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How to Use Video Tripods in 60 Seconds

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This post is part of a series called 60 Second Video Tutorials.
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The Basics of Tripods

Welcome to Tripods for Video in 60 Seconds, in which you can learn a skill or technique in just a minute!

Tripods for Video in 60 Seconds

Tripods for filming are fundamentally different from those we would use in photography. Find out how to choose the right one for you here, in 60 seconds.

And browse the incredible selection of Stock Footage available through VideoHive for essential video resources.

 

What You Need to Know About Tripods

A solid base for shots that require no movement and smooth tilt and pan are the essential ingredients for a tripod. Height is also a requirement. Say you are filming a documentary, and you are positioned in the crowd, that extra foot that the tripod gives you above people's heads is incredibly useful.

Tripod Height

Also if you're filming run and gun, the speed that you can adapt can be critical. So a quick release plate is a must. The tripod also acts as a solid base for other equipment, like a slider. Next to your camera, a proper tripod is the thing that you just can't do without.

Tripod Slider Equipment

Want to learn more? Check out the video above to see this lesson at work!

A Bit More Detail

Learn more about Tripods on Envato Tuts+:

60 Seconds?!

This is part of a series of quick video tutorials on Envato Tuts+ in which we introduce a range of subjects, all in 60 seconds—just enough to whet your appetite. Let us know in the comments what you thought of this video and what else you'd like to see explained in 60 seconds!

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