ENG is demanding: getting the story every time, anytime, anywhere – whatever the circumstances!
Any kit needs to be a workhorse that will perform consistently day after day. It needs to survive frequent transport, environmental elements, and use by multiple operators. Of prime importance is ease of use and maintenance, especially in the field as the nature of this work often means that operators are in difficult circumstances and have very little time to react to an event as it unfolds. This type of tripod has to be 100% reliable all of the time, and when it deteriorates, then it has to be simple to fix or adjust using only the most basic of tools. Basic things such as Maintenance Manuals being accessible on the web can make all the difference.
Vinten equipment is precisely manufactured using the highest quality materials and is designed to optimise operational essentials such as weight, reliability, maintenance and speed of set-up. The latter is evident in all of the Vinten lightweight range, from illuminated digital displays to positive action tripod leg clamps that fully lock with just a 90° turn.
Every day breaking news is filmed using Vinten camera support equipment because it provides the support necessary to capture the action.
Read an ENG Camera Operator's view of the new Vision AS range from TVB Europe Magazine here.