Canon announces EOS E1 video plug-in for Apple’s Final Cut Pro

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This is pretty exciting news for Canon HDSLR owners who use Apple's Final Cut Pro! Canon releases a free EOS E1 video plug-in for Apple's Final Cut Pro. The plug-in is compatible with Final Cut Pro 6 or higher and currently supports Canon EOS 5D Mark II, EOS 7D and EOS 1D Mark IV cameras.

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This new plug-in allows simple and easy transfer of video content from Canon’s EOS DSLR cameras directly into Final Cut Pro. The EOS E1 video plug-in takes advantage of Final Cut Pro’s powerful Log and Transfer feature, which allows users to select and mark the video directly while it is still on the camera, add custom metadata and ingest the clips in the background so the editing can begin immediately.

The EOS E1 video plug-in is a free download and will be available here but so far, they haven't posted it yet. We'll let you know when they do.

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  3. Where did they announce this? Is it on the Canon site? I couldn’t find it under their ‘News’ section. Can you site your source? Thanks,

  4. Yes, you can do plugins with FCE. Magic Bullet plugins work with FCE. If it follows the same format this one should work as well.

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      The source was an email from Canon Public Relations. They still have not released the plugin and I’ve seen rumors that it won’t be out until April (unconfirmed).

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  7. hi,
    has anyone an idea how to get the movie plugin working under FCE? Since FCE is a paket where the plugins are not rooted under the normal library like application support… I would like to know how to move the plug in to FCE
    thx in advance

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