The best stock video sites in 2024: license footage for less than you think

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The best stock video sites can help you source footage that would be impractical or too expensive to shoot yourself. So whether you're working on a presentation, a social media ad, or a professional TV show or movie, they've got you covered. And the cost of doing so may be cheaper than you think.

When the pandemic hit, and video production was shut down across the world, these platforms were in great demand. Thankfully, they've all used this windfall period to update their sites, improve their services and expand the amount of content they have to offer. 

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Tom May

Tom May is a freelance writer and editor specializing in art, photography, design and travel. He has been editor of Professional Photography magazine, associate editor at Creative Bloq, and deputy editor at net magazine. He has also worked for a wide range of mainstream titles including The Sun, Radio Times, NME, T3, Heat, Company and Bella.