How to – Canon T2i with EOS Movie Plugin-E1 Final Cut Pro

by Lan Bui on March 21, 2010


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A few days ago Canon released the EOS Movie Plugin-E1 for Final Cut Pro (download it here). It is very exciting for all of us using the Canon DSLRs and Final Cut Pro. We (Vu and I) mostly use the Canon 5D mark II and Canon 7D for our videos… both cameras are supported natively in the new E1 plugin. Unfortunatley the new Canon T2i is not supported in the E1 plugin yet.

This is very upsetting because the video quality from this T2i is actually very good!!! I had a chance to play with Rodney Charters’ T2i a few weeks ago and talk to him about it… basically the T2i is a 7D in a plastic body.

So, for all of you that want to use the T2i in Final Cut Pro and want to use the E1 plugin for FCP… watch the video above to see how to get it to work. I basically follow this method (by Nathan Beaman) on finalcutuser.com) I found on a post on Planet5D.

That method will work for future videos because you need the entire file structure of the card… so what about past videos you have made???

Well… for past videos you shot on the T2i or 550D you can see in the video how to just add some files to your directory with your original .MOV files and get the E1 plugin to work with your 550D or T2i in FCP. The files are all .THM files and all you really need to do is add them to your directory of original T2i .MOV files. If for some reason you have renamed the original .MOV files just rename the .THM files to the same name of the .MOV files from the T2i.

Download the T2i 550D E1 compatibility files here

Rodney was kind enough to send me some T2i files for testing (Thanks so much!!!)


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UPDATE!!! – Not working???

I’ve received a few comments and a few emails saying that you all are doing exactly what I did and it is not working… Well.. after quite a bit of troubleshooting Joe Fitzgerald ended up trying a bunch of different things and we came to the following:

Use a a real text only editor to edit the .plsit file. Don’t use the default mac TextEdit. I used TextWrangler because it is free and works great.

UPDATE!!! – can’t fine camera.plist

Thanks Benjaminbee for this comment!!!

Hello, Make sure you click on the finder, then MACINTOSH HD > LIBRARY > APPLICATION SUPPORT> PROAPPS> RAD MIO > PLUGINS> CANONE1.RADPLUG> CONTENTS > RESOURCES>

MOST IMPORTENT THING! >>>>>MACINTOSH HD > LIBRARY<<<<<< if you go to the LIBRARY folder from any other way you will not find the Proapps! No idea why......

UPDATE!!! – don’t use the T2i USB

Thanks to HTProductions (and a few others) for this one:

I tried uploading footage multiple times with no luck because i was trying to use my camera and a USB cable. (That’s how it works for my HVX200 HD camera, so i figured the same would work with my T2i.) I was wrong. You NEED to use a card reader!

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  • http://mindscapeproductions.tv/ MRIO GONGORA

    Thank you! VERY Helpful tutorial. Keep up the great work.

    • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

      Thanks Mrio! I’m glad you liked it.

      • Jimmyscratch

        hey, fantastic it worked like a charm, thanks so much!

      • Rich Riehl

        UPDATE: This also works on T3i Camera and it also works with the new V1.2 update of the E1 Software.

        • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

          Fantastic thanks for the info!

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_P3HGDDARYBIYUQX25PJ2OBX4OQ juan

          hi, how do you do it, can anyone explain that? thanks!!!

      • http://twitter.com/LarJFrsH Rachard Johnson

        i cant find MIO after pro apps.. what do i do?

  • http://mindscapeproductions.tv MRIO GONGORA

    Thank you! VERY Helpful tutorial. Keep up the great work.

    • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

      Thanks Mrio! I’m glad you liked it.

  • john

    i like your eyes ;]

    • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

      Thanks?

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  • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

    Thanks?

  • Marc S.

    I have a T2i and tried this method for importing already saved files. I found that if I changed the cameras.plist file as stated to add the T2i string, and just created the folder structure (DCIM/100CANON/) and put the original .MOV and .THM files in there, it was not necessary to use the .THM files you created – it works with the originals just fine (with the thumbnails and everything).

    • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

      Oh yes… Sorry I was not clear…

      If you have just the .MOV files then you will need the .THM files I created.

      So if you previously deleted the original .THM files then you need new .THM files.

      Hope that clears it up!

    • BGold

      This worked for me – it seems like this is required – any other way I tried was unsuccessful!

  • Marc S.

    I have a T2i and tried this method for importing already saved files. I found that if I changed the cameras.plist file as stated to add the T2i string, and just created the folder structure (DCIM/100CANON/) and put the original .MOV and .THM files in there, it was not necessary to use the .THM files you created – it works with the originals just fine (with the thumbnails and everything).

    • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

      Oh yes… Sorry I was not clear…

      If you have just the .MOV files then you will need the .THM files I created.

      So if you previously deleted the original .THM files then you need new .THM files.

      Hope that clears it up!

  • Steve Wright

    Thanks for you T2i FCP Plugin tips. I just bought the T2i and shot some test video. As you know I could not log and transfer to FCP 7. I dragged the T2i files to my mac desktop then used Import in the file menu to imported the .mov clip into the FCP browser. This worked fine. However I was unable to view the clips at full screen size without dropping frames even after rendering so I changed the clip to Apple ProRes 422 1920X1080 30P with the Load Sequence Preset button in the Sequence Settings window and after rendering was able to view smoothly at full screen.
    I am new to using media cards and FCP so this may be a dumb question, I have not tried to do much other than view the clips in the timeline, but I was wondering why I need the .THM file when the .mov clip seems to be displaying fine? Thanks, Steve

  • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

    Hi Steve!

    Great question. Just so I make sure I understand you… you are dragging the original files shot on the T2i into a FCP timeline then just setting the sequence settings to Pro Res?

    If this is the case, then what you are doing is just making temporary render files in pro res. Once you begin to edit the video files you will have to likely re-render any transitions, text, overlays or pretty much any time you make any changes… this will become very time consuming because each time you will have to re-render. Rendering the timeline like that is really there for previewing during editing, the proper workflow is to have your original files converted to pro res (or apple intermediate codec) before editing.

    You can render all the files using the log and capture (after following the video tutorial above) and then the files will be ready to edit.

    I hope this answered your question… please let me know if I didn't.

  • Steve Wright

    Lan. I am dragging the original files from the T2i card to my desktop then “Importing” the .mov (not the THM file) into FCP from the import setting in the file menu. Then in order to view them without dropping frames I converted to Apple ProRes 422 and rendered. ( just rendering didn't let me view without dropping frames. I have a pretty new mac pro 2X2.26 Quad 12GB ram) I see your point. I just tried to edit a few 10 seconds scenes with transitions and a motion filter. I have to render every time I make a change in the time line. Pretty long render process as I am only using 3 10-second clips to test with. I guess without the support of the THM file there won't be an efficient editing process. Am I understanding this correctly? Thanks Steve

  • Steve Wright

    Hi Lan, disregard my above. I followed your tweaking instructions to the camera.plist file for the T2i and the Log & Transfer worked perfectly. If I can do it anybody can. (I did use the ProRes 422 HQ as the transfer preset, you think that is OK or do you have a better idea?) Thanks much for your tips. Now if Lightroom would just support the T2i raw files I would be set. You’re the best!! Much appreciated!! Steve

  • gerald709

    Great tutorial! I was dreading having to use Compressor, but with the plug-in and this modification tutorial, I was able to completely streamline 105 very short clips in no time. Thanks Bui Brothers!

  • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

    It's all good. I'm glad you figured it out.

    I usually use Apple Intermediate Codec for any normal web videos I do. THen anything else I use ProRes LT or ProRes HQ depending on the potential distribution is… High quality web video would be LT then anything for TV would be HQ.

    I'm really considering trying out Aperture and seeing how well it handles video.

  • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

    Awesome! Thanks for letting us know it worked well for you and helped you out!

  • joelindsay

    I have followed the rebuild of the plist tutorial and still get the same warning message about “invalid directory structures and unsupported media”. I added

    </array>
    <key>T2i</key>
    </array>
    <string>Canon EOS REBEL T2i</string>
    </array>
    to the plist. Is there something I need to check in my systems settings or user preferences in FCP

  • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

    That should do it… if it does not… did you by chance use multiple cameras on the same memory card and not format the card in-between?

  • Joe Lindsay

    One more thing…

    In the Finder I notice that the page icon in the preview window for the document “info.plist” has “PLIST” stamped across it and has very small text on it as well—— I remember that before I added the needed code to the but my newly changed “cameras.plist” page icon in the preview window is decidedly blank— no”PLIST” or any text spots. Could this be a clue? Even though it has the .plist ending perhaps it is not a plist – is there a way to make sure that my .plist is a .plist?

    tanks – for all the fish

  • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

    Oh, yes… are you using an actual text editor? Something like TextWrangler? or the mac default TextEdit?

    TextEdit is not the best for editing these file because it is not a true pure text editor. It ends up making a formatted text file which is not what you want.

    Let me know if this helped!

  • Mike Espinosa

    Need help, I've done everything perfectly like you said and its not working at all, :( what can I do?

  • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

    It's hard to say what to try knowing you did everything as I did… there must be some other variable that I did not explore during my test.

    It seems like a couple people were using the mac TextEdit instead of a plain text editor… is that the case for you?

    Also, what part is not working? What error are you getting and when?

  • Gazza

    Please can you tell me, will this work in Final Cut Express 4 (I guess I/m gonna be unlucky!)

  • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

    If the plugin will work with FCE 4 then I think it will. Have you installed the plugin yet?

  • Gazza

    No I havn't, thought i'd try and get a definitive answer before I embarked on the whole thing, it's a bit outside my comfort zone but don't mind having a go if I know it's workable from the start if you know what I mean.

  • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

    Looks like you cannon. A simple read of the description shows it is for Final Cut Pro…
    http://www.usa.canon.com/dlc/controller?act=Get

  • Gazza

    ok Lan thanks for the reply looks like FC PRO here I come. Is there any other not to complicated file conversion that will give me workable files in FC Express.

  • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

    There are some tutorials out there about how to convert your .MOV files to Apple Intermediate Codec or ProRes using MPEGstreamclip… that is what we did before the e-1 plugin came out.

  • Mike

    Contains unsupported media or has an invalid directory structure. Please choose a folder whose directory structure matches supported media.
    I cant import any videos
    And i did it with the textwrangler and it doesnt work…
    Im very very frustated
    I dunno if this helps but i have final cut 7.0?

  • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

    I'm using FCP 7 so that might be something…

    The last thing I can think of is if the folders have something else in them or are named something different than what it is expecting.

  • Eric Ornelas

    How can this be done with FCP 6?

  • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

    The e1 plugin is compatible with FCP 6… have you tried following the tutorial yet?

  • Eric Ornelas

    I figured it out. Thank you, I was looking in a separate library.

  • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

    Ok cool!

  • Eric Ornelas

    Do you have to have Snow Leopard for this to work? The plugin shows up in my import preferences but I cannot bring any footage in.

  • Eric Ornelas

    I edited cameras.plist in textwrangler and I triple checked it. The only thing I can think of is in the system requirements for the EOS E1 FCP plugin, it says that you need 10.6.x, which is Snow Leopard if I'm not mistaken.

  • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

    Yeah… the plugin needs 10.6.2 or higher.

  • michaelklekamp

    Thanks so much for the work guys. I couldn't make it work for the longest time, here's the key:
    Check your spelling in the camera.plist file. “Canon EOS REBEL T2i” “REBEL” HAS to be capital letters.

    MacBook Pro, Final Cut Studio 2 (updates to 6.0.6), Snow Leopard (with ALL updates and there are lots)
    Best,
    Michael

    • Daph

      CAN’T THANK YOU ENOUGH!!! GAYA BLESS YOU ALL, FRIENDS!! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
      NOW I HAVE FAITH IN HUMANITY :P

      • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

        Haha, great! Thanks.

  • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

    Thanks for that note!

  • mar55

    I have been trying to figure this out for hours and hours. I am using FCP 6.0.6 and have Snow Leopard 10.6.3. I have done everything in the tutorial and when I log and transfer EOS_DIGITAL comes up but cannot access any of the video files. We have formated the card both low level and normal with the T2i. Do I have to set the sequence in FCP to the card settings? Any suggestions would help

  • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

    The sequence setting should not matter for the log and capture to work…

    Can you let me know what the specific error you are getting is?

    Also, have you reviewed all of the comments on this page? There have been a few people that solved some issues and it is explained in the comments.

  • mar55

    Wow ok just tried something, we were shooting in 720p 60fps then we tried shooting in 1080p 24fps and 30fps put the card back in and magically the clips came up, not sure why but it works now! hope this helps others

  • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

    Great to hear!

  • James

    I so wish I could get this to work. I downloaded text wrangler. re-did it after I originally tired with text edit. All of my videos download in the same as the pictures in a “pictures folder” That's where I go to try to open them from log and capture. my cameras/plist looks just like yours…don't get it. In the meantime is there a good way to just convert these .mov files to use them in final cut pro more easily

  • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

    I've heard that sometimes you need to push the little eject button in the log and capture window (next to the add folder button on the upper left side of the window) and then try again.

    If that does not work you can try googling 5d mark II mpeg streamclip and follow one of this workflows.

  • http://bceagan.blogspot.com Ben

    This may be a silly thing to point out, but I had a butt load of trouble getting this to work. I was trying to use the EOS utility to download files, and then log and capture those files. Once I got a USB card reader it started working like a charm. I hope this helps someone…

    Thanks for this guide!

  • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

    THanks for this tip! I'm sure it will help someone out if they don't use a USB card reader.

  • joe Lindsay

    I used this information and it worked – Huzzah! Now I am noticing that clips captured in log and transfer are coming in as ProRes422 HQ which I assume stands for “high quality” but I am hoping to have it be in a more sleek format – I am using FCP6 so the next step down I assume is ProRes 422 – no “LT” option in FCP6.

    my question:

    What should I set my sequence settings and my capture settings at for fastest performance. I have noticed that when exporting and using quicktime conversion it takes FOREVER. Would love some hints as to the fastest settings both for the sequence and for capture as well as any hints for exporting – cleanest output for the WEB.
    THanks…

  • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

    Hi Joe!

    Yes, ProRes 442 would be what you might want to use… unless FCP6 allows you to use Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC). For web output I have been using AIC and it is great!

    Exporting HD footage does take forever… I suggest setting your sequence to exactly what your source is. You can easily do this by creating a new sequence and dragging one clip into it. FCP should ask you if you want to use the clip settings for the sequence, just say yes to this and you should be optimized!

  • Trance Coding

    I just dragged the .mov files directly into FCP and it works fine. No transcoding. No need to go through any of this.

