Magnus VT-300 Video Tripod with Fluid Head

Magnus Professional Full Size Tripod Bundle for Smartphones

Magnus Professional Full Size Tripod Bundle for Smartphones

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  • Includes Magnus VT-300 Video Tripod
  • Includes Lens Adapter/Camera Rig System
  • Includes 1.33x Anamorphic Lens
  • Includes Variable-Color LED Video Light
  • Includes LM8 Lavalier & Transmitter
  • Includes Beltpack & LM8 Lavalier
  • Includes Rode VideoMic Pro & Shockmount
  • Includes DeadCat VMPR Fur Windshield
  • Includes SC6 TRRS Input/Headphone Output
  • Includes 1/4"-20 to Cold Shoe Adapters
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This B&H Kit bundles items needed to put together a smartphone audio and video production rig. It bundles the Magnus VT-300 Video Tripod with Fluid Head with a Beastgrip Pro Smartphone Lens Adapter and Camera Rig System, a Moondog Labs 1.33x Anamorphic Lens, a Vidpro LED-330X Variable-Color On-Camera LED Video Light Kit, a Samson Go Mic Mobile Digital Wireless System with LM8 Lavalier and Belt Pack Transmitter, a Samson Go Mic Mobile Wireless Beltpack and LM8 Lavalier (No Receiver), a Rode SC6 Dual TRRS Input and Headphone Output for Smartphones, a Samson Go Mic Mobile Carry Case, Auray WLF-014-3 Foam Windscreens for 1/4" Diameter Microphones (3-Pack), WindTech TC-5 Universal Microphone Tie Clips (Set of 3), a Rode VideoMic Pro with Rycote Lyre Shockmount, a Rode DeadCat VMPR Artificial Fur Wind Shield, and a ProMediaGear 1/4"-20 Screw to Cold Shoe Adapter (2-Pack).

  • Magnus VT-300 Video Tripod with Fluid Head

    The Magnus VT-300 Video Tripod with Fluid Head is a lightweight and portable tripod system for shooting stable videos with DSLRs, small camcorders, and any other cameras up to 15 lb.

    A built-in fluid effect video head pans a full 360°, tilts up and down, and features independent pan and tilt locks for fixed-position shots. A pan bar and a snap-in quick release camera plate are included. The quick release plate features a 1/4"-20 camera mounting screw, a registration pin, and an anti-skid mounting surface.

    A center column raises or lowers at the turn of a hand crank to let you fine-tune a height without adjusting the tripod legs. A mid-level spreader keeps the legs steady when you adjust the tripod, and it locks to keep the legs secure once you've set the tripod in position. Both the center column and spreader are integrated. The maximum height of the tripod with the center column raised is 64.3".

    The tripod legs extend at two leg stages at the release of flip-locks. The legs feature replaceable rubber feet that provide grip on hard or slippery surfaces. An internal bubble level will help you position the tripod evenly on uneven ground. A carry case with a shoulder strap is included and will let you conveniently carry the tripod over your shoulder when you're travelling about.

    Portable Video Tripod System
    • Supports any camera up to 15 lb
    • Built-in pan/tilt fluid effect video head
    • Pans 360° and tilts up and down
    • Independent pan and tilt locks
    • Pan bar and quick-release camera plate included
    • Integrated center-column
    • Integrated mid-level spreader
    • Flip-lock leg locks
    • 64.3" maximum height
    • Replaceable rubber feet
    • Internal bubble level
    • Carry case with shoulder strap included
    UPC: 847628547704
  • Beastgrip Pro Smartphone Lens Adapter and Camera Rig System

    Improve your smartphone videography with the Beastgrip Pro Smartphone Lens Adapter and Camera Rig System. This ergonomic rig grips onto your smartphone and provides a 37mm threaded lens/filter mount, a cold shoe, and five 1/4"-20 standard tripod threaded holes. It is compatible with most smartphones, with or without protective cases, and allows easy access to ports and buttons. The modular rig can be used fully intact or simply as a tripod mount by removing extraneous components.

