SECAUCUS, NJ (August 29, 2009) – From U.S. Olympic swimming champion Michael Phelps’ eight Gold Medal wins to Jamaica’s dominance on the track, all of the events’ ups and downs at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games were captured for the first time in high definition with Panasonic broadcast equipment , including the popular solid-state P2 HD series, DVCPRO VTRs, systems cameras and production monitors.
Beijing 2008 was produced entirely in the Full High Definition (HD) standard (1080/50i), making Beijing the “First HD Olympic Games.”
Working with The International Olympic Committee (IOC), The Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad (BOCOG), and The Beijing Olympic Broadcasting Co., Ltd. (BOB), Panasonic provided more than 100 camcorders, including solid-state P2 HD AJ-HPX3000 and
AJ-HPX2000 2/3″ 3-CCD models; 250 mobile and studio P2 HD recorders, including the AJ-HPM110 P2 Mobile; and about 1,500 production LCD monitors. The equipment was utilized by The International Broadcasting Center (IBC) and other broadcasters as the official broadcasting equipment for Beijing 2008.
Panasonic has supplied broadcasting equipment and service support to the host broadcaster during Barcelona ’92, Atlanta ’96, Nagano ’98, Sydney 2000, Salt Lake City 2002, Athens 2004 and Torino 2006. This year marks the eighth consecutive Olympiad for which Panasonic has provided equipment in the official recording format for the Games.