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Canon T2i, Final Cut Pro and the Canon E1 plug-in

Posted: April 8th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

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

<string>Canon EOS REBEL T2i</string> you have to use UPPER case for REBEL.

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.


One Response to “Canon T2i, Final Cut Pro and the Canon E1 plug-in”

  1. After some of the updates, FCPX has got substantially better.

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