Here are some frequently asked questions from our members. If you still can’t find an answer to your own question, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or use the contact form at the bottom of this page.
Is everything on Videvo really free?
Yes! All the clips we host on Videvo.net are completely free to download — you can download unlimited free video clips and use these in your projects. The only thing we ask is that you share your experience via social media, although this is not compulsory.
Do I have to register for an account?
Currently there is no need to register for a free account to download video clips from Videvo. If you do decide to register, you can enjoy added benefits such as contributing your own content to the site, and updates on our latest free stock footage. What could be better?
I’m confused about your licences, please can you explain?
This is a very common question. License information is available on the clip download page in the top right (above keywords). Right now we have 3 different licenses for clips on Videvo, each has it’s own restrictions:
Videvo Standard License: You may use these clips on a Royalty-Free basis, and you are not required to credit the author of the clip. You may not re-upload these clips elsewhere, or make them available for download as stock clips.
Videvo Attribution License: You may use these clips on a Royalty-Free basis, but you must provide a credit to the author of the clip. You may not re-upload these clips elsewhere, or make them available for download as stock clips.
Creative Commons 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0): Please refer to the CC BY 3.0 page on the Creative Commons website, located here
How do I credit the author of a clip?
If the license that applies to your clip requires you to credit the author, you can do so in the following format:
“Footage courtesy of <Author Name>, hosted by Videvo.net”
You must credit the author in your final project (either in the end credits, or as text overlaying the footage), as well as any supporting documents that appear alongside the finished project, for example in the description of a YouTube channel. For Creative Commons clips, please refer to the CC guidelines.
Can I use the clips in commercial projects?
That depends. If a clip is marked as “Editorial Use Only”, you can not use it for commercial or promotional purposes. Otherwise you are free to use the clip in any project, commercially or non-commercially. You will find this information under “Usage” on the clip download page, just above the keywords section at the top of the page. If it says “All projects and media” you’re cleared for commercial use.
Are clips on Videvo copyright-free?
No. Whilst we offer completely free stock videos for any project the copyright belongs to the author of the clip. By agreeing to our Terms and Conditions, you are granted a non-exclusive licence to use the video clip in your own projects for an unlimited amount of time.
Can I contribute my own clips to the site?
Yes. You can use our handy upload feature to upload your own clips. To do this, register for a free account, then click the upload button on the homepage or the top bar and you can be uploading in seconds! All clips must be verified by a moderator before they are published on the site – we try to moderate clips within 7 days.
How can you afford to give away free footage?
This is a question we often ask ourselves, along with “are we crazy?”, and “why did I quit my day job?”. However, we do earn income from advertising and affiliate partnerships, which we use to reinvest in the website and creating new content.
Why am I redirected to Shutterstock after clicking on a clip?
As mentioned above, we run adverts on Videvo to help keep the site running. One form of advertising we currently operate is showing premium video clips from one of our partners, Shutterstock. If you’re not interested in buying clips from Shutterstock, please ignore the clips at the top of the browse and search pages, which are marked as “sponsored by Shutterstock”.
Can I advertise on Videvo?
Sure. As long as the content you are advertising is non-offensive and family friendly. For more information head to www.videvo.net/advertise
How do I contact you?
You can contact us by using our contact form on the contact page or by emailing us at email@example.com
How can I help Videvo?
There’s a number of great ways you can support us, but the main way is simply by spreading the word about what we do. There are many people that use our site on a daily basis and that’s awesome, but the number of people that actually tell their friends about us is relatively low. So please if you enjoy what we have to offer then please share it with your friends, family, or anyone who will listen. It usually works be if you know the person first… Another way is to contribute footage of your own for others to use in their projects, via our upload feature.