Adobe Stock Adds 100,000 4K Video Clips

Posted on 2/5/2016 by Jim Pickerell | Printable Version | Comments (2)

Adobe Stock has added over 100,000 4K video assets to its current collection of over one-million video assets. The site also offers over 45 million images and graphics.

Adobe Stock video content is available for licensing and can be searched, browsed and purchased directly from the Creative Cloud Libraries panel in Premiere Pro CC and After Effects CC. 4K assets are available for US$199.99 each. While standard license terms apply, there is no limitation to the number of impressions. (HD versions of the 4K clips are available for $79.99). For more details on Adobe Stock 4K video, visit
For comparison purposes here is a short list of some of the other footage providers and the clips they currently have in their collections.

  Total Clips 4K
Pond5 4,713,340 580,120
Shutterstock 3,893,197 294,022
Gettyimages Creative 2,415,197 95,642
Gettyimages Editorial 820,080  
Videoblocks Marketplace 1,172,520 266,640
Dissolve 900,000 1,590

iStock is a large footage provider, but doesn’t provide information on the total clips in their collection. They do provide counts of clips in various categories. Some clips fall into several categories so the number of total clips will be much smaller than the sum total of the clips in all these categories.

  iStock Getty Creative Shutterstock
Abstract 96,812 52,380 287,301
Technology 141,678 122,802 284,490
Sports 148,277 101,842 198,346
Business 145,729 132,707 378,004
Time-Lapse 96,756 137,892 151,298
Animals 94,393 237,092 306,973
Family 87,919 56,711 137,759
Nature 398,316 464,989 1,261,594
Aerial 60,457 112,981 184,457
Cityscape 82,287 92,214 156,462
Science 49,229 38,208 89,486
Slow Motion 69,536 101,130 207,580
Food 92,110 111,420 301,139
Water 209,712 383,246 749,055
Travel 223,388 371,779 756,184
Sunrise 34,344 28,839 104,647
New York 12,309 50,305 45,999
Clouds 108,370 164,880 346,603
Traffic 52,260 74,966 184,175
Hipster 5,819 3,272 10,509
Adverture 25,914 26,434 89,272
People 314,888 658,935 1,022,613
  2,550,503 3,525,024 7,253,946

Based on counting the clips in the same categories on Getty Creative and Shutterstock, I estimate that the total clips on iStock are in the range of 1.5 to 1.7 million.

Copyright © 2016 Jim Pickerell. The above article may not be copied, reproduced, excerpted or distributed in any manner without written permission from the author. All requests should be submitted to Selling Stock at 10319 Westlake Drive, Suite 162, Bethesda, MD 20817, phone 301-461-7627, e-mail: wvz@fpcubgbf.pbz

Jim Pickerell is founder of, an online newsletter that publishes daily. He is also available for personal telephone consultations on pricing and other matters related to stock photography. He occasionally acts as an expert witness on matters related to stock photography. For his current curriculum vitae go to:  


  • Aaron Booth Posted Feb 5, 2016
    Correction for Dissolve's clip counts: 980,000 HD and 128,000 4K.

  • Aaron Booth Posted Feb 5, 2016
    Now I correct myself... 783,000 HD and 128,000 4K for a total of 980,000.

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