Canon has announced the imminent release of a new version of the EOS E1 plug-in. This is designed to allow quicker editing of EOS captured footage into ProRes 422 for editing in Apple Final Cut Pro. Version 1.2 will allow users to transfer files from any folder, unlike the current version which forces users to mirror the folder structure on the camera and will now allow footage to be imported without the camera-generated THM file. Canon claim that the EI plug-in converts footage at twice the speed of the native Final Cut Pro conversion.
The new version will be available as a free download from 25 April.
Canon announces latest update for EOS Movie Plug-in-E1 for Final Cut Pro
United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 8th April 2011 – Canon today announces the latest update for EOS Movie Plug-in-E1 for Final Cut Pro – the company’s custom-developed software application that provides quicker and easier editing of EOS Movie footage in Apple’s Final Cut Pro software suite.
Launching to coincide with the start of the 2011 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show in Las Vegas, EOS Movie Plug-in-E1 for Final Cut Pro version 1.2 will make the importing of EOS Movie files even easier, allowing users to transfer files from any folder, without needing to mirror the folder structure on the camera itself.
The update also enables smoother importing from Canon’s EOS 7D, EOS 5D Mark II and EOS-1D Mark IV models, allowing users to import footage without requiring the THM file generated by the camera.
Originally launched in February 2010, EOS Movie Plug-in-E1 for Final Cut Pro is designed to quickly and seamlessly convert EOS Movie footage from Canon’s leading range of EOS DSLR cameras to Apple’s high-quality ProRes 422 codec. The plug-in allows users to convert footage at approximately twice the speed of Apple’s standard conversion, creating a smoother workflow for the rapidly growing number of videographers shooting HD video content on DSLR cameras.
EOS Movie Plug-in-E1 for Final Cut Pro version 1.2 will be available to download for free from 25th April 2011.