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Six months on from launch, we are ranked #1 in the FCP niche. We're after your feedback

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FCP.co is six months old today. We've come a long way, shot up the website rankings and expanded into new offices. We're after your feedback so please let us know how we're doing and what you'd like to see in the future.

The reason why FCP.co was created was the fact that we felt there wasn't a website that was offering the news and information about Final Cut Pro that we wanted. You could say we made it for ourselves :)

We have been a huge hit though and are now number 1 in the FCP traffic rankings in the UK according to Hitwise. We're working on the rest of the world! At the moment we have a variety of exciting expansion plans lined up for this year and with FCPX just around the corner we think the next six months are going to be even better.

We would like your help as feedback is vital to the growth the site. You can tell us what you like or don't like, suggest stories or send links and items you think our readers will find interesting. We are more than happy to reprint articles and commission custom articles. You can contact us by a variety of ways.

1) Leave a comment below.

2) Email editor(at)fcp(dot)co

3) Contact us on Facebook or via Twitter

4) Write to us at our new offices in the business village on the Staffordshire University campus in Lichfield.

We have made a few tweaks already to the site from the emails we've had.

You might have noticed the RSS option at the bottom of the LHS menu. You can now subscribe to the whole site or just a section in your desired RSS format. We are working on reformatting the 600 pixel wide content to 650 pixels wide for Google reader etc.

The top left of the masthead should act as one giant home button for ease of navigation.

We are working on our login system to allow comments without having to be a Facebook member.

So please let us know what you think, we would say 'buckle up' and enjoy the ride but somebody has already used that line!


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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.

FCP.co

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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