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The Videomaker Guide to Video Production, 5th Edition by Videomaker

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9 Guide to Buying Camcorder Tripods

Terry O’Rourke

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The perfect support, or how to spend $625 on a $100 tripod

You just popped a pretty penny for your camera and have little left over for a tripod or other support. So you hope to get by with that cheap dimestore tool until you can upgrade later. Here’s how to go from entry-level shooter to pro in four steps:

Step 1

First, buy a cheap tripod at the local department store for, say, fifty bucks. Use it a few times, just to get used to the idea of having a tripod. Then use it a few more times, and make sure you scratch it up pretty well, so you can’t return it. Then try out somebody else’s ...

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