When it comes to politics, Panasonic is non-partisan. Recently, the company was there to support both the Democratic and Republican Conventions.
From September 4 to 6, Panasonic was in Charlotte, North Carolina, as the designated “Official Digital Professional and Consumer Camera, Projector and Signage Provider” for the Democratic National Convention. The week before, the company was named “Official Digital Camera and Digital Signage Provider” for the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida.
At the DNC, the company’s LUMIX GH2 16-Megapixel Compact System Cameras were being used for web and social media efforts. Also, displays ranging from 32 to 85 inches were on the main stage, in the backstage areas, and in local hotels and event venues.
The company had projectors on-hand at the TimeWarner Cable Arena to display speakers and videos for those in blind-spot seats. The AG-HMC40PJ, AG-HPX250 and AG-HPX250PJ professional HD video camcorders were also being used for video production.
Last, but certainly not least, Panasonic Toughbook computers were helping out with technical operations management.
At the RNC, both the LUMIX GH2 16-Megapixel Compact System Cameras and TS4 12.1-Megapixel Digital Cameras, as well as HC-X900 and HC-X900M HD Camcorders, were being used to support the web and social media efforts. The AG-HPX250 P2 Handheld Camcorder was used to capture the time-lapse video of the Tampa Bay Times Arena from the convention’s build-out through its final night.
The RNC was also privy to a high-tech “first” for any political event. Event organizers captured some of the action in full HD 3D, using Panasonic’s AG-3DP1 Integrated Twin-Lens 3D P2 HD Camcorder and the HDC-Z10000 Twin-lens 2D/3D Handheld Camcorder.
Panasonic also provided displays ranging from 32 to 85 inches for the RNC, for use in and around the Tampa Bay Times Forum and the Tampa Convention Center, as well as in the convention’s media center.