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DPP Guide to Digital Workflows

May 24, 2012

The Digital Production Partnership (DPP) has unveiled a major industry report, “The Bloodless Revolution: A Guide to Smoother Digital Workflows in Television.” The report is the first published guidance on digital workflows to be issued on behalf of ITV, Channel Four and the BBC.  It seeks to help producers and suppliers achieve a smoother transition to fully digital production.

The guide follows the publication of the DPP’s report on breaking down the barriers to digital production. One of the claims made in the first report was that the pace of change in the industry was held back by a lack of commonly agreed ways of working.  It observed that greater guidance is needed if the industry is to complete its move from tape-based to file-based production.

The DPP’s new report sets out to identify the smoothest, most efficient digital workflows for use with currently available technology, while providing sufficient background information to help maintain a view of the wider production landscape.  It also identifies opportunities for collaboration, cost saving, and better creative outcomes.

Helen Stevens, DPP Chair said, “For production companies, a well thought through end-to-end file-based workflow can reduce costs and timescales and give creative staff more control of the process. This new guide offers very clear signposts for programme makers to more easily plan and complete productions in an effective and efficient way.”

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