Free and Plus Biteable accounts come with an extensive library of stock footage from Storyblocks (one million scenes), but when you're on our Ultimate subscription, you get an extra library of Shutterstock scenes that you can use for your videos. The possibilities are endless!

Ultimate Subscription and the Shutterstock Library

As an Ultimate plan subscriber, you have 10 renewing credits per month that you can redeem for 10 Shutterstock scenes (1 credit each scene). This credit is applied within a Team, so if you have more than one person in your account, you have 10 credits to share with all of them.

Credits are deducted when you build (prepare to export) a video containing Shutterstock clips. Credits are NOT deducted when you add Shutterstock clips to a video project or preview a video project containing Shutterstock clips.

Once you use your credit for a Shutterstock scene once, you have it for life and it can be used across multiple projects!

Accessing the Shutterstock Library

To begin using Shutterstock scenes, follow these two easy steps:

  1. From your video, click Add on the top left, or the Plus button at the right end of your Timeline

  2. On the next screen, select Shutterstock

When you click the Shutterstock option, you will see an information screen about the credit system and Shutterstock's Terms of Use. Once you click "OK, got it", you're ready to go!

Using the Shutterstock Scenes

Once you add your selected scene to your timeline, when the background is selected you will see the right options bar changing to the below:

Replace Background

You can use this option if you want to go back to the Library to change out the scene.

Delete Background

It's the Trash Bin icon next to Replace. You click on this to take the selected footage out of your Scene.

Trim Footage

If you'd like to showcase only a specific bit of the footage on the scene, you can click Trim.

For example, if the scene shows the models moving closer, and then dancing and moving away, but you want to only show the part where they dance close to each other, simply select this function and use the sliders to clip the footage, as you see on the .gif above!


We have three options in the Placement category:

  1. Zoom, to magnify or reduce the size of the footage in the background.

  2. Flip, to rotate the footage 180 degrees.

  3. Reset, to bring everything back to the default setting.

Color Filter

The color filter option will cast a color overlay on top of your scene. You can choose your color, and select the opacity by using the slider.

Background Color

The last option, to change the color on the background of the scene! Simply click on the circle, and select that perfect shade for the backdrop of your fabulous scene. This is extra fun if you push the footage to the side to reveal some plain background behind it!

And now you know how to use our awesome Shutterstock library! Go forth and impress your audience!

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