final cut library manager 3 fcpx

Timothy Armes from Arctic Whiteness has been in contact to tell us about the new version of Final Cut Library Manager. Now at version 3, the app is a great way to organise libraries and free up disk space.

We have watched the progress of FCLM since its launch. The popular app lets you look at all your FCPX libraries in one window with their associated optimised, proxy and render files. A lot has changed in version 3, so before we go into the different purchase methods and new features, let's take a look at the new €20 Final Cut Library Manger in action:


The first big change is the way that you can buy FCLM. Timothy explained:

"We wanted to give our users the ability to buy, or not, the new features while still being able to benefit from other improvements and bug fixes. We have therefore decided to change our license system:

Final Cut Library Manager may be downloaded free of charge and includes all the basic features that were previously available in the previous trial version.

Users can buy the “Advanced License”, still at €19.90, which is the equivalent of the previous paid version. Those with existing licenses will be upgraded to this new version for free.

Users may also choose to buy two new options, at €3 each. To thank our existing users we’re even offering them one for free too."


The new features included in the free upgrade to FCLM 3 are:
  • Visualise and filter on libraries that are currently open in FCPX.
  • Filter your libraries by those that have alerts (missing files etc.)
  • A cleaner look and feel.
  • Various bug fixes and performance improvements.
  • Compatibility with FCPX 10.2.3


The new optional extras:
  • Option Duplicate/Move/Delete for copying, moving and deleting your libraries directly within Final Cut Library Manager. This option is offered for free for those who have purchased version 1 or 2.
  • Option Exports for accessing your exported media with a click.



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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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