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Top 20 Free Sites to Download High-Quality Stock Videos

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In the web designing these days, the background videos have become an essential factor. Following are some sites which allow free download of such videos:


1. Videvo


Videvo provides free stock videos ranging from regular musings of people to time lapse of cityscape. The videos can be edited and modified but cannot be redistributed in its original form. The files can be downloaded in .mp4 and .mov format. The videos are under Videvo standard license and CC 3.0 Standard license.

2. Videezy

At Videezy, many HD stock video from the professional videographers can be discovered. It provides the opportunity to share own footage. The clips are under the Creative Common license and can be altered as per subject requirement. The videos are categorized such as splatters and abstracts.

3. Footage Crate


Footage Crate focuses on offering the free royalty videos, resources and videos of FX category in HD quality. The videos are under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License. The policies of Footage Crate tell that the material should be used by the owner at his own risks and not redistributed.

4. Beachfront B-Roll

It is the place to find, use and download unique HD stock video footage. The available categories include time lapse and HDR. The website’s work is under CC Attribution 3.0 Unported License. It grants freedom to share and adapt the context but by giving proper credits.

5. Movie Tools

The website provides the individual with completely free 3D and 2D animated backgrounds and video loops. Moreover, it also supplies all the essential tools for making the better online videos.

6. Vimeo


Vimeo is a website which is managed by Vimeo group. It provides great stock footage and videos in HD quality which can easily be used in different projects.

7. X Stock Video

It is one the safe and reliable websites for HD videos. The footages which are in 960×540 web resolution are free to view and download, but if it’s meant for commercial purpose then an individual has to buy an extended license through some fee. The classification of videos includes textures and landmarks.

8. Cute Stock Footage

The concept of cute stock footage website is to supply HD quality videos for professionals. They deliver it either free of cost or for small fee. The popular categories of the website include old film looks. The content can be used in any project with appropriate credits to website but not re-sell to anyone.

9. Vids Play


Vids Play offers the top quality clips. The video are available in HD1080 and HD720 which can be freely used personally as well as commercially by giving proper credits to the website. The available videos are mostly in AVI format. The new footages are uploaded after every 7-10 days.

10. We Distill

Distill provides the opportunity to use free curated HD videos. The categories of videos include architecture and object videos. They also offer the subscribing service in which 10 videos are delivered to the user’s inbox, every 10 days. To check the quality of video, the videos can be browsed from the homepage of Distill.

11. Mazwai

The HD videos and great footages can be free used commercially. The videos are licensed under Creative Common attributes 3.0. The downloaded video is a zip file in mp4 and .webm format. It provides 200+ clips for browsing and downloading. The unique categories of website include slow motion footages.

12. Pexels Videos


It is a platform which provides mostly free HD videos which are licensed under Creative Common Zero. The CC0 allows the users to modify the videos for personal and commercial use without any attribution. The videos are categorized for the easiness in browsing such as blur and rocks.

13. Clip Canvas


Clip Canvas also provides free stock footages. Their categories of video include nature, geographical and time lapse. The user should strive to credit the website when the clip is used in the project.

14. Motion Elements

Motion Elements is a source of premium stock videos. It offers around 400 videos to download for free. The new free downloads are updated every week. It provides free stock videos and free after effects templates which are royalty free.

15. Coverr

Seven videos on Covers are updated every Monday. The distinct categories on the website include Artsy and Animated. The videos from this website are licensed under CC0 1.0. The videos can be modified, copied and distributed even for the commercial use without any permission.

16. Free Animal

It is a website which gives access to HD animal video clips. Its aim is to provide assistance to animals. The clips can be downloaded freely without any license or royalty fees. The videos can be edited and integrated in projects such as commercials and documentaries.

17. Orange HD

It offers a lot of free HD footage and original video material for the non-commercial purposes. The website is financed by donations and commercials. The categories include promo videos and video backgrounds. The footage is shot in HD (1920×1080) or HD (1280×720).

18. Pixabay


Pixabay has a collection of free stock footages in HD (1080p) as well as 4 K (2160p) resolutions. Their vast variety of categories includes fashion and religion. There are more than 2000 free stock videos available. The videos are released under public domain which requires no attribution.

19. SplashBase

It is a browsing directory which gives access to different high quality videos from different sources for example Mazwai and unsplash. It creates a link to high resolution videos. Most of the videos are licensed under Creative Commons Zero.

20. Life of Vids

Life of Vids by Leeroy Agency offers free footage videos and clips. The videos are free from copyright restrictions. The videos can be downloaded from their Vimeo account in 720p HD (1280×720) or SD (640×360). The downloaded videos are in .mp4 format.

The background videos in web design create a long-lasting impact on the visitors by engaging them. The videos develop an immersive visual experience in the projects.

Author: Angela Cathy

Angela Cathy is a copy writer, blogger and programming specialist. She works closely with’s research proposal team for creating engaging content. In addition to writing she also knows designing. When she is not writing, you can find her reading and enjoying exceptional books.

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