Giottos 3-Section Geared Video Tripod VT806 is a powerful tripod geared toward taking flawlessly smooth video with your camcorder or DSLR digital camera with video mode. The three sections of this Giottos tripod are easily adjustable using the geared center column. No longer do you have to manually adjust the length of each leg using a twist or lever lock; with this video tripod, all it takes is a few turns of the crank to ratchet up the tripod to the appropriate height. The center column is also air-cushioned for additional support. Freedom of motion is another key highlight for the Giottos Geared Center Column Video Tripod, since it has a 3-way pan head that can rotate, tilt vertically, and pan horizontally, letting you dynamically maneuver your camera for that perfect shot. Exchanging your digital camera or camcorder for another in your arsenal is a simple task with this video tripod, thanks to the Giottos 6E01 Quick Release Plate that comes packaged with the tripod; simply release the safety, slide the camera off, and mount your alternate, all with one hand. Giottos has included an accurate bubble level and a built-in carrying handle for this video tripod. There's no better way to take smooth, level video than with the Giottos Air Cushioned Video Tripod.