Artgrid Review

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Review Summary

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The Bottom Line

Artgrid is an excellent stock video provider. For $299-$599 per year, you get unlimited downloads of thousands of high-quality clips with color graded 8K and RAW / LOG clips, plus a straightforward commercial license. We like the video quality and the unique Collections feature.

Pros

  • Unlimited video downloads.
  • Up to 8K footage quality.
  • RAW/LOG clips, ProRes/DNxHR, graded footage.
  • Verified for YouTube monetization.
  • Covers all platforms worldwide.

Cons

  • No free trial.
  • Music and SFX are sold separately at Artlist.
  • No on-demand options.
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4.8
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Websiteartgrid.io
Videos200,000
Pricing$19.99–$49.92/month
Free trialNo
LicensesRoyalty-free
MonetizationYes
Moneyback14 days

Who is Artgrid for?

Thanks to the variety of subscription plans, Artgrid is an excellent footage source for amateurs, freelancers, and professionals. All plans allow YouTube monetization and cover all platforms, meaning it’s also great for streamers and YouTubers.

Who shouldn’t get Artgrid?

Artgrid isn’t a good choice for anyone on a tight budget since the cheapest plan costs $19.99 per month, and to get 4K footage, you need to pay at least $29.99 per month. You can get 4K footage much cheaper at Envato Elements and Videvo.

It’s also not great for those who want an all-in-one solution since music, and sound effects are sold separately at the sister company, Artlist, costing an additional $9.99–$16.60/month.

Artgrid Pricing

Artgrid offers stock footage with unlimited downloads through three subscription plans: Junior ($19.99/mo), Creator ($29.99/mo), and Pro ($49.92/mo). All plans provide lifetime use of downloaded videos, worldwide platform coverage, and allow for YouTube monetization.

However, the plans differ in the quality of footage available, with the Junior plan providing HD clips in H.264 format and graded footage, the Creator plan offering 4K and 8K clips and ProRes/DNxHR, and the Pro plan providing all footage from the Junior and Creator plans, as well as RAW/LOG clips.

PlanJuniorCreatorPro
Price$19.99/mo ($239.90/ye)$29.99/mo ($359.90/ye)$49.92/mo ($599/ye)
Graded footage
HD clips
H.264 format
ProRes
4K-8K clips
RAW/LOG clips
Unlimited downloads
Lifetime use
YouTube monetization
Coverage for all platforms worldwide
Artgrid subscription plan pricing

How does Artgrid pricing compare?

Artgrid offers a competitive pricing structure among sites that provide unlimited stock footage downloads. It is similar in cost to Storyblocks but offers 8K videos in its Creator plan for $29.99/mo, while Storyblocks does not have 8K videos, not even in its $35/month plan.

However, Artgrid has a smaller video library (200K) compared to our top pick, Envato Elements (3.4 million), which offers unlimited downloads of all its creative assets, including video, images (7 million), sound effects, and more, making it a better value for your money. Note that 8K videos are not available on Envato Elements. Our budget pick, Videvo, is less expensive than Artgrid, but the videos are lower quality.

Payment

The company accepts all major credit cards, including Visa, Master Card, American Express, UnionPay, and Diners Club. All transactions are encrypted and secured. In addition, you can get your money back within 14 days after the purchase.

Are Unlimited Downloads Real?

It is true that Artgrid and Artlist offer unlimited downloads as part of their subscription plans. However, it is important to note that there are limitations in place to prevent bots and malware from stealing their libraries. Specifically, there is a daily download limit of 100 clips. While this may be a limitation for some customers, it is important to note that these limits are more than sufficient for most legal and creative purposes. In the event that a customer exceeds the daily download limit, it is likely that Artgrid and Artlist’s support team would be able to accommodate their needs.

Artgrid License

Artgrid’s license allows users to download unlimited stock footage and use it in any format and medium, including video clips, commercials, films, series, slides, presentations, and animations. Users can use the footage in their projects and distribute them publicly on all platforms, including YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, Vimeo, Twitch, and websites.

Users can also monetize their projects forever, even after their expired subscription. Clients are covered under the user’s license, and the user is responsible for ensuring their clients comply. Users can download up to 100 assets daily and use them in as many projects as they wish if they do not use, distribute or resell the assets as standalone packages.

What Do the Customers Think?

We read customer reviews for Artgrid to see what other people liked and what they didn’t. Sometimes we feel bad for the software and services we review because we come across many unjust 1-star reviews. More often than not, it’s because the customers didn’t read the instructions, forgot about the free trial expiration date, or aren’t tech-savvy but still tried to work on advanced projects.

The good reviews:

Customers who enjoy using Artgrid and Artlist love the variety of videos and the quality of the music. Even those who are picky are impressed by the sheer number of excellent video clips.

