Videos are in great demand in today’s world. A creative video leaves a lasting first impression on your viewer. Videos can also better engage new readers.
While producing awesome video will take time, effort and money, why not just use free stock videos or stock footage. You can use stock videos to create amazing video intros, commercials and also use them as backgrounds for your website homepage.
The solution would be to find public domain videos or use videos which are released under Creative Commons license. In this article, we’ll cover 8 amazing sources to find royalty-free videos for free.
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Pexels offers completely free videos for download. All videos are licensed under the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license. This means you can edit or change the videos and use them free for personal and even for commercial projects - all without asking for permission or setting a link to the source.
This guarantees that you will be saving the hundreds of dollars which can be better spent promoting your brand. They have a swiftly growing database of videos, and you are guaranteed to find the perfect footage for your website header, product promotion, or anything else.
Mazwai has a collection of HD video clips and footages that are free for use in commercial projects under Creative Commons Attribution license. This means that you can do everything with the video (transform, adapt, cut, share) as long as you do not forget to credit the original author in some way. There is no subscription and no download limitation.
Mazwai has some unique time-lapse and slow motion video footages. New videos are added regularly and you can even send your video suggestions to them.
Coverr is a joint initiative between two start-ups Veed.Me & CodersClan. They have a growing library of free videos and every Monday they add 7 new videos which they especially shoot for Coverr.
All videos are licensed under the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license. This means you can edit or change the videos and use them free for personal and even for commercial projects. All without asking for permission or setting a link to the source. So that attribution is not required.
Pixabay has high-quality footage and stock videos you can use anywhere. It’s free for personal and commercial use. All images and videos on Pixabay are released free of copyrights under Creative Commons CC0.
You may download, modify, distribute, and use them royalty free for anything you like, even in commercial applications. Attribution is not required.
Vimeo has an amazing group which allows you to download high-resolution videos for free. The videos in this group are created by Phil Fried.
All videos are released free of copyright. You may download and use them freely in your productions.
Videezy is another great place for quality video stock footage. They have over thousands of free videos for you to choose from.
You are allowed to download, edit, and remix these videos for personal and commercial use, but you need to give credit back to the author by adding “videezy.com” in the final credits.
Videvo has a huge library of free stock videos and motion graphics. Currently, they have over 3600 HD video, it’s steadily growing and becoming one of the go-to websites for stock videos.
There are two licensing options for videos on this site. One is the “Videvo Standard License” where there is no need to credit the original author. The second licensing option is the Creative Commons 3.0 license, which states that you can use the clips for any production as long as you credit the original author.
Pond 5 has over 9700 completely free video footage files. These videos are typically very old works and are free of copyright restrictions.
You may download, modify, distribute, and use them for anything you like, even in commercial applications. Attribution is not required.