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U.S. Government to Argue Against Aereo in Supreme Court Tuesday

U.S. Government to Argue Against Aereo in Supreme Court Tuesday

The Supreme Court has granted the U.S. government’s motion to argue against Aereo in Tuesday’s oral argument, the Court’s docket revealed.

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'Captain America: Winter Soldier' Visual Effects Explained

'Captain America: Winter Soldier' Visual Effects Explained

Are you going to see Marvel and Disney's Captain America: The Winter Soldier for the first time -- or maybe the second -- this weekend?

The Hollywood Reporter  spoke with Russell Earl, VFX supervisor at Industrial Light + Magic, about some of the most challenging work on the film, which has already brought in $170.6 million domestically. 

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Justice Alito Rejoins Aereo Supreme Court Case

Justice Alito Rejoins Aereo Supreme Court Case

Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito will not be sitting out the Aereo case next week, an entry on the Court’s public docket revealed Wednesday. Alito had previously been listed as recused, setting up the possibility of a 4-4 tie in the case, which would have left in place a welter of conflicting lower-court decisions that ratify Aereo and similar services in some parts of the country and outlaw them in others.

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Imax, 4D and Dolby Atmos Mixes Trigger 'Controlled Chaos' Distribution Demands

Imax, 4D and Dolby Atmos Mixes Trigger 'Controlled Chaos' Distribution Demands

To deliver Captain America: The Winter Soldier worldwide, Marvel and Disney had to make a whopping 350 different version -- all of which had to be completed in just 17 days in order to hit its release date, according to an executive on the production.

PHOTOS: 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' World Premiere Invades Hollywood

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Sound Pros Joe Dzuban, Darren 'Sunny' Warkentin Board Todd-Soundelux

Sound Pros Joe Dzuban, Darren 'Sunny' Warkentin Board Todd-Soundelux

Supervising sound editor and re-recording mixer Joe Dzuban and supervising sound editor/designer Darren "Sunny" Warkentin have joined postproduction sound company Todd-Soundelux.

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Aereo to Face Uphill Battle in Supreme Court, Experts Say (Analysis)

Aereo to Face Uphill Battle in Supreme Court, Experts Say (Analysis)

Next week's Supreme Court argument will be difficult for cable-competitor Aereo, legal experts agree, as the company faces off against not just broadcasters but also the influential U.S. Solicitor General's office and the Copyright Office. While it will be a tough fight for the company, the case is so complex and the copyright and communications statutes so intricate that one advocate said the decision could end up as lopsided as 7-1 -- in either direction.

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What Could NHK's 8K Format Mean for Narrative Storytelling? (Analysis)

What Could NHK's 8K Format Mean for Narrative Storytelling? (Analysis)

Japanese public broadcaster NHK offered a series of notable demonstrations at last week's NAB Show of its developing "Super Hi Vision" format and broadcast system, which supports 8K resolution—16 times more resolution that HD—as well as a high frame rate of 120 frames per second and 22.2 channels of audio. Many who have seen these images have been dazzled by the uniquely realistic look.

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Broadcast Gear Makers Risk Financial Ruin, Warns Industry Body

 

The International Association of Broadcasting Manufacturers has warned members that they face extinction without sufficient scale, specialism or willingness to co-operate with one another.

"Those companies supplying traditional hardware product to broadcasters, with no great differentiation or critical mass, are under threat," said Peter White, IABM director general.

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Zeebox Rebranded as Social TV App Beamly

Zeebox Rebranded as Social TV App Beamly

Zeebox -- the startup co-founded by chief technology officer Anthony Rose, the former BBC exec who is widely credited with the design of the BBC iPlayer -- has been renamed Beamly with a rebranded social TV app.

PHOTOS: Next Gen: 10 Gadgets to Future-Proof Your Life

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NAB Wrap: 'Life of Pi' Cinematographer Says He Will Do HDR Pass on 'Tomorrowland'

 NAB Wrap: 'Life of Pi' Cinematographer Says He Will Do HDR Pass on 'Tomorrowland'

LAS VEGAS — Director of photography Claudio Miranda, who won an Oscar for Life of Pi, “will do [a high dynamic range] pass” on Disney’s Tomorrowland, he told The Hollywood Reporter, during this week's NAB Show.

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NAB: 'Captain America 2' Sound Team on Falcon's Flight, Highway Action

NAB: 'Captain America 2' Sound Team on Falcon's Flight, Highway Action

LAS VEGAS -- One of the more difficult sounds to create in Marvel and Disney's Captain America: The Winter Soldier was the Winter Soldier's arm, said the film's supervising sound editor and designer, Skywalker Sound's Shannon J. Mills, during a panel at the NAB Show.

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NAB: Wally Pfister on Turning Johnny Depp Into a Hologram For 'Transcendence'

NAB: Wally Pfister on Turning Johnny Depp Into a Hologram For 'Transcendence'

LAS VEGAS – Oscar winning-cinematographer Wally Pfister was so determined to shoot his directorial debut Transcendence, starring Johnny Depp, on film that he agreed to cut his budget to win a green light. Even so, he never considered switching from film to digital. 

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Fox Will Use Google Glass For Home Entertainment Launch of 'Walter Mitty'

Fox Will Use Google Glass For Home Entertainment Launch of 'Walter Mitty'

Twentieth Century Fox will use Google Glass in a first-of-its-kind marketing campaign for the home entertainment launch of Ben Stiller's The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.

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NAB: FCC Chair Defends Commission; Warns Broadcasters of Competition From Yahoo

NAB: FCC Chair Defends Commission; Warns Broadcasters of Competition From Yahoo

LAS VEGAS -- FCC chairman Tom Wheeler told broadcasters that they have an opportunity to go from being the "disrupted to the disruptors" -- but to keep an eye on competition from Yahoo, AT&T and Verizon. Speaking Tuesday at the NAB Show, he also emphasizing that he is not the "enemy," one day after National Association of Broadcasters president and CEO Gordon Smith criticized the FCC for its "increasingly singular focus" on broadband while urging it to close a "trust gap" with broadcasters.

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