Libec Hands-Free Monopod Kit with TH-X Pan-and-Tilt Video Head and Bowl Clamp

Libec Hands-Free Monopod Kit with TH-X Pan-and-Tilt Video Head and Bowl Clamp

Libec Hands-Free Monopod Kit with TH-X Pan-and-Tilt Video Head and Bowl Clamp

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Product Highlights

  • True-Fluid, Pan-and-Tilt Video Head
  • Monopod with Free-Standing Base
  • Foot-Activated Latch Allows Swivel, Tilt
  • Swivel 360°, Tilt 20°
  • Load Capacity: 9 lb
  • Maximum Height: 74.6"
  • Minimum Height: 34.4"
  • Folded Length: 34.3"
  • 3 Sections, Flip Locks
  • Carry Bag with Shoulder Strap
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Included Accessories: Video Head, Bowl Clamp, Monopod Case

APX Adapter Plate

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Monopod Case Video Head, Bowl Clamp, Monopod Case

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Libec HFMP KIT overview

  • 1Description

The Libec Hands-Free Monopod Kit includes a TH-X pan-and-tilt video head and bowl clamp, as well as a monopod with a tripod base. Together, the video head, monopod, and tripod base combine to create a complete, versatile, and easy-to-use support system for recording with a video camera, camcorder, or DSLR.

A flat-base, true-fluid head, the TH-X pan-and-tilt video head is compatible with tripods or support systems that feature a 3/8"-16 mount. It offers a +90°/-80° tilt angle, a 360° pan angle, a fixed counterbalance and drag mode, plus an interchangeable pan bar with a rubber grip. Both the pan and tilt movements can each be locked into place and the head's camera plate has a ±30mm sliding range. For adaptability to video tripods that utilize a 65mm bowl, the TH-X Bowl Clamp connects to the bottom of the video head using its 3/8"-16 mount.

The tripod base connects to the bottom of the monopod and features fold-out legs that when deployed, produces a 17.3" spread, forming a stable, free-standing platform. This platform allows the monopod and the camera used with it to swivel 360° independently of the video head and be tilted 20° in any direction. A foot-activated latch is positioned between the legs and the bottom of the monopod. Pressing and releasing the latch unlocks it, enabling the swivel and tilt movements for smooth angle or perspective adjustments. After recording a subject at a desired angle while gripping the monopod as well as the attached video head, the monopod can be returned to the upright position and locked into place by again pressing and releasing the latch.

When configured with its video head and tripod base, the Libec Hands-Free Monopod Kit supports up to 9 lb and measures 34.3" when folded. The monopod consists of three sections which utilize flip locks for fast deployment, and with the video head, can be positioned for a minimum height of 34.4" to a maximum height of 74.6". A rubber cover along the top section provides a secure and comfortable grip while moving the monopod, and rubber feet on the base's legs help to enhance stability on a wide variety of surfaces.

Tripod or monopod heads, as well as cameras, lenses, or sport optics that are directly compatible with a 3/8"-16 mount can be connected to the top of this kit's monopod. It is constructed from aluminum-alloy for durability while remaining lightweight, has an integrated wrist strap, and a shoulder bag with a drawstring closure that can accommodate the entire Libec Hands-Free Monopod Kit is included for storage and transport.

Use and Handling
  • Included video head, monopod, and tripod base combine to create a complete, versatile, and easy-to-use support system for recording with a video camera, camcorder, or DSLR
  • Video head offers a +90°/-80° tilt angle, a 360° pan angle, a fixed counterbalance and drag mode, plus an interchangeable pan bar with a rubber grip
  • Pan and tilt movements on video head can each be locked into place
  • Camera plate for video head has a ±30mm sliding range
  • Bowl clamp connects to the bottom of the video head to provide adaptability to video tripods that utilize a 65mm bowl
  • When deployed, fold-out legs on the tripod base produce a 17.3" spread, forming a stable, free-standing platform that allows the monopod to swivel 360° and be tilted 20° in any direction
  • Foot-activated latch positioned between the legs and the bottom of the monopod enables swivel and tilt movements
  • After recording at an angle, monopod can be returned to the upright position and locked into place
  • When combined, video head, monopod and base supports up to 9 lb, measures 34.3" when folded, and weighs 5.9 lb
  • Individually, monopod and base measure 24.5" and 8.4" when folded
  • Video head, monopod and base can be set for a minimum height of 34.4" to a maximum height of 74.6"
  • Monopod features 3 sections and flip locks for fast deployment
  • Rubber cover on top section of monopod provides a secure and comfortable grip
  • Rubber feet on base help to enhance stability on a wide variety of surfaces
Construction Details
  • Flat-base, true-fluid video head is compatible with tripods or support systems that feature a 3/8"-16 mount
  • Video head features an operating temperature range of -4°F to 140°F
  • Monopod is constructed from aluminum-alloy for durability while remaining lightweight
  • 3/8"-16 mount
  • Integrated monopod wrist strap
  • Includes nylon carry bag with drawstring closure and shoulder strap
In the Box
Libec Hands-Free Monopod Kit with TH-X Pan-and-Tilt Video Head and Bowl Clamp
  • Video Head
  • Pan Handle
  • Camera Plate
  • Bowl Clamp
  • Rosette Cover
  • Bag
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Libec HFMP KIT specs

