Panasonic Corporation will deliver the largest supply of its audio visual equipment for any Olympic Games in the company’s history to support the London 2012 Olympic Games. With its full line-up of HD equipment, Panasonic will provide strong support for the operation of the world’s largest sporting event, at sporting venues, broadcasting sites and homes, in cooperation with the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) and the Olympic Broadcasting Services London (OBSL). Panasonic will also bring the first-ever 3D Olympic Games to homes, based on the 3D technical partnership with the IOC and the Olympic Broadcasting Services (OBS).
At the London 2012 Olympic Games, the video signals distributed by the International Broadcasting Center (IBC) to the broadcasters of each country will be distributed in the HD format. Additionally, the opening and closing ceremonies and events displayed on the large screens in the venue will also be distributed in HD video. Panasonic will support the first-ever 3D Olympic Games by providing its cutting-edge equipment and technology, such as its latest integrated twin-lens 3D camera recorders (AG-3DP1).
In addition to the company’s DVCPRO HD standards that have already been adopted as the video recording format, the adoption of the file-based workflow using the high quality AVC-Intra standards has been decided. Panasonic will offer a wide range of broadcasting equipment and devices to the IOC, including the solid-state memory ENG (Electronic News Gathering) product P2HD series.
For the opening ceremony that will be held at the Olympic Park, 20,000 lumens projectors (PT-DZ21K and PT-DS20K) with a high brightness and high quality yet compact form will be installed.
Panasonic will provide LED Large Screen Display Systems, offering the largest number of screens and the largest area ever at the competition venues. At the indoor event sites, 103-inch PDP displays will be adopted for the first time in the history of the Olympic Games.
Broadcasting equipment and devices that will be delivered to the Olympic sites:
P2HD/DVCPRO HD recorder - Approx. 300 units
P2HD camera recorder - Approx. 100 units
TV monitors - Approx. 1,000 units
3D camera - Approx. 30 units
As part of Panasonic’s global marketing campaign ‘Sharing the Passion’, it will open its corporate pavilion, the ‘Panasonic Full HD 3D Theatre’, at the Olympic park throughout the Games under the cooperation of the IOC, LOCOG, and the OBS.
The approximately 400 sqm pavilion will be equipped with the Full HD 3D Theatre consisting of a 152-inch PDP and a 103-inch PDP. Programmes including gymnastics, swimming, and synchronised swimming will be shot by the OBS by using 3D filming equipment provided by Panasonic and broadcast live.