A designer, illustrator, blogger and founder of Vectorise. Have been worked as an interior designer and currently enjoying visual design activities & involved in printing industry. Besides being permanent vectorise logo contributor, he also has passion in blogging about designs related, technology enthusiast, likes to try and review graphic apps, sharing freebies, etc.
In the era of everyone owns digital device today, shooting videos become a common thing everyone can do. In fact the ability to creates video has been compulsory for many businesses since few years back, especially for marketing purposes. There are many programs through which video can be modified and edited, including free and paid ones.
Still, some of them need an advanced computer, but what if you do not have a high end system or you’re on the go which you only have a basic notebook or gadget with you.. can you create a good video at the time needed? Yes, it is possible. Many sites enable you to do that easily. Fortunately, producing great and engaging videos is no longer expensive or complicated. In this post, we will learn about free online video editor, which enables you to produce and edit videos, free.
Please bear in mind that what we discuss here are free version of online video editor. So the pros & cons are based on the free version.
FlexClip is an online video editor that simplifies the process of creating and editing videos. It is trying to be a comprehensive solution that caters to various professional and personal uses. So if you are looking for a tool to produce social media videos, slideshows, family videos, or anything in between, then this might be the right choice for you. It was designed to be easy to use for creating professional videos. You can quickly trim a video and make it much more dynamic by combining text animation and audio recordings.
FlexClip’s powerful editing tools also give you complete control over the look of your video, background music, and more. Besides, FlexClip comes with a lot of templates so that everyone can quickly make short videos. What’s more, there are many fashionable materials that can be used for promotional videos such as stocked videos and photos.
As a web-based software, FlexClip works on any devices that can browse internet and all you need is a stable network. The best way to run FlexClip is to open it in your favorite web browser. Although the service should be fully compatible with other browsers (Firefox, Safari), it is recommended to use Google Chrome.
Tools available on FlexClip
FlexClip contains huge number of templates to start with where you can customize them, if you’re a beginner and don’t know how to start. The Video Editor has the ability to trim and customize a video or search for related professional clips for various edits.
You can also import medias from your local storage to create your personal video or for your projects. FlexClip Video Maker is one of your must-have web apps especially for contents creator where you can create great video stories anywhere, anytime online.
How much to pay to use this useful video editing tool? The free plan will enable you to use FlexClip with limited features. If you choose to try the free plan you will only get 480p resolution downloads, 1 stock video per project, 12 projects maximum and up to 1 min video length.
But if you want a better experience, you could upgrade your account to the paid plan, and there are three paid plans for you to pick. The price starts at 4.99 per month, which is among the lowest compared to others.
Lumen5 is one of a popular free online video editor used by many big companies. Built for social medias and marketing video, it has every single social media’s setting ready to choose from. In fact it also offers extra layout preset for marketing purpose
“Lumen5 is especially helpful for business people who don’t have the technical experience to make their own videos”
Claimed to be a smart AI-powered online video editing tool, it helps to storyboarding your ideas, fit your content to a layout, find music and visuals that enhance your message.
Lumen5 helps you to trim, crop, add audio and text overlay to your videos. The free version has template for Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Pinterest, etc. that automatically sets the resolution accordingly.
Not only can you edit the videos but also create fresh videos by just entering the text or URL of your blog. The advanced algorithms of the program interpret the text and convert it to a video using the most related images from its library. Further, you can add a logo, music, or other audio to it.
Test driving Lumen5 as free version at a glance, we found out that the templates are not as much as what FlexClip had offered. However it can create many subscenes in between of scenes. At your dashboard panel, you can find Analytic tool which you can see your current project’s videos, time, credit remaining (useful for paid version) and your member’s contribution videos.
Besides free plan, Lumen5 offers few plans for you to choose from as low as $19 per month. So if you like to use it with extra features, you may look at their plans and offers.
Lumen5 can also automatically resize your finished video to your new size, if you need to change it, or if you work on multi layout for different social media sharing. On the disadvantage side, this free online video editor doesn’t have audio editing features at all, same as FlexClip above, but at least FlexClip has the ability to positioned the audio track. Most of the customization options are available in the paid version.
Ability to Trim, Crop, Add Media & Text, Overlay and Voice record.
Export in 720p resolution.
Auto resize feature for different layout after publish.
Brand preset make it easy to apply for future videos and projects.
App version: Available
Free plan unable to change Fonts & edit Transitions from template used.
Only 3 videos per month
Audio cannot be edited or reposition.
Adding own watermark is not available in free version.
InVideo is video platform for content creators to transform digital content into incredible videos. InVideo is recomended for beginners, it helps media companies, small businesses, and brands to expand audience engagement through the power of video content.
Beginners will appreciate it as an easy to handle free online video editor, produce fast content, without the knowledge of complex things to create pro-likes produced video. Even though it’s web based editor, it’s still packed with useful features.
With over 3,000 designed templates to streamline your video creation, ability to export videos in HD, leverage the text-to-speech and URL-to-video. It also has feature for converting blog posts, other text-based content into quick and engaging videos, automated text-to-speech support and access to most popular royalty-free stock images.
The paid version start from $10 per month (as current offer), or you may proceed with the ‘unlimited’ plan instead at $30 per month.
There are many more free online video editors out there you that can find, besides download & install versions as we was covered previously. Probably we will review it in the future and will try to find the best free online video editor offered that we can get.. Happy new year 2021..!!
Previously we’ve discussed about places or websites where designer & artist can sell their vector arts. It called marketplace, or creative market where designers & artists earn money by selling artworks and buyers come to find and buy creative arts they upload. The digital artworks can be resell many times and designers or artists can make money with it as a passive income. In contrast to it, crowdsourcing platforms provide the native way or the active income method on making money, which is still the #1 choice of freelancers.
Here we will find out which crowdsourcing platforms offers the best to both for the clients & freelance designers especially. Basically crowdsourcing platforms offer registered freelancers to grab jobs or projects posted by clients and will be paid by the registered clients through the crowdsourcing platform itself.