    UPC: 869738000054
  • Moondog Labs 1.33x Anamorphic Lens (37mm Thread, Gen 2)

    Designed for serious iPhone filmmakers and photographers, the 1.33x Anamorphic Lens from Moondog Labs elevates the look of your content to create compelling, professional-looking films and videos. Anamorphic lenses operate by capturing a wider image than would normally be possible with standard optics. They accomplish this by horizontally squeezing, or vertically stretching, a wider image onto your iPhone's sensor. As this lens performs a squeeze of 1.33x, the horizontal field of view will increase by 33%, which gives videos an aspect ratio of 2.40:1, as compared to the the spherical, or non-anamorphic ratio of 16:9 (1.78:1). The aspect ratio of still images will also increase 33%, from 4:3 (1.33:1) to 16:9 (1.78:1).

    Another benefit of using anamorphic lenses is that they preserve the full resolution of your phone's sensor for the mode you're shooting in. For example, since the iPhone natively shoots video with a 16:9 aspect ratio, you would have to apply a matte to your footage in post-production to create an anamorphic aspect ratio, which would result in part of the frame being wasted and thus lower resolution. Using an anamorphic lens would allow the wider image to natively fit into the iPhone's 16:9 video capture mode.

    This lens has been built using cinema-grade glass. Other characteristics of anamorphic lenses include organic flares and distortion for added character and depth. Please bear in mind that after capturing anamorphic content, a software de-squeeze must be performed, otherwise the content will look distorted.

    This lens has been designed to be compatible with a range of devices by attaching to a separate case with a 37mm lens mounting thread. Once attached, a dynamic clamping mechanism mounts securely for run-and-gun filming.

    Please note that while this lens has been designed specifically for the iPhone XR, XS, and XS Max, it is compatible with all previous iPhone models. It is recommended for the XR, XS, and XS Max because it has a larger aperture that is better suited for devices with a wider field of view. Using the previous model lens on your XR, XS, or XS Max will lead to some corner softness.

    General Features

    Increases the horizontal field of view by 33%
    Increases the aspect ratio of videos from 1.78:1 (16:9) to 2.40:1
    Increases the aspect ratio of still images from 1.33:1 (4:3) to 1.78:1 (16:9)
    Preserves full sensor resolution
    Organic flares and distortion for added character and depth
    Cinema-grade glass and anodized aluminum design
    Dynamic clamping mechanism mounts securely for run-and-gun filming
    A software de-squeeze is required. Customized settings are available in many popular apps
    A protective case, lens cap, and microfiber storage bag are included
    UPC: 854351006408
  • Vidpro LED-330X Variable-Color On-Camera LED Video Light Kit

    Featuring 330 LEDs, the LED-330X Variable-Color On-Camera LED Video Light from Vidpro produces a 180W equivalent, 70° light beam while maintaining a slim, lightweight, and portable design. It features variable color temperature between tungsten-balanced 3200K and daylight-balanced 5600K, and a stepless dimmer that lets you adjust the light output from 100% down to 10%.

    Integrated barn doors allow you to control light spill, limit light leaks from the edges, and provide directionality to your light. For power, the LED-300X accepts a single Sony L-series (NP-F) type battery, and a FP-F550 type battery and charger are included as part of this lighting kit. An AC power supply is also included for continuous power. Also included is a soft diffuser and an adjustable shoe-mount.

