I have more of a specific question than a debate between the two. Firstly I have a coworker who is in film school and as an amateur (that's pushing it) photographer, I was asking about the use of tradiitonal films versus digital. I know that Star Wars 2 was shot digitally and I assumed the cameras were fitted to harddrive devices for storage. The benefits of digital is pretty obvious as it gives the producers/editors infinite possibiltiies for post shooting work. He also said the movie or digital filming (one or the other) is shot in 24 frames per second, where as traditonal film requres 30 frames for smoothness (minimum is 30 as I understand it). So is 24 digitally the equivalent of 30 frames for conventional film? and if so, why is this ? Why would digital be smoother at lesser frame rates. Thanks in advance!