Your purchased stock clips will appear alongside your uploaded videos in the Video Manager with the privacy setting “Stock footage.” Admins added to your account will be able to view and download stock footage you’ve purchased, but they will not be able to purchase stock footage on your behalf.
You can edit the title of your stock clip in its settings like any other video, but you won’t be able to change the privacy and embedding settings like you would for a normal video on your account. Unlike your uploaded videos, stock clips don’t count against your weekly upload quota or total account storage, and cannot be embedded.
When you buy footage, you pay a one-time license fee to use stock footage in your video projects. After that, you won’t have to pay any royalties that are based on plays or the number of video projects. Please note that the licenses are non-transferable and non-refundable. You can view the license for any your stock clips on the Purchases page.
Downloading and using your stock clips
To download your stock clip, navigate to its clip page by clicking on its title in the Video Manager, then click the “Download” button beneath the video player.
For 4K and HD-only footage, we’ll provide the original source file for download, which may either be ProRes (most common) or H.264, depending on what the creator uploaded as the original format (this information is provided prior to purchase). The source will always be marked as “original” in the download box on the clip page.
⚠️ It’s important to always select “original” when downloading purchased stock files (if available). For 4K footage purchased in HD quality, the original file download option will not be available. In this case, select the highest quality available in the download box.