The Velbon UP-400DX is the perfect monopod when you need to capture and follow the action from first take to last. With a two way panhead it was designed for video and don't worry, need to shoot stills, no problem.
Just mount your camera or camcorder to the quick release plate and start shooting. The retractable video indexing pin won't allow your camcorder to rotate for great pans when following subjects.
And rugged, yes made of aluminum leg sections, it is extremely light weight and strong. Other great features include an adjustable shoulder strap, easy to use flip lever leg locks and a rubber foot with spike.