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It does not turn off to save power, it turns off to save your tape. When in standby (tape in, power on, not recording), the tape head is spinning against the tape. This causes wear on both the tape and video heads. You never want to leave a camera in pause mode for very long because of this.
If you want the power to stay on, remove the tape. For a kiosk, there is no easy solution – except recording to a hard drive or something…