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October 1, 2015
Posted by: Harriet

Welcome to the brand new Synthetick website!

Welcome to Synthetick’s new website and to our first blog post! It’s exciting to see the site go live after quite a few months of planning and coding. We hope that this site will be a valuable tool for helping customers find our footage.

We would like to thank all our buyers for their fantastic support over the past 8 years! We would also like to thank Shutterstock, Pond5 and Getty Images - we look forward to working with you for many years to come!


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Synthetick is a growing library of instantly-downloadable stock video clips, B-Roll, HD and 4K footage. Synthetick's stock video clips are sold under a Royalty-free License which allows you to use the footage worldwide, for multiple uses, and without time limits, in just about any creative or commercial context. We specialise in digitally-generated animations, in niche subject areas, including Communication, Networking, Nature, Celebrations and Seasonal Content. We make content that is creative, clever and useful, with high standards of design and production.

After successful careers in TV news and current affairs, and multimedia, Harriet Thompson went on to run her own busy motion graphics and animation studio, Synthetic, working with corporate clients, advertising agencies and film and video producers. As a buyer of stock footage she was sometimes frustrated in the search for the perfect clip, and in 2008 she started producing her own stock videos as “Synthetick.” Since then, thousands of satisfied customers have bought Synthetick’s video clips to use in a wide range of productions, from websites through to feature films.

Synthetick is based in beautiful Auckland, New Zealand.

To get your footage search started, please browse our stock footage categories!

Our videos are available in a range of sizes from Web size (426 x 240 pixels) up to 4K size (3840 x 2160 pixels). When you have found a video that you would like to purchase, click on the size you require and you will be re-directed to the same video at one of the agencies who represent Synthetick's stock footage: either or, where you will be able to purchase and download the video. Pricing varies between the two agencies, so we have carefully chosen the links on this website in order to ensure that you get the best price for each of the available sizes. Note that you will need to register with Pond5 or Shutterstock (if you haven't already done so) in order to buy the video.

For any enquiries, please check out our Help section as your question may have already been answered there, or please email


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