The Libec HFMP Kit is a video Monopod which has three feet and a fluid video head. The Libec Monopod incorporate a smooth lock/release feature for the feet and this allows the monopod to stand on its own when locked off, yet it quickly becomes free moving when the lock is released.
Libec class this as a hands free monopod because the three feet act like a mini tripod support which allows the monopod to stand on its own with a wide range of cameras, allowing users to multi-task and make equipment adjustments in between shots, without the need to lay the monopod on the floor or lean it against the wall. The video head used on this system is the same as the Libec TH-X tripod and it offers smooth movement and a quick release camera set-up.
The ball joint above the feet allow for a smooth panoramic movement and the feet on the monopod fold up when not being used. To help with the height adjustment Libec have added a variety of height markings and the monopod is supplied with its own transit bag.
Free-stand Base with large rubber feet:
The Free-stand Base located at the bottom of the monopod allows you to instantly switch the monopod's function from a shooting mode to a locked vertical position with a single step.
Step Lock/Release Foot Pedal:
A unique foot pedal with a smart lock/release feature allows the monopod to switch its function from a shooting mode to a secure vertical locked position with a single step. A helpful "Click" sound is present when switching between modes, conveniently indicating when the monopod is released or locked into the vertical position.
Smooth Panoramic Rotation:
A special built-in lubricated ball joint system, designed to prevent dust and debris from entering, offers smooth quality pan and tilt movements, allowing you to achieve smooth professional shots.
Quick adjustments for your Preferred Height:
A sleek design with numeric indicators for your preferred height settings, allows you to make quick height adjustments for consistent angled and measured shots. The HFMP with video head has a maximum height of 189.5cm/74.6" and a minimum height of 87.5cm/34.4”.
Speedy Open / Close functions:
Designed for swift setups and compact travel, these user-friendly folding legs can be easily opened and closed with a push of a button, especially useful for run&gun situations.
Dual size designed carrying bag Included:
Dual size travel bag to carry or store the monopod with or without the head, offering speedy travel and easy storage.
Pan Tilt Head with Dual Head Design (Included with HFMP KIT):
Unlike other photo/video heads included with monopod kits, this video head has tilt and pan functions, and has a dual head structure (flat base/65mm bowl), making this multi-functional head compatible with 65mm bowl/flat base tripods, monopods, sliders, skater dollies, and other equipment with 3/8 inch screws. The video head supports payloads of up to 9lbs/4kg and features a built-in counterbalance for better camera balance. The head has two pan handle rosettes on each side, allowing you to place an additional pan handle for increased control, or attaching an AS-7K articulating support arm to mount other video equipment such as a monitor, resulting in higher-quality shots. The head is equipped with a bubble level and has a tilt angle of +90° / -80°, and is amazingly lightweight at 1kg/2.2lb including the pan handle.
Industry standard Snap On/Off sliding plate (Included with HFMP KIT):
This one touch on/off sliding plate is compatible with Manfrotto and Sachtler heads, enabling quick onsite camera swaps without the need to change or remove sliding plates. Easily adjust your equipment's centre of gravity to achieve a perfect counterbalance. The plate slides +/-30mm / 1.2” front to rear and includes a 1/4" screw with video pin for swift camera plate adjustments.
NOTE: Although the HFMP KIT is designed to stand on its own base, we strongly recommend that you do not leave the monopod unattended at any time.
|Payload||4kg / 9lb (C.G. 55mm)|
|Tilt angle||+90°/ -80°|
|Dual Pan Function Design||Pan function on head|
|Temperature range||-20°C to +60°C / -4°F to +140°F|
|Weight||2.7kg / 5.9lb|
|Height||87.5 to 189.5cm / 34.4 to 74.6"|
|Leg Lock Type||Lock/ Release Levers|
|Head attachment screw||3/8" screw|
|Pipe Diameters (upper/mid/low)||34.0mm/ 29.5mm/ 25.0mm|
*The monopod's maximum payload does not guarantee a monopod's free-stand position, it only guarantees the monopod's maximum payload when using as a monopod.