Hi I've had my HV20 for a while now and am looking at getting a good tripod/fluid head setup for doing some nature/fishing footage.
I am looking at the Manfrotto 503HDV fluid head as it sounds really good from all i've read: http://www.adorama.com/BG503HDV.html
And I also liked the look of this "wilderness tripod" that goes 71 inches tall and 3 inches off the ground and has spikes: http://www.adorama.com/BG055XWNB.html
But what I'm wondering is if the tripod needs a "75mm ball" which seems to be something mounted on the tripod that I'm not familiar with but is added to the higher end tripod packages: What do you think of this package: http://www.amazon.com/Manfrotto-351M...4586638&sr=1-4
Could you give me some advice on what tripod I should use. Awaiting your wisdom. Thanks