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