The First Live 3D Olympic Games Ended with Great Praise and Excitement
OBS utilized 18 units of AG-3DP1 which Panasonic Corporation developed and manufactured to create more than 230 hours of programs including opening ceremony, closing ceremony, athletics, gymnastics, diving, canoeing, swimming, synchronized swimming, water polo, basketball, beach volleyball, boxing, equestrian, judo, cycling, wrestling and more.
The AG-3DP1s which are the integrated twin-lens 3D camera recorders and different from a conventional rig-type 3D camera system using two cameras and a rig, were installed into OBS’s three OB vans and used as the cameras in multi-camera system with the rig-type 3D cameras. In addition, AG-3DP1s were also utilized by OBS’s six ENG crews to shoot the events requiring the mobility and speed which rig-type 3D system can’t meet.
“The mobility of AG-3DP1 was very good. It could shoot like as the same as a conventional 2D camera. Actually, I was much more impressed about its operability and image quality against 3D rig-type camera system when using it in multi-camera system. If we have not had AG-3DP1 mobility and speed, it would be a quite difficult to deliver such a huge hours of 3D programs” said Manolo Romeo, Managing Director of OBS.
The 3D programs were carried by BBC (UK), CCTV (China), Sky Italia (Italy), Channel Nine (Australia), France TV (France), NBC (USA), Eurosport (France) and more to deliver the passion and realism of London Olympic Games to their audience. “We are proud of contributing to realize the broadcast of the first 3D Olympic Game with our products and technology. Next, we would like to convey this precious experience and Know-how under very serious and hard condition not allowing any mistakes, to our customers as much as possible” said Kunihiko Miyagi, Director of Professional AV Business Unit which is in charge of developing and manufacturing the broadcasting products at Panasonic. He concluded “Panasonic will contribute more for supporting the growth of 3D contents industry.”