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[ foot-ij ]


  1. length or extent in feet:

    the footage of lumber.

  2. a portion of raw video recorded for subsequent editing and use in one or more video clips or packages, broadcasts, or movies: raw footage that ended up on the cutting room floor.

    newsreel footage;

    raw footage that ended up on the cutting room floor.

  3. Mining.
    1. payment by the running foot of work done.
    2. the amount so paid.


/ ˈfʊtɪdʒ /


  1. a length or distance measured in feet
    1. the extent of film material shot and exposed
    2. the sequences of filmed material
    1. payment, by the linear foot of work done
    2. the amount paid
“Collins English Dictionary — Complete & Unabridged” 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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  • un·der·foot·age noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of footage1

First recorded in 1890–95; foot + -age
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Example Sentences

Today, the company is back with video footage of what it's calling its "third-generation" under-display camera technology, even though generations one and two never came to market.

On video call appsVideo calls always happen in real time, so people can’t bundle subtitle files with their footage.

Two thirds of its officers work for an outside company that manages its own body camera footage.

She now argues video of MTS citations should be retained until they can be addressed in court and that the process for requesting that footage should be clarified.

“The mayor considered that offer acceptable because the footage has proven to be an effective public safety tool many times over,” Chadwick wrote in an email.

He frets about how identifiable he is in the grainy footage.

He appears only normal, even in video footage from just two minutes before the shooting.

Some of the video was crystal clear, but in other footage the figures were just fuzzy shadows in black and white.

Other footage shows him fleeing, keeping to a quick walk, jogging briefly, then walking again as he heads for a subway station.

They were found guilty of practicing habitual debauchery and inciting others to sexual deviance because of the footage.

It gives the "total footage" for the month, special reference being made to "cross-cutting, winzing and sinking."

This was a familiar task, the same thing I'd done with all the footage and accounts from the riots in the park.

I cut back to Carrie Johnstone, the footage of her sitting at the board table with Rooney, laughing.

It gives the "total footage" for the month, special reference being made to "cross-cutting, winzing, and sinking."

It was just a question of accounting for the extra square footage of house.


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