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A roundup of everything else Final Cut Pro X for the month

May roundup fcpx

Yes we are well into June, but we have quite a few odd bits of news left over from May that we thought we would get out of the inbox to make space for WWDC. So in no particular order or ranking...

Let us start off with a simple link. A link to an Apple Knowledge Base article that has been modified to show the best practices for updating, backing up and moving events & projects for Final Cut Pro X.


AVCCAM restorer FCPX

If you missed it in our ever expanding Forum, (We mistook it for spam and deleted it) Rafael Vandermeerschen posted a very handy link to AVCCAM Restorer, a tool for repairing MTS files. A simple way to make the correct AVCDH folder structure from bare MTS files.


askvideo fcpx

On the training front, for one week only starting today (Friday), MacProVideo and AskVideo are offering a 40% discount across all of their courses. The discounted down to $15 a month subscription will allow access to over 500 courses, not just FCPX. Use the coupon code 13SUMMERSCHOOL40


Mosa Motion Graphics has released a collection of 3D clips, quite inspirationally called 3D Clips. This $9.99 pack of video clips is a set of 3D generated patterns made into movies that get delivered by the App Store. A little random and garish for our tastes maybe, but they are cheap and may fit a requirement.


Next up is a tutorial that we have had up our sleeves from Ben Consoli. He details how to make Export Bundles from the Share Menu in FCPX.  


Yeup, we couldn't go a month without mentioning light flares. Connor Productions has added some free 'Film Burns' to its website. 


And Fordee has released a $25 FCPX plugin called Audio Effector Plus that animates a picture or video in relation to a Beats Per Minute setting.


So there you go, an almost empty inbox ready for a busy week.


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I am the Editor-in-Chief of FCP.co and have run the website since its inception ten years ago.

I have also worked as a broadcast and corporate editor for over 30 years, starting on one inch tape, working through many formats, right up to today's NLEs.

Under the name Idustrial Revolution, I have written and sold plugins for Final Cut Pro for 13 years.

I was made a Freeman of Lichfield through The Worshipful Company of Smiths (established 1601). Though I haven't yet tried to herd a flock of sheep through the city centre!

Current Editing

great house giveaway 2020

2020 has been busy, the beginning of the year was finishing off a new property series (cut on FCP) for Channel 4 called The Great House Giveaway. I also designed and built the majority of the graphics as Motion templates. It has been a great success and the shows grabbed more viewers in the 4pm weekday slot than any previous strand. It has been recommissioned by C4 for 60 episodes, including prime-time versions and five themed programmes. 

Tour de france 2020
Although both were postponed to later in the year, I worked again on ITV's coverage of the Tour de France and La Vuelta. 2020 was my 25th year of editing the TdF and my 20th year as lead editor. The Tour was the first broadcast show to adopt FCPX working for multiple editors on shared storage.


BBC snooker the crucible

BBC's Snooker has played a big part in my life, I've been editing tournament coverage since 1997. I'm proud to be part of a very creative team that has pioneered many new ideas and workflows that are now industry standard in sports' production. This is currently an Adobe Premiere edit.

amazon kindle BF

Covid cancelled some of the regular corporate events that I edit such as trade shows & events. I was lucky however to edit, from home, on projects for Amazon Kindle, Amazon Black Friday, Mastercard and very proud to have helped local charitable trust Kendall & Wall secure lottery funding.

As for software, my weapon of choice is Final Cut Pro and Motion, but I also have a good knowledge and broadcast credits with Adobe Premiere Pro, MOGRT design and Photoshop.

Plugin Design & Development

I'm the creative force behind Idustrial Revolution, one of the oldest Final Cut Pro plugin developers. It hosts a range of commercial and free plugins on the site. One free plugin was downloaded over a thousand times within 24 hours of release.

I also take on custom work, whether it is adapting an existing plugin for a special use or designing new plugins for clients from scratch. Having a good knowledge of editing allows me to build-in flexibility and more importantly, usability.


Now in its 10th year and 4th redesign, running FCP.co has given me knowledge on how to run a large CMS- you are currently reading my bio from the database! Although it sounds corny, I am pretty well up on social media trends & techniques, especially in the video sector. The recent Covid restrictions has enabled live FCP.co shows online. This involves managing a Zoom Webinar through Restream.io to YouTube and Facebook. 

The Future

I'm always open to new ideas and opportunities, so please get in touch at editor (at) fcp.co. I've judged film competitions, presented workflow techniques to international audiences and come up with ideas for TV shows and software programs!


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