HOW TO SEARCH DATABASE

 
   
 
 
  A : Online Search
    Searching is a process and we suggest you begin with

  1.   SEARCH FOR CLIP   using keywords.
  2. To view a Quicktime of the selections in the following search result page - click on PLAY.
    Click on the blue  tape-name  button to view thumbnails from the tape containing a clip of interest. On the tape thumbnail page you may click any thumbnail to view a Quicktime of the clip containing the still image. Sometimes you will find many other clips on the same tape matching your search topics.
  3. If you wish to save a clip - click on SELECTand it will be saved in   MY CLIPLIST   for future use.
  4. to create account so that the clip list is saved in your personal account.
  5. Try   SEARCH FOR TAPE   and you may discover that there are entire tapes matching your keywords. This is the case for topics such as Animals, Sports, Business, People, etc.
    Searching for entire tapes may help you discover shots that did not appear in the clip search.
  6. When searching you will see the name of each master tape displayed in the list of tapes matching your search topic. For each tape there is a View THUMBNAILS button to the still image display page or a VIEW LOGS button to the clip descriptions of that entire tape. On the tape thumbnail page you may click any thumbnail to view a Quicktime of the clip containing the still image.
  7. If you wish to email a clip, click on DOWNLOAD. Save the Quicktime of the clip to a dedicated folder you have created on your desktop or elsewhere. You can then email it by dragging it to the email or by attaching it if its in a dedicated file.
    (Note: if you donít have Quicktime on your computer it is easy to download for free at www.apple.com and click on QUICK TIME)
  8. To order a clip that you have saved in   MY CLIPLIST   , you will have to log in but you can then click on ORDER INQUIRY but please also phone us.
  9. Most importantly, don't hesitate to contact us on 310 459 2526 or in New York 212 681-6565 or info@sdfilms.com and let us help you find your way around the search engine.

B : Search Assistant Service
    This service enlists the help of expert researchers to help you find the exact footage you need.

  1. Contact us at 310 459 2526 or in New York 212 681-6565 or info@sdfilms.com
  2. We will place a selection of shots under   MY CLIP LIST   in your personal online account.
  3. We will email you a confirmation once the material has been posted.
  4. You then LOGIN to  MY CLIP LIST   and go to ARCHIVED CLIP LISTS where you will find a Search Assistant list waiting. You can stream those shots by clicking on VIEW CLIPS. You can also download those shots and/or send them via email.
 
 
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