Panasonic confirms camcorders for Olympic 3D capture

Panasonic has reached an agreement with OBS on the use of its AG-3DP1 and AG-3DA1 integrated twin-lens 3D camera recorders for 3D broadcasts of the event, though the exact number of units has not yet been specified.

“The use of Panasonic integrated twin-lens 3D camera recorders at the London 2012 Olympic Games, the first to be broadcast in 3D, will enable us to contribute to bringing a new level of immediacy to viewers throughout the world through high-quality Full-HD 3D image. The new AG-3DP1 is the first P2HD based Full-HD 3D camera recorder and P2HD’s ruggedness has been proved during the past Olympic Games. P2HD file based workflow has been accepted very well by many broadcasters and it will support quickly and steadily broadcasting at the London Olympic Games, too.” said Kunihiko Miyagi, Director of the Professional AV Business Unit of the Business Solutions Business Group at AVC Networks Company, which handles the development of broadcast equipment for Panasonic.

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