IBC 2010: Vinten To Launch Vision blue Tripod System

Vinten will launch its new Vision blue at IBC 2010. This new, competitively priced tripod system is designed to provide the experienced camera operator with professional support to match the high-performance of today’s small lightweight camcorders and DSLRs equipped for video.

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

The Vision blue head incorporates Vinten’s 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. It also features adjustable Vision LF drag technology for 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 users.

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

The Vision blue is sold as a complete system with either a two-stage aluminum or carbon fibre 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.