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  • The Facilities 50
    Jon Creamer launches Televisual's 31st exclusive annual Facilities 50 survey featuring the top post production houses in the UK and 48 pages of analysis of the sector
  • The Commercials 30
    Jon Creamer introduces Televisual’s exclusive Commercial 30 survey, reporting on a year of highs and lows for commercials producers.
  • The Drama Genre Report
    With competition from streamers intensifying, UK broadcasters are exploring new drama strategies. Tim Dams reports
  • Primary Colours
    Five leading movie colourists tell Michael Burns the secrets of their craft, and explain the techniques they use to grade movies like The Danish Girl, Peterloo and Baby Driver
  • Up, up and away!
    Thanks to advances in camera technology, the possibilities of aerial filming are greater than ever before. Pippa Considine reports on some of the year’s standout aerial projects
  • OB: Which Way Now
    The OB industry is embracing major change as it adapts to the worlds of UHD, HDR and IP. Michael Burns reports
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Production Technology Survey, 2015 Back to Reports & survey Listing

Shooting in 4K is still something done by the minority of programme makers, according to our survey.

Only 30% of respondents told us they had shot in the format in the past year. However, this is up from 23% in last year’s survey, indicating that shooting in 4K is starting to pick up.

This is only likely to increase in the year ahead. Almost 50% of those we surveyed said they expect to shoot in 4K in the next 12 months.

Many 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, drama, commercial or film.  Other reasons given for shooting in 4K are the greater flexibility it gives in the edit in terms of cropping, re-framing, grading and vfx.

Fewer have mastered in 4K though, choosing to downconvert to HD for post production. Only 12% say they have mastered in 4K this year.

Incredibly, a large proportion of our respondents – 30% - have never seen 4K content played out in 4K, indicating the hurdles the format faces before it becomes truly mainstream. “Most TV still doesn’t even broadcast in HD,” notes one respondent.



The consensus, according to our survey, is that it will be five or six years before 4K is commonplace in the home. 



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