The advantage and how it different with selling artworks on marketplace is the price offered by crowdsourcing platforms are usually high and attractive, even though it’s just a one time job. While selling artworks or images on marketplace depends on the quantity of sale you made. The price per artwork is usually very low and it will need hundred or thousand of sale per artworks to be achieve satisfactory income. And the competition is much higher.
At the other hand, freelancers who choose to find online job offers with crowdsourcing platforms should be willing to give full commitment once they got the job. Fulfill all the client’s requirements and must complete the job on the time given. Failed to do so, most probably it will be a disappointing effort and more worse, no payment.
But once you got the job done in crowdsourcing platform with client’s satisfaction, the reward is lucrative enough, not comparable to selling artworks method on marketplace.
What is Crowdsourcing Platforms & Which are the best for freelance designer?
Crowdsourcing Platform is a hub just like Marketplace website, where there are supply – freelancers offering services and demand – clients looking for talents (freelancers) to be hired to complete their projects.
For that reason, we find out and listed here among the most popular design crowdsourcing platforms that offers skilled freelancers, specifically designers and businesses as well. We only highlight the top sites that you might looking for lucrative offers.
We also provide user’s review rating from Trustpilot, a top global review site where people freely give review & rating based on their experience with the company that they worked on. Alternatively we use Indeed.com as the review, if Trustpilot not avalable for that specific company. Therefore, you may have the basic info on how the expectation of every marketplace platform listed below. So check them out..!
As the name given, they’re the one of the most popular freelance hub for designers and businesses looking for skilled services as well. Based in Sydney Australia, Freelancer.com has 43 million freelance expertise in variety of categories to serve businesses. While registered businesses is about half of it.
Freelance.com is an award-winning world’s largest freelancing and crowdsourcing platform so far. Basically freelancers or designers will bid for a specific job posted by a client. The best bid will be chosen by the client. And freelancers will compete in a design contest by clients and the best will win the job.
As designer, you’re free to sign up to be the Freelancer. Create your profile, select skills of projects you are interested in, upload portfolio, receive project notifications, discuss project details with the employer, bid on projects (free members receive initially 8 bids per month) and enter contests.
Being one of the most popular designer’s – hub or community where they showcased their portfolios, socialize, get hired and for creative agencies searching for right creative talents. Designers can get short term job or permanent career as well.
Recently Dribbble has reportedly acquires CreativeMarket a well known marketplace site. But they both remain to operate as independent company as they claimed. The acquire is believed to benefits both parties as they may make use the full potential of a popular marketplace – CreativeMarket and famous crowdsourcing platform – Dribbble itself.
With both companies combined, they have over 12 million monthly active users in more than 120 countries. You designers should look no further, go join them..!
Founded on 2014, Designhill is a New Delhi, India based company. It is one of the world’s top website platform known for design inspiration, design jobs and competition. Designhill is a graphic design platform for designers to earn, participate, work and share their works. Designhill is also a one point stop for business owners to source high quality designs.
Designers are welcome to join their creative marketplace to offer creative skills to the public worldwide. Basically designers can earn from Design Contest, Designer’s Gig and from PrintShop, where you can sell your ready made arts.
Upwork is like searching a job in a marketplace, similar to others freelancing sites. As a skilled designer looking to earn money online, you search for the best job on Upwork.com that suits your skill and you bid on that project. You know that you can do the job according to the budget and time span given by the buyer.
With Upwork, it may took much time to get the jobs. The commission deduction on Upwork applied at both party, 10% from customer side and 10% from seller side. If you have lot of time and you want to earn big, Upwork should be in your list.
Registering with Fiverr is like opening a shop in online marketplace. You as a designer (freelancer) called Seller, create your potential services, wait for a prospect, called Buyer to come and buy your service, called Gig.
Fiverr get 20% commission from your earning, even still you get $5 order or get $5,000 order, Fiverr still cut 20% from total. So, you’re probably earn little considering your time effort to complete the job in Fiverr, compared to others.
If you intended to focus more on your skilled works to serve your clients as you become Pro Seller, you may start to use their ‘smart suite’ to build, manage and grow your business without headache with all the documentations & paperworks. AND.CO may help you prepare and manage your works, so be your own boss.
Toptal is a specialized freelancer platform, as they claimed. Toptal which stand for Top Talent, initially specialized in software developers, but have now branched out into finance & accounting, project management and design categories as well.
With their motto, ‘Hire the top 3% of the freelancer talent’, they are serious in screening talent application process to identifies experts in their categories who have the passion and drive. And generally the numbers are 3% and below, according to them.
This means, their client portfolios are mostly from high standard and the projects that you as freelancers may expect are ‘mission critical’ projects.
So be prepare to apply with Toptal, to make sure you’re among the top 3% talent expert. After hardly passed the screening process, you may expect good earnings based on hourly rate or weekly rate depends on part-time or full-time you are and projects you handle.
PeoplePerHour, a London based crowdsource company, offers a big platform for businesses to find any kind of freelance expertise. They have quite big amount of freelancers, almost 3 million (at today’s date), surely have the ability to offer 1 million registered businesses. The ration 3:1 is perfect for freelancers looking to find good job offers.
Besides London, they also have branches in Greece and India, (I think their startup company is from Greece, because most of the team’s name sounds Greek :). Anyway, compared to top 3 or 5 company listed above, freelance designer should try this company,
Coworks is the easiest way to find and hire top freelancers and is the number 1 freelance work platform for brands and agencies. Here they called clients or business owners as Employers and freelancers as CoWorks. Their basic concepts are the same as the above companies we have discussed. Employers finding services and CoWorks offering services.
99designs is an another freelance designers hub looking for client’s job. And clients or businesses to find creative talents as well. Based in Melbourne Australia, it allows businesses to post jobs and get a range of designers pitch for the work.
Since 2008, 99designs has grown from a small, online forum into a global community of talented designers that is now the go-to solution for businesses, agencies and individuals. Freelance designers..! This site should also be on your bookmark.