    Key Features
    • Slim, lightweight, and portable design
    • 330 LEDs produce a 180W equivalent light beam
    • 3200 to 5600K variable color temperature
    • 70° beam angle
    • Adjustable stepless dimmer for 10-100% brightness control
    • Integrated barn doors
    • Powered by Sony L-series (NP-F) type battery
    • NP-F550 type battery and charger included
    • Soft diffuser included
    • 1/4"-20 mounting thread
    • Adjustable shoe mount
    UPC: 026127770787
  • Samson Go Mic Mobile Digital Wireless System with LM8 Lavalier and Belt Pack Transmitter

    Designed for mobile filmmakers, the Samson Go Mic Mobile System provides both a dual-channel receiver and a transmitter in the form of an LM8 lavalier and belt pack transmitter. The receiver, which is dual-channel, can mount directly to your smartphone or DSLR camera, and allow you to transmit 48 kHz audio directly to the destination of your choosing.

    The receiver itself plugs directly into iOS devices with the included micro-USB to Lightning cable, though it can also communicate with other devices utilizing either micro-USB or USB-C cables. Once the transmitter and receiver are paired, low-latency audio streams from one to the other without sync issues. The system works at distances of up to 100’ line of sight, operating on the 2.4 GHz frequency band, and giving you a frequency response of 10 Hz to 22 kHz for high-quality audio capture.

    With the LM8 lavalier and included belt pack transmitter, you'll have a discreet, low-profile microphone, as well as freedom of movement. The system’s rechargeable lithium-ion battery can last up to 12 hours, doing so without draining the battery of your smartphone. Included in the Go Mic Mobile are a 3.5mm headphone/line-out cable for monitoring, as well as a shoe mount adapter.

    Note: The Samson Go Mic Mobile offers digital audio compatibility with Android devices running Android 5.0 (Lollipop) or later that allow USB digital audio connectivity. Not all Android applications support USB audio, and you may need to download a third-party app to use this feature. Analog connectivity via the included 1/8" (3.5mm) cable is offered as an alternative solution.

    Key Features at a Glance
    • 2.4 GHz digital wireless system
    • Low-latency audio transmission with no video sync issues
    • Dual-channel receiver mounts directly to smartphones or cameras via included shoe mount adapter
    • Plugs directly into iPhone and other iOS devices via included micro-USB to Lightning cable
    • Plugs directly into Android devices via USB to micro-USB, or micro-USB to USB Type-C cables
    • Receiver offers up to 12 hours of battery life via rechargeable lithium-ion battery
    • Frequency response of 10 Hz to 22 kHz
    • Switchable 3.5mm headphone/line and USB audio outputs with volume control
    • LM8 lavalier and belt pack transmitter
    • 100' operating range (line of sight)
    • Up to three simultaneous systems, for six total transmitters
    • USB charge cable, 3.5mm audio cable, and power adapter also included
    UPC: 809164219170
  • Samson Go Mic Mobile Wireless Beltpack and LM8 Lavalier (No Receiver)

    The Go Mic Mobile Wireless Beltpack and LM8 Lavalier (No Receiver) from Samson is a replacement beltpack and LM8 lavalier mic for the Go Mic wireless microphone system. It can be used when paired with the Go Mic receiver (sold separately) to capture audio for interviews or speeches, on your smartphone, or DSLR camera.

    The Go Mic beltpack and LM8 lavalier mic is suitable for performers who which to exhibit freedom of movement in their visual recordings. It is built with an LED status indicator, a power switch, and uses two AA alkaline batteries that can last up to 20 hours. Additionally, the transmitter has a 100' line-of-sight range.

    Note: The Samson Go Mic Mobile offers digital audio compatibility with Android devices running Android 5.0 (Lollipop) or later that allow USB digital audio connectivity. Not all Android applications support USB audio, and you may need to download a third party app to use this feature. Analog connectivity via a 1/8" (3.5mm) cable is offered as an alternative solution.

    UPC: 809164219286
  • Rode SC6 Dual TRRS Input and Headphone Output for Smartphones

    The RØDE SC6 Dual TRRS Input and Headphone Output for Smartphones is an input/output breakout box for smartphones and tablets. It has two TRRS inputs and one stereo headphone output. It connects to any TRRS device, such as your smartphone, and allows you to use one or two smartLav microphones while providing a headphone jack for monitoring and playback. Use it to monitor audio from the smartLav and input two smartLavs into the mono channel in interview or dual-dialog applications.

