Vinten Launches Vision blue at IBC2010

Broadcast Quality Tripod system for Lightweight Camcorder & DSLR Market

Bury St Edmunds, 01 September 2010 – Vinten®, a Vitec Group brand and a global leader in camera supports, is launching its new Vision blue at IBC2010. This new, competitively priced pan and tilt head and tripod system is designed to provide the experienced camera operator with professional support to match the extremely high-performance of today’s popular small lightweight camcorders and DSLRs equipped for video.

Vision blue addresses the need for a broadcast quality tripod system capable of genuinely balancing the smaller, lightly accessorised cameras, managing payloads between 2.1 – 5kg / 4.6 – 11lbs with a low centre of gravity of approximately 55mm.

The Vision blue head incorporates Vinten’s innovative and award winning Perfect Balance technology, an integral part of Vinten’s existing Vision range, which enables consistent movement and easy positioning of the camera at any angle helping operators to achieve perfect shots with minimal effort. It also features infinitely adjustable Vision LF drag technology for silky smooth movement and precise framing. This functionality has never before been available for such light cameras, and will bring a new consistency of movement to every user.

The Vision blue is sold as a pan and tilt head, or as complete system with a two-stage aluminium tripod and a choice of floor or mid-level spreader. It also includes a high contrast blue LED illuminated levelling bubble for quick and accurate set-up in all lighting situations.

“All camera operators and professional videographers want the same thing: smooth, predictable and controllable movement; fast set-up; and a reliable product,” said Peter Harman, Vinten product manager.

“With Vision blue, we can now bring true Vinten Vision performance to users – ensuring for the very first time – that operators of the smallest professional cameras can work without creative compromise. We know this is something the market has been waiting for and we are delighted to be able to showcase the Vision blue for the first time at IBC2010,” concludes Harman.

Vinten will be demonstrating its new Vision blue at IBC2010 on stand 11.F60, close to the Production Village where the product will also be on display.

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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 range covers manual heads, tripods and pedestals suitable for ENG, EFP, OB and studio environments. With 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.

Along with five other leading brands in the broadcast industry, Vinten is part of Camera Dynamics Ltd, a Vitec Group company. More information can be found at www.vinten.com.

Vinten – 100 Years of Innovation
It was on 1 January 1910 that William Vinten opened his workshop for business, in Wardour Street in London, as W Vinten Cinematograph Engineers. Since then the company has earned and maintained an unmatched reputation for innovative, operationally excellent, precision engineered products. In 2010, Vinten was awarded a Queen’s Award for Technology for the continuing innovation demonstrated in Perfect Balance.

A Snapshot of The Vitec Group
Vitec is an international Group principally serving customers in the broadcast, photographic and military, aerospace and government (MAG) markets. Listed on the London Stock Exchange with 2009 revenue of £315 million, Vitec is based on strong, well known, premium brands on which its customers worldwide rely. Vitec is organised in three divisions: Imaging & Staging, Videocom and Services.

Imaging & Staging designs, manufactures and distributes equipment and accessories for photography, video and events.

Videocom designs and distributes systems and products used in broadcasting and live entertainment, film and video production and MAG.

Services provides equipment rental, workflow design and technical support for camera, video, audio, fibre optic and wireless technology used by TV production teams and film crews. More information can be found at www.vitecgroup.com.

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