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Video Tripod

A video tripod differs from a stills tripod in several ways and are available as single legs, dual legs and legs with spreaders for extra stability. When buying a video camera tripod the primary consideration is the equipment load it will support, with different models offering various weight carrying capacities. Browse our comprehensive range of video-specific tripods legs and complete kits to find your perfect filmmaking set-up.

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Whether you’re buying professional video tripod legs or lightweight video tripods for travel, ensure that your camera and lens setup is not too heavy, as this could potentially damage the head or legs.

Another important consideration is which kind of video head you’ll need. A 3 way head will offer the smoothest movement when capturing panning and tilt motion and we offer numerous video tripod kits, which include a suitable head.

In order to support heavier loads such as professional camcorders, some legs are designed with horizontal spreaders, which are located either ground level, on the base of the tripod or mid level. Leg spreaders provide extra torsional stability, while increasing weight capacity and are therefore recommended to support heavy, professional equipment loads.

Another specification to check is the maximum height the tripod will reach, as you will need to film while standing up straight. Height is especially important for moviemaking, as you’ll sometimes use an addition monitor/recorder, or other tools to compose and expose scenes.

With these additional stability features you may find that a film tripod is quite heavy and cumbersome to move around. To help support and move particularly heavy loads, production teams will use a tripod dolly, which are also available from Park Cameras.

We stock a huge range of tripods, moviemaking equipment and related accessories from leading manufacturers including Manfrotto, Gitzo, and 3 Legged Thing. Customers benefit from free delivery on orders over £50 and our award winning service.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between a video tripod and a camera tripod?

What is the difference between a video tripod and a camera tripod?

There are several differences between a video tripod and a camera tripod. Camera tripods often have a removable ball head or 3-way head, whereas a video tripod will usually have a fluid head. Video legs may also have two or more vertical legs and additional support struts, called spreaders.

What should I look for in a video tripod?

What should I look for in a video tripod?

Important things to look for in a video tripod include weight capacity or payload, minimum and maximum height as well as which type of tripod head is included. The load capacity should be similar to your video equipment weight, with some room to grow as you change your gear.

Do you need a tripod for videography?

Do you need a tripod for videography?

Although many cameras now include excellent body and lens stabilisation, a tripod for videography will often create more professional looking results. Video footage shot from a stable platform will look extremely smooth, with excellent fluid panning and tilt motion shots, which help to raise the production quality of your videos.

Tripod for overhead video filming?

Tripod for overhead video filming?

When filming from above, the best tripod for overhead video filming is the Manfrotto 755XB MDeVe Aluminium Video Tripod, which has a removable centre column. The Benro C3883 CF Video Kit also comes with everything you need, including two columns to help you capture video from different angles.

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