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Sell Stock Music and Sound Effects on Your Own Site

Now you can turn any webpage into your own personal royalty free stock media store, complete with production music, sound effects and audio, stock footage, and stock photos, thanks to our brand new remote store widgets. While setting up your own remote store widget it super simple, we’ve put together a short tutorial of how to get up and running in a matter of minutes.

admin menuStep 1: Log in to your Productiontrax contributor account, and click on the “Remote Store Widget” link in the main menu bar on the left side of the page. Don’t have an account? Create one — it’s simple and it’s free. From there, click the link to create a new widget, or select one from your widget list if you already have one set up.

Step 2: Once you’re in the widget editor, add a catchy title and tag line using the editor options on the right hand side, and select the contributor logo image you want to use on your widget. As soon as you make changes, your changes will save, and the widget will update automatically.

search filtersWe’ve added some display filters to the widgets that make them uber-useful for any contributor. First, you’ll notice a menu that allows you to either show media from just your account or show media from all of Productiontrax. The former will come in useful for those wanting to sell just their own stock audio files, while the latter option is great for leveraging the entire Productiontrax royalty free library, essentially creating a complete copy of the library on your site. You’ll also notice that you can specify which kinds of media to display in your widget – either royalty free music, sound effects, stock photos, or stock footage. You can select one, all, none, or any combination in between.

When designing your widget, remember that you can create as many widgets as you like, and put them on as many websites as you like. So, you might want to create a separate widget for your stock music and sound effects (or one for each), one for your stock footage, and a separate one for your stock photos. Figure out if multiple stores works best for your media, and if so, set your filters accordingly.

darkhive skinStep 3: Select your colors and theme out your widget to match your website. In most cases, you’ll need to use our color pickers or you’ll have to know the hex color codes to match your website’s look. Our editor allows for both, and we have some pre-styled buttons to match. Here’s where you can take a little shortcut, and use one of our pre-set themes (check out the dark hive theme at right). Using these themes are what we like to call inline style overrides — so any changes you make to your widget’s colors will be changed at launch time when a visitor happens on your your site. To use a style override, just scroll to the bottom of the editor, and pick the style you like.

checkoutStep 4: Get your code and paste it in to your website’s HTML. We provide the code you need to display your widget on your website seamlessly. And it’s a single line of simple HTML. Simply copy and paste from the code box at the top of the editor (or from the selected inline style override panel at the bottom, if you’re using one of those. Then launch your website, and bask in the glory that is your remote store widget.

Some features to note:

All credit card processing AND file downloading is done via SSL right in the widget. Your visitor never leave your site for any part of a transaction. The widget is a fully-featured track preview, shopping cart, checkout and download tool. We recommend strongly that you use HTTPS on your site, and an HTTPS connection is required in the widget’s src attribute.
• The widget is stretchy horizonatlly. It will expand to fill the space if you change the widget’s width attribute in the HTML code. The widget will not change height at this time.
• As of this writing, video playback may not work on all browsers due to a browser security restriction. We’re working on this, but the widget plays video on most browsers to a barebones extent.

Improved Camera and Windows OS Makes Nokia Smartphone Valuable Stock Photography Tool

Producing stock photos with a cameraphone? The drastically improved picture quality of the new Nokia Windows OS powered phone might be a great tool for amateur and pro photographers alike, an improvement that Nokia is betting on to improve sales.

Nokia Lumia as a Stock Photo Camera

Nokia as a phone company from Finland has been doing a lot to ensure that it able to keep up with the competition put in place by other companies. The unveiling of the Nokia Lumia which has a 41 megapixel camera that is great for stock photos is something that has caught the attention of many users. This is considering the high quality of pictures that users can be able to capture when they acquire this particular model of Nokia phone.

This is an aspect of this phone that Nokia as a company is hoping will boost its sales since there is stiff competition in the phone market. This is especially from the companies that make android phones which have gained a lot of use from users who love the flexibility of the android operating system. The high capability camera feature is something the other phone competitors have not been able to achieve and is something that can help the sales of Nokia.

Windows OS in Nokia Lumia

The use of Windows OS is something that is tricky for Nokia since; more people are now using android phones. Windows phones have not been appreciated as much but, with the improved features of the Nokia Lumia such as the 41 megapixel camera and added features, there is hope that sales will take a peak. This is because; with this phone users can be able to enjoy advanced picture quality as has never been seen before. For microstock photographers, having a powerful camera on their smartphone would also likely make the Nokia an invaluable tool for taking quick snapshots on the go. Combined with the new Windows OS, the phone would make an excellent addition to any photographer’s arsenal.

This will be courtesy of their Nokia Lumia which is now being sold for anyone who would like to enjoy this phone. The windows operating system in this phone is reliable and users do not expect any form of inconveniences. On the other hand, Nokia should expect some change in their sales since; they have been able to do something that no other phone company has accomplished in years. This is feature is also one that stands out on its own as critics have said that it is extraordinary.

Better camera components

The phone development business is one that requires a lot of innovation since; users expect a lot more from their company. Therefore, Nokia has been able to look into this matter through the incorporation of additional lens features in its Nokia Lumia such as the floating lens. This is a feature that allows the 41 megapixel camera to be able to maintain clarity in its pictures even when this camera is shaken. Sharper images are thus achieved with the use of the Lumia since it now has high resolution capabilities. At the same time, six lenses have also been included just to ensure that this camera attains high resolution as it is described.

This is all in an attempt by Nokia to better its sales considering that it faces a lot of competition which has been slowing down it sales over the years. With these features, there is a glimmer of hope that this company will once again get on its feet and compete will fellow mobile handset companies. This is a comeback that hopefully will help this company amid critics about whether this camera will help this company get out of its sales problem.

Need to penetrate the competitive phone market

It takes a lot in order to win users and in the case of the Lumia which is still a windows mobile phone, this still remains to be a challenge. This is because; there is the problem of accessing applications with a Windows mobile. However, Nokia still hopes that it will be able to get through the huddles of the turf mobile market. This is because it has been able to make a 41 megapixel camera on their windows phone considering that this is an achievement this company has attained.

There has been positive feedback about the issue of the 41 megapixel camera and from this, there still stands a chance for this company to get back on track. This company is still working its way out to ensure that, it is able to stabilize its sales which have been on the edge for some years now. In a positive light, there are chances that Nokia stands the chance to beat all the critics about its Windows phone and fair well in the phone development market.

Choosing Stock Photos That Sell

It has been said many times before, but in today’s age of visuals and multimedia, a picture is indeed worth a million words (and climbing). There is nothing more effective than the right photo at the right time optimized to be seen by the right customer. A smiling face can give the recommendation for a business that two pages of boring testimonials could never do (you do know that no one clicks on that testimonials page, don’t you?).

If you do not have the right photo, fear not. The right photo has already been taken for you; all that you have to do is find it. The right stock photos can easily serve as an introduction to your audience, and because it is professionally rendered, you can make sure that you do not miss even one wandering eye.

Imagine having professional models and the best cameramen in the world at the disposal of your company. Well, even if you don’t exactly have that contact list in your top right desk drawer, you can still access these types of assets for your company through the judicious use of stock photography.

You will be able to search an index for the appropriate model, scene and setting, background, etc. Nothing is left to chance with professional photos; there is always one that is perfect for your cause. Do not leave your website or your other marketing materials bare when you can easily have the most powerful weapon that a business can have to introduce itself: that perfect picture.