Shutterstock and DroneBase Bring Stock Footage to Drones

By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS)

With more and more local regulations making it downright impossible to fly your drone and grab some great 4K aerial video, what’s a girl to do when needing to capture that bird’s eye view? Enter Shutterstock and their new partnership with DroneBase.

Shutterstock is expanding its aerial footage collection in a new distribution deal that will deliver hundreds of high-quality 4K videos produced by the largest global drone operations company, DroneBase. From a soaring bird’s-eye view of the biggest cities in the world to incredible coastline vistas, all of this immersive content is now available to license for commercial use on Shutterstock. –

Leveraging its worldwide network of professional drone pilots all around the world, DroneBase is bringing a comprehensive collection of 4K aerial video to Shutterstock from all 50 states and over 70 countries. “The explosive growth of the drone industry now means that filmmakers and videographers can capture immersive views unlike ever before,” writes the Shutterstock blog. “As Shutterstock customers are increasingly looking for aerial imagery to support their projects, the company is working to enhance its collection with this type of content.”

Shutterstock now has hundreds of royalty free 4K aerial drone clips shot in Australia, Austria, Bermuda, Canada, France, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Italy, Jamaica, Malta, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Tanzania, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The collection is curated according different collections, including Urban, Sunlight, Water, and Drone’s Eye View Aerials.

Shutterstock also says that while the DroneBase collection adds a few hundred clips to their aerial collection, Shutterstock has over 850,000 drone videos and adds over 70,000 new videos overall every week, so it’s likely the collection will expand over time.

Prices start as low as $79 for a single HD clip, $199 per clip for 4K. Users can also save 25% when purchasing a video pack. There’s also a monthly team rate based on the number of users on your post production team, which come with collaboration tools to make working together easier. All purchased packs are royalty free and will expire after 365 days. You can also set your pack purchase to auto renew if your needs are ongoing.

Users can also download watermarked versions to try before you buy, to make sure that the aerial you’re wanting fits with the tone of the cut. Check out the details here.

Meanwhile, if your needs are more custom, you can engage the services of a DroneBase pilot near you. Drone photography starts as low as $99 and you get your footage in as little as two days after the shoot.  All pilots are fully certified and are insured. And if you’re a drone operator and filmmaker, you can become a Dronebase pilot and sell your services. Pilots must be at least 18 years of age to sign up, and be FAA Part 107 certified. by For details, head over to



About James DeRuvo 801 Articles
Editor in Chief at doddleNEWS. James has been a writer and editor at doddleNEWS for nearly a decade. As a producer/director/writer James won a Telly Award in 2005 for his Short Film "Searching for Inspiration. James is a recovering talk show producer from KABC in Los Angeles, and a weekly guest on the Digital Production Buzz with Larry Jordan.

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