Sound and Vision launches clipservice for professionals

On September 15 2009 the Dutch Institute for Sound and Vision launched the new paid-for online clipservice for professionals in the creative industry: Users can download preselected clips from the archives of Sound and Vision 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for reuse and incorporation in their own productions. offers an extensive selection from the Sound and Vision archive material. Typically Dutch themes such as royalty, water and Dutch street images are widespread and can be downloaded in high resolution. Apart from historical images, also includes current themes, such as the Gaypride Parade of Amsterdam, member of Dutch parliament Geert Wilders and the marriage between Princess Maxima and Prince Willem Alexander. The collection of fragments and themes is continuously updated with new material.

Creative professionals focuses on the creative industry at home and abroad. With program makers, broadcasting companies, commercial makers, editors and producers have an all-round, user friendly and fast source at their disposal that directly provides in unique image material from the archive of the Dutch Institute for Sound and Vision.

Manager Broadcast Professionals, Michael Spendel: “The Sound and Vision Archive is the audiovisual treasure chest of the Netherlands. For us it is actually very logical to make the crown jewels of the collections available to the worldwide creative industry in a direct and user friendly manner. The application of our material is conceivable on a wide scale of national and international productions, from videoclips and commercials to instructions films for the medical industry and company films.”