    UPC: 698813003280
  • Samson Go Mic Mobile Carry Case

    The Go Mic Mobile Carry Case by Samson is a zippered, pocketed case for Samson's Go Mic Mobile Wireless Systems. It will hold one Go Mic Mobile GMM receiver, one HXD2-Q8 handheld mic transmitter, one PXD2 beltpack transmitter, AC adapter and all Go Mic Mobile cables and accessories.

    UPC: 809164224730
  • Auray WLF-014-3 Foam Windscreens for 1/4" Diameter Microphones (3 Pack)

    The Auray WLF Series Foam Windscreens are designed to reduce unwanted vocal pops and broadband wind noise with minimal high frequency loss.

    This WLF-014-3 Foam Windscreen is designed for use with headset and lavalier mics with a 1/4" diameter. The density of the specialty acoustic foam is optimized to help protect the microphone element from air bursts without muffling the sound.

    Whether used on headset, or lavalier microphones, these windscreens are effective in minimizing wind noise and plosive sounds. They are most effective in calm to light breeze conditions (0-7mph), and can be used indoors for protection against drafts caused by air-conditioners. Users can generally expect a notable reduction in wind noise, with very slight dampening of high frequencies. For most applications, this is a worthwhile exchange.

    The WLF-014-3's foam is hypoallergenic and helps prevent moisture and dirt from damaging your microphone. The windscreens are designed to fit microphones from Audio-Technica, Audix, Beyerdynamic, Electro-Voice, Shure and others.

    The WLF-014-3 Foam Windscreens for 1/4" Diameter Microphones are an effective solution for basic wind protection.

    Fits these and other similar sized microphones:
    Audio-Technica ATM15, ATM73a, Pro7a, AT803, AT830, AT831, AT837, AT855, AT859
    Audix TR-40
    Beyerdynamic MCE10
    AKG C407, C417, CK970
    Crown GLM100, GLM200
    Electro-Voice HM-1
    Shure SM93, SM99, WCM-16
    Telex PH-21, PH-22, PH23
    UPC: 847628562899
  • WindTech TC-5 Universal Microphone Tie Clips (Set of 3)

    These WindTech TC-5 Universal Microphone Tie Clips will secure any lavalier microphone cable measuring 0.05 - 0.07" (1.45 - 1.70mm) in diameter. The clips are sold as a set of 3.

  • Rode VideoMic Pro with Rycote Lyre Shockmount

    The VideoMic Pro with Rycote Lyre Shockmount from Rode is a supercardioid condenser shotgun microphone that terminates in a 1/8" stereo mini-jack (dual mono), includes an integrated shockmount, and an integrated foam windscreen. It can be used to capture audio for camcorders, DSLR, and portable recorders as a source of primary and reference audio.

    The VideoMic Pro has been upgraded from earlier models with a 1/2" condenser capsule that provides broadcast-quality audio. Its 1/8" stereo mini-jack connector (outputting the mono signal to both left and right channels) delivers low self-noise of just 14 dB. A supercardioid polar pattern ensures that surrounding audio is minimized, and your recording is focused on the subject in front of the camera.

    In addition, the Rycote Lyre-based shockmount is built from a single piece of hard-wearing thermoplastic. It separates the VideoMic Pro capsule and electronics from its mount, providing isolation from external physical factors that may cause unwanted rumble and vibrations in the microphone. This suspension will never wear out, sag or snap.

    Easily accessible on the rear face of the microphone are the power, the filter, the level controls and a selectable high-pass filter at 80 Hz. The filter will prevent low-end noise such as air conditioners and traffic from being recorded. Furthermore, the -10 dB (or pad) is suitable when recording loud sound sources such as live music, motorsports, or interviews, where the subject is very close to the camera. There is a +20 dB level boost designed for use with DSLR cameras, so the user can reduce the camera's preamp level, effectively reducing the amount of noise generated by the camera's audio circuitry.

