Great news for videographers, video journalists and single operators looking for a new entry level tripod or even better - a hands-free monopod designed for video use - Libec has a couple of new exciting products that might be of interest.
Legendary tripod manufacturer Sachtler announced their latest addition to their successful FSB medium range tripod line-up - the new FSB 10. This is quite a major announcement as the FSB 10 is the first 100 mm fluid head in the FSB line. This means the FSB 10 is able to support up to 12 kg/26.5 lbs in payload making it perfect for medium sized cameras like the Sony FS7, Canon C100 Mark II, C300 Mark II and similar.
Sachtler, part of the Vitec Group, and an esteemed manufacturer of high-quality camera support systems including tripods, fluid heads and other accessories including camera bags has announced they are upgrading their best-selling fluid head, the Video 18 S1 to introduce its successor - the Video 18 S2.
Tripods come in all shapes, sizes, and price ranges. They all seem to do the same thing, but just as cameras or lights, it all depends on your specific requirements for the type of video work you do. Sadly, most folks today are way too focused on what camera to get, and usually don't leave enough in their budget for a good quality tripod.