This is a companion piece to a video I shot at the 2009 SEC championship game in Atlanta's Georgiadome which is here: vimeo.com/8090466.
It explains the significance of using 60P in Canon DSLR camera bodies. At the time this was made, the only camera available was the 7D with 60P capability. Shortly, the 1DMark IV will be shipping which will offer an even better solution as it will give a closer to full-frame 60P. Still, at a street price of around $1700, the 7D will have the indy film community drooling, and a lot of still shooters like myself, trying to figure out how to shoot and edit video. For stuff that's not moving, the 5D Mark II remains the Mac Daddy for interviews and other slow moving capture needs. With the new Magic Lantern firmware piggyback, it's now ready for prime time with full manual control and an audio section without that annoying hisssssssssssssss....
This longer video was made in order to not have to respond to over 150 e-mails that I've received about the SEC video footage in just 24 hours. I tried to answer most of the questions here. Last, sorry about the audio quality of the stuff that came from the Canon SX1 camera when I'm talking on the field. They actually put a manual level control into that point & shoot model and it was set wrong at the game. Why they put manual audio control into a point & shoot and not into the 5D/7D... well, I won't go there.
I actually used the SX1 to do my voiceovers for this piece... It's a way cool little box with true HD 16:9 and allows you to shoot still photos at 16:9 too... which is very welcome... Enjoy, learn, and shoot something yourself! pm-r :)
ps. And Santa, if you're out there listening, please give us a pellical-mirror body with 60P and a full-frame sensor. You can get Canon to cooperate in this one small favor I ask. I've been a good boy!