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For anyone that needs support over the festive period - Libec SWIFT JIB50 jib Camera support may look like something out of a Sci-Fi movie but without it our World would literally disappear from beneath us. And no one wants that at Christmas. The Swift JIB50 is a cracking little present from Libec offering quick set-up time and a telescopic arm that can be adjusted using the arm’s lock levers. Retractable at both ends it also has various head options, making it highly versatile. It might be somewhat difficult to wrap though. For your celebrity friend – A Kino Flo Celeb 200 LED soft light Potentially the first LED soft light fixture that can actually be used for film and HD, the Celeb 200 is also Kino Flo’s first non-fluorescent lamp. Roughly the size of a Diva 400, it has dial in variable colour temperature control, full range dimming and is programmable from 2700K to 5500K. This is the perfect light for interviews (hence the name). For the auntie who likes to do things properly – A Sony PMW-200 camcorder Having stolen the show at IBC, the Sony PMW-200 is now making waves by being a 50Mbps camcorder that hits all the HD broadcast delivery specs and probably the first to be universally accepted for the majority of HD programming. It has three large 1/2-inch Exmor CMOS sensors for improved sensitivity and depth of field characteristics. Recording in Full HD 422, it comes with a 14x Fujinon lens and has WifI so, should you want to, you can use the iPad that Granny buys you to remotely control zoom, focus, iris and white balance (via an adapter of course). What more could you want on Christmas morning? For the brother with a thing for extreme sports – A Black Edition GoPro Hero 3 You don’t have to call anyone ‘dude’ whilst using a GoPro Hero camera but it certainly helps. Designed to be strapped to snow boarders, BMXers, stunt artists and a host of other people working in extreme shooting conditions, the Hero is a compact video camera. The latest incarnations, the Hero3, come in three flavours with the Black Edition being the most powerful. It has a 12-megapixel sensor capable of grabbing 2.7k images at 30fps or 4k at 15fps. Robust, waterproof, Wi-Fi enabled and with lots of resolution options it allows you to film just about anytime, anyplace, anywhere. And it fits nicely inside a stocking. Bonus. So, there you have it. All the Christmas shopping done in one fell swoop. You can thank me later. I think this calls for a celebratory drink. Now, where did I put that sherry? Merry Christmas. TV-BAY MAGAZINE | 31 TV-BAY072DEC12.indd 31 07/12/2012 15:14