Licensing Footage online was never this easy!

Licensing stock footage online is easier than ever before. With just a few clicks, you can find the shots you want. Our flexible calculator allows you to build your individual license. After the checkout with online payment your shots are delivered within minutes and your are ready to go on with your project.

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Royalty Free Stock Footage

You are looking for affordable stock videos with unlimited usage rights and comprehensive legal protection? Find royalty-free stock footage out of all thematical areas at a fix price – just choose your favourite takes and use them over and over again in your diverse projects. Highest quality is a matter of course!

Selection of Royalty Free Stock Shots

Footage Highlights - Editor's Choice

We have collected some of our extraordinary footage and put them together in a collection of highlights. Outstanding archival footage and current material, grouped into editorial and commercial themes. Be inspired!

Framepool's Footage Highlights

The perfect wave

Growing up in a place like Hawaii with a magic attraction for surfers means getting to know the ocean. And waves. And everything happening on and off the shore. The events and iconic stars of the legendary scene around the “Pipeline” are a home fixture for surfer Eric Sterman and his camera drones.

The biggest waves in Hawaii break on the north shore of O'ahu in the winter and create perfect conditions for amazing tube rides. Year after year, they attract the best surfers in the world - to compete against one another. The tight-knit community comes together once again, one with its own rules not open to just anybody.

As a North Shore local, Eric Sterman is very much an insider and known by everyone. He is as obsessed with the quest for the perfect wave as everybody else here, but unlike the others, he chases it with drones. Now one of the most celebrated cinematographers in the scene, he shoots for prestigious brands and supplies us with incredible exclusive footage of gigantic waves and conquering heroes.

Having grown up surrounded by natural wonders, he has high expectations when it comes to filming them. Eric travels through the entire Pacific region with his unmanned aerial systems and brings us the most beautiful waves, beaches and landscapes in HD and 4K. He also takes us to the dream weddings of friends and right through displays of exploding fireworks.

Pacific drone footage, exclusively from Framepool

Creative Footage

Inspirational stock videos for creative ideas

You would like to visualise a specific idea, promote a product or create a certain atmosphere? Then have a look at these stock videos! We established this stock footage category especially for all creative film genres with a focus on dynamics, distinctive design and special symbolic power – such as commercials, image films, internet virals and many more.

Selection of Creative Stock Shots

Editorial Footage

Documentary stock videos made by specialists

This category of stock footage is related to documentation and reportage. Be it wildlife or nature, countries and cultures or social items: We've selected specialists for each topic, so your individual video project can profit from their experience.

Selection of Editorial Stock Shots

Archival Footage

Historical footage in state-of-the-art quality

Our historical video archive contains plenty of treasures waiting to be discovered. From the first cinematic steps – remastered in perfect HD quality – up to contemporary history delivered nearly in realtime. Discover history just as it happens!

Selection of Historical Stock Shots

Good to know – Backdrop licenses


If you want your characters to watch television, say something like a sports event, then the rights to the players, team or stadium have to be cleared – if the players, team or stadium are recognizable – just as they would have to be cleared if the footage were to be shown filling the entire screen. Note:

The key concept here is fair use: quotations from works protected by copyright must be used within the framework of an independent work on the topic. Assembling “collections of quotations” is not covered. While no fixed rule exists that would define exactly how much can legitimately be cited from another work, borrowing too much will not be judged to be covered by “fair use” if a dispute arises. Even when sources are given, one may not use third-party material to embellish one’s own work.

  • As all the royalties and licences for films within films have to be cleared in just the same way as footage destined for direct use in a film, the rights clearance costs are identical.
  • The fees for the third-party rights will depend on the individual rights holders; they may well be lower if the rights-holders prove accommodating.
  • As a rule of thumb, backdrop licence fees are lower when the footage takes up less than half of the screen in the film.
If you don’t need a particular scene to be recognizable to viewers, you may be able to avoid the need to clear and license third-party rights by, for example, changing the colours on team jerseys or blurring any brands which appear. But be careful with famous sporting episodes or film scenes, signature moves, audio clips, and so on – anything that is recognizable needs to be cleared, even in cases where only genuine experts could identify a scene, person etc.

We can assist you with this issue we deal with regularly and give you tips on how to reduce the royalties and licence fees payable. Simply ask your personal advisor on the Framepool team


Our trailers on issues that concern us

We are passionate about our stock footage and love delving into it. Often we come across certain shots that we find extraordinarily interesting, inspiring or simply beautiful… And then we would like to share more of them than just tiny sequences. We hope you enjoy our trailers made from our stock videos!

Framepool Showreels

Client References

Great projects of advertising, TV, Movie

We love to show our customers’ work! What could better demonstrate the variety and quality of our stock videos? But only the creativity of our clients turns extraordinary stock footage into extraordinary new masterpieces. And here we’ve come full circle: Award-winning footage, by and for filmmakers.

Customers’ Work

F****** – Footage is no longer a dirty word


In “The Queen of Spain”, Penélope Cruz stars as Macarena Granada, an actor returning to her native place as a Hollywood queen to make a film about Spanish queen Isabella I. The tragicomedy written and directed by Fernando Trueba is a sequel to Trueba’s “The Girl of Your Dreams” (1998) and will premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival. Framepool-Footage inside!

Watch the trailer

How does footage work?

No fear of licensing - with Framepool it's easy

I need premium footage …

All of Framepool's footage is handpicked and carefully selected to offer an outstanding quality. That's also why a great part of our footage is available exclusively at Framepool – it can't be found elsewhere and not in this high quality. We know what's important to filmmakers and we want to give you exactly what you need.

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… instant downloading …

Deadlines are often closer than we prefer and we are aware of this. That's why we offer instant downloading 24/7.
Just shortly after payment for an order is completed, the master material is available on our server for convenient downloading.
Anywhere, anytime.


… oh, and ready-to-use!

With Framepool's online shop you get premium footage with a ready-to-use license. Most of our shots are fully rights cleared, saving you time and hassle with unexpected legal claims.
We strive to make sure, that the way from your idea to the completed film is as short, fast and simple as possible.

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