Vinten Sponsors IOV Awards 2012 at BVE North


Vinten®, a Vitec Group brand and global leader in camera supports, will be one of the main sponsors of this year’s IOV Awards, held during the BVE North exhibition on the evening of Tuesday 13 November, at the Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotel, Manchester.

The IOV Awards have long been the annual showcase for the great work produced by its members, and this year’s event will be supported by Vinten. Attendance is open to both IOV members and non-members, at a venue that has been specifically selected because of its close proximity to BVE North to give as many visitors as possible the chance to attend. The short listed entries for the awards have recently been revealed and the winners will be announced at the ceremony.

Attendees at both events will be given a double opportunity to see the unique benefits of Vinten’s recently released Vision blue5 pan and tilt head and tripod system. The Vision blue5 will be in action during the IOV Awards helping to film the entire ceremony and is being shown at the IOV seminar where it will be used as part of the presentation. Vinten is also showcasing the Vision blue5 alongside its renowned original Vision blue system at the BVE North exhibition.


The lightweight Vision blue5 is the newest member of the highly successful Vinten Vision blue family. The pan and tilt head has a payload capacity range of 5.5kg to 12kg / 12.1lb to 26.5lb @ 100mm CofG, and has the same outstanding performance as the original renowned Vision blue system.

The Vision blue range provides experienced professional broadcast freelancers and videographers with a cost effective solution that delivers an extremely high level of quality and performance. Operators can experience all of the innovative features associated with Vinten’s heads, such as infinitely adjustable Perfect Balance and LF drag technology, to provide uniquely smooth control and consistent movement quality.


Andrew Butler, product manager, Vinten, said: “We are very proud to be sponsoring the prestigious IOV Awards, an event that recognises outstanding professionalism in videography. It’s a fitting tribute that one of our latest products, designed to perfectly support the cameraman at work, the Vision blue5, has been chosen to enable the capture all of the action at the ceremony.

“We wish the shortlisted candidates every success for the evening and we look forward to meeting attendees both at that ceremony and at this year’s much anticipated BVE North exhibition.”


About Vinten
Vinten® is a global market leader in camera support technology for broadcast professionals and videographers 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.
Vinten provides the most innovative, intuitive camera support products available by working closely with today’s professionals and understanding their changing needs.