CHRISTMAS SHOP WINDOW
CAMCORDER CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE
If there's a video movie-maker amongst your
family or friends make theirs a camcorder Christmas, here's some gift ideas
that we know will be well received
TRACKMATE TAPE HEAD CLEANERS £15
Camcorders take a real hammering at this time
of year, with all that smoke and damp getting inside the machine's delicate
innards; clean up their act with this highly effective range of cleaner
CULLMANN 9151 MIXER MICROPHONE £65
Just the thing for the more ambitious video
movie maker, a miniature sound mixer that clips on to a camcorder's accessory
shoe; it'll be music to their ears...
VIVANCO EM216 STEREO TIE-CLIP MICROPHONE £30
Serious stereo sounds for anyone into making
documentary-style productions, when there's a need to get in close to the
BANDRIDGE EH620 HEADPHONE/BOOM MICROPHONE £25
A must for movie-makers who enjoy the sound
of their own voice; the smart, hands-free way to add a commentary to a
LINXS CAMCORDER LEAD KIT £30
It's Christmas, the shops are shut, you can't
find the right lead to connect a camcorder to your TV or VCR -- let's hope
Santa has got one of these in his sack for you...
VIVANCO CAD300 UNIVERSAL DISCHARGER £20
Sooner or later anyone who has a camcorder
will suffer from the battery blues; a discharger like this is just the job for
reviving tired old nicads, and this one fit's 'em all.
HAMA 5629 CONTACT CLEANING BRUSH £5.00
This handy fibre-glass brush is the best way
we know of cleaning battery contacts and removing corrosion from metal
surfaces; beat's a soap on a rope every time!
PENTAX MICROFIBRE LENS CLEANING CLOTH £2.50
Camcorder lenses are like a magnet for greasy
marks and sticky fingers, this high-tech cleaning cloth wipes them away, and
it's reusable too.
HAMA 5952 COMPRESSED AIR BLOWER £8.81
Blow away the dust and dirt with this
eco-friendly, pump-action can of compressed air, it's good exercise as well, an
ideal way of burning off those Christmas calories.
CAM PLUS SBC 5352 VIDEO BAG £35
This is the sort of thing every camcorder
owner would like to find in their stocking, a tough, practical carry-all bag
with plenty of compartments and pockets.
LASTOLITE MONSOON PORTABLE HIDE £50
Just the thing for anyone interested in
wildlife, even if they haven't got a camcorder, and it'll go down a storm at
any New Year's fancy dress parties!
CAMLINK CLCK2 CLEANING KIT £20
Everything needed to clean off the post
Christmas crud, from spilt wine, to bits of walnut shell lodged in the crevices
HAMA ACTION COMBI BAG AND TRIPOD £80
After a drop or two of the Christmas spirit
this cunning little tripod should come in very handy for helping picture
stability, and when things go too far, everything packs away, out of harm's
way, in the bag.
KEENE NP77H NICAD PACK £35
It may not seem much to you but to a
camcorder owner, happiness is a warm, fully-charged, high-capacity,
nickel-cadmium battery pack.
SIGMA VT18 1.8X TELECONVERTER £90
Another gift idea for anyone interested in
wildlife videography, but make sure you find out the size of their lens first.
IQ VSMS STEREO MIXER £30
One of the simplest post-production tools,
and a great way to liven up dull video movies with some music or commentary. An
ideal starting point for anyone who has just taken up the hobby.
COKIN CAMCORDER FILTER KIT £28
Filters are a quick and easy way of creating
eye-catching visual effects, these are amongst the best, but like any lens
add-on, it's important to get the right size.
SRB SLIDE COPIER £18
If you know someone who has recently made the
transition from stills photography to video this is a great way for them to
combine both hobbies
SIMA UNIVERSAL VIDEO LIGHT £30
When the lights go down low you don't have to
switch off the camcorder, keep the movie going with this handy little clip-on
SUBSCRIPTION TO VIDEO CAMERA £22.95
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