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high-end (Hi-8?) cameras
Hi-8 is not high-end. I mean, it is compared to Video8 or VHS, but it isn’t very.
I’d like to know what’s the functional difference between handycams and professional video cameras. Rather, why choose a professional camera over a handycam.
Handycams ("Shaky Cams") are small, non-weighted, and tend not to offer manual control. Professional cameras tend to be large, weighted, and able to work in full manual or full automatic mode with the flip of a switch (sometimes three). You can hand-hold a large pro camera (shoulder mounted) and get a steadier shot than many shaky cams will give you when on a tripod.