A quality Video Camera Demands a quality tripod. Sachtler has always made a top quality product that never lets you down. When I was using a 34 lb Ikegami V55 Beta-SP camera I choose Sachtler, now that I have down sized the weight of my camera to 9 lbs, I purchased the tripod on the left . It is a compact lightweight fluid head tripod system. Set up is very quick and once the camera is locked down, I have a stable platform to capture whatever The project I am on calls for. I keep the tripod in its protective canvas bag and then place it into a medium duty flight case for added protection.