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Replay the FCPX demos from FCP Exchange Session 2

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Yes more great FCPX demos to watch and more coffee to be drunk this morning!. FCP Exchange continued on March 5th at Abel Cine in Burbank. The second session of the Final Cut Pro X workshop series featured collaborative workflows and shared storage solutions. The day included sessions from Apple (which was private for the crowd) Quantum, Softron, Blackmagic, and editors Charlie Austin, Patrick Southern and David Tillman. Great viewing!


We start with a quick roundup of what was to come during the day from Sam Mestman and Andy Shipsides from Abel Cine.


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One that we enjoyed watching (and to be honest it delayed posting this article) was from Charlie Austin. He discusses trailer editing with FCPX and looks at comparative features with other NLEs. Very interesting as Charlie has knowledge across most NLEs, this is a very balanced argument for FCPX.


On to long-form work with Final Cut Pro X and this next presentation is just as interesting & informative. Archival and media sharing was key during the “Challenger Disaster: Lost Tapes” documentary for National Geographic. Patrick Southern & David Tillman explain. You may recall we featured the documentary in this exclusive FCP.co article by David 'How I learned to stop worrying and love Final Cut Pro X.'


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 Sam Mestman presenting.


Next FCPWORKS’ own Sam Mestman shows off the workflow he’s using on “Off the Grid” an indie pilot. The workflow leans heavily on the Jellyfish, the brand new high-performance NAS unit from LumaForge that was designed by Mestman himself.


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Softron's MovieRecorder on display.


Softron’s Michael Rosenow gave a sneak peek of the company’s brand new product M||Replay, which enables a Mac to capture and replay live streams. Again, we're the first to show this right here on FCP.co. Softron to preview 4 channel Mac based replay solution M|Replay at BVE


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Quantum’s Solutions Architect Nils Carson offers a free-form Q&A session with the audience to determine best possible solutions for a variety of shared workflows and storage environments.


Blackmagic’s resident expert colorist, Moritz Fortmann gives a special color grading and round-tripping master workflow in Resolve 12.


Finally the day’s session wraps up with a special NAB preview from Kevin Bailey, assistant editor for “Whisky Tango Foxtrot.” Read his workflow on the film right here. Philip Hodgetts offered a sneak preview of a new feature for Lumberjack System (which will be revealed online at NAB).


FCP Exchange @ NAB 2016 is next in the series calendar April 18-19th at the Rainbow Room in the Renaissance hotel, next to the Las Vegas Convention Center. The full session schedule and registration details will be available soon here at FCP.co and at FCPExchange.



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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

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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.

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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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