4

Cost implications

4.1 Savings

4.1.1 Origination costs

In order to get a hold on how HD compares with other origination systems it is instructive to add together all the expenditure right up to the cutting room door. Once the material enters the cutting room the variety of processes that may be chosen are so great that direct like-for-like cost comparison is very difficult.

In order to make this comparison I have made certain assumptions, as follows:

1  The unit is required to shoot 5 minutes of cut screen time per shooting day.

2  Costs used in this model include all current discounts based on a 6-day shooting week and a finished product of 110 minutes of screen time.

3  An HDW 750 will rent at a 30 per cent discount on an HDW 900 and the ...

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