Guru is one of the oldest online startup company specialized in higher-end consulting and freelancing platform. Founded in 1998 the same year Google was incorporated. It lists over 3 million professional freelancers and almost 1 million employers all around the world.
The site interface is simple and straightforward, ‘Find Jobs’ – for freelancers, ‘Find Freelancers’ – for employers. For both options, you will see a comprehensive Search tool with ability to choose Jobs Category, Locations, Employer’s Amount Spend or Freelancer’s Earnings, etc.
Basically they don’t charge employers for joining and posting jobs, employers’ jobs will be quoted by freelancers later with ‘handling fee’. Freelancers have option to participate as their freelancers, either as free member (with limited job offers) or with membership plans (extra benefits).
Robert Half, is a company that helps to find part-time or full-time professionals for another company and to helps solve their business challenges. As for professional workers looking for a job, they will assist you in locating a career for you or for a short term job that may fit your skills.
Their Creative Group offers sophisticated matching technology and a personalized approach for freelancers or if you looking for better full-time job. Not to forget, as for businesses looking for perfect candidates for your incoming project, this site is worth to be check it out.
User Rating: 3.9 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ | from 12,151 Indeed.com reviews
FlexJobs is a platform that connects people wanting access to flexible jobs, to prospective employers. It is not just an ordinary online job-seeker site, rather FlexJobs specialize in job search for remote working, part-time, freelance and many flexible working conditions. That’s how they come up with the name.
There are variety of categories offered for job seeker or freelancer available including creative industries. Hence, we see many good reviews about them and they’re one of the good crowdsourcing platforms for famous employers as well.
This site specializes in providing qualified content writers, within a curated and managed delivery platform. They don’t offer specific design category, so if you (designers) want to try your talent in writings, perhaps design related article, just like we do :) this CrowdContent should be in your list.
The demand for free stock videos or free video footage are always increase throughout the years though every one around the globe has the ability to shoot high quality videos with their smartphone. Unlike free stock photos that we can easily find in the ocean of internet, free videos are still far behind in term of numbers and quality.
Fortunately the increase of visual communications life style, be it for commersial or personal interest, such as social medias, contribute to its growth. Also thanks to the advancement in multi-cameras technology in mobile phone industry.
The questions are, can we really find free stock videos (short clip videos or video footage), that will meet our requirement? What is the level of quality they offer? Are they really free to use for personal & commercial? We found out some of it and list it down below.
Royalty Free Videos VS Free For Personal & Commercial
Free for Personal & Commercial Use Meaning
Really free to be use on personal project, such as own website, blog, presentation, etc. Also for commercial projects, advertising, etc. But bear in mind that some videos owner restrict the use to only one commercial project, some video owners impose the terms & conditions to use the free videos with Attribution to the owner. So make sure you read and understand their terms before you use for commercial project.
Royalty Free Videos Meaning
Stock video clips or footage that are under a Royalty Free license type, normally means you need to pay a one-time fee in exchange for the right to use the medias that was protected by copyright, patent, or trademark. this way you have the right to use for personal & commercial.
It may sound similar to Free for Personal & Commercial, but the advantages are, usually you get better package; higher quality (resolution), extra add on, full support for the medias and no Attribution needed. But still, you CANNOT treat the medias as you own property; to rent, license, sublicense, sell or redistribute those videos “as-is”. Unless you re-edit the media to make it a new work-of-arts or parts of your whole project. Always read and understand their terms, even though you paid for it.
Our priority in this review should consists of; Free to Download and to Use & High Definition (HD) quality at least..
Pexels is one of the famous name in free stock photos. The videos footage they provide simply straight forward. You just need to choose from the thumbnail preview or use search box instead. The thumbnail preview will open a modal box with recommended Similar Videos of the category.
✅ License: Free for personal & commercial used. ✅ Attribution: Not required ✅ Signup / Login: Not required ✅ Quality: HD, 4K ✅ A lot of ‘Similar Videos’ shown in modal box preview to choose from. ❌ No category link to choose from
Just like Pexels in the list no, 1 above, Pixabay is also a well known for their free stock images. Surely, you can try to find the right video footage you required with Pixabay, when you cannot find one with the list no. 1.
The interface seems similar, but every thumbnail preview has the level of quality (FD, HD, 4K), footage length & owner of the video mentioned. So you may find it helps to choose the right videos before you click to proceed.
✅ License: Free for personal & commercial used. ✅ Attribution: Not required ✅ Signup / Login: Not required ✅ Quality: HD, 4K ✅ A lot of Categories to choose from, Video types (Animation, Slow motion, Time lapse) & Resolutions to filter out. ❌ ‘Similar Videos’ are shown but limited to 4 thumbnails only.
Videezy is consider a younger brother (or maybe sister) of Vecteezy, one of the most popular free vector graphic resources known by many graphic designers. They labeled themselves as ‘Eezy’ and they have 4 networks of freebie resources. Besides Videezy (this video footage) & Vecteezy (vector graphics resources), Brusheezy (Photoshop brushes) and Themezy (Web themes).
Videezy offers free and paid videos in variety of categories, but you cannot see the category list, until you click the ‘Browse By Category’. The main page didn’t show enough info of every video’s thumbnail like Pixabay did, but you can see it in the preview page. The video thumbnails also didn’t play the short preview when your cursor on hover it.
✅ License: Free for personal & commercial used. ✅ Signup / Login: Not required. ✅ Quality: HD, 4K ✅ A lot of Categories to choose from. ✅ Adobe After Effect (AE) Templates available 👍 ❌ Attribution: Required, as mentioned in their ‘License Info’. ❌ No video preview played in thumbnails on mouse over.
Videvo consider among young digital contents provider we can say. Though they have been around about 5 years since 2015, they made impressive numbers of digital medias and they promise only the best quality in their collections. Videvo offers more than 7,600 of stock videos, as they claimed. Even more interesting, they also offer free music tracks and sound effects as well. A complete package in one place, yes we agree.
