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Service Costs

UCL Multimedia service costs are as follows:


Contact Us

In the first instance, and for general enquiries, please contact UCL Multimedia using the following contact details, and a member of staff will be happy to discuss your requirements.

Email: mm-productions@ucl.ac.uk or Tel ext: 09261, or 020 7679 9261



General Information

Here follows some important general information about UCL Multimedia service charges:

Internal/External Service Costs

UCL Multimedia service costs are divided into two categories, namely:

  • Internal, and
  • External

Internal - Users who are able to present an IDT (Internal Departmental Transfer)  - or Electronic IDT - as payment for UCL Multimedia services will qualify for charges at the Internal cost rate.

*Note: VAT will not be charged on Internal costs

External - If a user cannot present an IDT as payment for UCL Multimedia services then they will be charged at the External cost rate.

*Note: VAT will be added to ALL External charges.


Working Hours

All the charges detailed on these pages assume jobs are carried out within normal weekday office hours of: 9.00am - 5.00pm, Monday - Friday unless otherwise stated.

Outside Normal Office Hours

Jobs carried out outside the normal office hours of 9.00am - 5.00pm will incur an extra charge and are subject to personnel availability. Please contact us for details.

Weekend Rates

If jobs are carried out on weekends then there will be a minimum charge of: half day costs.



Film Production Costs

Job Type Equipment & Personnel Internal Cost External Cost
Filming (I) One video camera plus personnel £60 per hour £150 per hour + VAT
Filming (II) Multiple video cameras, vision mixing, plus personnel £P.O.A. £P.O.A.
Editing & Post-Production Film Editor £30 per hour £60 per hour + VAT
Productions Outside Office Hours Video equipment and personnel outside the normal weekday office hours of 9.00am - 5.00pm £P.O.A. £P.O.A.

Audio Production Costs

Job Type Equipment & Personnel Internal Cost External Cost
Sound Recording Sound recording equipment plus personnel £60 per hour £150 per hour + VAT
Editing & Post-Production Sound Editor £30 per hour £60 per hour + VAT
Productions Outside Office Hours Audio equipment and personnel outside the normal weekday office hours of 9.00am - 5.00pm £P.O.A. £P.O.A.

Videoconferencing Costs

Videoconference Type Internal Cost External Cost
IP Free to users £150 per hour + VAT
ISDN Cost based on call charges (View ISDN call charges PDF) £150 per hour + Call charges + VAT (View ISDN call charges PDF)
Outside Office Hours £P.O.A. £P.O.A.

Access Grid (Videoconferencing) Costs

User Cost
UCL Staff (Trained AG Pilot within group) Free to users
UCL Staff (Pilot provided by UCL Multimedia) £30 per hour, with a minimum charge of £30. This charge includes one 30 minute test session, where required.
External User £150 per hour + VAT with a minimum charge of £150 + VAT. This charge includes one 30 minute test session, where required.
Outside Office Hours £P.O.A.


Format Conversion

Format Type Internal Cost External Cost
Tape £P.O.A. £P.O.A.
CD/DVD £P.O.A. £P.O.A.
Digital File £P.O.A. £P.O.A.

Media Outputs

Media Output Type Internal Cost External Cost
Streaming Free to users £P.O.A.
iTunes U Free to users (*Approval needed) £P.O.A.
YouTube Free to users (*Approval needed) £P.O.A.
CD/DVD £10 per copy (up to max. of 20)
*Based on an ongoing UCL Multimedia production
£P.O.A.
Digital File £P.O.A. £P.O.A.

Software Applications Development

Job Type Internal Cost External Cost
Applications Development £P.O.A. £P.O.A.