Clipchamp works with high-quality stock media providers to offer thousands of stock videos, graphics, images, audio, and backgrounds.

This article will focus on stock videos, graphics, and backgrounds.

If you're on the free Basic Plan, you'll be able to add stock videos to your projects, but unless you choose videos that are marked as free (click on the "free forever" collection in the library to see options), they will be watermarked with a Clipchamp logo.

To remove watermarks, you can upgrade to a paid plan that includes access to stock videos. While on a plan you'll be charged a monthly or yearly subscription fee.

NOTE: you can always use your own video files in editing projects for free without any watermarking.


How to add stock videos to your project

Step 1. Click the Stock Library button

Click the Stock video button in the left-hand menu of your project under Music & SFX, shown here:

Arrow pointing to stock library

Step 2. Search video library

You can use the search bar (the bar on top of the free forever library) to look for a specific video or use keywords.

For example: "champagne", "confetti", "wedding background", "Christmas graphic"

Browse the collections we've put together. For example, click on Free Forever to see the collection of stock videos that are available for free.

The keyword

Step 3. Browse the results

You can hover your cursor over a video result to see the video play.

A video preview

Step 4. Once you have located your stock video, just click the Plus (+) icon.

Or click the thumbnail, then select Add to my media or Add to timeline. A tick will appear once the video has been added to your library.

Add stock video to the Your media tab once finished

TIP: You can add several video assets to your project's library while browsing, then return to your project to work with them once you're finished. You can also remove assets from your library later if you don't want to use them anymore.

Step 5. Close the stock library

Once you're done browsing the stock library, simply click the < on the sidebar menu.

You will be returned to your project and can start working with the stock assets you selected.

Close the stock video tab using the arrow


Adding stock videos to your timeline

The stock videos you've added should now be visible in your project's media library in the top left. You can drag and drop them into your timeline at the bottom of your project to start working with them.

Drag and drop the stock video onto the timeline

When the video plays you will still see the watermark at this stage if you are on a Free Plan. The watermark will be removed if you upgrade your account to a paid Business Platinum plan that includes audio, video, and image stock assets.

Screenshot of Clipchamp plan options


Exporting a project with stock videos

If you export a project that includes stock videos without being on a paid plan that includes them, you can choose to:

  • upgrade to the Business Platinum subscription that comes with unlimited stock videos (as well unlimited stock audio and higher quality exports), ORĀ 

  • export a draft watermarked video.

If you decide to upgrade to the plan, be sure to select your desired billing frequency (either monthly or yearly) before making a payment.

Clipchamp plan options overview


Try it out

Head straight to Clipchamp to try out adding stock videos for yourself:

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