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April 2019

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  • The Art of Cinematography
    Four of the UK’s most highly-sought-after cinematographers give the low down on their approach to their craft
  • Drama Production: Round Table
    Televisual invited leading drama heads of production to discuss how their role is changing as more and more ambitious scripted projects are made
  • TV Studios
    Demand for full service television studios is high and more facilities are coming online soon. Pippa Considine reports on the changing market for shiny floor studios
  • The Top 10 Cameras
    Televisual’s annual top 10 listing of the UK’s most hired cameras is now in its thirteenth year. Jon Creamer counts down the most rented models of the past year and reveals what everyone will be hiring in the year ahead
  • Going Live
    In a two part special on live production, Michael Burns finds out how major events, from the Royal Wedding to the World Cup, were brought to screen and also looks into remote production as more live shows make use of the innovative technology
  • The Corporate 50
    Televisual’s exclusive annual survey of the UK’s corporate communications business. How was 2018 for the sector?
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Production Technology Survey 2018 Back to Reports & survey Listing

RAID drives are still the most popular 
method for storing production assets with 
62% of respondents to the survey saying that 
this is their preferred method for backing up files (although the figure was higher at 70% 
last time).

Respondents say they are “quick to back-up and cheap” and use them because of “price and ease of access.” They are also “useful and reliable on a shoot, you can encrypt and store easily and securely.” The popularity of RAID drives can be summed up with the answer that “they work. They are reliable. They are cheap.”

LTO is the second most popular storage solution with 38% (26% last time) of respondents naming LTO. The reasons vary with some saying it “avoids the need to buy large capacity Raid 5 drives that sit on the desk.” Whereas many prefer a mixed ecology: “LTO for longer term stability. RAID for shorter term easy access.”

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