Travel fluid head/tripod dilemmas

Have a job in a week, and I need a decent fluid head and tripod that I'll be lugging around London pretty much all day, needing to set up with minimal time, and has a light payload.

So, the Sachtler Ace M is apparently a nice smooth head, But the sticks are said to be terrible. The Miller Air head apparently has a minimum payload of 2kg, which is be hard pressed to achieve with little kit (Pana G80, MCC2, Veydra mini prime and Videomic Pro).

Any other alternatives out there, under £1,000, nice and light for a lightweight lot, and can take a certain amount of abuse?
 
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