Roll it: Tax incentives encouraged US video producers to bring postproduction businesses to Canada

The Video Postproduction Services industry in Canada provides production support services, including linear and nonlinear editing, animation and screen ratio conversion. Industry operators have contended with a rapidly changing technological landscape over the five years to 2018. The development of advanced editing software has enabled clients to establish in-house postproduction teams to save money and streamline the production process. Additionally, technological developments encouraged consistent growth and opened up a broader array of potential services, such as screen ratio conversion. Over the next five years, industry revenue is expected to continue growing, as rapidly changing postproduction technologies may be beyond the scope of in-house units to more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Industry operators have contended with a rapidly changing technological landscape
  • Ontario, Quebec and British Columbia have the highest percentage of establishments
  • An increasing number of consumers are accessing TV programs on the internet
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    The geographic spread of establishments in the Video Postproduction Services industry in Canada falls in line with the nation’s population distribution. However, more importantly, the top three provinces, Ontario, Quebec and British Columbia, all offer tax credits for video production labour that have no maximum allocation. The only other region to provide any incentive, which is Manitoba, caps its claim at $500,000.OntarioOntario is home to an estimated 46.7% of total industry establishments, which is slightly above the area’s share of the national population. The province is home to Toronto, where Technicolor Creative Services has offices. The province also has a wide variety of tax incentives to encourage video production. For...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

  • Attractive product presentation
  • Access to highly skilled workforce
  • Ability to quickly adopt new technology
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from motion picture and video industries and Technological change for the Video Postproduction Services industry in the Video Postproduction Services industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Video Postproduction Services Industry?

    This industry primarily provides postproduction services to the motion picture and video industries. Services include editing, film or tape transferring, subtitling, creating credits, closed captioning, computer graphics, animation, special effects and developing and processing film. This industry does not include mass duplication, audio services in a sound recording studio or operating archives.

    Industry Products
  • Motion picture film laboratory services
  • Audiovisual editing
  • Visual effects and animation
  • 3D visual effects
  • Sound editing
  • Format conversion
  • Subtitling and captioning
  • Other services
  • Industry Activities
  • Developing and printing of commercial motion picture film
  • Closed captioning service
  • Film and video transfer services
  • Editing motion picture films or video
  • Producing computer graphics, animation and special effects
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from motion picture and video industries
  • Technological change for the Video Postproduction Services industry
  • Total advertising expenditure
  • Corporate profit

  • Current Performance
  • Digital takeover
  • New opportunity and government incentives
  • New entrants and outsourcing
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Digital takeover
  • New opportunity and technology upgrades
  • 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, TV & Video Production in Canada
  • TV Broadcasting in Canada
  • Advertising Agencies in Canada

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Audio & Video Equipment Manufacturing in Canada
  • Computer Manufacturing in Canada

  • Products & Services
  • Visual effects and animation
  • Motion picture film laboratory services
  • 3D visual effects
  • Audiovisual editing
  • Other services
  • Sound editing
  • Subtitling and captioning
  • Format conversion
  • Chart: Video Postproduction Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • TV production
  • Motion picture studios
  • Advertising agencies
  • Other production
  • Digital and/or convergent media productions
  • 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
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Other
  • 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 Creative Services,
  • Table: Technicolor Creative Services - 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 (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Demand from motion picture and video industries (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Aspect Ratio Conversion
  • A process that converts one film ratio to within the constraints of another.
  • Linear Editing
  • A process where the video being edited must be viewed sequentially. It is being replaced by modern editing software.
  • Subtitling
  • Adding text in a language suitable for the country in which the film is to be viewed.
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