Looking at their main page (home page), you may thought that all medias are free, until you proceed to the preview & download page, then you realize that the media you want to download labeled ‘Premium’, not free.. unlucky you 😅. Unless you browse to the top menu link categories to choose from ‘All Videos’, ‘Footage’, ‘Music’, etc.. then you can see all the medias labeled either ‘Free’ or ‘Premium’.
✅ License: 3 types, but most of it allow Free use for personal & commercial (unless mentioned otherwise). ✅ Attribution: 3 types of Licenses made Attribution is required in some contents. ✅ Signup / Login: Not required ✅ Quality: HD, 4K ✅ A lot of ‘Similar Clips’ shown in the preview page, just like the Pexels ‘Similar Videos’. ✅ Videos, Sound tracks & Sound effects. ❌ The main page may tricked you because it didn’t show you which medias are free & which are paid. ❌ Even though you can see the ‘Free’ & ‘Premium’ labels in the category pages, you may still feel it hard to see the ‘Free’ contents among ‘Premium’, because they didn’t differentiate the Free label & Premium label by colors.
Coverr is a side project created by a filmmaker’s that continues from his successful first project, Veed.me which was acquired by Fiverr (a freelance market place). Built with passion as filmmaker to provide free and beautiful looking videos for personal & commercial as well.
While most of the video footage created by themselves, they also offer video contributions as other sites did. Coverr main page looks simply straight forward, full page video covers the main background with search box ready to load your keyword. Simple and clean layout that suits its name.
Below it are the video categories link buttons. Choose any category you prefer and it will show its category results. Unfortunately, selecting these button’s category didn’t perform the correct results. Don’t know why it keep showing the same results even for other categories.
✅ License: Free for personal & commercial used. ✅ Signup / Login: Not required. ✅ Videos created for background used, you can also test the selected video to be appear at the main page of it, before you proceed to download. ✅ ‘How To Use’ guide, HTML, CSS & Script codings are provided to help you embed the videos in your website. ❌ Quality videos only optimize for ‘background video’, so consider no HD. ❌ No video information on the thumbnail grid page and at the preview page.
CuteStockFootage offers quite variety of video footage shown in their main page. You can keep on scrolling and scrolling to get the video that you’re looking for. But you may not see the list of video category in their site. Or did I missed it..?
The owner claimed that all the digital medias are created by him alone. So, the positive side is, you don’t have to worry in using it, as long as you follow the terms.
✅ License: Free for personal & commercial used. ✅ Signup / Login: Not required. ✅ Quality: Up to 4K ✅ They also provide Sound Effect stock medias and Texture stock photos as well. ❌ You must give attribute; credit to the site, link to the license & indicate changes of the media if you edit it. (Creative Common 4.0). ❌ No video information on the main page thumbnail grid. ❌ We think the ads are too many.
OpenFootage are group of creative people in filmmakers and 3D artist. Their passion in make videos not just for themselves, but also to share with the rest of the world, made OpenFootage one of the free stock videos available in the internet.
Emphasizing with visual effect videos (VFX), they offer free footage at lower resolution with CC license (to attribute but no commercial) and higher quality with specific
✅ License: Free for personal ✅ Signup / Login: Not required. ✅ A lot of creative Visual Effect type of videos ❌ Commercial use needs license, you can choose price options from HD to 4K. While the Free low resolution option, needs to give Credit as the Creative Commons 4.0 terms. ❌ You cannot see which videos are offering free download at full HD quality in the main page, unless your cursor over it.. but no preview play on cursor over the thumbnail.
X Stock Footage is an another free video footage that you can check out their collections. They offers Free and 2 types of License – Regular & Extended, for commercial purpose. Their Free to use refers to ‘Free to view video project’ (such as promotional, event, educational, client, youtube without ads), as they mentioned.
The website of X Stock Footage show simple & clean interface, but when you look at it, you may notice that the fonts are hard to read. For instance, the category ‘Filter’ in the header, the text not just too small (for me as a normal user), but also dark grey color make it hard to read with black background. Besides that, video playing preview are not available, you need to download the sample.. hmm..
✅ License: Free for personal project. ✅ Attribution: Not required ✅ Signup / Login: Not required ✅ Quality: HD ❌ Commercial use need to buy license, either Regular or Extended. ❌ Video preview is not available in the website, you need to download the sample of every video you want to see. ❌ No 4K or UHD quality videos available (so far).
Footage Crate is VFX or visual effects oriented video maker with thousands of free professional grade media resources. It was stated in the search box, more than 10 thousand of exclusive HD assets avaiable. Besides videos, they offer SFX (sound effects), Music stocks, Graphics and 3D stocks as well. No wonder they have a lot of all digital medias in one place.. free for sure.
Nevertheless, free users still have limit of the digital medias download. Free users can only download up to HD video quality, while pro (paid) users up to 4K video quality. Free users get only 5 downloads per day, while pro users can get up to 200 downloads per day. Fair enough for a free user as beginner, right?
What make us like and recommend you to Footage Crate are, they have Forum community, so you can find help there. Another plus point is, Tutorials for you on how to do, step by step, tips & tricks using mostly video production apps such as Adobe Premier, Final Cut, Cinema 4D, Adobe After Effect, 3D, etc.
✅ License: Free for personal & commercial used. ✅ Attribution: Not required ✅ Quality: HD (for free) ✅ Visual Effects heaven with Hollywood quality in variety of category. ✅ Videos & After Effect Tutorials provided and Forum community available for support 👍 ❌ Signup / Login : Required to download. ❌ On average, most of the search results reveal that paid medias are more than free medias.
Distill which still in beta as stated in their site logo, prefer to receive video contributions from public. They will then carefully choose the videos submitted to be appears in their website. All videos are in HD quality and Free for personal & commercial use.
