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Panasonic's 20,000-lumen, super bright DLP(R) projectors, "DZ21K," played a key role in staging the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games. This video documents the frustrations experienced at Beijing 2008, the story behind the development of the new projector, and how Panasonic's projectors won the pitch and were successfully selected for the Opening Ceremony. Please take a look behind the scene and see how Panasonic's projectors helped enliven the London 2012 Olympic Games.
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There are 3 volumes to this video report.
[Part 1 highlights]
The spectacular performance of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. The projectors used to create this Opening Ceremony were actually not from Panasonic. Panasonic projectors were not selected for the job due to "brightness." Learning from the frustrations of Beijing 2008, the developers began to create a truly top-caliber product.
[Part 2 highlights]
Thanks to the development of the compact lamp, the super bright projector, "DZ21K," was finally complete. This projector not only realized a brightness of 20,000 lumens, it also brought into balance high image quality and lightweight. This video captures the story behind the development, from the various challenges that were overcome, how the needs of the staff in charge of the Opening Ceremony performance were fulfilled, all the way through to their installation in the main stadium.
[Part 3 highlights]
Rehearsals are taking place in the Olympic Stadium. The toughest obstacle was projecting the images onto a gigantic, inflatable, 3D house. Very fine adjustments are being made. What was the final outcome? The final volume documents emotional scenes from the Opening Ceremony rehearsals to the end of the Opening Ceremony.
Panasonic's state-of-the-art projectors supported the breathtaking Opening Ceremony at London 2012. Please take a look at the story, which captures the team's dedication to developing this new projector.
Please take a look at the short version of the video featuring products and interviews
Panasonic's PT-DZ21K projectors shone bright at the London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony