Vinten Osprey Plus Pedestal with Vector 70 Head – USED


Used Vinten Osprey Pedestal with Vector 70 Pan and Tilt Head – USED


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The Osprey Plus is extremely versatile, designed to support the latest range of digital, portable and full facility cameras for both studio and OB productions. The two-stage column offers on-shot movement from a minimum height of 66 cm/ 26 ” to a maximum height of 143 cm/ 56 “, and features full crab and steer facilities controlled from a central steering ring.

The Vinten Vector 70 and 70H pan and tilt heads are designed for studio and outside broadcast (OB)
use and will support a variety of camera, lens and prompter combinations up to 70 kg (154 lb) in weight.

The unique counterbalance system enables payloads with centre of gravity (C of G) heights from
80 mm (3 in.) to 200 mm (8 in.) for Vector 70 and 80 mm (3 in.) to 250 mm (10 in.) for Vector 70H to be
maintained in perfect balance over the tilt movement range of ±60° (±52° for Vector 70H).

Drag is provided by the patented Vinten lubricated friction (LF) system which provides stepless
adjustment of drag. A wide variation of the drag setting to suit operator preference is available on both pan
and tilt axes and ‘whip’ movements may be executed irrespective of drag setting. The pan and tilt axes are
each provided with a brake.

The head is fitted with a sliding plate giving a large range of fore and aft adjustment. This adjustment
can be extended by moving a wedge adaptor to one of three positions on the sliding plate.

The head is available with either a standard flat base or a light-weight Mitchell adaptor and can be
mounted on tripods, pedestals or any suitable firm surface. It is fitted with an illuminated level bubble to
facilitate leveling. A carrying handle is provided.

The Vector 70 pan and tilt head embodies a linkage counterbalancing mechanism, LF drag
assemblies for pan and tilt motions and an adjustable camera mounting plate.

The balance system is easily adjusted by a knob on the right-hand side of the head. The balance
adjustment control compensates for differing platform load C of G heights by varying the mechanical
advantage of a bell-crank in the counterbalance mechanism.

Both the pan and tilt mechanisms incorporate LF drag systems to ensure smooth movement of the
camera about these axes and are fitted with control knobs to adjust the drag setting. The drag
controls are mounted on the left-hand side of the head. The whip-pan facility is unaffected by the pan drag

Friction brakes on each axis allow the head to be locked at any chosen position. The operating levers
for both brakes are fitted at the right-hand rear of the head. A tilt axis center lock is provided on the
right-hand side of the head to secure the platform in the horizontal position during transport or load changing.