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EOS E1 plug-in for Final Cut Pro now available for download  
Friday, March 19, 2010 | by Rob Galbraith
Canon's EOS E1 plug-in for Apple's Final Cut Pro video editing software is now available. The plug-in enables video captured with the EOS-1D Mark IV, EOS 7D and EOS 5D Mark II to be more-rapidly converted to the ProRes codec, plus it allows for the addition of timecode and other information to inbound footage.

A Canon Europe announcement last month described the plug-in this way:

The plug-in will convert EOS MOVIE footage to Apple’s high quality ProRes 4:2:2 codec at approximately twice the speed of Apple’s standard conversion. Additionally, users will also be able to add timecode, reel names and metadata to footage quickly and easily – further enhancing the experience of EOS MOVIE users when editing their footage.


The EOS E1 plug-in is available from several of the digital SLR support pages on the Canon USA website, including the page for the EOS 5D Mark II. Follow the link and then choose Mac OS X from the operating system popup menu to access the download.

A PDF of the user manual is here and includes information on which resolution and frame rates are supported in the EOS E1 plug-in, in addition to basic guidance on its use.

Thanks to Hans van Eijsden for bringing this to our attention.
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