Editing is a lonely business, us editors rarely mix so that's why we spend so much time on the internet! Want to hear five top editors talk about their hope for the new version, their concerns, and how they are preparing for the impending change in editing technology?

This thursday afternoon/evening is your chance at MacVideo Expo central London, June 9, at the Royal Society of Medicine, One Wimpole Street, W1G OAE. Entry is £10. Register here.

This section forms part of a bigger billing:

4pm Doors Open

Rickfilming4.15pm Rick's camera tips, filming on location and being prepared for whatever the client throws at you - Rick Young, Producer/Director





5pm Exhibitors' showcase; enjoy good food and drink; network and meet with colleagues and filmmakers

6.30pm Show Starts

* Discussion: preparing for Final Cut Pro X - a lifeline for making sure you don’t get caught out by the on-coming shift in editing technology

Headline Sponsor: Adobe - new features CS5.5


Guest Speaker: Guest Speaker: James Tonkin - Hangman Studios - director James Tonkin will share his approach and workflows behind several recent projects, including the specifics behind using DSLRs for a live 10 camera concert shoot and most recently filming with the Sony NEX-FS100 and PMW-F3. James has created documentaries, commercials and DVDs for a number of artists from Bjork to companies such as Jaeger and Coco De Mer. He has also directed music videos for Robbie Williams. James will share knowledge of working with Final Cut Pro including the recent addition of DaVinci's Resolve for colour grading.

8pm Break

* Headline SponsorAJA Video SystemsAJA and your Pipeline - Join Kevin King, AJA representative, for an exploration of the latest workflow enhancers from AJA.

From Acquisition to Edit and Conversion, AJA's updates and new products offer you a wealth of powerful tools. Ki Pro Mini, has gained new features for your acquisition needs for Apple ProRes workflows. KONA 3G enables 4K playout for the growing needs of high resolution camera capture and post workflows. The soon to be released FS2, offers double the conversion capabilities and Fiber connectivity for production and post workflows of all stripes, including Dolby E encoding and decoding options.

* Sponsor: AVID Media Composer 5.5 - Avid introduces new features of Media Composer 5.5. Presenter: Deepraj Sandhar

See Media Composer(r) 5.5 in action at MacVideo Expo. Discover features and workflows that actually accelerate your editing and see how Media Composer works with AJA Io Express and new format support with Matrox MX02 Mini. and learn about the PhraseFind dialogue search option and other productivity enhancing tools including new EUCON support for the Artist Series control surfaces.


* Guest Speaker: M dot Strange - the self taught 3D animator known for producing, We Are The Strange, a full-blown animated feature film, single-handedly! After 4 years of hard work M dot Strange will preview, for the first time ever, excerpts from his new movie: Heart String Marionette. M dot Strange is an animator, filmmaker and musician, and is regarded as having produced what would normally take a team of people months or years of work.

10:30pm Finish

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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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