Panasonic Will Capture Live 3D Olympics Events
The future may be here. During the 2012 Olympics in London, Panasonic will capture the best sport events with their 3D cameras. It will be the first time viewers could actually watch live 3D sports, and get the action in real 3D as it happens!
Here is some more of this news from the Panasonic official website:
The 3D broadcast will include major events such as the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, athletics, gymnastics, diving and swimming, and will be produced and delivered to participating rights-holding broadcasters around the world. OBS will be in charge of producing more than 200 hours of 3D coverage during the London 2012 Olympic Games by utilizing Panasonic’s state-of-art 3D production technologies including the AG-3DP1, a P2HD professional fully-integrated twin-lens Full HD 3D camera recorder.
Panasonic 3D Cameras for the London Olympics
The cameras which Panasonic will use to broadcast the Olympic events, are professional studio 3D cameras, like the one used for producing 3D movies for the theaters. Here is a review of the Panasonic breakthrough from the Hollywood In Hi-Def website:
The 3D broadcasts will be carried by many cable, satellite and telco providers such as such as Panasonic’s n3D channel on DirecTV, as well as AT&T, Cablevision, Comcast, Cox Communications, Time Warner Cable, and Verizon. The roughly 242 hours of 3D broadcasts will also be available via Armstrong, Blue Ridge, Bright House Networks, Insight, Mediacom, RCN, Suddenlink, and WideOpen West. Read more..
Panasonic Lumix 3D Still and Video Camera
But Panasonic has also options for regular people who visit the London 2012 Olympic games to capture their memories in 3D too. The Panasonic Lumix 3D Camera is one of the best options to bring home 3D still and 3D video from the summer games.
The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-3D1, a cutting-edge digital camera that employs two newly-developed lens units with folded optics design in a stunningly compact body that can capture crisp and clear 3D and 2D photos and videos.
The LUMIX 3D1, with a twin-lens design, features 25mm ultra-wide angle lenses with 4x optical zoom that offer the outstanding capability to record high resolution 8-megapixel 3D photo and 1920×1080 60i high quality 3D HD video using side-by-side method.
Panasonic 3D Camcorder For 2012 Olympics
For those who seek endless 3D video recordings, the Panasonic 3D solution will be the Panasonic HDC-SDT750, High Definition 3D Camcorder. This is one of the highly rated 3D camcorders, which has an optical zoom which is necessary for long distance 3D video shooting, like at Olympics events.
The SDT750 features an Intelligent Zoom function that goes all the way up to 18x. When using Intelligent Zoom, Intelligent Resolution technology lets you shoot at high zoom rates while preserving the image resolution. You get sharp images of highly detailed objects — without the blurry edges.
Full HDThe SDT750 uses the progressive method to record twice as much image data as the interlace method.