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Introducing The Ultiworld Video Store

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Ultiworld is pleased to announce its new Video Store, where you will be able to purchase and view all of our full game footage from throughout the year. With dozens of games already recorded, we are working hard to get games posted and available for viewing. Check out the store front to see all the available video content, including plenty of free game footage.

All games released in our store will be free of digital rights management; once you purchase a game, you will not need any special software to view it. You will also be able to watch it on any mobile device.

We only ask that you abide by the Spirit of the Purchase. Ultiworld purposefully provides these videos without copy protection, without advertisements, and without any formal restrictions. We ask that you do not redistribute or sell the material. Once purchased, the gametape is yours to keep forever and to use for any reasonable personal use.

No ads, no DRM, just Ultimate.

Videos will typically start at $2.99 for Standard Definition and $3.99 for High Definition. Occasionally our camera operators will, for technical reasons, miss a point; when that is the case, the video will be appropriately discounted.

The Ultiworld Video Store is launching with games from Queen City Tune Up and Warm Up. We have much more to come from these tournaments, the Santa Barbara Invite, and the Hellfish Bonanza. Check out our Events page to see where we’re headed next.

Warm Up 2013 – Tampa, FL

Queen City Tune Up 2013 – Charlotte, NC

Featured Deals

Ultiworld will also feature discounted deals on select games. Our first deal is on the QCTU Finals match-up between Ohio and North Carolina, which you can buy for just $0.99!

Sell Your Games

Does your team film its games during the season? Contact Ultiworld to discuss selling your games in our Video Store.  You can earn a commission on every sale! Email us at video@ultiworld.com.

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About Orion Burt

Orion Burt is the Director of Technology for Ultiworld. He grew up in Seattle, learning ultimate in high school, and moved to NYC to attend New York University. He also co-founded Fondu, a social network for restaurant reviews that was sold to Airbnb in 2012. He currently lives in Brooklyn. You can reach him by email (orion@ultiworld.com) or on Twitter (@oburt).

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About Dan Berk

Dan Berk is the Multimedia Director of Ultiworld. He went to NYU and studied Film and TV at Tisch: School of the Arts with an emphasis in post production. You can reach him by email (dan@ultiworld.com) or on Twitter (@dlberk).

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  • sara

    women’s coverage! there were clearly women’s games at QCTU…. it disheartening how little ultiworld showcases the phenomenal female athletes that ultimate has.

    • i wish it weren’t so…

      money talks, and when 80-90% of the readership is male…meh.
      Stat was taken from the skyd magazine survey, I’m aware that skyd and ultiworld are different, but my guess is that the same people read both.

    • http://www.ultiworld.com/ Charlie Eisenhood

      We have a couple women’s games from QCTU filmed and in the editing process now.

  • Joseph Marmerstein

    Is there any kind of subscription service? Pay a larger sum but have access to more games, rather than having to buy games individually?

    • http://www.ultiworld.com/ Charlie Eisenhood

      Great question. It is something we are working on now. For the meantime, there will be package deals from time to time to get multiple games for a reduced per-game price.

      • http://www.facebook.com/echong91 Eugene Chong

        Tournament packages would be a great measure in the meantime.

  • Guest

    Would it be possible to get a list of games that are coming that you filmed, but aren’t posted yet?

    • http://www.ultiworld.com/ Charlie Eisenhood

      We’ll work on this for this week. Shouldn’t be a problem.

  • EM

    I’m definitely trying to watch tons of games. I love that more footage is going to be available. That being said, can you guys improve the camera work? I don’t know a ton about the technical difficulties of filming, but so far from what I’ve seen, it looks pretty shaky. How did Nexgen film?

    • Guest

      I agree 100%. Maybe with the NexLeague not happening, and a deal with USAU not very likely, Ultiworld can jump in and work with Nexgen. Most importantly I think is getting a sideline shot from above the ground instead of the endzone viewpoint.

      • http://www.ultiworld.com/ Charlie Eisenhood

        It’s something we’re constantly working on. The reality is that a lot of time, field sites are not OK with scaffolding anywhere on the fields. That can make it challenging to get good angles from the sideline. Thanks for the input.

        • Dan Berk

          We also try to give a significant preview of the footage so that you can get a good sample of things like the camera work for each game. As Charlie said, every tournament is different and we will make every effort to have the highest quality video possible for our viewers.

    • http://www.facebook.com/darren.shultz Darren Shultz

      I have no idea what I’m talking about, but maybe there are investments in stuff like this: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=&sku=839957&is=REG&Q=&A=details that happen over time?

      • http://www.ultiworld.com/ Charlie Eisenhood

        Yes, definitely. We’ve already purchased a significantly better camera than we had this summer, and we absolutely plan to continue to upgrade our equipment if game sales prove popular.

  • Martin

    Any chance we can get a brief view of the video so we can see the shot angle before we pay for it? Even if it is a still shot showing the angle as part of the title screen. For video from a good angle I’d be happy to pay. But if I pay $2.99 for a flat endzone view when I was expecting an elevated sideline I’m going to get I’ll get turned off pretty quick. I know finding good angles is tough at these tournaments, but it seems like if I am going to be a customer I should know more about the product I’m buying.

