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A 140 page interactive PDF on Final Cut Pro X for 5 Euros

FCPX PDF gosset

Martin Gosset has just published a 140 page interactive PDF all about FCPX. As you can see it is written in French and is on sale at the great price of just five Euros.

We are all familiar with the the main training companies who have produced learning materials for FCPX. We mustn't forget that English isn't the first language for a lot of people in the video business, so this new PDF will help a lot of French speaking editors.

Martin Gosset, a French documentary editor wrote to us with the details of the PDF. Final Cut Pro X: Dérusher, Monter, Modifier started off as a reference tool for his students and expanded into a full blown training resource. He had already written a similar PDF for Final Cut Pro 7.

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'I wanted to begin with the most difficult things for an editor to grasp in FCPX that has come from FCP 7. So the chapters that seemed more important were those that would enable editors to transpose their skills to FCPX. I didn't want to make a list of tools and say "With this one you do that and with this other you do this." The purpose was "You want to do something (shorten a edit, for example) How do you do that with FCPX?" So I suggest the best and most efficient ways to make that happen.'
 
'The second strong idea was to use many graphical examples with the least amount of text as possible (reporting those explanations in "Notes, tips and tricks"). This is particularly true in the "How to edit" and "How to modify" chapters. The last one was to add some short videos (integrated in the PDF) which I thought would be helpful.' 
 
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There are 3 large chapters at the moment:
 
1 How to organize rushes with Roles, key-words, favorites etc... 
2 How to edit... with many graphic explanations (about 25 diagrams)
3 How to modify (about 80 diagrams) a timeline. 
 
There is also a section that describes a complete workflow based on sparse disk images and the way to archive a project without keeping unwanted media. Martin is going to add some more chapters in the future, the first one about exporting and the second about audio editing.
 
The price of the PDF is 5 Euros and each new chapter will be free to those who have purchased the document. Based on the success of Edgar Rothermich's How it Works manuals, we can see this being popular.
 
Now, if we could only convince Martin to translate it into English... 
 
 

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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. The shows have also been nominated for a 2021 BAFTA.

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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.

 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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