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Minute Calculation Methodology

  1. Definitions
    1. Billable Minute” means an Output Minute multiplied by both the resolution and codec multipliers set forth below.
    2. Encoding” means the process of transforming the original input stream into one or more output streams using different configurations (codec, resolution, bitrate, codec parameters, etc.) performed by the Bitmovin Encoding Service and Bitmovin Encoding Software.
    3. Error” has the meaning assigned to it in Support and Maintenance Services.
    4. Excluded Problem” has the meaning assigned to it in Support and Maintenance Services.
    5. Input Bitrate” means the file size of the input file to be Encoded in MB divided by its duration in Input Minutes, as measured in Mbps and without regard to how many video streams or audio streams are included in the input file. In the case of a concatenated workflow (i.e., multiple files stitched together), the maximum file size of each file will be used for the calculation. In the case that merging is used (e.g. audio merge), the Input Bitrates of each file will be summed together.
    6. Input Minute” means a minute of the original file or stream inputted into Bitmovin Encoding Service or Bitmovin Encoding Software.
    7. Output Minute” means a minute of encoded output from the Bitmovin Encoding Service or Bitmovin Encoding Software.
    8. Resolutions Formats” are defined according to the following table:
      Resolution Frame Resolution
      SD shorter side up to 719 px
      longer side up to 1279 px
      HD shorter side up to 1080 px
      longer side up to 1920 px
      4k UHD shorter side up 2160 px
      longer side up to 3840 px
      8k UHD shorter side up 4320 px
      longer side up to 7680 px
    9. Transmuxing” means the process of putting the raw encoded streams into a container format (fMP4, TS, MP4, etc.).
  2. Formula
    1. To calculate the applicable Billable Minute, the following multipliers will be applied to the Output Minutes of each Encoding job independently to calculate Billing Minutes. The total Encoding Service Fees will be calculated by adding the Billable Minutes of each Encoding job.
  3. Output

    Bitmovin calculates the multiplier for each Encoding job by multiplying the following resolution and codec multipliers:

    1. Resolution Multipliers.
      1. No multiplier for SD.
      2. Two (2) times Output Minutes for HD.
      3. Four (4) times Output Minutes for 4k UHD.
      4. One hundred-twenty (120) times for Output Minutes for 8k UHD.
      5. For anything not defined in 1.8 “Resolution Formats” custom pricing will be applied.
    2. Codec Multipliers
      1. Video
        1. No multiplier for H.262/MPEG-2 Video.
        2. No multiplier for H.264/AVC.
        3. No multiplier for VP8.
        4. Two (2) times Output Minutes for H.265/HEVC.
        5. Three (3) times Output Minutes for HEVC Main 10.
        6. Two (2) times Output Minutes for VP9.
        7. For AV1 custom pricing will be applied.
      2. Audio
        1. Zero-point-two-five (0.25) times Output Minutes for AAC Audio.
        2. Zero-point-two-five (0.25) times Output Minutes for MP2/MP3 Audio.
        3. Zero-point-two-five (0.25) times Output Minutes for OPUS Audio.
        4. Zero-point-two-five (0.25) times Output Minutes for VORBIS Audio.
        5. Zero-point-two-five (0.25) times Output Minutes for PCM Audio.
        6. One (1) times Output Minutes for Dolby Digital Audio.
        7. One (1) times Output Minutes for Dolby Digital Plus Audio.
        8. Four (4) times Output Minutes for Dolby Atmos Audio.
      3. Codec Presets
        1. Pre-defined Presets
          1. H.262/MPEG-2 Video
            Preset Multipliers
            XDCAM HD 422 2
          2. H.264/AVC
            Preset Multipliers
            LIVE VERY LOW LATENCY 1
            LIVE LOWER LATENCY 1
            LIVE LOW LATENCY 1
            LIVE STANDARD 1
            LIVE HIGH QUALITY 1
            LIVE VERY HIGH QUALITY 1.25
            LIVE ULTRA HIGH QUALITY 1.5
            VOD ULTRA HIGH SPEED 1
            VOD SUPER HIGH SPEED 1
            VOD EXTRA HIGH SPEED 1
            VOD VERY HIGH SPEED 1
            VOD HIGH SPEED 1
            VOD SPEED 1
            VOD STANDARD 1
            VOD QUALITY 1.8
            VOD HIGH QUALITY 2.2
          3. H.265/HEVC
            Preset Multipliers
            LIVE LOW LATENCY 1
            LIVE HIGH QUALITY 1.25
            VOD ULTRA HIGH SPEED 1
            VOD SUPER HIGH SPEED 1
            VOD EXTRA HIGH SPEED 1
            VOD VERY HIGH SPEED 1
            VOD HIGH SPEED 1
            VOD SPEED 1
            VOD STANDARD 1
            VOD HIGH QUALITY 2.2
          4. VP9
            Preset Multipliers
            VOD SPEED 1
            VOD STANDARD 1
            VOD HIGH QUALITY 1.3
        2. For any other codec configuration, custom pricing will be applied.
  4. Input

