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Recommended Video Tripods

It is easy to say that tripods are all basically the same, aside from the size. After all, with few exceptions, they serve the same purpose and operate with the same mechanics. Video tripod systems include the tripod legs, along with a fluid head to top them off. The head and the tripod can be purchased separately—but purchasing them as a system reduces the chances of mismatching your gear. If you’re in the market for your first system, or even looking to upgrade, I’d recommend buying a system that’s ready to rock, out of the box.

How to Buy a Video Tripod

The goal of this article is to help you narrow your choice of options, pick through what is important to you, and make it easier to choose the right tripod to suit your needs and your budget. For the purposes of this article, the term "tripod" is used to include the head and legs, with each component being discussed separately.

 

Introduction to Video Tripods and Heads

This video from B&H provides viewers with an introductory course on video tripods and heads. Mia McCormick discusses some of the more advantageous features of a video tripod system, which include fluid panning and tilting, tension controls, and counter balance.

Holiday 2012: Video Gifts and Gear

Holiday shopping for a professional photographer or videographer can be hard to do without breaking the bank. Most professional grade gear is justifiably very expensive, and you probably don’t want to buy someone an inferior version of something they already have.

 

Sachtler Ace Tripods Offer Videographers Professional Performance at an Entry-Level Price

Sachtler imbues its Ace Fluid Head Tripods with the same level of expertise found in its broadcast-quality FSB system heads. The Ace Fluid Head, 2-Stage Aluminum tripods were designed specifically to offer prosumers, independent filmmakers, advanced film students and experienced professionals the option of a lightweight, easy-to-use tripod for less than $1,000.

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