The Manfrotto 701HDV190XV kit contains the 701HDV Pro Fluid Video Mini Head and the 190XV View Aluminum Tripod. The 701HDV was developed specifically to support the latest prosumer and professional light compact HD camcorders, the 701HDV offers an updated design, which has been created for improved ergonomics with locks and knobs that allow for a more solid grip and better control, a better fluidity thanks to improved internal fluid cartridges, a double pan-bar rosette and a bigger sliding plate to optimize the position of the camera considering its centre of gravity.
The 190XV View Aluminum Tripod has been redesigned, lighter in weight and slightly more compact for a outstanding performance. The ergonomics of the leg angle release mechanism and the quick action leg locks themselves have also been greatly improved. Grip and better control, a better fluidity thanks to improved internal fluid cartridges, a double pan-bar rosette and a bigger sliding plate to optimize the position of the camera considering its centre of gravity.
Reviewed by 2 customers
I'm studying long exposure now and the 190XV gives me the confidence of stability- a real difference from a rickety old one I was trying to use. Yet it's lightweight enough to carry from spot to spot in the Bay Area on public transportation. It lets me run to the middle of the street with it and back to the sidewalk to get that cool street shot with all the traffic tails- and keeps its cool,never shakes. My nerves go-it doesn't. I'm sure I'll get years of service from this one. The cool green color also tells me which tripod is mine when there's a night crowd in front of the full moon!
I love the portability yet sturdiness of the tripod and an excellent fluid like head. The only compliant is the max height is only about 5'.