"I'm reporting in with the tripod setup I ended up purchasing:
Manfrotto 128RC micro fluid head (around $98) paired with the Manfrotto 3 section tripod. It was labeled as a "wilderness" tripod. It was on sale at Hunt's Video for…"
"thanks to all those who replied. My camera weighs about 6 lbs and I have a 1 lb light etc. I'll check out all your suggestions. Bill, thanks for showing me your site. I'll definitely peruse it all. Anybody else?"
"I have had my Comer 1800 light now for a few weeks and I would definitely recommend it. It's solidly built and sturdy. No plastic to break off. The battery is easily mounted on the back so that means swapping out for a new one is a cinch…"
"INCREDIBLE video. neat! questions arise however on the use of copyrighted music and scenes. do you think that is an issue at all? I mean, it's just a 'save the date' video after all and only going to friends and family.
Your thread caught my eye as I have been burned a few times on "format" issues. You MUST do your homework before buying any technologies, especially new technologies. I googled and found this…"
Thanks for that link. I saw that printer on Amazon but there were no reviews yet -- now I have one. I want a simple and cheaper solution to that problem and this appears to fit the bill. There are cd printers costing thousands !