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The first FCPeXchange held at the weekend was a great success. Good speakers and a good turnout. Promoted by FCPWORKS and FCP.co, we thought we would publish a few pictures of the event.

Great to see Final Cut Pro X getting some attention in Los Angeles which traditionally is a very, very Avid oriented city.

The first FCPeXchange was held at AbleCine in Burbank on Saturday the 24th of October and was received so well that the second event is already in planning for January. 

No videos yet, we hope to have them posted exclusively on FCP.co by the end of the week. We do however have a set of photos to show how the event went.


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AbelCine's awesome camera and lighting gear showroom was the perfect location with lots of toys to check out during the breaks.


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Sam Mestman welcoming everybody to the first FCPeXchange.


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Marc Bach showed next generation FCPX organizational tips for narrative filmmakers and Automatic Duck's new FCPX-After Effects plugin


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Mike Matzdorff gave some best practices for high end sound and picture turnovers for FCPX editors.


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Sam Mestman demoed a wide range of new plugins and solutions including XEffects News Graphics, Color Finale and SliceX, the merits of X2Pro and the brand new Tangent Element mapping for FCPX he just finished working on.


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Philip Hodgetts helped close out the show with a demonstration of power of Lumberjack System and metadata- with tons of Q&A from the crowd all along the way.


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In addition to the recording going on in the presentation theater- a hot off the production line Ursa Mini 4K EF from Blackmagic with a 50mm Canon Cine Prime was used to capture the event.


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Greg & Philip talking about the Lumberjack system.


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The first FCPeXchange was a great success, the second event planned for January will be announced soon!



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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.

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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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