So...Canon chooses to announce a video-oriented pro DSLR a month *after* the biggest video show of the year? I don't think so.
exactly; it would only make sense if this was an earthquake-related delay
in any case, if they did, would it make sense if it was a 1Ds? yes, it would
think about this market for a second: for the fully budgeted feature films that are using them, they're buying 50 5D2 bodies with L glass (and all these expenses usually come under "consumables" in the budget)
they buy the ones with the best image quality, irrespective on price; right now, that means 5D2 (the colors on the 1D4 are much worse); if canon could triple their revenue from high-budget filmmakers by making a 1Ds with better image quality in video, it would at least consider it, right?
plus: is a 1D body too big for serious video? you surely haven't seen a film camera, or an arri alexa...
but then video autofocus would be totally uncalled for, so this whole thing sounds pretty doubious