Vinten has equipped the first 3D-specific truck to be built in Europe, for Telegenic, with tripods and heads. The truck is equipped with six 3D camera rigs from 3ality Digital: four mirror rigs and two side-by-side rigs. Each is paired with a Vinten Vector 950 pan and tilt head, tripod and skid.
The Vector 950, already a widely used and popular pan and tilt head featuring Vinten’s unique Perfect Balance solution, has proved an ideal choice for 3D shooting, and particularly for mirror rigs.
“Obviously there is the weight of two cameras so we needed a head that would provide real stability under the big payload,” explained Pete Bowen, head of cameras at Telegenic. “The real challenge, though, is that in a mirror rig with one camera mounted vertically above the other the centre of gravity is very high, and maintaining balance and smooth movement is tough. The Vinten Vector 950 really was the only choice for the job – nothing else could cope.”