I'm a video pro shooting DSLR (Canon 7D) for almost a year. I shoot a lot of interviews and short promotional web pieces with it. I almost never shoot with my Canon XH-A1 HDV camera anymore, unless I need a long take for events, etc.
IMHO, shooting DSLR is much more akin to shooting with a 35mm motion picture camera than a traditional video camera. Manual focus, iris, ISO, and framerate (mine never leaves 1/50 when shooting 24p), double-sound, and ~12 minute "reels". A 1,000' reel of 35mm film lasts around 11 minutes (4-perf, I think). Likewise, the APS sensors are roughly the size of Super35mm gates, so lens FOVs and DOF rendering are quite similar. Full-frame sensors (5D2, etc.) render FOVs and DOF like the now-defunct Cinerama cameras of the 50's (the film rolled sideways, 8-perfs wide).
Lack of XLR inputs, zebras, timecode and such will frustrate the longtime pro video shooters. Likewise, moire, "jello" and other anomalies due to line-binning/line-skipping of the current DSLR technologies can turn otherwise great shots into unusable ones. Much care must be taken in creating footage with DSLR, and a good amount of money will have to be spent in camera support, audio capture, viewfinder viewing, stabilizing, etc. in order to produce quality shots. Not to mention at least a few fast lenses, which can get expen$ive in a hurry.
But, at the end of the day, that shallow DOF trumps a lot of the headaches for a lot of us shooters. Right now, it sure does for me. Tapeless workflow and the Adobe CS5 Suite (no transcodes), also does it for me.
You can see some of my recent work on my YouTube channel (most of it shot with the 7D): http://www.youtube.com/user/browncowvideo
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