The Camcorder Comes Of Age

Most people buy camcorders to create vacation travelogues or capture the wonder years of their children. To them, the under-$1,000 8mm and VHS-format analog camcorders produce perfectly acceptable videos of their camel ride by the Pyramids or little Jamie's first birthday party. But the most dedicated hobbyists, or anyone who uses a camcorder for business, demand more: smashing videos that have a commercial feel.

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