Vinten Vector 750, Vector 950 Active & Vision iScript showcased at NAB 08

Camera support leader Vinten, a brand of The Vitec Group,
delivers a range of innovative products for ENG, EFP, OB
and studio environments, including the Vector 750, Vector 950 Active, both pan
& tilt heads, and the Vision iScript prompting solution.

Vinten has combined the functionality and
durability of the Vector 700 Standard and “H” versions and
incorporated them into the new Vector 750 pan and tilt head. Operators will
appreciate the Vector 750’s features including smooth pan & tilt
movements with infinite adjustability for both the balance and drag systems.

The new Vector 750 features a C.G. range span of 80mm-250mm.
To facilitate the use of camera accessories such as a talent monitor and
spotlights, the 750 features a maximum payload of 165.3 pounds (75kg).. Like
the Vector 700, the new 750 is designed with a unique spring- and cam-free
counterbalance mechanism that makes adjustment quick and simple, eliminating
the need for time-consuming cam changes when altering camera configuration. New
stainless steel internal components make the Vector 750 even more durable and
robust. Plus the slide plate positioner offers a smart new ergonomic design.
Vinten’s Vector 950 Active pan/tilt head system now
complements most Canon HD long lenses with the Optical Shift Image Stabilizer
(“Shift-IS”) feature to eliminate any trace of lag after fast pan or
tilt shots–a great advantage in the production of fast-paced HDTV sports and
live-entertainment events.

The Canon-Vinten collaboration integrates the advanced
capabilities of Canon’s Shift-IS lens technology with the special encoders
built into Vinten’s Vector 950 Active pan/tilt head system, and combined with a
customized Active serial controller box, creates the link between the two
technologies.

The high-resolution encoders in the Vector 950 Active
provide the perfect output for compatibility with the new Canon AF
lenses. This technology addresses some of the key issues of the HDTV
market, which requires sharper, more stable pictures. It is also
compression-friendly as it delivers a more stable source image, which minimizes
the amount of processing required by the encoders to produce the perfect final
image for broadcast output.
Vinten’s Vision iScript prompting solution is the ideal tool
for this year’s election coverage: perfect for on-the-move campaign news
coverage requiring multiple daily setups and take-downs. Ultra compact and
ultra portable Vision iScript fits in one neat, custom-built, rolling case.

This smart fluid head and teleprompter combination is
designed to work with the mains or battery-powered GoPrompt 12 system from
Autoscript. It comes bundled with a Vision Ped Plus pedestal or Pozi-loc
tripod, so it’s also a must for studio or corporate event applications or the
most remote, rugged location work.
Autoscript’s GoPrompt differs from a traditional
teleprompter because the computer, with a standard Windows XP operating system,
is built into the prompting screen. The system employs a 900 MHz wireless
scroll control, so the only cable necessary is the power cord that powers the
prompters from mains or batteries. Vision iScript is the plug & play,
work-anywhere solution.