    The Rode VideoMic Pro uses a standard sized shoe-mount for on-camera use and features a 3/8" thread in the base of the mount for easy boom-pole mounting. The VideoMic Pro is battery powered and provides over 70-hours recording from a single 9V battery.

    9V battery powered with over 70 hours use (alkaline)
    Camera shoe mount with 3/8" thread for easy boom-pole mounting
    Compact form factor is only 6.7" length
    Limited 10-year warranty with online registration
    UPC: 698813004195
  • Rode DeadCat VMPR Artificial Fur Wind Shield

    The DeadCat VMPR Artificial Fur Wind Shield from Rode is a furry wind-cover for the VideoMic Pro with the Lyre Shock-mount (sold separately). The artificial fur minimizes wind-noise in windy environments while remaining acoustically transparent. Not compatible with VideoMic Pro with band suspension.

    UPC: 698813004324
  • 2 x ProMediaGear 1/4"-20 Screw to Cold Shoe Adapter (2-Pack)

    This 1/4"-20 Screw to Cold Shoe Adapter from ProMediaGear is a simple means for converting any 1/4"-20 socket to accept shoe-mount accessories. Screw stoppers are integrated into the design to prevent accessories from sliding out and a center flash safety pin is compatible with Canon and Nikon flashes. The adapter includes a captive screw to secure the shoe in place via the included 5/32 Allen key.

    This item is a 2-pack of 1/4"-20 to cold shoe adapters.

    UPC: 609456714198
  • Magnus VT-300 Video Tripod with Fluid Head
    Load Capacity 15 lb / 6.8 kg
    Maximum Height Center Column Fully Extended: 64.3" / 163 cm
    Center Column Lowered: 52" / 132 cm
    Minimum Height 25" / 63.5 cm
    Folded Length 26.5" / 67.3 cm
    Video Head Built-in pan and tilt video
    Independent pan and tilt locks
    Pans full 360°
    Tilts -90 to 85°
    Camera Plate Quick release plate with 1/4"-20 camera mounting screw
    Center Column Integrated center column with geared friction control
    Spreader Integrated locking mid-level spreader
    Leg Stages/Sections 2/3
    Leg Lock Type Flip-lock
    Leveling Bubble Yes, non-illuminated
    Spiked Feet No
    Material Aluminum
    Weight 4.5 lb / 2 kg
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 27.0 x 5.1 x 5.1"
  • Beastgrip Pro Smartphone Lens Adapter and Camera Rig System
    Compatibility Smartphones 2.0 to 3.6" (5.0 to 9.2 cm) wide and up to 0.7" (1.8 cm) thick, with camera positioned 3.7 to 6.9" (9.5 to 17.6 cm) away from the bottom edge and 0.7 to 2.7" (1.8 to 6.8 cm) from the side.

