The big advantage of using a photo or video monopod instead of a tripod, is their ability to let you move quickly from scene to scene. It's also very beneficial to have a monopod that lets you rapidly change cameras and lenses.
To do this requires a mounting platform that uses quick release plates. If you have a monopod that does not have a quick release system, you need a SIRUI Photo or Video Quick Release Platform.
These platforms fit on the 3/8" screw of your photo or video monopod and provide you with a fast, convenient way to quickly and safely attach or detach your camera system.