View Full Version : what would you charge?
01-21-2005, 08:08 AM
just curious to see how much you fellas would charge to:
- To convert a vhs to dvd 1.5 hour runtime, and i need to enhance the image as much as i can along with tweaking the audio.....
i charge 45 per hr . it can take some time to do.you have to import and edit. not to mention all the hard drive space.
01-21-2005, 11:48 AM
yeah i was thinking somewhere along those lines, just wanted to get a couple of opionons
01-28-2005, 01:49 PM
I charge by the hour as well.
No need to vary off your rate for any project.
I charge the same weather we're editing, digitizing, dubbing or whatever.
01-28-2005, 07:11 PM
I charge 40$/hours for that!
01-28-2005, 07:19 PM
$80 bucks for the first and each additional copy is $20. I don't charge by the hour because honestly it takes me freakin 5 mins to set everything up. Plus most of my clients are right there in front of me while I do this stuff. :)
01-28-2005, 07:25 PM
5min :o ???
02-01-2005, 03:23 AM
Most around here in Burbank I see charge $35-75 an hour depending on who it's for and what it is. If it some soccer-mom trying to convert her kids tape, then of coarse they won't charge as much.
People always bitch about the price. But then I say... "Well.. ok here. you can do it for yourself for free. But you can go ahead about buy the $3-5000 converter that will do it for you, and learn how to use it in the time you need the dubs by. They usually shut up after that.
But you're talking about tweaking audio and video now. Then making the DVD. That's obviously more work. 1.5 hours and editing involved, I personally wouldn't do it less for $150.00.
It'll take you 15-30 min just to finalize the DVD. 1.5 hours to encode it into the computer. Then god knows how long you are going to need to edit.
Dang dude, $20 a copy?!? People actually pay for that? I hope that includes a 4-color thermal label haha.
02-02-2005, 01:32 AM
You're right about editing and mixing audio. I'll only do projects that dosen't require major post work.
Dang dude, $20 a copy?!? *People actually pay for that? *I hope that includes a 4-color thermal label haha.
Hey, someones got to feed the village! ;)
02-02-2005, 06:17 PM
you bet they do. It's not like we're gonna dampen our rate cuz were now dubbing, not editing.
My shop is 200 an hour and I'm a one man band. Sometmes I edit, sometimes I digitize, somtimes we just talk or play Xbox. My rate is my rate though. My time away from my family is what they are buying. They know this going in and there is never a billing question. Should there ever be, I'm not stupid enough to argue about it. I buy lunch, provide the gear and expertise and always provide a superior product than they could get anywhere else in the world. They know it as much as I do, therefor, there is just never a question on billing.