How much do video clips cost?

The Cost

How much you pay per clip largely depends on whether you use a subscription plan or a video pack to purchase the content.

Subscription Plan

If you need video content on a regular basis, you can be rewarded with incredible savings by purchasing one of our annual plans, either with monthly billing or with one upfront payment for even greater savings. These plans offer 10 or 20 clips per month and start as low as $159 per month for an annual commitment with monthly billing, or even lower for an annual commitment paid upfront. We also offer a month-to-month subscription that provides a greater level of flexibility.

Clip Packs

Purchasing a pack of clips provides savings without making an annual commitment. For example, individual HD clips start at $79 USD, while purchasing a pack of 25 clips reduces the per-clip price to about $63 USD. Pricing will vary based on resolution and quantity selected. Individual clip prices can be found on the clip detail page next to the size of the clip you're looking at.

Note that sales tax, VAT or GST may apply to purchases.

The Details

Annual and month-to-month subscriptions grant you access to download all available video resolutions. However, any unused downloads do not roll over into the following month. The renewal of an annual month-to-month plan can be deactivated during the last month of service. If you decide to end your commitment early, a plan price adjustment will apply. The renewal of an annual upfront plan can be deactivated at any time, but your plan will continue being active for the duration of the twelve month commitment that has already been paid.

The types of videos you can download when you purchase a video pack are equal or lower to the resolution you selected. For instance, if you purchase the 4K pack, you can download videos with resolutions of 4K, HD or SD. Video downloads are available for 365 days and will expire at the end of the 365 day period. However, just like when purchasing single videos or images, once downloaded, you can redownload videos indefinitely. Simply go to your download history to locate previous downloads and click Redownload. To ensure uninterrupted access, auto renewal is on by default on subscriptions and video packs. This can be turned off anytime, during checkout or in your account settings. 

Any video content acquired with a subscription or video pack comes with a Standard Shutterstock Footage license for a single user. We also offer corporate solutions - learn more about bulk pricing, team use, and more, by clicking the banner below. Please note that Elements and Shutterstock Select footage are not included with subscriptions or video packs, but Select clips are available for individual purchase separately.


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