In case you missed it

Cameras

Not too long ago, around the middle of April amongst the NAB craze, Canon quietly released the new EOS E1 Log & Transfer Plugin. You can read my article about the features and why editors on a FCP workflow should consider it useful here. The thing about it is that it was not released on the Canon USA website. The version listed is a version behind the current one. I had to dig for it on the Canon Europe site buried in a swath of menus to find the new one. Well, the new version, Version 1.2 is a greatly improved update. With the new one you do not have to keep intact the CF card’s root file structure. See below:

Example of CF card file structure

This specific structure needed to be maintained if you wanted to use the L&T feature in FCP. Now with Ver. 1.2 you may import “MVI_xxxx.mov” files from anywhere on the card or from an external HDD. So if your 2nd AC or data wrangler forgets to maintain this structure on a shoot you’ll be o.k. in post to use the metadata and time-code features that the plugin offers.

In case you missed it.

Canon EOS E1 Log & Transfer Plug-in Ver. 1.2

Jared Abrams
Jared Abrams is a cinematographer based in Hollywood, California. After many years as a professional camera assistant he switched over to still photography. About two years ago a new Canon camera changed the way the world sees both motion and still photography. He just happened to be in the right place at the right time.