[FoRK] Panasonic 3D HD 103" displays for Vancouver Olympics

Rohit Khare khare at alumni.caltech.edu
Fri Feb 12 08:54:22 PST 2010


Definitely adding this to my itinerary for the Olympics in Vancouver next weekend! -- Rohit

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/panasonic-opens-full-hd-3d-theatre-at-the-vancouver-2010-olympic-winter-games-live-site-84144927.html

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Open February 12-28 from 11 am to 11 pm daily, the theatres will 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," says Takumi Kajisha, Managing Executive Officer, Panasonic Corporation.  "Panasonic believes 3D systems will greatly enhance at-home viewing of future Olympic Games, combining the enjoyment of watching the greatest sports event with the stereoscopic images of full HD 3D."
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With Panasonic's frame sequential technology, images are alternately reproduced 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.

Panasonic has always been a leader in standardizing consumer electronic products and is proud that Panasonic full HD 3D technology has greatly contributed to the standardization of Blu-ray 3D™ which was announced by the Blu-ray Disc Association at the end of last year.

In January 2010, Panasonic announced its latest twin-lens full HD 3D camera recorder, and a Full HD 3D home theatre system (50", 54", 58" and 65" sizes) at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The full HD 3D home theatre system is expected to be introduced to the North American market in the spring of this year.  




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