    Select devices, such as the LG G2 and G Flex, are not compatible. Other devices, such as the Lumia 1520, require modification of the Beastgrip Pro.
    Lens Mount Size 37 mm
    Tripod Socket 5 x 1/4"-20 threaded holes
    Shoe & Accessory Mounts 1 x cold shoe
    Dimensions 7.25 x 2.25 x 4" (18.4 x 5.7 x 10 cm)
    Weight 11.0 oz (312 g)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.35 x 5.8 x 2.6"
  • Moondog Labs 1.33x Anamorphic Lens (37mm Thread, Gen 2)
    Compatibility Please review Moondog Labs' compatibility table for device and mounting options
    Dimensions Not specified by manufacturer
    Weight 1.2 oz / 33 g
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 4.2 x 3.2 x 3.1"
  • Vidpro LED-330X Variable-Color On-Camera LED Video Light Kit
    Light Fixture
    Beam Angle 70°
    Color Temperature 3200 to 5600K
    Color Accuracy Standard CRI 90
    Dimming Yes, 10 to 100% (Continuous)
    Number of LEDs 330
    Power
    Battery Plate 1 x Sony L-Series (NP-F)
    DC Input Power 7 to 8 VDC
    Max Power Consumption 25 W
    Power Source External Battery
    Physical
    Mount Type 1/4"-20 Female Thread, Cold Shoe
    Dimensions 7.1 x 4.9 x 1.4"  / 18 x 12.5 x 3.5 cm
    Weight 14.2 oz / 402.6 g
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.9 x 8.95 x 2.2"
  • Samson Go Mic Mobile Digital Wireless System with LM8 Lavalier and Belt Pack Transmitter
    # Of Simultaneous Systems 3
    Working Range 100' / 30.5 m line of sight
    Working Frequency 2.404 to approximately 2.476 GHz
    Frequency Response 10 Hz to 22 kHz
    Signal to Noise Ratio 90 dB A-weighted, at minimum gain
    78 dB A-weighted, at maximum gain
    Maximum Audio Output Level Analog From Headphone Jack: +6 dBu = 4.4 Vpp
    70 mW per side into 32 Ohm headphones
    Sample Rate (Audio) Over USB: 48 kHz
    Audio Support Over USB: Windows, mac OS, iOS, Android, Linux
    Battery Life Up to 12 hours from internal rechargeable lithium-ion battery
    Included Transmitter LM8 lavalier and belt pack transmitter
    RF Power <10 mW EIRP
    Dimensions and Weight Not specified by manufacturer
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.8 x 7.65 x 2.5"
  • Samson Go Mic Mobile Wireless Beltpack and LM8 Lavalier (No Receiver)
    System Specifications
    # Of Simultaneous Systems 3
    Working Range 100' / 30.5 m line-of-sight
    Working Frequency 2.406 to approximately 2.478 GHz
    Frequency Response 10 Hz to 22 kHz
    Signal to Noise Ratio 90 dB A-weighted, at minimum gain
    78 dB A-weighted, at maximum gain
    Beltpack Transmitter
    Microphone LM8 lavalier
    Input Connector Mini-XLR (P3)
    RF Power <10 mW EIRP
    Power Requirements Two AA (LR6) alkaline batteries
    Battery Life 20 hours
    Dimensions Not specified by manufacturer
    Weight Not specified by manufacturer
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.4 x 4.7 x 2.0"
  • Rode SC6 Dual TRRS Input and Headphone Output for Smartphones
    Dimensions (HxWxD) 2 x 2 x 2" (50 x 50 x 50 mm)
    Weight 1.8 oz (50 g)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 3.1 x 2.85 x 1.05"
  • Samson Go Mic Mobile Carry Case
    Dimension (L x W x H) 11 x 5 x 3" / 27.9 x 12.7 x 7.6 cm
    Weight 0.5 lb / 0.2 kg
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.3 x 6.1 x 3.2"
  • Auray WLF-014-3 Foam Windscreens for 1/4" Diameter Microphones (3 Pack)
    Diameter 1/4"
    Construction Foam
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 3.95 x 3.2 x 1.3"
  • WindTech TC-5 Universal Microphone Tie Clips (Set of 3)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 2.6 x 1.0 x 0.5"
  • Rode VideoMic Pro with Rycote Lyre Shockmount
    Acoustic Principle Line Gradient Condenser
    Directional Pattern Supercardioid
    Frequency Response 40 Hz - 20 kHz (selectable HPF @80 Hz)
    Sensitivity -32 dB re 1 V/Pa (20 mV @ 94 dB SPL) ± 2 dB @ 1 kHz
    Output Impedance 200 Ohms
    Equivalent Noise 14 dB
    Maximum Output +6.9 dBu (@ 1% THD into 1 kOhms)
    Dynamic Range 120 dB (as per IEC 651)
    Maximum SPL 134 dB (@ 1 kHz, 1% THD into 1 kOhms load)
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio 80 dB
    Battery Type 1 x 9 V alkaline battery (current 7.8 mA)
    Level Control Three-position (-10 dB, 0, +20 dB)
    High Pass Filter Two-step (flat, 80 Hz)
    Output Connectors 1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) stereo mini-jack (dual mono)
    Low Frequency Roll-Off 80 Hz High Pass Filter
    Dimensions (HxWxL) 2.95 x 3.93 x 6.69" (75 x 100 x 170 mm)
    Weight 3 oz (85g)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.6 x 5.15 x 3.1"
  • Rode DeadCat VMPR Artificial Fur Wind Shield
    Material Faux Fur
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.2 x 5.05 x 1.5"
  • 2 x ProMediaGear 1/4"-20 Screw to Cold Shoe Adapter (2-Pack)
    Bottom Mount 1 x 1/4"-20 Male
    Top Mount 1 x Accessory Shoe
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.1 x 2.7 x 1.0"
Professional Full Size Tripod Bundle for Smartphones is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 388.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Nice fluid head with an achilles heel.. As a media instructor, I was looking for a reasonably priced tripod with a fluid head. I bought a few of these and was pleased with them so I got some more. 15 in total. After 9 months of use by high school students, 3 of the tripods have broken- all in the same place. The point where the top of the leg connects to the tripod. There's a kind of knuckle joint there and the leg pivots on a small nub of plastic- this is the bit that sheared off. A metal pin at such a crucial pivot point would make a lot more sense. Check a few of the pictures to see this connection area
