How to add stock footage to your videos

Use stock videos and images to create engaging promotional videos and YouTube clips. No downloads or installs required.

Use stock footage in your videos

Need to find some stock footage to make your video a little more engaging and visually diverse? Flixier has you covered! Our online video editor lets you browse a huge library of stock videos, pictures and music and add them to your video straight from the editor. No downloads or installs required!

How to add stock footage to your videos

Cut, crop and reorder

Flixier’s powerful timeline allows you to cut, crop and reorder clips just like you would in a traditional, offline video editor.

Use transitions and overlays

Choose from a large selection of transitions and customizable animated overlays and give your videos a polished, professional feel.

Add animated titles and motion graphics

Our customizable, professionally animated titles and motion graphics make it easy for you to add Calls to Action to promotional videos or introduce new segments in a visually engaging way.

Perform advanced editing using keyframes

On top of the other editing features, Flixier also features a robust keyframes system that allows you to add camera panning or dynamically zoom in on your footage for a more cinematic look.

How to add stock footage to your videos :

How to add stock footage to your videos :
Create a new project

Create a new Flixier project. If there’s any media that you recorded and want to use in your project, you can add it to your Flixier library either by dragging it over with the mouse, pasting in the YouTube link or bringing it over straight from cloud storage

Browse our stock footage library

To browse our stock footage library, click on the Stock button on the left side of the screen. Use the search bar to find what you’re looking for and then drag your clips over to the Timeline to add them to your project. Feel free to edit the videos or images until they fit in perfectly with the rest of your clip.

Download or publish

When you’re done editing your video, click on the Export button. Your video will be ready for download in 3 minutes or less. You’ll receive a notification when rendering is done.

Why use Flixier to add stock footage to your videos?

Save money on filming

Filming your own b-roll footage can be time-consuming and very expensive. Using stock footage in your videos fixes the problem and lets you create professional looking videos on a budget.

Access images and videos from 4 different providers

Our Stock tab lets you access videos and images from four different stock footage providers: Unsplash, Pixabay, Pexels and Giphy.

Edit videos easier than ever

Our intuitive interface makes it easy for everyone to edit their videos. Whether you’re a newbie or a veteran video editor, Flixier will help you get the job done quickly and smoothly.

Stop worrying about hardware

Our online video editor runs entirely in your browser. It doesn’t require any downloads or installs and does all the work in the cloud. Flixier runs on any computer, from a brand new Mac to a budget Chromebook or a mid-range Windows laptop.


I’ve been looking for a solution like Flixier for years. Now that my virtual team and I can edit projects together on the cloud with Flixier, it tripled my company’s video output! Super easy to use and unbelievably quick exports.

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My main criteria for an editor was that the interface is familiar and most importantly that the renders were in the cloud and super fast. Flixier more than delivered in both. I've now been using it daily to edit Facebook videos for my 1M follower page.

Evgeni Kogan

I'm so relieved I found Flixier. I have a YouTube channel with over 700k subscribers and Flixier allows me to collaborate seamlessly with my team, they can work from any device at any time plus, renders are cloud powered and super super fast on any computer.

Anja Winter, Owner, LearnGermanWithAnja

Frequently asked questions.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any further questions, Get in touch with our friendly team
If you have any further questions, Get in touch with our friendly team

Can you use stock footage on YouTube?

Can you use stock footage on YouTube?

Yes. It’s perfectly fine to use stock videos and images in projects that you intend to share online. In fact, there are plenty of videos on YouTube and Vimeo that are made entirely using stock footage!

Can you use stock footage in a short film?

Can you use stock footage in a short film?

Of course. There’s nothing wrong with using stock footage in your own film as long as it fits in nicely with the rest of the film.

How do I edit a stock footage video?

How do I edit a stock footage video?

Stock footage videos can be edited the same way you edit regular videos. Just drag them over to the Flixier timeline and start cutting, trimming, re-ordering and deleting the parts you don’t like.

How do I edit a stock footage video?

How do I edit a stock footage video?

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