Customers Save 40% Per Download and Contributers Keep All of the Profits

VideoBlocks officially opened its new stock-footage marketplace to the public. Contributors of footage receive 100 percent of the revenue for their submitted work which translates to savings for stock footage customers, the company said.

The popular subscription-based seller of royalty-free stock video, backgrounds and After Effects templates announced the marketplace in January and is launching it with some 200,000 available premium clips curated from its top-level contributor community. 

Unlike many other stock footage sources, VideoBlocks takes no commission on marketplace sales, with the company says allows it to pass a savings of about $30 per HD download on to the customer. To date, VideoBlocks users have downloaded more than 30 million video clips from the site's existing Unlimited Library.

In order to buy clips directly within the new members-only marketplace, users must first subscribe to the main VideoBlocks library. Packages are $79 per month and $99 per year for unlimited downloads. A premium subscription of $198 per year includes access to 4K content, batch downloading and Dropbox integration. Current marketplace prices are $49 per HD clip, $199 for 4K footage, and $19–$49 for a template.