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1. (WO2013118045) A SYSTEM FOR MOUNTING VIDEO/PHOTOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT ON A SUPPORT HEAD

Pub. No.:    WO/2013/118045    International Application No.:    PCT/IB2013/050936
Publication Date: Fri Aug 16 01:59:59 CEST 2013 International Filing Date: Tue Feb 05 00:59:59 CET 2013
IPC: G03B 17/56
F16M 11/04
Applicants: LINO MANFROTTO + CO. S.P.A.
Inventors: GUIDOLIN, Davide
SPEGGIORIN, Paolo
Title: A SYSTEM FOR MOUNTING VIDEO/PHOTOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT ON A SUPPORT HEAD
Abstract:
A system (1) for mounting video/photographic equipment (2) on a support head (3), the system comprising a mounting plate (4) which can be fixed to a lower part of the equipment and a seat (20) which is formed in a body (21) of the head and which can house the plate so that the plate can slide along a longitudinal axis (X). A hook (30) is provided on the head and is arranged to pivot between a first, seat-closing, position in which the plate is retained in the seat and a second, seat-opening, position in which the plate is free to enter or leave the seat along an insertion axis (Z) substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal direction (X). The head further comprises locking means for locking the plate inside the seat (20) in a desired position on the longitudinal axis, which comprise a pin (35) which is fixed to the hook and can be translated relative thereto, and which is adapted to bear on the body of the head in order to urge the hook into the first position against the plate. The pin (35) comprises an operating appendage (36) projecting from the hook and operable to pivot the hook from the first to the second position.