The Canon EOS Movie Plugin-E1 for Final Cut Pro arrives

Studio Daily Blog by Scott Simmons

After Canon PR jumped the gun a bit on the release of the EOS Movie Plugin-E1 for Final Cut Pro, they have finally released the tool here in the back half of March. If you haven’t heard about the EOS Movie Plugin-E1 for Final Cut Pro it’s adds an option to the FCP Log and Transfer tool to import Canon 1D, 5D Mark II and 7D H.264 Quicktime files and transcode to any of the ProRes flavors (or Apple Intermediate Codec) in the process. A timecode is assigned to the footage based on the time stamp set in your camera and a reel names is also assigned. There’s also an option to archive the footage when loading directly off a CF card. There’s a very detailed webpage about the EOS Movie Plugin-E1 for Final Cut Pro available here. To download the installer follow this link and then select Mac OS X from the Drivers / Software Selection popup:

I’ve been kicking the tires on this thing for a bit since its release on Friday and have written up a couple of observations on the Editblog. A couple of interesting things have be noticed as people have been working with this tool over the last couple of days. You can’t just load a folder full of Canon H.264 Quicktimes that you have backed up to a folder as you need to have a somewhat proper directory structure that Canon writes to the original card. read more and watch the Demo video...

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