✅ License: Free for personal & commercial used. ✅ Attribution: Not required (not even mentioned so far) ✅ Quality: HD ✅ Signup / Login: Not required ❌ Still in beta, or testing mode.. so most probably not much collections available.
Mazwai, we don’t really know the meaning of the website name, maybe it’s the owner’s name. Anyway, Mazwai is another resource for free video footage and moving images with their mission mission is to give creators around the world free access to beautiful stock footage, with simple licensing. So you should bookmark this site.
They show the videos category easily seen in the header, so you choose from it. The grid of video thumbnails will show the video’s info; length, quality and will play the video preview. Click on it will go to the download page of the selected video with more detail info related to the video, creator and license info.
✅ License: Free for personal & commercial ✅ Signup / Login: Not required ✅ Quality: HD ✅ Most of the videos come with sound or music background, (unlike others with mute videos). ✅ They provide more info; (besides resolution & video length), Frames per second & the Video Aspect Ratio as well ❌ Attribution: Required for free use. ❌ Seeing their social medias, they last active on Facebook in 2016 and last active on Twitter in 2018. If you need support, just email them. ❌ We think that they still lack in number of videos.. hopefully more contribution will be added. Video contribution need to be deal via email.. hmm..
Life of Vids promise of all free videos for any project you may use. They presents their website interesting way with big video thumbnails preview on the main page in one column grid, then 2 column grids. This free video footage site owned by a creative agency based in Canada. No wonder you’ll see elements of creative touch.
On hover cursor to the thumbnail did’t play the preview, but will show you the animated ‘Play’ text in the middle, Download button at bottom right and Infos link on top right corner. The ‘Infos’ link will open the preview page, where I thought it will show more info about the video. Unfortunately not much info shown in the preview page. Except the video’s tag and the download link which will open a modal window (pop up) with option of the video quality you can choose to proceed.
One of the good thing you may found, you can get the source video file with up to 4K quality in the Download options. Despite the fact that you can use it freely, they did mentioned that you’re limited to put up to 10 videos in your website.
✅ License: Free for personal & commercial used. ✅ Attribution: Not required ✅ Signup / Login: Not required ✅ Quality: HD, 4K ✅ Most of the videos by themselves, a creative (web) agency. ✅ They also provide Free stock image – Life of Pix. ❌ At first the main page seems unorganized with big images stacking in the center slightly off to the left and right.. and you feel hard to navigate.
Motion Places is a stock videos provider with focus only place realted videos. You may search or navigate through countries or towns category mostly, geographical & landscape category as well. In short, if you’re looking for video related to ‘places’, Motion Places should be in your list.
Their interface just like others, with grid thumbnail images of the video, but the thumbnail didn’t play the preview when your cursor on hover it. Click on it to go to the preview page with more infos available with the video.
Basically it’s clearly mention, all videos are free to download & use for any project in HD quality. But you need to credit them in your project’s use. Or you may buy the royalty free license, so no attribution will be required and you get 4K video quality.
✅ License: Free for personal & commercial used. ✅ Quality: 4K ✅ For those who looking for ‘places videos’. ✅ A lot of geographical places categories available to choose from. ❌ Signup & Login are not required, BUT you need to give your email to download the free videos. ❌ Once you give the email and click the Download button, you’ll notice a reminder telling you that ‘3 downloads remaining before (24 hours of your current time)‘. ❌ Attribution is required for free videos.
Vidsplay is similar to most of free stock footage we listed above, with grid of 30 thumbnails preview in a page. The thumbnails however didn’t play the video preview when cursor on hover it, just showing the video name. Click it and you get to the preview page.
In the preview page, it shows more info; video length, video quality, format, frame rate & download link. Video quality is in HD and up to 4K available for some. Others than that, they mentioned, they only require attribution. Video Categories are available as drop down on the top right of page.
✅ License: Free for personal project. ✅ Signup / Login: Not required ✅ Quality: HD, 4K ❌ Attribution is required. ❌ We think that they still lack on quantity (so far)
Mitch Martinez is a photographer & filmmaker who showcase his works on his website and also provide us free stock videos to download and use. All of his free videos are in 4K quality and I personally cannot see any lower resolution or HD options available when you want to download it.
His works for free videos showing all the categories you can choose for in the free stock footage page. Hovering your cursor on the thumbnails image preview didn’t play the video preview, but video infos will appear with preview link and download link.
✅ License: Free for personal & commercial used. ✅ Signup / Login: Not required ✅ Quality: 4K ✅ Variety of Categories to choose from. ❌ You need to request for License Agreement by fill in the form provided, to use those videos. ❌ Attribution is required where possible.
There are some more lists worth to list them down here, but we think is better to separate it to part 2, in our next post.. hopefully we manage to do it, soon or later :)
Meanwhile, please share with us your list of collections that you already got. We would love to list it down as well, as long as they meet the criteria of HD quality video and Free to download & use, definitely.
As we dot our i’s and cross our t’s for the end of 2019, it’s a good time to start thinking about the new year 2020. What we can prepare for better marketing efforts in the new coming decade. Surely your business isn’t this far into December without some kind of 2020 marketing strategy started, but let’s dive into it a little more in stock images.
Stock Images as Visual Communications
The importance of visual communications, especially photo & video used in marketing strategy are undeniably will help to boost the campaigns. Whatever type of marketing strategy campaigns you will use in 2020, email newsletters, social medias, web contents, or anything else, Stock Images are among the biggest player. Companies like iStock by Getty Images is one of the must listed site to shop for stock images.
This world’s leading royalty free stock content marketplace, iStock by Getty Images offer oceans of carefully selected premium contents.
You just name it, they got it.. images, vector illustrations & videos.
Yes, they offer all contents category in one place:
In fact, they also provide useful tools and smart plugins to smooths your work tasks, such as Adobe CC plugins, just to name one.
With that said, here are 5 tips to using iStock and their collection of stock images in the upcoming year 2020 and the new decade.
