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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.
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.
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.
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+:
- TripodGitzo Systematic Tripods, a Review and a ShootJose Antunes
- VideoBuilding an Advanced Video Slider with Electronic Motion ControlStefan Surmabojov
- TripodBuild a DIY Rotating Time Lapse Tripod HeadStefan Surmabojov
- VideoTop 5 Tools for Smartphone Video JournalismCindy Burgess
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!