By Lisa Johnston
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Secaucus, N.J. — Panasonic Corporation of North America announced it was selected by both the Democratic and Republican National Conventions as a key technology provider to support their on-site and on-line activities.
The Democratic Convention, which was held this week, in Charlotte, N.C., designated Panasonic the “Official Digital Professional and Consumer Camera, Projector and Signage Provider.” T he Republican Convention, held last week in Tampa, Fla., named Panasonic its “Official Digital Camera and Digital Signage Provider.”
Panasonic said it was chosen based on its “high-quality consumer and advanced professional products to help contribute to the overall success of the conventions important video elements.”
For the Democratic Convention, Panasonic provided such devices as its Lumix GH2 16-megapixel compact system cameras for the web and social-media efforts during the convention; its 32-inch LCD displays for use at delegate hotels and at Charlotte-area event venues; and its 65- and 85-inch Professional plasma displays for teleprompter screens for the main stage, in television production support, and as monitors for backstage functions.
For the GOP convention, it provided its Lumix GH2, as well as its TS4 12.1-megapixel digital cameras and HC-X900 and HC-X900M HD camcorders. It also provided its AG-HPX250 P2 handheld camcorder to capture time-lapse video of the Tampa Bay Times Arena from the convention’s build-out through its final night, which can be viewed online at www.gopconvention2012.com.
The producers of the Republican National Convention also captured key moments in FullHD 3D for the GOP’s archives, using Panasonic’s AG-3DP1 integrated twin-lens 3D P2 HD camcorder and the HDC-Z10000 twin-lens 2D/3D handheld camcorder.
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