Vancouver 2010

Technology Solutions to Support the Olympic Games

Broadcasting Equipment A Full Line-Up of HD Equipment
Supported the First “HD Olympics Winter Games”

Photo: Panoramic view of the opening ceremony venue of the Olympic Winter Games Vancouver 2010 and Olympic rings

At the Olympic Winter Games Vancouver 2010, Panasonic supplied the P2HD series, a news reporting system utilizing semiconductor memory, to the IBC (International Broadcast Centre). Moreover, the DVCPRO HD standard was accepted as the official video recording format for the Games. Having supplied a full line-up of HD equipment, Panasonic contributed greatly to the realization of a “HD Olympics Games.”

[Main Functions and Features]

Memory Cards

  1. SD memory card-based solutions enabled large capacity and high transfer speeds of 1.2Gbps.
  2. Memory cards conformed to the PC standard (CardBus Type-Ⅱ) to allow for direct plug-in into card slots for laptops.


  1. Equipped with AVC-Intra, the latest compression codec.
  2. Equipped with the 2.2 Megapixel CCD, allowing for recording with the following specifications: HD full pixel (1920 × 1080) / 10bit / 4: 2: 2.
Photo: Cameraperson using a P2HD Series camera recorder
Photo: Cameraperson using an HD camera recorder
Photo: HD camera recorder installed at the news center
Photo: HD camera recorder installed at a competition venue