Panasonic P2 HD camcorders are being used to record the teams, each comprised
of as many as 16 sled dogs and their mushers. The race began in Anchorage on March
4th and will end in Nome 10 to 17 days later. Six video crews,
equipped with 10 Panasonic P2 HD cameras - the AJ-HPX2000 2/3-inch
shoulder-mount and AG-HVX200 handheld - are shooting the 87 sled dog teams
participating in the race.
Visitors to the site can track race results, view
behind-the-scene video and photos showing the P2 HD products in use, and learn
more about the solid state memory-based P2 HD products.
Crews will use a range of vehicles to capture the race, including airplanes,
helicopters and snowmobiles. It's anticipated that over 140 hours of P2 HD
video footage will be captured. The footage will be showcased in highlight
packages supplied to television stations and networks around the world, in
three one-hour documentaries for Versus (formerly the Outdoor Life Network), as
well as on the Iditarod's own official Website (www.iditarod.com).