-Of course one can shoot reversal film,-
That's what I would do I think. There's that legendary Tri-X appeal.

The hybrid process seems the most logical at this point. One could go back and splice the film later after the getting a satisfactory digital edit, but like David said, I think it would be hard to keep the master clean and pristine.

What's the spiel on cameras? Seems like the high-end Canons are favored. What about the Super 8 Bolexes? How did they fair?