The Gitzo Series 3 6X Tripod/Head Video Kit
is designed as an ultra-sturdy video tripod, with a rated load capacity of 39.7 lbs (18 kg) at a height of up to 58.7" (149 cm). It includes the Series 3 Fluid Video Head with a 75mm Bowl Adapter--which makes it compatible with all video heads featuring a 75mm half-ball base (it's designed for DV and ENG cameras). This adapter can be removed and replaced with other accessories, making this a fully customizable system. The head also has several key features for video--separate pan-and-tilt locks, variable fluid drag controls for smooth repeatable actions, and a perfect balancing system. The counterbalance system is adjustable--six interchangeable springs cover camera weights from 2 to 22 pounds (1 to 10 kg). The tripod accepts a range of interchangeable center columns for normal use, heavy cameras or video work. This is a versatile, lightweight, highly functional compact location tripod for video or still photography.