Issue: HD - March 2007


ANCHORAGE, AK – Panasonic Broadcast hosted a Website ( 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 (