The never-ending debate
About spending, that is.
Specifically, I've seen more and more debate on some video blogs and boards lately about what gear and editing programs to get because the penny-pinching front office tossed it to the IT folks who don't shoot the stuff anyhow and so recommended some half-baked prosumer mini-DV cam with iMovie or some other crippled editing software.
Bottom line: If you are going to get in video, get in video with the same gusto you do with your still photo operations (I don't remember seeing a whole lot of Brownies at news conferences and on the sidelines, but a whole lot of Nikons). Do less of it, if you have to, but do what you do well. You can't hide crap on the 'net and you can't cheap it out.
I just got pointed to PF Bentley's Column from May, "Just Say Wait a Second," in The Digital Journalist.
As he notes in another forum, copy it out and stick it under your exec editor's and publisher's doors.