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Larry Jordan will tell us at The SuperMeet if Final Cut Pro X is ready for professional use

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Possibly a rhetorical question, but it is good to see Final Cut Pro X taking the stage again at the SuperMeet. Don't forget we still have an offer of five Euros off the admission price.

Do you remember back to Larry's LAFCPUG presentation before the release of Final Cut Pro X when he said it wasn't going to be ready for professional use? To say it caused a bit of an impact amongst the FCP community would have been a bit of an understatement! Was he right? Maybe yes on some points, maybe no on others, our transcribed portion does make an interesting read.

Well Larry is back and this time he's at the SuperMeet in Amsterdam and he's going to be asking the question again 'Is Final Cut Pro X ready for professional use?" Which to us is a bit like asking the question "Is your wife pretty?"

What will Larry have to say and show? It's highly unlikely that he's going to give us a peep at any new features in the upcoming update, probably more of an demonstration of how far FCPX has come on in development since its release:

'It's been 2 years, and nine dot releases since Final Cut Pro X was launched. It is time to take a close look and discover the answer for yourself. Internationally-renowned consultant and Apple-Certified trainer Larry Jordan will take us on an in-depth tour of FCP X 10.0.9. Learn what you can, and cannot do with FCP X. Discover for yourself the speed, power, and flexibility that Final Cut provides for even the most demanding workflows. See new tools in action that help you work faster. And, if you've never seen Larry on stage, you are in for a treat - his demos are amazing! Plus, there will be time for questions and comments at the end.'

So get your questions ready for Larry!

The SuperMeet takes place on Sunday the 15th of September in the Winter Garden and Grand Ballroom at The Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky, Dam 9 1012 JS Amsterdam. Doors open at 16:00, presentations start from 19:00.

You can still get €5 off the ticket price by following this link €5 OFF SuperMeet 2013 Amsterdam.

It is also a good time to remind you of our great article that was written with Michael Horton and Dan Bérubé that looked back at how the creative pro user group meetings and SuperMeets started. 

Also on the bill for the evening are:

Alexis Van Hurkman and Marc-André Ferguson talking about Autodesk Smoke.

Al Mooney showing Adobe Creative Cloud Premiere Pro.

Mike Thornton will demo audio repair tools from iZotrope.

James Tonkin will show working with the Pocket & Blackmagic Cinema Cameras and DaVinci Resolve 10


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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

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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. 

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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.

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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