Pay-as-You-Go ( Postpaid Daily Billing Cycle)

Last updated: 2020-11-25 14:27:02

    VOD will generate a bill daily for resources consumed the previous day, and the corresponding fees will be deducted at the same time. The default billing mode is daily pay-as-you-go. If you want to switch to monthly billing cycle, please contact sales. You can go to the console to view the actual VOD resource usage.

    Daily billing cycle overview:

    • Billing cycle: daily billing cycle. Fees generated in current day are billed and deducted between 12:00 and 18:00 (UTC+8) the next day.
    • Payment method: pay-as-you-go

    VOD billable items:

    • Video storage: the storage space taken up by the source video files and transcoded video files uploaded to Tencent Cloud VOD. This service is charged based on storage capacity and storage period.
    • Video transcoding: basic transcoding of source video files stored in Tencent Cloud VOD. This service is charged according to specification and duration of output files. A duration less than 1 minute is counted as 1 minute. Each transcoding task is billed only once according to the specification. No fees will be charged for failed transcoding.
    • Tencent Extreme Speed High Definition (TESHD): transcoding the video source files stored in the VOD into HD or FHD in TESHD. This service is charged according to specifications and durations of output files. A duration less than 1 minute will be calculated as 1 minute. Each transcoding task is billed only once according to the specification. No fees will be charged for failed transcoding.
    • Video editing: using Video Composition and Video Editing APIs to process source files stored in the VOD. Fees are calculated according to specifications and durations of output files. A duration less than 1 minute will be counted as 1 minute. Each trancoding task is only charged once according to the specification. No fees will be charged for failed transcoding.
    • Video acceleration: using CDN for acceleration during video playback. Fees are charged based on the downstream traffic.

    Video Storage

    Pricing

    Fees for VOD video storage are charged differently in Chinese Mainland and outside Chinese Mainland.

    Storage price in Chinese mainland: 0.0006 (USD/GB/day)

    Storage price outside Chinese mainland: 0.0009 (USD/GB/day)

    Billing overview

    • Rules: Pay-as-you-go. The peak daily storage capacity is used for billing.
    • Billing formula: daily storage fee = peak storage capacity (GB) x unit price of corresponding service region
    • Billing example: suppose you used VOD storage service outside Chinese mainland on January 1 with a peak storage capacity of 100 GB. You will be required to pay the following fee on January 2:
      VOD storage fee on January 1 = 100 (GB) x 0.0009 (USD/GB) = 0.09 (USD)

    Note:

    You can delete stored files via the console to avoid incurring storage fees. Otherwise, storage fees will be incurred every day.

    Video Transcoding

    VOD offers three types of video transcoding: basic transcoding, TESHD and transcoding to adaptive bitrate streaming.

    Basic transcoding

    Pricing

    Service is priced according to the duration of output files and the resolution range of video height.

    Codec Resolution Unit Price (USD/min)
    H.264 4K (Height ≤ 2160 px) 0.0521
    H.264 2K (Height ≤ 1440 px) 0.0242
    H.264 FHD (Height ≤ 1080 px) 0.0121
    H.264 HD (Height ≤ 720 px) 0.0061
    H.264 SD (Height ≤ 480 px) 0.003
    H.265 4K (Height ≤ 2160 px) 0.2521
    H.265 2K (Height ≤ 1440 px) 0.126
    H.265 FHD (Height ≤ 1080 px) 0.063
    H.265 HD (Height ≤ 720 px) 0.0315
    H.265 SD (Height ≤ 480 px) 0.0158
    Remuxing - 0.0028
    Audio transcoding - 0.002

    Billing overview

    • Rules: Fees are billed according to the codec, the length of video height and the duration of output file. Each transcoding task is billed only once according to the specification.
    • Billing formula: video transcoding fee = output video duration (min) × transcoding unit price as per codec and resolution (USD/min)

    Billing example

    Suppose you used the VOD to transcode a video whose codec is H.264 on January 1. You transcoded it into two outputs of 2560 × 1440 and 1280 × 640 respectively for 100 minutes, and also transcoded it into an audio file for 100 minutes. You will be required to pay the following fee on January 2:

    Transcoding fees on January 1 = 0.0242 (USD/min) x 100 (min) + 0.0061 (USD/min) x 100 (min) + 0.002 (USD/min) x 100 (min) = 3.23 (USD)

    Note:

    For the output video with 2560 × 1440 resolution, the height is in the range of 2K (≤ 1440 px) and the unit price is 0.0242 (USD/min ); for the output video with 1280 × 640 resolution, the height is 640 px which is less than 720 px (HD) and greater than 480 px (SD), so the unit price is 0.0061 (USD/min); and unit price for audio transcoding is 0.002 (USD/Minute). The overall fee is the sum of charges for the three tasks.

    For more billing examples, see Billing Examples.

    Tencent Extreme Speed High Definition (TESHD)

    For more information, see Video Transcoding Service.

    Pricing

    Service is priced according to the output file duration and the resolution range of the video height.

