45 of the Best Free Stock Video Websites for Great Footage
Eager to attract someone's attention in seconds? Take care of your content by adding stunning footage!
This post will guide you through 45 best websites for FREE stock videos where you can get free stock videos to use in your marketing content, YouTube channels, TikTok creation, filmmaking productions and more. Start exploring and add spices with this low-cost stunning footage!
Eagle App - Easily Organize & Browse your Stock Video assets
Video from Rolando Barry (using Eagle as my 3D design library)
One step before you start collecting more free stock videos, check out Eagle App! Eagle App is an on-premise software for anyone who works with any kind of digital materials, it lets you create a media and inspiration library, then organize and browse it easily using filters, categories and even with colors!
It supports over 90+ formats including audio, 3d objects, images, fonts, RAW files and more! Eagle has many great UI especially helpful for creative professionals and video artists to store and grab assets and bring them into Premiere or Movie Maker with a quick drag and drop. It also serves designers as a bank for inspiration in and out of video clips.
- Website: https://en.eagle.cool/
45 FREE stock video websites
Dissolve offers high-quality footage for editors, filmmakers, and producers. With more than 1.3M stock videos to choose from, you're bound to create something great! Also, Dissolve licenses stock video clips for use in commercials, television shows, documentaries, feature films, and licenses stock photography for download and use in design and creative work.
Image from Dissolve
License: Free to use commercially
Image from InVideo
InVideo has more than 4000 free, professional, and quality video templates, for example, YouTube, Facebook, or Instagram stories. It not only offers footage but also a functional editing tool. You can add subtitles, filters, or stickers to the video, and quickly produce an eye-catching ad!
Image from Pexels
Pexels is known for its diverse free photo library, but their HD videos are also very high-quality! With Pexels’ license, all photos and videos can be downloaded unlimited, used for free, without attribution, and are OK to be edited and modified however you like.
License: Royalty-Free (What does Royalty-Free mean?)
Image from Pixabay
Pixabay is also a well-known website for free image and video sources, all released under a simplified Pixabay License. You don't need to get permission to use or modify the video, whether it's for commercial use or not. Pixabay has videos that include short clips or minutes-long shots from forest, space, or beach.
Image from Life of Vids
Life of Vids helps you generate cool creative content with beautiful images and videos. There are no copyright restrictions, but you can only redistribute 10 videos, or upgrade for more. Life of Vids updates weekly. When downloading, you can choose SD or HD to download, pretty convenient.
License: Royalty Free
Image from Pikwizard
Pikwizard provides versatile free stock videos. It seems to be endless since it includes almost everything from animals, building, education to healthcare.
Image from coverr
Coverr has thousands of free HD videos, which are all eye-catching and very suitable for filmmakers and entrepreneurs. You don't have to attribute when using it, no sign-up is needed, and can be downloaded in MP4 format.
License: An irrevocable, non-exclusive copyright license to download, copy, modify, perform, and use videos from Coverr.co for free, including for commercial purposes, without permission from or attribution to the Videographer or Coverr.co.
Image from Videezy
Videezy is a stock video site for free HD stock footage, background clips, and AE templates, and most of its collections are royalty-free. However, some do require attribution. Make sure to check the license of each clip when searching and before using.
License: Most of them are royalty-free
Image from Vidsplay
Vidsplay offers a bunch of great resources for keeping your social content fresh. It updates weekly and it's free for personal and commercial uses, but make sure to attribute to Vidsplay.com when using.
Image from Mazwai
Mazwai provides a huge collection of professional-filmed footage and it has a clever tagging system that helps you easily find what you need, including slow-mo clips. Remember to check the license of each video, some may require attribution.
License: CC 3.0 (with attribution) or Mazwai license (without attribution)
Image from Mixkit
Mixkit offers free video clips, templates, sound effects, and music, all for commercial use. It contains a variety of categories, including workplace, life, landscapes, pets, or even finance.
License: Mixkit's own license, differs for each type
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Image from Videvo
Videvo offers thousands of free stock video footage as well as motion graphics, music, and sound effects created by their community of users, and most of them are Royalty-Free, which means you can use them commercially and without attribution.
