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June 2019

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  • Televisual Bulldog Awards - the winners
    The votes have been counted and the results are in. See the winners of this year's Televisual Bulldog Awards
  • The Art of Noise
    Special 15 page report on audio post for movies, TV & commercials
  • Making the Cut
    Top editors behind Spectre, Inception, A Very English Scandal and Bros: After The Screaming Stops on sculpting the story
  • Live Action
    From concerts to cup finals: how broadcasters are using live events to stand out from the streamers
  • Machine Learning
    Televisual’s Technology Survey uncovers the industry’s favourite kit
  • Breathing Space
    Studios dash to make room for an influx of movies and drama
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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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