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  • The Facilities 50
    Jon Creamer launches Televisual's 32nd exclusive annual Facilities 50 survey featuring the top post production houses in the UK and 48 pages of analysis of the sector
  • Aim High
    10 page special report on production at the high end. We take a look at what’s new in colour management, pre visualisation, aerial filming, full frame shooting, the role of the DIT, working with Dolby Atmos, choosing the right codec, booking studios and
  • Drama: Genre Report
    As the streaming revolution gathers pace, with Apple TV+ and Disney+ now entering the SVOD fray, Tim Dams reports on the drama strategies of traditional broadcasters in an increasingly competitive market
  • Live Sport: Technology
    Live sports and events coverage, always on the cutting edge of innovation, is being transformed by new technology from remote production to 5G and immersive sound. Michael Burns reports
  • The Art of the Grade
    The grade provides a consistent ‘look’ to a drama, but a great grade can enhance mood, focus and narrative flow. Jon Creamer asks the experts behind Paddington, Ad Astra, Bohemian Rhapsody, Fleabag and more how it’s done
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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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