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Behind the Scenes 2010 Vancouver Episode5

"P2 Cameras" and "Tapeless Workflow" Withstand Even Harsh Conditions

About 3.5 billion people around the world watch the Olympic Games. At this scale, the most important feature for the broadcasting equipment is reliability. Panasonic's DVCPRO P2HD has been used as the official audio-visual recording format for the Vancouver Olympic Winter Games. With help from semiconductor memory, Panasonic enables trouble-free shooting under the harsh conditions of the Olympic winter venues, where temperatures can drop below zero. But the benefits of P2HD extend beyond the mere shooting of footage. P2HD facilitates the rapid delivery of footage to people the world over by enabling instant editing.


Equipment supplied by Panasonic
Panasonic's contribution to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games
The host Olympic Games broadcaster, Vancouver Olympic Broadcasting (AOB) has adopted DVCPRO50 as its official video recording format.
The full complement of Panasonic's broadcasting equipment is used at the International Broadcast Center (IBC) and at 28 venues.
There are a total of over 15,000 different kinds of TV screens in use, including the 14 outdoor ASTROVISION screens, the 10 indoor DLP projectors, and large plasma televisions.
The RAMSA sound system is used in 33 venues including the Olympic stadium, the International Broadcast Center, and the Olympic village.
Panasonic has installed its wind and solar powered 'Kaze Kamome' lighting and surveillance cameras.
  • Large-scale video displays: 15 venues, 29 displays
  • Professional audio systems: 17 venues, 91 systems
  • Televisions: approx. 4,200 monitors
  • DLP Projector: 17 screens
  • AV security equipment: approx. 1,200 units
  • HD Video Conference System Equipment: 2systems
  • P2HD/DVCPRO HD Recorder: approx. 160 units
  • P2HD Camera Recorder: approx. 50 units
  • LCD monitor: approx. 600 units
  • Multi Format Live Switcher: 12 venues, 16 units