Welcome to the JCMDI Stock Footage eStore! High-resolution time lapse video sequences
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FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) and Information
Using this site: Use
the video thumbnails to view the sample videos on YouTube. The full-length video sample will play (in a
separate browser window) in YouTube's reduced resolution and quality for the purpose of auditioning the
content of the clip. The clip you receive will be the original full quality, full resolution version. The
clips's actual resolution, format, and any other information can be displayed by hovering your cursor over the
video's thumbnail. Any soundtrack that plays in the YouTube video sample is NOT included with the clip unless
specifically noted. The clip you receive may have an original soundtrack (which you may also use) or no audio
Use the "Add To Cart" buttons to select the video clips for which you wish to purchase a usage license. Your
selections will be added to JCM Digital Imaging's secure PayPal Shopping Cart (which is hosted on PayPal's
secure website, and will automatically add any applicable CA tax
and shipping/transfer charges to the order. Special orders such as format conversions, custom work, quantity
discounts, etc. will need to be handled outside the shopping cart - please eMail JCMDI customer service
(customerservice @ JCMDI.COM) to discuss your needs prior to purchase.
Commercial Use Licenses: The prices shown are for a Commercial Use License, which grants its owner the
non-exclusive royalty-free right to use the selected material (henceforth referred to as the "material") in
ONE film, video or other project (henceforth referred to as the "finished work"). The material, in whole or in
part, may occur more than once in the finished work, and may be modified as needed. The finished work may be
monetized, replicated, broadcast, sold, and otherwise distributed on a global scale, for an unlimited period
of time, without further payment to JCM Digital Imaging. The material MUST be incorporated into a larger
finished work in order to be distributed or monetized in any way. The license does NOT grant permission to use
the material in additional or subsequent finished works or projects, with the exception that the material, or
a portion thereof, may appear in trailers or advertisements for the finished work, and, if the finished work
is one episode of a series of related shows, the material may also appear in the opening titles and/or closing
credits of the other shows in the series. In no event may the material be distributed, broadcast, sold or
monetized as-is (i.e. as stock material for sale or any other use) so as to avoid competition with JCM Digital
Imaging's on-going licensing of the material to other customers. The license grants ONLY the right to
incorporate the material into a finished work. The material itself remains the sole intellectual and real
property of JCM Digital Imaging. Under no circumstances shall JCM Digital Imaging, its owner(s), or affiliates
be liable for any damages or losses, whether incidental or consequential, resulting from the use or misuse of
any material obtained from, licensed by, or created by us. The license is intended to accompany the finished
work in which the licensed material is used, and should be transferred to the new owner(s) of the finished
work, should any such sale or transfer of ownership of the finished work occur.
Unless otherwise arranged in advance, the full-resolution, non-watermarked video clips(s) you order will be
sent to you as full quality video data files on recordable DVD media via United State Postal Service Media
Mail. For small orders, you may request direct digital transfer (download) instead of physical data disc
delivery, however, the shipping/transfer charge will still
apply, as files must be manually uploaded to the public access server, and it will likely be several hours
after purchase before they are available to download. Some of long-running HD files are so large that direct
download is not possible. Delivery methods, and options can be worked out in advance of purchase if needed.
CODECs and Formats: The
video clips available on this site were recorded on a variety of equipment, and are being offered here
in their original, native format for highest quality. Due to the wide range of compression and file formats in
the world today, compatability is sometimes an issue. CODECs for all of the formats used here are available
for the PC. JCM Digital Imaging does not sell or support CODECs. However, downloads of free CODEC packages are
available on the Internet if needed. One such package we installed, tested and found to be useful is here:
PC CODEC Pack: ffdshow (note - this is not a JCMDI product
- download and use at your own risk). Please contact us in advance if you are concerned about CODEC and format
issues not covered here.
MAC OS X:
Most of our time lapse sequences are now compressed in standard high bitrate MOTION JPEG compression
(compatible with MAC OS X). For files in other native formats; .MTS(AVCHD), WMV(Windows Media),
H.264(MPEG4), etc.), A limited selection of format conversions are also available at extra charge
($5 per clip). Please let us know your needs before ordering. Indeo CODECs for MAC OS 9 classic (if needed),
are available from Apple's Website here: MAC Indeo 3.2 MAC Indeo 4.4 MAC Indeo 5.0
Free Usage Policy:
We receive many requests for permission to use JCMDI's finished videos, stock footage clips and music for
"non-profit" purposes on YouTube and elsewhere without purchasing a usage license. Our general policy is to
allow such use, provided that the JCMDI material (or material that it is incorporated into or bundled with) is
not sold, commercially broadcast, used for sales, recovery of operating expenses, or profit of any kind.
