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Millions of Images from Tokyo to your screens in 3 minutes: Olympics 2020

Some of us are fixed to our screens. Netflix and Amazon have taken a back seat. The internet world is full of praises for Gold medal winners and support for those who have lost. Competitive pride and solidarity is the tall order for the day. Olympics has always garnered the love and admiration of the majority. Postponed by a year because of the pandemic, many are critical of its reopening. But, last year alone, the cost of loss was calculated to be in billions of dollars. “The stadiums and arenas are empty. The conversations are through masks and plexiglass partitions, the contact anything but the prohibited “close.” Visitors must spit into plastic tubes at regular intervals. Their movements are tracked by smartphone apps that must be downloaded and the eyes of uniformed men on street corners, seemingly with the preeminent goal of preventing visits to restaurants or bars. Only the top halves of faces can be seen, but it is nonetheless clear: No one is smiling.”, reported Washington Post.

Nonetheless, thanks to the photographers and videographers, glued to 0ur seats, we are following every game. Particularly interesting are the still images that bring to us interesting frozen moments. We can hold on to our favorite moments and visuals, forever and forever. Behind the scene, Panasonic, Nikon, and Canon compete with another by bringing in a range of camera arsenals, on-the-spot services, camera equipment loans, etc.  Since 1984, Panasonic has been the Olympic Games Official Host Broadcast Equipment Supplier. Panasonic’s technology plays a vital role in delivering the sights, sounds, and unique excitement of the Olympic Games, from the field of play to the spectators through its large on-site video screens and professional audio systems, and to people around the world through broadcasting with its digital broadcast equipment.

Olympics 2020 | Image Source Internet | All rights reserved by author | Shared for informational purposes under Fair Use Copyright

As one of the Gold Partners of the Olympic games 2020, Canon’s press center is the largest, according to the company. Canon has EOS 1DX Mark III DSLR, as well as the EOS R5 and R6 mirrorless cameras and a slew of telephoto optics. Canon’s remote camera system will also be operating from places like the ceiling to allow a bird’s eye view of some events. “Because the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games are being held without spectators, the value of press photography is greater than ever,” Riki Kakizaki, one of Canon’s Global Sports Event Professional Support Department leads, told PetaPixel. Nikon’s war room is no less. Photos shot and shared by Vincent Kalut @vkalut / Photo News show dozens of $6,500 Nikon D6 DSLR cameras as well as a sea of lenses ranging from 800mm super-telephoto lenses to 14mm wide-angle ones.

Amidst all odds and several controversies, Olympics 2020 is going on, without many audiences to cheer and veer the players. The only solace is that millions from across the world are watching it live. The online viewers have become more than doubled, with many countries still in lockdown, with the threat of pandemic third-wave closing in fast. Nonetheless, it is still a remarkable and appreciable feat to have gone ahead with the event, giving some hope for the return of the neo-normal.

Canon and Nikon service and camera center at the Olympics 2020 | Image Source Internet

By Tulsi Swarna Lakshmi | Published on August 3, 2021


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