Just to provide a counter to Graemme's absolutely fair and biased comments. I see Red as probably a little overkill for someone who is wanting to "get into" video. On the other hand, the 5dmk11 is really "underkill", in that it isn't really a video camera...it's a still camera that shoots video clips. I see the 5dmk11 as the first shot in what will truly be affordable, digital cinema for the relative masses, something that Red really isn't designed or purposed to do. (As Jim has said, his products are for the professional market.) In the future, canon would certainly be able to scale their products to the 3k-4k-5k world, should they choose to enter that realm (I doubt that they will though). But in reality, today (or rather next week) we have the 5dmkII and Red One--two cameras purposed at very different markets with dramatically different price points. We don't have scarlet, or epic or any of the ambitious roadmap Red provided last week....we have only the promise of something like it, sometime in the relatively (and hopefully) near future.
If I were somebody ambitious about getting started in video...I would be looking at a Prosumer Canon/Sony HDV camera, and get started learning the tools, the trade and the tricks. If I wanted shallow depth of field, I would add a 5dmkII just like I might add another accessory to my kit (certainly less money than some of the depth of field adapters on the market-- thae fact that you already own the glass is kinda huge). For your purposes (TV and Web)...these cameras will more than suffice. Between now, and when scarlet sees the light of day, you should be earning more than enough to have covered your initial camera investments. At that point, the landscape may be quite different, as I could certainly see Sony entering this fray, with Canon producing a more functional professional adaptation of the large sensor video/still cam (1dmk1v anybody?), and of course Nikon, Panasonic et al.