Since this month has probably already been taken care of before the holidays, use iStock’s Boards to help manage the upcoming months. Simply create a board to save any content that you might have found and are not ready to use yet. Way better than bookmarking or write down the images you’ve come across during other projects. So, when the time is right, you already have the options to start with.
Hey remember, January 25th is a big celebration for our Chinese friends. Spruce up your website or create a gift guide for the Chinese New Year images holiday.
Be prepare for the International Women’s Day 2020 graphic contents in 8 March. Be unique for this month to get attention for ladies with visually appealing marketing. Also there will be Earth Hour 2020 on 28 March, so you may have some ideas to be different from your common strategy. Save time and use a pre-made sale template that fits the theme and designed to make them click through.
Taxes. Make this time a little more fun for people and throw a Refund Sale to get rid of the stress.
Fills your May marketing strategy with heart touching content is another good way to try out. Honor mothers around the world or your target markets with special stories, promotions, or gift guides for Mother’s Day and make them extra special with heartwarming images.
Summer vacation planning is usually in full swing by now since school is out and people are wanting to enjoy the warmer weather. Offer up some destination ideas with amazing places photos from actual places to visit.
Within half a year, you’ll get use with iStock and more familiar with the way iStock has to offer. Therefore, check out their plug-ins and see how to streamline and simplify your projects even more with your working apps.
It’s quite impressive that some Free Video Editing Software available out there are so good and have been starred as Hollywood standard video editor by many reviews. In fact many people perhaps don’t even know that these free tools have been used to produce many famous Hollywood movies that you may think of it. For that reason, we managed to look around among the Best Free Video Editing Software Without Watermark For PC and we listed here 9 of them.
The best according to us most importantly, consist of premium quality and feature rich tools of a video editor. It must be no watermarked, no video time limit and most important thing, free to be use & to publish as well. Extra advantages, such as Ultra HD or UHD or 4K video quality supports, etc, consider bonus.
Lightworks is a professional level free video editing software we can say. With many interesting premium features available in the free version. Did you know that this tool has been used for editing popular Hollywood movies like The Wolf of Wall Street, Pulp Fiction, Mission Impossible and many more. EditShare, the developer of this intuitive software claimed that Lightworks offers this Free license version with all the tools available, but the only restriction is on output formats.
“By far the most powerful free video editor around, Lightworks democratizes filmmaking by putting premium tools within reach of everyone” – TechRadar
VSDC has been listed among first rank in the list of best free video editor for PC in many review sites. The easy to use VSDC interface is capable to assist beginners. Such as marketing professionals in creating product demos and how to use videos to improve the knowledge base of their audience. No watermark on edited videos and the quality of edited videos are quite impressive. This software supports a wide range of file formats. So that users can create free tutorials and post them on different websites online. Above all, it’s recommended for beginner.
Length: No limit
No Watermark, No Ads
4K UHD support
Built-in Screen Recorder, Chroma key for Green screen, Color twist, Time lapse
DaVinci Resolve at first sounds like it got nothing to do with video editing. However this bizarre yet catchy name is a professional level free video editing software. With award-winning image processing technology, DaVinci Resolve provides editing module, color correction, audio effects & visual effects all in one app. The developer claimed that DaVinci Resolve (latest to date is version 16), as an innovative tools as a free video editor. It have the revolutionary new cut page, visual effects, motion graphics, fusion 3D, color correction and audio post production, all in a single application.
Length: No limit
No Watermark, No Ads
4K UHD support
All the tools for professional video editing in one.. except most of the FX
Online support: Comprehensive Training on website – videos, ebooks & real books
Blender was known as an open source and definitely free 3D creation software. Built for 3D modelling, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing, motion tracking and even for game creation. Besides all of those state-of-the-art creation tools, Blender also comes with a built-in video editor. This video sequence editor, as they call it, will allows you to perform basic video editing, as well as more complex tasks like video masking or color grading.
Shotcut is an open source free video editor, so for open source apps lover, here is one of your choice for free video editing. Shotcut offers impressively wide range of file formats. It offers awesome video & audio effects and variable frame rates. Even though this is an open source video editor, many reviews admits that it has less negative side. In other words, a must try for beginner.
“It is very close to professional video editing programs like VEGAS Pro or the easiest video editor in the world, Filmora Video Editor” – Elearning Supporter
Length: No limit
No Watermark, No Ads
4K UHD support
Chroma key for Green screen, 3D Text, Color correction, Invert color, Transition effects, Blur effect, Overlay
As the name given, OpenShot is an another great open source free video editor software for beginners level we can say. When it’s from open source development, means you can expect freedom of use, no limitation and good support from the community. But it doesn’t mean it is the best option though. OpenShot offers an easy to use and quick to learn video editor, perfect for beginners and amateur video producer.
HitFilm Express is the free version of HitFilm Pro. As the name given, the developer, FXhome claimed that HitFilm Express is the most powerful free video editing & VFX software in the world. If you’re really serious into video making, this free video editor is a must try for you to make your first step towards becoming a pro film maker. For instance, if you’re a film making student, this app is perfect for you before you fully jump in the film industry. Then when you become a professional film maker, the advance – paid version is still at affordable price.
Length: No limit
No Watermark, No Ads
4K UHD support (need 2GB video memory)
2D Tracking, 3D & 360° Support (but add-ons required to buy), 400+ Effects & Presets
Online support: Website support, tutorial & forum
You’ll need high-end machine
Even though your system may support to run this software but slow loading for importing & exporting process may occur
Most of the extra features are lock as paid add-ons
VideoPad received many good reviews and we agree that it is one of the great free video editor available. VideoPad consist of feature packed editing tools with variety of video formats supported. It’s not just lets you import directly from your camcorder, in fact it has the ability to burn to DVD, besides having all the standard editing features. You will find many good reviews about this intuitive free video editing tools. So, if you’re beginner, this free tool is recommended for you.
Length: No limit
No Watermark, No Ads
4K UHD support
Drag & drop, 3D & 360° Editing, Caption Overlay, Video Stabilization, Easy narration, Built-in Sound effects, Color control
Simple & Easy to understand Interface
Online support: Website Tutorials
Free version only for personal use and non commercial!
