Hello and GREAT WONDERFUL news from Canon HDSLR department.
If you are using Final Cut to edit your videos the suffering has ended... well at least that's what Canon is planning by releasing this piece of software.
They Call it 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.
The plug-in will be introduced in a free Beta release in March 2010.
This third party 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 third party EOS E1 video plug-in it's a Yupiiiiiii!!!, FREE download.
Meanwhile and while waiting for the Canon plugin You can download this plugin that can help you with your files directly by clicking here or go to apple website Here and download it from there.
This unique workflow package allows the user to choose to edit in 1080p, 1080i or straight to standard definition 16x9 25fps. Custom droplets give one click access to compressor that will convert the H264 files into ProRes for editing. The user also has a choice whether to make the clip realtime (i.e. 30fps to 25fps) or timestretch so that one frame in 30fps is one frame in 25fps. This will result in a slowdown of 20% for pin-sharp results.
Compressor droplets are supplied to get the final 1080p/i self contained movie into standard definition 16x9 too. Easy to follow workflow diagrams help plot the conversions needed to get the best quality from a Canon camera’s 30fps HD files to 25fps.
Give it a try and let me know how it's working for you.
Here is the direct link to Canon Plugin available as a Beta version during March 2010.