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February 2017

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  • Top 10 rental cameras
    Televisual’s annual top 10 listing of the UK’s most hired cameras is now in its eleventh year. Jon Creamer counts down the most rented models of 2016, and reveals the models everyone will be hiring in the year ahead
  • The art of aerials
    The aerial shot is becoming increasingly common across a range of productions from the high to the low end. But it’s all about using the right tools for the job, whether a helicopter or a drone. Jon Creamer reports on the options available to programme
  • Big data
    As 4K and HDR takes off, productions are using ever more data during a shoot. To cope, post houses have invested millions to manage the files as smoothly as possible. Jake Bickerton finds out how facilities are dealing with all the data
  • The big picture
    The China leg of E4 comedy drama Gap Year’s pan-Asian shoot was the toughest of all to organise, its executive producers at indie Eleven tell Tim Dams
  • BVE Preview
    The UK’s largest production and technology exhibition, Broadcast Video Expo, takes place in London's Exel (28 Feb - 2 March). Find out what’s on show
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  • Big screen boom
    From Alien to The Mummy and Justice League, many of 2017’s biggest films are being made in the UK. But can this production boom be sustained in the era of Trump and Brexit? And is it crowding out British indie films? Tim Dams reports
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