Would you like to support NatureClip? Not only do you get that warmth from the knowledge that you have helped thousands of people to be creative like yourself, you also get special perks as a token of my appreciation for your support. For example, Patreons can get access to Patreon only content and mentions on my home page!

Learn more at the Wall of Patreons or you can visit www.patreon.com/natureclip

Donate
You can also make a one-off donation for as little as 1$ using PayPal - all donations go back into keeping this site running and sharing FREE stock footage for thousands of people!


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Wednesday, 23 May 2018

New content - Share your favourite FREE clip for early access!

Here is a preview of some great new FREE content coming this year. Read on to see how you can get your hands on your favorite free clips before anyone else. You can also get these clips in full 1080p HD under a Royalty Free License right now!

All you have to do to be in for a chance of winning early access to the Creative Commons clips is like the video below and comment saying which is your favorite clip. Simple.


  In May 2018, the .co.nr domains went down forever so I have set up a new domain name.


To help raise awareness of this new website, I would really appreciate if you could give a shout out about my new site and upcoming content . As a thank you, you also get a second chance of getting early  access to a FREE clip of your choice (it can be the same or different clip).

Give a shout out on Twitter (remember to include my handle @natureclip):

Share my Facebook page: www.facebook.com/natureclip


How useful do you find this site?

We are fast approaching the 170,000 downloads from NatureClip (including my content on VidEvo) which is amazing that so many people have been helped with free to use content.


Unfortunately, creating this free content isn't, well, free. Aside from time, running the website, dealing with queries and much, much more time capturing content...I need equipment. The shutter on my camera is nearing the end of its lifespan which spells the end to time-lapses until I get a replacement.

So how useful is this site to you? Would you donate a dollar? Perhaps put towards equipment?


Royalty Free licenses

As donations are rare, I have had to think carefully about other ways of keeping this site operational. You can now buy Royalty Free Licenses if providing credit doesn't work for you. These are one off payments which provide permission for you to use my 1080p content without credit.

To acknowledge the support of those who subscribe to my channel, follow me on Twitter or Like my Facebook page I am offering discounts on these Royalty Free licenses. You can get up to 75% off the cost of the Royalty Free license! Check out the licenses page for more information.

Upcoming clips:


1. Clouds forming above a lake
 
2.  Canadian Geese feeding in the reeds

3. Frozen Lake

4. Birds building a nest

5. Pollen blowing in the Wind



6. Fly feeding in Slow Motion

7. Icicles melting

8. Lake view

9. Bee feeding in Slow Motion

10. Sleepy Elk

11.  Snow White Forest

12. Crane Dance

13. Forest Mirrored in the Lake

14. Cow release in Spring

15. Swimming Snake

16. Las Vegas Timelapse

17. Sunset behind the tree line


Find this content useful? Leave a tip 
All donations go towards equipment to create even more free content!

Can't donate? Sharing on social media doesn't cost a penny and is a great way to show your appreciation!





Monday, 26 March 2018

Laboratory stock footage (and important update!)

 HUGE update!

New website: www.natureclip.co.uk (tell your friends) 

Milestone 1: YouTube videos have been viewed 1 MILLION times!

Milestone 2: NatureClip now has over 5000 subscribers. Why not join them?

...and new content: Laboratory Stock Footage

https://youtu.be/H6zKhICmRSw



Access Options


1080p Royalty Free License (No rush - allow 3-5 business days) - $30 - (email me)

720p Creative Commons by Attribution  - FREE alongside credit!

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Frozen Tree - FREE background

Background videos appear to be your favorite. You've viewed mine hundreds of thousands of times so here is another one for you....

...and you can download and use it straight away under a creative commons license!


A 12 minute second background clouds passing over a frosty tree in 1080p.
Everyone can download the Creative Commons clip right now.


https://youtu.be/AasCkX2MA8c



Access Options

Royalty Free License (Want it now! - Instant download) via Pond5 - $99 (Coming soon)

Royalty Free License (No rush - allow 3-5 business days) - $50 - (email me)

Creative Commons by Attribution  - FREE!

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Storm Clouds

NatureClip is back! With a new website: www.natureclip.co.uk


A 30 second clip of Storm Clouds in 1080p glory is the latest offering.
Patreons can download the Creative Commons clip right now.

Storm Clouds Preview




Access Options

Want it now! - Royalty Free License (Instant download) via Pond5 - $50

No rush - Royalty Free License (allow 3-5 business days) - $30 - (email me to arrange)

Creative Commons by Attribution  - FREE!

Sunday, 1 January 2017

Introducing: The Wall of Patreons (and new content!)

 Over 1 million YouTube views
and 800,000 downloads

Donate as little as 1$ and get a shout-out on my website!


You're the creative type, right? Me too! Capturing beautiful footage brings me a little closer to nature and giving away Creative Commons clips for FREE helps thousands of people to be creative.

The 'Wall of Patreons' thanks the fantastic people who have 
been helping thousands of people too! Creating this footage not only requires equipment but a great deal of time. Their support has made it possible to continue to create Creative Commons content and sharing it with you.

Would you like to support NatureClip? Not only do you get that warmth from the knowledge that you have helped thousands of people to be creative like yourself, you also get special perks as a token of my appreciation for your support. For example, Patreons can get access to Patreon only content and mentions on my home page!


