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9 Tripods/Monopods to Consider for Your 360º 1-Click Camera10873

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Screen Grab 1: Avella A324D Aluminum 67 Inch Video Monopod 4 Section with Tripod Feet (Buy)



Screen Grab 2: Bushman Monopod v2 (Buy | WGAN Forum Discussions)


Screen Grab 3: Davis & Sanford MONOPED64 Monopod with Removable Folding Base (Buy | WGAN Forum Discussions)


Screen Grab 4: iFootage Cobra 2 (Buy | WGAN Forum Discussions)


Screen Grab 5: Koolehaoda New Pro 65.3-inch Camera Carbon Fiber Monopod, with Folding Metal 3 Legs Support Base (Buy)


Screen Grab 6: Manfrotto Virtual Reality Aluminum Base (Buy | WGAN Forum Discussions)


Screen Grab 7: Polaroid 65" VariPod 2-in-1 Telescoping Camera Monopod with Removable Tripod Balance Stand Base (Buy)


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9 Tripods/Monopods to Consider for Your 360º 1-Click Camera

Hi All,

Invest in a tripod/monopod designed for a 360º 1-click camera (rather than the tripod that you use for your Matterport Pro2 3D Camera or your DSLR camera) - and you mark your work-flow faster and produce a better result.

Why end-up with a big tripod base pictured in the nadir (bottom) - or creating more work to remove a larger area from the 360º - when you don't have to?!

Some Factors to Consider

stability in wind (don't under estimate a slight breeze's ability to topple a 360º camera)
✓ small footprint to minimize post production (removing/patching where you "see" the tripod)
✓ durability (how many years will it work)
✓ easy-of-use
✓ weight of camera
✓ camera manufacturer recommendation
✓ price

Why not just use the tripod that you use with Matterport (such as the Manfrotto 190XPRO)? You can if you want, but you create extra work in post production for removing/patching where you see the tripod.

Nine Tripods to Consider for Pairing with a 60º 1-Click Camera

1. Avella A324D Aluminum 67 Inch Video Monopod 4 Section with Tripod Feet (Buy)
2. Bushman Monopod v2 (Buy | WGAN Forum Discussions)
3. Davis & Sanford MONOPED64 Monopod with Removable Folding Base (Buy | WGAN Forum Discussions)
4. iFootage Cobra 2 (Buy | WGAN Forum Discussions)
5. Koolehaoda New Pro 65.3-inch Camera Carbon Fiber Monopod, with Folding Metal 3 Legs Support Base (Buy)
6. Manfrotto Virtual Reality Aluminum Base (Buy | WGAN Forum Discussions)
7. Polaroid 65" VariPod 2-in-1 Telescoping Camera Monopod with Removable Tripod Balance Stand Base (Buy)
8. Ricoh Theta Stand TM-1 (Buy | WGAN Forum Discussions)
9.Manfrotto VR, Virtual Reality VR PIXI EVO KIT, Aluminum | Buy

Which tripod did you decide to buy to pair with your 360º 1-click camera and why?

Anything that you do to modify the tripod? For example, add a sandbag?

BTW, while carrying your tripod and 360º camera, watch out for chandeliers, low ceilings (me, ouch) and low branches.

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Best,

Dan

P.S. You can always find this list using the WGAN Forum Tab: Buy New Gear
P.P.S. Other 360º 1-click camera accessories curated by Dan Smigrod
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Hi All,

This post also appears in the WGAN Forum discussion:

What (Custom) Monopod I use for shooting 360° tours

Thanks SO much to Kevin Dole with @Home3D for documenting his gear; including labeling what each piece is.

Dan

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After reading the post regarding monopods for 360° shooting, I decided to spell out what I've found both quick and dependable. Most is off-the-shelf but I've added a simple custom piece that anyone can put together themselves. With this rig I can level perfectly and quickly on any surface, regardless of surface.

Everything here is available at either B&H Photo or Amazon. I hope this is helpful.









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I have added a bit to this discussion at https://www.facebook.com/WingmanMediaAustralia/posts/856185291492793 and have been corrected that not all legs are the same.

However it still stands the point of my post that you can try and see if you can use your tripod. For me it seems to work perfectly with a Pilot Era.
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Hoping that you start a new WGAN Forum discussion about your experience with the Labpano Pilot Era.

(Always enjoy your thoughtful posts 👍👍👍 .... )

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Hi All,

A WGAN Forum related discussion:

iFootage Cobra Strike 2 Monopod

Best,

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Hi All,

Any tripods to add to this list for 1-click 360 cameras like the Ricoh Theta Z1?

Dan
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Hello,

The company I work for recently purchased a Pro2 Camera.We already have this tripod, will this one work with the MP2? Its supposed to support 4kg.

We also purchased a clamp.

Thanks,
Rodrigo
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Manbily MT-02 stand

360 Rumors (Mic Ty) (17 December 2020) Why the Manbily MT-02 stand is my favorite for monopods and selfie sticks
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Video: Best360 Monopod Aluminium Edition - 10 Things You Need To Know | Video courtesy of Best360 YouTube Channel | 7 March 2021

From the Best360 YouTube Channel:

The number 1 rookie mistake all new 360 camera owners make (including myself) is using a light camera stand outdoors. Your 360 camera will get blown over by the wind. That's why I made the Best360 Monopod. So you can spend more time filming and less time worrying about the safety of your 360 camera 🙂👍

Best360 Monopod Aluminium Edition https://bit.ly/3oGMxfW

📖: Video Contents
00:00​ Intro
00:10​ Best360 Monopod overview
02:11​ Travel friendly
02:18​ Selfie Stick length
02:37​ Wrist strain relief
03:03​ Extra security
03:14​ How to set up
04:03​ Weight
04:12​ How to open selfie stick
04:51​ Magnet and Spacer
05:33​ Spare parts
05:44​ Conclusion

Source: Best360 YouTube Channel



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Hi All,

Looking for a monopod? We updated the WGAN Matterport and Related Gear web app. Look for the 360 category.

Are we missing a monopod? Please post here or Private Message me.

Best,

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If you are doing Google Street View "blue lines" with a 360 camera, this backpack seams like a good solution. (I have not used either.)

Best360 Camera Backpack + Best360 Monopod

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Best,

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