Usually I shoot video using a tripod instead of a monopod, but lately I’ve been working in close quarters, and the tripod legs were getting in the way. Manfrotto produces a very high quality monopod and I already love using it. Quick to extend and a very solid piece of equipment. It’s also great if you’re a pirate and termites got to your wooden leg. Pop this baby into place. Try gnawing through aluminum ya scurvy bugs!