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Win one of 5 copies of Idustrial Revolution's Volumetrix 2.1 light spill plugin for #FCPX


***Winners Posted***

Idustrial Revolution have updated their popular Volumetrix light spill plugin to give full compatibility with Final Cut Pro X. They have also given us five copies of their popular $49 plugin to give away.

There a a few plugins out there that will do volumetric lighting effects, but Volumetrix is slightly different. Traditionally, if you wanted to animate text on using a volumetric light spill effect, it was tricky to match up the rays with a mask revealing the object behind. Volumetrix automatically combines the two functions with one parameter making it quick to animate and easy to change duration. Many customers asked if all the presets from FCP7 could be made into different effects, this new version features all the 64 different styles, including transitions.


You are not limited to one wipe direction, the effect can reveal, conceal or just highlight text in any direction, 0 to 360 degrees. You get more than just rays too, a glow can be applied ranging from a subtle highlight to a massive ball of travelling light. Static or rotating glints can be added for that showbiz look. It's a great way to bring some life into boring text, stills or even moving video and priced at $49 it gives a lot of bang for your bucks.

Congratulations to the winners, the competition is now closed.


To have a chance of winning one of five copies of Volumetrix, each worth £49, all you have to do is Tweet the headline of the story. The easiest way to do this is by clicking the Tweet button on the top left of the article. Winners will be picked at random from the Tweets between now and Friday night, so get tweeting!

Volumetix 2.1 uses the plugin management system of FxFactory, the Volumetrix installer is included in the free download from Noise Industries. The plugin is not limited to FCPX either, you will be able to use the same licence in FCP 6&7, Motion 3,4&5, Final Cut Express 4 and Adobe After Effects 8 to 10.5


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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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