HD Conferencing Feature: Panasonic Inaugurates HD 3D Theatre at Olympic Winter Games
February 12, 2010
Panasonic Corporation has reportedly inaugurated the Olympic Pavilion "Panasonic (News - Alert) FULL HD 3D THEATRE" featuring two, 103-inch full HD 3D theatres at LiveCity Yaletown, official celebration site of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games.
As an Official Worldwide Olympic Partner in the Audio and Visual Equipment category for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games, Panasonic plans to screen the highlight videos of 2010 Winter Games in the full HD 3D theatre.
The theatre is opening in cooperation with the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, the city of Vancouver and Canada's Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium, the official Canadian broadcaster of the 2010 Winter Games.
The theatre is open starting today through Feb. 28 between 11 am to 11 pm daily to screen high definition, three dimensional images of the Opening Ceremony, highlights footage of the 2010 Winter Games, as well as the video of Sarah Brightman performing Panasonic's song, "Shall Be Done". There is no entrance fee for Panasonic's Olympic Pavilion at the LiveCity Yaletown site in David Lam Park.
"This theatre is our way of sharing the passion of the 2010 Winter Games with Vancouver residents and visitors from around the world," Takumi Kajisha, managing executive officer, Panasonic Corporation, said.
People watching the 2010 Winter Games in the Panasonic's Full HD 3D Theatre can experience a new era of immersive visual entertainment that will soon be available for consumers to enjoy at home.
The HD 3D uses frame sequential technology, which enables the images to appear at 60 frames per second for each eye for a total of 120 frames per second. These images are viewed alternately through high-precision 3D eyewear with shutters driven in synchronization with the video.
As a result, each eye views a separate 1920 x 1080 full-HD image for beautiful, clear 3D images with no degradation in quality, the company said.
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Edited by Amy Tierney