  • Trance Coding

    Using the latest version of the OS and FCP btw with all pro app updates and security updates.

  • Paul E

    Really cannot express my gratitude enough for your help with this. I've been running down this list of questions and replies, basically encountering many of the same issues past users have come to you with for help. Now, FINALLY, I've gotten the process to work. Could not have done it without your site.

    Great work, Bui Brothers. Thank you very much for sharing all these postings.

  • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

    Thanks Paul! It means a lot to us to hear that this is helping people!

  • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

    That’s great!

    But the reason for this tutorial is to be able to actually edit in FCP, not just get clips to play. Once you start editing in FCP with the .mov H.264 files you will see FCP behave very strange, clips will not cut quite right, everything will be slow and all filters and transitions will need to be fully rendered before it plays.

  • Dean

    I am using FC 7.02 and 10.6.2. Edited the cameras.plist file with TextWrangler AND Coda. Ran Log and Transfer in FC navigated to card (in card reader) and opened. No files appeared in the list. I checked permissions on all files and plist all okay. Card was low level formatted and directory structure was not modified.

    Obviously this has worked for many but wondering if anyone has been successful with latest version of FC and Mac OS X. I am looking for putting the T2i into production. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

  • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

    hrm… not sure… sounds like you did everything correctly so it should be working. Have you tried restarting final cur pro? Or pushing the eject button in the log and capture window and trying again? I'm sure you have but I just thought I'm mention it and hope that you have not.

  • Dean

    Hi Lan

    Well it was as simple as a machine restart. I didn't think to do this as your edits were made without. But got to thinking you had made the library edit prior to your demo and probably restarted. For those having issues the restart may be the thing needed in order for FC to recognize the plugin.

    Thanks for the quick reply. Really appreciate it.

  • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

    Awesome, I'm glad it is working for you now!

  • enricox

    Yes text wrangler did text edit did not work! 550d

  • danstand21

    Thanks a lot for this video! You saved me a lot of headaches!

  • DKeyeski

    I was having similar problems. “Contains unsupported media…” The key really is using a program like TextWrangler.

    My mistake: I first used the default text program on my Mac. Read Bui Brothers post regarding TextWrangler and re-entered the text in the camera.plist. However, since I had already used the default text program, TextWrangler could not help me. I suspect it was using the formatting the default text program had entered.

    Solution: Uninstall the canon E1 utility by deleting it from the library. Reinstall, by clicking on the installer. Then use TextWrangler to edit the camera.plist. Problem solved in 2 minutes.

    • Rode

      I was about to lose it before I realized I did the same thing as you. Thank god you are smarter than I am.

    • alex

      yeah this is what happened to me. should note this (not to use TEXT EDIT) in orignal post as to save others from this minor catastrophe. Regardless thanks everyone for their contribution! <3

    • Andre

      Thank you! this was very usefull. it finally worked for me!

  • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

    Very good information!!! Thanks for this.

  • Bill

    Hi Lan –

    Great work. Thanks so much. I'm trying to follow the method above, but cant find the proapps folder or plist via spotlight search. I get to application support folder but nothing after that. I am using Snow Leopard 10.6.3 and FCP 7.0.

    Keep up the great work, thanks
    Bill

  • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

    Thanks man!

    The only thing I can think of is to try looking in the system folders or your user folder for the files… Spotlight will not find it.

  • Aaron

    Hey I have a T1i and I want to be able to Log and Transfer these as well, do you have any ideas if I can get that to work too?

  • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

    I'm not sire that will work… Have you tried yet?

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  • Tony

    Hi, I appreciate the fact that someone is smart enough to figure the canon movie plugin for the T2i. But in the process of trying to copy over the new plist string I some how screwed up the plist and now when I try to use log and transfer final cut just shuts down. Is there a way to start from scratch. Also I did this before I saw that you need to use a different text editor (text wrangler). Where do I copy the new plist from once I get the orginal plist back to the way it was. This is all a little confusing. Appreciate your help. Thanks ahead of time

  • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

    If you reinstall the E1 plugin you should get a new plist file.

  • Tony

    How do I open up the plist file and edit it. when I open it up (even in text wrangle it won't copy over. theres something I'm missing. There a couple things that you do in the video when coping and pasting that your doing it seems with keyboard short cuts. Good work in spite of my lack of know how. Thanks

  • TJ

    Great Resource! I'm having a problem though. I purchased the Canon EOS Kiss X4. I worked through your tutorial as well as other comments. Making sure everything is capitalized. Using Text Wrangler. I just can't get this to work. Any ideas?

    • Andy

      Hey, I have the KIss X4 also. I went into the .THM(?) file using text editor and got the kiss X4 code. Mine doesn’t work so far so I was wondering if you used T2i or 550D or Kiss X4 code? Also I used text edit and then saved the camera p.list. After reading these comments, I downloaded Text Wrangler and reopened the camera p.list then just saved it again. Is this sufficient? Or should I just delete and re download the EOS-1 plugin to perform the text edit again?

      • Batmanzano

        Andy, I have tried all of these things as well. None of them seem to work for the kiss x4. If anyone has gotten this plugin to work with the kiss x4 please post how you did it! thanks so much.

  • Don McNeill

    Can the same be done with
    Canon T1i files??

  • prezofmoon

    My problem seems to be stemming from the fact that I am working in Final Cut 5: where there is no Log and Transfer. I try importing the clips…but it only imports the mov file and not the thm. I've done everything that you've suggested above, but this problem remains. Any ideas for solutions? Other than spending the money to buy the FCP upgrade?

  • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

    The plugin will only work with FCP 6 and 7 according to Canon.

  • Johannes

    I just filmed my last short film with the canon 550d. The picture Style was Super Flat, and I tweaked the curves on the pc.
    Just watch it and enjoy:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qF7_zxs_Obs

    I think its pretty good for a dslr!

  • http://twitter.com/tommybertin Tommy Bertin

    Great tutorial, very detailed, but I'm having issues. The folders “MOD/RAD, etc” don't seem to be on my computer at all. I go to the “ProApps” folder and that's as far as I can follow your instructions. Any idea why that would be the case?

  • prezofmoon

    Thanks, Lan.
    I used a friend's computer and newer version of FCP to convert the footage with the plug in and now have files that I can work in FCP 5…kind of. I can't seem to find the right sequence settings to read the files without rendering. The original mov files have a H.264 codec, the converted files have a Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) codec. Am I right in assuming that FCP 5 will not read that codec, or that there isn't a sequence option for it? Is there any sort of workaround for this?
    Questions, questions, questions…

  • Greg

    Bill,
    I'm having the same problem…did you figure it out? cheers!
    greg

  • Greg

    Lan,
    i'm having the same problem as Bill. Can't seem to find the ProApps folder to get to the plist! Any other thoughts as to where to look next?

    cheers,
    greg

  • Mike

    Thank you! It works!

  • Benjaminbee

    Hello, Well I did just about everything wrong. Edited it in text editor, messed up the formatting and then once I did everything right…. STILL didn't work!

    It turns out it was a simple reason, one I have been trying to come to terms with for 27 years… I'M AN IDIOT!

    I was copying the files from the camera to the desk top then trying it that way. Didn't work. about 7 hours wasted last-night…

    Went to the shop today, bought a SD card reader! BINGO!

    Thats what know one is saying, YOU HAVE TO HAVE A CARD READER!

