The 8K super high definition images of the Opening and Closing Ceremonies and some swimming and track and field competitions will be co-produced by NHK and the Olympic Broadcasting Services and test broadcasted by NHK.
The audio-visual solution to be provided to this public viewing event is comprised of 4 extremely bright DLP projectors capable of projecting 4K images. Together, these projectors will reproduce 40,000-lumen, 8K super high definition images on a gigantic, 240-inch screen. The solution also features an "8K multi-screen support system," which seamlessly pieces together 4 high resolution images and projects a large, super bright 8K image. This system controls the brightness of the overlapping area along the seams at pixel level to create a single contiguous image, and also corrects subtle variations in unique color attributes ensuring that the colors of each section are consistent, and high color reproducibility is realized. Furthermore, using speakers from the professional audio brand, "RAMSA," Panasonic will combine 22.2ch surround sound with these ultra high definition images.
At the "Stadium of Wonders in Tokyo" to be organized at the Panasonic Center Tokyo, Panasonic will use other technologies to help add to the excitement of the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. These will include a virtual experience that uses images of Rio de Janeiro shot with a 360-degree camera. This virtual experience enables visitors to feel as though they have been transported to Rio de Janeiro and gives them a 360-degree view of the city. There will also be a photo spot that allows visitors to take photographs with projected images of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Mascot, "Vinicius."