Create and Edit Your Videos with Free Tools

Did you know that you don’t have to record your own videos to create a presentation, slideshow or social network post? You can actually use free stock videos, edit and customize them according to your needs with free video editors. Just download the free video you like from one of the websites I have listed below and then edit it, add music, texts and effects with a free video editing tool. Read on to find out more.

Here I have listed 8 resources you can use to get free stock videos. Similarly like with free stock images be careful regarding their licenses and before using them check out if the video you have chosen can be used free of charge for personal or commercial purposes.

1. Pexels Videos offers completely free videos. All videos are licensed under the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license. This means you can edit or change the videos and use them free for personal and even for commercial projects.

2. Videezy – download, edit, and remix videos for personal and commercial use, but give credit back to the author.

3. Videvo – offers free stock videos and motion graphics for use in any project (personal and commercial. Video clips that carry the Creative Commons 3.0 license must be attributed the original author.

4. Pixabay Videos – free for commercial use. No attribution required.

5. Vidsplay – can be used for both personal and commercial projects for free; however, a credit link to Vidsplay.com must be added.

6. Mazwai – can be used Attribution License 3.0 (you have to credit the author)

7. Vimeo Groups – all clips you find in this group you can use for free. In the case of questions, contact their author.

8. Coverr.co – you can copy, modify and distribute these videos, even for commercial purposes, all without asking permission. 

When you have chosen your video, customize and edit it with one of these free tools. For example, one of the simplest video editing tools is Youtube Editor. Just upload your video file, add music, publish it on youtube as a private or public video and share it with your friends or customers. If you don’t want to upload your video to youtube and need some more sophisticated features, use Windows Movie Maker, which is designed for Windows Operating Systems (OS). You will be able to crop and edit your video, add texts and effects and use other functionality of the software for free. iMovie is alternative software for iOS and MacOS. It will help you to create stunning 4K-resolution movies. You can even start editing on iPhone or iPad, then finish on your Mac.

Author: Anita Nipane

Marketing professional, blogger, book author and Udemy instructor.

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