The Best Free Stock Video Sites!
Are you working on a video that requires stock video and have a limited budget? I save tons of money on my video productions using a combination of purchased stock video and free stock video. Here are my favorite sites I use to find free stock video when I begin building my video's rough cut:
Videvo has free stock video in HD and 4k quality. It also has free production elements, motion graphics, and VFX! For example, if you are looking for a camcorder overlay with a transparent (alpha) background, they have heaps of choices to choose from.
License Options: Videvo has two free licensing options and you need to make sure to check which license each video has before you use. The Videvo standard license allows you to download and use the video without attribution, but you cannot redistribute the video in its original form. There is also the Videvo attribution license, which lets you use the video clip, but you must give credit to the author of the video clip.
Pixabay is my second go-to source for finding free video to use in my video projects. Videographers around the world upload video and dedicate it to the public domain. It's quite amazing! You will also find some green screen video and motion graphics.
License: CC0 Public Domain Dedication. This means you can copy, modify, distribute and use the videos, even for commercial purposes, all without asking for permission or giving credits to the artists. However, depicted content may still be protected by trademarks, publicity, or privacy rights. Read more here.
Videezy is a community of videographers who download and share free HD & 4k stock video. You can browse by category, aerials, nature, background, and more! They also have free After Effects templates as well.
License: All the video clips in the Videezy library have two kinds of licenses: (1) CC0 Public Domain, meaning you can use without crediting or permission or (2) Creative Commons attribution, meaning you can use the video clip if you give credit to the author of the video. On each video there is a section called "License" that you should read before use.
Pexels is popularly known for its massive free photo database, but it also has free videos, all of which are dedicated to the public domain. You can use these for free in your personal or commercial video projects.
License: Pexels Videos offers completely free videos. All videos are licensed under the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license. This means you can edit or change the videos and use them for free in personal and commercial projects, all without asking for permission or setting a link to the source. Pretty amazing!
Coverr offers seven free videos every Monday. The videos are designed to be backdrops for your website or homepage, but they can also be used in your videos for free.
License: CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication, meaning you can use, change, or edit the video in any way without credit or permission from the author. It can be used in personal or commercial videos.
Pond5 is a massive library where you buy stock video, images, motion graphics, music, and more. It also has a fantastic public domain library where you can search through heaps of free historical videos to use in your videos. It is particularly useful for documentary projects!
License: All footage, images, or music part of the Pond5 public domain project can be used and modified in any video project for free without credit or attribution.
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