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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 2018 Back to Reports & survey Listing

There are no big changes at the top of the poll of the most popular editing systems in this year’s production technology survey.
Avid retains its crown as the most popular system with 54% of respondents naming it as their system of choice (that’s exactly the same figure as last year). Avid can still justifiably claim to be the industry standard with various respondents naming it as their choice because it “still seems to be industry standard for documentary facilities” and because, as one comedy producer says, “it’s what all post houses have.” It’s also what lots of editors are used to. The “best editors prefer it,” says one factual series producer.

Reliability is also a factor for Avid with another factual TV series producer describing it as “rock solid” while others point to Avid’s “comprehensive backup.” “Avid editing since 1993, support is second to none,” says one corporate production boss.

Adobe Premiere has moved up slightly in popularity this year with 36% of respondents naming it as their system of choice (33% last year). One ceo of a factual TV indie said they used the system “due to 
its longevity and flexibility.”

Many others cite the system’s tie in with other Adobe products. “Integration with After Effects and Photoshop,” was the reason one commercials producer gave along with many others. Price point was also unsurprisingly a factor.

Apple’s FCP 6,7 or Studio and FCP X have taken another dip in popularity according to our poll, dropping four percentage points and two percentage points respectively. There’s been another move forward for Blackmagic Design’s editing, grading, vfx and audio tool Da Vinci Resolve as it becomes the editing system of choice for 7% of respondents (5% last year).

We also asked respondents about their current use of cloud based remote editing/logging. According to our survey, take up is not speeding ahead. 28% said they were not using cloud based remote editing but they planned to soon but 44% said they had no plans to at all. These figures represent a drop from last year.




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