Version 1.2 of the Canon E1 plug-in for Final Cut Pro is available for download now. The new version allows you to import files without the need to maintain the CF card folder structure. It’s designed to work with the Canon 5D Mark II, 7D, 1D Mark IV and 60D. I’ve heard unconfirmed reports that the new version will work with the Canon Rebel series DSLRs but nothing for certain yet. For more details, see the original post here.
You can download it on product pages for Canon DSLRs. Here’s a direct link to the 5D Mark II Drivers & Software page. Just select Mac OS X as your OS and then choose the download link for the plug-in.
The Canon EOS MOVIE Plugin-E1 for Final Cut Pro is a plug-in currently in development that is intended to allow footage from EOS DSLRs to be edited more quickly and easily in Final Cut Pro. The plug-in will be introduced in a free Beta release in March 2010.
Key features of the plug-in includes the enabling of the “log and transfer” of footage from the 5D Mark II, 7D and 1D Mark IV. Moreover, the plug-in converts Canon EOS DSLR footage to Apple’s ProRes 4:2:2 at twice the speed of what you get out of the box with Final Cut Pro. Adding timecode, reel names and metadata to footage will also be a faster and smoother task.
Stay tuned for updates on the availability of the EOS Movie Plugin-E1 for Final Cut Pro.