If you missed it Canon announced a few days ago that it will soon release a new update for EOS Movie Plug-in-E1 for Final Cut Pro! This plugin has been created by Canon in order to easen editing of EOS Movie footage in the FCP suite.
EOS Movie Plugin 1.2 will make the importing of EOS Movie files even easier and faster. Users will be able to transfer their files from any folder with no need to mirror the directory structure on the camera itself. What's more the update also enables smoother importing from Canon’s EOS 7D, EOS 5D Mark II and EOS-1D Mark IV models. A big advantage of the plugin is that users can import their footage without the need to use the THM file generated by the camera. Once this plugin is installed, it works in tandem with FCP software and can be called-up directly from the editing program's menu system. In other words this plugin turns the editing process with video files from EOS digital SLRs to a much smoother and highly automated process
Originally launched in February 2010, EOS Movie Plug-in-E1 for Final Cut Pro is designed to quickly and seamlessly convert EOS Movie footage from Canon’s leading range of EOS DSLR cameras to Apple’s high-quality ProRes 422 codec. It converts the footage at approximately twice the speed of Apple’s standard conversion, creating a smoother workflow for the rapidly growing number of videographers shooting HD video content on DSLR cameras.
The new version of the plugin will be available to download for free from 25th April 2011. Just to remind you Canon’s plugin software will only work with Final Cut Pro versions 6.0.6 through 7.0.2 and later. Mac OS X 10.6.4 or later is also required.