As a content marketer or a small business owner, you understand that videos are essential because video content creation is on the rise right now.
What would you do if you’re not really sure how to create quality videos yourself? Or if you don’t have the time and equipment necessary to do it?
You can still step up your videos by using great quality of free stock footage. There are lots of websites offering stock footage but most of them are really expensive.
So today, we listed down the websites that offer completely free stock footage.
What You Need To Know
Before we head on to the list, you need to know that you can’t just download any footage from the internet and put it in your content.
Creative Commons license enables free distribution of a copyrighted work. There are lots of Creative Commons licenses that can help you find out which licensed content is safe to use on your project.
Check out their official website to learn more about Creative Commons licenses.
There’s a lot of great free stock footage that could be found on the internet. Bring a big bag of patience because finding the videos you need might take a little bit of digging.
Now, let’s start the hunt.
10 Best Sites to Search for Completely Free Stock Videos
First on the list is Pixabay. Pixabay offers a great selection of CC0 licensed HD and 4K Videos contributed by videographers from different parts of the globe.
These royalty free stock footage can be used for commercial projects. You can download the videos in MP4 format with different options of resolutions.
If you want a website in which the videos are categorized for easy browsing, Pexels would be great.
These videos are organized in categories like river, city, drink, street, blur and many more for easy browsing. They also include a ‘mockup’ category for footage of mobile devices with green screens that can be easily replaced via chroma keying.
Pexels has a huge library of stock footage that is licensed under CC0. They don’t have many clips in 4K, most of it is in Full HD and can be downloaded in MP4 format.
Coverr offers lots of visually appealing videos. They update their site with seven new videos every Monday.
Videos from Coverr can be used in any way you want it as long as you don’t resell them or post them on other stock footage sites. You can download clips in MP4, WEBM, or OGV formats.
Videvo has a huge archive of stock footage and motion graphics. Videos in Videvo can be downloaded in MP4 and MOV formats.
Clips are organized into various categories such as animals, business and office, food and drink, industry and many more. It has a collection of free HD and 4K stock videos you can use in both personal and commercial projects.
For more information on their license and usage, check out their official website.
Videezy is a community-driven platform that offers tons of beautiful, free HD and 4K videos in various categories. Clips from Videezy are free for personal and commercial use, but users are asked for proper attribution to Videezy depending on the platform.
All videos can be downloaded in MP4 format and you can see the resolution as well as the frame rate of the clip under the preview on the download page.
If you are in need of very attractive clips and good aerial shots, Life of Vids would be perfect. Videos in Life of Vids were made by Leeroy, a digital agency in Montreal and its network of contributors.
These footage are free and can be used for personal or commercial contents. These videos can be downloaded with a high resolution on Vimeo in MP4 format.
Vidsplay offers a large selection of high definition video clips. Stock footage from this website can be used for both personal and commercial projects.
You are allowed to download, edit and remix their video and you are not required to pay royalties for each use.
The only requirement is to visibly attribute the video to Vidsplay on your website, ending credits of your video production, or the description for social media channels.
The only thing you’re not allowed is to rent, license, sublicense, sell or redistribute the videos in their organic form. Vidsplay updates their archive of stock footage on a weekly basis.
Looking for a gorgeous, cinematic HD footage? Mazwai could be the best option.
Scrolling down to find what you need on their grid layout is worth it because all the clips have a high-quality resolution and most of them are 2-3 minutes long.
You can download the video in MP4 and WebM formats in a zip file. Video clips from Mazwai are free for commercial use under Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 3.0).