Using video backgrounds in website headers has emerged as a popular trend in web design. These looping video clips add more dynamism to a web page as compared to standard images. Not only do these videos engage visitors and improve user retention time on a website, they also add a ‘wow’ factor to the overall look of the site and leave users with a unique and memorable experience.
In this post, we bring to you a collection of websites where you can find high quality free stock videos and footages to create an immersive visual experience in your own web design projects.
Some of these sites offer royalty free videos that you can download and use in commercial projects for free. While some require you to give attribution. Most of these video sites offer watermark-free videos and stock footages. Always make sure you read the terms and conditions regarding their usage before downloading stock videos and footages from these sites.
1. Pixabay Videos
Pixabay is one of our top free image sites that we go to when we need images for our own work. They also have a huge library of CC0 licensed HD and 4K videos contributed by videographers from around the world.
These videos are royalty free and can even be used for free in commercial projects. You will find no-copyright video clips from various categories such as architecture, fashion, people, places, travel and with different effects including slow motion, time-lapse and animations. On downloading, you’ll get the videos in .mp4 format.
3. Pexels Videos
Many of you would have heard of and used Pexels, a free stock photo site for commercial use images. Pexels Videos by them is a video library that brings together Creative Commons Zero licensed stock videos from different sources at one place. The videos are put under different categories like rocks, night, street, sky, sun and many more for easy browsing.
Mixkit by Envato has a library of high quality full HD video clips downloadable as 1080p MP4 files. These royalty-free videos are ready to use in commercial projects such as website backgrounds, music visuals, marketing videos, ads, powerpoints, vlogs and more.
On their site, you will find videos across categories such as nature videos, lifestyle videos, coffee videos and more. In addition to free stock videos, Mixkit also offers free stock music and free Adobe Premiere Pro templates and video effects to enhance your video production.
Videezy, by the creators of Brusheezy and Vecteezy, is a community driven platform with a huge collection of free HD stock footages and 4K videos. All these video clips are available under a Creative Commons license or are a part of public domain.
Video clips are grouped under different categories like health & beauty, music, sports, time lapse, travel and many more. You can also browse the videos by tags or search the archive by keyword.
Mazwai has a collection of HD video clips and footages that are free for use in commercial projects under Creative Commons Attribution license (CC BY 3.0).
On downloading the video, you receive a zip file with video in .mp4 and .webm formats. Mazwai has some unique timelapse and slow motion video footages. New videos are added regularly and you can even send your video suggestions to them.
Videvo has collection of free HD & 4K stock videos and motion graphics that you can use in both personal and commercial projects. Holiday videos, videos on animals and landscapes are among the various video categories available for download as .mp4 and .mov files. You need to register for a free account to download these free video clips.
8. Life of Vids
Life of Vids provides free footage videos, clips and loops that are free of copyright restrictions. These videos can be downloaded from Vimeo in .mp4 format in UHD 4K, full HD (1920 × 1080), 720p HD (1280×720), Mobile SD (480×270) and SD (640×360). They also accept video contributions.
9. BeachFront B-roll
A library of free stock video footage and animated backgrounds. Some of the available video categories are time-lapse, vj loops, and animations. There is also a dedicated section for free cinemagraphs.
10. [Vimeo] Free HD stock footage by Phil Fried
Free HD stock footage, a Vimeo group by Phil Fried, has free video clips that you can use in your commercial projects.
Vidsplay has an archive of high definition video clips – 720p and 1080p that can be keyword searched. These royalty free stock footages can be used even commercially free of charge in exchange of attribution.
12. Fancy Footage Club
While updating this post, we found out that Fancy Footage Club has closed. However, their royalty-free video loops are still available for download in MP4 and WebM formats from Dropbox.
With these free video sites, you can find professional quality videos and download without copyright and watermark for free. You use them in your web design to make them more inviting for your visitors. To get some inspiration, you can take a look at the showcase of websites featuring videos in their design by Awwwards.
If you know of websites that offer free stock videos and footages for commercial use, kindly share it with us and our readers in the comments below.
In case, you could not find a high-quality video for your website on these sites, you can also explore the premium videos offered by VideoHive or subscription sites such as Shutterstock Footages. You might as well want to check out these royalty-free music for your video.
You can also go through our handpicked collection of footages for website backgrounds as well as places to find free illustrations for websites. Do also take a look at these free resources for designers and developers that has free icon sets, backgrounds & textures and tools which can come in handy in your web design projects.
12 thoughts on “12 Free Stock Footage Sites to Download Videos Without Watermark”
Hey guys my company just launched a new website where you can get our stock free for commercial use. Stock videos, photos, textures, AE templates, you name it and we email you the license(s). We want you to create something awesome! Check it out at
www.sunni-side-up.mediaand let us know what you think.
I love your page. Thanks for providing so much detailed article about stock video footage. Also while surfing the web, i came across one more site which i think you can add to your list. They also offer really good quality of stock video footage.
I appreciate your working u are doing a great work . .
Thank you very much for sharing this information.
Hey everyone, thought I would chime in with a site I run called
www.vjloops.com. It’s a royalty free stock footage and visuals marketplace for buying and selling content that is ideal for live performances, night life, entertainment industry, concerts, festivals, YouTube videos, and so much more. Our license types will cover all your creative needs from live performances to block buster movies. Chances are you have seen our artists and their work at iconic nightlife venues across the world.
-fast downloads from Google Cloud
-high quality in 720p, 1080p 4k, ultra wide or triple wide format and 1:1 ratio ideal for LED installations
-regular discounts for subscribers
-free weekly downloads
-buy in a theme pack or bundle and save
-All major payments accepted, even BITCOIN!
-Excellent customer service with less than 6 hours reply time for inquiries and support
-Delivering pixels to the masses since 2005
Great list. It’s always a great thing to give users plenty of options. I’d invite people to try MotionElements
With a convenient and straightforward licensing, a growing library of HD & 4K content, and a wide selection of media types from animation, footage, After Effects and Apple Motion templates, you might have a complete video solution in one site.
If you’re on the fence, you can give our growing library of FREE content a go before making a full purchase:
Wow! Great list!
Another good resource is Coverr
http://www.coverr.co/with CC0 licensed videos available in multiple formats.
Also, as more of these resources become available, I will be listing them, reviewing them and more at Supermega
http://superme.ga. The focus there is CC0 and Public Domain resources, who makes them, where to get them and how best to utilize them.
Thanks again for the great write-up!
Excellent list! I’d also recommend https://www.motionplaces.com/
It’s a curated collection of free stock footage from around the world. There aren’t any ads or affiliate links, you don’t need to create an account, and all footage is available for free download in HD. No gimmicks.
Hope that helps!
Thank you very much, a very useful information. God bless you.
Great list add https://free-stock.video
Depositphotos https://depositphotos.com/ is the third largest stock image, music, and video platform in the world. More than 210 million content items are available to users through paid plans, but you can also find and download videos for free using a library of free footage.
Pikbest.com provides thousands of royalty-free video templates, including stock footage, AE/PR templates, c4d text animation, video backgrounds, etc. New users can get 7-day free VIP from the link. You can use these video templates to make your full video and can upload on social media platforms.