They also have some premium videos, although the free ones are already enough for general creators.
License: Each footage differs
Image from MotionElements
MotionElements has many practical clips, but not all of them are free. It has diverse categories such as commercial, sports, electronic, space, wedding, etc. Sign up for their membership to enjoy 5 free videos a week.
Image from Dareful
If you need nature-related videos, you must go visit Dareful. It provides clips that are licensed under Creative Commons 4.0, which means you're free to share and adapt as long as you give appropriate credit and indicate if any changes were made.
License: CC 4.0
Image from Vidlery
If you're looking for animations, Vidlery is the right place for you! Add these cartoon clips to make your blog eye-catching or design a playful ad. Most importantly, all of them are CC0, which means you can free download, modify and use them commercially.
Image from Splitshire
Splitshire was created by web designer Daniel Nanescu, which means all images and videos on Splitshire are unique! Also, they're free for personal and commercial use, but you can't use them in projects with inappropriate content such as violence, racism, or discrimination.
License: Free for personal and commercial use
Image from FootageCrate
Footage Crate mainly focuses on providing FX category videos, in full HD. For example, there are sparks, lights, mist, or other movie-like clips, which can help you make your video more attractive and alive!
License: Free to use in any commercial or non-commercial project, but do not redistribute.
Image from Artgrid
Artgrid provides royalty-free stock footage with a variety of categories. What makes it better is that you can preview a video by hovering on that clip, which can help you accelerate the searching process!
License: Free download and use
19. Free Nature Stock
Image from Free Nature Stock
Free Nature Stock is a must-have for all of your nature video needs. The videos are completely free to use both commercially and non-commercially, no attribution is needed.
20. Motion Places
Image from Motion Places
Motion Places provides creatives with free stock footage from around the world. They believe that simple is best and quality matters. You can subscribe to their newsletter if you want to catch up with the latest update.
License: Free download and use
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Image from Pond5
Ponds5 is a royalty-free creative footage site, providing exceptional content for those in need. They are professional, versatile, and can be downloaded in many formats. Categories include city views, nature, animals, landscape, etc.
22. Motion Array
Image from Motion Array
Motion Array is the ultimate filmmaker and video editor’s platform. Not only does it include a huge library of free stock video footage, but also royalty-free music, templates, and photos. If your budget's spare, make sure to check out its premium membership plan to have more stunning design assets.
Image from Filmstocks
Filmstocks is a design assets database created by Wondershare, a handful and beautiful videos included. They have three membership plans, only one is free, and most of the footage can't be modified. Make sure you read the rules when downloading. Another downside of Filmstocks is that some clips formats can only be loaded on their editing software Filmora9.
24. Adobe Stock
Image from Adobe Stock
It's exclusive for Adobe users, ranging from normal quality to 4K, from Premiere, PS to Ai. The pricing isn't cute but you can decide whether to buy or not after a month's free trial.
License: One-month free trial/ pricing differs from licenses
25. Movie Tools
Image from Movie Tools
Movie Tools has lots of free video background animation loops, lower third animations, motion objects, etc. They're free for commercial use or in monetize videos.
Image from CuteStockFootage
CuteStockFootage is completely free for downloading stock video footage, VFX, light leaks, overlays, backgrounds, and more! All media materials on this website are created by the site owner and they're licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, which means you have to give credit to: cutestockfootage.com when using and you're not allowed to sell these assets to other stock media sites.
License: CC BY 4.0/ Free to share and use with attribution
27. Ignite Motion
Image from Ignite Motion
Ignite Motion offers lots of background loop motion clips, especially focusing on technical ambiance and sense of space. The videos are completely free, but remember to check out each video's license when using.
License: Royalty free
Image from Monzoom
Monzoom is a practical website that offers free 4K video materials. Highly recommend using them as a video background.
Image from MitchMartinez
MitchMartinez is a site owned and managed by the director of photography Mitch Martinez. Free 4K UltraHD Stock footage shot on RED Epic.
30. Hollywood Camerawork Greenscreen
Image from Hollywood Camerawork Greenscreen
This is a website that collects interesting plates from Visual Effects For Directors to the community. They are free, HD, downloadable, and helpful with practicing keying, match moving, compositing, tracking and more!
