I have a Sony V1E with a 35mm Film adapter added with a flip unit making the total weight about 14lbs. I have a cheap Tripod and head which just does not cut it for smooth pans.
I am thinking of the Manfrotto 503HDV head and suitable tripod. Can anyone tell me if I am going to get really smooth action from this setup. I do not want any jumps or rattles in my pans or tilts, has anyone used this on a HD camera and has been happy with the action of zoomed in close ups.