search.Panmultimedia – digital video
Classification and searching
The search.Panmultimedia digital video library currently includes content taken between 1994 to the present from a range of countries around the world with the main theme being “Planet Earth”. The Planet Earth collection is organised into sub-categoies that make it possible to search using both general and specific criteria. As you type a word into the search.Panmultimedia database, the online search app will automatically provide a list of all relevant media associated with that word. You can then choose from the category that best fits your query. The Planet Earth video collection can be used for a variety of creative purposes. For example, as shown in the feature video for this page, most of our videos are ideal for use in educational contexts.
Video file format (1994-2010)
Digital video content from 1994-2010 was originally captured on film and has been digitised so as to make it available online. Digitised video files have been compressed and saved in standard 4:3 aspect ratio using the Quicktime .mov codec. In this file format the video footage is suitable for use in video editing and desktop publishing applications. For those using Windows-based web-browsers, depending on which Windows operating system you are using, you may need to install Quicktime onto your computer in order to view video content available on the Panmultimedia website.
Video file format (2010-present)
Digital video content from 2010 onwards has been captured using digital video camera equipment and has been encoded with metadata.These video files have been compressed and saved in standard 16:9 aspect ratio using Quicktime .mp4 codecs. In this file format the video footage is suitable for use in video editing and desktop publishing/web-development applications. Once again, for those using Windows-based web-browsers, depending on which Windows operating system you are using, you may need to install Quicktime onto your computer in order to view video content available on the Panmultimedia website.
Digital video is freely available at the search.Panmultimedia website in a compressed format under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 New Zealand license.This video content is ideal for desktop publishing purposes, webpages, Powerpoint presentations, video editing and audio-visual applications. More recent video content (2006 to the present) will also be made available for sale under the terms and conditions of private use and commercial licenses via the Panmultimedia store website.