E1 Plugin not working for Canon EOS Rebel T4i/650D in FCP 7 Log & Transfer

This topic covers how to set Canon plugin working for Canon EOS Rebel T4i/650D in FCP 7 Log & Transfer. If you still can’t find a way to make the plugin work, it also displays how to transcode Canon EOS Rebel T4i/650D H.264 MOV footage to ProRes using a 3rd party converter.

Part 1: Install plugin for using Log &Transfer in FCP7 with a Canon T4i/650D
Part 2: Convert Canon T4i/650D MOV to ProRes using 3rd party converter

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Part 1: Install plugin for using L & T in FCP7 with a Canon T4i/650D

There are lots of Canon EOS Rebel T4i (also called EOS 650D in the UK) DSLR camera users having troubles while importing its H.264 MOV shootings to Final Cut Pro 7 for editing through Log and Transfer function.

To make it work, you need to:

1. First, make sure Final Cut Pro 7 is not open.

2. Download and install the latest version of the E-1 plugin from Canon’s website here:


3. Choose your operating system, download and install the E-1 plugin.

4. Once you’ve installed the plug-in, navigate to the cameras.plist file, and modify it as below:

[Copy and paste the content below]

<?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”UTF-8″?>

<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC “-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN” “http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd”>

<plist version=”1.0”>




<string>Canon EOS 6D</string>


<key>1D C</key>


<string>Canon EOS-1D C</string>




<string>Canon EOS 60D</string>




<string>Canon EOS-1D Mark IV</string>




<string>Canon EOS 5D Mark II</string>




<string>Canon EOS 7D</string>


<key>1D X</key>


<string>Canon EOS-1D X</string>




<string>Canon EOS 5D Mark III</string>




<string>Canon EOS REBEL T2i</string>




<string>Canon EOS REBEL T3i</string>




<string>Canon EOS REBEL T4i</string>




[Copy and paste the content above]

5. Save the file, open Final Cut Pro 7, and you should be able to import EOS T4i/650D footage in FCP via Log and Transfer.

Part 2: Convert Canon T4i/650D MOV to ProRes using 3rd party converter

However, for some reason, editing the .plist file doesn’t always work. In such a case, you may consider using compressor and streamclip to convert the T4i H.264 MOV files. But there is another issue coming up, when converting to ProRes HQ, the colors where actually very different from the original. Is this an inevitable issue? Of course not, the shareware Video Converter for Mac works better than the freeware and transfer much faster. It’s around $35 but well worth it.

Download a free trial of this 3rd party software
try canon t4i converter

To transcode Canon T4i/650D MOV to ProRes for FCP 7, follow these steps:

1. Launch Video Converter for Mac as a Canon T4i MOV to ProRes Converter

2. Load your camera footage to the program via ‘Add File’ button. You are allowed to load from your camera, a card reader or an archived folder that contains your source media.

3. Choose ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as output format for opening with FCP 7

4. Click ‘Convert’ to start converting Canon EOS T4i/650D h.264 MOV to Apple ProRes, the native format of Final Cut Pro.

5. Click ‘Open Folder’ button to get the output files.

6. Open the Generated Apple ProRes files for editing within FCP 7.

Also read
How can I import Canon Rebel T3i / EOS 600D MOV clips into iMovie ?
FCP 7 not recognizing my MXF file – convert MXF to ProRes for FCP 7
How can I import Nikon D7100 H.264 MOV clips into iMovie 11?