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New collections and tech developments from the archive scene, including news from Thought Equity Motion, Mammoth HD and FootageBank HD.
May 1, 2010

Couch potatoes, rabid sports enthusiasts and tech geeks should all find something to love in this item. Thought Equity Motion (, the motion content provider for the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), launched the NCAA Vault ( in time for the NCAA Division Men’s Basketball Championships. Thanks to rich metadata tagging around players, teams and highlights, users can find their favorite plays and moments from the past decade of championship games, select great moments in assorted March Madness tournaments to share with friends, and also watch full-length tournament games in the Vault. ‘Through our proprietary technology, we’ve made the NCAA’s March Madness content accessible to fans in a way that’s never been done by a sports rights holder,’ says Thought Equity Motion CEO/founder Kevin Schaff. ‘The NCAA Vault has an open API, so in the same way that developers can build apps around a service like Google Maps or Twitter, online publishers can use our publishing guide to hook into the NCAA archive to create their own experiences and contextual media video feeds around teams, moments, years and players.’ The NCAA says it intends to keep the portal open year-round, and add more content over time. The motion content company has also recently announced a licensing agreement with NHK International, the global footage licensing operation of NHK, to make NHK content available for licensing through Thought Equity Motion…

Just in time for the impending 3D revolution, Colorado-based Mammoth HD has launched a 3D stereoscopic footage library ( Shot in HD 1080 and RED, delivery options for the clips will be HD, 2K and 4K. Footage available in the new library includes underwater material, wildlife, time lapse and aviation clips…

FootageBank HD ( and aerial HD footage supplier Helinet Aviation Services are making available over 100 hours of footage originally shot for the landmark BBC/Discovery series Planet Earth. FootageBank says most of the material was not used in the series and has never been seen by the public. The clips include footage from remote locations never before documented with an aerial camera , including the Arctic Circle, the Himalayas, African plains and deltas, the Indian Ocean, South American rainforests, the Boreal forests in Canada and the Great Barrier Reef.

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