iStock’s collection of high quality videos can help you tell your story. You can crop, manipulate or combine them for a wide variety of purposes. As long as you abide with the terms and conditions and stay away from the restrictions, you are safe. All videos come with a standard license that allows you to use the images in multiple projects for a one-time fee. You don’t have to pay the artists every time you use the footage. To use the videos in more ways, you can add an Extended License for a higher price.
iStock Video Format
iStock video clips are available in two file formats – MOV and MP4.
- MOV are ideal for editing, such as combining them with other elements like text. You can also use this format as a source file for other formats. When working with vides that will be displayed online or when dealing with special effects, it is easier to work with progressive footage.
- MP4 are perfect for smaller multimedia projects such as video presentations because they don’t require extensive modifications. This iStock video format does not scale up well, so you need to make sure that you get the right size for your purpose.
By default, all iStock video are available in HD definition. The stock site offers four different sizes of HD videos – 4K, HD 720, HD 1080 and Computer-generated. For files where HD is not available, you can download them in SD or Standard Definition.
The easiest way to find an iStock video is to use the search bar. You can type in keywords and select the video as your file type. You can also make use of the website’s filter options to refine your results. You can change the aspect ratio and resolution to match your creative needs. Once you’ve started your search, hover through the thumbnail or click the image to view the full details.