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August 2019

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  • The Production 100
    Tim Dams introduces Televisual’s Production 100 survey of the indie television sector, and reveals how producers are grappling to embrace new opportunities in a fast-changing TV landscape
  • The Genre Report: Factual TV
    Broadcasters are rethinking factual in light of streamer success in the genre. Pippa Considine reports
  • Bringing it Back
    A fresh approach to making archive docs is helping to boost their popularity with viewers. Michael Burns reports
  • IBC preview
    The Amsterdam show is a great place to check out new launches and the latest kit. Televisual offers a glimpse of what will be on offer this yea
  • HDR and Atmos
    The best way to create high-end drama using an HDR and Dolby Atmos workflow
  • Riverside returns
    A look inside the revamped London studio
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  • UK VFX fights to stay on top
    The UK’s vfx industry has become a world beating business, but negotiating the post Brexit landscape will be crucial for keeping it on top. Jon Creamer reports
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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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