Log & Transfer Plugin for HDDSLRs & FCP

For those looking for a more elegant workflow to use your Canon HDDSLR footage with Final Cut Pro – Canon and Apple have announced a new plug-in for Final Cut Pro – named:  EOS E1.  The plugin is set to appear on Apple’s website – although the link doesn’t yet appear to be live…

The plugin is designed to import video from the following Canon’s DSLRs: The EOS-7D, the 5D MK II, and the 1D MK IV.

The  plug-in will support FCP’s Log and Transfer dialogue, which lets people select and mark in and out points on their video before copying it off-camera.   At the same time, people can add custom metadata such as Roll, Scene, Take information during the ingest process, and begin editing work before all clips have been transferred. The plug-in will be a free download for owners of Final Cut Pro 6 or later.  Users may note that this plugin has many of the same features that I mentioned earlier here in a previous post.

I have not been able to confirm as to whether or not this plugin will be supporting timecode – timecode based on the camera’s internal clock that is to say – not “real” timecode of course.   You should note that you can sync multiple cameras to a computer via USB…