    TIPS, Use TEXT WRANGLER to edit cameras.plist, Just change 7D for 550D in cameras.plist (So you don't have to make a new string, unless you own a 7D) and make sure you use a SD CARD READER!

    Big thank you to Lan Bui!!!

    • KoertvdPloeg

      Hi, I figured out that indeed from the SD everything works. This because the map structure right. Or at least, the plug-in thinqs so. I created a virtual drive with DCIM&MISC&100CANON in Toast and than the plug-in recognized everything.
      It doesn’t work for me any other way, really disturbing actualy. Any help how to make it work just from the hard drive? I have a 550D

  • Benjaminbee

    What FCP are you using?

  • Benjaminbee

    Hello, Make sure you click on the finder, then MACINTOSH HD > LIBRARY > APPLICATION SUPPORT> PROAPPS> RAD MIO > PLUGINS> CANONE1.RADPLUG> CONTENTS > RESOURCES>

    MOST IMPORTENT THING! >>>>>MACINTOSH HD > LIBRARY<<<<<< if you go to the LIBRARY folder from any other way you will not find the Proapps! No idea why……

  • Benjaminbee

    Hello, Make sure you click on the finder, then MACINTOSH HD > LIBRARY > APPLICATION SUPPORT> PROAPPS> RAD MIO > PLUGINS> CANONE1.RADPLUG> CONTENTS > RESOURCES>

    MOST IMPORTENT THING! >>>>>MACINTOSH HD > LIBRARY<<<<<< if you go to the LIBRARY folder from any other way you will not find the Proapps! No idea why……

  • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

    Awesome.

  • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

    Thanks for posting that Benjamin!

  • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

    Sorry for being slow to respond… just been traveling so much lately…

    It looks like Benjaminbee has the solution for you!

  • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

    I'm not sure I understand the problem… when you open the plist file will it not let you save it? What does TextWrangler say when you try and save it?

    I'm using just regular shortcuts command-C for copy and command-V for paste.

  • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

    Have you tried reinstalling the plugin and restarting your computer after the plist edits? This seems to work for many that are having trouble with it.

  • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

    It does not seem like it will work… but if you have time please fry it out and let us know.

  • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

    Try converting your clips to AIC (Apple Intermediate Codec). You can do this with MPEGstreamclip. Those should work in any version of FCP.

  • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

    Great one!

  • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

    Hey Tommy,

    The only thing I can think of is the FCP version and to make sure you are in the correct ProApps folder… search on this page for Benjaminbee and he has some great answers.

  • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

    Thanks so much for all of your contributions to this page!

  • Benjaminbee

    No problems, you're post has been really helpful, wouldn't have got it to work otherwise.
    Keep up the good work.

  • BHOLDEN

    Hey everyone… and Lan. Thanks for doing this. I think I am an idiot but not sure.

    I have a T2i. I thought I did everything right but it still won't work.

    I have all of my “old” MOV movies from the T2i saved on an external hard drive. I created a folder structure similar to how you have yours on the tutorial. Each MOV has a corresponding THM file that you provided (thanks). I changed the pslist with Text Wrangler and it looks identical to yours. I uninstalled the plug-in and retried it. I updated to Snow Leopard 10.6.3. I have FCP 6.06. I restarted my comp. The “eject” button is grayed out on my Log and Transfer window so I can't click that. When I try to add the files to Log and Transfer, the files are gray and it says “”EOS_DIGITAL_t2i” contains unsupported media or has an invalid directory structure. Please choose a folder whose directory structure matches supported media.” I don't have an SD card reader like one person suggested. I couldn't get this to work with files still on the SD card or from a folder (in my case an external hard drive) Any ideas?

    Thanks

  • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

    Oh man… this looks like a very hard one to solve… and you are not an idiot…

    I'm pretty much stumped on this one. The only thing I can think of is to try again from the beginning… I know it sounds dumb to try again but it just might work.

    Actually, can you try naming your folder to EOS_DIGITAL?

  • amoswright

    haha, yep, make sure your system is updated – I hastily installed 10.6 and tried the tutorial before doing upgrade, FCP was crashing! Works beautifully after updates. Thanks for awesome tutorial!

  • BHOLDEN

    Wow… I figured it out. I had a couple issues. One I wasn't creating and setting a logging in the FCP browser (told you… idiot:)). Two is that my folder structure was wrong. It started right with EOS_DIGITAL_t2i and it was fine but after the 100CANON folder I had subfolders of different vids based on subject. That is a no no. Once I moved those MOV and THM files into the 100CANON folder freely FCP identified them and put them in the log and transfer browser. Thanks again Lan. I wouldn't be surprised if I have follow up questions. Hopefully this helps someone else. Cheers!

  • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

    Great that you figured it out!

  • Hellofaman2000

    i did what was needed to be done in the tutorial and it does not work for me i have a t2i and fcp7

  • Tostadeira

    Thank you very much. it gave a fight but up and running now. you just saved me a LOT of hours and a work deadline miss :) thanks thanks !

  • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

    I'm not sure what the problem could be… Can you at lease detail out every step you took and what error you are getting?

  • J-10

    I was having soooo much trouble, but this post just solved it! Thank you sooooooo much :D

  • Evie

    yup thats what did it for me. I wish this was posted earlier on this thread and maybe I could have skipped all the other trouble shooting issues. lol Thanks Lan for the tutorial, and all thosw who posted their supports.

  • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

    Great that it worked for you!

    Yeah, I think i should start consolidating all of the answers into the blog
    post with an update…

    Unless someone else would be willing to curate an FAQ and email it to me…
    I'll post that as an update the the post… and credit you of course!

  • tigress

    Could this work for the T1i? I tried but it didn't work. Perhaps I'm missing something.

  • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

    I don't think it works…

  • tan

    Hi steve and lan!

    Actually i'm really new to FCP 7 and t2i but as said by steve my video works fine but can you guys plz email me t what audio/video sequence settings you are using for this camera …..Also i have one question if you guys don't mind “i am trying to put some effect but it does't work it usually says “warning-dropped frames” and stops the video where i have put the effect……any ideas how can i put some effect in my video or to fix this problem…thANKS IN ADVANCE GUYS…. would really appreciate for your help…..

  • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

    The sequence settings should be the same as the logged files. If you don't know what the settings are, you can just drag one of the video files onto a new timeline and FCP should as you is you want to set the sequence settings to match the clip settings… say yes to this and your sequence should be perfect.

  • Sislemarie

    I can't get this to work! I tried everything but it still says “unsupported media or has an invalid directory structure”. Can it have something to do with all my files being “final cut movie files”? in stead of regular mov files? Ever since I got this computer everything ive been doing or downloading as a quicktime movie ends up being this filename. Does that make a difference?

  • Lewiswasrogers

    I am having the same problem as mar55. Everything works except after I chose EOS_DIGITAL it shows none my clips in the window! Please help I'm going insane.

  • Powers

    Thank you so much for this tutorial and especially for the THM files! I was worried that the THM files wouldn't work as they were for a MarkIID, but Final Cut had no problem with them.

    I have a Japanese 550D, so if anyone is wondering, the model name in the plist file should be “Canon EOS Kiss X4″

    Thanks again,

    Austin

    • Batmanzano

      I am still not sure how I should alter the camera.plist file for use with the CANON EOS KISS X4. I have tried numerous changes to the line and nothing seems to work. Powers, can you post what your camera.plist file looks like?

  • Powers

    Thank you so much for this tutorial and especially for the THM files! I was worried that the THM files wouldn't work as they were for a MarkIID, but Final Cut had no problem with them.

