Our Unique Guarantee

We make it play… or you don’t pay.
That’s our Guarantee.
We’re 24frame Specialists who provide the Tech & the Talent needed for TV & Movies.
Our goal is to provide ‘Guaranteed Tech’ for the 24frame playback world.

We want you happy, so… if there is a problem, we fix it.
Please feel free to call us directly for any questions or clarifications.

Our Vintage ‘RetroTech’ Product and Services

We offer three unique RetroTech products (and the talent to execute):
• Re-Engineered RetroTech™ camera-ready Props
• Original Working RetroTech™ verified to be 24frame friendly Props
• Re-Imagined RetroTech™ featuring a hybrid of vintage & modern components.

We provide 24frame Video Playback, for two distinct types of monitor images:
• Background Monitors… usually static or looping images
• Hero Monitors… highly controlled or triggered images on cue.

On-Set Labor

Most labor is billed through IATSE local 479 at prevailing rates… $63.00 p/h, guaranteed 8.
Video Playback Systems are billed as extra line items (see below).

The Four Types of VIDEO PLAYBACK SYSTEMS:

PRIMARY VIDEO PLAYBACK SYSTEMS
The Primary Kit Rental includes a ‘Master’ computer with software and peripherals to support a single Hero Monitor and up to 4 additional simple, Background Monitor images. $500 per/day.
SECONDARY VIDEO PLAYBACK SYSTEMS
Second Hero Monitor or more than 4 simple Background Monitors would require this secondary system. $350 per/day.
ADDITIONAL VIDEO PLAYBACK SYSTEM
for EACH additional Hero Monitor
All additional Hero Monitors after Primary/Secondary may require their own independent control. $129 per/day.
ADDITIONAL VIDEO PLAYBACK DEVICES
for EACH additional BACKGROUND Monitor
All additional Background Monitors after Primary/Secondary may require their own looping images but NOT triggered on cue. $99 per/day.

SCHINDLER Rental

One is needed for EACH Original Tech or Client provided 24frame Friendly Monitor:
Currently the prevailing rate is $350 per day, 3-day week, 10-day month.
Please feel free to call us directly for any questions or clarifications.

ADD-ON EXPENSES for CABLES and Support BOXES:

Simple/short cables are usually included in any kit or item rental and defined as the first 25 feet in any run.

These are ADD-ON expenses
• Complicated and longer runs
• Cabling for client provided monitors
• Long Term Installations (anything over a month).
BNC cables .19¢ p/ft./p/day
VGA cables .19¢ p/ft./p/day
HDMI cables .19¢ p/ft./p/day

Long Run HDMI’s
(usually requires converting to a cable that supports long runs) HDMI to SDI converter (cross converter) $29. p/day, SDI to HDMI converter (cross converter) $29. p/day Distribution Amplifiers (Duplicated/Long run Signals may require) $19. p/day

ARTWORK Creation or Manipulation

Hero Screens: We can provide On-Set ‘live-action keyboards /actor driven’ graphics for most occasions, through our proprietary software and support artwork (when we provide the RetroTech).

Background Looping Screens: We have many ‘stock backgrounds’ Ready-to-Go for most situations.

We employ the ’80/20 rule’, where we try to cover 80% of what is traditionally needed On-Set.

Standard Labor Rates usually apply and are included in a 24ATL Video Playback engagement.

Of course, more complex Special EFX or customized art can be provided by your team, or our other specialized relationships.

Long Term Installations (over one month)

At our discretion, any installation that requires being ‘on-set’ longer than 10-days, should be billed at a One Month Rate, defined as 10 day rates.
Longer than Three Months: As a courtesy, call for details.