I'm an aspiring movie director/editor and have been trying to start making short films to get into the game. I've always been against using SLRs to shoot video because I always liked the look of shooting with video cameras but after using an SLR to shoot a music video, I was very impressed. My question: As an amateur professional, is it really worth getting a $1,300 video camera, or should I get a good $600 slr? Taking into consideration camera handling, midshot focusing, frame rate, adjustable functions and settings, and the lot. Thank you for your time and answers!