Viewers must not be charged for access to the video, website or physical location where the JCMDI material
will be shown, nor may the JCMDI material be shown or otherwise distributed "free" in conjuction with any
sale, paid service or access fee. Examples of non-profit use include music videos/artist promotion, school
projects, public education/activism, personal entertainment, background imagery, etc..
Credit and/or a link to the source of the material, consistent with other credits for your production, should
be included either in the video or video description text. Something as simple as "Video footage courtesy of
JCM Digital Imaging HTTP://JCMDI.COM" will do.
Note that for free use, we cannot ship or otherwise deliver commercial or YouTube material. You will need to
download the HQ/HD .FLV or .MP4 files directly from YouTube, using one of the many free download helper/ripper
apps available online.
For low budget/low-profit productions or large quantites of material, discount licensing/delivery can often be
worked out, so do feel free to contact us to discuss your project and needs.
Embedded YouTube players showing JCMDI video(s) may be posted anywhere on the Internet, provided that the usage
complies with the above free usage policy. You may also post links to any JCMDI.COM page or any JCMDI YouTube
channel/video without further permission or condition.
Downloading video or any other JCMDI material and re-posting it elsewhere is allowed, provided that the use
complies with the above free usage policy (i.e. the content is not sold or monetized), the video is
unmodified, and a credit note/link to the source of the video(s) is provided to viewers as described above.
Notes for YouTube video makers using JCMDI material
Under the free usage policy detailed above, you may use as many clips and/or Technician soundtracks as you
like from any of the JCMDI channels listed below, in your own projects, free of charge. Note that the
ads/commercials that YouTube/Google places on YouTube videos/channels are exempt from the "commercial use"
definition. Audio and/or video (in whole or part) may be used from videos posted on any of these JCMDI
Note that JCMDI is a YouTube/Google partner, and there are pros and cons to using partner material.
On the pro side, YouTube may promote videos containing partner material on which they can post ads, so you may
see increased traffic, featuring, more frequent appearence of your "CMS claimed" vids in the "related videos"
sidebars/player windows and possibly higher placement in searches as well. JCMDI has experienced all of these
positive side effects!
The only real con is that YouTube is more likely to post ads on videos containing partner material than those
without. YouTube's CMS (Content Management System) may also place a 3rd party copyrighted material
"claim" on videos containing JCMDI material, which is essentially harmless, and is explained below...
The CMS is fully automated, uses digital fingerprints to search all uploaded videos for partner material,
and automatically places a "claim" on any video containing matching content on JCMDI's (JCMegabyte's) behalf.
It works much like the notorious copyright strike system, EXCEPT that the CMS is set to ALLOW use of JCMDI
material in other videos, so no harm (strikes or penalties) will come to you or your account because you used
JCMDI material. Copyright claim notices can look a little scary if you're not familiar with them, but be
assured that the notices are purely informational, and legal for copyrighted material authorship
identification as provided under title 17, section 106a, paragraph a,1,A of the 1976 United States Copyright Act.
If you use audio/video material from multiple sources in your production, you may have additional (and more
serious) claims from other parties, however, JCMDI has no control over any claims placed by other
copyright owners. No action is required on your part for any claims placed on behalf of JCMDI (JCMegabyte). To
avoid false claim disputes, please do not dispute a JCMDI claim unless there is truly no JCMDI material in
your video, or, you have purchased the commercial usage rights for the JCMDI material in your video (in
both cases it is better to write us directly to release the claim rather than disputing it). Please note -
YouTube has recently implimented changes to the dispute process which may result in takedown notices (and
possibly strikes against the uploader's account) when a copyright owner's material does indeed appear in a
disputed video, but the uploader continues to re-assert the dispute.
If you are using your own soundtrack, be sure and mute the JCMDI clip's soundtrack so it doesn't conflict with
yours, and remove or obscure audio credits (if any) in the original JCMDI clip to avoid mis-crediting
Enjoy the clips and good luck with your project(s)!
Please contact us directly for questions, details, and special requests not covered above. customerservice @ jcmdi . com -- Thank you for your interest!