    Codec Resolution Unit Price (USD/min)
    H.264 4K (Height ≤ 2160 px) 0.1721
    H.264 2K (Height ≤ 1440 px) 0.08
    H.264 FHD(Height ≤ 1080 px) 0.04
    H.264 HD(Height ≤ 720 px) 0.02
    H.264 HD(Height ≤ 480 px) 0.01
    H.265 4K (Height ≤ 2160 px) 0.8319
    H.265 2K (Height ≤ 1440 px) 0.416
    H.265 FHD(Height ≤ 1080 px) 0.208
    H.265 HD(Height ≤ 720 px) 0.104
    H.265 SD(Height ≤ 480 px) 0.052

    Note:

    • Prices are listed according to the daily billing cycle. If you want to use monthly billing cycle, please contact sales for pricing.
    • Billing rules are the same as those for the basic transcoding.

    Transcoding to adaptive bitrate streaming

    Pricing

    Service is priced according to the output file duration and the resolution range of the video height.

    Billing overview

    Billing rules are the same as those of the basic transcoding. Output videos of adaptive bitrate streaming have three specifications and the charges differ as per specification.

    Billing example

    Suppose you used VOD to transcode a video into outputs of adaptive bitrate streaming on January 1. The template contains three output specifications, namely, FHD (1920 × 1080), HD (1280 × 720) and SD (640 × 480), and the transcoded video duration of each output is 100 minutes. You will be required to pay the following transcoding fee on January 2:
    Transcoding fee on January 2 = 0.0121 (USD/min) x 100 (min) + 0.0061 (USD/min) x 100 (min) + 0.003 (USD/min) x 100 (min) = 2.21 (USD)

    As the original video is transcoded into videos of three specifications, the overall transcoding fee is the sum of charges for the three tasks.

    Video Editing

    Pricing

    • Service is priced according to the codec, duration and resolution of the output file.
    • The unit prices as per resolution is the same as those of the transcoding.

    Billing overview

    • Rules: Charges are based on the resolution and duration of the output file. Each video editing task is billed once according to the specification.
    • Billing formula: video editing fee = output file duration (min) × unit price (USD/min) as per resolution and codec

    Billing example

    Suppose you used VOD editing feature to splice video A (10 min, 640 × 480) and video B (15 min, 1280 × 720) on January 1, and the output video is C (25 min, 1280 × 720). You will be required to pay the following video editing fee on January 2:
    Video editing fee on January 1= 0.0061 (USD/min) x 25 (min) = 0.1525 (USD)

    Codec of all videos in above example is H.264. For more information, see Video Composition and [Video Editing.

    Video Acceleration

    Charges of VOD video acceleration differ in Chinese mainland and outside Chinese mainland.
    In Chinese mainland, fees are charged uniformly and there are no pricing differences between different regions.

    Outside Chinese mainland, there are eight billing regions determined according to locations of Tencent Cloud CDN node servers. The eight regions are Asia Pacific Region 1, Asia Pacific Region 2, Asia Pacific Region 3, Middle East, Europe, North America, South America, and Africa.

    Regions Countries and Places
    Asia Pacific Region 1 Hong Kong (China), Macao (China), Vietnam, Singapore, Thailand
    Asia Pacific Region 2 Taiwan (China), Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Indonesia
    Asia Pacific Region 3 Philippines, India, Australia, other Asia-Pacific countries and regions
    Middle East Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Turkey
    Europe United Kingdom, Russia, Germany, Italy, Ireland, France, Netherlands, Spain
    North America United States, Canada
    South America Brazil
    Africa South Africa
    • CDN service fees for Chinese mainland and regions outside Chinese mainland are paid separately based on corresponding unit prices and usages.

    Pricing

    You can only use bill-by-traffic mode for postpaid daily billing cycle. If you want to use the monthly billing cycle with bill-by-bandwidth mode, please contact sales.

    Tencent VOD traffic is billed on a daily basis with a tiered pricing model. The more traffic you use on each day, the lower the billing tier. Detailed tiered unit prices are as follows:

    Traffic Tier (USD/GB) Chinese Mainland Asia Pacific region 1 Asia Pacific region 2 Asia Pacific region 3 Middle East Europe North America South America Africa
    0 GB - 500 GB (inclusive) 0.039 0.113 0.125 0.125 0.163 0.071 0.071 0.169 0.169
    500 GB - 2 TB (inclusive) 0.038 0.038 0.105 0.105 0.159 0.064 0.064 0.161 0.161
    2 TB - 50 TB (inclusive) 0.036 0.097 0.099 0.099 0.154 0.051 0.051 0.156 0.156
    50 TB - 100 TB (inclusive) 0.033 0.084 0.092 0.092 0.145 0.033 0.033 0.15 0.15
    100TB 0.025 0.071 0.085 0.085 0.135 0.026 0.026 0.14 0.14

    For more information, see Examples of VOD Traffic Usage Estimation.

    Billing overview

    • Rules: daily billing cycle based on the downstream traffic generated when CDN acceleration is used during video playback.
    • Billing formula: daily video traffic fee = video playback downstream traffic (GB) × tier traffic unit price (USD/GB)
    • Billing example: suppose you used VOD acceleration service on January 1 and the downstream traffic is 550 GB. You will be required to pay the following acceleration fee on January 2:
    • VOD traffic fee on January 1 = 0.038 (USD/GB) * 550 (GB)=14.85 (USD)

    Remarks

    If you have a large business volume with storage capacity greater than 1 PB or daily traffic consumption over 10 TB, and the daily billing cycle cannot meet your needs, you can contact sales more flexible and cost-effective billing options.

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