Manfrotto's Fast Tripods comprise single-leg and twin-leg options.
The Manfrotto 635 FST Fast Single Tripod incorporates a synchronized closure mechanism between the upper and lower locks that makes it fast to deploy and break down. Weighing 7.72 pounds, it has a safety payload weight of 44.09 pounds.
The larger Manfrotto 645 FTT Fast Twin Tripod incorporates sophisticated lever-locking technology and is ideal for professional video-capture systems. It weighs 7.94 pounds and has a safety payload weight of 44.09 pounds.
The 635 FST Fast Single Tripod lists for $749.99. The 645 FTT Fast Twin Tripod lists for $949.99.
To enhance the smooth panning ability of the Fast Tripods, Manfrotto has also introduced the 504X Fluid Video Head, a lighter upgrade of its 504HD head. Featuring a flat base, a four-step counterbalance system and a fluid drag system, the 504X is especially well suited to filmmakers working in extreme conditions.