Q: Can I use the music / video effects in projects that I intend to make money on? A:Yes! You are free to use the downloads...
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Legal questions about effect usage:
You are free to use ProductionCrate's materials in any commercial or non-commerical project. Our only requirement is that you do not redistribute the effects themselves.
Yes, feel free to use our materials in films, commercials, youtube videos, vimeo videos, audio books, games, video contract work, etc... regardless of whether you intend to generate revenue or not. We only require that you do not redistribute the effects themselves.
All materials are provided under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
We only require that you do not redistribute the files themselves, or violate any laws in your jurisdiction.
No, you are not required to credit us, however links-back are very appreciated and helps us see how users incorporate the content - which we enjoy!
How to use the effects after downloading:
The MOV files are encoded with the PNG codec. Some systems are not natively configured to read the PNG codec and will show an error or replace the alpha channel with black. There are a few ways to get the codec loaded in your environment, you can install the latest version of Quicktime (or update it if you already have it), or you can install the k-lite codec pack on windows or Perian on mac. ( Also the newest version of AE already has the PNG codec built in. )

The other option is to use a video transcoder such as Handbrake or MPEG Streamclip to convert the files to another format supporting the alpha channel that works with your system.

Older mac users who can not update QuickTime can enable the PNG quicktime codec by opening terminal and typing:
qtdefaults write LegacyVideoCodecs ApplePNG enabled ( Or they can install Perian. )

Install / Update Quicktime
1. Be sure to have the latest version of QuickTime installed.
2. Under the clip's opacity settings, change the Blending Mode to Screen.
1. Be sure to have the latest version of QuickTime installed.
2. In the video layer options select 'Picture in Picture' instead of 'Cutaway'.
General site usage:
You do not need to pay to create a basic account and download the basic level content. To download PRO content you must purchase a PRO membership. Aproximately half our content is free and half is PRO.
You have reached your daily download limit. This is reset each day around 12 AM UTC, so come back tomorrow or upgrade to a PRO account for unlimited downloads.
No, we do not post anything to facebook for you.
We add new content to the sites every week. Sometimes daily.
If you cannot activate your account, please write our support team at support@productioncrate.com
All transactions use paypal's trusted servers instead of our own to help keep our users information secure.
Yes your account will remain PRO for 365 days after your last payment.
log in and at the bottom of the member page you will see a button to toggle your subscription status.
Pro Memberships can be cancelled at any time through a user's PayPal settings. Simply go into the Pre-Approved Payments and remove ProductionCrate from the listed merchants.
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A Basic Membership allows users 5 daily downloads from FootageCrate and SoundsCrate.

A PRO Membership will allow users to download unlimited FX from both our PRO and free archives on FootageCrate and SoundsCrate.
We have kept our PRO plans super affordable at only $39 per year - so most users will be able to budget that in, however...
YES there are a few ways to get free, or even more affordable PRO memberships.

  • Compete! If you win the monthly competition you will get a FREE PRO UPGRADE (for 1 year).

  • Work in the industry! Many PRO subscribers use the content for their company and clients, and work in countries where they can write off some, or all, of the expense from their taxes. We don't know your situation, and can't provide you tax advice, so check with your tax advisor to see if/how this is applicable to you as well.

  • Educate! Are you a teacher? We also offer FREE PRO UPGRADES to teachers and special rates to their schools when they purchase 10+ student upgrades. Contact us for more info.

  • Go Viral! If you create a youtube video that gets 500k+ views, uses some of our FX, and has a link to productioncrate.com in the description you can get a FREE PRO UPGRADE.

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