This Manfrotto 502HD Pro Video Head & 755XB MDeVe Aluminum Video Tripod Kit from B&H Photo delivers a very versatile camera support rig. The included sturdy Manfrotto 755XB aluminum tripod was designed specifically for run-and-gun videographers using Mini-DV or DVCAM camcorders where rapid, reliable setup and take-down is paramount. The built-in 50mm leveling ball provides rapid column leveling on uneven terrain, and leg tubes are grooved and keyed for torsional stability during setup and use. Flip lever leg locks clamp down tightly in one motion, yet are adjustable for wear over time.
The 502HD video head has a flat base with a 3/8"-16 connection, with sturdy construction and featuring Manfrotto's patented bridging technology. The 502HD is designed for executing cinematic moves with compact camcorders and DSLR video cameras. Weight capacity is 12.2 lb and the counterbalance supports 8.8 lb. The balance plate's 3.27" range allows you to correct for uneven payloads that might be due to matte boxes or exotic DSLR rig configurations. The bridging technology ensures that the pan friction control is intuitive and easy to set, but also protected against knocks. There are independent locks for pan and tilt, and drag for both is selectable in a continuous range from zero to the max level. A durable padded carrying bag is included.