Rough cut: Revenue will increase, but competition from in-house services will threaten growth

Following consumer disinterest in 3D film and shifting interest from TV to online content at the beginning of the five-year period to 2017, many studios have repositioned their client base toward the increasing number of online streaming services and advertisers that require editing services for their productions, boosting revenue for the Video Postproduction Services industry. While this new range of digital postproduction activities has created a pressing need for highly skilled postproduction teams that are familiar with new digital effects rendering, the market has simultaneously been flooded with professional editing software and increasingly affordable more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22
Market Share of Companies
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Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The industry’s revenue growth will be hindered largely by industries that elect to perform basic postproduction services in-house
  • A growing field for this industry is the creation of content that can be viewed on different displays
  • The industry will benefit from new media outlets
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    The barriers to entry in the Video Postproduction Services industry have declined in recent years due to increasingly powerful and affordable editing hardware and software. This has enabled movie and TV producers to purchase their own editing systems and perform much of their postproduction activities internally. Many barriers still remain, however, as the industry's technical expertise continues to expand. Many studios possess entrenched relationships with production studios that have earned a reputation for premium editing capabilities. For example, major operator, Technicolor, opened a facility on the property of Paramount Pictures in Hollywood, CA, to maintain its close working relationship with its major client. In ...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Video Postproduction Services Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Video Postproduction Services Industry are

  • Development of a symbiotic relationship with another industry
  • Ability to manage external (outsourcing) contracts
  • Attractive product presentation
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Internet traffic volume and Number of cable TV subscriptions in the Video Postproduction Services industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Video Postproduction Services Industry?

    The Video Postproduction Services industry includes businesses that prepare motion pictures for public distribution by performing editing, subtitling, closed captioning, animation and other special effects services. Companies that are involved in movie or television production and perform postproduction activities in-house are excluded from this industry.

    Industry Products
  • Linear and nonlinear editing
  • Visual effects and animation
  • Film development and conversion
  • Color correction and digital restoration
  • Sound editing and design
  • Duplication
  • Industry Activities
  • Postprocessing video content
  • Audio editing (adding looping and sound effects)
  • Adding closed captioning, subtitles or dubbing
  • Creating and inserting graphics, animation or special effects
  • Creating credits
  • Formatting content for various media
  • Receiving and incorporating feedback from test audiences
  • Promotional activities
  • Operating film libraries (preserving and storing finished videos and stock footage)
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Internet traffic volume
  • Number of cable TV subscriptions
  • Total advertising expenditure
  • Per capita disposable income

  • Current Performance
  • Technological shifts
  • Mixed demand
  • Special effects, animation and aspect ratios
  • Profit sustained
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Digital demand
  • Technology’s impact on labor
  • Table: Video Postproduction Services Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Video Postproduction Services Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Movie & Video Production
  • Television Production
  • Television Broadcasting
  • Cable Networks
  • Advertising Agencies

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Computer Manufacturing
  • Computer Peripheral Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Linear and nonlinear editing
  • Visual effects and animation
  • Other
  • Film development and conversion
  • Color correction and digital restoration
  • Sound editing and design
  • Duplication
  • Chart: Video Postproduction Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • TV programmers
  • Advertising agencies
  • Other
  • Motion picture studios
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Video Postproduction Services Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Video Postproduction Services

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Video Postproduction Services Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Technicolor SA
  • Table: Technicolor SA - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Video Postproduction Services Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Video Postproduction Services Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Total advertising expenditure (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Aspect Ratio Conversion
  • A process that converts one film ratio to fit within the constraints of another.
  • Dubbing
  • Adding voice-over to characters in a different language than that in which the film was made.
  • Foley
  • Reproduction of everyday sounds for use in filmmaking to create a sense of reality within scenes.
  • Subtitling
  • Adding text in a language suitable for the country in which the film is to be exported.
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