Video Editing

How to add stock videos and make a video

Updated November 6, 2022
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Bring your video ideas to life using Clipchamp’s free stock videos. There’s no need to break the bank to create professional-looking videos. Whether you need to make a video about cupcakes or the Milky Way, Clipchamp has got elite stock footage to fit your needs. 

Save precious time by using keywords to search through our 1 million+ stock assets with worry-free licensing. Since our designers handpick the stock and add it to the library regularly, you can be sure to find something to suit your aesthetic, genre, and industry. 

Master the art of making a video with stock videos in this beginner-friendly guide.

What are stock videos? 

Stock videos, also known as stock footage and B-roll, are high-resolution pre-filmed videos, usually in a 16:9 aspect ratio that’s perfect for landscape videos and platforms like YouTube. Clipchamp’s stock videos are royalty-free, making them the perfect addition to any video creation. Browse our stock collections to find the best video, images, and audio for any industry.

How to add stock videos to edit in Clipchamp

Step 1. Click on the stock video tab

To access stock videos, click on the stock video tab.

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Step 2. Browse the stock video categories

To view our stock video categories, click on the see more arrow.

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Scroll through the stock videos until you find the perfect fit.

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Step 3. Add a stock video onto the timeline

Drag and drop a stock video onto the timeline or click on the + button.

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Looking for inspiration? Take a look at our top stock videos

No matter what video you want to create, we’ve curated millions of royalty-free stock videos to suit any genre. Add epic moving backgrounds to YouTube intro videos and never DIY your own green screen video footage again with our green screen stock videos. You can even use pro sport and fitness videos, holiday videos and add real-life people, gourmet food, landmarks, and wildlife to your videos. 

Take a look through our high-quality stock videos, audio, images, and graphic elements categories designed for creators and businesses. Just customize with text, branding, special effects, and more to turn stock videos into engaging and entertaining videos ready for any platform.

A GIF of 4 different stock videos available in Clipchamp.

Frequently asked questions

Are stock videos free in Clipchamp?

Yes. Stock videos, images and audio are free to use in Clipchamp. Paid users do, however, have access to a wider range of stock assets. If you don’t have a premium account, simply replace premium stock assets with free assets, or upgrade your account to access.

How many stock videos can I add to my video?

There is no limit to the number of stock videos you can add to your video. If you would like to add more than one video, we recommend adding a transition between each media file, so they blend seamlessly.

Do stock videos have a watermark?

No. Free stock videos don’t have any watermarks. Premium stock videos may contain a watermark for free Clipchamp users. To remove these watermarks, simply replace the premium stock or upgrade your account to access.

Edit stock videos today

Our licensed stock videos are free to use, easy to edit and make the perfect addition to your video. Create effortless pro videos in a few simple steps for any industry. Try it out today and even record your own video

Make amazing videos without any hassle with Clipchamp.

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