Sydney 2000 were held from September 15 to October 1, 2000, and drew the participation of 10,651 athletes from 199 countries and territories. Sydney 2000, the last Olympic Games of the 20th century, were broadcast in 220 countries, delivering unforgettable memories of the Olympic Games that heralded the advent of a new century.
VENUECreating Excitement at Olympic Venues
ASTROVISION Large-Screen Display System
This was the first Olympic Games at which the main stadium - Stadium Australia, the largest outdoor stadium at that time - was equipped with 2 large ASTROVISION screens. Panasonic also provided ASTROVISION screens for "live site" entertainment areas scattered throughout Sydney, broadcasting the excitement and passion far and wide beyond the stadium.
RAMSA Professional Audio Systems
Panasonic equipped all 34 Olympic venues with RAMSA sound systems. Compared to those systems provided to Los Angeles 1984 and Nagano 1998, the scale of support at Sydney increased greatly and Panasonic also used its new compact WR-DA7 high function digital audio mixer at the Olympic Games.
BROADCASTDelivering Olympic Games Excitement to the World
- DVCPRO CASSETTE TAPE
- DVCPRO 50 CAMERA RECORDER
DVCPRO 50 format was used for the first time as the official recording format at Sydney 2000. This new format doubled the recorded bit rate, enabling the recording and editing of higher resolution digital video images.
Following Atlanta 1996 and Nagano 1998, Panasonic was again deeply involved in handling the design, construction and maintenance of the entire digital broadcasting system used at the International Broadcast Center (IBC) at Sydney 2000. Taking 2 years to complete, the system served as the departure point for delivering scenes of the Olympic Games to viewers worldwide.
HOMEEnjoying Olympic Games Excitement at Home
HD Plasma TV
- 42-inch HD Plasma TV