It was great news when Canon came out with the plug-in for Final Cut Pro to enable the use of the “log and transfer” window for Canon DSLR footage. Disappointingly, Rebel T2i (550D) users seem to be left out – until Nathan Beaman (Thanks!) came out with the fix.
Unfortunately, it didn’t work for me since it seem to require snow leopard.
Now, I have successfully updated to snow leopard while still running Final Cut Studio 2 including all its updates to Final Cut 6.0.6. What happened? It crashed every time I opened the log and transfer window. A complete reinstall even with the help of Digital Rebellion’s remover software didn’t improve anything, especially not my nerves.
The rule ‘Never change a running system’ comes to mind and I was dreading the impending rollback attempt with Time Machine.
Thanks to my buddy Brent I found that I neglected to check for system updates: 1.08 GB later snow leopard was updated and the log and transfer is working again.
The second step: Pay attention to the details! After installing the Canon E1 plugin I used TextWrangler as recommended by the Bui brothers to change the camera.plist file. Again, no luck. The devil is in the details: If it says
Now, it works. Go try for yourself and enjoy the workflow.
If you don’t know what I’m talking about here, check the Bui brother’s and Nathan Beaman’s blog.