We have liked LumaFusion since its release, but now a new feature has turbocharged the iOS editing app into a very capable, collaborative editing tool.

Luma Touch has updated the popular iOS editing application LumaFusion to version 2.3. Priced at $29.99 it is available for download in the Apple App Store now.

The strength of this app just seems to grow and grow and with the news of Apple Silicon in new Macs, we could see LumaFusion being used side-by-side with Final Cut Pro X.

New features in 2.3 include Multiselect directly in the timeline, Cut/Copy/Paste clip in and between timelines, pasting attributes to multiple clips at once, and a deep integration with the review and approval platform, Frame.io. 


If you watch the video, you'll see that you can upload ProRes media to Frame.io from FCPX. Then you can download the proxies into LumaTouch. You will of course want to do an edit, then when happy, export an XML out of LumaTouch. This XML will then relink to the ProRes files in Final Cut Pro X. 

This surely is the Holy Grail of mobile editing.

Being able to seamlessly get media onto the iPad for a client, producer or even yourself to edit with and then being able to get the edit back into FCPX with a couple of clicks - Well, we will let you go through the possibilities, we are thinking of editing sitting around a pool with a G&T.

We are a day late with this story as we wanted to check we had got our facts right about the roundtripping with Final Cut Pro X. We have checked, it is correct, but would really like to hear in the comments below from anybody who is using this workflow.

Exciting times.

New Features & Improvements


  • Select range with handles in timeline navigator;
  • Lasso-select in the timeline;
  • Tap individual clips to add and remove from selection;
  • Drag multiple clips in the timeline;


  • Cut, copy, and paste within a project and between projects;
  • Copy attributes from one clip to many selected clips;
  • Quickly change presets (transitions, titles, effects) for multiple clips;


  • Browse Frame.io media within the library;
  • View, reply, and add your own Frame.io comments directly in LumaFusion
  • Drag-and-drop Frame.io media to the Timeline;
  • Upload LumaFusion rendered projects with comments to Frame.io and then receive replies directly in the LumaFusion timeline.
  • Add comments offline and they'll sync automatically when you're connected to Frame.io


  • Keyboard shortcuts for different language keyboards
  • Added more resolutions and aspect ratios for editing screen recordings from iPhones and iPads
  • Movies exported to Photos are now added to a LumaFusion Movies album for easier management
  • Dozens of additional UI improvements


  • Export to Photos -1 error for some exports
  • Improved stability and performance


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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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