Camera Mounts

A "camera mount " is anything that holds a camera. Your shoulder is, in fact, a camera mount. In the next couple pages we will consider a wide variety of mounting equipment—ranging from tripods to "steadicams."


The tripod is the most common form of mounting equipment. You have probably seen tripods for sale at your local discount store for $40, but those inexpensive tripods don't work well for video—for reasons we will explain.

Amazingly, professional tripods can cost thousands.