As options and ease of use in selecting and taking delivery of stock footage from a variety of sources abound, the question of differentiation among different libraries becomes key. Taking a look at the competitive landscape, Artbeats (Myrtle Creek, OR) decided to compile Birth of a Baby, a royalty-free collection of childbirth-related footage that Artbeats President Phil Bates said “fills an industry void.”
No, there’s no shortage of footage out there depicting maternity wards and newborn babies. But the new Artbeats collection covers the whole process, from pre-delivery prep through the actual birth and on to newborn care and family visitation, in unflinching detail. “Very few offer such vivid footage that fully depicts the story of a real-life birth,” said Bates in a prepared statement. “We’ve captured the Ã¢Â€Â¦ raw emotion and intense pain a mother must go through to bring new life into the world.”
Targeted at filmmakers, documentarians, and medical presenters, Birth of a Baby contains a total of 40 different clips in resolutions up to 1920×1080. Single HD clips are $299, and the full HD collection is $1099.