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November 2019

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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

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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