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1. (WO2017179020) BALANCED SUPPORT HEAD FOR VIDEO/ PHOTOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/179020    International Application No.:    PCT/IB2017/052166
Publication Date: Fri Oct 20 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Sat Apr 15 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: F16M 11/04
F16M 11/10
F16M 13/00
G03B 17/56
Applicants: VITEC IMAGING SOLUTIONS S.P.A.
Inventors: SPEGGIORIN, Paolo
GUIDOLIN, Davide
Title: BALANCED SUPPORT HEAD FOR VIDEO/ PHOTOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT
Abstract:
A balanced support head (1) for video/photographic equipment (2a), comprising a base (3), a platform (2) to which the equipment can be detachably fixed and which can turn relative to the base about a horizontal axis of oscillation (X), as well as a balancing device (10) capable of offsetting the oscillation of the platform caused by the weight of the equipment and the platform. The balancing device comprises a spring (12) fastened to the base and extending towards the platform along a substantially vertical axis (Z) of said base, and also an abutment element (16) fastened to the platform and abutting one end (15a) of the spring at a predetermined distance (R) from the axis of oscillation, so that, when the platform is oscillated relative to the base from a vertical, balanced position, the abutment element is displaced relative to the vertical axis along the end of the spring, such that the force exerted thereby on the abutment element generates a balancing torque with a sign opposite that generated by the weight of the equipment and of the platform.