I'm currently in the process of producing a feature film, I thought I'd give the 7D a go. (and yes it's my first feature) Obviously shooting at 24P as that's what film plays at. Incase it doesn't make it to film and just goes to DVD, is it still better to shoot in 24P or would be best to shoot it (25 Pal) frames, as that's what DVDs play at? It's more likely it will end up on DVD then film. Does 24p look better on DVD?
And what are the best settings for this camera for the filmic look, I've seen a few people advise on lowering sharpness and colour etc..
Best speed would be 1/50th for 24P HD?
[Joel Mielle]" is it still better to shoot in 24P or would be best to shoot it (25 Pal) frames, as that's what DVDs play at?"
Well thats not what all DVDs play at! But i get the meaning of your question. If you intend only to distribute on DVD and the Pal world is your target 25p is a perfectly acceptable solution. Just keep in mind that the 23.976-25 is common, so if you'd like to get a slightly more filmic look or have any intention of doing anything with the film other then dvd distribution that might be the way to go