Video Head Medium Pan & Tilt Arm
    Product # 12031
    Video Head Medium Pan & Tilt Arm
    Product # 12031
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    Video Head Medium Pan & Tilt Arm

    Enjoy fluid, professional quality pans and tilts using this Medium Pan & Tilt Video Head from Monoprice!

    This video head features smooth, fluid dampened, 360° of horizontal, pan movement and ±90° tilt action. The pan and tilt dials are ruled for accurate reading of the angle offset. The removable mounting plate features both 1/4"x20 camera and a 3/8"x16 tripod head screw mounts. A 360-degree bubble level is situated underneath the mounting plate, while a horizontal and vertical pair of levels is positioned at the end of the mounting plate base, so you can be assured your mount is level before you start filming.

    The head is 4.1" (105mm) tall, weighs 18.2 oz. (515g), and can support up to 11.0 lbs. (5kg) of weight.

    7 Reviews

    72.86% of the reviewers recommend this product


    Good Value, Bad Video Head

    • Tim,
    •  Melbourne, VIC 
    • 8/30/2016 7:13:47 AM

    Pros: Good value

    Cons: Spotty quality

    The pan action is very stiff in some areas and loose in others, resulting in very choppy pans. The tilt is smooth however.

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    Great value

    • Pete,
    •  Portland, ME 
    • 1/8/2016 4:00:16 PM

    Pros: Solid, smooth panning for use with scope. Acra Swiss system for plates.

    Cons: A little bit heavier than it might be and the handle is a little large.

    Very smooth operation with this tripod head. It made an excellent replacement for the ball head on my Mefoto tripod. I use if for a scope while birding and it is perfect that.

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    Video Head Medium Pan & Tilt Arm

    • Anonymous,
    •  Barrie, ON 
    • 6/25/2015 6:45:57 PM

    Pros: Solid construction
    Smooth motion
    Seem like good locking mechanism
    Cloth bag for storage
    Bubble levels are very useful

    Cons: None so far. Haven't field tested, so can't give long term review.
    Not a big deal, but I'm actually a lefty and I'd love to be able to switch the handle. Doesn't seem to be possible to take it out.

    This is just and initial first impression as I haven't had a chance to actually field test the video head. However I mounted it on my Vanguard tripod with no issues, mounted my DSLR and tried some moves. While the pan and tilt action is on the stiff side, I consider that a good thing as there is better control. The unit seems to be solid and well made.
    BTW- I have about 40 years in the broadcast industry and have worked with a number of camera crews using high end fluid head tripods. I think this head is a great deal if it holds up long term.

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    • Anonymous,
    •  Norwalk, CA 
    • 3/31/2015 10:53:57 PM

    As with much of the stuff monoprice sellsI don't think anything can beat this for the price.

    It's perfect for smaller cameras, though I've used it without issue with a 5D2+grip and 70-200 f/2.8.
    This is also a fantastic head for sliders. It's small and smooth, with a build quality much better than that on the Benro Aero 2.

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    Basic video head

    • Shaun Sturby,
    •  Edmonton, AB 
    • 3/5/2015 1:11:28 PM

    Pros: I needed a new tripod with a basic fluid head as a replacement for the first tripod I ever bought a long time ago in a land far far away.... :). I have a much more expensive pro level fluid video head on another tripod as my primary and I didn't expect this one to match it in any way. All I wanted was a simple and light fluid head and this one meets that requirement at a decent price.

    Cons: Monoprice doesn't offer any tripod that will fit with this head. They do have complete tripods but not with a video head.

    As a basic video head this will do OK. The friction is a little stiff but I haven't had any chance to use it in production and expect that with a bit of use it will loosen up nicely. The unit is metal so I hope that it will hold up a lot better than the old plastic one I have. There are a number of bubble levels which is nice but the one is so small that it will be useless in the real world. That is not going to be a problem because it is only for the shot that points straight down and I don't have plans for that shot.

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