Tripod selection Criteria for Camcorder use

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  1. Topefisher

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    What are the main considerations when selecting a tripod specific to camcorder use.

    There appears to be 2 x main common price bracket ranges i.e. those around the £30-£40 mark and those at the £75-£100 mark.

    At the moment I am looking at the lighter models of around the 1.3kg mark where I know that I will have to loose some stability for the lightness.

    What should I be looking for up at the business end?
     
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    There is a huge range of prices of tripods... you can get ones for several hundreds of pounds (or even thousands...)

    You want a smooth, fluid head. Better tripods will have a fluid head, where the tension is caused by fluid (oil). Cheaper ones have plates and use friction.

    You want to be able to pan smoothly.

    For budget tripods I like Velbon, DV7000 is heavy but good. There are cheaper lighter models which are also decent.
    Manfrotto makes good heads, but you are talking £200 including a decent set of legs.
     

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