Tapeless production

Tape based production is on the way out, and is being replaced by file based, or tapeless, production.

The change means more than simply switching formats. It is a cultural change for producers and self shooters. Adapting production workflows around tapeless formats means significant upheaval. Without the right training and infrastructure working tapelessly is full of pitfalls.

"It's cheaper and quicker to view your footage, you don't need to change tapes anymore and we're getting much better archiving from it." – Donna Mulvey Jones

But tapeless production has its rewards. To discuss these and to take us through the dos and don'ts, Jane Clancey is joined by Emma Riley of Mentorn and Sunset & Vine, Donna Mulvey Jones from Maverick Television and the BBC's production innovation executive, Rachel Joseph.