|Issue: HD - March 2007
PANASONIC SITE HIGHLIGHTS HD IDITAROD FOOTAGE
ANCHORAGE, AK – Panasonic Broadcast hosted a Website
(www.panasonic.com/iditarod) that provided close up coverage of its P2 HD
solid-state memory camcorders in action as they captured the Iditarod, the
annual 1,150-mile dog-sled race.
Panasonic P2 HD camcorders were used to record the teams, each comprised of as
many as 16 sled dogs and their mushers. The race began in Anchorage and ended
in Nome. Six video crews, equipped with 10 Panasonic P2 HD cameras – the
AJ-HPX2000 2/3-inch shoulder-mount and AG-HVX200 handheld – shot the 87 sled
dog teams that participated in the race.
Visitors to the site could 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 used a range of vehicles to capture the race, including airplanes,
helicopters and snowmobiles. Over 140 hours of P2 HD video footage was
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).