I've recently started doing some freelance PC support work and have a client that I've been helping for the last 4-5 months or so. Just something to bring in a little extra cash and it gives me something to do. She recently mentioned that she had some video work she needed done, its essentially copying footage of her stand up comedy routine from her camcorder to the computer, trimming it down, adding logos, event info, etc and then either uploading it to a site or burning it to a DVD to try and promote her... Its all pretty easy stuff with the Mac and has become a nice little hobby for me and helped me learn it. Here's my question, - For all of hte computer work I did for her I get paid hourly and I was going to do the same for this stuff.. but do I charge for every minute spent working on this, even when I'm just waiting around for the computer to do its work? Aside from the actual time it takes to do the changes and edits, a good portion of the time is waiting... Lets say theres a 30 minute set... It'll take 30 minutes to import from DV Tape to Mac.. Then I'll spend about 30 minutes doing accurate trimming, adding the artwork at the start end, I throw in a few text fields and transitions with the show information and her contact information, and then it gets exported to an MP4 which takes about 20 minutes, and then another 10 or so if I have to upload it, burn it or email it somewhere). So start to finish it took about an hour and a half, but an hour of that the computer was doing the work, not me... Unfortunatly, when iMovie is processing and doing the import/export phases I can't do another clip at the same time, so I can't multi-task. (I'm not sitting at the screen waiting for it to finish either, I'll either walk away or do some of my own stuff... In total I've spent about 10 hours on the project so far from start to finish, and probably 3 hours of actually sitting at the computer doing something productive work. How do I charge for that?