If you need a stock video for any project, purchasing the videos can be very expensive. Thankfully few websites are offering high-quality video footage for both personal and commercial use which is free of charge.
So, we’ll count down the top five free stock footage video websites we’ve used where you can download free stock videos for any project including such as youtube, college projects or even more. In the end, we will list down the additional stock video websites not making in our top five list.
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Best Free Stock Video Websites
The most favorite free stock video websites on our list is Pexels.com. It is a great source for photos and videos and the variety is amazing. The file format of clips is in mp4 with content in both HD and 4kresolution.
On the download page, it gives you the option to choose the resolutions and if you click on the info, you can gather additional information about that video including its resolution, duration, fps, and aspect ratio.
Below the video information, they give a quick summary of the license. Creative Commons Zero (CC0) and the Pexels license are the two offered by the site and both allow the usage of the personal and commercial project with no attribution required.
Pixabay is one of the most popular sites for free stock photos and it’s also great when looking for free stock footage. It offers thousands of videos to choose from all and videos on pixabay are submitted by its community of users. Most are in HD with a decent selection also in 4k resolution.
In the preview mode, it displays the file format, resolution, length of the video along with additional information. When you download any file, you get an option to choose the resolution for that video.
All images and videos on this website carry the pixabay license. There are not many restrictions, you can use any file for both personal, commercial use and modifications are allowed while we do recommend giving credit to the owner.
Vecteezy offers millions of free stock videos, stock photos, and vectors. In addition to the freebies, they also offer a growing selection of Pro resources that must be purchased with a subscription or download credits. However, if you’re looking only for free videos, you can easily select “free license” in the filtering options so the search results will only show free content.
You’ll find a wide variety of video clips at Vecteezy, including aerials, landscapes, nature, timelapse, cinematic portraits, business, lifestyle, family, and more.
When you download resources under Vecteezy’s free license, you can use them for personal or commercial projects, but you need to provide attribution. The requirement for attribution is waived if you upgrade to a Pro subscription.
One of the benefits of using video footage from Vecteezy is that they require signed model releases and property releases from contributors. This is very rare among free stock photo/video sites, but it helps to protect users from disputes or legal threats.
Videezy offers a large collection of high-quality videos in both HD and 4k resolution that are royalty-free for personal and commercial use. When searching on their website you can filter the results based on license type, resolution and format. Most videos on Videezy are inmp4 format.
In addition to the free clips, you’ll also see results shown with the green tag marked pro, these are premium clips that require paying with credits. In the preview of the video, you can check the license info and it shows the file format, resolution, and the frames per second.
The Videezy standard license is the most common type of license for free footage. It lets you use any clip for personal and commercial use but you must give attribution. The footage can also be purchased to remove the attribution requirement.
Videvo offers thousands of free and premium stock videos created by its community members. Most of the videos are in HD with a small selection also in 4k. If you only want to see only the free stock footage, select the filter of free clips. The other filter options include resolution and license.
There are three license types in Videvo, when you select a clip it will show you the licensing and usage information. You can select learn more to get additional information about the various license types offered on Videvo.
You won’t find the largest amount of free footage on this site but what you do find is all in stunning 4k resolution clips.
All the clips found on here were shot by Joel Holland. He’s the founder of another website for creatives called Storyblocks. While stock videos and images are not completely free on Storyblocks but whatever he contributes to dareful are completely free of charge.
When you select the video to preview on Dareful.com, you’ll get additional information including the duration size of the file, resolution and the license. The license agreements can vary depending on the site and I’d advise that you read the license agreement before downloading any files.
On Dareful.com, all footage can be used for any type of project but you must provide proper credit to the clips creator, provide a link to the license and indicate if any changes were made.
Additional Stock Video Websites:
Here are some additional popular stock video sites that might be worth your time to check out.
7. Mix Kit
Mix Kit offers a curated collection of free videos in a variety of categories. They release 10 free videos each week and their license lets you use their content on any project with no attribution required.
Vidsplay is another fantastic resource with new content being added each week. All videos can be used for personal and commercial projects but credit must be given to the site.
When compared to most free stock video websites, Mazwai offers a limited selection but the quality of videos is great. The videos carry two licenses which are Creative Commons 3.0 and Mazwai License and details of the license for each clip can be found on the download page.
10. Life of Vids
Life of Vids is another site with a small collection of content to choose from but it’s still worth checking out. The footage is provided by the advertising agency Leeroy based in Canada. It’s all available for free with no copyright restrictions but redistribution is limited to 10 videos on other websites.
So, we’ve come to the end of a rundown of free stock video sites. These sites offer both the paid and free video clips which can be used as per their license agreement. In this article, we’ve tried to mention all the useful stock video sites but if you use any other website not mentioned in the list, let us know about it in the comments.
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