I have concluded that video cameras are a problem - you either need a tripod, and then you need a fluid head to get anything reasonable, or you need a trolly or a something, and for hand held you absolutely need a 3 axis gimbal. On their own a video camera will always look rather amateur.
So, having got a video camera I looked at reviews and prices and decided to get the Feiyu MG V2 3 axis gimbal from Wex Photographic.
The instructions were clear, and balancing the camera was also very easy, surprisingly so.
It comes with a hard case for transport.
It can be assembled for one handed use...
Or, for two handed...
In fact it can be used in a variety of ways.
(Thanks to Lewis, age 4, for taking those pictures for me)
I am amazed at the difference it makes, and here we come to something that really needs a video, so here it is. The first part is with the gimbal, and the second is all hand held. Lewis has a go at both, but unfortunately his arms are a bit short to stop the gimbal hitting his chest and so he is a bit jerky. Even so, compare to Lewis hand held with no gimbal at the end. Sick bags available in the foyer.
P.S. the hand-held was using the image stabiliser that is built in to the camera even...