As producers move into digital HD, the benefits of tapeless are being felt across a range of productions. Adrian Pennington examines where it is making a difference.

On Thin Ice: Twofour Productions will track presenters Ben Fogle and James Cracknell attempting the 450-mile Amundsen Omega 3 South Pole Race for BBC2's 5 x 60-minute ob-doc airing next year. [Read more]

Wallander: Choosing£6m detective drama Wallander as the BBC's first project shot using the Red One was a brave step. [Read more]

Big Cat Live: Described by the BBC as its “most ambitious ever live international wildlife event”, this transmission over eight days in October from Kenya's Masai Mara Reserve took metadata management to new levels. [Read more]

Paul Merton in India: Tiger Aspect's second exploration of foreign culture in the company of Paul Merton returned to the digital workflow first devised by the producer with hire firm Procam and facility Evolutions. [Read more]

Pulling Power: The 12th series of ITV's long running motoring magazine was the first to be produced all digitally earlier this year when producer Mike Burch of X2 Productions decided to ditch the trusted Digibeta and DV formats for the high-definition output of Sony's disc-based XDCAM. [Read more]

Broadcast's next Digital Workflows conference, covering many of the issues raised in this article, takes place on 26 and 27 March 2009. To register for more information on the event email