Date published: 2014-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice Tripod for Video I gave it a five star rating because I can't think of a reason to give it anything less. I was very impressed with the quality. Comes with a nice case and folds up quickly and small enough for my needs. The head moves effortlessly in any direction. Nice professional look to it as well. I went back an reread some of the con reviews and have to say I saw none of the problems that several people wrote about. No parts fell or broke. It wasn't unstable - in fact it's very stable and has a much more solid feel than I had expected. Yes there are more expensive tripods. but for the money this one really does a great job especially for any of the light weight, small video cameras popular today.
Date published: 2012-04-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wonderful Low-Cost Tripod I've used several tripods before, some expensive ones (for 35mm hollywood film cameras) and some cheap ones ($ from @), and among the inexpensive tripods, this one is quite fantastic.The fluid head is pretty much an absolute must, for anyone who either wants to make more polished home videos, or for the budding high school film kid who doesn't have a whole lot of cash. I'm curently using it for some in-office testimonial and instructional videos, so very light-weight usage, so I can't say much about how rugged the tripod is, but it definitely has a weight to it and seems like it could take some abuse.Overall, I'm very happy with it.
Date published: 2012-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Product I use this tripod for a crane we bought that our other tripods can't hold. This product is very sturdy and I haven't had problems with it yet. I have used it close to 100 different times and each time I enjoy it more. The only, not so good thing about it is the crank handle. It's a pain for me because I am not used to a tripod like that however it hasn't broke yet so I am happy. One more small thing but it is something you have to just practice is when you go up and down while using a crane it tends to stick sometimes, you just have to make sure the nobs are loose enough for it to move the way you want. It takes a minute but i have it down packed on how to use it.
Date published: 2014-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great tripod for a great price! This replaced a $30 tripod I bought a few years ago to get me by, and I'm very happy with the results I've gotten from this tripod. The pan/tilt is very consistent and smooth for video work. The height capabilities are ample. Great build quality, while being light and moderately compact. The mounting sled has a cool spring-loaded feature that releases the lock when you place the camera in the head. The only con for this product is, the zipper on the included carrying bag got stuck the second time I used it so, I had to cut the zipper open to get the tripod out. Seemed like a nice bag, but looks were deceiving. Bag issues aside, this is a great tripod and an amazing value!
Date published: 2011-09-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very stable and great for panning. This tripod was a great choice for me and has definitely improved the quality of my video productions. The build quality is very good, but you can tell some parts are made of plastic. It's very stable and easy to level in a hurry using the bubble level. My favorite part is the fluid head, it provides for very smooth panning and titling. I just wish there was a way to adjust the tension a bit. The tripod is relatively lightweight, but heavy enough to be sturdy and not blow over in the wind. The included case is nice and I like it that they offer extra quick release plates. Overall this is a very good product and I'll definitely look at the higher-end Magnus tripods when I need an upgrade again.
Date published: 2016-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Price doesnt determine qaulity This tripod surpasses my expectations! First off all, the pan and tilt are much better than I assumed, even at 20X zoom! I also have used a manfrotto 502 and there is actually not a huge difference. However, although there is some metal, there is a lot of plastic; albiet sturdy. Nonetheless I would recommend some pre-cautions to purchasing, though i have not had any problems, i could see some yet arising. With that said, i dont believe there is much debate that this tripod is a wonderful deal with extremely smooth tilt/pan even at the same time. It is very stiff however, though it has been a none issue for me. I would definitely recommend this if your a filmer; its a must have.
Date published: 2013-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pleasantly Surprised Most of my video is of our travels . Like 32 hrs of video in the Canadian Rockies . I own 3 tripods but I use them mostly when shooting our Church Musicals , friend's weddings and our family reunions . The tripods work fine unless I want to pan or tilt .Then I have problems with jerky video . I decided I needed a fluid head tripod , but they are expensive & I only need them one or 2 times a year . After shopping tripods off & on over the years . I read about the Pearstone VT-2100. It was affordable & had good reviews . When I received it , I was surprised how sturdy the tripod was & fluid head was very smooth . I would not consider using one of my other tripods for video again . It is hard to believe the quality you receive for the low price .
Date published: 2012-12-04
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Where is it made?
Asked by: Ryan M.
The Magnus VT-300's country of origin is currently China.
Answered by: Joseph P.
Date published: 2018-08-28

