Axinom Encoding Service uses a billing model that relies on processed minutes when calculating the amount to be paid. Read about the billing model to find out more.

Billing Model

Axinom offers a billing model based on processed minutes.

How Monthly Billing Works

For every encoding job, a log entry is created. This log entry contains all the details necessary for billing. For each generated video-stream, the log entry contains:

  • display resolution

  • bitrate

  • codec

  • output format

For the monthly bill, the total output minutes are grouped by quality groups and codecs.

Note
It doesn’t affect the bill how many output formats are produced (DASH, HLS, CMAF).

Based on their display resolution, the streams are grouped into quality groups. The following quality groups are applied:

  • SD - below 720p

  • HD - from 720p to 1080p, thus covering "HD" and "Full HD"

  • UHD1 - up to 2160p (inclusive), "4K"

  • UHD2 - up to 4320p (inclusive), "8K"

The minute price increases with the stream quality.

Regarding codecs, H.264 (AVC) has the lowest price. The other, more efficient codecs are more expensive as they require more computational resources during encoding.

Only successfully completed encoding jobs get billed. We won’t bill if a job produces only partial output (e. g. only 5 out of 6 requested bitrates get generated successfully).

For pricing details, check the Pricing.

Revision History

The table below lists the document versions and any changes to them.

Version Date Description

1.0

October 17, 2020

  • Initial version.

2.0

December 4, 2020

  • Billing model switched to output minutes.