I've been in the business a while but live in my own shell and am looking for some help.
I'm curious how people are handling HD/SD rates. For editing do most people just charge a single rate. If so, in a production company environment, what rates are you guys using per hour? I'm talking about a nicely put together Final Cut suite or a Avid Media Composer Suite (room and editor). We're charging $200 per hour.
As for field production...we used to charge a separate SD and HD rate when we were shooting on HD and SD cameras. Now we shoot everything HD but if the client just wants SD charge a lower rate (I know this makes no sense as I write it). For a P2 Varicam/XDCam HD type set up what type of rate do you guys charge for a full day shoot (10 hours port to port). When you get into F3, Red, Alexa how do you charge? Day rate or a DP rate and camera rate?
Any feedback you guy can offer is greatly appreciated.