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FCP EOS MOVIE Plugin-E1 update v1.2

26 Apr

fcp.co:  Canon post latest 1.2 update of EOS Movie Plug-in-E1 for Final Cut Pro

“Go to download page for EOS MOVIE Plugin-E1 for Final Cut Pro Ver1.2
Select OSX from the “Choose Operating System” menu in the middle of the page and the disk image should be third in the list.”

Step 1:

Step 2:

download & install … done! … i will test it today!

UPDATE:
it works just fine with FCP 7.0.3 on Mac OS 10.6.7 … even with files not in the EOS_DIGITAL folder! 

more infos: provideocoalition.com

i did it … i bought a Canon 550D (T2i)

25 Feb

UPDATES BELOW

yes it’s true i got caught up in the whole 550D / HD-DSLR thing!

in the end i have to say Nino Leitner’s (i’v met him over twitter) in-depth blog post did it for me … as well as his nice test-shot-clip on vimeo.
of curse there are some more great clip online (on vimeo – some links below)

even though i’m in germany, so i have to wait about 14 days till my new Canon 550D will be delivered… i’m excited as hell yet already, though
basically i bought a rather “basic” set, in the first place just to get started with HD-DSLR stuff:

- Canon 550D

- Canon Kit Lens EF-S 18-55mm

- Canon 50 mm 1.8 II (thx for recommendation to Brian DeFrees and his vimeo clip)

- Light Craft Workshop Fader ND Filter ( ND2 to ND400) 52mm
(thx to Mario Feil for recommendation)
nice review by Markus Haken

- 1x 8 GB  SDHC Class 6

- USB Card-Reader

- 2x 16GB SDHC Class 6

- a DSLR bag

- Manfrotto Monopod
(recommendation by  Mario Feil “… quite useful & fast”)

- extra battery for Canon 550D (LP-E8)

UPDATE:

- Pentax-A 50mm f/2.0 prime lens

- Revue Special 35mm f2.8 M42 prime lens

- Revue 28-200mm f/4,0 M42 zoom lens

see a full gear list

you might have a look on this, it’s about another battery option
way more affordable clone battery’s for 550D and T2i:

Canon T2i / 550D battery showdown – original vs. fake
ninofilm.net/blog

550D/T2i knock-off battery test with surprises
gedankenpolaroid.com


UPDATE II:

T2i / 550D knock-off battery grip review
Part 4: Essential DSLR accessories

Epic DSLR Viewfinder Review
Part 5: Essential DSLR accessories

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ON MY BUY-SOON LIST:

spider brace shoulder support ( great, useful and cheap )
(hint & recommendation by  Tej Babra & his 7D)

Manfrotto Video Tripod with Fluid Head (503)

indiSLIDERmini (indifocus.com) or Glidetrack

more extra batteries for Canon 550D (LP-E8)

Intervalometer

Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX DC HSM

Sigma 24-70 mm EX DG 2.8 or Tamron AF 17-50mm F/2.8 SP XR Di II VC
or Sigma 70-200 f2.8

damn! … so many options …

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FOR MORE PIMP YOUR 550D ADVICE / RECOMMENDATIONS
GO TO NINO LEITNER’S “On a budget” BLOG POST

http://ninofilm.net/blog/2010/03/01/pimp-t2i-550d-part1/

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Part 2 :BATTERIES, MEMORY CARDS & BAGS

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Part 3: A MYSTERY resolved: DEPTH OF FIELD and ND filters
http://ninofilm.net/blog/2010/03/29/depth_of_field/

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that’s it for now … i will use a regular sachter  tripod as we use it for XH-A1

so what next … well i have to wait and have a try as soon as this cam is in my hands … hopefully soon, as i have a lot of regular shootings and projects coming up in the next couple of weeks / moths, which all planed to shoot on XH-A1, HVX200 or better … so this 550D will be more a B-Cam and “landscape-cam” … it will come to use in situations/ shots where the 50mm /1.8 lens is needed / useful / nice.

and all my free-time will be used for some kind of fun-shooting as well (of course)

so we will see… how this thing can fit in, back here :) … oh and btw this 550D just used up my iPad/toy budget for this year… but that is ok ;)

some useful links:

UPDATE:

Whats in you Bag (great lens recommendations)
jasminestarblog.com/index.cfm?postID=448

FAQ: LENSES
jasminestarblog.com

550D FAQ:
550d.blogspot.com

Canon T2i Compared to Canon 7D: First Thoughts + First Look
canonfilmmakers.com

First thoughts on Rebel T2i/ 550D
+ Unscientific T2i tests shots includes timelapse.
philipbloom.co.uk

Video ISO Comparison:  Canon EOS Rebel T2i vs. Canon EOS 7D
cameratown.com

…thoughts on the T2i
torresstudios.com

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some 550D / T2i vimeo clips (selection):

7D vs. T2i Comparison Video

My HDSLR setup

550D T2i Camera Test

Canon t2i 550d footage

I LOVE this Camera. Canon t2i / 550D

Canon 550D “Firefighters” T2i Test

Short silly movie Train (Shot by T2i)

SNOWDAY

The Bridge – An Encounter

UPDATE 02/28/10:

Pacifica Blue

Canon T2i / 550D Test Footage

T2i Slow-Mo Test

UPDATE 03/01/10:

550D/Rebel t2i clip: Sundance Square at Night (this is a nice one)

February in Pasadena, Canon T2i/550D

Lullwater Park

… and more to come … tomorrow i guess

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