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...
Getting started & basic info:
Nope, you can create a free account and download thousands of professional-grade files for free. Free accounts are limited to 5 downloads per day however.

Items marked with this star are exclusivly PRO, items without a star are FREE for all users to download.

Aproximately half our content is free and half is PRO.
We provide several HD & 4K formats. You can download the VFX as pre-keyed MOV files, or as MP4 files on greenscreen. The sounds and music can be downloaded as either WAV files or MP3 files.
Create an account here: member.productioncrate.com/register.html alternatively you can use this link to connect with facebook: member.productioncrate.com/facebook/register.php

Once you are logged in, click on a thumbnail to show the large preview, then click the large blue download button to get the HD & pre-keyed file.
We add tons of new designer content to FootageCrate every week, sometimes daily. We add new music & SFX to SoundsCrate every month, and we are constantly working on the top requests from the community.
With a free membership you can download 5 items per day from the FootageCrate and SoundsCrate archives.

With a PRO membership you can download unlimited full HD & 4K resources from both FootageCrate and SoundsCrate PLUS access twice as much exclusive content throughout the sites.

*Approximately half our content is free and half is PRO.
If you cannot activate your account, please write our support team at support@productioncrate.com and we can activate it.
You have reached your daily download limit. This is reset each day at 12 AM PST, so come back tomorrow or upgrade to PRO for unlimited downloads.

If you still have remaining free downloads but can not download content then your router configuration is downloading the content in chunks. This can be resolved by making sure to complete one download before starting another.

How to use the content after downloading:
To maximize quality, playback support, and ease of use, our MOV files are encoded with the PNG codec. Many systems and video editors (including the newest version of AE) have support for this codec built in, but for some users this codec will not work natively.

Installing / Updating Quicktime will fix this - Quicktime can decode MOV files with the PNG codec while preserving the alpha channel, so you can simply add the decoded file as a transparent layer in your video editing software.

If for some reason you can not install Quicktime, you can install the k-lite codec pack, or Perian to get support for the PNG codec, or you can use a video transcoder to convert the files to another format which supports the alpha channel.

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'.

Legal questions:
Yes, 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 with a a non-transferable use license which permits you to download and use our resources in your video work.
We 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 and the community find your videos.

General questions:
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Yes your account will remain PRO for 365 days after your last payment.
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.
We have kept our PRO plans very 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.
Nope, we do not post anything to facebook for you.
Comp-Ins are renders of either Front and Back or Front and Full simulations or animations. This allows users to place a subject within the effects either using rotoscoping or keying. The FX will then appear to move fully around the subject without any further work required. The layering works in the order of

1) C/I Front
2) Subject (keyed or rotoscoped)
3) C/I Back or C/I Full.

If you have a question that we didn't answer let us know in the comments below, or email us at support@productioncrate.com