Need a tripod. Smooth for video.

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by neonkru, Feb 2, 2010.

  1. neonkru macrumors regular

    Nov 3, 2009
    Hi! I need a tripod for filming video. i want something that is smooth while moving the camera angle.

    if you have a nice tripod, please show me. i also want to refer that i want the most economic tripod. max of 70-100$
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    What kind and model of a camera do you have and how much does it weigh?

    Have a look here for some kinds of tripods:

    I use the Gorillapod with my DSLR and heavy lenses and it is quite good. I also have a Manfrotto tripod (the exact model escapes me) and it could have a better tilt and pan head. I should have gone with a ball head instead.
  3. jampat macrumors 6502a

    Mar 17, 2008
    For smooth panning with video, a fluid head is what you want. Your budget doesn't allow for that.

    The old saying with tripods is you can pick any two of:
    a) solid
    b) light
    c) cheap

    Unfortunately, with that budget, you will likely have cheap and light, but not solid (and not a good fluid head, so panning won't be the smoothest).

    Check out this guys reviews:

    It is for photo tripods, but some have pan tilt heads and it is a pretty good review.

    The cheapest decent fluid heads on B&H are more than your entire budget (and you would need to add legs). They do have cheaper tripods with fluid heads that fit in your budget, but you will be quickly looking to upgrade if you use it often.

    Good luck
  4. neonkru thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 3, 2009

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