Taking Lightboxes to the Power of Awesome

We just added lightboxes to the site this week, a feature that has been sorely needed for quite some time now. While we finish tweaking and updating our pages with the new code, I thought I’d share some of the cool features of the Productiontrax.com Lightbox system, and how it can help you with your projects — whether you’re a customer or a contributor.

1. Save your favorites. Lightboxes help you organize your favorite royalty free items on Productiontrax into folders, projects, or whatever system works for you. You need to register to create a lightbox account first, and then just click “Create New Lightbox” to start making lightboxes. You can have different lightboxes for different purposes, ie: a Short Film Lightbox for your upcoming short, or a Client Preview Lightbox, for example. Then, to add a file to your lightboxes, just click on the little lightbulb next to any file listing on PT.

2. Custom Settings. On our lightboxes, you can set them to be private or public. A private lightbox requires a password to access, whereas a public lightbox can be seen without any password. You can also elect to hide the prices on any lightbox, which is handy for showing preview choices to your clients.

3. Embeddable in iFrames. That’s right. One of the most powerful features of our lightbox is that you can embed them in any website that supports iFrams — your personal site, your businesses’ client preview systems, your Facebook Pages. By utilizing a combination of embedding, public, and hide prices, you can create a seamless selection tool for your clients (approval/selection features coming soon). Or, if you show prices, you can offer royalty free music, sound effects, footage, or photos for sale right on your website, complete with streaming previews — very handy if you are a contributor or looking to expand your offerings.

4. Share with your friends, clients, and colleagues. We provide you with a custom URL for every lightbox, which you can share with your friends to make selecting your favorite items easier for groups and long-distance productions. A quick email feature is on its way.

Be Epic. Use Productiontrax!

New royalty free music on Productiontrax.com this week to help you get back into the production groove:
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Royalty Free Music
Triumphant & Epic Adventure Soundtracks
Whether you’re telling the tale of a superhero, saving the wild west from aliens, or just looking to make that next corporate video really stand out, our Royalty Free Action & Adventure Tracks are ready to save the day. These tracks are so awesomely epic, they’ll take your breath away!

Fresh Idents & Logos for Web, TV & Radio
Every great company has a great logo. Make one of these new royalty free logos and ident tracks or stingers the most memorable 3 seconds your audience experiences. With quick and easy previews, and the best commercial license in the business, your brand will have the sonic power to take your productions to the top.

Sound Effects
Sound Effects: Weather
Whether you’re canoeing to work in Manhattan or shovelling snow in Buffalo, our weather sound effects will take your project to the next level of realism. Our sfx are recorded live on location by the best in the effects industry. Never rent a foley studio again!

Stock Footage
Back To School Stock Footage
Get your supplies ready for some serious learning. These royalty free back to school video clips at Productiontrax.com feature supplies and household items to start. When you’re done downloading everything in this category, hop on over to our With most clips in HD format, Students and Education categories for even more great videos.

Stock Photos
High Tech Business Stock Photos
Whether you’re getting kids excited about an aftershcool science program, or looking to redesign a new pharmaceutical website, these High Tech stock photos are the perfect professional shots for any project. As always, no credits (because CREDITSARELAME), no hassles — the best stock photo deal on the planet at the highest resolutions available!

DJ Elements
DJ Elements: Hot New Loops & Beats
Keep those turntables turning with awesome new beats and loops in the Productiontrax.com DJ Elements section. Perfect for mash-ups, live events, and anything else you can think of.