We like to think we’re on the cutting edge of cool here at VideoBlocks, but last week Sony Pictures put the entire stock footage industry at awe with their new 5.1 Collection. This new set of footage comes with 5.1 surround sound audio to create an entire cinematic experience within a 30 second stock footage clip. Pretty cool, eh?

Sony’s impressive collection of footage contains shots of car chases, aerial shots, helicopters, stunts and pyrotechnics. They are providing this footage as a response to requests from advertising agencies and corporate media producers that need motion picture quality footage. Since Sony has a high reputation in audio engineering and access to all sorts of high end video resources, this seems like the perfect avenue for the company to pursue.

If you’re interested in buying some surround sound stock footage, the 5.1 collection is available on Sony’s stock footage site. You have to set up a free account to view them, and you can download a watermarked preview of the file as well. All of the clips are rights managed, so you will have to contact Sony regarding pricing and use for each clip. They say they are going to continue to add clips to this collection, so you can keep checking back to see if they have something that will work in your project!

If you are looking for some high quality FREE stock footage, VideoBlocks is still the best place to go. Make sure to sign up for your seven days of complimentary video and audio downloads!

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