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CoreMelt upgrade their plugins for FCPX and lower the price


CoreMelt Complete is now available for Final Cut Pro X and it's been reduced to half price. Also Red Giant show us why Magic Bullet won't be coming to FCPX just yet.

Two bits of news from two different FCP plugin companies.

First of all CoreMelt have upgraded their 'Complete' pack of plugins to be compatible with Final Cut Pro X. Not only have they added 8 new plugins to the pack but they have also halved the price from $399 to $199. The bundle is made up of 8 separate 'packs' designed to do different custom jobs in FCP or any of the other hosts that are supported including FCP7, Final Cut Express, Motion, Adobe After Effects and Premiere.

When we say plugins running in FCPX we actually mean that a plugin has been applied to a Motion template and those parameters have been published with the effect to Final Cut Pro X. Let's just say that again:

At the moment there are no visual processing plugins on the market running only within FCPX - they all use the Motion wrapper method.

This brings quite a few problems to plugin developers as currently you can only publish three types of parameters from Motion into FCPX. Those are sliders, check boxes and dropdown menus. So if a plugin in FCP7 uses a different control such as a file chooser for a slide show, you are not going to see it in FCPX until Apple allow plugins to run natively within the app itself.

The way FCPX and Motion hand off their media to plugins has obviously changed too with the new versions. This has bought quite a few bugs, we reported on this shrinking picture problem recently. Bugs have affected other companies too, Red Giant have had to postpone the launch of Magic Bullet for FCPX until this rather awkward bug has been fixed, Ahron Rabinowitz explains.

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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.

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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