Ravelli Tripod w/adjustable head
The best all around budget tripod we’ve found. The adjustable aluminum legs provide more than enough of height and stability in a sturdy package. Retractable foot spikes, and a bubble levels.
Four section carbon fiber legs and a total weight of less than 3 pounds makes this our favorite tripod for lightweight travel and rugged locations.
Manfrotto MVH500A Pro Fluid Head
We use the MVH500A video head with the Manfrotto MT055XPRO3 tripod and our sliders. It weighs under 5 lbs. so its mobile and makes slow cinematic pans silky smooth.
Fotodiox Pro SlideCam 1000 – 39″
The Fotodiox SlideCam is a whopping 39″ but is still relatively smooth, precise, reasonably lightweight and can handle any DSLR you can throw at it. A great budget option.
Konova Camera Slider Dolly K2
The standard slider in our kit, when paired with MVH500A video head the this rig create remarkable scenes.
Koolertron Carbon Fiber Mini
A nice portable jib that can smoothly handle up to 10lbs. We like the weight of this model and that it comes with a bag which provides more flexibility on sets.
ProAm USA Orion Camera Jib
With the ProAm USA DVC200 crane at 8′ in total length, you’ll be able to record amazing footage that will really hold people’s attention. It’s compatible with many tri-pod and fairly light-weight.