I recently purchased a Canon XA10 HD camcorder that will be used to record indoor basketball games. I looking for recommendations for a tripod, fluid head, and zoom lens controller for this camera and this application. I don't want to spend more than a few hundred dollars.
I already have a nice tripod for my camera. (And my camera weighs a lot more than my camcorder.) Can I just buy a fluid head and the controller, or is there something different about tripods designed for video cameras?
Thanks in advance for your specific recommendations. Charles.