12 Sites to Find High Quality Free Stock Videos and Footages for Websites

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 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 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.

2. Coverr

coverr free videos

Coverr offers copyright free videos that are made to fit as a beautiful video background for websites. Before downloading a video, you have an option to check how that video would look when used in the website header. You can download any video that you want (mp4, webm, ogv formats), Coverr also gives you code snippets (html, css, javascript) to help you implement them on your website.

3. Pexels Videos

Pexels Videos

Many of you would have heard of and used Pexels, a platform to find CC0 licensed 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.

4. Videezy

Videezy

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.

5. Mazwai

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.

6. Videvo

Videvo

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.

7. Life of Vids

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.

8. Vidlery

vidlery free animated video backgrounds

Vidlery offers cute, animated video backgrounds that are CC0 licensed. They have a decent collection of free animations related to different events and activities including sunrise, hiking, cycling, traffic, rocket launch and many more. Like Coverr.co, they also provide you an option to check how a video would look when used in the website header before you download it. The videos are available in .mp4 and .webm formats.

9. BeachFront B-roll

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

Vimeo 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.

11. Vidsplay

Vidsplay

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. SplashBase

SplashBase

SplashBase is a searchable directory of high quality videos from different sources like Mazwai. You can browse their entire collection or keyword search the videos according to your requirement.

Fancy Footage Club

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 for free and 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 could not find a high quality video for your website on these sites, you can also explore the premium videos offered by Shutterstock Footages.

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.

Do not forget to check out our section of 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.

About the author

Monika Ratan

Monika loves graphic design & other forms of creative art. When not found tinkering with her favorite graphic design tools, she is mostly reading or writing on wide array of topics. Follow her on Twitter @monikaratan

8 comments

  1. Tobitticus says:

    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.media and let us know what you think.

  2. Amit Rockz says:

    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. http://www.b-rollstock.com/

  3. Videoinhd says:

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  4. Pramod says:

    Thank you very much for sharing this information.

  5. Kyle- Owner says:

    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.

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  6. Jennie says:

    Great list. It’s always a great thing to give users plenty of options. I’d invite people to try MotionElements
    http://www.motionelements.com/

    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:

    http://www.motionelements.com/free/stock-footage

  7. Dave says:

    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!

  8. Claire says:

    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!

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