Does this tripod work with the Sony AX53 ...

Does this tripod work with the Sony AX53 camcorder?
Asked by: Wendy
Yes, this is a great tripod for the Sony AX53. https://bhpho.to/2mj6Gfh
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2019-01-04

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Magnus VT300 says it will support 15lbs. I have a VT4000 that is much sturdier and it says it supports up to 8.8lbs. What is the difference?
Asked by: Allison
According to the makers of the tripods: The difference is the counterbalance on the VT-4000, vs failure weight on the VT-300.So the VT-4000 will counterbalance a camera load of 8.8 lbs without assistance.The VT-300 has no such spring, but will securely hold 15lbs in position with the locks engaged without any slipping.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2019-04-13

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My Magnus VT-300 tripod has a leg section that falls out and one flip lock that does not lock. Can these be fixed?
Asked by: Allison
Please contact the manufacturer for service and support. &lt;a href= http://www.gradusgroup.com/support target= _blank &gt;www.gradusgroup.com/support&lt;/a&gt;
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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Is pearstone now magnus? I'm looking for a matching set for the tripos I already have.
Asked by: Victor A.
Magnus and Pearstone are brand names owned by Gradus Group.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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Would this tripod work with Panasonic AG-AC8PJ AVCCAM HD Shoulder-Mount Camcorder?
Asked by: Sarah R.
The Panasonic AG-AC8PJ weighs 5lbs and the Magnus VT-300 Video Tripod has a rating of 15lbs. That is plenty of capacity in the tripod so you are good to go.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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Is it possible put it in a suitcase?
Asked by: Anonymous
Of course shure
Answered by: JOEL D.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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Where this tripod made??
Asked by: Anonymous
China
Answered by: ANDREW C.
Date published: 2018-08-28
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