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Ravelli AVT Professional 67-inch Video Camera Tripod

by Ravelli
446 customer reviews
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  • Supports Camera and Video Equipment up to 16lbs
  • Quick Release Plate and Dual Control Handles
  • Height Adjustable Gearless Center Column
  • Padded Foam Grips On Two of the Three Legs
  • Three Adjustable Leg Sections with Horizontal Flip Locks
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Technical Details

Product Description

The Ravelli AVT is a solid tripod for camera and video weighing nearly 10lbs. It will support large equipment up to 16lbs.

The head of the tripod uses a highly viscous gel between moving parts to dampen movement. Between uses, the gel can become tacky and make initial movements jerky. Once moving again, the gel provides dampened, somewhat fluid movement. The horizontal panning comes set from the factory for heavy video equipment but three tensioning screws mounted under the head allow the panning tension to be eased for lighter items. The vertical panning is much stiffer and is more of a "set and forget" function rather than fluid vertical panning. But it is actually convenient if you are attempting to lock vertical movement and focus on horizontal panning.

The legs end in rubber feet with retractable metal spikes.

The center column is gearless and adjustable.

The unit includes a padded carry bag. An allen wrench is included to adjust the head and leg locks and is located in the pocket of the carry bag.

The leg locks are flip type as opposed to twist. They are all mounted horizontal making it possible to open all of them at once.

The head of the unit includes a single quick release plate. The head has dual handles. It is possible to remove either handle for single right or left hand operation.


Product Details

  • Item Weight: 9.8 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 12.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B00139XOCI
  • Item model number: AVT
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (446 customer reviews)
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  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: January 29, 2008

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113 of 120 people found the following review helpful By B. Sanders on October 17, 2009
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This is a professional-quality tripod that far exceeded my expectations. I was ready to spend up to $300 on a viscuous-damped semi-pro quality video tripod. The Ravelli AVT cost a small fraction of that amount, and has every feature on my wish list.

The Ravelli AVT's materials, machining and finish are high quality. The ergonomics are excellent. *Everything* on this tripod is adjustable! The handy carrying case (with shoulder strap) and *extra quick release plate* were unexpected bonuses.

A few details: The legs do have turf spikes and nice large rubber feet. The geared height adjuster works smoothly; but it needs to be manually locked or it will back off. Not too surprising. The tripod I received was labeled "ASSIA", not "Ravelli." That's fine - I assumed it was made in Asia, not Italy. Just take a look at the price.

But you want to know: "How's the fluid damping? Can I pan smoothly?" Yes; but with a slight caveat.

I agree with others that the Ravelli AVT's tilt damping is smoother than the pan damping. Here's why: The AVT's legs are fairly lightweight, and twist slightly under the load applied by the viscuous damper as you pan the camera left and right. This can be alleviated somewhat - at the expense of some damping - by backing off the pan damper adjuster a bit. There is a sweet spot, and it's pretty good. I also tried holding onto one of the legs with one hand, and doing the pan with the other. It worked nicely - silky-smooth pans every time, even in telephoto. I can live with this, no problem.

The solution to the twisting problem is simple: Get heavier tripod legs. There is a Ravelli model with stiffer legs. It probably has the same video head. If you do a lot of panning at extreme telephoto range, buy the heavier Ravelli model.
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34 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Raven on January 30, 2010
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For the money, I know of no better panning head tripod. The head alone is worth more than the price of the tripod and the inclusion of a second mounting plate and a bubble level sweeten the deal. There's one thing you should know about to make this tripod work properly. There are three set screws in the circular plate at the top of the column that attaches the tripod legs to the panning head. After attaching the head to the tripod, tighten these screws with the included Allen wrench so the head doesn't loosen and fall off when you pan horizontally. If you don't tighten these screws, you may think the tripod's defective when it's really not.

The tripod came double boxed and shipping was very quick. Cheetah Mounts provided me with prompt, personal service and they answer their phones. They're a pleasure to do business with.
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39 of 41 people found the following review helpful By Daddy V on February 10, 2010
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[UPDATE]
More praise for CheetaMounts! I was able to return the original Head which I believed to be defective. I spoke with the service rep and he was very help and understanding. I RMA'd the Head and got the replacement very quickly... now for the important info:

The replacement head is much, much better at panning than the original. It is as smooth as the Pro model (AVTP) that I also own. However, the Tilt action did suffer from a "bump" almost right at the level position. But, I did work the head for about an hour to break it in and the "bump" seems to be gone or at least very minimal.

Both the AVTP (Pro) and the AVT models have very good fluid style Heads, especially for the price range. I will say though, that there seems to be a consistency issue with the Ravelli heads. I have 2 AVTP tripods plus this AVT model and they each require a different tension setting to get an approximate/same panning & tilt action. Not a problem, just not consistent.

Again, for the price you get a very, very good value. I would highly recommend either model to anyone looking for a bargin - great bang for you buck!

[ORIGINAL Review]

First, major praise for CheetaMounts for their really, really fast delivery! WOW! I don't know how they do it, but they get their orders out fast!!!!

What's in the box:
* Tripod
* 2-way fluid head
* 2 handles/arms (to attach to the head)
* 2 base mounting plates (one already in the head and an extra one)
* 1 carrying bag
* 1 hex wrench

Fit & Finish:
* The Head: It is solid and very heavy, not what I expected at this price. The only plastic piece is the handle used to adjust the tension for the tilt. Looks like other "pro" heads and has the same features.
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48 of 53 people found the following review helpful By Woz on October 19, 2010
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Not a bad tripod by any means, but, not the greatest, either. Works good for my needs. Had to make some adjustments after receiving it- had to grease up the pan and tilt more, as well as ever so slightly loosening the main screw in the bottom of the head to make the pan more smooth (it was grinding on the center column and had "bumps while panning). The tilt, while tight (usually always tight, even when loosened all the way), is smooth, but it's not smooth to start.

It's a good tripod if you're looking to start with something. Just wish the pan and tilt had more resistance and was more fluid. Carrying case isn't too bad, but will definitely get beaten and zipper will probably zip right off if you're not careful. Buy with confidence, friends, and take care of your equipment!
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