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Ultimate list of free stock footage sites

Download free stock footage for your video projects

Here is a list of the best sites to download free stock footage from. If you have a website or a video project that you need some extra footage for, but are on a tight budget, free stock videos can be the solution you are looking for. If you are playing around in video editors, having some videos to practice on can also be smart. This list is compiled of all the free stock footage sites i could find after some extensive research, that are worth sharing due to the quality of the videos, nice selection of content, and user friendliness designwise. Whenever i stumble upon new sites, i will add them to the list. If you know of some free stock footage sites that would fit nicely here, then either drop a comment in the comments at the bottom of the page or send an email through the contact form at the top menu of the site, and i will take a look and insert them into the list

Free Stock Footage Sites Table of Contents

Pexels: Free community uploaded stock footage


Free stock footage: Pexels

Free stock footage: Pexels
Free stock footage: Pexels
Free stock footage: Pexels

Pexels is a great source for both free pictures and videos. Everything here is uploaded by their community, so you can pick content from thousands of different creators from all around the world, in all kinds of categories. Pexels is one of the largest sites for free footage, with new videos being uploaded every day. Nice and clean interface with the option to download the files in different formats, depending on your needs. You don’t need to register to download pictures and videos, simply click and download, no attribution is required either here


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Pixabay: More free community uploaded footage


Free stock footage: Pixabay

Free stock footage: Pixabay
Free stock footage: Pixabay
Free stock footage: Pixabay

Pixabay is another content-packed source for both pictures and videos, it’s quite like Pexels in every way, which is a great thing. Nice clean design and no hassle when it comes to downloading. Simply click the download button, choose what format you want, and the download starts instantly. On the front pages, video quality and length is displayed under the thumb, which is nice as it makes it easy to see what is 4K and not. The content on this site is also provided by creators from around the world, with no attributions required


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Videezy: Mostly free HD and 4K stock videos


Free stock footage: Videezy

Free stock footage: Videezy
Free stock footage: Videezy
Free stock footage: Videezy

Another community uploads site for free stock videos is Videezy. This site is not as good as the Pixabay and Pexels, you are also required to give attribution on the footage you use from this site. Not everything is free here either, there are mixed in some pro footage that you have to pay for. On the search pages you can set it to filter by quality, so you can choose to display only 4K, if that is what you are looking for. Downloading from Videezy is easy, simply click the download button, and your file starts downloading after a 5 seconds delay


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Videvo: Free stock footage, music and sounds


Free stock footage: Videvo

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Free stock footage: Videvo
Free stock footage: Videvo

Videvo has thousands of free 4K videos that you can grab without having to register for an account, however you must give attribution to the uploader of the content on most videos. You can use the license filter and choose royalty-free thou, which gives you a nice selection of videos that you don’t have to give attribution on, but that reduces the selection quite a lot. There is a lot of great content in all kinds of categories on this site, so if you don’t mind giving attribution, you probably could find some decent stock videos to work with here


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Coverr: Free stock videos made for website covers


Free stock footage: Coverr

Free stock footage: Coverr
Free stock footage: Coverr
Free stock footage: Coverr

Coverr contains lots of nice free stock footage that is mainly meant for website covers, but you can use it for whatever you want, for both commercial and noncommercial purposes. You do not need to give attribution either, but of course anybody who offers free stock footage appriciate it. Since these stock videos are meant for website covers, they are only in 1920 x 1280 resolution with low bitrate, but the quality is quite nice thou. If you are looking for some background footage that looks great on phones, check out what Coverr got for you


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Mixkit: Download free 1920 x 1080 stock videos


Free stock footage: Mixkit

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Free stock footage: Mixkit
Free stock footage: Mixkit

Mixkit contains a mix of stock footage, music, and templates for Premiere Pro. You do not need to register for an account to download any of the content on this site, you are not required to give attribution in order to use it either. The videos here are all in 1920 x 1080 resolution, so if you are looking for 4K videos, you can skip this site. Otherwise, Mixkit got quite a nice collection of videos in many categories. The site itself got a clean design without any sneaky ads for premium content. Downloads are done with a single click on your mouse


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Nature Stock Videos: Free 4K nature stock footage


Free stock footage: Nature Stock Videos

Free stock footage: Nature Stock Videos
Free stock footage: Nature Stock Videos
Free stock footage: Nature Stock Videos

Nature Stock Videos is one of my hiking related hobby projects. Here you can download 4K videos that i have taken on my hikes, in a mix of ground and aerial footage. You do not need to register an account or give any attribution, you are free to do whatever you want with these videos. They are left unedited so that you can fix them up with whatever color corrections you see fit. One-click downloads from fast MediaFire servers. These videos are quite large in size, the packs can be several gigabytes each. Check it out if you need nature videos


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Extra: Public Domain historical footage collection


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Free stock footage: Public Domain
Free stock footage: Public Domain
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The Public Domain Project from Pond5 contains footage, pictures, and audio files that you can download and use any way you want, no attribution or anything required. The footage section contains 1000 historical clips of mostly protesting, military stuff, and a bunch of astronaut related videos. So should you for some reason need any old footage in these categories, you can take a look at The Public Domain Project. You need to get yourself an account with Pond5 in order to add the items to the cart and check out, but they are all priced to 0


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Smaller free stock video sites if you are still looking

Here are some more websites for free stock footage that you can check out if you did not find what you were looking for at the sites above. These sites are are not as good as the ones above thou, with less content and sporadic updates, if they still update at all. But who knows, maybe you will find a gem or 2 amongst the junk

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ISO Republic Some pages with mixed content. From 1920 x 1080 resolution and down CC0
Foca Stock Around 30 videos of mixed content. No information about resolutions CC0
Life Of Vids Horrible website layout, but they do have some decent 4K videos CC0
Distill Around 100 free videos. No information about resolution or license thou N/A
Dareful Some pages of mixed 4K content. Attribution is required CC4
Free Nature Stock Around 50 nature videos. This site does not seem to update anymore CC0
ESO Public Videos Thousands of space related videos from the Euro Southern Observatory CC4
Cute Stock Footage Lots of nature and aerial videos, plus effects. Attribution is required here CC4
Mazwai Small collection of random videos. 1920 x 1080 is the highest resolution CC3
Motion Places Free HD videos with attribution required. 4K versions you gotta pay for READ

That was it for the Ultimate List of Free Stock Footage Sites so far. If you know of some other sites that has decent enough free stock videos that should be included in this post, feel free to share them in the comments section below, or send an email through the contact form. For more free stuff in other categories, check out the Free Stock Content For Webmasters section. Here you can find pictures, music, effects, and much more. Note: Be sure to double-check the licenses before you start using the content from any of the websites above

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