At the Panasonic Support Center within the IBC, Panasonic engineers oversaw various unanticipated problems. At the same time, they received lots of praise from international broadcasting staff. The DVC-PRO5O enabled everything from filming, editing, processing, distribution to international broadcasting stations, and program transmission, all in rapidly-transmittable digital data. We received positive feedback from those who tried out the fully-digital program production such as, “[the digital VTR] allows for logical operations,” “the image quality does not degrade at all,” “it changed our production style for the better.”
The official video footage of the Olympic Games Sydney 2000 totaled 3,500 hours. The final scene featured a grand fireworks display that enveloped the Sydney Harbour Bridge in radiance. As the sparkling light projected onto the countless monitors at the IBC, the staff and teams took a moment to reflect on the unforgettable memories and challenges encountered during the Games.