For all of you Canon Rebel T2i owners (and 5D MK II/7D owners, as well) who happen to be Final Cut Pro users, you know the pain of having to convert video files into something FCP finds more digestible for editing. Before, that would mean using either Compressor, or my preferred program, MPEG Streamclip, to convert those files into Apple ProRes. Depending on how much you filmed that day, this process could take hours, but would make for a much easier workflow in FCP.
Released in mid-March, Canon now offers the EOS Movie Plugin-E1 which allows both the 5D MK II and the 7D to be recognized natively within FCP. With the plugin you can now benefit from:
- Use of the Log & Transfer function
- Time Code being added to each clip
- Automatic transcoding of clips from H.264 to many of Apple’s codecs
But wait! That’s fine and dandy for 5D MK II/7D owners, but what about those with a T2i?! Luckily for us, The Bui Brothers created an awesome video tutorial to see how to make modification to the plugin to get it to work with the T2i. Click here to check it out!