    I have a Japanese 550D, so if anyone is wondering, the model name in the plist file should be “Canon EOS Kiss X4″

    Thanks again,

    Austin

  • SJ

    What should i type for the Kiss X4?
    Is this right Austin?

    <?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”UTF-8″?>
    <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC “-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN” “http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd”>
    <plist version=”1.0″>
    <dict>
    <key>1D</key>
    <array>
    <string>Canon EOS-1D Mark IV</string>
    </array>
    <key>5D</key>
    <array>
    <string>Canon EOS 5D Mark II</string>
    </array>
    <key>7D</key>
    <array>
    <string>Canon EOS 7D</string>
    <array>
    <key>X4</key>
    <array>
    <string>Canon EOS Kiss X4</string>
    </array>
    </dict>
    </plist>

    • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

      Yep Look right!

  • Greg

    Lan,
    thanks again for all of this hard work. A month ago, I was able to follow your instructions and Log and Transfer footage into FCP without a hitch! However…and here's the catch–I went on vacation for a month and just got back and am now trying to bring in all of this new video and IT WON'T WORK. Usual error.

    I saw in the thread above that someone tried to change the video setting on their T2i and the rest of the footage was mysteriously recognized after that, so i tried that. Here's what happened. Turns out i was shooting my new summer video at 640 x 480, (60)–FCP doesn't like this. If I put the same card back in the T2i though and shoot at 1920 x 1080 (24), then try Log and Transfer again, it sees the new clip ONLY. The other clips are still “unrecognized.”

    Does this plug in not like 640 x 480 footage? Is that the problem? Because once I changed it to true HD, it recognized it at once.

    Question: Should i convert all of these lower rez clips to 1920 x1080? That sounds painstaking and i wouldn't know where to begin. Any thoughts?

  • Greg

    Hey mar…were you able to then see ALL of your clips or just the new ones at 1080, 24 fps? i tried what you said and can only get the new clips–the older ones on the same card are still un-readable!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6Z7WZL5LMM4X23S2TIL6EMWIR4 NicB

    did this work around for EOS_movie plug in stop working? Ive used it before but not it wont work for me. I did shot this new footage at 640×480. this seems to be the only difference. any help out there. my old footage will still import just this new video seems to have trouble

    • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

      Hi NicB, I’m not sure… I didn’t get a chance to try out non HD footage.

  • sam

    ive downloaded the plugin but i cant find it anywhere on my mac. ive typed in all those file names in the finder but it only goes as far as application support.
    if i try and download the plugin again it tells me its already installed. i cant even find it to get rid of it. this is frustrating. any help?

  • Greg

    i’m with Nic! Any advice out there up the 640 x 480 footage?

  • Andyhansen79

    Lan,

    Please help me! I have tried everything to get my T2i to work with the Log and transfer!
    I copied and pasted all the codes in but it still wont work.
    I am running Mac os x Version 10.6.4
    FCP 6.0.6
    I have formatted the card in my rebel t2i and still no luck , Please help if you can
    thanks

    • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

      Are you still having problems with it?

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    i love this comment and Andyhansen79 is comment ok

  • Mcaroldelgado

    THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!!

  • Elmaildemau

    i changed the cameras.plist file, and then i moved the thm files to the folder so that i can log and transfer, but i cant make it work, it keeps saying that “the folder XX has invalid directory structure. Please choose a folder whose directory structure matches the supported media.”

    I opened one of the thm files and on top of it says

    • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

      The folder structure should be the same as it was from the SD card.

  • Elmaildemau
  • BHOLDEN

    Anyone have a solution for color issues after doing this?
    I convert my mov files to Pro Res HQ (and I tired Pro Res) and once the file goes from the Log and Transfer Window to the FCP viewing/canvas windows, the brightness of the shot appears to go down like a 1/2 stop. Any idea what this is from?

    • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

      When you convert the files it will change the color a bit… I’ve never had it go that drastic.

      You can try other Pro Res settings and see if you like those better!

  • Bilal Oguzkurt

    Hello thank you for the great Video, ill have small question: Ill have done what you said in the video.
    but there is one problem:

    The macbook I own doesnt reconize the Canon 550D after After I connecting it with the USB cable.
    so There is no Canon 550D i can choose in the finder, or from Final cut pro.

    Help?

    • Marcel Heemskerk

      If you use a card reader and plug this in, your MacBook will recognize it and show it.

  • Marcel Heemskerk

    Hi Lan et.al.,

    I don’t have a 5D or T2i… but a Canon Powershot G11. The .MOVs are also just H.264, just smaller resolution and lower quality. I’m trying for days to get these into FCP 7.

    If i don’t alter my cameras.plist i get the usual error “contains unsupported media”. I looked into the HTM file and added :

    G11

    Canon PowerShot G11

    Now, i do not get the error message when using Log and Transfer. In the Log&T library list i see “DIRNAME: Adding…” for some time, and then nothing happens. No files are added to the library list.

    I tried the old fashioned way, and used MPEG StreamClip to transfer the original .MOV to Apple ProRes 422, but if i select the directory in which this files resides i get the old “contains unsupported media” error message

    Anybody out there who could help me out?

    Cheers,
    Marcel Heemskerk

    • Marcel Heemskerk

      By the way… “Import…” does work, but i like to go through Log and Transfer to add my comments, have proper timecode, etc.

      - Marcel

    • http://www.bostontables.com/c-3-home-theater-seating.aspx home theater seating

      Anyone have a solution for color issues after doing this?
      I convert my mov files to Pro Res HQ (and I tired Pro Res) and once the file goes from the Log and Transfer Window to the FCP viewing/canvas windows, the brightness of the shot appears to go down like a 1/2 stop. Any idea what this is from?

    • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

      Hi Marcel, I don’t think it will work… but if you do get it to work please let us know!

  • Drovictoriano

    I am having problems rendering my film on FCP, it is taking a LONG time to render and I was wondering what I had to do to solve this issue.. I am using a Canon T2i! Thank you

    • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

      Only note I have is to make sure your sequence is set to the exact same settings as the clips.

  • http://www.timecenter.com Niclas

    Thanks! It took a while to get it to work. And I even got it to work with T1i/500D. Just add the camera identifier in the cameras.plist. I have both a T2i and a T1i, and I could Log and transfer files from them both.

    The key in my success was to put the files in a folder like this:
    DCIM/100EOS500D/[all MOV and THM files here]

    I don’t know if the name of the folder matters, I made the same folder (100EOS500D) for both of them.
    Good luck and thanks again! :)

  • Laura

    Hello everybody!

    I feel stupid, but I still can’t find the camera.plist
    I opened Pro Apps and there is no MIO/RAD, could you please help me?

    Thanks a lot!!

    • Zordyceps

      I’ve read a majority of the posts here, so I hope this isn’t redundant.

      Note: I have Final Cut 5 and the t2i.

      I performed the .plist hack accordingly. I am able to get the footage into final cut, but the footage requires heavy rendering each time I make an edit. How can I make the footage more stable?

      • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

        Make sure your sequence is set to the exact same settings as your clips.

    • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

      Hello, Make sure you click on the finder, then MACINTOSH HD > LIBRARY > APPLICATION SUPPORT> PROAPPS> RAD MIO > PLUGINS> CANONE1.RADPLUG> CONTENTS > RESOURCES>

      MOST IMPORTENT THING! >>>>>MACINTOSH HD > LIBRARY<<<<<< if you go to the LIBRARY folder from any other way you will not find the Proapps! No idea why……

  • Rsweeten

    Not sure if this was in one of the posts (didn’t read through all of them), but your source material needs to be recorded in 1280 or above for this to work. Of course.

    • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

      Thanks for that note!

  • G_ray_from_rtown

    i downloaded the plugin, went into library/application support, and don’t have to folder called “Pro Apps” do you know why this may have happened?

    • G_ray_from_rtown

      library/application support is the farthest i can get. i do not have or can not find any folder call “Pro Apps”

      • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

        Hello, Make sure you click on the finder, then MACINTOSH HD > LIBRARY > APPLICATION SUPPORT> PROAPPS> RAD MIO > PLUGINS> CANONE1.RADPLUG> CONTENTS > RESOURCES>

        MOST IMPORTENT THING! >>>>>MACINTOSH HD > LIBRARY<<<<<< if you go to the LIBRARY folder from any other way you will not find the Proapps! No idea why……

  • Brandon

    I do not have a PLUGINS folder inside the RAD folder. Is the E1 plugin just not installed properly on my computer?

    • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

      Hello, Make sure you click on the finder, then MACINTOSH HD > LIBRARY > APPLICATION SUPPORT> PROAPPS> RAD MIO > PLUGINS> CANONE1.RADPLUG> CONTENTS > RESOURCES>

      MOST IMPORTENT THING! >>>>>MACINTOSH HD > LIBRARY<<<<<< if you go to the LIBRARY folder from any other way you will not find the Proapps! No idea why……

  • Jay

    I am in the same position as Brandon.

    • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

      Hello, Make sure you click on the finder, then MACINTOSH HD > LIBRARY > APPLICATION SUPPORT> PROAPPS> RAD MIO > PLUGINS> CANONE1.RADPLUG> CONTENTS > RESOURCES>

      MOST IMPORTENT THING! >>>>>MACINTOSH HD > LIBRARY<<<<<< if you go to the LIBRARY folder from any other way you will not find the Proapps! No idea why……

  • http://twitter.com/worldli Nick Vivion

    Thanks so much for the in-depth tutorial! I am having the following problem:

    Plugin works great with new video – I can import and transcode from the memory card.

    Plugin is NOT working with video that I have already offloaded onto my hard drive – including all the THM files. All of those files just show up greyed out, and I cannot import them at all. Any ideas?

    I’m running FCP 7 on a MacBook, and everything else is working with new footage shot on the T2i – it’s just the older files that I have on my hard drive. Again, I have the THM files for each clip as well…

    • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

      Hi Nick, The only think I can think of is that the folder structure is not as it should be… try putting all the files back into the folders like they were on the CF card.

  • William

    I think i followed all of the proper steps for getting fcp to recognize the 550D but i do not see the footage anywhere? Do i have to use a card reader or can i just plug in my camera?

    • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

      You should use a card reader or make a disk image of the card.

  • Jirard Khalil

    Hey Lan,

    I’ve been working with this work flow for quite awhile and I had some issues. So my HDD crashed and using some software, I was able to grab all of my .movs and low and behold, I’ve had absolutely no .thm files to go with it. Not only that, but the t2i footage was mixed in with 7D footage. So using my brain I’ve had to analyze every clip and remind myself of wither or not it was shot on a t2i or a 7d, and obviously I can’t tell cuz the .thm are missing. I took a sample t2i and a sample 7D file and I used them across the board. For the longest time, it was working great but all the sudden, even when all of the .thm are labeled correctly, FCP is STILL not finding them. Ideas?

    • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

      Did you download the thm files from me? or did you use your own?

      I think you might just want to redownload/download the ones I have here… they should work for you.

  • Thuthu22

    Can anyone help me? I have Canon Kiss X4 (550D or T2i). What should I write in cameras.plist?

    • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

      Can you email me a thm file from the camera? Sent it to Lan@LanBui.com

  • Belikejosh

    This didn’t work for me. I wonder if I messed up my camera.plist. Because I also have some 5D files, in addition to my T2i files, that won’t open in Log and Transfer either. They’re in the original folders with all the THM files intact… One thing that I’m noticing is that my camera.plist file is now labeled as a “TextWrangler text document” instead of an “XML property list” Not sure if that’s a problem.

  • HTProductions

    Thank YOU! This made my life very easy… However i would like to clarify something. I tried uploading footage multiple times with no luck because i was trying to use my camera and a USB cable. (That’s how it works for my HVX200 HD camera, so i figured the same would work with my T2i.) I was wrong. You NEED to use a card reader! I did not realize this at first. I got a Sony card reader for $9 at Fry’s. Words great, and even has a stainless steel cover. ohhhh, classy! Anyway, that’s what worked for me..Thanks a ton!

    • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

      Thanks for the note! I’ll add it to the post.

  • Nick Valaskatgis

    Hey I did all the steps, used a card reader, and it still didn’t work. So I went back to the .plist to make sure everything was typed correctly, and the whole entire .plist code has changed. So I deleted the plugin and its components, downloaded it again, then I went to go type in the coding, and low and behold everything is totally different. I am stumped, do you think you can help me?

    • Nick Valaskatgis

      Never mind got it to work!

      • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

        Oh ok, great! What was the fix?

        • Nickvalaskatgis

          All I did was just downloaded it again (3rd time), and did everything again, and went smooth! It works great, thank you!

  • Anonymous

    Hey Lan, dude this site is awesome thanks for offering so much info and making life easier on all of us indie filmmakers. I received the t2i 550d for Christmas and have read up on the whole work-flow plug in needed and how you have to switch the code in the library folder. Only problem is a download the plug in and it won’t show up in my plug in folder inside library. I have my other plug ins but not the EOS one. So I am unable to edit any footage and I really need to figure this out as I have some jobs coming up that I will need to edit. I am using a macbook os x on final cut pro 6.0.6. Please let me know what I need to do so that I can get the h264 footage to apple pro res in final cut. Thanks so much really appreciate it.

    • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

      That is a great Christmas gift! I’m very happy for you.

      I don’t want sound condescending… so don’t take it that way… I’ll start with the most basic, have you restarted your computer?

  • Mike

    Dude thanks lot! :), you would of thought canon would have fixed this plug by now :)

    Mike

    • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

      Yeah… I would have thought it was just temporary… but it doesn’t seem like they are fixing it!

  • Nathan

    So I just installed the plug in and added the information for the T2i using textedit (oops). How should I go about doing it with TextWrangler? Do I have to uninstall it all, reinstall it and then edit the file with TextWrangler or can I salvage it as is even after I already changed it using TextEdit? A simple question but I don’t want to get myself into a deeper hole here =) Thanks!

    • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

      I think if you reinstall you will be fine… Please let me know if that works!

  • Tackey123

    I think you have to have FCP 6.0.6 or later for this to work.

  • Projectoneforlife

    THANK YOU SO MUCH! I’m very slow with technical things so it took me multiple tries to get this right but with your great help and the knowledge of other people commenting I got it! Thank you Thank you Thank you.

    • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

      I’m really glad this helped you!

  • ras3

    Killer vid and forum. Been saving (and renaming) with Adobe Bridge for months now so lost all thm files. Any leads to remedy this? Tried copying and renaming thm files and nothing.

    • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

      Did you replace the folder structure?

      • ras3

        I did but I recreated the og file structure. It works with og THM files but not new ones that I copied from other files. Could it have to do that all my files were renamed from their originals or maybe the way I copied the THM files? Thank you.

