20 Free Online Stock Video Sites
Looking for free stock video clips for your next project? Here are twenty of the best FREE stock video websites. Check them out.
Whether you’re working on a commercial campaign, a corporate video, or a low-budget indie, incorporating stock video into your project can really elevate your final product. Here are a handful of sites from around the web that just might have the shot you need — for FREE!
Freestock is a fantastic resource for free stock images, free stock video, and free stock vectors. The Freestock video collections feature helpful categories like free corporate video shots, free industrial footage, free nature and travel clips, and free green screen videos.
You can explore all of the Freestock library here. Be sure to check out the free stock photos, vectors, and icons too!
Videvo offers free stock footage and motion graphics for all types of projects, and it has one of the largest free HD libraries online. New clips go up every week, and they cover a ton of different categories, like abstract, animals, VFX, sports, and business.
3. Pexels Video
All of the clips available from Pexels Videos are totally free, high definition, and available under the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license. You can manipulate them however you see fit and use them in any type of project you can imagine — even commercial.
RocketStock is known as an After Effects template marketplace, but every month they give away free video elements. You’ll see free stock video overlays like 13 Free 4K Light Leaks, 16 Free 4K Light and Dust Overlays, free After Effects templates, and a bunch of other great free downloads.
Head over to the RocketStock freebie page to get your free stock video assets now! Here’s a look at the type of free stock video elements already available. You can even sign up for the email list to get a free download in your inbox every month.
Video Copilot is not a stock specific site, but they did recently release a stock pack for free! The pack has 20 elements and textures, all high quality. Even if you don’t have a need for it now, this is one pack to download and keep in your editing toolbox.
6. Bigstock (7 Day Free Trial)
While not always free, Bigstock does offer a 7 day free trial. This gives you a chance to download some free stock video or free stock photos, and if you end up liking the trial, you can subscribe for one of their many stock video plans.
If you need more free stock vectors or free stock photos to overlay onto your footage, check out the wide selection for free stock assets on Freepik. There are even free PSD files that you could then animate in your video projects.
You’re already here, so you know we are looking out for you! Not only do we find and curate the free stock video on lists like this, we also create tons of free footage, overlays, video elements, LUTs, and so much more. Search the Free video asset category on the PremiumBeat blog to get free After Effects Templates, stock footage, and tools that will make your life easier.
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Since the mid 90s, Archive.org has been a digital repository for all sorts of digital media. Archive.org has more than 2,000 films from the Prelinger Archive on their site. This collection is full of Americana and cultural-based films (home movies, commercials, B-movies) from the last 100 years.
10. X Stock Video
X Stock offers high resolution clips, but suffers in terms of variety of subject matter. Most stock footage on the site is available in HD 720 or 1080 resolutions. To avoid having to sift through all of the clips, use the search link to find what you’re looking for.
11. The News Market
The News Market features clips that are topical and newsworthy, as well as many prepackaged news pieces (VNRs). Great for use as B-Roll in a journalism or documentary piece. As an added bonus, some of the clips on the site have a shot list provided, making it easy to track down exactly what you’re looking for.
12. Media College
Currently, Media College only has a small number of free stock clips, but the ones on the site are offered in HD (as well as SD) and good for use as B-Roll. Subject matter includes nature, seasons, and animals. One note: the video on the site are all PAL format and would need to be converted if your intended use is NTSC.
Pixabay isn’t just for finding free stock footage and photos — you can also add your own original work to their growing library. Find the perfect free clip for your next social media push or email blast.
VidsPlay only has a small number of clips, but what they do have is top quality. Although available in both 720 and 1080, many of the clips on this site are in the AVI format and will need to be converted to use in Final Cut Pro.
Although some of the videos on the site teeter toward amateurish, they do feature a large variety of animals. Sections on the site include wildlife, pets, and marine life. If you’re looking for a free animal-specific clip, you’ll likely find it here.
16. Wikimedia Videos
Similar to Archive.org, Wikimedia Commons is an online library of open-source sounds, videos, photos and other media. The site has a large selection of video clips covering a wide range of subject matter — though the search functionality is somewhat limited.
Hollywood Camera Work offers green screen plates that are perfect for experimentation and honing your compositing skills! These clips are perfect for educators and for individuals looking to improve their post-production expertise.
18. iMovies Archive
iMovies has picked out a number of the most iconic public domain films and made them available for download. Check out random clips from classic horror and sci-fi movies like Metropolis and Nosferatu!
19. Footage Firm
Unlike the sites above, Footage Firm specializes in actually sending free stock footage. Select a clip collection from one of their libraries and they’ll mail you all of the clips on a data DVD… just pay shipping and handling.
Shutterstock’s stock video isn’t free, but the company’s wildly diverse footage collection is a fantastic resource for anyone in the video production game. If your project has a budget, Shutterstock’s assets have the power to up your production value in an instant. If you also need icons and vectors or stock photos, try Shutterstock’s image library for free – use their free trial.
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