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Here's How to Calculate the Cost of Shooting Any Video Format

In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to calculate the per-minute cost of shooting any video format in three easy steps. It costs me 88 cents to shoot and store just 1 minute of Blackmagic RAW (24fps, 3:1, 6K). How did I come up with this amount, and why would I want to calculate the cost per minute of shooting a specific format? Video footage takes up a lot of storage space, but RAW is especially data hungry. When you’re working with this much data, it really helps to understand specifics so you can better plan out the cost of your productions. As an example, let’s say you're about to start work on a documentary and are trying to put together a budget to pitch the materials and necessary storage. Let's say you want to shoot with a Blackmagic cameras at the possible RAW setting. How much storage would you need? Let’s take a closer look at how to perform this calculation. Step 1 - Figure Out the Variables Since I’m putting together an equation, I first need to figure out the variables. A) The format Read More...

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Published By: NoFilmSchool - Monday, 15 June

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