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Vinten, a Vitec Group brand, is looking set for the busy summer of high profile sports action, with the company’s wide range of camera support equipment being used by many Outside Broadcast truck companies at these events.
Already on site with many leading broadcasters ready for the Olympics in Beijing, Vinten equipment is going to be in action at the Euro 2008 football tournament as well!

“This is the biggest football event of the year, so broadcasters want to be sure the equipment they have is robust enough for the job and utterly reliable,” said Stan Gosling, Senior Service Manager Europe, Middle East & Asia. “Our customers know they get the best from Vinten with proven technology and familiar, easy to operate systems, all backed with comprehensive customer support and service on the ground, whenever they need it.”

One of the independent Outside Broadcasters who will be relying on Vinten camera support equipment throughout Euro 2008 is the UK based company, 021 TV.

They provide customers with a comprehensive range of OB trucks and equipment including both HD and SD kit. For Euro 2008, they will be covering matches at two venues – Innsbruck and Klagenfurt – supported by Vinten Vector heads and Vision 250 systems.

Mark Turner, Head of Cameras at 021 TV has used Vinten heads and tripods for many years, and in 2007 used the new Vector 950 head for ITV’s popular show, Dancing on Ice. “The Vector heads are ideal for fasting moving OB coverage,” he said. “They have a very smooth, fluid operation and are a pleasure to use! I’m confident that working with Vinten equipment for Euro 2008 will prove another success.”

The Vector range of pan and tilt heads are ideal for capturing fast moving action on the football pitch, providing the operator with complete and effortless control whatever the broadcast conditions.

All Vector pan & tilt heads feature Vinten’s Perfect Balance system, which offers precisely the right amount of torque to counterbalance the camera throughout its range. The effect of this is to make the camera appear weightless in the hands of the operator. This minimises the physical effort of working the camera and holding it in position, which every camera operator knows is a significant advantage when working for long periods in OB environments.

Combined with Vinten’s precision drag technology, robust construction and impressive payload capacity, the Vector heads deliver a level of operator ease and product performance that is ideal for the demands of major OB events like Euro 2008.

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