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Panasonic’s unveils real time projection mapping projector

Panasonic’s real-time tracking and projection mapping technology achieves the industry's lowest latency at just 0.0016 seconds

Scene created with Panasonic’s real-time tracking and projection mapping compatible projector during opening performance of Tokyo 2020’s “One Year to Go” Ceremony
Scene created with Panasonic’s real-time tracking and projection mapping compatible projector during opening performance of Tokyo 2020’s “One Year to Go” Ceremony

Panasonic Corporation, announced its real-time tracking and projection mapping compatible projector.

It was used for a video performance during the "One Year to Go" Ceremony, which the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee and Tokyo Metropolis jointly held at the Tokyo International Forum on July 24 to kick off the one-year countdown and call athletes worldwide to participate in the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020.

During the opening performance, participants enjoyed a video projection of colors and effects that followed a fast-moving dancer while she performed a dynamic routine that included many difficult gymnastics movements.

Real-time tracking and projection mapping for spatial image rendition (uniform projection of video onto various surfaces) was implemented with Panasonic's technology for projecting images on fast-moving objects using special projectors.

Real-time tracking and projection mapping detect the movements and positions of the target object at high speed to achieve smooth, low-latency projection mapping. Panasonic's real-time tracking and projection mapping technology achieves the industry's lowest latency at just 0.0016 seconds, or less than 1/10th that of conventional devices, between detecting an object's position and transmitting images. Panasonic's industry-leading technology is expected to find highly useful applications in fields including sports competition.

Satoshi Takeyasu, Chief Brand Communications Officer (CBCO) of Panasonic Corporation, commented, "We are honored to offer our real-time tracking and projection mapping technology at the opening performance of Tokyo 2020's "One Year to Go" Ceremony celebrating Tokyo's hosting of the world's greatest sporting event. We are committed to using our innovative technologies to help Tokyo 2020 deliver the most innovative Olympic and Paralympic Games in history."

Going forward, Panasonic will continue to supply advanced products, technologies and solutions to share the passion and excitement of the Games with people worldwide.