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New Codecs and Plugins

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Canon E-1 Plugin (From Planet5D)
Canon releases a free EOS E1 video plug-in for Apple’s Final Cut Pro. The plug-in is compatible with Final Cut Pro 6 or higher and currently supports Canon EOS 5D Mark II, EOS 7D and EOS 1D Mark IV cameras.

This new plug-in allows simple and easy transfer of video content from Canon’s EOS DSLR cameras directly into Final Cut Pro. The EOS E1 video plug-in takes advantage of Final Cut Pro’s powerful Log and Transfer feature, which allows users to select and mark the video directly while it is still on the camera, add custom metadata and ingest the clips in the background so the editing can begin immediately.

The EOS E1 video plug-in is a free download and will be available here but so far, they haven’t posted it yet. We’ll let you know when they do.

Canon Introduces MPEG-2 Full HD Codec
Canon on Tuesday said it would be releasing an MPEG-2 Full HD (4:2:2) file-based recording codec that would debut in an unannounced but upcoming professional video camera from the company. The MPEG-2 Codec would bring with it twice the color resolution of the HDV profile format and be compatible with industry-standard editing and processing software. The codec would also have 50Mbps data recording speeds.

The new format would let users record 1920×1080 HD videos and include the open-source Material eXchange Format (MXF) used by broadcasters to edit recorded content. To make the system widely and quickly accepted, Canon is working with Adobe, Apple, Avid Technology and Grass Valley.

File-based recording, including the one in Canon’s new codec, is flexible as it can be used across a wide range of editing software and applications.


16 responses to “New Codecs and Plugins”

  1. Don’t get me wrong. I think the 5DII is a cute little camera for people who like to sit around in their double wide trailer homes taking photos of kitty cats. I just don’t think they need a high resolution video feature for that as they can’t afford the equipment it would take to view them properly.

  2. I doubt this CODEC is meant for SLR cameras.
    It’s more like for a Handicam style video camera.

    It would be cool if it was though.

  3. I’m hoping it will appear in a replacement for the XL series – soon. HDV is seriously limiting on a camera capable of so much resolution.

  4. Kinda sucks to spend $5000 and the 5d II still beats it in ISO and Image quality.. haha

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