Of course, these are lower end DSLRs...they aren't exactly designed for video, it's more of an afterthought, and they all still have rolling shutters and the like as well.
I'm not trying to hurt anyones feelings, but..
Thats a poor mans excuse for not knowing or not willing to learn how to use the current equipment he/she has... Even with an Arri... a poor man would say the same thing.
Please look at video examples posted in the video thread, especially with something like the t2i, t3i, 60D...
For example: http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=19358.0
There are a few 60D and t2i video clips on the Video & Movie Section of the Forum, and they look quite professional. Please use the search option to find those videos. You can also find videos from t3i and t2i on YouTube.
Here is an example of a Music Video shot with a t2i:
Wisam Benhachem - Perfect Girl (Canon T2i Music Video)
And, there are hundreds of examples, just like that...
Again, I'm not trying to make anyone feel bad...
So what exactly are we doing wrong?
Aside from the in camera processing bit... Don, you are obviously recording at 1080/30p with a shutter of 1/30th of a second. What lens are you using?
What do you do your editing on PC/MAC?
How come you can't choose HD on Vimeo? What resolution are you uploading it onto Vimeo?
I'm not sure about you, but I see quite a bit of short stutters in the video you embedded. From an IQ standpoint, the IQ is great...but there are definitely artifacts that result from the lesser video capabilities of the DSLR used, and those are what I was referring to. It is very professional from a cinematic and photographic standpoint, for sure...but that does not eliminate the issues inherent in current low end and midrange DSLR video technology.
I've tried recording birds and wildlife. I have a whole bunch of clips in a big fat folder on my hard drive. I've messed with them quite a bit, run them through Premier and composited a variety of short little videos. I'm just not satisfied with any of them, though, because of rolling shutter issues in particular, and stutter in a few cases (usually panning). I'm no professional cinematographer by any means, for sure, I just have a critical eye. The fact that someone was able to make a music video with a T2i is pretty amazing...however to truly call it professional, personally, I'd expect the stutter and rolling shutter artifacts, as light as they are, to be gone. Especially if I am paying someone to film the thing for me.