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Vinten's Vector 750 Eyes Up 4K Sports

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Vinten is preparing for the 2016 sports season with its Vector 750 pan and tilt head. The system, which provides support for 4K, studio and OB broadcast cameras and lenses, enables perfect control for large sport cameras at any resolution or frame rate – including UHD and Slow-Mo.

The pantographic balance system of the Vector 750 doesn't use springs or cams and minimises the inertia of the moving camera and lens, allowing for consistent movement and easy positioning at any angle. The TF drag system also delivers complete control at any level of movement, infinite adjustment without steps, instant whip pan without manual drag reduction and a fast setup.

The Vector 750 pan and tilt head complements the latest UHD/4K camera and lenses to deliver high quality sports coverage. With infinite adjustment and perfect balance, Vinten Vector 750 allows exactly the right amount of torque to be generated at any angle and makes the camera appear weightless in the hands of the camera operator.

In addition, Vinten's patented drag systems allow instant whip pan movement without any manual reduction of the drag, making it ideal for sports coverage since it requires lower drag for following the close action and higher drag for longer shots. With a centre of gravity range of 8 to 25cm/3.1 to 9.8in and a maximum payload of 75kg/165.3lbs, users can attach a range of camera accessories, such as talent monitors and spotlights.

Additionally, the Vector 750 comes with updates over existing versions, including an improved slide plate clamp, a larger clamp level, and an updated balance mechanism. The updated balance mechanism increases the payload CoG height range and enables an extra 5kg payload capacity.

Having covered sports franchises and events like the Boston Red Sox, the Boston Bruins and this year's Summer Games in Rio, Director of Photography Tom Guilmette has been using the Vector 750 for years.

He said: "Whatever [Vinten] did to design this pan head, no other company even comes close to allowing me to do what I do. [Vinten] hit a home run with the Vector Series because of the pantographic design, the perfect balance, the drag. Everything is perfect and the pan head is so responsive. It doesn't stick. It doesn't slip. There are no surprises. It does exactly what I expect it to do and to a guy like me, it's how I express myself. It's how I earn a living. It's how I get that signature shot that I could only get with a Vinten."

Tom Guilmette on why the Vinten Vector 750 is the premiere camera support in sports production:

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