Order/Gather Equipment listed
When equipment is fully gathered, stand the tripod up.
Secure the side arm to the Tripod, with the arm directly centered between two legs, to ensure the arm will go far over the photography table when those two legs are moved right next to the table.
Add both Ankle Sandbags(all 10 lbs) to the Tripod Leg on the opposite side of the Tripod arm, to counter balance the tripod.
Secure the Geared Head to the Side Arm, tightening the three screws below the side arm head. The Manfrotto logo should be pointing up.
Secure the RC4 base-plate to your camera. Make sure the base plate is as close to parallel with the camera as possible
Double check the 10 lbs of Ankle Sandbags Weights are counter balancing the Side Arm/Geared Head.
Connect the Camera to the Geared Head using the plate.
Move the large adjustment knobs of the geared head until the Camera looks to be pointed perfectly downward at the photography table or subject.
Place Bubble Level on the LCD screen on the camera, and adjust the fine tune knobs until the bubble is in the middle. Once the bubble is perfectly int he middle, you are ready to shoot overhead safely.