Learn more at the Wall of Patreons or you can visit www.patreon.com/natureclip

Donate
You can also make a one-off donation for as little as 1$ using PayPal - all donations go back into keeping this site running and sharing FREE stock footage for thousands of people!


Spread the word
Can't afford? Don't worry! You don't need to donate to be a supporter! Every tweet, like and share helps to spread awareness of my FREE stock footage.

If not visible, click 'read more' for download link.

Sunday, 22 May 2016

Zhiyun Z1 Rider-M: Unboxing, Review, test footage and guide!


Hello all you lovely, creative people! 

What a month! 

Bad news - it appears that the NR domain names are all down for the foreseeable future, so I'm back to http://downloadnatureclip.blogspot.co.uk until that gets fixed....so probably for a while! 

Good news - I bought a new toy to get some sweet stable GoPro footage! I am using this in my line of work so bought with my own money (annual donations wouldn't cover a domain name, never mind this beast) but don't worry, I'll be sharing super stable stock footage with you all very soon. I got a slight discount from EachShot for an impartial review, so here goes:

Click the image to view, or follow this link: https://youtu.be/6nhoDOTtPjU

Firstly, a quick disclaimer – as you know, I share FREE stock footage and review the items that I use to create my free content.

I bought this Zhiyun Z1 Rider-M gimbal with my own money (not through any donations to NatureClip) and got a small discount from EachShot for writing an impartial review. I’ve owned the product for 14 days at the time of writing. So my review is subject to change but if it hasn’t been updated, it means the below still feedback applies. Now onto the good stuff…

Summary:
If you are looking for a wearable gimbal for action shots (hence the need for 3-axis), you will very happy with the Zhiyun Z1 Rider-M. I would certainly recommend it. Your videos will be much smoother without any hassle or time spent balancing it before each shot. 

Why I chose to buy the Rider-M over other gimbals:
I was very tempted with the Feiyu FY G4S (not wearable)  and the Feiyu FY WG (still tempted if I could afford it) but the Rider M clinched it because  I can wear it and it’s versatile - it can be used with similar shaped cameras as the GoPro 3+/4 AND it can be adapted to the GoPro 4 Session (I haven’t tested this out as of yet but plan to get the adapter and will update this review if I do). This bodes well should GoPro choose to use this sort of shape with newer models. I don’t think the FY WG can be adapted to the Session 4 but happy to be corrected if I’m wrong.

First impressions:
Solid build, even the buttons are metal. It feels like a quality product. It was really easy to use from out the box, switch it on and click the mode button to get the stabilisation option you need for your shoot. 

Negatives:
To be honest, I’m  being a bit picky with these comments but I want you to be informed:
- The app could be better. It may have just been bad luck, but it crashed during the firmware update so had to manually update it. So I would advise you update through your computer. Download the software from Zhiyun , the latest firmware and it does it in seconds (I’ll add a tutorial on my channel should you need it - www.youtube.com/natureclip).  It controls the gimbal fine, but as I would like to see the footage, I’ll be buying the remote. 

- It is pricey, so if you are thinking of casual handheld footage, there are 2-axis gimbals available which are much cheape

- No low battery indicator? 

-The adapter for the GoPro Session 4 can’t be bought direct from Zhiyun, Amazon and I’m still looking for someone who sells this separately. This is a shame as it’s a key reason for buying

(-) I’ve seen smoother footage with handheld gimbals BUT I think this either had additional stabilisation in editing or just comes with practice. Either way, until I compare the items myself I’m adding this as a potential negative.

Positives:

+ The stability is incredible. You do get a bit of motion from body mechanics but it is greatly reduced (You have to see if to believe it - I’m pulling together footage and will add the link here if I can, if not, search my channel/website). 

+ Super quiet motor, none of that grinding sound from the mechanism 

+ Can be used upside down (easy to do so too

+ Battery life is very good (will update when I’ve pushed it to its limits).

+ Solid build (all metal casing) 

+ Easy to use – Just switch it on, no need to balance it. I calibrated it for the review  but I don’t think I needed to

+ Small and very light (you don’t notice you’re wearing it)

+ You can easily adjust the angle with your hands (don’t need the app or remote)

+ It comes with a GoPro attachment adapter

+ Good value for money – it isn’t cheap, but the impact on footage sure is worth it!

+ Versatile – the threads are easy to adjust and allows for the LCD screen to be added. Can also be used with other action cameras.

+ Easy to change batteries 

+ Once you set the angle, you can forget about it. I came across a car fire when out cycling (check out the video review!) and forgot it was recording. I was turning my head to talk to the car owner, looking around, checking my watch but the camera kept steady the whole time. 

Why did I buy from EACHSHOT?

+ EACHSHOT replied to my pre-purchase queries very quickly (which is the main reason why I bought from them, I got an offer of a similar discount elsewhere but not quite as quick).

+ EACHSHOT delivered this item the next day.

- They didn’t have the remote in stock at the time so bought separate and have to wait longer (no big deal).

I hope you found this useful. If you did, please add a like on the video. If not, please add a comment with what you would have liked me to include. 

Questions and queries are welcome, add them in the comment section. I’ll usually respond over the weekend. 

Want the test footage in the video? Leave a comment below, if I receive enough requests I'll release the footage under Creative Commons.