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VINTEN EQUIPS SHANGHAI MEDIA GROUP FOR OLYMPICS OB COVERAGE

Vinten is recognised around the world as one of the leading suppliers of camera support equipment to Outside Broadcast truck companies. Camera operators are familiar and comfortable with the kit and know it is utterly reliable even in the most adverse OB conditions.

So when it comes to the world’s greatest sporting event – the Olympics – broadcasters want to know they can rely on their OB kit to work first time, every time. That’s why the Shanghai Media Group, one of China’s leading broadcast companies used a range of Vinten heads, tripods and other accessories to equip their OB trucks at the Olympics in Beijing.

The Shanghai Media Group is a multi-media television and radio broadcasting, news and Internet company. Formed in 2001 from a merger of four domestic Shanghai based radio and television companies, SMG has consistently broadened its coverage base and audience, launching a new all-English news channel in 2007, reaching audiences in Asia, Europe and North America through satellite transmission and in co-operation with local broadcasters. SMG has a dedicated Sports Channel which will carry most of the Olympics coverage, supplemented with updates on the News Channel. Others include dedicated entertainment, arts, drama, documentary and children’s channels.

For the Olympic outside broadcasts, the Shanghai Media Group OB trucks were equipped with Vector pan and tilt heads; HDT-1 heavy duty tripods and ENG dollies.

"Vector pan and tilt heads are our preferred option because so many of our OB camera operators are familiar with them," said Lin Yunchuan, Vice Director of Transmissions at SMG. "They are easy to adjust which may save critical time for the operator in the fastmoving sports OB environment and both the Vector 70 and Vector 90 have plenty of capacity for the large cameras we are using, with maximum payloads of 70kg and 90kg respectively, " added Mr Lin.

Another reason SMG use Vinten heads is because of their unique Perfect Balance system. This offers precisely the right of amount of torque to counterbalance the camera throughout its tilt range, making the camera appear weightless in the hands of the operator. The consistent freedom of movement means it is equally easy to move or pan the camera in any direction and minmises the physical effort of working the camera and holding it in position – a significant advantage when working on a busy OB location for long periods.

In addition to the heads, SMG has teamed these with Vinten’s tough HDT-1 heavy duty single-stage tripods. The HDT-1 has a massive 140kg maximum payload and the best torsional rigidity and robustness of any heavy duty tripod on the market. It easily takes the large camera and lens combinations being used by SMG, making it ideal for the Olympics environment.

For smooth, moving coverage of track events, SMG used the lightweight and compact Vinten ENG/EFP folding OB dolly, fitted with fast-action foot operated brakes. "The robust, high quality construction and proven reliability of these Vinten products, all in a cost-effective package were significant factors in our decision to use Vinten for our Olympics outside broadcast coverage," said Mr Lin.

For further information on SMG go to www.smg.cn
 

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