TV Galicia Chooses Vitec Videocom Brands for HD News Production

TVG has chosen Litepanels’ Sola LED lighting and Vision 100 pan and tilt heads and tripods from Vinten

Television de Galicia (TVG), the broadcaster for the autonomous region of Spain, has invested in 22 new ENG kits as part of its move to a completely HD production chain. To ensure top quality along with practicality, TVG has chosen Litepanels’ Sola LED lighting and Vision 100 pan and tilt heads and tripods from Vinten, both Vitec Videocom brands.

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Vitec Videocom brings together some of the most respected, sought-after and innovative brands in the industry including Anton/Bauer, Autoscript, Litepanels, OConnor, Petrol, Sachtler, Vinten and Vinten Radamec.  It encourages multi-brand system sales of these market-leading broadcast, film and pro-video products to simplify the way customers do business worldwide.

The Litepanels Sola ENG panel is a highly flexible light source, with the ability to vary the beam between 10˚ and 70˚ in a single lamp. This gives the camera operator great control over the quality of the image within the tight timescales allowed for a news shoot.

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The LED panel uses up to 95% less power than an equivalent tungsten lamp, which on a news shoot means much drain on the battery. The result is that the operator has less weight to carry so can get to the prime spot quicker, and continue shooting for longer.

The Vinten Vision 100 pan and tilt head is the classic choice for ENG and an ideal partner for today’s HD camcorders. It has a very broad payload range of 7kg to 20kg, so can support either the camera alone or a full rig with lights, large batteries and prompters with no lack of performance. It boasts the uncompromised Vinten performance including the characteristic Perfect Balance and infinitely adjustable fluid drag, meaning the operator can have total faith in smooth and responsive support.

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“In moving to HD, we wanted to take advantage of the latest technology to give our news crews a real edge,” said Antonio Posse, Engineering director of TVG. “With the addition of these two Vitec Videocom brands, Litepanels and Vinten, it now means our news crews will find it easier to get to a location and will be able to shoot better pictures for longer. This gives us a real edge in newsgathering.”

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The Litepanels Sola ENG LED lights were supplied by the Litepanels Spanish distributor Moncada y Lorenzo. The Vinten Vision 100 heads and tripods were supplied by Vinten distributor, Seydevisa.

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