Shooting video from a tripod isn’t always the easiest thing to do. They’re big, unwieldy, and while they serve a fantastic purpose, they’re not always fit for purpose. At sporting events, for example, it can often be difficult to turn quickly enough to follow fast action. For regular events where you’re mingling with other people, they just get in the way. This is where monopods step in.
Libec have today announced their new fluid head Hands-Free Monopod (HFMP). While other free standing monopods are available, this one is specifically designed for the heavier rigs many of us find ourselves using for video. It has a thicker centre pole, stronger clamps, and bigger, locking feet. It comes in two flavours, monopod-only, to which you can attach your own head or as a kit. The kit includes the monopod and pan tilt head, which can also double up for use with regular 65mm bowl head tripods, too.