A simple way of getting started with steady video is by purchasing a tripod. A tripod is a device that your camera is placed upon to prevent shaking of the image being filmed. To get started with tripods you do not need to spend large sums of money. A simple tripod may only run for around $50, cheap enough to get you started in the world of smooth videography.

Here is a list of the top 5 best starter tripods.

  • Manfrotto PIXI Evo 2 Section Mini Tripod ($40)

    The Manfrotto PIXI EVO 2
  • Nikon Compact Tripod with 2-way Panhead ($33) 

    Nikon Compact Tripod
  • Joby GorillaPod SLR-Zoom Mini Tabletop Tripod ($50)

    Joby Tripod
  • Nikon Full Size Black Tripod ($47) 

    Full Size Nikon Tripod
  • SLIK U8000 Video Tripod ($44)

    SLIK Compact Tripod

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