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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

1. How often do you add new footage to the site?
2. Can I request certain footage for your library?
3. What file formats is your footage available in?
4. I’m already logged in, but when I try to download a clip, it says I’m not. What’s wrong?
5. I receive a 403 Forbidden message when I try to download, what’s happening?
6. Is this website really free? What’s the catch?
7. Will you always be free or is this for a limited time?
8. How do you make money? What’s in it for you?
9. Do I have to pay any fees for using your footage?
10. Am I allowed to use your footage for a commercial purpose?
11. What does “substantial value” mean?
12. If I use your footage, do I have to give you credit?
13. What is the name of your producer(s) so I can provide credit?
14. I didn’t receive an e-mail with my password. Where is it?
15. How do I change my password?
16. I forgot my password, can you send me a new one?
17. How do I change the e-mail address on my account?
18. How do I delete my account?
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1. How often do you add new footage to the site?

New clips are added every other weekday (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday).

Occasionally we may take breaks from this schedule, but we’re usually pretty consistent.

2. Can I request certain footage for your library?

Sure! We love to get feedback from our users on the types of footage they enjoy most.

The best place to make suggestions would be on our Facebook page.

3. What file formats is your footage available in?

Currently, clips are formatted in full HD, 1920 x 1080 at 29.97 fps. The download format is a .mov file with the Photo-JPEG codec, which compresses the file to a manageable size but keeps the quality high.

4. I’m already logged in, but when I try to download a clip, it says I’m not. What’s wrong?

This problem typically arises when you have multiple tabs or windows of your Internet browser open to Stock Footage For Free. In one window you may be logged in while on the other you may be not. If this is the case, our system err’s on the side of caution and assumes you are not logged in.

Please make sure you are logged in on all browser windows or tabs before you download.

Finally, to ensure full compatibility, we suggest using Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox to access Stock Footage For Free as those are the web browsers we use to test the site.

5. I receive a 403 Forbidden message when I try to download, what’s happening?

Usually this happens when trying to download from an older version of Internet Explorer or Opera browsers. Certain versions of these browsers don’t support modern web standards that we used to build our site around. The simplest solution is to use Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox (both are free browser solutions).

6. Is this website really free? What’s the catch?

Yes it is really free. We promise. Period. You sign up for the site and we give you free footage. There is no catch at all.

7. Will you always be free or is this for a limited time?

We will always be free and have no plans whatsoever to charge for the site, ever.

8. How do you make money? What’s in it for you?

We are sponsored by a stock footage company called Footage Firm. Because of this sponsorship, we don’t worry about making money — we only worry about delivering the best resource possible for free production music. In exchange, Footage Firm gets some good PR and marketing.

9. Do I have to pay any fees for using your footage?

No. Our footage comes with a royalty-free, worldwide license agreement that never expires.

Read our license agreement here.

10. Am I allowed to use your footage for a commercial purpose?

Yes! You are permitted by our license agreement to use our footage commercially as long as you are adding substantial value to the footage.

Read our full license agreement.

11. What does “substantial value” mean?

The term “substantial value” means you modify or add to the footage in a way that makes it uniquely yours. Simply by editing it into a larger video project or adding a title, you add substantial value to it.

This is an important concept because we do not permit users to re-sell or re-use our footage “as-is.”

Read our full license agreement.

12. If I use your footage, do I have to give you credit?

No you do not. If you’d like to, you may, but it is not required under our license agreement.

13. What is the name of your producer(s) so I can provide proper credit?

We cannot provide individual information about producers because our library is comprised of many shots from many different producers and cinematographers. If you wish to give credit, you can attribute the footage to “Stock Footage For Free” or “StockFootageForFree.com”.

14. I didn’t receive an email with my password. Where is it?

On rare occasions, our emails are filtered into spam or junk folders. Before you contact us with this problem, be sure to check in those folders.

Also, be sure to add info@stockfootageforfree.com to your whitelist or contacts list to make sure you receive emails from us in the future, such as password reset requests.

15. How do I change my password?

You can change your password via the “Update Profile” page located here.

16. I forgot my password, can you send me a new one?

Sure! Just fill out this simple form and we will e-mail you instructions on choosing a new password.

17. How do I change the e-mail address on my account?

You can change your email address via the “Update Profile” page located here.

Please note that if you change your e-mail address, you will have to use your updated e-mail to login to the site in the future.

18. How do I delete my account?

As of right now, accounts cannot be deleted through the website. Please contact our support team and request for your account to be deleted.

Still have questions? Get in touch with us!

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