License: Free to use educationally or with their permission
Image from VEED
VEED's Stock Videos have a variety of categories such as Love, 4K Wallpaper, Background Videos, Timelapse, Hyperlapse, Sunset, Nature, and more! Aside from that, VEED has different video editing tools that you can use online such as translating and adding subtitles to videos, screen recording, editing, sharing videos, and so much more, and they can be used for free!
License: Free for personal use
Image from CLIPSTILL
CLIPSTILL releases free "cinemegrahps" monthly, most of them are high-quality and unique. If you don't want to be limited, you can sign up for the unlimited ones for a one-time $49 fee.
License: CC0/ Free for non-commercial and commercial use
Image from stockio
Everything on stock.io is free and available for commercial use. It's the best place for looking for stunning professional photos, high quality, editable vectors, stand-out icons, or unique videos. They also keep track of your downloaded files and favorite items in your account, building up your personalized portfolio of resources.
License: Free for personal and commercial use. Not for sale or redistribution.
Image from OrangeHD
OrangeHD Offers a lot of full HD footage and video material for free. There are no hidden costs or need to sign-up. The download is completely free. However, the update seems to stop in 2019.
License: Free download
35. Detonation Films
Image from Detonation Films
All clips on Detonation Films are free pre-keyed items, including blood, explosions, smoke, etc. They are downloaded as ZIP files, remember to right-click to extract them when browsing.
License: Can be used ONLY as part of a creative work
Image from Freestock
Freestock offers free videos, vectors, photos, and icons. Its categories may not be that versatile, but it's already quite good for small projects or beginners.
License: Free to use and modify in certain places
Image from 123RF
123RF is a free stock content site behemoth. It helps you discover the best royalty-free stock images, photos, vectors, footage, videos, and music files for your designs and projects by talented artists and contributors worldwide right here on 123RF. Everything you need is just a search away. Categories include fashion, travel, animals, and romance.
Image from Openfootage
Openfootage has HDRI panorama, Timelapse, Textures, 3dscan, smoke fire footage, panorama photography, etc, giving you a nice chance to make your design project done with just one site. The categories are clear and the searching system is also pretty good, which can help you find anything more specific in seconds.
Image from Bigstock
Bigstock is a massive platform of stock content for just about any intention and project. It offers a 7-day free trial with 35 limited downloads. Go check out if it’s the right option for you to go premium!
License: 7-day free trial
Image from FreeFX.net
FreeFX.net offers a huge collection of free stock footage, transitions, backgrounds, and overlays. If you're finding free texture and images resources at the same time, this is the right place to go.
License: Free to download and use
41. Beachfront B-Roll
Image from Beachfront B-Roll
One of the best places to download for free unique HD stock video footage and animated backgrounds for any production purpose. All clips in the Beachfront B-Roll library are completely free to use and are a simple "right-click save" to download.
License: Free to share and adapt
Image from EditLw
EditLW is a Russian website that is full of free footage. All for video editing and shooting. They have categories such as New Year, school, baby, wedding, etc. Better, there's also some video effect package!
43. X Stock Video
Image from X Stock Video
Most videos on X Stock Video can be downloaded and used for free, also, its interface is simple and clean. But some clips can only be free-watching, they're not allowed to be downloaded.
License: Free to download and free to use non-commercially
44. All Free Download Footage
Image from All Free Download Footage
This site is full of free footage for instant download. It owns about a thousand clips sort by newest first in 35 pages. Simple, useful, and they're all licensed Public Domain.
License: Each footage has its own license
Image from Flickr
Flickr is a platform known for sharing, storing, and searching photos and videos. You can sort out footage by content types, name, camera types, sizes, or orientation. But there’s a big downside that you have to click in to figure out the restriction of the use of each file.
License: Each footage has its own license
Messy stock video library? Take care of your video content with Eagle!
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It can add tags, ratings, add notes at a specific timestamp, playback speed, and loop preview to help you quickly find a specific video or sound assets among thousands without getting lost, Try Eagle!
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