Estimating Render costs and time

Use our handy calculator to estimate the time and cost of your GridMarkets submission.  See instructions below.



  1. Identify between 5 and 10 frames that are representative of your shot and render those on GridMarkets.

  2. Be sure to select the service to be used in "Select a Service:" drop down. 

  3. Enter the number of representative frames that were rendered in "Count of test frames:".

  4. Identify the sum total "run time" (see GridMarkets portal) to render the test frames; enter that into "Total test frame render time".

  5. Then enter the total number of frames for your shot in "Total frames to render".

  6. Lastly, select the "Get Estimate" button.




  • Five (5) representative test frames out of 200 are rendered on GridMarkets,

  • Each of those 5 test frames took 2 hours to render - or a total of 600 minutes (i.e. 5*2*60) for all test frames.

  • Select an entry from "Select a service".

  • Enter "5" into "Count of test frames".

  • Enter "600" into "Total test frame render time".

  • Enter "200" into "Total frames to render".



The predictions of the calculator are not precise - and should serve only as a guide.  Note that the accuracy of the calculator's predictions will increase if the estimate is based on GridMarkets render times for representative test frames.


"Cost" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

"Elapsed Time" . . . . . . . . . .

the GridMarkets cost estimate for this submission (in GridMarkets credits)

the estimated time in minutes to complete the rendering (not including the time to download the frames)

If you have any questions, contact us at

GridMarkets USA
Presidio of San Francisco
P.O. Box 29920
San Francisco, CA  94129





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