Way back when the Sydney Olympics was the fresh new games waiting to be showcased to the world, a partnership was struck up with Panasonic to supply equipment to successfully broadcast the event. Since the 2000 games we have witnessed a few firsts in Olympics coverage: from 4:3 and SD, to 1080p FullHD widescreen, Tape to file based, and now say hello to the first Olympics to be broadcast live in 3D. All thanks to Panasonic.
A lot of you may already be aware, but the official recording format of the Olympics is P2 DVCPRO series. For production this year, we have supplied 300 P2HD/DVCPRO HD recorders, 100 P2HD camcorders, 1000 monitors, and 30 3D camcorders. The DVCPRO HD series that has been long used for the Olympics, this year will also see the addition of the higher quality AVC-Intra format and a file-based workflow to Olympic production. This will mark the 10th Olympic Games for which a Panasonic recording format is the official format. Kunihiko Miyagi Director of Pro Video at Panasonic
See Panasonic for more information on the logistic involved for covering the 2012 London Olympics.
Also check out IT Web for their story on the Panasonic Screens and projectors that will be used at the London 2012 Olympics.