The SVH-501 is a compact sized video head weighing just 1 pound and capable of supporting 6.6 lbs of gear in any position, while providing smooth pan and tilt movements. To keep the size and weight minimal, drag control knobs are not included, but the head provides the right amount of resistance when moving the head, making video movements smooth and animal tracking effortless. The angled pan handle can be positioned for left or right-hand control and rotated a full 360-degrees so the handle’s angle is in the best position for any situation. The head includes a 70mm Arca-type quick release plate that can slide in from the front, back or mounted from the top. The locking knob is large and easy to access with the camera mounted. It also includes a release stopper to prevent the plate from sliding off the head in the event you forget to tighten down the plate. The stopper can also be rotated out of the way to make mounting and removal a bit faster. The quick release plate sports a tool-less wing-nut design that lets you attach the plate to your camera without a coin or tool. However, included is a coin slot for those that prefer it.