Shoot on a Canon DSLR? Edit in Final Cut? You need this now

If you meet the criteria (Canon DSLR user, Mac user, Final cut user), the newly released EOS Movie Plugin-E1 for Final Cut Pro from Canon will change your workflow for the better. The free plugin offers the following highly beneficial features:

  • Automatic transcoding of clips from H.264 to various Apple codecs
  • Transcoding time may be up to 3x faster than previously possible with EOS movie files using Compressor, or similar
  • Time Code is added to each clip (based on the camera’s date/time stamp), as well as user-given reel names embedded in the ProRes files, which can then be viewed from FCP throughout the editing process
  • With the Log and Transfer function, users can set in and out points to transcode and import only the portion of the clip needed for the project, greatly improving speed and productivity

Once you click through to the download link, be sure to select Mac OS X in order for the plugin to show up. First 24p for the 5d Mark II, now this; Canon is really owning the HDSLR revolution.

Your Comment


Does it work with FCE?

May 15, 2011 at 8:18AM, Edited September 4, 7:54AM



Ryan would i need the plugin for the 550D? because i have imported video clips with iPhoto and they seem to work in FCP but will plugin give me better quality or anything?

July 29, 2011 at 9:03AM, Edited September 4, 7:54AM

adam madeloso

Ok -- so I went to that Canon link thinking it was an upgrade to my present EOS plugin for FCP 7 and it was unable to load due to an "error -1". That's fine but when I went back into Final Cut I discover that my present plugin has now disappeared and I have no way to now Log and Transfer my 5D and 7d footage.

Any ideas on what's up with that?

June 28, 2012 at 5:21PM, Edited September 4, 7:54AM


Actually, I'd rather prefer just SLR over DSLR. To my opinion it's not necessary.

November 3, 2017 at 2:34PM