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Camera Angle versus 3x3 Preview Orientation

9 Angle View

We use the following nomenclature to reference the 9 camera angles and how they are played back on the Preview Grids.

Note the reversal of rear facing cameras. This allows a playback of the rear facing cameras as would be seen when facing backwards.

3x3 Plate View

Grouping All Clips and Media for a Set

To see all the other camera angles, previews etc. associated with the clip you are viewing:

1 - Click the thumbnail to see the enlarged view. 

2 -   Click the VIEW ALL CLIPS IN SET link.


  • The suffix on the Footage ID references the view angle. eg. DP10_0079_2 is a Cam2 Center Front view.
  • Any keyword can be clicked to view all media associated with that keyword. 
Show All Clips In Set

Search by View Angle

If you are looking for a single view, use the camera number in your search keywords. eg. Cam2 daytime downtown yield all forward looking daytime downtown driving plates. 

If you are looking for the 3 driving plates from one of the four 90° views add the following keyword to your search. eg. front night highway will yield Cam1 Cam2 Cam3 from each driving plate set.

Cam1  Drivers Front

Cam2  Center Front

Cam3  Passengers Front 

Cam4  Drivers Side

Cam5  Reflection Plate

Cam6  Passengers Side

Cam7  Drivers Rear

Cam8  Center Rear

Cam9  Passengers Rear

Front Cam1 Cam2 Cam3

Rear Cam7 Cam8 Cam9

Drivers Cam1Cam4 Cam7

Passengers Cam3 Cam6 Cam9

Grouping by Gallery

Large Search Returns

Depending on the keywords used, search returns can be quite large. In this example, 2363 clip returns. 

By selecting Group by gallery the search results will be grouped by available gallery types which would include view angles, country, city and other useful groupings. 

To view a group click on the thumbnail for that group.

Grouping Galleries

Speed Graphs


TIP: Click  All Angles For Set - link on the enlarged view of the graph to see all associated clips

Speed Graphs are unique to Overflight Driving Plates. With a single glance they allow you to evaluate the speed of plate capture over the entire clip length without having to view the actual driving plate. This will save you a lot of time in the preselection process. Easily see the number of starts and stops, time between stops, whether the views show steady unimpeded fast or slow driving or any other movement attribute you require. 

They carry the same keywords as their associated Preview and Single Angle plate views and can therefore be searched using the same methods as any other clip.

TIP: Use "graph" in your keyword search to isolate the return to speed graphs only. eg. graph cloudy highway

Assignments and Custom Shoots

Need a set of plates with specific attributes or locations? 2020 will see our rig moving around to many locations in North America and Europe. We're happy to quote on any special requirements. 

Commonly Used Keywords

We use a controlled vocabulary to keyword our driving plates. Clips are treated as a "plate set" which includes the 9 angles, preview and speed graph. Except for keywords that describe angle of view, grids and graphs, descriptive keywords are assigned to all clips in the set. These are the more common keywords used but are not the only ones.

Time of Day

  • day
  • dusk 
  • night


  • summer
  • spring
  • autumn
  • winter
  • Christmas


  • sunny
  • overcast
  • snow
  • rain
  • cloudy
  • clear
  • fog


  • desert
  • forest
  • marshland
  • lake
  • river
  • ocean
  • farmland
  • pasture
  • wilderness
  • brush
  • mountain
  • tree-lined


  • commercial
  • residential
  • city
  • town
  • small town
  • suburb
  • cityscape
  • upscale
  • middle class
  • low income
  • urban
  • suburban
  • rural
  • retail
  • shopping
  • downtown
  • industry
  • waterfront
  • skid row
  • strip mall
  • mall
  • mixed
  • parking lot


  • highway
  • freeway
  • entrance
  • exit
  • gravel
  • back
  • multilane
  • 4 lane
  • 2 lane
  • ramp
  • bridge
  • tunnel
  • congested
  • stop and go
  • stopped
  • single lane
  • narrow
  • winding