The bad reviews:

Most of the time, people are more interested in bad reviews because they can influence our decision-making. One of the main complaints we’ve seen is that customers think Artgrid is falsely advertising “free stock videos”. It’s true, Artgrid doesn’t offer completely free videos, but it does have a free trial. When you first visit the website, you’ll see a “Start Free Now” button. If you click on it, you’ll be prompted to create an account. Once you do, you’ll be able to browse and curate collections of videos and even download watermarked previews. We don’t think this is false advertising.

Another common issue is that some customers can’t find the videos they’ve downloaded. We’re not sure how this happens, but finding videos is easy. On the top right corner of the website, you’ll see “Your name’s Footage”, for example, “Matic’s Footage”. When you click on it, you’ll see a folder with all your videos inside.

Artgrid my footage
Click in the top right corner on “[Your Name]’s Footage”, to see all your videos.

Verdict. Artgrid and Artlist websites are very easy to navigate. Videos can be easily found in your profile.

How to use Artgrid?

Step 1. Create a free account

With Artgrid and Artlist, you do not need a paid subscription to start browsing and saving videos, music, and SFX. You can create a free account in just a few seconds by entering your full name and email or by signing up with Facebook or Google. This allows you to preview the content and curate collections before committing to a paid subscription.

Artgrid sign up page
Sign up page on Artgrid

Step 2. Find the content

When using Artgrid, investing immediately in a paid plan is not needed. It is always a good idea to start by browsing and collecting content for your project to ensure that you can find what you need.

Artgrid search
Artgrid & Artlist allow searching with multiple keywords

One of the things we appreciate about Artgrid is the website’s fast performance and great design. Navigation is easy, and search engines load quickly. Additionally, the ability to search using multiple keywords makes finding content much simpler. The search filters, such as people’s ethnicity, age, gender, number, or shot type, are also very helpful.

Step 3. Save content that you like

When you hover over a video, you will have several options, such as adding it to the cart, saving it, or adding it to a collection. If you are not yet ready to purchase, we highly recommend creating collections to keep your assets organized. This can save you a lot of hassle in the long run, especially when your downloads reach hundreds or thousands. Organizing early on will save you time and make finding the content you need easier.

Artgrid creating collections
Collections keep your assets organized.

Step 4. Download previews (for free)

When you have a free account with Artgrid, you can still download previews of the content, but it will be watermarked. This is a great way to test the content and see if it’s a good fit for your project before making a purchase. You can skip this step if you are ready to proceed with the purchase and use the content without the watermark.

Step 5. Download unwatermarked content

When you are ready to commit to an Artgrid subscription, you can head to the pricing page and choose a plan that best fits your needs. Once you have entered your payment information and confirmed the payment, you will have full access to all of the content and be able to download it without a watermark. This allows you to use the content in your projects without any limitations.

People Also Ask

What is Artgrid for?

Artgrid is a stock footage licensing website that allows unlimited downloads for a small monthly subscription. The footage is available in HD and up to 8K resolution. It’s by the same people as Artlist.

Is Artgrid free?

Artgrid has a free plan that allows you to browse, save, organize, and even download watermarked content. However, if you want to use non-watermarked footage legally, you need to purchase a subscription plan.

Is Artgrid legit?

Artgrid is a legit, high-quality stock footage company used by many video editors, even some of the most famous YouTubers.

How can I download Artgrid for free?

To download Artgrid footage for free, you need to create a free account first. Browse the videos to find the one that you like, and click download. A watermarked video clip will be sent to your email inbox.

How long is the Artgrid free trial?

Artgrid does not have a free trial, but you can basically test it for free, thanks to a 14-day money-back guarantee.

Conclusion

Regardless of whether you’re just starting your video editing career or you’re a well-established editor, having unlimited stock video downloads always at your hand supercharges your workflow.

Compared to giant stock image and video sites, such as Shutterstock and Adobe Stock, Artgrid is remarkably cheap. Hence, it’s particularly beginner-friendly. Especially, if you don’t have an unlimited budget.

But even if you can spend thousands on stock footage and music, there’s no reason to choose the expensive options. Since, Artgrid and Artlist specialize in stock footage, music, and SFX licensing, making them my go-to option (if I ever needed stock footage).

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Matic Broz is a multifaceted creative professional, with experience as a photographer, graphic designer, and business owner. He has a decade of experience in helping other creatives improve their craft and start their own businesses. His writing and research have been featured in notable publications such as The Guardian, PetaPixel, and USA Today. Additionally, his scientific research has been recognized with a cover feature in the prestigious MDPI-owned journal. In his leisure time, he enjoys photography, hiking, and spending time with dogs. Read more

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