Originally Posted by BenE
...So, I am not sure what you would use it for.
Ben, neither do I.
Perhaps this is what I am truly asking...
"If you do shoot Video with your DSLR, what are you shooting, why, what for?"
This gorgeous site uses both video and still incorporated within. In the bio of the artist it says that Gregory Colbert started making documentary films that lead to fine arts photography. So from motion to stills.
Some years ago a friend showed an A/V presentation by a Fashion Photographer that incorporated fades within a tryptic format...and it was a PowerPoint presentation! Imagine the coding needed for that!
Then ProShow started getting converts for their digital presentations...a lot of fades, pans, closeups, swirls and enough loopy transitions to make you feel you were on a roller coaster (too much in my estimation!)
So this is where things are going!
Digital PhotoPro also had a previous article that is, perhaps, more disconcerting...especially for those of you trying to make a livable income...
From that article, this snippet...
"However, when I revisited the assertion for this article, I was able to get verification of the trend from two high-profile photographers’ agents who asked for anonymity. “In the last six months, several jobs were lost because of the video issue,” said one agent. The agents I spoke with were protective about which photographers were affected. But the trend is clear: Video now is a requirement for landing gigs."
So there is a perceived need starting...and once started, it won't stop.
Now, to get back to your question...in Glamour photography I can see this being used to 'document' the actual shoot and the stills to be the high res examples. But can one just jump into it? I don't think so as you need to have a 'game plan', that is to say you need to have a preconception of what you want...*and* the skills to pull this off. If you think that a bad photograph is horrible...a bad movie is even worse! (Ebert gives it the 'thumbs down'.)
So to expand on my original and edited question...
The technology is 'out there', are you going to use it?
I'm still using my 20D (works/paid for) but am considering an upgrade to the 7D so the capability would be there for HD Vid capture.