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New Media Management & Collaboration training for Final Cut Pro X

ripple media-management FCPX

Not the most whizz-bang of lessons, but essential information for all FCPX editors. Ripple Training has released a new set of tutorials on managing your media. We also have a 30% off coupon code!

There are lots of tutorials out there on FCPX, but they are mainly for the editing process itself or a custom technique. Media management is unsexy and companies will spend vast money on buying everything else in the video production process yet baulk at stumping up dollars to make sure their media doesn't go AWOL.

Thankfully Ripple Training has just released an inexpensive new tutorial for editors consisting of an 8 part lesson that runs 88 minutes on Media Management & Collaboration in Final Cut Pro X. Steve Martin sums it up niceley.

"With Final Cut Pro X's database driven approach to tracking Event and Project media, it is essential to understand where your media files are located; how transcoding affects your workflow; the potential pitfalls of handing off your project to another editor; what to do when your media goes offline and how to collaborate on a Storage Area Network (SAN). These are just a few of the topics we address in this nuts-and-bolts tutorial designed to keep your editing sessions running smoothly."

The tutorial is priced at $39.99 but FCP.co readers can get a 30% discount until the 15th of September by using the coupon code 'ripplemedia' It is an intermediate tutorial so you'll need to be comfortable with the interface & basics of FCPX already.

As always, Ripple Media have provided some extracts from the course so you can see exactly the level of information you'll get when buying the course. 

Modifying Event References


Preparing to Archive


Working on a Storage Area Network


Merging Events



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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. 

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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