Frequently Asked Questions

At Powerhouse Productions, we've done our best to create a web site that anticipates and satisfies our customer’s needs. With that goal in mind, we've compiled a list of frequently asked questions. If you do not find an answer to your question here, contact us at (61) 0407-527320 or contact Karen at

How good is your equipment and software?

We use a Super 35mm system for HD commercials.  Our edit suite is based on Adobe Creative Suite and Blackmagic HD-SDI cards for pristine 10-bit or 16-bit Raw editing and compositing.  

What about DVD & Blu-ray?

We can do short runs here on site or we can arrange large-scale replication runs at one of our partner suppliers.  All MPEG-2 and H.264 encoding goes through a multi-pass VBR encoding system for the best possible Blu-ray/DVD delivery format or TVC transmission.  We regard our software conversion quality as equal to the best in the business.

You are based in the country. What about jobs in Melbourne & beyond?

We also have a base in Melbourne so whether you are located in the city or regional Victoria, we are flexible and cost-effective.  We have filmed extensively in South America, Europe, Mexico and the USA for over 20 years and have excellent knowledge of carnet/visa procedures and customs protocols.

How do your rates compare?

Our productions rates are cost comparable with metropolitan-based broadcast-quality production houses.  Because we don’t run a lot of heavy overheads and offer many services in-house, we can be more cost competitive.