Make your own video in minutes

Make or edit videos for your website, social platforms, emails, and more, and reach your customers wherever they are.

Save time — start with a template

Not a pro? Not a problem. Bring your stories to life with easy-to-customize video templates in a variety of sizes.

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The best content, built right in

Choose your favorite clip or image from our massive royalty-free library, select the Make a video/Edit this video button, then customize it to create your masterpiece—all without ever leaving iStock.

Meet your marketing goals

Use videos to promote your brand, and watch your business grow.

of people have watched a video to learn more about a product.*

would like to see more videos from brands.*

Stay on brand with every project

Customize fonts and add your brand's logos and colors to give a consistent look to every design you create. Anything you upload will be stored in the Editor, where you can easily access it again.

Make edits, effortlessly

Bring videos to life with our powerful editing features, then publish your creation on your website and social networks.

  • Combine clips and images

    Add multiple assets from the iStock library, or upload your own content, to tell a rich, multi-layered story.

  • Add text and logos

    Enter your own text in the font, size, and color of your choosing, then add your logo for instant brand recognition.

  • Add music and audio

    Search 1,000+ free tracks by genre, mood, or tempo to find the right vibe, or upload your own audio.

  • Trim clip length

    Select the specific section of a clip you want to use, and cut out any unwanted details.

  • Apply filters and transitions

    Use fades for smooth transitions between clips, and add dimension to images with animations and color filters.

  • Change aspect ratio

    Choose from wide, square, or vertical displays, depending on the platform you're creating for.

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Not sure how to get started? Watch our short, informative tutorials and read our expert tips. You'll be creating professional-looking videos for your business before you know it.


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Frequently asked questions

Do I have to pay to use the video editor?

No, the use of the video editor and templates—including the text styles and music clips you use—is free. You only pay for the iStock video clips and photos.

What types of videos can I create with the video editor?

There's no limit to the type of videos you can create. Some popular uses include:
• Marketing and promotional videos
• Facebook, Instagram and YouTube video ads
• Social media videos
• Product and explainer videos
• Event ads
• Intro or outro videos

Can I use my own videos, photos, or logos?

Yes. You can upload your own video and audio clips in MP4 format, or images such as logos, photos, and graphics (under 2MB), in JPEG or PNG formats. In the Editor, simply select the Assets tab, then click the Upload button.

Please note that you'll be responsible for anything that you add to your final product that isn't licensed from iStock.

How many video clips and images can I add to a project in the video editor?

Add as many as you want as long as your video isn't more than 5 minutes in length. You can add a mix of iStock video clips, images, or music clips including ones you've previously downloaded (see your download history), as well as your own uploaded videos and images, logos, music clips, and more.

Where can I find the video projects I’ve saved?

From iStock's homepage, you can access any draft or completed video projects by selecting Video editor from the top navigation and clicking the 'Your video projects' link.

Can I access the individual iStock video clips and images I used in my video project?

Yes. After you purchase and download your video project, the iStock video clips and images you use are automatically added to your download history.

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Can I re-download my video project?

Yes. In the Downloaded section of Your Projects click Re-download and you'll be prompted to choose a size or format.

You can re-download your project in any size or format, at no additional cost.

Can I still use the video I created once my subscription expires?

Since all our videos are royalty-free, you're free to continue using your video in perpetuity, within the terms of the license agreement.

How do I remove or change the music that comes with the video template I’ve selected?

To remove the audio that's automatically added with your template, follow these simple steps:
1. Select the Music tab.
2. From the Genre drop down list, choose No Music.
3. Click the 'Add' button on the Silence tile.
To change the pre-selected music, simply hover over the tiles to preview (with your speakers turned on) and select 'Add' once you've found a track that better suits your video.
Tip: Use the helpful filters to search for a particular mood, style of music, or instrument.

How can I delete the outro slide from my video?

The outro is the perfect place to add important details your customers need, like calls to action, social icons, physical contact information, and more. But if your video doesn't require it, follow these steps to end on a blank slide:
1. Choose the "Simple" outro style from the panel on the right.
2. Select your logo and click the Delete icon
3. Double-click on the slide, delete all text, then click the Done button
4. Click the Delete icon again to remove the background/image color
5. Click the [Save + Preview] button

Can I still edit my video project once I’ve downloaded and purchased it?

After you download your video project, you can revise the text up to five times. If you need to make more substantial edits, you'll need to make a new video. However, you won't need to repurchase any of the assets used in your original video. In fact, you're free to use them again in as many projects as you like, for as long as you want.

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