The Vinten Fulmar pedestal received the first annual award from the
Guild of Television Cameramen in 1974. The Fulmar was another leap
forward in pedestal design by eliminating oil as a balancing fluid and
relying solely on nitrogen (and sophisticated mechanics) to produce a
smooth, low effort, silent pedestal.
Vinten says.... "Our sincere thanks go out to the
Guild of Television Cameramen and the many users of Vinten products. We
thank the Guild and its members for the help and support they have
provided us in the past and look forward to a long and beneficial
relationship in the future. Vinten add these two new awards to three
previous Seals of Approval, awarded to the Fulmar, Osprey and Quattro
pedestals, all of which are proudly displayed on the product and in the
company reception area."
In 2003 Vinten news letter the following appeared..
Televisa's Newscenter studios, Chapultepec have selected Vinten to
supply a number of camera support systems for their studio. The new
order includes 9 Quartz two pedestals complete with Vector 70 pan and
This purchase compliments the array of Vinten products that Televisa
have bought over a number of years and utilize in both their Telenovelas
and News Facilities. Existing products include Vector 70 pan and tilt
heads, Quattros, Osprey Elites, Quartz One and Two pedestals, with the
News crews using the Vision 100 and Vision 250 systems out on location.
This recent order includes 9 Quartz two pedestals with Vector 70 pan and
"The selection process of this equipment was done very
carefully, we involved the Engineering Dept and the Camera Crew, at the
end of the day they are the ones that will be working with the equipment
on a daily basis." explains Juan Carlos Salazar Benitez, Eng. -
Technical Operations Co-ordinator.
"In the Televisa Chapultepec facilities, we tested many brands
of pedestals and we came to the conclusion that the Vinten pedestals
Quartz II with the Pan/Tilt head Vector 70 incorporate all the design
characteristics that we need to install the cameras with Teleprompters
in the new studios. The Quartz II and Vector 70 systems will be utilized
with High Definition cameras and Teleprompters in the new facilities,
which are presently under construction in Televisa Chapultepec. The
systems will be used exclusively for "On-Air" production of
all the News Casting in Televisa."
When discussing Televisa's long standing relationship with Vinten
Juan added:" For more than 20 years Televisa has been utilizing 15
Fulmar Pedestals which have surpassed four generations of cameras and we
will continue to utilize these pedestals indefinitely. With the proper
maintenance, the pedestals continue working without any problems. We
also use several other pedestals like Ospreys and Pro-Peds in our
facilities. On the lightweight area and for the portable cameras we have
depended on more than 40 Vinten tripod systems of the Vision line of
The new equipment does not replace any other systems and will be
integrated to the new technical facilities of Televisa.
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