FAQ

Russian Footage Archive Buyer Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

What is Russian Footage Archive?

How Do I Create An Account?

I've Forgotten My Login Information.

What Do You Mean by Standard License Agreement and Royalty-Free Agreement?

How Do I Find Clips?

Do You Have Any Tips for Searching?

I Have A Specific Footage Request For Something I Couldn't Locate On Your Site.

Buying Footage

How Do I Purchase Clips?

Can You Supply Me With a Researcher to Help Me Find Footage?

Our Legal Department Will Not Approve Your License Agreement, Can We Get a Custom One?

Are All of the Files on Your Site Fully Cleared for Creative Use?

How Can I Tell If a File Has a Model/Property Release On File?

Can We Get the Full Text of the Model/Property Release for a Particular File?

Downloading Clips

How Will My Footage Be Delivered?

Can You Supply Me With a Researcher to Help Me Find Footage?

Do You Offer Video Format Conversion Services?

Other Questions

Our Legal Department Will Not Approve Your License Agreement, Can We Get a Custom One?

My Question Wasnt Answered Here, Where Can I Go?

 

What is RussianFootageArchive?

RussianFootageArchive is a web-based video library archive and stock footage marketplace and community of broadcasters, producers, filmmakers, stock videographers, musicians and audio professionals. Its a great place to find and license stock footage or audio for use in your productions, or to upload and market your own work for use by others. All of our clips are downloadable and available immediately under standard license or royalty-free licensing agreement. For more information, click http://www.russianfootagearchive.com/about_rfa/.

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How Do I Create An Account?

Creating an account on Russian Footage Archive is fast and free. All you need to do is fill out the information on the registration page http://www.russianfootagearchive.com/register.php. You will then receive an email to verify your registration. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please contact us.

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I've Forgotten My Login Information

Click on the forgot my password link and enter the answer to the security question that you set up when you registered your account. We will reset your password and send you the temporary password to the email address you used to register your account. You can then log in using your temporary password and change your password.

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What Do You Mean by Standard License Agreement or Royalty-Free Agreement?

Most uses of our footage are covered under our standard license agreement, available at http://www.russianfootagearchive.com/license_agreement/. However, some buyers may find that their specific uses are not covered by the standard agreement. For those buyers, our standard royalty-free license agreement, available at http://www.russianfootagearchive.com/license_agreement/, allows buyers to use footage in a wide variety of ways in their own work, and across multiple projects, for a one-time licensing fee. Basically, you're granted non-exclusive perpetual use of the footage across a wide array of media, worldwide.

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How Do I Find Clips?

To search for clips, simply enter a search term in the Search field (or, to see all clips, leave the field blank). If a clip interests you, you can add it to your cart by clicking on the cart icon or adding it to a Media Bin. You can also sort clips by price, number of sales, and a number of other different parameters on the search results page.

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Do You Have Any Tips for Searching?

When looking for something specific, try using every synonymous search term you can think of. Everyone keywords their footage differently and so one person's Fiery Car Crash is another persons Automobile Cataclysm is another persons Roadway Armageddon.

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I Have A Specific Footage Request For Something I Couldn't Locate On Your Site.

If you can't find something you're looking for on the site, you can always send us an e-mail with your request. Our sales representatives will be happy to search our libraries to help locate footage for you.

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How Do I Purchase Clips?

Once your clips have been selected and added to the cart, simply log into your account and click "checkout." In the alternative, if you would like our assistance in finding the specific footage you need or in placing a specialized order, you can set up a Purchase Order by filling in your information here, and someone from our office will contact you.

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Can You Supply Me With a Researcher to Help Me Find Footage?

Yes! Please send us a request by clicking here.

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Our Legal Department Will Not Approve Your License Agreement, Can We Get a Custom One?

Yes! Your legal team is free to send us their comments on our standard license agreement, available at http://www.russianfootagearchive.com/license_agreement/.

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Are All of the Files on Your Site Fully Cleared for Creative Use? 

All clips on our website are cleared for creative use. However, we usually check each clearance based on your request with the clips original producer to see if everything you need is covered. If we have any complications with clearance of the rights you are requesting, you will be notified before the license agreement is signed.

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How Can I Tell If a File Has a Model/Property Release On File?

Some of the files/clips do not require a model/property release.

For example, even though the licensor doesn't have a model release on file for President Boris Yeltsin, the footage can still be used in a news or editorial context.

However, you will be notified if the specific file/clip you are willing to license does or does not have a proper release. If the file/clip does not have a proper release, we can recommend a service to help you obtain any releases or clearances that may be required. Additional fees and costs will apply beyond the license fee.

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Can We Get the Full Text of the Model/Property Release for a Particular File?

Yes! Feel free to send us your request by clicking here. However, to get a full copy of release will might incur additional expenses that are not included in a license fee.

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How Will My Footage Be Delivered?

Once you buy your clips you will be able to access the file in full resolution and without a watermark by downloading the file from the FTP link you will receive from us.

We can also supply you with physical tape or a hard drive, if needed (for an additional cost).

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Can You Supply Me With a Researcher to Help Me Find Footage?

Yes! Please feel free to send us your request by clicking here.

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Our Legal Department Will Not Approve Your License Agreement, Can We Get a Custom One?

If you think you would need a custom license agreement to use our clips, send contact us by clicking here.

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Do You Offer Video Format Conversion Services?

Yes! Please feel free to send us your request by clicking here. Please note that there may be an additional expense associated with this service.

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My Question Wasnt Answered Here, Where Can I Go?

You can always reach us using the Contact Us link at the bottom of every page, or by clicking here. If you've got questions about selling media on www.russianfootagearchive.com, click here.

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