Filmmaking has a variety of fun ways to make it go a little easier and one of the best is using tripods. These machines offer stability and flexibility and have a range of accessories that can assist you in getting the right shot every time.
Why We Need Video Tripods when Making Videos
To Minimize Shake
The importance of minimizing shakes cannot be overstated. The shaky hand-held video looks unprofessional and loses its crisp, clean look. For the ultimate professional look for filmmaking, SIRUI tripods offer stable and smooth focus. With the SH video tripod series, you can get a fluid video head that gives seamless panning with no earthquake effects. This is also invaluable in low-lighting situations where every camera shake and movement affects how it manages light.
To Frame Perfectly
Mounting a camera on your SIRUI video tripod gives you unparalleled control over the way it moves and the frames. Because the camera isn't in your hands, you can set up and adjust your frame while giving yourself more creativity, framing, and composition options.
For Time-Lapse Videos
Time-lapse videos are a classic example of filmmaking made easier by SIRUI tripods. With the ST video tripod series, you have various options that make it so you can adjust the height and positioning of the filmmaking tripod so that it lines up perfectly for whatever process you're filming.
Different Types of Video Tripods, Video Heads, and Their Scenarios
SIRUI Video Tripod
A tripod is a fundamental tool for filmmaking. It creates the ideal stability for filmmakers so that they won't miss a single shot. The three legs also offer a place to rest the camera, allowing filmmakers to walk away and return, ensuring they never lose the frame once they have it. This makes it perfect for longer filmmaking projects and those close-up shots that need a steady hand.
SIRUI monopods give a great and flexible way to stabilize your shot, whether for photography or filmmaking. With one main rod to use, with the option of a collapsible tripod at the bottom that can convert into a tabletop tripod, you have a variety of great options to get the right shot, perfect for event and sports filmmaking.
A ball head on your SIRUI tripod gives you increased control and flexibility for photography and filmmaking. It provides smooth panning and tilting motions. These lightweight, portable options also have more options vertically, making them great for photography and quick video shots.
The downside is that they’re the shakier option and aren't considered reliable for filmmaking. However, this makes them perfect for flexible and versatile environments, especially those where you'll be mobile and need to pan up and down as well as left and right.
Fluid Video Head
Fluid video heads are the ultimate stability for filmmaking tripods. SIRUI video tripods use fluid cartridges to dampen motion when panning and cushion when stopping to eliminate visible shakes. This makes fluid heads the perfect option for smooth filmmaking that pans on a horizontal axis and in low lights.
Tips for Using Video Tripods
Always position your tripod with one leg pointing toward the subject. This gives you a perfect place to stand between the other two legs on the other side.
Always position 2 legs down the slope for stability when shooting on a slope.
Know Your Floor
The best filmmaking tripods come with rubber feet and metal spikes. The metal spikes are ideal for outdoor events, where they can dig into the ground when the removable rubber is taken off. The rubber then protects the floor for indoor events.
Filmmaking with Tripods
Using a tripod for filmmaking ensures you have the stability and flexibility that'd needed to get the shot you need. This is especially the case if you shoot in low lighting or need minimal shake to your shot.