Tom Pauncz wrote on 1/10/2012, 8:00 PM
You can try Videoblocks for starters.

Check out their 7 days free downloads, but be very careful - if you sign up and don't cancel, they'll automatically charge you each month.

Artbeats also offers free footage occasionally.

And here's an offer from Pond 5

ushere wrote on 1/10/2012, 10:45 PM
what sort of footage?

backgrounds, people, places (i gather irish?), abstracts, etc.,
i am erikd wrote on 1/11/2012, 12:29 AM

BTW, Artbeats quit putting up a weekly clip several months ago.

dxdy wrote on 1/11/2012, 6:09 AM
Thanks for pointing out the Videoblocks subscription trap. After the free 7 days, you are on the hook for $79 per month!
Westside Steve wrote on 1/11/2012, 9:00 AM
Like northern irish countrysides towns cottages etc. But anything striking I suppose... WSS
Westside Steve wrote on 1/13/2012, 4:19 AM
Thanks guys.
By the way I found Xstockvideo has quite a few some of which could be useful that are actually free and easy to download with no catch.
amendegw wrote on 1/13/2012, 5:39 AM
First I've seen of the xstockvideo site. Looks like some good stuff. However I notice that all there video appears to be 25.0000 fps Progressive.

If your Vegas Project is something other than 25p, this could be problematic. Remember "Disable Resample" is your friend (well, it's my friend, anyway [grin])

Also, the one bit of footage I downloaded was encoded with Divx, which out-of-the-box Vegas does not recognize. There are various threads in this forum that address fixing that problem. In my case, I just used HandBrake to re-render the source to h.264 (which Vegas recognizes).


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Westside Steve wrote on 1/13/2012, 10:10 AM
The 25 fps never occurred to me as a problem. Probably because I don't know much about this stuff. I'm guessing the default that I put things together from my hd camera is 24 fps?
I have not yet tried to import any into a vegas pro project.
I guess I should. <g>
Thank you