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Cappy Productions relies on Varicam, HVX200 for HD Olympic retrospective

Bud Greenspan and his independent production company, Cappy Productions in New York City, took advantage of Panasonic’s AG-HVX200 DVCPRO HD P2 handheld camcorder to capture HD footage for the Winter Olympics official documentary. The HVX200 was used in tandem with three AJ-HDC27 VariCam HD Cinema cameras with four camera crews.

The HVX200’s small, unobtrusive size helped to give Cappy shooters remarkable behind the scenes footage. One Cappy cameraman equipped with the 5lb HVX200 was waved into the prep area backstage at the women’s figure skating finals, where he was one of only two shooters.

There, the photographer used the HVX200 to record Shizuka Arakawa on her way to becoming the first Japanese Olympic gold medalist in figure skating. The HVX200 captured Arakawa’s reactions as she watched her favored rivals Sasha Cohen and Irina Slutskaya both fall on the ice and as she received a congratulatory call from the prime minister of Japan.

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