• Visual System Solutions

Delivering a spectacular performance at London 2012

At 9pm on Friday 27 July 2012, the London 2012 Olympic Games were officially opened with a spectacular Opening Ceremony in the Olympic Stadium. Prior to a parade of more than 200 competing nations, 80,000 visitors in the stadium, along with millions of television viewers worldwide, were witnesses to 'Isles of Wonder'.  

A spectacular show unfolded that reflected the key themes and priorities of the London 2012 Games, based on sport, inspiration, youth and urban transformation.  ‘Isles of Wonder’ was a ceremony ‘for everyone’ that celebrated the contributions the UK has made to the world through innovation and revolution, as well as the creativity and exuberance of British people.

The show was backed by a host of staging technologies using the latest audio-visual equipment. Panasonic, as the Official Worldwide Audio Video Equipment Sponsor of the Olympic Games, contributed the very latest ultra-bright PT-DZ21K Series projection technology to light up a chapter of the story that celebrated British music culture and heritage, from past to present.

Incredible images with vivid colours and high resolution detail were projected from the PT-DZ21K series projectors, to blend the video content of the portrayed clips with the excitement of the performance in the stadium. It built an unprecedented scenery of light, colour and music that captured everyone’s imagination and emotion.

Panasonic is proud to have contributed to the unique visual experiences at the Opening Ceremony. In doing so, we accomplished a new benchmark for the industry with the smallest and lightest 20,000-lumen projector available.  Along with other Panasonic audio-visual solutions, such as IP surveillance equipment, P2 broadcast camera equipment and large ultra-bright screens we have demonstrated the scale, dedication and innovation required to deliver one of the most impressive shows ever witnessed.