      • ras3

        Just tried with your thm files and it worked! Not sure what you did with them, but they weren’t working with mine. Thank you much for your help.

        • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

          Awesome that it is working for you now!

  • koertvdploeg

    Type your comment here.Hi, I figured out that indeed from the SD everything works. This because the map structure right. Or at least, the plug-in thinqs so. I created a virtual drive with DCIM&MISC&100CANON in Toast and than the plug-in recognized everything.
    It doesn’t work for me any other way, really disturbing actualy. Any help how to make it work just from the hard drive? I have a 550D

  • Mark Mangan

    I’m using a 550D and I’ve tried everything I can in all of the tutorials on how to get this plugin working. I’ve tried copied exactly what Nathan said to do and even used Text Wrangler like you said. I can see no reason for it not to work, but it won’t. I’m pretty much out of ideas. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  • Mark Mangan

    Aggggghhhh! I got it working. The problem with Nathan’s post was that he had a few spaces near the bottom that shouldn’t be there. I adjusted it to make it more in line with the original plst layout but keeping the 550D stuff and after a few head wrecking tiny typos derailing everything, I finally got it working with the code below. If you are a 550D user who is trying to get it working, here is the code.

    1D

    Canon EOS-1D Mark IV

    5D

    Canon EOS 5D Mark II

    7D

    Canon EOS 7D

    550D

    Canon EOS 550D

    • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

      Great!!!

  • Antdogz

    Hi Lan, I have a canon 60D and I am having trouble getting the plugin to work. I’ve tried everything you said. I also downloaded THM files and tried that and nothing happens. I keep getting the error message. I know you were talking about the T2i, but does this work for the 60D?

    • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

      I’m pretty sure there is a way to make it work… I don’t know for sure
      though!

      • Antdogz

        How can I tell if the plugin is even in FCP?

        • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

          In you log and capture window you can click the gear icon… if you see the
          plugin listed in that area it is installed.

  • Payalskapadia

    i am going to cry :( i have been at this for 6 hours and i just cant get it!!
    tried everything you have done but w default text edit. Only later did i see the post abt the text wrangler.
    Now i dont know how to uninstall the plugin!!! How????
    Also, i was shooting w two cameras, the 500D and the 550D, and often interchanged cards….im in a big mess…. :(
    (Also have some .MTS files, any insight on those??)
    cheers
    Payal

  • Leo_dg

    so if i dont have a card reader im screwed? my only option is my usb port since i have a macbook air… im thinking about returning my t2i

    • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

      I think there is a way to do it… not sure but has anyone else ever used
      their camera as a mounted disk drive?

  • resti

    I spent a couple of hours trying to install this but was getting the “Invalid Directory Structure” warning at every turn. I used “Text Wrangler”, failed, I used the default text edit, failed, I triple checked the camera.plist file, still no go, I rebooted but I just wouldn’t work. very frustrating.
    What final got it to work was I ran a “System Update” and low and behold I had a fcp update that I had missed.
    Updated the computer and now the EOS Plug-in works flawlessly!

    make sure everything is up to date.

    fcs2 fcp6.0.6 macOSX 10.6.6 mbp2.66 8gb

    • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

      Awesome! Thanks for this information.

  • Ronnie

    Using this plugin on my iMac works perfectly! Thanks for the advice. I recently bought a 15″ Macbook Pro and a G-Raid mini 500gb hard drive. When using this as my capture scratch and importing footage through the plug-in i still have to render anytime I color correct or fade in/ out?

    Do you have any advice or tips as to what I’m doing wrong?

  • Mrianwebb

    Thank you! I was getting so tired of using MPEG Streamclip…now I feel like I have a ‘real’ video camera.

  • Mark

    Awesome!
    only a question, this method works also for the new Rebel T3i, a.k.a EOS600D?
    thanks!
    Mark

    • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

      Not sure… if you can make a DMG file and send it to me I can see if I can
      get it to work…

  • Amutty

    Lan. Great work. Thanks for the support online. Still having issues. Been at this since 10am….now 2/ errr.

    I have done all the steps here almost half the day now. Updated as the last user suggested and still having no such luck. Maybe cause they are old files? IT won’t even add new files I just downloaded.

    However…I am able to read through “log and transfer” files directly from the card. I begin to capture and the window says… “your setting will be changed to match this clips import.. blahblh”

    So they import. But then I have all the issues with other files and such.

    You say “for old files” you have to create .THM files 0-10,000, If I have the original .THM files would I need to do this?

    Lost lost lost.

    Help me please.

    • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

      If you have the real THM files you should be totally fine.

      Have you tried reinstalling? Are you using TextWrangler? Did you ever use TextEdit?

  • Amutty

    I have the real THM files. I have tried reinstalling. I am using text wrangler. I did use text edit. and as suggested through the blog, I reinstalled. Would it be a problem with my presets maybe?

    Each thing I read above gave me new hope that maybe it was this… or this… or even this…. but I have given it 5 hours… still scratching my head.

  • Amutty

    do you mean reinstalling final cut?

    • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

      no, just the plugin…. How about restarting after you reinstall the plugin?

  • Amutty

    restarted. same deal. I noticed there is a bunch of cameras listed on the cameras.plist… I added a new camera just below the 7D…. should I be replacing the 7D insert or doing what I am doing?

    This is strange its not working. I have never had good luck with adding plugins.

    thanks for sticking with me.

    • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

      I’m all out of ideas…

      Looks like in the interest of time you might just want to use
      MPEGstreamclip just so you can get started and worry about this
      later…

  • Amutty

    figured. thanks though.

  • Jonathanrod928

    hey bro! Thanks for everything first of all i just have one quick question. So I downloaded everything; it worked great, but now When i drag my transcoded footage onto my timeline, it almost looks like its at a super 8 type camera haha cuz it looks so choppy. any ideas?

  • Jonathanrod928

    OP. disregard my last comment [just needed to go into the system settings and tweek a few things with the Unlimited RT and playback framerate haha MY BAD!]

    thanks bro for reals you dont know how easy you just made my life :D

    • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

      Awesome!

  • Enero

    I am very behind on looking into installing the plug in on my system but it seems to be working as far as showing up in the Log and Transfer window. 
    A few weird questions perhaps:
    Import Settings – are populating as follows:

    MPEG2 Consumer Cameras
    MPEG2SD – Target Format is Apple ProRes 422

    P2Plugin
    AVC-Intra – Target Format is Native

    Canon E1
    EOS MOVIE – Target Format is Apple ProRes 4444

    AVCHD Plugin
    AVCHD  – Target Format is Apple ProRes 422
    AC-3 Audio – Target Format is Matrix Stereo

    Most of the stuff I edit ends up on the web but sometimes to DVD – is Apple ProRes 422 high enough quality?  I was thinking Apple ProRes HQ or something a little better?

    Does it ever show up in say, sequence settings as Canon EOS once the clip is dropped in?

    Also – do you log and transfer directly from a card reader or do you import the files first using the EOS Utility, save to hard drive then log and transfer? 

    just looking for any thoughts from anyone.

    Thanks so much for your post (a year later)
    It rocks!

    Enero

    • http://www.pillbox79.com Enero

      sorry – one more goofy question/comment – I updated Audio Video settings and the sequence settings still show up as this:
       
      t2i is supposed to be 30P i thought?

      • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

        You can shoot at 30p or 24p 

        • http://www.pillbox79.com Enero

          I usually shoot at 30p so I was just curious why the settings show 1080i?

          • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

            You can change that or just let final cut change it automatically by creating a new sequence and dragging the clip to it. it should prompt you if you want it to match the sequence settings to the clip settings. 

    • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

      Hey there! Thanks!

      For things going to DVD then Apple Intermediate Codec will be plenty… the Pro Res formats will be an overkill.You set the codec settings right there where you saw all of that information, each one can just be clicked and selected on something different.I copy everything to a hard drive first using finder. 

  • Hybrid-cs

    Hi all, Lan bui. sorry for my bad eng.

    Im searching help for my FCP log and transfer EOS canon x4. i really need to do it, someone can helpme with this.
    i cant log and transfer and i wanna edite prores 442 or 4444. please help me its very urgent

    • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

      Your english is fine!

      Did you follow the video instructions on this post?

  • Purplepassenger

    Hey Lan,

    i am using the canon 550d & final cut pro. I followed all the steps you showed in the video, changing the text file (to 550d) etc.. but still the WARNING: contains unsupported media….. pops up!@#$%^ Is there anything else i can do to fix this problem?

    THNX,   Quint.

  • http://www.paulcryer.co.uk PaulieSc

    Thank you so much, works perfectly with some footage I’d already transferred to my HDD. Just added the THM files from your download and made sure in DCIM/100CANON and bingo, FCP reads them perfectly under Log & Transfer.

  • Kme

    I followed your intructions, and I already have the THM files, but when I want to import into Log and Transfer I can’t click on the MOVs OR the THMs. I am trying to use log and Transfer because my flash card reader isn’t working, so I downloaded my footage through Canon Utilities. Then when I put those MOVs in FCP, the footage was really choppy (like stop motion). So now I am trying Log and Transfer. HELP!

  • Francisco

    Hi Lan, quick question, what if I deleted my Canon File after my plug ins folder, what can I do about that, and also, I tried importing the files via L&T but the same unsupported structure bs came up. I also noticed that your THM’s  are 

  • Chris

    Hi Lan, I think your page is grate.

    Here my shot: I have this new 550 D (T21), bought it in europe some weeks ago. I am following all your steps, but when I get to the point to change the script in the textwrangler nothing happens. I have downloaded correctly the T2i file but it does not look like you do. Any thoughts? Best wishes, Chris.

    • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

      It should still work just fine as the instructions say… I just did it on a computer the other day and had to revisit these instructions and it worked fine… not sure why it would not be working for you…

  • Dan

    Lan,

    I still can’t get this to work

    • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

      When you reinstall the plugin are you restarting the computer?

  • Dan

    Lan,

    I’ve tried everything, but no matter what, I still get the “invalid directory structure” message.  I added the code using text wrangler, formatted my sd card, updated the firmware, shot a new test video, and still get the message.  I have tried getting the files off of the SD card and copying them to my hdd; everything resulting in the same “invalid directory structure” message.  I even tried replacing the thumbnail files with yours, and still the same thing.  I’m on Mac OS 10.6.8, FCP 6.0, and the most up-to-date firmware for my T2i.  Please help!

    • Dan

      I did originally edit the code using TextEditor.  I then tried multiple times to delete and reinstall the plug-in and edit using text wrangler, but still no luck.  When i say delete the plug-in, I deleted the “MIO” folder and all of its contents.  Am I missing something there?

      • Dan

        Also, i’m using the card reader slot the comes built into the MacBook Pro, and log and transfer does not recognize it (in the video you said it should just pop up if the card is plugged in)

  • Josh

    Lan, I can’t tell you how awesome this is. It’s been great getting to using FCP’s Log and Transfer for our T2i footage (we also have the 1DMk4, 5DMk2 and 7D). Thought I might add to your thread: I was trying to resurrect a project we shot about six months ago and didn’t have the THM files to go with the MOV’s. I downloaded your THM files (that must have taken you forever…) but when I transferred it over to the accompanying T2i MOV file, FCP gave me the message of death. After reading through your thread, I noticed that some people were having issues based on frame rates (we shoot both 60i and 24p). So, I messed around with different frame rates and alas, to no avail. However, when I simply deleted the THM files and left only the MOV’s, FCP recognized the files and I was off converting everything to ProRes (in both 60 and 24). Not sure if this is because I’m using Canon’s v.1.2 plugin, but nonetheless, it all works! Again, thanks to you and your patience with everyone. I don’t think I could do it. ;)

    • Josh

      *getting to USE… not “using.”  Duh. :P

  • Xamos_saus

    I’m in the same situation than Dan, but even stranger. It recognized to me two files once (never again). I’ve tried it million times and it only worked randomly once.. Awesome!

  • annie

    hi! you helped incredible amounts and thanks to you we were able to edit our own film using the footage from a 7D and a 550d and our film actually won the festival we entered it into! thanks!

    • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

      That is awesome to hear!!! Congratulations!!! Is the film online somewhere we can see it?

  • Tyler

    I’ve downloaded and re-downloaded the plugin a few times, but I cant seem to find this MIO folder after pro apps. Could I be downloading the wrong plug in? Im running on Os 10.5 and trying to get log and transfer for my t2

    • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

      I believe you might be in the incorrect folder… there are some comments and an update about this in the post…

  • http://twitter.com/IFotIE Indie Film of the IE

    Couple things.  I’ve used this before and it worked on my Snow Leopard and FCP6 setup but I’m having issues with this on my Lion 10.7.3 and FCP 7.0.3 setup.

    I am trying to L&T 7D, 60D and T2i footage.  The 7D footage transfers fine.  The 60D doesn’t and the T2i footage does not either.  Weird that the 60D footage doesn’t transfer, since that is already in the cameras.plist file.  Another weird thing is that neither the 7D nor the 60D file structure has .thm files.

    Any ideas for the this type of setup?

    • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

      not sure… What version of the plugin do you have?

  • Alquimistas11

    DUDE… Thank you so much!! You made it so easy to follow and make this happen!!  Right on!

    • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

      Sweet! I’m glad it helped!

  • Guest

    I have to thank you for this so much, it has helped me beyond words.

    • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

      glad we could help!

  • Kiwiproducciones

    Hi There! I´ve simplified the process by editing an DMG file. It includes the latest (1.3) version of the CANON installer, and the edited “cameras.plist”. Once opened, you´ll only need to DRAG AND DROP the file into the folder provided.

    http://www.kiwiproducciones.com.ar/taller/FCanon.htm

    Cheers! Thank you for the work you´ve done. Feel free to distribute this information!

  • Kiwiproducciones

    I´m correcting here the link to the DMG file:
    http://www.kiwiproducciones.com.ar/FC/FCanon.zip
    Sorry, thank you!

  • savedave

    I can’t get this to work – been trying for hours. Is it a mountain lion thing? I am on 10.8.3 and fcp 7.0.3 – I still get the error: DCIM” contains unsupported media or has an invalid directory structure. Please choose a folder whose directory structure matches supported media.

    :(

  • Swedenborg

    Hi, Guys, I try this about T2i last year in my imac with leopard and it worked totally well. However, nowadays I have a MacPro with Lion and when I try to put a 5D stuff in the machine, that message came about the invalid directories… I look for the Archive “cameras.plist” and I founded it, but i am not be able to change it because a message came like that: “You don’t own the file and you don’t have permission to write to it. ;o( What can I do. Somebody can help me?

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