    Maximum Height 74.6" (189.5 cm)
    Minimum Height 34.4" (87.4 cm)
    Folded Length 34.3" (87.1 cm)
    Load Capacity 9 lb (4.1 kg)
    Swivel Video Head: Yes, 360°
    Monopod and Tripod Base: Yes, 360°
    Tilt Video Head: +90°/-80°
    Monopod and Tripod Base: ±20°
    Camera Plate Sliding Range ±1.2" (±30 mm)
    Leg Sections Monopod: 3
    Leg Lock Type Monopod: Flip
    Male Thread Size Bowl Clamp: 3/8"-16
    Monopod: 3/8"-16
    Operating Temperature Range Video Head: -4 to 140°F (-20 to 60°C)
    Weight 5.9 lb (2.7 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 9.15 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 35.6 x 6.2 x 5.7"

    Libec HFMP KIT reviews

    Hands-Free Monopod Kit with TH-X Pan-and-Tilt Video Head and Bowl Clamp is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 8.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great and versatile monopod so far I use this with my Sony A6300 for shooting run and gun video and for the few weeks I've had it I have been using it a lot and it's really allowed me to open up my shooting style and get a wider variety of shots. This is my first high quality monopod and the killer feature has for me worked so far with a lightweight camera and few accessories mounted on it, namely the ability to leave it standing safely and also being able to pivot the 360 degrees has allowed me to shoot faster and produce higher quality work. I am not aware of this company but decided to give them a try. My last monopod broke within a week, I know the Manfrotto have great lifespans, so this is my only concern so far, how long will this last? So far it's holding up great but until I put a lot more time of use with this, can't quite give it 5 stars but I'm willing to revisit this later if it does hold up with no issues.
    Date published: 2017-03-07
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great buy I bought this monopod after extensive research online and YouTube. I must say I am very satisfied with this purchase. It is a work Horse. Great monopod. My only gripes are that it's a little wobbly. Yes you can put your camera on it and be hands free but it's quite unstable. I also wish you could lock the pan from the base especially when panning from the fluid head. Lastly it's a bit on the heavy side. These are minors though. Once you get use to it you can maneuver around those shortcomings. Overall it's great. Easy to set up. Great for run and gun situations.
    Date published: 2017-09-19
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Time will tell how it stands I was looking for a video monopod and a fluid head for my slider. One of the criterias was the QR plate must also fit my Manfrotto 504HD. Manfrotto's monopod video heads don't have panning feature that's why I looked for something else. As soon as the Libec HFMP came out I found this could be a solution. While I always appreciate Manfrotto's tight tolerance yet smooth operation, the HFMP is a bit shy on smoothness. The HFMP's video head has many plastic parts so I wonder whether it can survive videographers reasonable abuse on their equipment. It is a quite long and heavy monopod therefore I would suggest you to feel it and try it out at store before buying. I am a international customer in Canada and didn't have a chance to do so but to me I'm fine with exploring it. P.S. When I unboxed it and fully extended the leg sections, I found touch up with black marker traces on some spots!
    Date published: 2017-03-31
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Poor build. Terrible Libec Support Don't buy the hype like I did. This thing is just poorly built. The base unscrewed and threads are stripped after only 5 months. When I try to re-screw the base on, the threads are so weak that it never tightens properly and comes off within minutes. No product should fall apart like this. I was actually excited and managed to have some of my work featured on Libec's site (see the Storm Chaser user feature). Even without that, I would expect that any company worth its salt would want to fix this. Nope. They questioned my usage - which was normal - and if I had read the manual. I had to ask their sales guy in SoCal to take it in for repair rather than a Warranty fix/ replace which is what this SHOULD be. The HFMP is marketed as something both innovative and strong. In fact, the super large feet are not nearly as rigid as you'd expect. What's more, they get in the way a lot and this contributes to people accidentally bumping into them and getting the base unscrewed. I also owned a Tripod and slider system from these guys and they both were junky and returned. Don't waste your time with this.
    Date published: 2017-10-01
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Almost Perfect Overall the HFMP is an excellent monopod, stable enough for me to trust standing on it's own (as long as I'm not too far away). The feet offer a very wide spread, the flip locks are quick and easy to use, and the head is perfect for DSLR-type shooters. (I use the BMPCC.) While the fluid drag isn't adjustable at all, I find it to be just the right amount for smaller cameras, allowing very smooth movement, but still staying in place wherever I land without needing to lock the tilt. The foot-release is a most convenient feature, allowing you to lock and unlock the upright position very quickly. The only flaw with this monopod, and one that may cause me to try the Sirui, is that the ball joint just above the feet is waaaaay to loose. This matters because the unless you're on a PERFECTLY level surface (and I'm surprised just how rare that is, even indoors), you won't be able to lock the monopod upright. And with no drag or resistance at all to the ball joint, this monopod becomes MUCH less usable on anything but a perfectly level surface.
    Date published: 2017-07-31
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for one handed use and quick shots Contrary to some of the other reviews I have had a fantastic experience with this. What I like the most is I can stabilize with one hand (Canon C200) while doing other things, like focussing and adjusting settings. The base allows for a stable upright or with a click of the foot a free tilt. This free tilt can also be used for a (short) smooth pan (to an extent). Construction seems good to me, and it folds up nice for easy transport.
    Date published: 2018-06-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Monopod for my DVX200 Camcorder Used this for the first time a few days ago and was extremely impressed. My DVX200 with large battery weighs close to 7 lbs and I was afraid it would be a bit top heavy but was amazed at how stable everything was. The fluid head was extremely well made and exceptionally smooth and I had no problem using the monopod hands free. Extremely well made. I'm now going to buy the Libec ALX S8 Slider System
    Date published: 2017-11-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Monopod Ever Everything I've been searching for in a monopod
    Date published: 2017-03-22
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