Stream it Store it - pricing
We want to make it easy for your to get started, without concern.  To that end, there are NO contracts and you can cancel any time, everything is simply month-to-month.

Pricing will start at just $50 / month for up to 100 GB of Usage (per month). An overage of $0.50 / GB will be applied for any Usage beyond 100 GB in a single month.  

For $100 / month your Usage allotment will include up to 250 GB (per month). An overage of $0.40 / GB will be applied for any Usage beyond 250 GB in a single month. 

Additional volume discounts are available, please contact us for details.

Usage = Storage + Delivery... Storage is cumulative and not just what you upload in the current month, however Delivery (Live and on-Demand resets each month.

USAGE AND PRICING

Your total monthly usage is the total of 3 areas: storage, on-demand delivery, and live broadcasting delivery. Storage is the running total of all files you have archived, like a folder on your computer, if you add to it and never remove anything it will grow each month. On-demand delivery is people listening, watching, or downloading your archived files. Live broadcasting delivery is people watching in real time. 

You can monitor your usage on the Studio Usage page within your Sermon Studio, you will see this listed under the My Account menu in the upper right. There is also a meter on the Dashboard of your Sermon Studio.

CALCULATING USAGE

Storage:  If you archive 4 video files in a month and each file is 0.5 GB, at the end of the first month your storage would be 2 GB. If you repeat this in month 2 and do not remove anything, your total at the end of month 2 would be 4 GB. As you can see this number will continue to grow if nothing is removed, each month consuming a larger portion of your available GB of usage.

On-Demand Delivery:  If each video file in your archive is 0.5 GB then it would use 0.5 GB of bandwidth to deliver a file to a user. If a user is playing the file online and only watches the first part, only that portion would be added to your bandwidth. A download delivers the entire file (assuming the user completes the download), in short you are charged just for what is used. This can be tracked through the On-Demand Delivery Stats page within your Sermon Studio.

Live Broadcasting Delivery: This is a function of 3 things, the size of your broadcast bitrate (quality), the duration, and the number of viewers. Here is a good calculator to check different bitrates, durations, and number of viewers, to see how much bandwidth would be used: http://www.clipstream.com/help/bandwidth.shtml. You should find that 1 GB provides between 2 - 5 viewing hours depending on your bitrate.  Your stats can be tracked on the Live Stats page within your Sermon Studio.

REDUCING USAGE

There are a few ways to reduce usage, the one that is easiest to control is your storage. We have many users that leave video available for a certain amount of time, after which they remove the video leaving the audio for each service. This reduces storage of the video file, as well as any audience member accessing that service now can only access audio which requires less usage to send the (smaller) audio file. You can remove files individually or entire Episodes with all of their media through the Batch Process option at the bottom of the Archive page in your Sermon Studio account.

Reducing your on-demand delivery can be achieved by having smaller files in the archive, or making smaller files available. You can upload edited versions of your live broadcast - in the future you will be able to trim the published broadcast video file within your account so you do not have to edit and then upload the file. When you publish your media into an Episode use a lower bit rate setting - this is good for both you and your audience as it creates smaller file for less storage and faster delivery. You can adjust the settings at the bottom of any Episode page, in the Transcoding Profile Template section. Reducing live delivery can be achieved by reducing any of the 3 areas that affect the delivery: bitrate (send lower quality broadcast), duration (broadcast a shorter service), or reduce number of viewers (not something you likely wish to do).