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Vinten is 3D ready

The new wedge adapter can help users to deliver 3D performance without compromising creativity

Vinten®, a Vitec Group brand and a global leader in camera supports, has launched its new Vector 75 pan and tilt head at this year’s NAB2011. The cost effective Vector 75, suitable for both professional studio and OB use, offers an outstanding camera carrying performance and includes standard features typical of Vinten’s high quality camera support products. Vinten was also demonstrating it is 3D ready with the launch of the company’s new 3D wedge adapter.

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Vector 75

The intelligent design of the Vector 75 is based on the hugely popular Vector 70, but with an improved carrying capacity, and stronger, more durable components. The Vector 75 head incorporates the same LF drag control that helped make its predecessor the global industry standard for many years. Vinten’s renowned drag systems are designed to offer complete control at any level of movement. The Vector 75’s LF drag is an infinitely adjustable lubricated friction system, allowing for fine adjustment of drag levels as well as whip pan at any level of drag. The Vector 75 head also includes Vinten’s unique infinitely adjustable Perfect Balance system, one of the most highly acclaimed features of the Vector 70. A regular user of the Vector 70 head, Tom Guilmette, freelance director of photography, praised its performance: “The Vector 70 is a highly successful pan and tilt head using a superb patented counterbalance mechanism. This is easily adjustable, with no time-consuming cam changes, and provides up to ±60° perfectly balanced tilt range”.

The Vinten 3D wedge adapter

The Vinten 3D wedge adapter balances rigs which cannot be mounted to a conventional head in a balanced position. It is designed to facilitate the proper balancing of under/through beamsplitter 3D rigs and allows more clearance for the under-slung camera, which increases the downward tilt available. The new 3D wedge adapter offsets the head’s level position by a few degrees so the balance mechanism produces a back-torque when the camera is level, which enables the centre of gravity of the payload to be forward of the tilt axis. The adapter gives users a flexible and cost effective solution as it integrates seamlessly with Vinten’s full range of heads. For OB customers looking to make their truck fleets dual purpose, the adapters allow the option of shooting in 2D and 3D without compromise, removing the need to replace their current inventory of Vinten heads. The 3D wedge adapter is making its debut at NAB2011 alongside a collection of Vinten’s highly acclaimed and multi award winning top quality camera support solutions. To demonstrate its capabilities, the adapter will be shown with a Vector 950 system set up with a Stereotec Mid-Size Beam splitter.

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About Vinten

Vinten® is a global market leader in camera support technology for broadcast professionals, as well as corporate, education and government applications. The company’s wide range of equipment enables camera operators to work the way they choose without compromise and includes pan and tilt heads, tripods and pedestals suitable for ENG, EFP, OB and studio environments. With over 100 years' experience pioneering the world's broadcast and film industries, Vinten continues to provide the most innovative, intuitive camera support products available by working closely with today's camera support professionals and understanding their industry needs.

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