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  • The Facilities 50
    Jon Creamer launches Televisual's 30th exclusive annual Facilities 50 survey featuring the top post production houses in the UK and 52 pages of analysis of the sector
  • Interview: Grant Mansfield
    Hiring top talent and investing heavily in development have been key to growing his Bristol indie Plimsoll Productions, says founder Grant Mansfield
  • The clear view: lenses
    What ever genre you work in, you need to be lens savvy. Here three DoPs guide us through the lens market, picking out the models they like to use in drama and factual
  • Over the top
    The growth of Netflix and Amazon is proving a boon for UK indies, but broadcasters are starting to panic. Tim Dams reports
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    The producers of Blue Planet II tell Tim Dams how tech advances and military planning helped them capture the secrets of the deep
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Production Technology Survey, 2014 Back to Reports & survey Listing

4K: how long before it is mainstream?
Given that so few consumers have 4K televisions in their homes, it’s remarkable just how many of our respondents have already filmed in 4K. Some 23% of our respondents say they have shot in 4K over the past year, on cameras such as the Red Epic or Sony F55. 33% plan to shoot in the format next year.



Many say they are filming in 4K to future-proof their productions or because they want to achieve the best quality visuals possible for a high-end doc or commercial.

Fewer have mastered in 4K though, choosing to downconvert to HD for post production. The few  projects that have mastered in 4K include brand and feature films as well as theatrical docs.





One of the most remarkable stats to emerge from this survey, though, is that nearly 50% of our respondents have never seen 4K played out on any kind of screen. If the professionals haven’t yet seen it, 4K has still got some way to go before it’s mainstream. The consensus, according to our survey, is that it will be 5-6 years before 4K is commonplace in the home.






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