The Libec TH-650DV 2-Stage Aluminum Tripod with Video Pan Head & Remote Control Kit from B&H bundles a tripod & head combination that's designed for video with a zoom controller that fits onto the head's pan handle and takes control of any LANC-enabled (Sony, Canon) camcorder or Panasonic models with a 2.5mm Super Mini Jack.
With its pan/tilt head, the aluminum tripod reaches a maximum height of 59" and supports loads up to 6.5 lb, plenty for many compact professional or prosumer camcorders. The head features a spring-loaded counter balance to achieve proper balance with your camera. The zoom controller is switchable to accommodate either Sony/Canon LANC models or compatible Panasonic camcorders. It offers record stop/start and sensitive variable-speed zoom, which you conveniently control with your thumb as your hand grips the head's pan handle.