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NAB: SMPTE President Wendy Aylsworth Previews Technology Summit on Cinema (Video)

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NAB: SMPTE President Wendy Aylsworth Previews Technology Summit on Cinema (Video)

The two-day NAB Technology Summit on Cinema, co-produced with the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, will addresse topics including high frame rates, laser projection and audio.

THR talked with Warner Bros. Technical Operations’ senior vp technology Wendy Aylsworth, who is president of the Society of Motion Pictures and Television Engineers, about the program and the issues.

The Technology Summit on Cinema occurs April 6-7 at the NAB Show in Las Vegas.

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Sony Eyes 4K to Broadcast 2014 World Cup

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Sony Eyes 4K to Broadcast 2014 World Cup

With 4K a big topic as the NAB Show opens, don't be surprised if Sony and FIFA announce that the 2014 FIFA World Cup soccer tournament in Brazil will be shot and broadcast, at least in part, in the higher-than-HD-resolution format.

The equipment manufacturer aims to drive adoption of 4K -- four times the resolution of today’s HD and what the consumer electronics industry refers to as “Ultra HD” -- just as it did with 3D, which was used at the 2010 World Cup.

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NAB: Scott Ross, Scott Squires Headline VFX And Post Gathering

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NAB: Scott Ross, Scott Squires Headline VFX And Post Gathering

Just days after the roller-coaster two-day bankruptcy auction of Rhythm & Hues, THR talked about the challenged visual effects business with industry leaders Scott Ross, a co-founder and former CEO of Digital Domain as well as a former general manager of Industrial Light + Magic and senior vp of LucasArts; and Scott Squires, the Oscar nominated VFX supervisor behind such films as Dragonheart, The Mask and Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace.

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THR Launches Entertainment-Tech Blog 'Behind the Screen'

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THR Launches Entertainment-Tech Blog 'Behind the Screen'

The Hollywood Reporter has launched Behind the Screen, the industry's first entertainment-tech blog, which will be edited by THR contributing tech editor and author Carolyn Giardina.

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NAB: 5 Can't-Miss Show Highlights

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NAB: 5 Can't-Miss Show Highlights

This story first appeared in the April 12 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

JON LANDAU’S KEYNOTE
April 7, 11:30 a.m.

The Oscar-winning Avatar producer, in a conversation at the NAB Technology Summit on Cinema (co-produced with the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers), will address such topics as high frame rates and laser projection.

Convention Center, room S222

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NAB: Jon Landau to Discuss High Frame Rates, Audio Advancements (Video)

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NAB: Jon Landau to Discuss High Frame Rates, Audio Advancements (Video)

In advance of his appearance at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show, THR visited Oscar-winning producer Jon Landau (Avatar, Titanic) at Lightstorm Entertainment.

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Hollywood's Ground-Breaking Space Shuttle Mission (Video)

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Hollywood's Ground-Breaking Space Shuttle Mission (Video)

As THR launches a blog aimed at Hollywood’s filmmaking and technology community, what better way to start than with the heroic effort of hundreds from this community to document the historic “26th Mission” of the Space Shuttle Endeavour? After all, the shuttle, which arrived in Los Angeles last Sept. 21 and then made its way through the streets of the city to its new home at the California Science Center, is itself symbolic of what can be achieved through innovation.

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