13 Jan

Free Stock Footage Update: New York City

Category: Free stock footage News, HD Stock Footage

We’re back with another update to the Videvo library and this time it’s a big one – the Big Apple to be precise. Yes, it’s New York City. We’re delighted to offer 134 brand new clips of the city that never sleeps, shot in a variety of locations by our dedicated cameraman and filmmaker, Maarten Roos. Here are a selection of some of our favourites!

 

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These free stock clips feature shots of famous landmarks, including the Statue of Liberty, Lower Manhattan, Brooklyn Bridge, the World Trade Centre, Wall Street, Times Square, and many more. Maarten did a fantastic job of capturing the key landmarks that have become icons in their own right. Additionally, there are a number of clips that capture the atmosphere of the city, including traffic, people commuting, tourism and nighttime traffic shots.

All these clips were shot on a Panasonic GH4, which allowed Maarten to shoot in multiple locations in a discreet fashion, capturing shots of people and places that would usually be tricky with larger equipment.

We hope you enjoy this selection of clips from New York, and as ever we continue to update the Videvo library on a weekly basis, so be sure to check back for more updates.

 

 

06 Jul

New! Free HD Stock Footage – Paris

Category: Free stock footage News

 

20+ Free Video Clips of Paris, France

Exclusively at www.videvo.net

 

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A wide shot, daytime view of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France.

 

Here at Videvo, we are happy to bring you over 20 new free stock footage clips featuring the gorgeous city of Paris, France. As usual, all of the clips are available for 1080p HD download and are royalty free. We hope that you enjoy this collection, and you can expect even more free stock footage clips of Paris, and additional beautiful cities, to come!


On-Location Shooting

 

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A tourist takes a photo on her smartphone of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France.

 

All of our free Paris stock footage was shot courtesy of Maarten Roos, who dedicated days to seeking out Paris’ most famous and beautiful spots. Lucky for Maarten, film crews of less than 10 people do not require permits from the Paris Film Office, so he was able to capture all of his shots with ease. Being June, it was quite hot in Paris, but the sunshine (and stunning sunsets!) allowed for some great footage.

Thanks to Maarten, we can now offer you free stock video clips of the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Trimphe, Sacre-Coeur, and more. Maarten is an independent filmmaker who has also shot some awesome footage for us in Lisbon and Amsterdam, with more to come.


Key Paris Landmarks

 

parisstock_3Wide shot of the front of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France.

 

This batch of free Paris stock footage was all shot on a Sony EXI, and although this camera is quite old now when compared with Sony’s latest range of cameras, it still has the ability to create some stunning images in full HD resolution, at near broadcast quality. Sony EX1s use three ½-inch TrueHD sensors to produce HD footage as well as being known for their excellent control over depth of field and notable low-light capabilities.

Additionally, Maarten was sure to make good use of his wide-angled lens adapter, a 16×9 inc. EXII 0.6x. This lens was crucial in order for him to capture Paris’ large landmarks in their entirety. We know that those seeking stock clips often require wide shots of important landscapes or features in a city, so we were sure that your free stock footage of Notre Dame, the River Seine, and more all contained the views and angles you most likely wanted.


Subtle Color Grading

 

parisstock_2A boat floats past Notre Dame as the sun sets in the background.

 

With the exception of a few minor adjustments, most of our clips consist of images straight out of the camera. It may be hard to believe that the above still frame is raw material with hardly any editing, but these free video clips are meant to show off Paris’ natural beauty all on their own.

Most importantly, we know that many users choose to add their own unique looks to stock clips in post-production, so our free footage contains minimal color correction to maintain the desired natural appearance.


*Click on any of the images featured above to download the stock footage clips in full 1920×1080 HD resolution.

See you next time,

The Videvo Team
www.videvo.net – Free Stock Footage and Motion Graphics

12 Dec

How Sharing Could Revolutionize the Stock Footage Industry

Category: Blog, Videvo News

When we launched Videvo, we had lost a little bit of faith in stock footage websites.

 

Before we go on, let us just say that there are some fantastic sites out there, with some incredible stock footage shot by world-class videographers… but there is a lot of rubbish too, especially when you consider some of the prices. Mostly you get what you pay for, but this is not always the case. We have, and still do download stock video for our own projects, because it’s cheaper and easier to buy before going through the effort of shooting/creating it ourselves. But what about the solo video maker, the hobbyist, the enthusiast, who wants to add production value quickly and easily on a budget? Well there aren’t many options.

And so this is where the idea of Videvo was born; a website that offers completely free stock footage and motion graphics for anyone, with no complicated (and expensive) licenses. We already have over 4,000 free stock videos on the site, all in HD, and this number is growing rapidly.
One feature we’ve created is user accounts, where users can log in, upload their own stock footage clips, chat with other members through the forum, share ideas and more. This is important for a number of reasons, but the idea of sharing is a powerful one. The number of solo video makers who practice the art of film making for a hobby is growing at a staggering rate, largely due to the fact that high spec HD camcorders are now more accessible than ever. To add to this, we are now surrounded by online video content, with everything from video blogging, promo videos, product videos and so on. However, not everyone that creates this kind of video content is a professional. Perhaps they are good at operating a camera, but have no idea about creating an animated motion background for a simple title introduction. This is where the idea of sharing has unlimited benefits. It opens up opportunity for people with differing skill-sets to connect, and in by doing so enhance their own productions and other people’s. What you now have is a community of video makers with and extensive tool kit for creating great video content.

This is the long term vision for Videvo.net, and although it may take some time, we’re excited for what the future holds.

So if you’re visiting us for the first time, jump into our free stock footage library, have a browse, and if you feel like it then register for an account and upload one of your own clips to help others with their projects.

We hope you enjoy using the site, and feel free to send us feedback.

All the best,

The Videvo Team