Berkeley AV Rates

Berkeley AV offers its services to the UCB community under a recharge system. Fees cover our cost for providing services. A fee is charged for equipment use and staff time for special events, including public ceremonies, student and staff activities, teleconferencing, webcasting, media production, and consulting.

Campus Rates for Berkeley AV Equipment and Services

These rates apply only to affiliates of the University of California.

Rates for Frequently Requested Items – A quick guide to the most popular items in our inventory.

Current Rates for Berkeley AV equipment and services.  – A more comprehensive listing of our equipment and service offerings.

For organizations that are not affiliated with the University of California, an additional surcharge is applied. Please contact us(link sends e-mail)(link sends e-mail) for off-campus rates.

Acceptable Forms of Payment

We accept departmental chartstrings and checks.  Due to administrative full costing charges, payments via check will incur a 9% processing fee.

Cancellation Policy

Orders canceled between 1-3 business days prior to the event will be charged for all associated labor.  Orders canceled less than 24 hours will be charged the full estimated amount

Berkeley AV Quick Rates

Our Quick Rates

Commonly Requested Rates for Basic Berkeley Audio Visual Event Support

All items require labor for setup/pickup or operation of equipment. Labor charges will be calculated by Berkeley AV staff based on the needs of each individual event.

General Technical Support

Hourly Weekdays (8am-6pm)

Hourly Weekends / After Hours

Hourly Event Coordination Fee

$89* (2 hour minimum)

$89* (4 hour minimum)

$108 (1 hour minimum)

projector-lcd

Equipment Name

LCD Projector (4-5k lumen)

Half Day Rate

$65

Daily Rate

$125

projector-lcd

Equipment Name

LCD Projector (6.5K lumen – short throw)

Half Day Rate

Inquire

Daily Rate

Inquire

DVD player

Equipment Name

DVD/Blu-ray Player

Daily Rate

$25

Laptop

Equipment Name

PC or Mac Laptop

Daily Rate

$25

represent 42" and 55" screen models

Equipment Name

7.5′ x 10′ Front
(requires 2 staff for set-up)

Half Day Rate

$90

Daily Rate

$175

Large Floor Screen

Equipment Name

Small:  4′ x 5.5′

Large: 6′ x 8″

Half Day Rate

$10 – small

Daily Rate

$15 – large

Screen size 7 x 10 ft

Equipment Name

7.5′ x 10′ Front
(requires 2 staff for set-up)

Half Day Rate

$90

Daily Rate

$175

represent 42" and 55" screen models

Equipment Name

42″ Screen

Daily Rate

$100

represent 42" and 55" screen models

Equipment Name

55″ Screen

Daily Rate

$100

Microphone with stand

Equipment Name

Microphone

(wired includes floor or table stand)

Half Day Rate

Daily Rate

$10

microphone
wireless microphone setup

Equipment Name

Wireless Microphone System

(stick or lavalier)

Half Day Rate

$25

Daily Rate

$50

PA system

Equipment Name

Sound Mixer

(gated 4 channel)

Daily Rate

$25

PA system

Equipment Name

PA System – medium

(2 speakers – up to 250 people)

Daily Rate

$50

PA system

Equipment Name

PA System – large

(2 large speakers – up to 500 people)

Daily Rate

$80

Sound Mixer

Equipment Name

Sound Mixer

(6 channel)

Half Day Rate

$25

Daily Rate

$50

Sound Mixer

Equipment Name

Sound Mixer

(gated 4 channel)

Half Day Rate

$25

Daily Rate

$50

Sound Mixer

Equipment Name

Sound Mixer

(3-4 channel)

Half Day Rate

$15

Daily Rate

$25

Electric Vehicle

Equipment Name

Audio Recorder

$25 per trip

Half Day Rate

Audio Recorder

Equipment Name

Audio Recorder

Daily Rate

$25

Berkeley AV Rates

Our Rates

All items require labor for delivery, setup/breakdown or operation.  Labor charges will be calculated by ETS staff based on the needs of each individual event or job.

We accept checks, Visa, Mastercard and departmental chartstrings.

Non-UC Rates:  Non-UC clients will incur an additional surcharge.

Labor

Item Half Day Rate Daily Rate
C300 Camera Package NA $550
4K Camera NA $350
Field Audio Package NA $150
Production lights/grip NA $150
Furniture (oak table and chairs) NA $50
Furniture (2 interview chairs) NA $400
In House Animation Support NA $850
Post Production Editing Station NA $850
Teleprompter NA $125
Content Licensing (1-3 minutes film) NA $200
Content Licensing (3-5 minute film) NA $250
Item Half Day Rate Day Rate
Digital Video Playback/Record Deck NA $40
Spider Pod NA $100
Wireless Microphone and Receiver NA $50
Wired Microphone NA $10
Headset Microphone NA $25
Wired Instrument Microphone NA $15
3-4 Channel Mixer NA $25
4 Channel Auto Mixer or 6 Channel Standard Mixer NA $50
6 Channel Mixer NA $50
8 Channel Digital Mixer NA $50
10 Channel Mixer NA $75
16 Channel Mixer NA $75
10 Channel Interface NA $45
Passive Mic Splitter NA $60
Audio Press Pool NA $75
iPod NA $15
CD Player NA $20
PA: Small or Medium Portable PA Speaker with Stand NA $25
PA: Large Portable PA Speaker with Stand NA $40
Computer Speaker (pair) NA $10
Flat Panel Monitor – 42″ NA $100
Flat Panel Monitor – 55″ NA $100
Projection Screen – 6′ NA $10
Projection Screen – 8′ NA $15
Projection Screen – 7.5′ x 10′ NA $175
Laser Pointer NA $5
Lighting Kit NA $75
Uplight Kit NA $40
Recorder: MP3 NA $25
DVD/Blu-ray Player NA $25
Data Projector – 4-5K Lumens NA $125
Data Projector – Short Throw 6.5K Lumens NA $175
VGA Simple Switcher NA $10
Switcher 4-8 channel NA $100
Video Scaler (HDMI) NA $25
Video Scan Converter – HD NA $120
Laptop (PC or Mac) NA $25
Wireless Powerpoint Remote NA $5
Web Camera (USB) NA $25
Logitech Video Conference Camera NA $50
Zoom Webinar Account NA $150
HD Camera – Basic NA $150
Electric vehicle (per trip) NA $25

Package includes: job set-up, video ingest, basic editing, encoding, master file, archival, and distribution to UC Berkeley on YouTube  or file delivery.

Item Per Program
One hour program $140
Two hour program $150
Three hour program $160
Audio Only $108

Packages include all necessary equipment.  Onsite technician required and is charged separately.

Item Half Day Rate Day Rate
Camera Package NA $300
Powerpoint Capture NA $100
Live Switching NA $335
Live Streaming NA $305
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