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Pick your authoring budget and see where profits start. Blu-ray replication minimum is 2500 discs. The charts show these costs:

  1. Authoring + 2L (dual layer) replication
  2. Authoring + 1L (single layer) replication
  3. 1L (single Layer) replication, on it's own
  4. Authoring or Encoding only

Blu-ray Sales - Dollar per unit sales are charted against these costs. Typically, retail offers about a $8 - $10 payback to the content owner. Each charts legend below has the unit numbers where profit goes positive.



For example: Legend below the chart:



      --+-- $5 profit 1L 2350 | 2L 3380



Profit goes positive on the $5 pay back/disc line at:
  2350 units for 1L single layer blu-ray discs
  3380 units for 2L dual layer blu-ray discs



Encoding budget area charts will just show profits above encoding.






Online Direct Downloads or Cable VOD - Encoding content is much cheaper than authoring for blu-ray. Encoding content will probably give you profits between 25% to 50% for Internet Download or for Cable TV VOD (Video on Demand). An online download $10 sale / $4 for a rental with your share at 50%, gives you $5 or $2 profit per unit. There are no blu-ray discs for Encoding only, so there is no fee for replication. Your profits will be anything above the Encoding chart line.






On-Demand blu-ray sales - This is not yet available. It will probably cost about $7 per disc including shipping and processing. No other disc replication fees are needed. So if you sell a disc at $20 with on-demand, your profits per disc will be $13. Your profits will be anything above the Encoding chart line. On-demand is perfect for blu-ray discs with expected sales under 2000 units.






(All charts are estimates based on Visionary Productions services. Production fees and initial, one time shipping of all discs to a California location is included, sales tax , individual disc shipping and any insurance is excluded.)



Encoding only budgets

$1,000

$2,000

$3,000

$4,000

$5,000

$6,000

$11,000

$12,000

$13,000

$14,000

$15,000

$16,000

$17,000

$18,000

$19,000

$20,000

$21,000

$22,000

$23,000

$24,000

$25,000

$26,000

$27,000

$28,000

$29,000

$30,000

$31,000

$32,000

$33,000

$34,000

$35,000

$36,000

$37,000

$38,000

$39,000

$40,000

$41,000

$42,000

$43,000

$44,000

$45,000

$46,000

$47,000

$48,000

$49,000

$50,000



Blu-ray budgets

$7,000

$8,000

$9,000

$10,000



Pick your budget from the list above.




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