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Apple to take over the SuperMeet to show us the new Final Cut Pro


It started with a tweet from @editorslounge and by the end of the day had grown into the biggest piece of Final Cut Pro news since Larry Jordan dropped his jaw.

Make a date in your diary for next tuesday April 12th because if your work includes using Final Cut Pro then things are about to change.

We thought something was a up a day or two ago but couldn't quite peg what was going on. The tweet was the final piece in the jigsaw puzzle that gave us the news that the new Final Cut Pro will be demoed for the first time in public at the SuperMeet. Was it leaked on purpose by EditorsLounge? Only they know. They were also a lot braver than we were by sticking their head above the parapet.

The story then grew. On Twitter is was being reported that Apple had taken over the entire SuperMeet and that Avid had pulled out anyway. Looking again at the original tweet it says that the event will be held at the Aria, not Bally's. It sure looks like the Aria has enough room for a lot of prospective SuperMeeters.

More rumours and tweets which can be nicely summed up here, including the cancellation of 5D God Philip Bloom. I was looking forward to a Vegas Strip timelapse too.

The rumours are going to continue no doubt right up to the event or when Apple or the SuperMeet organisers advertise what is really going on.

Somethings to think about though:

    What happens to all the presenters that have been booked? 
    People have bought the tickets on the basis of seeing the speakers, probably be more interested in FCP though
    Will the live feed still go ahead?
    Will the raffle still go ahead?
    Will it be called the FCPSupermeet like it used to?
    Will somebody do a Hitler's downfall video?  "What Avid pulled out too? Dam them!"

    More information when we know it.

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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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