    • Dan Berk

      All videos are posted with a 90 Second Preview so you can get a good sense of what the video looks like before you purchase. They are viewable both on the Store Item page and through the Gumroad interface before entering your credit card information.

  • Justin

    Is it possible that you’ll add commentary in the future? It really increases the experience and learning for me.

    • http://www.ultiworld.com/ Charlie Eisenhood

      Possibly, yes. It’s difficult to do good commentary, and we want to make sure that, when we do it, we do it right.

      • EM

        How about rosters at the beginning of each video?

        • http://twitter.com/sgrin20 Scott Grindy

          Along with record so far this season, notable games, players to watch. I liked how NexGen would put a small box in the lower corner of the screen to indicate when something notable happens (i.e. foul called, travel, pick). These are all things that make me more willing to pay for the video.

          • http://www.ultiworld.com/ Charlie Eisenhood

            Great suggestions, and we’ll do what we can.

          • Jeff

            This also slows the turnaround time from filming to editing to posting, especially adding replays. This is why NGN had problems keeping to their announced posting schedule during their tour, and occasionally during WUGC. The more of these sorts of things that are added, the longer the turnaround time.

            Not saying they aren’t good ideas, or aren’t useful, but be aware of the downside of having them as well.

  • Brody

    I am curious about the legal ramifications of selling footage of team’s without their permission and without them getting a cut. Isn’t this an issue?

    • http://www.ultiworld.com/ Charlie Eisenhood

      Players sign a waiver to play in USAU sanctioned tournies that allows USAU — and by extension media partners — to use their likenesses in photos, video, etc. This is how NexGen, Ultiphotos, and other ultimate companies operate.

  • Brody

    Not sure if this comment was deleted or didn’t post.

    Do you need legal permission to sell this footage?

  • Blah

    Skyd does not charge for game footage that they shoot. I understand the need for a source of income to grow the website and do a lot of the cool things that you do, but this is something that I struggle with paying for when someone else provides free footage.

    • Dan Berk

      We will continue to post free video content as we have in the past. We film multiple games at the tournaments that we cover so you can still expect to see full games free of charge.

    • Jeff

      Skyd also posts full game footage irregularly, usually from the flat,
      behind the end zone camera angle. While I’m certainly appreciative of
      the effort, UItiworld’s ability to (generally) shoot elevated from the
      sideline, edited down to 25-30 action filled minutes is worth throwing a
      few bucks their way.

  • jake

    Are there any other games? that are going to be posted from the (open) QCTU?

    • http://www.ultiworld.com/ Charlie Eisenhood

      Yes. At least 5 more games are coming from QCTU.

      • Dan

        Any more warm up games coming? That Florida v Pitt quarter final seems interesting

  • http://www.facebook.com/tenk283 Daniel Clenton

    Need commentary, replays and a better angle or more cameras.

    • http://www.ultiworld.com/ Charlie Eisenhood

      Thank you for your input. Of course we hope to add more features as we are able.

      • http://www.facebook.com/echong91 Eugene Chong

        I like the current setup without the downtime and discussions, but can you try to either insert a graphic that tells the viewer what calls were or have the cameraman do so more consistently? I’m thinking of the footage from the second half of Nexgen’s first season.

    • Jeff

      Commentary eliminated the ability to edit away the down time in the footage. While NGN’s quality is outstanding, one drawback is the incessant calls, ult-debates, stoppages in play, time between pulls, etc that Ultiworld is able to filter out. Watching a NGN game does take a 90-120 minute commitment, whereas with Ultiworld’s current setup, you can watch 3-4 games of equal quality (of play) in the same time frame.

      • http://www.facebook.com/tenk283 Daniel Clenton

        ulti.tv seems to manage commentary whilst cutting out the extra stuff…

        • Jeff

          Turnaround isn’t as quick. Ulti.tv (at least, based on my experience with their WUGC coverage) would take a week+ to post games (and it was well worth the wait). Ultiworld usually has their stuff up the Tuesday or Wednesday following a tournament.

  • mottsauce

    Quick question: why do the SD prices range from $0.99 to $2.99? Is there a difference in film quality/length of the game?

    • http://www.ultiworld.com/ Charlie Eisenhood

      Some games are reduced a dollar because we missed a point or had other technical difficulties. The $0.99 deal is just that — a deal!

      • mottsauce

        Thanks very much for the response!

  • Justin

    Do you guys still have footage from the 2012 Club Championships? I was told you filmed the other semifinal, Ring vs. Revolver. Would be willing to pay for that footage for sure.

  • Justin

    Do you guys still have footage from the 2012 Club Championships? I was told you filmed the other semifinal, Ring vs. Revolver. Would be willing to pay for that footage for sure.

  • anon

    The download of the videos is horribly slow, not more than 500 KB/sec. And that certainly isn’t the problem of my internet connection. Will you consider getting a better server? Or maybe make the videos available for streaming?

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