Today Future Media Conferences officially announced the seventh FCP Global Summit which will take place online in November 2021.

We have had a few indications of when, where and what, but today it has become official: The 2021 FCP Global Summit will take place online between the 8th to 13th of November.

The virtual event, produced by Future Media Conferences, is in association with Apple and OWC.

“The FCP Global Summit is designed for beginner-to-advanced users of Final Cut Pro and Motion, who wish to maximize their creativity and technical efficiency on Apple Pro Apps,” stated Future Media Conferences’ President and Co-founder, Ben Kozuch. “To maximize the experience, we’ve created a perfect blend of tech training, creative and business sessions, peer review, social networking and meetings with the Apple team.”

Of course, there will be many familiar faces presenting excellent sessions, covering editing and production topics for beginners to professionals. However, all eyes will be on the special Apple Day. 

The FCP Global Summit is also well-known for Apple Day—an exclusive opportunity for attendees to hear from and participate in discussions with the Apple team. The Apple team often uses the FCP Global Summit as their stage to make key announcements, show the latest features in Final Cut Pro, and take questions directly from attendees. Apple Day presentations will be live-streamed directly from Apple Park.

There are two different passes for the event. The free pass allows attendance to over 120 live sessions, the Apple day, participation in raffle drawings for FCP prizes and access to the event platform.

For a limited time, the $199 pass is discounted down to $149. That adds 90 day access to the recordings, access to the 'Best of FCPX' recording bundle and entry to the VIP raffle.

If you are interested in Final Cut Pro or video production from social media to broadcast and film, this is an event you will not want to miss, especially when attendance is free!

The speaker list is yet to be announced, but keep checking back as we will have more information 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.

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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