We have been to the previous three and can tell you first hand, if you are interested in Final Cut Pro X, this is the event of the year to attend.

Future Media Concepts are again hosting a FCPX Creative Summit this year in Cupertino California. The event will take place over three days, November 16 to 18th 2018, and will consist of many sessions, an expo night and of course a trip to the Apple campus.

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Register for the 2018 FCXP Creative Summit.

Last year's summit was the first time any news about the FCPX 10.4 update was allowed to be published. So without predicting the future too far, we can probably say that attendees will be given a glimpse into any new features that might make it into 10.5.

We also saw the iMac Pro for the first time, it looked impressive playing unrendered 8K in an FCPX timeline. Will we see any new hardware? It would be an ideal opportunity to get a first look at the new modular Mac Pro. We can only hope!

However, the main reason to go is to learn from the many FCPX professionals that will be presenting at the conference during the packed session schedule.

“FCPX Creative Summit is designed for intermediate to advanced users of FCPX and Motion, who wish to maximize their creativity and efficiency to achieve high-end visual results” stated Future Media Concepts’ President and Co-founder, Ben Kozuch. “To enhance the experience, we’ve created a perfect blend of training, expo and social networking, including working closely with Apple to host a day at the Apple Campus with the FCPX Product Team.”

This year, things are slightly different, one bit of good news is that the price has been reduced! 

FMC has lowered the cost from $1,095 for new attendees to $895. Alumni will still have access to a discount of $100, bringing their cost to $795. Alumni should contact Daniel for the discount, there is an email link on the registration page.

A $45 pass is available for those wishing to attend the Expo event only. The evening event will have vendors showcasing FCPX products and it's also a great opportunity to catch up with all the attendees and presenters. Hopefully Dylan from Stupid Raisins will be baking his cookies live at the show again! 

Also different this year, attendees will not book the Juniper hotel with FMC. Instead, there will be a link on the website for attendees to book at a discounted rate of $149, which is also $50 cheaper/night than last year. (Link not yet live.)

jeff robin fcpxJeff Greenberg, Program Manager on the left with presenter Robin Moran outside the Juniper Hotel

So get booking, we thoroughly recommend attending the summit!



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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.

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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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