Getty Images, the stock photo agency, today announced an exclusive world-wide content distribution deal with drone pilot platform, DroneBase. The agreement brings the high quality 4K video produced by DroneBase’s world-wide network of pilots to Getty Images’ over one million customers.
Beginning with over 200 creative video assets, the partnership will expand to include 360 stills and video, VR content and eventually commercial assignments, bringing a comprehensive collection of aerial photography and videography to a global audience.
The collection includes clips featuring localized landscapes, architectural surveys and aerial views in 4K video and is available to license for commercial use.
Drone content has emerged as one of the fastest growing methods of content capture in recent years, using photography and videography to deliver an immersive birds-eye-view that captures views of the world often unreachable by humans.
“It’s estimated that the drone industry will be a $100 billion business by 2020, and it’s only going to continue to grow from here,” said Peter Orlowsky, Vice President of Business Development at Getty Images.
“With the booming popularity of drones and consistent growth in this new technology, Getty Images is thrilled to work with DroneBase to not only bring their cutting-edge content to our broad customer base, but to also work together to foster and support the burgeoning pilot community.”
“As a world leader in visual communications, Getty Images has always had a pulse on the next evolution in photography and videography, and understand how drone content can elevate visual storytelling into an immersive experience,” said Dan Burton, Founder and CEO of DroneBase.
“We’re excited to bring our network’s expertise and premium video to Getty Images’ unrivalled library of creative content. We have integrated directly into Getty Images so pilots’ content will appear with one-click after flying from the DroneBase Pilot App and website.”
See DroneBase’s full 4k video collection on GettyImages.com here.