I posted this in the Final Cut Pro Forum and they suggested I ask here for advice.
I am in the process of buying a Panasonic HMC-150 and am looking for a tripod. I have a Davis and Sanford Provista 75 XB currently that I am using with our current 150. It ran around $200 and it works decently but I feel like the head is difficult to level and that while fluid once in motion, it sticks initially and the head bounces back slightly once motion is completed so a shot does not settle completely clean unless I hold the handle completely steady after a pan or tilt finishes. All of this is manageable so I am considering another one but wanted to see if you have any suggestions.
My price range is $200 and it just needs to support the HMC - 150 for now. No plans of a heavier camera at this point. The weight is about 6 lbs. Most shooting is done in doors, but we do a fair share of outdoor interviews and event coverage. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.