You did this brilliantly - but if your goal is "stills" from the individual frames for a two page ad spread in a high-quality production, how would they look - what kind of quality would you get? If you printed them at 300 dpi, till what size would they hold-up?
I am asking because this is exactly the choice I am being asked to make. I am beginning a large book project which will involve movie style sets on location with a fair amount of action and many people on set to make still photographs. The goal in each case is one great photo. I have a Leaf Afi-ii 7, 33mp which shoots pretty fast and the quality is of course great. I will not be hopping around a lot with the camera - camera viewpoints will be carefully chosen, action will be choreographed and directed.
I am being asked to consider shooting with a Canon D5 in 10 fps video mode in order not to miss any lucky happenstance with all the action. I wonder what the resolution on a file like this would be relative to my Leaf? How would it look in a large format book with great reproductions relative to what I might get with the Leaf? And how would exhibition print quality compare?
Unlike your shoot for Volvo, the goal is NOT video - it is one single still image in each case.
I suspect that I'm better off with the Leaf on all counts - it won't be 10 fps, but the image quality will be so much better - any thoughts on this? My feeling is that you just have to make it happen right and shoot a lot.
I appreciate your input (I also posted this question on the medium-format board).