Velbon Videomate 638 Aluminum Tripod

Model #VIDEOMATE 638/F

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Packaging Info

Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 26.9 x 5.1 x 4.6"
Package Weight 5.35 lb


Head Attachment Fitting Not specified by manufacturer
Leg Stages/Sections 3
Leg Lock Type Flip lock
Spiked/Retractable Feet Not specified by manufacturer
Center Brace Yes
Independent Leg Spread No
Center Column Geared
Material Aluminum


Pan Lock Yes
Quick Release/Wedge Plate Yes, QB-4L quick-release included
Tilt Range Not specified by manufacturer
Tilt Lock yes
Pan Range 360°


Load Capacity Maximum: 8.82 lb / 4.0 kg Recommended: 6.61 lb / 3.0 kg
Weight 4.37 lb / 1.98 kg
Leveling Bubble/Illuminated Not specified by manufacturer
Folded Length 26.38" / 67 cm
Minimum Height 2' / 0.61
Maximum Height With Column Extended: 5.61' / 1.71 m Without Column Extended: 4.54' / 1.39
User Reviews
B h photo.34921152
10 April 2018

If value for your money is what you're looking for then this is the one you want. This is the sweet spot for price and reliability.Lightweight, easy to use, lots of features. This is the one for me! I could start spending a lot more on a tripod and I could justify it in various ways.

B h photo.34921152
31 January 2018

Great tripod for beginners. The fluid head is amazingly smooth with no jerkiness even with very quick starts and stops. I got this to video soccer games. My only issue is that you cant lock the legs into different positions if you would want a smaller foot print.

B h photo.34921152
17 December 2017

The tilt and pan work very smoothly, no backlash, no sticking and the tripod is quite stable except when I accidentally kick it (I have to stop doing that). I use it with a camcorder so I am always panning and tilting and it is just as good as my old Velbon tripod.

B h photo.34921152
2 May 2018

best I've seen for the money. This is not the best tripod out there, but it has a smooth pan/tilt & works for my needs. It's in a sound booth with a camcorder on it to record/stream church services. Glad I bought it!

B h photo.34921152
3 March 2017

very well made... the heavy geared center is excellent for getting the right height and the part that holds the camera has very smooth movement as to not vibrate.. really good tripod..

9 July 2018

Bought this for use with a spotting scope (birdwatching). I have previously used Manfrotto tripods for photography (055 Pro - v. good) and other tripods for astronomy, The state weight handling and the light weight of the Velbon tripod attracted me to it, plus the video style head, plus I was...

B h photo.34921152
5 May 2017

Tengo 4 trpode muy recomendable para vdeo

B h photo.34921152
17 March 2017

Love this tripod. Smooth, fluid action, light weight and a price that can't be beat. What more can one ask for?

B h photo.34921152
6 September 2016

I use my tripod to do product shots and I use a macro lens. It is sturdy enough to hold the weight of my lens and not move. Love how you can adjust the head.

B h photo.34921152
20 July 2016

I bought this model to replace the velbon videomate 607,this one is taller ad has rubber feet, I like it so far but the videohead has a little play . the old one doesnt have that problem

Product Highlights
  • 4.37 lb Aluminum Tripod
  • Fluid Pan and Tilt Head
  • Maximum Height of 5.61'
  • Maximum Load Capacity of 8.82 lb
  • Folded Length of 26.38"
  • Includes Carry Bag
In The Box
  • Velbon Videomate 638 Aluminum Tripod
  • QB-6RL Quick Release Plate
  • PH-368 Fluid Pan and Tilt Head
  • Tripod Carrying Case
  • 5-Year Warranty
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