With less than two weeks before the start of the FCP Global Summit, we thought it would be a good idea to take a look through the schedule and highlight a few interesting sessions we hope to attend


Having said that, they will all be good and we will try to watch as many as we can, there is always something to learn.

Don't forget to register (It's free) for the FCP Global Summit here. The summit runs from Monday November the 8th to Saturday November the 13th.


Friday 12 of November - Apple Day!

FRIDAY 12pm EDT I think we have to kick-off with the possible highlight on Friday, Knut Hake talking about the Netflix Original vampire thriller in the air, Blood Red Sky. Two things to do before hearing from Knut. First of all watch the movie on Netflix and then have a read of Oliver Peter's article on how the film was made with Final Cut Pro.

FRIDAY 1PM EDT Apple present 'What's New in Apple Pro Video'. Expect to see FCP 10.6 running on the new MacBook Pros. Cinematic Mode and of course the new tracking in FCP will also feature. Maybe we will see Motion and Compressor demoed as well. Remember, the Apple presentation will not be available afterwards, miss it, miss out!

FRIDAY 2pm EDT The session after that is an OWC solutions demo. Not only do you have OWC CEO Larry O'Connor, but you also have Jen Soule and Sam Mestman presenting. New products maybe?

There's also a couple of sessions in the evening that look to have an Apple involvement. Keep an eye on those.


Monday 8th of November is a 'New to me' day designed as an introduction to the Pro Apps.

1pm EDT Mark Spencer kicks off his run of presentations with 'Motion in Just Minutes: How to Get Started Under 10 Min'. If you have never used Motion and wanted to give it a go, this presentation will be ideal.

8pm EDT  We will be tuning in for Mike Matzdorff and his session '“The FCP Mindset” for the Track Based Editor.' He's got a lot of NLE knowledge, Hollywood credentials and a great sense of humour.


Tuesday November the 9th moves on to the art in editing and also the two 'tracks' of sessions start.

1pm EDT Audio is often the poorer half of production, so good to see Charlie Austin presenting 'Getting People to Sound GREAT in FCP'.

2pm EDT Straight after that, we will be flicking the remote control over to watch Sam Mestman present 'Blueprint for a Micro Budget Feature'. 

7pm EDT Summer Stories in Chicago with Vince Vaughn. The key is in the title here. We are looking forward to hearing from this Hollywood actor and producer on being involved with making films on a much smaller scale, but still with a lot of passion for storytelling.

8pm EDT Later in the day, the leading lady of Motion, Jenn Jager makes her Summit debut with 'Motion: Animation Made Easy with Behaviors'.


Wednesday 10th of November is all about Mobile, lots to choose from here.

7pm EDT Antipodean (He's going to be up early!) Lee Herbet will present 'From iPhone to FCP: How to Start on Your Phone and End on Your Mac'. Even more important with the iPhone 13 Pro out now.

8pm EDT Following that will be Nick Harauz with a topic that doesn't get much of a mention, but is essential for social media - 'Designing Vertical Video'.

9pm EDT Another mention here to one half of the Ripple team, Mark Spencer who is presenting 'Working with iPhone HDR in Final Cut Pro'. As we think Dolby vision is THE mastering format for the future, we will be watching.


Thursday 11th of November is a day focused on pros. 

12pm EDT Thursday starts with Cirina Catania 'FCP for Non-Editors: For Producer's Eyes Only' It will be interesting to get a different perspective on FCP.

8pm EDT The organiser of the program, Jeff Greenberg will present 'These Shots are Never Going to Match!' We know he likes a challenge when it comes to colour correction and from a recent Skype call, we know Jeff is going to have to use all his colour correcting knowledge on this one. 


Finally, Saturday 13th of November is about Career, Social and Community

2pm EDT We will be watching Bethany Grayton present "How to Build Traction on Youtube". Don't forget to like, comment and subscribe!

7pm EDT Brings in Robin Moran from Indonesia with "How to Overcome Workflow Anxiety?." Lessons to be learned post Covid.

9pm EDT How to Give Great Feedback - Working Well in Creative Collaborations will be hosted by Steve Douglass, Vince Vaughn and Jeff Greenberg. 

10pm EDT Saturday Night Wrap-Up Party!


Some great sessions to attend during the week, but you do have to register. See you there!


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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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editblog replied the topic: #117079 29 Oct 2021 15:11
Why you blur my face out? 🤷‍♂️🙂
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peteramwiggins replied the topic: #117080 29 Oct 2021 15:22
Since you've put a complaint in (blame the pretty terrible tilt shift controls in photoshop) I've made a new image with less blur
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editblog replied the topic: #117081 29 Oct 2021 15:22
Why you blur my face out? 🤷‍♂️🙂
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JoeEditor replied the topic: #117088 30 Oct 2021 09:29
I heard that FCP is the second most used NLE in the universe, and the first most used is iMovie. Then I woke up with the worst vodka hangover ever...
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marconoe replied the topic: #117252 05 Nov 2021 00:48
Hi Peter thanks for this article I didn't even know there was a summit! Have you managed to download the app yet...apparently there was meant to be an announcement today but all I got was another invite to register.. I'm probably just being too eager :)
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funwithstuff replied the topic: #117342 08 Nov 2021 08:27
Peter, I think you might have forgotten to mention my talks? :)

I'm clashing with Jenn Jager on Tuesday night, but I have another session about Keynote straight afterwards which should have some tricks most people don't know.