Welcome to the First Light Video stuff page. This is a repository of things that video people might find useful. There are files you can download and use for free, links to useful sites and some experimental Flash tools.


Here are some useful video files free to download and use as you wish (subject to the terms and conditions below). Just right-click on the link and select 'Save Target As..' or 'Save link As...'

Academy Leader
This is a 10s countdown clock in the style of an 'Academy leader'. It's got a soft, jittery, old film look but not overdone. The FLV logo is barely readable in the corner.

PAL 720 x 576 4:3 h.264 Quicktime (7.2MB)
PAL 720 x 576 16:9 anamorphic h.264 Quicktime (6.3MB)
HD 1440 x 1080 HDV codec (28.8MB)
HD 1920 x 1080 50i h.264 Quicktime (30.4MB)>

Video Countdown Clock
This is a 40s countdown suitable for broadcast use, with a large blank panel on the right for your own text. The inner and outer blue boxes correspond to video title safe and action safe areas respectively. There is an embossed FLV logo near the dial centre. It cuts to black at 37s.

PAL 720 x 576 4:3 h.264 Quicktime (0.5MB)
PAL 720 x 576 16:9 anamorphic h.264 Quicktime (0.5MB)
1440 x 1080 HDV codec (2.7MB)
1920 x 1080 50i h.264 Quicktime(3MB)

Terms & Conditions
The author, who claims creation of this work, expressly publishes it to the public domain. This work is free for the taking and cannot be appropriated by a single author even though it may be included in a copyrighted work. It may be freely used and redistributed and is provided "AS-IS" without warranty of any kind. No technical support is provided.
Television World Map

This map displays the television standard (PAL,NTSC,SECAM), the mains voltage and frequency, the adopted digital television system, the DVD and Blu-ray region and the flag of each country. Simply point the mouse at an individual country to see it's information, or point at a panel to highlight all the countries that use a particular system.
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