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The need for video content is on the rise lately. To take advantage of this growing trend, you need video footage. If you decide to produce the videos yourself, it can be complicated and costly.
Here is a list of places you can get free stock videos to use in your social media content plus other uses.
This began as a free photo site but has since added a large library of free HD stock videos. And true to their name, all videos on Pexels have enough pixels to look great on any screen.
Their collection is also under the CC0 license, so you can edit and use the videos for personal or commercial purposes without asking for permission or linking back to the original source. Use their list of popular searches to find the most in-demand stock videos.
This is also best known as a resource for free stock photos but it also has a great variety of video clips available to download and use.
The videos are all submitted by Pixabay’s community of users and are generally under a minute in length.
There’s a small selection of 4K video too, motion graphics, and some infinitely looping clips.
All clips are provided free for personal or commercial use, with no attribution necessary. The files are provided in MP4 format, in a choice of resolutions.
It has thousands of stock videos uploaded thanks to its generous community members who are freelancers, videographers, and generally nice people. Apart from free video footage, Videvo also offers free motion graphics resources.
You can choose between two licenses: the Videvo License, and Creative Commons 3.0. The former will let you use the video in any way you like. Without giving any credit to the author, but you will not be able to upload or share the video online. Whilst Creative Commons 3.0 needs of you to credit the author that you have taken the video from, which is also why so many authors and creatives find it safe to share their stock footage on Videvo.
SplitShire is the brainchild of web designer Daniel Nanescu, who wanted to share his collection of free stock photos and videos with the world. The only restrictions on what you can do with the content: you may not resell it, upload it to other stock websites, or create anything offensive with it.
This has a wide variety of clips in HD and 4K resolution and is excellent for aerial drone footage.
All of the site’s clips are delivered in MP4 format and you can check the resolution below each video.
While not all of Videezy’s videos are free, there is a large selection of free stock video clips selected for personal and commercial use. It’s also easy to tell the difference, as the premium clips have a green “Pro” tag on their thumbnails.
If you use free stock videos from Videezy, you need to give attribution in one of two ways.
- If you plan on including the clip on TV, YouTube, or another broadcasting channel, you must include “Videezy.com” in the credits.
- And if you plan on using the clip on your website, you must include the following code on the webpage:
- <a href=”http://www.videezy.com/”>B Roll provided by Videezy.com</a>
Alternatively, you can buy credits to download clips to use without attribution.
This focuses on providing its users easy to download, easy to navigate, and easy to view stock videos.
The database is updated on a weekly basis, and there are more than one hundred great videos available for download.
To download and use VidsPlay stock, you will never need to pay royalties.
Stock Footage 4 Free has the slogan “No fees. No catch. Unlimited downloads.”
It is full of great quality free stock videos that you can use for personal and commercial use. Although, there are restrictions on redistribution and broadcasting.
Still, new free stock videos are added every day, and the website has a wide range of different types of clips, including looping, time-lapse, aerial, and slow-motion.
The categories and search bar makes it easy to find the ideal clip. Categories include nature and animals, beaches and water, construction and energy, and people.
All free stock videos are available in HD and delivered in MOV format.
This stock video site claims to have the world’s largest royalty-free collection of videos with more than 1 million clips in 4K.
The site is easy to search and includes plenty of options that you can narrow by use, video resolution, and even duration.
It allows free downloads with a membership. You can also buy credits for downloads.
This features free videos, clips, and loops for web projects.
It also includes collections that make finding what you need easy. Search for office video, drone shots, people doing things or nature, among other clips.
The free videos on this site have no usage restrictions other than the number of videos used.
It offers copyright-free videos that are ideal for beautiful video backgrounds for websites. You can use these videos for commercial purposes, without permission from or attributing the Videographer or Coverr.co
It also has a live preview option to see how the video will look like. The videos are classified into broad tags like Animals, Artsy, Urban, Nature, etc.