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 man who films disasters

Typhoons, tsunamis, volcanoes, floods – when nature shows itself from its violent side and people and animals flee to safety, this young man packs his cameras, heads for the epicentre of the affected area, and shoots.

When he climbed up onto the roof of the highest building in a small Vietnamese town during a typhoon warning ten years ago, instead of taking refuge in the cellar with the residents, people declared him mad. That was the first time the “storm chaser” was able to sell footage he had put his life on the line to shoot. An idea was born, and James made his hobby into a career.

The Englishman now lives in Hong-Kong. Now in his mid-thirties, he is already a seasoned natural disaster cameraman and has shot footage of over 50 typhoons, hurricanes, cyclones and their impact. But that doesn’t seem to have been excitement enough for him: a few years ago, he also started tackling volcanoes belching fire and dust.

We have the wild and visually stunning footage captured under these extreme and risky conditions in HD for you – and we can also supply lots of it in 4K. Hold on tight!

Footage from our specialist for all things wild, 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 – The right of quotation


An exception to copyright law exists, but is all too frequently misapplied: the right of quotation. Works protected by copyright may be used for the purpose of quotation. This can apply to academic works, news reports, satires, parodies or documentaries dealing with the topic under discussion. Countries including the USA and Israel also allow quotation in teaching and educational materials and by search engines.

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 is always the case, rules differ and are interpreted differently in different places. As such, whether footage can be used for the purpose of quotation, and the form it can be used in, must be determined individually on a case-by-case basis to avoid unpleasant surprises. We would be happy to help you with this.
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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


Everybody on Earth should see the film “Before the Flood”, the National Geographic documentary on the consequences of climate change made by Oscar award winners Leonardo diCaprio and Fisher Stevens (director). Starring Ban Ki-moon, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, Pope Francis ... And our footage, of course – anything else would be unimaginable given Framepool’s longstanding focus on this area!

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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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