Tripod Recommendation for Sony HDR-FX1 HDV camcorder?



We are looking for the best possible professional tripod for use with our Sony HDR-FX1 HDV camcorder.

We want a stable tripod with fluid head, camera counter weight (perhaps with balance spring), remote control with LANC terminal.

Do we need to go with Bogen?

Any opinions the Sony VCT-1170 RM?

All recommendations and opinions are appreciated!


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I have two Z1's and I use Sachtler DV-2II/2 tripod systems and I am very happy with them. Very sturdy, smooth movement, slide adjustment for balancing camera weight. The "quick" release plate takes a little getting used to but after a while it works OK. I do a lot of training videos shot in classrooms and the like so I also purchased the dolly's that go with them and they work great as well. Good luck. JT