    Bitmovin calculates the multiplier for each Encoding job by multiplying the following input codec and bitrate multipliers:

    1. Codec Multipliers
      1. Two (2) times Output Minutes for input files with J2K or ProRes Codec.
    2. Input File Bitrate Multipliers will be applied according to the following table
      Input Bitrate [Mbps] Multipliers
      0-100 One (1)
      101-200 One-point-two-five (1.25)
      201-500 One-point-seventy-five (1.75)
      501-1000 Two-point-five (2.5)
      1001-2000 Four (4)
      2000+ Custom
  5. Live Streaming
    1. Two (2) times Output Minutes for event-based live streams
    2. Event-based live streams which are longer than 96 consecutive hours will be considered channel based live streaming for which custom pricing applied.
  6. Additional Features

    Bitmovin calculates the multiplier for each Encoding job by multiplying the following additional feature multipliers:

    1. One (1) additional Output Minute for Object Detection.
    2. One-point-one (1.1) times Output Minutes for Per-Title.
    3. One-point-two-five (1.25) times Output Minutes for 2-Pass Encoding.
    4. One-point-three (1.3) times Output Minutes for Quality Control – PSNR.
    5. Two (2) times Output Minutes for 3-Pass Encoding.
    6. Four (4) times Output Minutes for Dolby Vision.
    7. Custom pricing will be applied for the usage of Advanced De-Interlacing Filter.
  7. Errors and Cancelation
    1. Bitmovin does not charge for Errors caused by the Bitmovin Solution.
    2. Any Encoding job which results in an Excluded Problem, which are caused by, including but not limited to, corrupted input files, non-accessible output destinations or misconfiguration, Company will be charged for the applicable number of Billable Minutes of Output prior to the Excluded Problem.
    3. In the event that Company cancels an Encoding job prior to such job’s completion, Company will be charged for the applicable number of Billable Minutes of output prior to such cancelation.
  8. Transfer and Egress
    1. Should Company transfer its Encoding outputs out of the cloud provider in which the encoding has been performed, Bitmovin will charge egress Fees to Company. Company will be charged for such transfers at a rate of: 1) $0.23 per GB transferred from Bitmovin’s infrastructure to destinations in China and Australia or 2) $0.18 per GB transferred from Bitmovin’s infrastructure to destinations in all other regions.
  9. How Transmuxing Minutes are Calculated
    1. Bitmovin does not apply additional charges for the first output format (fMP4, TS, CMAF, WebM, MP4, MOV, etc.).
    2. Bitmovin charges an additional zero-point-two-five (0.25) minute for each Output Minute of each additional output format which is transmuxed.*
  10. Billing Increments
    1. Encoding jobs are billed in 10-second increments, with a minimum of 10 seconds.

*files can be unencrypted, encrypted and/or DRM protected, each of them would count as a separate output format.

DATE: As of 1Q2020

Bitmovin Inc
41 Drumm Street
San Francisco | CA 94111 | USA
Phone: 1-833-248-6686

Schleppe Platz 7 | 9020 Klagenfurt
Austria | Europe
Phone: +43 463-203-014

Date: Aug 1, 2018
Contact Information:
Bitmovin, Inc. 301 Howard Street, Suite 1800 San Francisco, CA 94105, USA

Schleppeplatz 7, TOP4.3 9020 Klagenfurt, AUSTRIA

www.bitmovin.com US: 1-833-248-6686 Europe: +43 463-203-014
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