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Apple release Final Cut Pro 10.0.6 and Motion 5.0.5

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***Essential Apple update information now posted***

It was a day that started with with a few faux pas on tutorial videos and ended with not only new hardware, but the the update to FCPX we have all been waiting for. And what an update it is.

As we write, our Forum is alive with people posting about the release of 10.0.6 and of course we cannot forget Motion updated to 5.0.5. 

We have waited for it for a long time, but what an release, a lot of major features that were first hinted back at NAB in April. We can bet there is more under the hood too. Some users are reporting that it won't download on non Mountain Lion machines. We are currently downloading the two updates on a 10.8 machine but cannot load them on a 10.7 machine. No doubt the system requirements will become more obvious later.

One note here. As the earliest Mac Pros will not run Mountain Lion, this could mean that the latest version of FCPX will not run on them either.

Here is the link to the official Apple What's New in FCPX 10.0.6 page.

They have also updated the White Paper Final Cut Pro X for Final Cut Pro 7 Editors

Philip Hodgetts was lucky enough to have had a beta copy for testing his apps. He has a nice roundup of the new bits.

So let's take a quick look at the list of new features.

  • Expand multichannel audio files directly in the timeline for precide editing of individual audio channels
  • Unified import window for transferring media from both file based cameras and folders of files
  • Redesigned Share interface for exporting projects and range selections to one or more destinations
  • RED Camera support with native REDCODE RAW editing and optional background transcode to Apple ProRes
  • MXF plugin support that allows you to work natively with MXF files from import through delivery using 3rd prty plugins.
  • Dual Viewers (Yay!) each with video scope display, let you compare shots to match action & colour
  • Option to add chapter markers in the timelinefor export to video files, DVD and Blu-ray disc
  • Range selection now preserves start and end points in the Event Browser andd allows you to create multiple range selections on a single clip (Nice)
  • Paste attributes window lets you choose specific effects to copy between clips (even nicer)
  • Flexible Clip Connections allow you to keep Connected Clips in place when slipping, sliding or moving clips in the Primary Storyline
  • Add a freeze frame to your timeline with a singel keystroke
  • Drop shadow effect with intuitive onscreen controls to adjust position, edge falloff, angle and more
  • New controls for combining audio from multiple angles within a Multicam Clip
  • Compound Clip creation in the Timeline now saves the clip in the Event Browser for re-use in other projects
  • XML 1.2 featuring metadata import and export for richer integration with third party apps.


To put it short, one hell of an update. If you are in LA tomorrow, then the LACPUG will have Steve Martin and Mark Spencer talking about the new update.

Read this before updating

Apple have released a Knowledge Base article and it should be essential reading before anybody upgrades to 10.0.6

The article recommends backing up not only projects and events, but also the app as well.


Hot off the press too is the Red FCPX video. Here is the RED Plugin download link.





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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. 

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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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