Im not onboard with vid tripods that dont have a spreader (like the 536 and smaller brothers)
- yes I have a miller solo - no spreader - but crave what my mates from the Beeb use (after years of experience)
Unlike my stills tripod that has a centre columb making adjustments of camera height is hard with 'sticks' that dont have spreaders
Us stills people seem to care about camera height and correct verticals in video more than video people
And with no spreader getting the right height becomes a dance between the three legs
I would suggest..
Go to a store and try some
Make sure that trial includes satchler speedlock, which to me is king of the hill in terms of man portable tripods
And by man portable I dont mean its a hiking tripod I mean its one you may be able to manipulate without an assistant
- im still after a hiking tripod - more the sort of thing chris suggests no doubt
"It takes just three quick movements and the Speed Lock CF is ready for action – and users don't even have to bend over! ..
"Read and believe the bold bit if you are over 30