Think about what conditions you will use the camcorder. If you need to capture it during the recording of Amateur videos, choose a table tripod. It is small and lightweight, you can carry it with you along with a camera almost every day, waiting for the occasion when you come across an interesting story that will want to capture. For a more planned, thorough professional work you will approach outdoor design.
When choosing a floor tripod, imagine what the maximum and minimum level must be the camera. The minimum rate is important if you want to shoot in macro mode or you just need a lower angle to tackle any other creative task. The highest point needs to fix the camera at eye level of the operator.
One of the most important parameters – the permissible load on the tripod. It needs to match the weight of your equipment, and even better – a little exceed it.
The strength of the structure depends on the material from which made the tripod. For Amateur compact camera you will not use in extreme conditions, you can buy a plastic tripod. It is inferior to other models of strength, but wins in terms of ease and price. Tripods made of aluminium is much more resistant and durable. In addition, they are quite suitable to carry and not very many are. This option can be called a compromise. If you are strapped for cash, buy tripod carbon fiber or steel. They are very durable as carbon fiber at the same time, is lightweight enough and able to absorb micro-vibrations.
The weight of the product influences its design. Monopod is much easier to carry – it consists of a single rod, which is installed on the ground or any other suitable support. This tripod does not take much to disassemble and reassemble. However, it is less stable and convenient than a tripod. It is further supported by three "legs", and the Central rod can move up, increasing maximum height of shooting.
The stability of the tripod can be increased at the expense of the material from which made the tips on the legs. A rubber will come in handy when shooting in a room with smooth, hard floors. Spikes will anchor the tripod in soft ground. If you plan on shooting in various conditions – and on the street and in buildings – choose a tripod with a combined type of tips.
Secondary stats that you also need to consider the color of the tripod. Bright metal tripods can reflect bright light, and thus glare will fall on the objects to be shot. Therefore, while working under bright artificial or daylight it will be easier tripod black.