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6 Best Free Stock Video Sites & Platforms in 2019

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Producing quality videos are costly and time-consuming, but yes we know in 2019 we have various high quality sites that offer free stock videos.

In this article, we will go over the 6 top sites that offer free of charge stock videos, ranging from HD videos, 4K footages to motion graphics.

We will analyze each of these selected sites in terms of:

  • Video Quality
  • Terms of Use
  • Variety
  • Platform
  • User Reviews

Mixkit

mixkit website

Mixkit is a curated gallery of high-quality videos and animation, made by some of the world’s most talented creators, with all content licensed for free.

mixkit website

Mixkit carefully selects videos and animations. Their library is growing fast, so we’ll find beautiful high-resolution item to use in personal or commercial projects.

Video Quality: Great ✓✓
Not explicitly stated but overall quality is comparable to HD videos. Yet, videos are hardly equivalent to 4K quality.

Terms of Use: Awesome ✓✓✓

Completely free for personal & commercial use and no attribution is required. This is the best! You can check out more details on their license here.

mixkit license terms

Variety: Great ✓✓
Nine key categories, including Nature, Animation and Business &Tech – which I personally find really helpful.

Platform: Awesome ✓✓✓
The whole platform is very straightforward and easy to navigate. The main homepage showcases a collection of stock videos. Downloading video only requires one single click.

User Review: Awesome ✓✓✓
Blair Fraser: “Awesome resource! The site is fast, unlike some stock video sites where it can take a long time for videos or audio files to buffer. It’s a shame you can’t see who created each video piece. Good quality and well-shot videos. Please keep up the quality, don’t let it get too “Stocky” – Well done. :-)”

Pexel Videos

pexel videos website

Pexels Videos, a website to find free videos you can use for your personal and also commercial projects.

Pexel has revamped their free video stock platforms 2 years ago, with search functions, more variety of new free videos and other cool improvements.

Video Quality: Awesome ✓✓✓
Video quality is top-notch. Both HD and 4K videos are available for free download.

Terms of Use: Awesome ✓✓✓

CC0 License. Completely free for personal & commercial use and no attribution is required.

pexel videos terms of use

Variety: Awesome ✓✓✓
You can browse various videos by searching or selecting common search terms. They have a massive library of videos.

Platform: Great ✓✓
Lazy loading when scrolling down the page to increase speed. Downloading video is simple and straightforward. Ads are embedded within the platform but doesn’t hurt the overall experience.

User Review: Great ✓✓
Khuram Malik:“I discovered this by accident on Monday this week and was so elated. I found a really good HD video for my latest youtube video and it was such a godsend. Saved me so much time. Can’t wait to see more and more content.”

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Pixabay

Pixabay hosts over 1.6 million free images and videos shared by their generous community.

pixabay website

Video Quality: Awesome ✓✓✓
Video quality is top-notch. Both HD and 4K videos are available for free download.

Terms of Use: Awesome ✓✓✓
CC0 License. Completely free for personal & commercial use and no attribution is required.

pixabay license terms

Variety: Awesome ✓✓✓
You can browse various videos by searching or selecting common search terms. They have a massive library of videos.

Platform: Great ✓✓
Lazy loading when scrolling down the page to increase speed. Downloading video is simple and straightforward. Ads are embedded within the platform but doesn’t hurt the overall experience.

User Review: Great ✓✓
Elena Kalinova: Great free stock photos for commercial use. Must have tool for content managers.

Mazwai

mazwai website preview

Mazwai is a free platform which curates some of the very best of free stock videos available online. Mazwai helps web designer, creative, and artist find great video resources for both professional and personal projects.

Video Quality: Awesome ✓✓✓
HD video clips & footages under CC 3.0 Attribution License. a lot of it is more than 2-3 minutes long. Giving you a ton of contents to work with.

Terms of Use: Great ✓✓
Have to attribute to the author (Under CC 3.0 Attribution license)

Variety: Great ✓✓
provides more than 200+ clips that you can browse and view directly from within the homepage. The more you scroll down, the more videos appear.

Platform: Awesome✓✓✓
Super quick and easy downloads, no email required. Just roll over any of the clips and they will begin to play. Moreover, in order to explore more clips, just start scrolling down and see how more clips become available.

User Review: Awesome✓✓✓
Brian Krall: “A great stockpile of videos, I haven’t seen a resource for finding footage videos that was as readily available and easy to use as this before.”

Videvo

Videvo has become a leading a stock footage platform in the recent years. Thousands of stock videos are now available due to the generous contributions by freelancers and videographers.

Videvo website preview

Other than having free video footages, Videvo also offers hundreds of free motion graphics resources.

Video Quality: Awesome ✓✓✓
Both HD and 4K video are available.

Terms of Use: Great ✓✓

Their own Videvo Standard License allows you to use the clip in any production/project for perpetuity worldwide without the need to credit the author.

While the Creative Commons 3.0 license requires of you to credit the author / producer. This provides incentives for authors and creatives to share their stock footage on Videvo for free!

videvo licence terms and details

Variety: Awesome ✓✓✓
Over 28000+ video clips. The site offer free videos in various categories, such as business, nature, food and drinks. It also has free motion graphics, music and sound effects which helps

Platform: Awesome ✓✓✓
Very easy to navigate with the mega-menus and the well separated tabs. The search function (by footage / motion graphics / music etc) is super handy in helping you look for the videos you need. Smooth and fast loading platform.

User Review: Great ✓✓
Eddie Pratt: “Nice to see high quality video and motion graphics for free – well the social share prior to download is the price you pay. But hey, the content seems really good. Who wouldn’t want to do a quick share to get some good content?……….”

Coverr

Coverr is a platform that allows users to “download royalty free (for personal and commercial use), unique and beautiful video footage for your website or any project.”

coverr website preview

Video Quality: Great ✓✓
Generally speaking, the videos are of great quality. The site does not include details around its video spec – hence we are not able to easily differentiating if a video is HD or 4K.

Terms of Use: Awesome ✓✓✓


Beautiful free stock videos for commercial and non-commercial use, no attribution required.

Variety: Great ✓✓✓

coverr categories


Good to see categories such as Nature, Tech, Artsy. It’s great to see they also a category called “mood” which allows users to potentially look for videos in various settings: be it chill afternoon, busy nightlife or rainy days.

Platform: Awesome ✓✓✓
Very well constructed platform with a visually pleasing UI, and great quality selection of videos! Coverr also allow users to preview “video covers” before downloading, which helps a lot if you are looking to use video banners on a website.

User Review: Great ✓✓
Alan Owens: “So I was trying to find a good quality video that I can use for the background of my blog website and I ended on Coverr which gave me different options of what video clip should i use. Not just that there is also an option on how the video will look once used on my website as a header. “

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