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57,000 Clips from CriticalPast's Archival Collection Now Searchable Through 

New York - June 16, 2010 -, the stock, archival and news footage search engine, announced today that, CriticalPast one of the world's largest online resources for royalty-free, historic footage and photos, has added its entire collection of more than 57,000 clips to the search platform. 


"We're delighted to welcome this remarkable new footage company to the family," said president Domenick Propati. "CriticalPast brings to the footage market both an impressive collection of archival images and an innovative business model, and we're excited about presenting their footage to creative professionals around the globe." 


Covering many of history's most iconic moments from 1890 through the present day, CriticalPast's entire footage library can be searched, screened and downloaded in minutes from its website. Each clip can be obtained in more than 10 image formats, depending on individual user's specific needs.


"Because our collection is 100 percent digitized, it was important for us to find a stock footage search entity that could take full advantage of this strength by providing immediate playback of any clip in our collection to prospective customers," said Jim Erickson, CriticalPast Co-Founder. " also provides us affiliation with a level of quality and service that can only come from a brand already well known by professionals."  

About CriticalPast

A team of archival research, film, and Internet professionals formed CriticalPast LLC, working together to create one of the largest privately held, online archival footage sources in the world.  Its royalty-free collection spans thousands of hours of video, millions of still photos, and continues to grow.  The company's world-class storage and hosting environment and unique image processing algorithms allow it to instantly transcode full-resolution images into various formats on demand, filling customer orders in minutes for download or shipping worldwide.  Drawn largely from U.S. government agency sources, the clips and images in the CriticalPast collection are available for license without the clearance concerns encountered when ordering from typical stock footage providers. 


About is the world's premier online footage search engine. Since 1994, has been the film & video production industry's most comprehensive resource for serious footage research, providing access to over 6 million records and 750,000 online clips. At, researchers can search over 30 top stock, archival and news footage databases simultaneously from a single site, compare results across multiple collections, find the best motion content and save time. exists to help footage researchers find the best stock video footage, archival film and news B-Roll, and to provide its content suppliers with new customer leads.

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