In other words, you must go for paid version for business purpose
The developer, Atomi System, claimed that ActivePresenter offers all in one video tool. For instance, it have the tools needed from built-in screen recorder, annotate, edit screen cast videos and create interactive eLearning contents in HTML5. So you get the idea how this free editor may suits your editing requirement. It has the ability to edit almost any video input files and have all basic & advance editing video packages.
Length: No limit
No Watermark, No Ads
4K UHD support
Chroma key for Green Screen, Blur effect, Picture in picture, Text-to-speech
Online support: User community (forum) & tutorials
Watermark when export to other formats
Video editing is too basic, made for learning video or tutorial making
Windows Movie Maker, a very familiar video editing software among Windows users since it was introduced with Windows XP integration. This free video editor was pre-installed in the Windows operating system until 2017, which is, Windows 8 as the last known OS version. Then it was discontinued by Microsoft. The OS company decided to replace it with the new app called Windows Photo & Movie Editor in Windows 10. However, for some of you who prefer the Windows Movie Maker instead of the new one, you can still download it from third party provider below.
A well known free video editor for iOS platform – iMovie let you use it on your Mac PC, iPad, iPhone or you can sync among all your iOS gadgets. iMovie is one of the featured app in Pixpa’s top video editing apps. So lets start your creativity with this one of the best free app and an editor’s choice app by Apple.
We would also like to add the famous, an easy to use Wondershare Filmora free video editor in the list above. But it does not meet our ‘no watermarked’ requirement, as we mentioned earlier. Unless you don’t mind to have your video output to have watermarked by Filmora. Besides that, it’s an intuitive free video editing software with user & beginner friendly and a lot of ready made effects.
In conclusion, there are actually many more free video editors you can find out there. But as we said earlier, we list down some of the best in the class of free to use, no limitation, no watermarked, acceptable editing features and as well as good export quality. Moreover, the most important thing, every user can get the jobs done, satisfactory.
Anyway, we feel the need to share an another category, the free online video editor. These are apps that you don’t even need to install on your system but, use it online instead. Maybe we will cover one by one in our next post, hopefully :)
Alhamdulillah, thank God, once again we arrived in the blessing month of Ramadan, the 9th month of the Hijri lunar Calendar. This year the Ramadan of 1440 Hijri (2019 Georgian), we’re thinking to seek and share some more beautiful Ramadan calligraphy vectors free to download, shared by calligraphy designers all over the world.
Actually we have been thinking it for 2 or 3 months before, but could not have the time for that.. and as updated version of our older post of the Ramadan vector.
Here are some of the fresh beautiful Ramadan calligraphy vectors free to download for you. Most of the artworks are free to download and use but You’re advised to give credit to the designers for your works.
What an amazing beautiful calligraphy right..? if you have seen them all. May Allah bless you all, especially for those amazing Ramadan calligraphy designers who contributed their artworks for free to download and we wish you a month full of merits.
As a business, you will want to attract as many customers as possible to your brand. Therefore, using high-quality photos of your products can be a great way to increase sales. How your images look can make a huge difference and will be the determining factor in how many sales you make. Customer satisfaction should be your number one priority, so here are five ways great images can improve sales.
Make Your Images Stand Out
When a customer is on your page, the product image is typically one of the first things that they will see. Therefore, you need to use eye-catching images to get buyers hooked from the get-go. The better-quality images you use, the more chance you have of securing more interest in your business. Therefore, refrain from using your iPhone to take pictures. Instead, use a professional camera that can enhance your images. If you need help with an Amazon PPC campaign and want to know how better images can help your business, get Amazon PPC specialists to review your strategy. The team can help build your brand and help to increase sales.
Give Buyers Multiple Perspectives
To attract more sales, you will need to give customers a variety of angles of a product. Buyers want to see how a product looks from every angle. To do this, you can either upload multiple images or set up 360-viewing. If you go with the former option, a great tip to keep in mind is either using a hover to enlarge feature or a popup box that goes through every image (with the thumbnails of the product in a row at the bottom).
Up Close and Personal
In day to day life, we don’t tend to hold products right up to our eyes. However, buyers want to inspect what they are purchasing, so it’s important to include a zoom feature on your photos so customers can get up close and personal with a product to see what sort of condition it’s in, as well as any special features that it may contain. If you use a poor-quality camera, the picture will become grainy once zoomed in, so it’s essential that you invest in the latest technology to see the best results.
Show How the Product Works
While fantastic images are essential, how they are presented can make a big difference. For example, if you are selling headphones, you should have them placed in a person’s ear, rather than discarded on a surface. Letting customers know how your products work can not only increase more sales but gives them an idea of what to expect. Who you include in your photos can also make a huge difference, too. If you are selling a sofa, your buyers want to know what sort of demographic it is best suited for. Whether it is a sofa for the family or a bachelor pad, including the right models in the photo is important.
Keep Perspective and Scale in Mind
Buyers want to know that what they are purchasing is exactly what is shown on the tin. If you are selling a smartphone, for example, you should take a photo of it next to similar objects, so the customer can get a better idea of its size. While there are certain tools and techniques that you can use to enhance an image (such as a filter), it’s important not to fool the buyer into purchasing a product. You should be honest with what you are selling, so keeping size and dimension in mind is key. You can use software such as Photoshop to scale down an image.
Having images that stand out and are of high quality may be all you need to drive more interest to your business. Customer attention span can be short, so you will want to include images that are eye-catching from the get-go. Make sure that buyers can zoom in and examine photos to help improve sales.
As many of us already knew (or maybe some of us does not know) that the most popular website creation tool or we called it website builder is WordPress, the self-hosted WordPress. The statistic in 2018 shows WordPress 68% conquering more than 2/3 of the global website platform. Therefore today we will cover 23 Free Most Popular WordPress Page Builders 2019.
