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free VIDEO clips - download STOCK video clips

Most of these sites have stock video for sale, but offer free samples so you can judge whether the formats and content offered fit your needs.
All videos can be used for personal (offline) projects for friends and family. Usually restrictions apply for businesses and published (online) projects like blogs. Read each web site's "copyright notice" or "user agreement" before using.

Bottle Video
Free Stock Video in SD format. After selecting a clip, click the "SD" button to view and accept the "terms and agreements."
Beachfront B-Roll
"A place to download (for free!) unique HD stock video footage and animated backgrounds for any production purpose. All clips in the library are completely free to use"
Vimeo: Free HD Stock Footage Group
"All clips you find in this group I give away for free use in your productions! I hope you find useful stuff in here." Requires free sign up.
Video Blocks
Get Your 7 Days of FREE Downloads: Download 20 Clips Per Day For 7 Days. More Than 30,000 Video Clips, Effects, Looping Backgrounds, and More! Completely FREE With NO OBLIGATION
to Pay Anything.
Stock Footage for Free
Open a free account and start downloading free stock video footage for personal AND commercial use.
Free Stock Footage
The low-resolution streaming MOV files are free for personal and business use. They are available for immediate download!
Footage Firm
FREE Footage, Backgrounds, Effects & Music. Just pay $8.41 for shipping and handling of each data DVD.
Detonation Films
Free explosion clips. Free smoke clips. Download free clips of missile streaks, fires and more.
World Clips
Download thousands of FREE stock footage clips from WorldClips.TV every day, always. Choose from over 50 world locations. No subscriptions or fees of any kind. Browse our footage categories, then just pick and click. Download free stock footage instantly to your desktop.
WGBH Sandbox
"The Sandbox is the Lab's way of sharing high-quality video clips with you – for free. Use our clips to make a mash-up, documentary, music video, or whatever!"
Pond 5
Free stock video clip each week. Free sound effects as well.
DV Archive
Free clips are sprinkled throughout each collection and search.
Occasionally sends out free video clips. Offers free HD 3D video clip with sign up.
Wave Break Media
"All registered users are provided with free monthly download."
Krishna Creationz
Free downloadable HD clips. Clean and easy previews. Requires free account.
Offers a "free clips" section for a handful of animated video clips from their library. When at their site, be sure to look for the "free clips" tab near top.
A free video clip EVERY WEEK with free newsletter. Weekly free video clips are displayed on the far right side.
Thinkstock Footage
One free clip every week with free account.
A free clip of nature "about every couple weeks."
Photo Spin
You can download all small clips if you have Quicktime Pro.

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