Search Guide

Search Guide


NatureFootage allows you to make detailed searches to quickly find the exact shot you need. You can perform a Keyword Search and use the Search Filter to fine-tune your results.

Keyword Search

Keyword Search is the quickest way to search for the footage you need. From the Search Toolbar on the top of every page, enter keywords in the Keyword Search text box, and click ‘Search.’ If you are unsure of spelling, it is best to enter abbreviations or part of a word. For example, a search for keywords ‘ang fish’ will find clips containing ‘angler fish’ and ‘angel fish.’

To widen the search use ‘OR’ (all caps). For example a search for whale OR shark will find clips containing whales or sharks.

To narrow a search use ‘NOT’ (all caps). A search for keywords whale NOT shark will find clips containing whale but exclude shark.

To do an exact search use quotations “ “. A search for “whale shark” will find clips only with the exact phrase whale shark.

Search within Results

From the Search Results page, you can use the ‘Search Within Results’ field to search within your current found results. For example, using ‘Search Within Results’ you can add a new keyword to limit your current search results.

Free Preview Downloads

Watermarked Preview Clips can be downloaded in the Quicktime H.264 format for offline editing or in-house preview purposes. The watermarked preview clips are subject to the term of the Comp License Agreement. The watermarked preview clips are NOT available to use for Academic Use or for any Public Display.

Once you have performed a Search and found clips you wish to download for preview, simply hover on the thumbnail and click the ‘Download’ icon Download Icon located beneath each clip. The clip will be saved to your desktop or download folder.

Add Clips to Your Cart
To order master footage, add the desired clips from either your Search Results or your Clipbin to your Cart.

Option 1: Click the ‘Add to Cart’ icon Cart Icon Option 2: Drag-and-drop the clip from the Search Results to the Cart Panel.

Please note you cannot drag clips from the Clipbin Panel to the Cart. Drag-and–drop only works when viewing the full Clipbin or Search Results page. Dragging a clip from the Clipbin or Cart panel will delete the clip.

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