57,000 Historic Clips and 7 Million StillsCriticalPast offers historic footage and stills comprising one of the largest stock archives in the world. All material is licensed royalty-free, worldwide, in perpetuity, for all media. The average HD clip price is only USD $200 for 2 minutes. The archive includes over 57,000 broadcast quality clips, fully digitized and searchable. Immediate downloads of HD masters and FREE full-resolution time-coded screeners are available 24 hours a day, in your choice of codec and frame rate. CriticalPast is your source for footage of events, people, and B-roll spanning the 20th century.
Drawn largely from U.S. government sources, CriticalPast contains a huge number of military and war clips, plus propaganda and educational films from many countries.
The CriticalPast war collection is second to none, including World War I, World War II, The Korean War, The Vietnam War, and The Cold War. Other specialties include worldwide Political Figures, Industrialization, Culture, Civil Rights, Transportation, Aviation, and Space.
Worldwide clients include leading production companies, broadcasters, filmmakers, advertisers, publishers, museums, and online education.