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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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NAB: Sony and AFI Premiere 'Be Moved' 4K Shorts

Sony and AFI premiered three four-minute shorts created by alumni of the AFI Conservatory through a 4K movie-making project on Monday night at the NAB Show.

The shorts are Broken Nail, directed by Justin Tipping and photographed by Soren Hiroth; Bobby and the Samurai, directed by Thomas Hammock and photographed by Tarin Anderson; The Mother of All Inventions, helmed by Kyle Spleiss and lensed by the aforementioned Anderson.

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NAB: The Foundry Unveils Combo VFX, Editing and Finishing System

NAB: The Foundry Unveils Combo VFX, Editing and Finishing System

LAS VEGAS – CG software developer The Foundry aims to extend its reach in postproduction with the unveiling of Nuke Studio, an all-in-one visual effects, editorial and finishing application that's scheduled to be available later this year.

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NAB: Panel Debates Value Prop for Ultra HD

NAB: Panel Debates Value Prop for Ultra HD

LAS VEGAS – Stakeholders from the consumer electronics industry asserted that those who see Ultra HDTV, want Ultra HDTV. But others on a Monday panel at the NAB Show were quick to point out that the business model remains unclear -- and newer emerging technologies with potentially more impact are on the way.

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Motion Picture Academy Launches Color Predictor App on iTunes

LAS VEGAS -- The first app created for the general public by the Science and Technology Council of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is now available on iTunes.

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NAB: Blackmagic Targets Hollywood With New Ursa 4K Camera With Super 35 Sensor

NAB: Blackmagic Targets Hollywood With New Ursa 4K Camera With Super 35 Sensor

LAS VEGAS – Blackmagic Design unveiled a new 4K camera line, Ursa, aimed at high-end features, TV and documentary work on Monday at the NAB Show.

The news arrived in an increasingly crowded market for 4K-capable cameras. Also on Monday, Blackmagic competitor AJA revealed that it is entering the camera business with a $9,000 professional 4K camera.

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NAB CEO Gordon Smith Warns of Potential 'Harm' and 'Problem' With Spectrum Auction

NAB CEO Gordon Smith Warns of Potential 'Harm' and 'Problem' With Spectrum Auction

LAS VEGAS — Warning that broadcasters could “end up worse off or harmed” by the 2015 spectrum auctions, National Association of Broadcasters president and CEO Gordon Smith urged the FCC to close the “trust gap” with broadcasters and to create a national broadcast plan on Monday during his keynote at the NAB Show.

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NAB: Haim Saban Urges Creation of a New Broadcast Standard for All Platforms

NAB: Haim Saban Urges Creation of a New Broadcast Standard for All Platforms

LAS VEGAS — Asserting that it is “not just important, it is vital,” Univision chairman Haim Saban urged the development of a new broadcast transmission standard “to allow us to deliver our signal to all platforms, all the time,” on Monday at the NAB Show.

“If we don’t, we will be left back in the 20th century. It is not an option,” he said, calling on the Advanced Television Systems Committee to “seriously not consider anything else.”

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NAB: Hollywood Camera Business Gets New Competitor in AJA

NAB: Hollywood Camera Business Gets New Competitor in AJA

LAS VEGAS—AJA Video is entering the camera business, just two years after its main competitor, Blackmagic Design, made the same move. Broadcast and postproduction technology maker AJA—widely known for converters and portable recorders—revealed that it is developing a $9,000 4K-capable camera, dubbed Cion, on Monday at the NAB Show.

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NAB: Arri Showcases Amira; Filmmaker Jens Hoffmann Tests the Prototype

NAB: Arri Showcases Amira; Filmmaker Jens Hoffmann Tests the Prototype

Arri will be making noise this week at the NAB Show with the launch of its anticipated new Amira camera, which so far has only been tested by a small number of cinematographers.

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NAB: Sony Unveils A7S Still Camera With 4K Video Capabilities

NAB: Sony Unveils A7S Still Camera With 4K Video Capabilities

LAS VEGAS — Sony unveiled a new full-frame camera that is capable of lensing 4K video and is aimed at consumer and professional still photographers, videographers and filmmakers on Sunday at its NAB Show press conference.

The A7S camera features a newly developed 12.2 megapixel 35mm CMOS sensor.

In video mode, it can record 4K (3840 x 2160 pixels) to a third-party external recorder. That is currently possible with Atomos’ 7-inch Shogun 4K monitor and HDMI recorder, which was also revealed Sunday at NAB.

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