HopeSpringsEternal: What about 24p? Sony, you listening?
Really? Is that a question?
You know, when colour television was starting out, the same whinging was going on, claiming that "black & white TV just has more artistic merit" etc.
If indeed Avatar 2 has 48fps, it will be no going back.
Unfortunately when I went and saw the FIFA World Cup 2010 on a live cinema projection via satellite, it was down-sampled to 25fps from 50 (South Africa). Such a shame, considering the MPEG quality was perfect — not an artefact to be seen.
The Photo Ninja: Come on Final Cut Pro X - get with the program!
What?? Why is everyone complaining about Apple and Final Cut now?
I successfully edited a 100-minute project in 1080p60 all from the Sanyo HD2000 which is a mere $500 (or was, when it was available). The JVC 4K 60fps camera is 10x the price and I may buy one soon, but it isn't 10x a better camera. (A few times better, sure).
1080p60: http://vimeo.com/35105125(download the MP4 if you are a Plus user)