Simplify your HDSLR Post
Shooting on a HDSLR can give you an amazing image out of the camera. Although, what do you do with the footage once you’ve shot it? If you have been on a Final Cut Pro (FCP) workflow, you know the pain. In the early days we used a mix-and-match method of Compressor droplets or third party transcoders like MPEGStreamClip. These methods worked and were semi-effective in editing your clips in a native Pro Res 422 timeline. That was it. No metadata or timecode. You were left with a MVI_xxxx file that now was in Pro Res. You then could go through the tedious task of manually inputting clip metadata in the browser, which is very time consuming. Well, in March of this year Canon listened and offered the EOS Movie E1 Plugin for Final Cut Pro. This plugin allowed us now to use FCP’s Log & Transfer window to transcode to Pro Res 422 AND input metadata to your clip at the same time. Also, Canon gave us timecode. Now you can use the time of day stamp on your HDSLR to be your “time of day code”. Great for multi-cam edits. Canon has dropped a new version of this plugin, version 1.1, and I couldn’t be happier. Not only do you have more variables of metadata now to tag your clips, but the new version takes advantage of your multi-core processor to speed up transcoding time. Canon had announced this plugin would be available mid September. I have not found it on the Canon USA website but, I have found it on Canon Europe’s software site. See below for the link. Believe it or not Canon is listening. Simplify your HDSLR post.