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All video clips are either 6 or 18 credits - including 4K

Essentials - Lowest price

6 credits

Signature - Best quality

18 credits
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Frequently asked questions

What are credits?

Credits are the most flexible way to download photos, illustrations and vectors and the only way to download video clips on iStock.

It’s up to you how you want to use credits – buy just enough for the images you need or stock up and save on future downloads – the more you buy, the less they cost. Unlike your monthly download limit with a subscription, there’s no limit for when you use your credit downloads. And since they won’t expire as long as you sign in to your account at least once a year, they’ll always be there when you need them.

What if I need images, too?

Credits let you download any file from any collection on iStock including photos, vectors and illustrations. If you need to download more than 3 photos, vectors or illustrations per month, you could save at least 60% by buying a one-month image subscription. View all plans and pricing >

What if I change my mind?

We’ll gladly refund credit pack purchases made within 14 days of your invoice date, provided you haven’t used any credits from the credit pack.

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Why choose iStock?

Amazing content from over 160K artists and exclusive artists worldwide

Pay for the video not the size - get any format for the same price including 4K

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