Royalty Free Stock Videos Resources »

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Resource websites with free stock videos »

The following are the world's most popular paid resources for purchasing video clips for corporate videos, presentations and promotions:

  • Shutterstock
  • Istockphoto
  • Pond5
  • Getty Images
  • Fotosearch
  • Videohive
  • BBC Motion Gallery
  • T3 Media
  • Footage.Net

The typical price range is from a few USD to hundreds of Dollars!

Producing and selling HD and 4K video clips is a big business worth millions of dollars.

Projects that require high end, specific video clips along with decent budgets allotted for the purchase of stock videos can avail the resources from these websites.

For the vast majority of the projects, it becomes a daunting task to acquire high quality video clips that too: free and royalty free.

Top Resources for Royalty Free Video Clips »

All the following websites offer Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license. This means you can edit or change the videos and use them free for personal and even for commercial projects.

Pexels »

Pexels Home Page

This is one of the top contenders for the videos that are all available in full HD (1920 by 1080) but no 4K video clips. They also offer royalty free photographs.

Pexels Promotional Video »

Stock Footage For Free »

Stock Footage 4 free home page

An yet another website that offers free content for those who register and after login the users can download the video clips. Similar ro Pexels, Stock Footage For Free also does not offer 4K video clips.

Pixabay »

Pixabay Home Page

Again a top contender for high quality users uplaoded royalty free videos that range from SD (Standard Definition) to 4K resolutions.

Along with video clips, they also have vast collection of animations, VFX backdrops and special effects.

Our CEO; Pashminu Mansukhani is a regular contributor to this platform with 300+ high resolution photographs accepted under CC0 license.

ClipStill »

Clip Still Home page

Clip Still is actually a collection of cinemagraphs also known as Plotagrams. Clip Still offers free as well as purchasing option for the premium clips.

The clips are organised is various categories like: people, places, food & drink, transport, nature and objects.

Videezy »

Videezy home page

The most unique aspect of this website is the vast collection of aerial footage along with 4k content!

They have feature to explore the videos by Newest and by various categories like: After Effects, aerial, animals & wildlife, art, background, nature, sky, slow motion, travel, urban, water and abstract.

This website offers four licensing options: Standard (free to download with attribution), Pro (for sale videos), Creative Commons (no license required) & Editorial usage (for news articles, news blogs, non-fiction books, documentary and other newsworthy purposes).

Resolution options: SD (standard definition), HD (High Definition – 720), full HD (High Definition – 1080) and 4K (Ultra High Definition - 3840 x 2160)

Videvo »

Videvo Home page

This website offers music, motion graphics and special effects clips (VFX) along with download of free and premium video stock videos.

The download resolutions offered are: HD (High Definition – 720), full HD (High Definition – 1080) and 4K (Ultra High Definition - 3840 x 2160).

Conclusion »

Hope this collection of free stock video websites is useful to those interested in creating high quality video content but on shoe-string budget.

Pashminu Mansukhani