Every one of our video projects is as unique as your fingerprint, they are all custom created based on our clients’ needs, brand, audience and particular goals. Video is critical to telling a brands best story and they’re a necessity. They’re engaging, informative, and entertaining—is a triple threat in the world of content marketing.
Occasionally we need to augment or supplement our videos with stock footage, and we sure don’t want the same footage everyone else uses. It must be well planned, storyboarded, found, sliced and colored so it looks just like the rest of the video…
So, where do we go to find the best footage? We are asked frequently. Here you go:
These sites are loaded with high-quality footage that you can use to level up your video content and take it from good to great. Not sure which size to choose? No problem. We’ve put together a list of the 12 best video stock sites to help you get started.
Pond5 is one of the most popular stock video sites on the web and for good reason. With over 60 million royalty-free videos for commercial use, there’s something for everyone—whether you’re looking for B-roll footage or completed videos.
And if you can’t find what you’re looking for, Pond5 also offers custom video services to make sure you get exactly what you need. Prices start at $49/clip.
If you’re not familiar with Shutterstock, chances are you’ve been living under a rock (or maybe you just don’t watch a lot of TV). This site is one of the most well-known stock photo sites on the internet and offers both photos and videos.
Shutterstock has over 250 million royalty-free video clips available for commercial use, so you’re sure to find what you need. Prices start at $79/clip.
Videohive is part of the Envato Market network and offers both free and premium stock videos. With over 700,000 clips available, Videohive is one of the largest stock video sites on this list.
If you need more than just a clip or two, Videohive also offers completed video projects starting at $40/project.
iStockphoto is another well-known stock photo site that also offers videos. iStockphoto has over 8 million royalty-free videos available for purchase—many of which are exclusive to the site.
You can purchase credits or subscribe monthly to download videos starting at $15/credit or $49/month respectively.
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Dissolve is one of the leading providers of 4K and HD royalty-free stock footage. Their collection contains over 200,000 clips from some of the world’s best filmmakers—so you know their stuff is high quality.
And if you can’t find what you need in Dissolve’s collection, they also offer custom footage services starting at $500/day.
If you love vintage vibes, FilmGrab will be right up your alley. This site curates free public domain films and television shows from the early 20th century—think Black & White classics like The Little Rascals and Buster Keaton shorts.
All films and TV shows on FilmGrab are completely free to download—though donations are always appreciated!
Pixabay offers a wide range of free, high-quality stock videos that can be used for commercial purposes. However, there are some restrictions outlined in their terms and conditions.
You’re guaranteed to find what you need on this stock video site, where you can browse by effects, category, and resolution. Plus, it has free animations, illustrations, music vectors, and photos.
Need a quick way to add some polish to your project? Check out Coverr. This site offers 7 free “cover stories” every week—think diverse landscapes and stunning landmarks captured by some of today’s top videographers from across the globe.
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Last but not least we have Pexels Videos, another great source for freebie seekers everywhere! Pexels offers over 3,000 free HD stock videos that can be downloaded and used without attribution ( though they do kindly request that you give credit if possible).
Next, we have Videezy. This site offers both free and premium stock videos, with prices starting at $5/clip. And with over 140,000 clips available, you won’t have a problem finding what you need on Videezy.
Plus, they offer monthly membership options starting at just $19/month for unlimited downloads.
Next, we have Vidsplay. This site offers both free and premium stock videos, with prices starting at $15/clip or $99/month for a membership. And with over 1 million clips available, you’re sure to find what you need on Vidsplay.
Last but not least, we have Motion Elements. This site offers over 200,000 high-quality footage clips and motion graphics starting at $5/clip or $19/month for a membership. And with helpful categories and tags, you’ll have no problem finding what you need on Motion Elements.
Plus, they offer a range of customizable templates and add-ons to help take your projects to the next level.
There you have it! If you want to get ahead in the content marketing game, videos are a necessity. And if you want your videos to really stand out, you need high-quality visuals to back them up. That’s where video stock websites come in.
These sites are loaded with footage that will take your videos from good to great. Not sure which size or style of video you need? No problem. We’ve put together a list of the 12 best video stock sites to help you get started. So what are you waiting for? Level up your content marketing strategy today with one of these top-notch video stock sites.