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March 2018
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  • Genre report - Entertainment and comedy
    In a two-part special, Tim Dams reports on TV’s fresh focus on entertainment, and new directions in comedy
  • The art of cinematography
    Four leading DoPs tell Michael Burns the secrets of their craft, and explain the techniques they used to create hits like Jason Bourne, The King’s Speech, Lion and Sherlock
  • The Top Ten Cameras
    Televisual’s annual survey reveals the UK’s most hired cameras of the year and uncovers the models everyone will be shooting on in the year ahead
  • TV Studios
    The television studios sector is in flux, amid a spate of closures and re-developments. Pippa Considine reports on a changing studios landscape
  • Take it outside
    Major technical advances such as UHD, HDR and IP are driving big changes in the outside broadcast market. Michael Burns reports
  • And lots more
    This issue also features the Televisual Corporate 50, bright ideas for lighting, how post houses are dealing with the data bulge and pages showcasing the best creative work in UK post and vfx
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  • Game On for C4 & Netflix drama
    Set in the world of computer gaming, C4 and Netflix’s Kiss Me First combines live action and impressive cg animation. Tim Dams reports
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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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