The Opening Ceremony officially marked the start of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
The world's smallest and lightest* 20,000-lm projectors (PT-DZ21K and PT-DS20K) were installed
at the Olympic Stadium for the July 27 opening ceremony. Under the concept of "Sharing the Passion,"
Panasonic provided cutting-edge equipment and sponsor activities that helped to deliver
the excitement of the world's top athletes by presenting their passion, tension and
dynamic performances to the world.
- High brightness of 20,000 lm:
A minimum brightness of 20,000 lm per projector was required in the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, making it 60,000 lm for triple stacks.
- Portrait mode:
Projection onto long, vertical screens, which was required for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, was achieved.
- Compact body and mobility:
For the Opening Ceremony, projectors had to be installed onto the LED lighting bars, which was made possible by their compact size. For the Closing Ceremony, projectors mounted on caster-equipped dollies provided sufficient mobility to allow a single person to move each one around in sync with the moving screens.
- Geometry Manager Pro software:*
The use of this special software enabled multi-projection from dual and triple stacked projectors onto non-flat surfaces,
such as the large house-shaped object on the stage and the competition mats.
- Speedy startup:
The projectors' speedy projection allowed them to be moved and projected onto moving screens.
Overall, Panasonic was able to provide technical support for all aspects of the Olympic Games.
This was a major contribution to the success of this global event.
* The Geometry Manager Pro software is included in the optional upgrade kit for the PT-DZ21K Series (PT-DZ21K/DS20K).