Those days, in 1990’s people develop website the old-school way, the ‘Hello World’ coding method. After the millennium there have been many apps for building website the easier way without having to learn and understand the alien codes.
These web building apps is what we called as CMS – Content Management System. It’s fast, easy and we don’t have to worry about technical things or even error that might occurs when using the native way. In fact the CMS system is so easy as drag & drop, you only need your contents to be ready, that’s all.
And these are Free Landing Page Builder. We can actually build landing page easily just with any of the Free Most Popular WordPress Page Builders 2019 listed above. But for those who are looking just for landing page, here are some of them you can try out.
If you have tried any of these list Free WordPress Page Builder, we appreciate if you could share your opinion and experience in using it. Which is your best Free WordPress Page Builder according to you, or do you have any other which is not listed, let us know. Credit for medias to all their respective owners
Drawing and painting software has become one of the trends and interests among pc & mobile users not just for artists and designers like before. Digital painting may not be the same as the actual painting using brushes, paints and pallets, but it offers many advantages over the old brush, paint & palette techniques. The results are easier to manage, we don’t need big store room or garage to keep our masterpiece and it can even be applied in many other fields such as printing, advertising, film & animation, etc. That is among the advantage of artworks created with painting software. Therefore we’d like to share 9 of what we think would be the best free painting software as end of 2018.
In fact, the vast of mobile apps industry has spurred its growth as well as the interests of users to sharpen their creative talent through painting apps as a hobby or perhaps as their new career as digital artist. Newbies usually start with few free painting software to try on. Once they get use to it they share their artworks on social media, groups, and some have begun learning to take advantage of it as an alternative income with it. Now everyone can become an artist.
Let see what we may consider as the best free painting software 2019 that we can list down below. Here are the best free painting software for the new coming year 2019, if you would like to create your first masterpiece with it and hey maybe you can start selling it.
Krita is an open source digital painting tool developed for over 10 years by artists to make it affordable for artists, illustrators, and the VFX industry. Krita’s history actually started since last 20 years from KDE project, it was develop as an application that was part of the KOffice (an open-source of Office Suite) named KImage. It was then go through further developed and named KImageShop, Krayon and since 2002 known as Krita.
It offers many common and innovative features to help the amateur and professional in digital arts industry. The intuitive user interface is among the best we can see, with its pop-up pallete tool makes good experience on it and the Brush Stabilizers helps your shaky hands to draw smooth lines. Not to forget, Resources Manager such as brush & texture packs you can share with or import from other Krita’s community.
MediBang Paint is a Japanese painting software developed since 2014. MediBang was being among the favorite of manga artist due to it’s simplicity and the fact that it resembles the legendary PaintTool SAI. MediBang is not open source but it’s still free (compared to SAI).. yeay..!! Besides desktop versions – Win & Mac, it also provide mobile versions – iPhone, iPad & Android as well.
GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) is an open source image editor, available for GNU/Linux, OS X, Windows and more operating systems. Most probably the famous free image editor alternative, GIMP is actually a photo editor that provides the free to use tools needed for high quality image manipulation just like Adobe Photoshop can do. But you can for sure use it as another choice of free painting software as well. With lot of tools for retouching, restoring, drawing & painting to creative composites for your works. It is an almost perfect for Photoshop alternative for free photo editor and painting as well.
Inkscape is an another open source software just like GIMP, but it is a vector graphic editor like Adobe Illustrator. It is always been listed as Adobe Illustrator and also CorelDRAW alternative for free version. As a vector based graphic tool, Inkscape is more on detail & technical drawing but it doesn’t limits the capability to offers digital painting as well. What make Inkscape special is, it has many authors that contribute to the development as an open-source vector graphic editor, and every author retains their own copyright.
Artweaver is a free full-featured painting tool with a huge set of predefined realistic brushes to paint creatively or just experiment. This Germany based software, is for beginners and advanced users with a powerful and highly configurable brush system to simulate many different brushes. Each brush configuration can be saved as a new variant or even into a new category. One of the nice feature that it offers is the ability to records the whole painting process as events and allows you to save and later to replay them. Demonstrate other users your painting style or just show the progress from an empty image to a finished artwork. Great, you don’t need any third party tool for screen recording, do you..?
PhotoDonut is a brand new photo editing app by Xycod, a company based in Hungary. PhotoDonut is actually the new and improved version of PostworkShop editing software. PhotoDonut offers drawings & paintings for artist, photo effects & illustrations for photographer & designer as well. Besides offered as free software, there’re also paid versions which offers extra features from the free version. You can find out here the Premium and Pro versions.
I remember the first time I bought Galaxy Note 3, it has pre installed SketchBook for Galaxy, then I find out that the app is specifically for Samsung Galaxy Note users as one of the free painting software, and the app has 2 version the free one name SketchBook and paid version SketchBook Pro. Of course the free version is limited compared to Pro version. Now Autodesk SketchBook is FREE for all.. yeay..!! But you need to register for Autodesk ID, which is also free.
The advantage of SketchBook are many, it’s not just for art creations, it also good for technical drawing and best of all you can pair it to work with other Autodesk apps you may have. Actually if you’re serious with this great app, you can get the paid (extra) version, the SketchBook for Enterprise with yearly price, find out in their website.
SketchBook is perfect for artist and designers of any field, therefore it is our choice here ★★★★★
Ok thats are the Best Free Painting Software 2019 according to us, so far. We will add on and update any recommendation by your comment below. So please feel free to share your opinion with us. Meanwhile here are some bonus for free animation software.. we will cover on this topic on our next post, insyaallah..
Free 2D Animations Software
OpenToonz is a 2D cartoon animation software that you can use to develop cartoon animation the professional way.
Synfig is an open-source 2D animation software for Windows, Linux and OSX. Claimed to be as powerful industrial-strength solution for creating film-quality animation using a vector and bitmap artwork. It eliminates the need to create animation frame-by frame, allowing you to produce 2D animation of a higher quality with fewer people and resources.
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