I use this for shooting indoors and out with a Canon DSLR and a larger Sony Handycam.
Pans and tilts smoothly you can add drag gradually and lock it in if the camera is front heavy with a lens.
Sometimes I have less experienced users help out and they all have done quite good work panning and tilting smoothly.
I like to shoot blues bands. With a Panasonic camcorder which is only 1.1 lbs. it works very well. I also like the carry case provided. In this price range you can't go wrong.
We are using this tripod with our Camcorder as we interview and film with our troops in Iraq, Kuwait and Afghanistan. This tripod is a little bigger than our last one but is easier to work with.
This tripod does the job and is great for the price.
Lightweight and secure. Supports our Panasonic HMC150 Camera. It is very steady and smooth for panning and tilting for video.
I am an independent Filmmaker and I bought this Tri-pod out of shere curiosity. The specs had everything I was looking for and the price was unbelivable. I had to buy this thing and see for myself. I Love It! and for the price, I've got my eyes open for the catch... so far, there isn't any. If you are on a budget and need a good tr-pod, pick up this tri-pod, it made me into a loyal fan of verizoom products... will be getting a Jib next.
I use this tripod when shooting video with my DSLR camera. The pan and tilt are very smooth and the legs are rigid. Nice features with the mid level spreader, padded bag and the long telescopic pan handle. I have worked with very high end equipment for many years and to find equipment that emulates gear that costs thousands for less than a couple hundred bucks is pretty incredible! The head has adjustable tilt friction but not adjustable friction for the pan. Fortunately the pan friction has a good feel to it. I have showed this tripod system to many of my friends in the TV industry and they all want to purchase one also.
I am a video professional and have just had this tripod for only a couple of days since I received it. And I must say I am very impressed with it. Great sturdy construction. The fluid head is amazing. I shoot mostly interviews and documentaries, so this has been a god send. Love it.
I'm a professional videographer. I use this tripod for commercials, weddings, and corporate videos. For the price, this product is very nice. It's lighter than the more expensive tripods, the head is easy to use, folds easy, and has a smooth pan and tilt. The quick clip attachment can be awkward if you are in a hurry to detach or re attach the camera. The level bubble works well, even though I've read bad reviews on this feature.