Whether you are a professional movie-maker or a beginner YouTuber, at some point in time you feel the need for stock videos to elevate the quality of your project. Videos come under the category of the intellectual property thus you can’t easily get them without paying the royalty. The following list presents the best websites from where you can download royalty-free websites.
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Pixabay offers a huge collection of over 1.2 million stock videos. All these videos are available under the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) License. Thus, even if you use the content for commercial purposes, you will not require any permission. In Pixabay, you can find HD stock videos ranging from 12-seconds to a minute-long.
Pexels originally began as a photo library but now it has accumulated a lot of free HD stock videos. All videos that you find on Pexels have enough pixel resolution to look great on HD and 4K screens. Their collection also comes under the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license. Thus, you can modify and use the content for personal and commercial purposes without demanding permission.
Videvo offers a library of free stock videos created by their community of users spread across the globe. The video clips that you find on Videvo are licensed either through the Videvo Standard License or the Creative Commons (CCO) license. You can find the information related to licensing on the download page.
4) Life of Vids
Life of Vids is a compilation of free stock videos, clips, and loops. The good thing about this website is that there are no copyright restrictions on the videos whereas redistribution on other websites is limited to only 10 videos. You can download high-quality videos simply by clicking on the Vimeo icon located at the bottom-right corner of the player.
Splitshire offers a wide range of videos that are primarily shot using drones. The collection consists of videos of outdoor scenes, DIY, and space that you can download by clicking on the title under each video. You can freely use the content in your social media posts and YouTube channel. However, you can’t use them in your projects dealing with inappropriate topics like violence and racism.
Distill is a free collection of highly curated HD videos and stock footage that you can download just by entering your email address. You need to note that every 10 days, you get only 10 free videos that are sent to your inbox. The quality that you get on this website is comparable to that of the cinematic videos that will enhance as the video clips are selected by a team of professionals.
7) Stock Footage 4 Free
Stock Footage 4 Free offers you a diverse range of videos and footage that you can post on your social accounts. The website adds new videos every day. You just need to sign up to get access to the videos available on the portal. All the videos that you find on Stock Footage 4 Free are royalty-free, so you will not be charged for using them.
Videezy has a giant collection of royalty-free videos that you can use for personal as well as commercial use. Although you will never be asked to credit the website, you can still buy credits to use the videos without attribution. Videezy offers a wide variety of high-quality content including HD and 4K. The website labels some of the premium videos as ‘Pro’ that are only available when you credit the website.
Coverr is another free stock video website that offers handpicked videos at absolutely no cost. The website is quite straight-forward and simple to use. You just need to click on the desired video to get it secured into your webpage. It does not demand any fees, sign-up formality, or any attribution. The platform gives you a decent collection of aerial, time-lapse, and cinematic videos for your projects.
Vidsplay is a website that adds new videos on a weekly basis making it a perfect resource for keeping yourself updated with the latest content. The best part is that you can download the videos and use any of them without paying any royalty. To download a video, you just need to right-click the download link followed by choosing the ‘Save Link As option.
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