x1080, codec h.264.
How many frames per second do your footage have?
Even if 8 and 16 mm films used to be shot at 16 or 18 frames per second, I use a state of the art software interpolation technique to transform them into 25 frames per second, like no one else does (the other companies add repeated frames to achieve today's number of frames per second).
Do you always have a document signed by the original filmmaker where they declared they sold you the copyright of their films?
As my footage was shot from the 1930s to the 1990s, most of the time the filmmakers passed. So it is not possible to always have their signed documents.
But please don't worry, it's something well known in the historical footage industry. Please, read this:
Practically speaking, however, in the case of orphaned, unidentified home movies, the old adage that “possession is nine-tenths of the law” could probably be stretched to 99-100th’s, because it is so unlikely that the re-use of such footage would be noticed or challenged by someone with a valid and verifiable claim of ownership. This means that home movies may be re-used in new projects in relative safety; even so, documentarians who wish to use orphaned home movie materials may encounter objections from the legal counsel or clearance specialists who prefer to have evidence of explicit rights clearance, which may be impossible to acquire.
I own the only phisical copy of the films. Beside this, if 99% of the law is not enough for you, and you want to be 100% risk free you can use the digital copy of the footage you can buy in this site with the Fair Use right (please read the Best Practices in Fair Use statement for documentary filmmakers created by The Center for Media and Social Impact).