Pay only for what you use. There is no minimum fee. Our charges are based on the duration, in minutes, of your output content and whether it is standard definition (SD) or high definition (HD) resolution. High definition (HD) video (defined as having a resolution greater than or equal to 720p) costs twice as much to transcode as SD. Prices are rounded up to the nearest minute. Our charges do not include any costs that you incur for storing your input or output files in your Amazon S3 buckets, or any transfer fees if your Amazon S3 buckets exist in regions other than where the transcoding job is submitted. For more information on Amazon S3 charges, including costs for transferring your content out of AWS, please see Amazon S3 Pricing.
If your job fails to transcode for some reason, our policy is to not charge you unless the number of job failures becomes excessive.
Free Usage Tier
To help you test Amazon Elastic Transcoder, the first 20 minutes of SD content (or 10 minutes of HD content) transcoded each month is provided free of charge. Once you exceed the number of minutes in this free usage tier, you will be charged at the prevailing rates. We do not watermark the output content or otherwise limit the functionality of the service, so you can use it and truly get a feel for its capabilities. For more information, please refer to AWS Free Usage Tier.
Regional Pricing Per Minute
Prices for transcoding operations in Japan are inclusive of Japan consumption tax.
A 10 minute source file in US West (Oregon) transcoded to an SD output will cost 10 x $0.015 = $0.15.
A 10 minute source file in US East (N. Virginia) transcoded to an HD output will cost 10 x $0.030 = $0.30.
A 10 minute source file in EU (Ireland) transcoded to one SD and one HD output will cost (10 x $0.017) + (10 x $0.034) = $0.51.