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Industry standards such as Bogen/Manfrotto and Miller are expensive but have a variety of models and makes to pick from. There are a number of other brands that offer reasonable quality, sturdiness and smoothness of operation in the $400 to $700 range. Check out some of the recent reviews by Videomaker here on the forums and in recent magazine issues. Look at the offerings available at B&H PhotoVideo.