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Shutterstock Reaches 500,000 High-Quality Video Clips, and Introduces HTML5 Player

April 6, 2012Shutterstock Images LLC, a leading provider of high-quality stock photography, vectors, illustrations and footage, today announced it has surpassed 500,000 video clips in its collection, solidifying it as a top provider of royalty-free stock footage. The global image marketplace has also unveiled a new HTML5 player for videos, making it possible for users to browse hundreds of thousands of clips on leading mobile devices, including the new iPad. Committed to the highest quality content, Shutterstock reached this milestone by securing material from some of the best filmmakers in the world. “We’re working with top contributors in every category,” said VP of Content, Scott Braut. “This includes timelapse, editorial, landscapes, fashion, and others.” With some of the best licensable content on the web, and clips starting at just $14 for web formats, and going up to $79 for HD, the stock video site has become a favorite among advertisers, marketers and filmmakers. A recent partnership with award-winning documentary filmmaker Rick Ray, facilitated the addition of thousands of SD and HD clips ranging from aerial shots to extreme sports. Shutterstock also represents more than 5,000 video clips from the Everett Collection’s RetroKlips, giving the site a rich collection of vintage live action and animation. “As a global marketplace for imagery, video is an important business initiative for Shutterstock, and one with increasing demand and opportunity,” said company President Thilo Semmelbauer. “We are very excited to welcome new talent in every visual category, and are always looking for new ways to provide a dynamic marketplace,” he added. Shutterstock has produced a video showcasing some of the best content in the collection. Please watch it on Vimeo.

About Shutterstock, Inc.

Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE: SSTK), directly and through its group subsidiaries, is a leading global provider of high-quality licensed photographs, vectors, illustrations, videos and music to businesses, marketing agencies and media organizations around the world. Working with its growing community of over 160,000 contributors, Shutterstock adds hundreds of thousands of images each week, and currently has more than 100 million images and more than 5 million video clips available.

Headquartered in New York City, with offices in Amsterdam, Berlin, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, London, Los Angeles, Montreal, Paris, San Francisco, and Silicon Valley, Shutterstock has customers in more than 150 countries. The company also owns Bigstock, a value-oriented stock media agency; Offset, a high-end image collection; PremiumBeat a curated royalty-free music library; Rex Features, a premier source of editorial images for the world's media; and WebDAM, a cloud-based digital asset management service for businesses.

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