Effective immediately BottledVideo.com Free Stock Footage will be discontinuing our unlimited daily free stock footage download program. Over the past 5 years BottledVideo.com has grown to over 1 Million legitimate users per month. In turn the number of not so legitimate users has also grown. Now, working to keep the free stock footage section of our service running has become 3 full time jobs.
Rest assured BottledVideo.com is not eliminating free stock footage entirely. At BottledVideo.com we will continue our Free HD Stock Footage Downloads of the Week program and announcements will continue to our Twitter followers @BottledVideo.
The “Free Download” button on every individual stock footage clip page at the bottom right corner of each preview clip will remain effective and unrestricted.
Finally, on one random day per month for 24 hours our security algorithms will reset the prices of all the free stock footage back to free. This will be an automated process. BottledVideo.com will have no advance knowledge of the dates. BottledVideo.com will be unable to provide any advance notification.
To our many users over the past 5 years, we say thank you. We have appreciated all the good words and the better stories you have shared with us. It is each and everyone of you responsible for our reaching 1M users per month. We started with the hope that in some small way we could change the world. Through the stories, films, and videos our our users we think we have.
Thank you for choosing BottledVideo.com
Frequently Asked Questions About BottledVideo.com
- Q: What is BottledVideo.com?
- A: BottledVideo.com is a 100% Free Stock Footage web site.
- Q: Where does all the 100% Free Stock Footage on BottledVideo.com come from?
- A: All of the 100% Free Stock Footage comes from our privately held Library of Stock Footage.
- Q: Is the 100% Free Stock Footage HD or 4K?
- A: No the 100% Free Stock Footage on BottledVideo.com is a 640*480 center crop version from our HD & 4K masters.
- Q: Why no free HD & 4K stock footage?
- A: We like to eat.
- Q: Seriously, why no free HD & 4K Stock Footage?
- A: Seriously… BottledVideo.com was started to help out students, amateurs, YouTube types, and the like… These people need free over HD & 4K because they to like to eat.
- Q: How much does the Full HD & 4K cost?
- A: In Full HD & 4K all clips are just $10 each.
- Q: Anything else?
- A: We also offer a 16*9 mid range format for just $5 per clip. These clips are not quite the full HD but much better then the free clips. These clips are meant for the serious “Online” video producer who is not looking to go to Film or Broadcast but wants much better quality.
- Q: Sorry, $10 a clip for the full HD (including 4K), and $5 for a 16*9 mid range clip, 640*480 Center crop is Free 1 day a month and everything is 100% royalty free and cleared for use?
- A: Yes, that would be correct
- Q: All I need is the free 640*480 at no cost with no strings, what do I do?
- A: On the Free Clip Day add the clips to your cart and proceed to the checkout. When the system asks for your credit card details and information, just leave that part blank.
- Q: Anything else?
- A: You will need to agree to our license agreement.
- Q: And?
- A: That is all there is.
- Q: Do I need to sign up for an account?
- A: Yes, you will need to create an account.
- Q: Will you ever need my credit card to get access to the free stock footage?
- A: No, and if anyone ever says they are from BottledVideo and asks for your credit card for free footage, REFUSE!!!
- Q: If I download a video, do I own it?
- A: No, if you agree to our terms and conditions and download a video file you are granted a non exclusive license to use our footage in your video production.
- Q: Can I include your video clips in other collections of things like ringtones, wall papers, video greeting cards, clip downloads, and things of this nature?
- A: No.
- Q: If I can't include your videos in other collections then what good are your video files to me then?
- A: The goal of BottledVideo.com is to provide a free source of stock footage to students, regular people, and the whole YouTube crowd who make and create their own videos who say this would be perfect if we could only get this shot. And to provide a high quality cost effective solution to film studios, advertising agencies, and production units who need only professional grade stock footage. So unless you are producing a larger video production, we may be of no use to you.
- Q: Can I use your video clips in a commercial project like a feature film, television program, or commercial?
- A: Absolutely! Of course there are always certain restrictions that apply so be sure to review our license agreements before making any purchases.
- Q: How is it possible to just give away the video for people to use?
- A: We have been in the business of producing stock footage for many years. Our parent company, “The Wrightwood Group” at Wrightwood.com is the oldest royalty free stock footage agency on the internet and still running today. What that means is that we own all the footage in our library and do with as we please. Even let people who need it use it for free.
- Q: If I make a video with footage from BottledVideo.com are you interested in helping me promote my video?
- A: Absolutely! If you have a finished project or a project in the works, please drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Q: I shoot video. Can I get my footage on BottledVideo.com?
- A: At this time we are only representing stock footage that we produced. We hope to at some point open the system to allow other shooters to contribute.
- Q: Here is a big one… If I buy a clip and change my mind, don’t use the clip, or just plain go in a different direction, can I get a refund?
- A: No – Once clean footage has been licensed and paid for there are NO Refunds.
- Q: Can anyone advertise on BottledVideo.com?
- A: Not at this time
- Q: Any last things to know?
- A: Yes actually… We are pretty easy going about almost everything and are happy to keep offering all the footage on BottledVideo.com free of charge so long as people follow our license agreement. Nothing bothers our people more then seeing someone make a whole video using nothing but our footage and not giving us our credit. Really, is: Additional Footage Courtesy of BottledVideo.com too much to ask for?
- Pricing Algorithm - As many may have noticed the "Free Stock Footage" is now at times $2 a clip. This is due to the massive abuse from too many people on the free stock footage systems. No matter what resources we deployed or attempts we made to control the abuse, the harder we tried to keep things under control the harder people tried to get past them. In the end the only solution was to implement a security algorithm which monitors all traffic for susupicious activity. When the algorithm detects what it thinks is malicious activity it changes the price of the free clips to $2. When things calm back down the algorithm automatically resets the price of $2 back to free. When this happens and how is now out of our control. We apologize to our more legitmate users. This was the only solution we could come up with.
- CAPTCHA - A number of people have been complaining about how when the go to the sign up page that there is no CAPTCHA. The reason is because CAPTCHA is insecure data being delivered over a secure page. To solve this problem, Click Here
- File Format - All files are delivered as QuickTime .mov format